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

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

The water restoration may involve:

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

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

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

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

Window Leaks Can Mean Double Water Damage to a Concord Property

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Homes Expertly

Dramatic architectural details poorly installed or maintained translate to the risk of structural damage both in and outside your home. Leaky windows allow water to enter your house and infiltrate siding and insulation. It would be best to have the restorative touch of SERVPRO to bring them back to preloss condition.  

Window frames and the surrounding interior and exterior structures show severe signs of water damage to your Concord residence. Driving rains leak inside, and water seeps under the siding at a variety of weak points. We stand ready to assess the problem and provide reliable solutions to reverse the damage.  

Ill-fitting windows allow water to soak through the window sills and trim. Inside your home, this spreads to the surrounding wallboard, furnishings, and floor coverings. SERVPRO’s water damage team arrives and gets immediately to work extracting water and setting up air movers to dry out the affected areas. Careful examination of the structural materials indicates whether a thorough drying will suffice or if sections of trim, drywall, or carpeting require removal and replacement. We look for buckling and warping with wood or drywall and the risk of mold or delamination with carpeting to help make the decision. Our aim is always to restore rather than replace, but we discuss all options with you as we complete the work. Your wishes are followed.

Outdoors, wrongly installed windows funnel water under siding and trim. The window frames potentially pull away from the exterior, increasing the flow of water that now saturates insulation. SERVPRO identifies the problem, costly to repair and hazardous to the integrity of your home. Our technicians train regularly to sharpen their skills in drying out either exterior or interior areas of your home. 

Troubleshooting installation mistakes or material failures ensures SERVPRO makes the recommendations that avoid future water incursion. Our staff finds the weak seals, loose or missing flashings, or incompletely attached or sheathed joints between the windows and your building’s framing. The professional and practiced eye of an experienced IICRC and trained water damage technician provides the information necessary to resolve the window installation issues. 

Work with SERVPRO of Concord to solve all manner of water damage issues. Contact us 24/7 at (603) 225-2825 to schedule an inspection.

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

5/23/2021 (Permalink)

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

Storm Water or Appliance Leakage Both Require SERVPRO Restoration to Salvage Carpeting

Dishwashers are a wonderfully convenient household appliance, but as with any such device, there is always the risk of the dishwasher breaking down and causing a flood in your kitchen or utility room. Groundwater from storms is a dirtier flood to deal with but occurs less often.

Following flood damage in your Concord home, saving your carpet is a priority. After all, carpet is expensive to replace, and you want to avoid paying out for a new one if at all possible. SERVPRO is on hand to dry and restore your carpet – we aim to make it “Like it never even happened.” Contaminated carpets filled with dirt, bacteria, waste from flooding require a more complex inspection and treatment.

Carpet delamination is a real risk if your dishwasher floods in a carpeted area. To understand carpet delamination, we need to know the construction of a carpet. The carpet has a primary backing and a secondary backing. The secondary backing is the one that is in contact with the floor underneath. Typically, soaked carpets and padding from groundwater flooding require disposal and thorough drying of the floor base.

Delamination occurs when the primary backing becomes separated from the secondary backing. There are several causes of delamination, including poor quality manufacturing and improper installation. Another reason is flood damage. Water might cause the bonding glue to break down and the two backings to separate. 

Drying carpet as quickly and as thoroughly as possible is necessary to lessen the risk of delamination. SERVPRO technicians are equipped to deal with the results of a dishwasher flood and dry the surrounding area effectively. Our technicians can also extract water post-storm to reduce lamination effects.

Our IICRC-certified professionals have free-standing, truck-mounted, and submersible pumps on hand to remove water from the flooded area. Extraction is more efficient than drying, so it is essential to spend plenty of time on this stage to hasten the drying process. 

There is also a risk of delamination if the wet carpet is handled too roughly. You can rest assured that our team takes the greatest care during the extraction process to minimize the risk of damage to your carpet. We also make several passes with the appropriate extraction tool because we know that extracting as much water as we can shorten the drying time.  

After extraction, we position air movers and dehumidifiers around the area to evaporate water from your carpet and bring down the humidity in the surrounding air. If the storm dictated that the carpet was not salvageable, our techs can prep the sub-base and disinfect all exposed areas.

If you are concerned about the state of your carpet after a storm or a broken appliance, give SERVPRO of Concord a call at (603) 225-2825 for assistance.

Concord Residents Can Avoid Health Hazards with Expert Fire Damage Restoration

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is SERVPRO a Reliable Water Damage Restoration Company in Concord?

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

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

When Your Office needs Water Damage Restoration, Call SERVPRO

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

SERVPRO's Water Damage Restoration Process

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

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

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

Fire restoration for a Concord home? Call SERVPRO

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

kitchen with tan walls and white ceiling covered in soot damage SERVPRO can complete fire damage restoration when your home experiences fire and soot damage.

Concord Residents Trust SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration 

With an estimated population of nearly 44,000, Concord is the third most populous city of New Hampshire. The town was incorporated in 1733 and is home to some of the fascinating historic architecture. Concord is the home to the oldest state house where the legislature still meets in the original chambers, designed way back in 1815. Concord gained prominence throughout the 18th century, and one can still see the houses from the period in the north end of Main Street. The city quickly gained fame for its quality furniture, artisans, and granite quarries. Modern Concord is the center of health care, with many insurance companies calling it their home.

A notable building in the city is the Eagle Hotel on Main Street. This iconic hotel has been a landmark for Concord since its inauguration in 1827. US President Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Harrison, and Rutherford Hayes all have been guests in this picturesque hotel. Phenix hall is yet another impressive piece of architecture in downtown Concord. However, the old building was severely damaged and replaced by a new structure in 1893. The hall is often used as a multipurpose auditorium for political speeches and rallies, state fairs, and theatre productions. Notable speakers at the hall include Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.

Tee off at the Beaver Meadow Golf Course

The Beaver Meadow Golf Course is considered to be one of the oldest courses in New England. The golf course is a pleasure for novices and professionals alike. The course has everything from sand traps, fairways to water hazards to let you test and improve your game. You can walk as you play or even rent a cart in this beautiful course located in one of the most picturesque backdrops NH has to offer.

Check out some other sites while you are here.

  • The SNOB (Somewhere North of Boston) Film festival started in 2002-offers local filmmakers a stage.
  • Capitol Center for the Arts
  • New Hampshire Historical Society
  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is a beautiful science museum named after Christa McAuliffe, who lost her life during the 1986 space shuttle challenger disaster, and Alan Shepard, the first American in space.

SERVPRO can provide a full-service fire and smoke damage restoration

Having your home in Concord damaged by fire can be a devastating blow to any homeowner. Here are some initial steps you can take to begin the house fire cleanup process.

  • Contact a professional fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup company.
  • Have SERVPRO assess the fire and smoke damage once the firefighters leave.
  • Make sure that you are keeping your insurance company in the loop regarding the fire damage event.
  • Maintain a detailed record of everything you do during the restoration process.
  • SERVPRO can liaise with your insurance adjuster to simplify and assist with the claims paperwork.

SERVPRO professionals arrive after the firefighters leave the premises, typically within four hours. Our experienced technicians have years of experience restoring fire-damaged homes. We follow the guidelines of the IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. We use cutting-edge equipment to mitigate fire damage problems from smoke damage to deodorizing. Leave the fire damage restoration process to the professionals.

Call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for reliable and efficient fire damage restoration services for your Concord property.

How Can Property Owners Dry their Homes After Water Damage Takes Place?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO has the proper equipment needed to fight against water damage in your Concord home. Call on our experts for assistance.

They Can Hire Reliable Restorers Like SERVPRO to Perform Water Damage Restoration in their Concord Homes 

When you have an unexpected leak in your property, it is essential to act fast. Water can cause damages such as mold growth, odors, peeling paint, and warping of wooden floors. To avoid these damages, hire a reputable restorer like SERVPRO, who can get your property to its preloss state, “Like it never even happened.”

Can SERVPRO Restorers Work with my Insurance Company?

We can work with your insurer during the process of water damage restoration in your Concord residence. Our friendly and highly trained restorers offer a contents claim inventory service (CCIS). This involves taking an inventory of the contents in every room, including taking pictures and barcoding in some cases. Our CCIS offers an accurate report, the value of contents detailed, and a preloss list. To prevent your water damage claim from being denied, make sure you do the following:

  • Maintain repair records
  • Understand the coverage on your policy
  • Provide detailed evidence

Can Restorers Dry Moisture on my Wooden Floor?

We have access to state-of-the-art equipment and tools that we use to extract moisture in hard-to-reach areas. We can use portable electric heaters to heat the wooden floor. Heating materials or surfaces with moisture increases the rate of evaporation, leading to faster drying.

If you want water damage restoration done right and on time, contact SERVPRO of Concord immediately. We respond fast and begin restoration immediately. Call us today at (603) 225-2825. 

How Can Property Owners Perform Mold Removal in Bow Properties?

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

Mold in window Don't let mold take over your home. Contact our certified professionals right away at (603) 225-2825.

They Should Let Certified Restorers Like SERVPRO Handle Mold Removal in their Bow Properties

A mold infestation in your property can cause health effects. To ensure effective mold removal, you need to call a professional restorer with the right equipment, tools, and products to handle the task. At SERVPRO, we have successfully handled thousands of mold removal projects using our special skills, equipment, and products.

If you do not perform mold removal in your Bow property, mold spores can spread to the unaffected areas and build colonies. To avoid that, we contain the contaminants from spreading using a polythene film. There are three different levels of containment including:

  • Source containment
  • Local containment
  • Full-scale containment

After containment, our technicians begin removing the mold using advanced products. Our team of highly skilled technicians can use sporicides to clean the affected area effectively. The product is effective in controlling fungal and bacterial spores on surfaces.

We can dry your property effectively to avoid mold growth from recurring. We can use axial air movers to increase airflow in the property. 

Mold growth occurs within a brief period and should be handled on time. Contact SERVPRO of Concord to get your property to its original state “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us at (603) 225-2825.

Speedy Restoration When Storm Flood Damage Occurs in Concord Homes

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians You need expert assistance for any level of flood damage in your Concord home. Call SERVPRO today for help.

Let Professional Restorers Like SERVPRO Handle the Storm Flood Damage in Your Concord Home

Concord is the county seat of Merrimack County and the capital city of New Hampshire state. It is home to a population of 42,695, according to the 2010 census. In 2019, the U.S census department estimated that the city had a population of 43,627.

Concord was initially settled in the village of Penacook, the city’s limits at the northern boundary. The city is hosts several institutions, including:

  • St. Paul’s School
  • A two-year community college
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • New Hampshire Fire Academy
  • New Hampshire Police Academy

The city is also home to the resting place of the 14th President of the United States, Franklin Pierce.

Sites of Interest in Concord

The city is rich in various cultures and arts that help residents and tourists learn the region’s history. Some places to visit include:

  • New Hampshire State House: Located at North Main Street, the building is the state capital of New Hampshire. It is the oldest state house across the U.S that architect Stuart Park designed and built between 1815 and 1818. It houses the Executive Council, New Hampshire General Court, and the Governor.
  • The Eagle Hotel: A well-known hotel where presidents such as Benjamin Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant, and Rutherford Hayes dined. Franklin Pierce also spent the night in the hotel before his inauguration. In 1961, the facility closed down.
  • Beaver Meadow Golf Course: The golf course is in Concord’s northern part. It is among the oldest golf facilities in New England. Apart from the golf course, the city is also home to other sporting venues like Memorial Field and Everett Arena.
  • Walker-Woodman House: The oldest two-story building in the city that was constructed between 1733 and 1735. The house was built to host Reverend Timothy Walker.

Flooding in Concord City 

The city has faced several flooding cases, but the most recent one is the November 2006 flooding. Several streets and highways flooded, leading to the closure of many roads. Poor drainage caused most of the flooding after heavy rains that fell for about 18 hours.

The floodwater destroyed several homes, and those in Harrisburg received the most significant damage. Experts estimated the total damage to be over $6.5 million. When flooding occurs in homes, reassurance comes from hiring competent restorers.

How do SERVPRO Restorers Extract Moisture During Flood Damage Restoration?

Reliable restorers, like SERVPRO technicians, aim to minimize damage to prevent the property owner from facing costly repairs. To achieve this, we use hi-tech equipment and tools, and innovative techniques during our restoration process.

We can use borescopes to assess the intensity of the damage in cavities like ductwork and telecommunication chases that can be costly to repair. The equipment is useful since it can:

  • Access hard-to-reach areas easily.
  • Record still images and take video.
  • Minimize blind wall demolition.

Moisture trapped behind walls can cause mold growth, odors and can jeopardize the structure’s stability. To avoid this, our restorers can use structural cavity drying equipment to access the moisture without destroying your walls. We can drill small holes through the walls for the drying equipment to access the moisture.

The sooner you take care of flood damage, the lower the restoration costs. Contact SERVPRO of Concord to get your home to its preloss state, “Like it never even happened.” Our 24-hour hotline is (603) 225-2825.

Bow Residents Trust SERVPRO For Professional Fire Mitigation

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of fire damage. Call us today, we are always available.

Bow Properties Get Fire Mitigation Support From SERVPRO

Articles within a home get affected by more than the flames from a fire. The soot and smoke residues can cover objects and make them look like they have zero restoration potential when the opposite is true. 

SERVPRO techs handling fire mitigation in Bow homes know that looks can be deceiving when it comes to items covered in soot and smoke damage residues. The techs use their training to perform testing to determine the types of residues they are dealing with, so the best cleaning agents and methods get used. 

Several factors determine the outcome for items post-fire. The techs use different applications such as:

  • Agitation cleaning may use manual methods or machines
  • Chemical action cleaners usually solvent-based to loosen the grip that the soils have upon surfaces
  • Time-based cleaning agents that require a period of sitting on the residues to release them

SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 serves the local Bow community with all types of fire mitigation services. Through the use of their advanced training and equipment, the damage to the home is "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Brings Professional Water Damage Restoration to Concord

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technician You can count on our professionals with state of the art equipment to quickly restore your property so you can return safely after a fire incident.

Local Concord Residents Trust SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration

One of the biggest challenges for cleaning up water in a property is locating it. SERVPRO techs accomplish this by using equipment that detects moisture and devices that read heat signatures to determine cool areas that are likely places where water collected. 

When SERVPRO techs take on water damage restoration in Concord homes, the tracking of the water's migration path is a crucial part of the mitigation. After a roof leak, pipe break, or toilet backup, the water in the home can wind up in many places. The techs look for: 

  • Seepage under flooring or behind walls
  • Evidence of water stains or sagging sheetrock
  • Delaminated tiles 

The speed at which the restoration services begin has a direct bearing on the outcome for both the structure and contents, after handling any temporary repairs to halt further water from entering the property, such as found with a roof leak allowing rainwater into the home. SERVPRO techs often perform controlled demolition, removing only the damaged portion of building materials, leaving the rest of the structure intact. This technique saves property owners in terms of replacement materials. 

SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 handles water damage restoration of any size in Concord properties. 

SERVPRO Saves Local Concord Residents Possessions and Structures After Fire Damage

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

House fire If you need professional assistance with fire damage, Call in the experts at (603) 225-2825. We are always available to help you!

Property Owners in Concord Trust SERVPRO With Their Fire Damage Restoration Services

Everyone is alert during the holiday season to watch out for fires caused by improperly used lighting, candles left unattended, or Christmas trees that dried out. However, the season of winter carries with it several ways that cause fires in Concord homes. 

In many cases, fires get caused by structural issues and human error such as: 

  • Chimneys in poor condition with creosote buildup
  • Improper use of heating devices
  • Blocked or poor venting in smoke and hot-air pipes
  • Roof fires sparked from burning embers

Soft Coal Storage in Concord

Many Connecticut homes still rely on coal to heat homes; while this method has the potential to save money on heating, it also needs special handling for storage to ensure it is not a possible fire hazard. It is recommended that the bituminous (soft) coal get stored within non-combustible bins away from boilers, furnaces, and hot pipes. 

The Danger of Electrical Fires 

Nearly 51,000 homes across the United States have a fire caused by an electrical system. Some of these situations had the potential to get prevented. Concord homeowners should be aware of some early warning signs of a possible electrical fire, such as circuit breakers that trip repeatedly. If an outlet has visible charring or discoloration, it should not get used until it receives an industry professional inspection. Many homeowners that experienced an electrical fire stated that they smelled a persistent burning odor in their homes for a period before the fire occurred. Homes with outdated wiring or electrical panels should have them upgraded. 

Signs of Fire in Concord Homes

The early warning signs of a home fire before the flames are visible include the odor of smoke, and some residents reported popping sounds coming from the walls or attic area of their properties. If the door handle or door is hot, do not open it as it can create a rush of oxygen to an already burning fire and cause it to become more extensive and more hazardous.

What is the Best Way to Clean Fire Damage and Extinguisher Residues in Concord Homes?

Much like smoke residues require different cleaning applications depending on the type, the same goes for fire extinguisher residues. The cleanup in Concord properties post-fire damage is never a one-size-fits-all procedure. The mitigation needs to start quickly as the high acidic content of most types of extinguisher formulas can cause additional damage. 

SERVPRO technicians know that although the residues left behind by fire extinguishers have a similar look, they can differ in the needs for removal, and the techs test accordingly to ensure they know the type they are dealing with, such as: 

  • Monoammonium phosphate S
  • Sodium or potassium bicarbonate
  • Class D dry powder 
  • Class K wet chemical fire extinguishers 

The techs use several different types of cleaning methods to dry residues off surfaces carefully. This can be done using dry cleaning sponges to pick up both dry smoke and powdery residues. Wet smoke and residues usually require a solvent-based cleaning agent to release their grip on the surface.

Local Concord residents look to SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for their fire damage cleanup and restoration services. 

Enjoy Ice Skating at the Everett Arena in Concord

1/31/2021 (Permalink)

Concord skyline Water damage in your Concord home? SERVPRO can make it "Like it never even happened."

Concord Dwellers and Visitors Can Have Fun Ice Skating at the Everett Arena

If you are a fan of ice skating, you can enjoy the sport at the Douglas N. Everett Arena. The address is 15 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03301. The event takes place on January 31, 2021 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The event continues through March 12, 2021. For the duration of the ice skating season, the arena provides:



Stick practice

Public skating

Learn to play hockey

Skating lessons 

Travel youth hockey

High school hockey



Admission is six dollars for attendees aged 14 and above and five dollars for ages 13. Skate rentals are available for five dollars. Due to the uncertain times, guests are required to complete screening before entry. The main entrance is for entry only and the side doors are for exit. Every guest is required to wear masks and maintain social distancing even while on the ice. 

SERVPRO of Concord is happy to welcome you to the ice skating event at the Everett Arena. If you need water mitigation services for your Concord home, we are the right company to hire. Our restorers are experienced and we use advanced water restoration equipment. Call us any time at (603) 225-2825. 

Dog Owners in Bow are Welcome to the No Monkey Business Dog Training Video Workshop

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Dog sitting for a treat After a fire incident takes place. You can trust that your business is in good hands with the experienced technicians at SERVPRO.

Join Other Bow Residents in Learning How to Maintain Harmony and Safety in a Multi-dog Household

Dogs are fun to be with, but if you own over one, sometimes the fun can turn to chaos. As a dog owner in Bow, learning how to train your dogs to co-exist and create a safe and happy environment is vital.

If you are thinking of having over one dog or you already have multiple, it is advisable to attend the No Monkey Business dog video training workshop. The workshop informs pet owners how they can keep their multi-dog household happy and safe. Also, attendees can learn:

  • Multi-dog household management
  • Fun multi-dog games
  • Training exercises

Taking place on January 24th, 2020 via Zoom, attendees are expected to join the event by 11 AM. Those interested should expect the Zoom link and how to join instructions after registration.

SERVPRO of Concord humbly welcomes you to the Multi-dog household workshop event. We support enterprises that make these events possible. If you need commercial fire damage restoration for your Bow business, call our restorers at (603) 225-2825 to avoid costly repairs and restore your property in a brief period. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.  

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

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Responds Fast to Restore Concord Properties with Flood Damage

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

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

The history of Concord

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



Alewives

Salmon

Sturgeon



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

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

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

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

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

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

The city’s government

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

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

Sites of interest in Concord

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

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

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

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

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

Flooding events in Concord City

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

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

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

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



Gloves

Boots

Respirator



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

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

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

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

Learn About Concords History – Walking Tour

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

Enjoy a Burgeoning Arts Scene While Enjoying Concords Historical Walking Tour

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

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

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

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

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

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

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

Present Day Film Making Supports Local Concord Film Makers 

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

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

Service Clubs in Concord

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

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

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

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

Take in a Movie - Red River Theater

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

Visit the Granite Street Candy Shop

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

Visit Local Landmarks

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

Enjoy Local Entertainment

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

Walking Tours Are Great to Learn About Local History

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

SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bow Rotary Meets Virtually Every Friday

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

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

Events Supporting Bow NH Sponsored by the Bow Rotary

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

Bow Rotary Holiday Tree and Wreath Sale

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

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

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

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

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

New Hampshire (NH) by numbers

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

The Secret History of Concord 

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

Exploring nature in Concord and New Hampshire

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

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

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

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

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

Our services:

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

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

How Do Concord Storeowners Protect Their Merchandise After a Flood?

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

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

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



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

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

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

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

Restoration vs. replacement – what is the difference?

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

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

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

How do SERVPRO technicians know what to save?

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

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

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

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

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

Is there anything that SERVPRO cannot restore?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

Do wood floors dry quickly?

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

What equipment is useful for drying floors efficiently?

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

How can floors dry faster?

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

What other methods help to dry flooring?

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

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

Should I Spray Visible Mold Under My Sink With Bleach?

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on the ceiling of a home. Call SERVPRO for your mold issues today. We know what needs to be done.

If you find mold in your Concord home, you need professional remediation from SERVPRO technicians

Bleach is excellent for making dirty clothes white; however it is a poor substitute for professional mold remediation. In some cases, SERVPRO techs have found more significant damage done from the application of bleach, which is corrosive. Plus, the fumes from the bleach can remain, particularly in areas with poor ventilation, and irritate individuals with asthma or other respiratory conditions. 

How Do I Know Where the Mold Damage is Within My Home?  

There are sure signs to look for when you suspect mold damage is present in your Concord home such as:  

  • Musty odor  
  • Visible mold colonies  
  • Deterioration of sheetrock or other building materials
  • Water stains coming through walls or ceilings may harbor mold on the other side

Is There a Way to Remove Mold Colonies From Sheetrock?  

When a mold infestation establishes itself under a sink or other area, it can spread across sheetrock, a favorite consumable for mold, and the outcome is generally poor for the building materials. SERVPRO technicians disrupt the conditions allowing spore germination and mold growth by bringing the humidity levels inside the home to below 50%. 

Sheetrock that has mold growing on it needs careful removal. SERVPRO techs carefully cut away the deteriorated portions and leave undamaged sheetrock in place to minimize the number of repairs needed on the wall or ceiling. The insulation will also require removal and disposal. If mold is growing on the studs, the techs dry the area and monitor the air moisture levels carefully. Once the colonies dry, they are brittle and flaky. The techs remove them by hand with gentle lifting and the use of a hand vac with HEPA filtration to capture any airborne spores that get stirred up. The stubborn dried matter gets removed through the use of soda or ice blasting that removes it without marring surfaces.

When mold damage is the problem in your home, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825. The certified technicians have extensive experience in mold remediation and can assist in the cleaning and restoration of your property.

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What is the Best Local Water Removal Service in Concord?

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

A bucket in a living room catching dripping water. Regardless how the water gets to your Concord home, SERVPRO has you covered from start to finish.

The Most Effective Water Removal Service in Concord is SERVPRO.

Various unexpected problems could cause serious water issues in your Concord home.  Some of these are immediately noticeable, while others could take weeks or even months to make themselves known.  Catastrophic pipe ruptures, resulting from freezing pipes, are relatively common causes of standing water in your residence.  Leaky roofs and clogged gutters are others, less immediately noticeable sources of water problems.  Yet other culprits of such troubles are malfunctioning appliances and rusted out water containers.  That said, regardless of how the water got there, SERVPRO is uniquely skilled in removing it from your home, mitigating its impact, and restoring any resulting damage.

What Are SERVPRO’s Unique Qualifications?

We have built a strong reputation as one of the most trusted and highly effective Concord water removal services.  This is a testament to both our technicians’ advanced skills and dedication to customer satisfaction.  A few of our remarkable achievements and accolades are:

  • We have successfully served our neighbors for the past twenty-eight years and been recognized as one of the best-performing SERVPRO franchises in New Hampshire  
  • Our technicians have been widely recognized as water damage restoration specialists and are individually certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in water damage restoration, applied structural drying, applied microbial remediation, carpet cleaning, and rug cleaning
  • Customers have often praised us for how we never consider a job complete until they are pleased with the work we have performed
  • We have achieved perfect 5-star customer satisfaction ratings on both Facebook and Yelp Reviews

As you can see, our dedicated professionals have established an excellent rapport with those they serve.  Over the past twenty-eight years, they have become well-known as knowledgeable and trustworthy water removal and remediation experts.

How Does SERVPRO Remove Water from Properties and Restore It to Its Former Condition?

In dealing with your water problem, we follow a well-planned, time-tested process.  This process generally involves the following steps:

  • The initial contact stage, when we collect your contact details and ask several important questions about what may have caused your particular situation
  • Next, workers perform a thorough inspection of your home, locating and blocking the responsible water sources, identifying the contamination level of the water, and assessing your residence’s water-related damage
  • Then, they extract the standing water from your house with powerful pumps and extractors
  • Afterward, they move or otherwise protect your household contents from further damage
  • Then, we dry your residence with state-of-the-art dehumidifiers and monitor the drying process with moisture sensors and meters, as well as thermohygrometers   
  • Next, our technicians clean, disinfect, and deodorize all impacted surfaces using various cleaning methods and advanced chemical agent-aerosolizing foggers
  • Finally, if necessary, company workers remove irreparable structural elements, install new drywall, repair or replace floorings, fully reconstruct destroyed rooms or other parts of your home, and repaint walls and ceilings      

In following this procedure, performing both cleaning and rebuilding functions, and always trying to restore water-damaged materials first, rather than simply replacing them, SERVPRO saves you time and money.

What Are Some of the Special Advantages of Using SERVPRO?

There are several notable benefits of using our company.  These involve, among other things, our innovative service offerings, access to massive amounts of manpower, extensive arsenal of high-tech equipment, and meticulous methods.  The following are just some of the advantages of enlisting our help:

  • We enable you to establish an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) with us, so that we know crucial information about your property and can develop a clear plan of action before a crisis occurs
  • As a locally owned and operated franchise that is also affiliated with a large nationwide chain, we can draw on the manpower and equipment resources of 1,700 stores and be onsite quickly to solve your water problems
  • Our high-tech, commercial-grade equipment, like truck-mounted extractors, can successfully remediate your home even if your electric is off
  • We provide move-out services and temporary storage to protect your furniture and other possessions while we are restoring your residence  
  • Company technicians meticulously keep track of your household contents and expertly plan and monitor the drying process
  • Our staff, trained in insurance matters, handles all the insurance paperwork for you

In these ways, we take care of you from the beginning of the remediation process to its conclusion.  Ultimately, all of our efforts are focused on trying to eliminate as many of the headaches associated with your water event as we can.

So, whenever your home is affected by a water issue or you are preparing for one ahead of time, remember that your neighbors at SERVPRO of Concord can help.  Call us at (603) 225-2825 for assistance.

How Can I Recover Lost Documents From a Flooded Property?

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

Living room flooded with floating chair and no one above Document drying is a specialty service that could preserve precious or vital papers in your home.

Passports, Birth Certificates, and Other Documents Can Be Lost After Flooding. SERVPRO Offers Concord Residents Specialty Document Drying for Flood Damage Victims.

What documents can be recovered after flooding?
Many crucial documents are stored digitally, which can protect you should your Concord home become flooded. However, some essential paperwork may not have a digital backup or hold sentimental value. Many document losses from floods include legal paperwork, books, accounting, insurance documents, or identification. Emotional papers may consist of photographs, letters, and artwork. SERVPRO technicians are experts at restoring the contents and structure of a flooded home. We include specialist document drying among services. While it is not possible to reverse the water impact on paperwork, we can stop further deterioration through mitigation and advanced drying techniques. In some situations, these methods can return documents in a usable or workable condition providing that we are informed of the status with enough time to perform the necessary mitigation tasks.

How does document recovery work?
When there is flood damage in your Concord home, it is not only the contents and structure that is affected but everything that you collect over the years. We can control cost depending on the length of exposure, the value of the documents, and the type of water damage sustained; clean, grey, or black. Books that are damaged by clean water are often saveable, providing they are dried within the first forty-eight hours and have an exposure time of under twenty-four hours. We can offer Vacuum freeze-drying or vacuum thermal-drying, although these methods can be expensive and should be reserved for valuable documents. Communicating with us quickly about potentially relevant documents can aid the recovery process significantly.

Document drying is a specialty service that could preserve precious or vital papers in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 immediately to ensure that documents do not suffer irreversible harm.

Why Do I Need Help with Cleanup After a Fire?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

Hands holding home After a fire incident takes place. You can trust that your home is in good hands with the experienced technicians at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO’s Skilled Technicians Use Industry-Proven Methods at Your Concord Home to Execute Effective Fire Damage Restoration.

Any fire damage within your Concord property can bring about post-event residue and hazardous chemicals. Expert restoration services help clean these stubborn residues and ensure that your interior is left like before the fire incident. Our SERVPRO crew also takes future hazards such as mildew and mold growth into consideration, which might develop if any moisture lingers from first responders extinguishing the flames.

Why Can’t Fire Restoration Be a DIY Project?

There are several reasons that make skilled fire damage restoration in Concord better than do-it-yourself methods alone, including:

  • Industrial-grade vacuums pull up all traces of soot, smoke, chemicals, and ash.
  • Odor eliminators quell odorous particulates from burnt substances like wood, plastic, and other materials.
  • We perform a detailed inspection to help us identify and then safely remove any salvageable items for cleaning.
  • We know what items are beyond repair and dispose of them properly.
  • Controlled demolition using skilled building and reconstruction services allows us to replace any studs, drywall, window panes, and subflooring that had to get removed. 
  • Our fire and smoke damage restoration technicians take steps to secure any areas during the renovation by way of plastic sheeting or other protective measures.

Each of these aspects points to the utter importance of calling in the help of restoration pros whenever you have a fire, big or small, within your home. It is vital that you consider all of the hazards involved with fire cleanup and know that our crew always arrives wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Even a small kitchen fire extinguished quickly can leave behind odorous materials that bring a constant reminder of the incident. 

We are Faster to Any Size Disaster here at SERVPRO of Concord, and you can count on us for 24/7 emergency service should you require fire damage restoration. To have a crew deployed to your property, call us at (603) 225-2825.

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

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

flood in building Our crews understand how crucial immediate water extraction is to restoring your home quickly.

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

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

My Carpet is New – Can It Be Saved?

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

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

Furniture & Drapes

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

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

How Can SERVPRO Save My Eager Business Money On A Move-Out During Fire Damage Restoration?

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

An element of smoke/fire If you are concerned about fire damage to your business premises, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825.

Concord Business Owners Are Eager To Save On Costs

Concord business owners know how important it is to watch their budget in every area of business. A savvy CEO will look for the best ways to save on costs without compromising on quality to keep their business' accounts healthy. However, most people most likely do not consider the price of a fire in terms of lost working hours and damage to valuable equipment. A blaze can be costly for a business, so it is vital to get good value for money during the fire damage restoration process.

Fire damage restoration is a must for Concord business owners after a fire. It isn't easy to get business premises truly usable again without some help from the experts. SERVPRO teams are equipped with all the tools and training to handle any size of fire damage cleanup. Hiring a professional organization is one way to save money – we get your back on your feet and able to start earning again, faster.

One way we can help you with costs is by lowering the price of a move-out.

What is a move-out?

A move-out removes various items such as office furniture, equipment, records, and more, to a secure location after a fire. A move-out is not always necessary, but in some cases, it is the best way to clear space for restoration crews to do their job.

SERVPRO of Concord takes great care to monitor and log your inventory before moving, and to handle all items with the utmost care and attention. After all, broken items cost you money, so protecting each piece is vital.

How can SERVPRO help save me money on a move-out?

A move-out can add to the restoration fee, which is why we only use it as a strategy when necessary. However, even when a move-out is needed, we are always budget aware. Some things we can do to keep the cost down include:

    •    Cleaning items before moving them out to cut down on the labor cost of unpacking, cleaning, and then re-packing at the storage facility
    •    Storing some things on the business premises, if there are secure areas that are safe to use as storage, the overall labor and move-out cost is less
    •    Liaising with you and showing you your best plans and options, so you always know how your money is being spent and why

What does SERVPRO do after the move-out?

After the move-out, SERVPRO teams set to work cleaning and restoring your business premises to leave it “Like it never even happened.” For example, we:

    •    Use water extractors to remove water from fire-fighting efforts
    •    Utilize hand-cleaning, scrubbing, vacuuming, immersion, and spot cleaning to remove soot stains from everything including the walls, ceiling, furniture, and upholstery
    •    Send items out for deep or dry cleaning if necessary
    •    Assess paper files and records for damage, and use vacuum freezing to prevent further damage if needed
    •    Bring in air scrubbers and fogger to remove smoky smells and leave the building smelling fresh once more

What happens when it's time to move things back in?

When cleaning is complete, it is time to return your items to your business premises. Don't fret – when it comes time for a move-back, our teams will take excellent care of your contents and ensure their safe return. We start our move-back process by double-checking that your inventory is accurately logged. Then we load your items onto our trucks, secure them to prevent damage, and return them to your premises. If we have your permission, we can also take care of unpacking your items and returning them to their rightful positions.

We stay in touch with you, our staff at your premises, and, if necessary, your insurance adjuster to ensure a smooth and easy move-back.

Is there anything I can do in advance to prepare for a move-out?

It is always a good idea to prepare for a disaster. We recommend using the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) to stay one step ahead. ERP helps you complete a full assessment of your business premises and plan for potential emergencies. The free ERP app guides you through assessing your business and taking detailed notes about the premises.

You can include your fire damage plan and an inventory of your business items in your Emergency Ready Plan. You can also use it to establish SERVPRO as your go-to fire damage restoration experts so that you can contact us more quickly in the event of a blaze.

Planning with ERP means you and your staff know exactly what to do if a fire occurs, saving valuable time.

If you are concerned about fire damage to your business premises, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825.

Who Can Clean Up the Water from My Concord Home?

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

pipe spewing water Not all water damage is obvious like this pipe spewing water. Sometimes slow drips go unnoticed. Inspect your home often for signs of leaks.

Contact SERVPRO for All Your Water Cleanup Needs

Everyone encounters this issue at one time or another. Maybe it is a leaky pipe in your Concord home that was not too noticeable, and you just let it go because it did not seem like a big deal. But before you knew it, the wall and baseboard around it were discolored, and there was a moldy, damp smell that would not go away. After removing the water, what is the next step so that your home is as good as new? SERVPRO has the answer.

What can the experts at SERVPRO do to help you clean up the water problem?

Once there has been water damage in your Concord home, you might think that using conventional cleaning methods will eliminate any underlying damage; however, this is not the case because there are several steps to clean water damage thoroughly. We use the following processes:

Contents Restoration

We train the professionals at our company to restore what items they can rather than leave you to replace them. Some possessions are irreplaceable, such as photos and other family heirlooms. Our team knows how to remediate these situations. These experts will also monitor and keep records of the drying process, ensuring proper completion.

Odor Removal and Deodorization

Water damage can leave behind odors that are unwanted and unhealthy. Our experts can permanently remove these odors by using high tech equipment and leave your home smelling fresh. The machinery they use for these services is fogging equipment and air scrubbers, which effectively remove lingering odors from the air. The services to remove unwanted smells are deodorization and odor removal. These services take care of lingering odors that air fresheners barely cover or cannot cover at all.

Sanitizing Treatments

While all sanitizing treatments used depend on the extent and amount of water damage, you can be sure that they will ensure complete sanitization of your home. We offer the following deep cleaning treatments:

  • Disinfectant and Sanitizing Treatments
  • Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Treatments

The amount of water damage determines which services are needed to treat your home effectively.

Disposal

Since some items and materials are not reparable, our company offers a disposal service. They will remove irreparable materials and items under your and your insurance agent's supervision to ensure proper disposal.

So, for any water damage cleanup, be sure to contact our company. Your home is where you should be the most comfortable without worrying about water damage and the problems that come because of it. Make the call, and you will never regret contacting the professionals that treat your home as if it is their own. Do not delay, call (603) 225-2825 and talk to a SERVPRO of Concord specialist today.

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How Can Flood Damage in My Ceiling Get Dried?

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Tarp on roof No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

When roof leaks allow flood water to flow through your Concord home, our sophisticated tools and technologies can help to dry out this damage. 

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

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

How Do I Know Flood Damage Exists? 

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

  • Damp Spots
  • Dripping
  • Sagging Materials
  • Structural Collapse

What Emergency Services Are Necessary? 

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

What is a Controlled Demolition? 

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

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

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

How Do Ceiling Systems Get Dry? 

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

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

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

What Should I Do if a Fire Burns My Concord Ceiling and Attic?

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

burnt house interior If you ever notice that your attic got burned or smoke damaged after a fire, call SERVPRO.

For Fire Damage Mitigation Inside Your Attic in Concord Call SERVPRO

Once flames light up inside your Concord home, the heat will rise, and the blaze will start torching your building materials that are above the initial source. Commonly, an inferno can engulf the components that make up your ceiling, attic, and roof.

How can you tell what materials will have to be removed and what can be saved?

During every fire damage project in Concord, whether or not your structural components will have to be removed and replaced depends on how severely the item got burnt and how deep the charring went. Our SERVPRO technicians can conduct a thorough inspection of your building and determine which items we think we can save through sanding or sandblasting, refinishing, cleaning, and sealing. When the flames have consumed sections of your ceiling and made their way into your attic, we inspect the following building materials for issues:

    •    Acoustic Ceiling Tiles and Drywall- In most cases, if your ceiling tiles or drywall got anything more than just surface charring, the materials must be removed. In this case, we can remove just the burnt pieces of your ceiling and dispose of them in sealed plastic bags. If other parts of your sealing are coated in soot residues, then we can clean them with dry sponges or wet cleaning techniques.
    •    Insulation- If the insulation inside your attic got burned during the fire, in most cases, it must get removed. If your insulation is just smoke-damaged, it can be deodorized, but it is usually more cost-effective to remove and replace it.
    •    Trusses- When determining whether we can save your affected roof trusses or not, we follow the general quarter inch rule. If the charring is less than a quarter-inch deep, then we can sand down or sandblast the charring off. As a final step, we can then apply a specialized sealant paint to your entire attic to seal in any foul odors.

If you ever notice that your attic got burned or smoke damaged after a fire, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 24/7.

What Should I Do When Flooding Affects my Construction Site?

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians Call SERVPRO for any type of water removal and remediation efforts you need. We can get you back to work in no time.

SERVPRO is a Concord Restoration Service for Commercial Flood Damage and Loss Recovery.

What is Commercial Flood Mitigation?

A construction site can contain expensive equipment as well as metal and concrete building materials. When flooding occurs, this equipment is at a high risk of sustaining damage from water exposure, which could present itself as rusting or as mold damage to the building's structure. As a foreman, you may need to act quickly in the face of flooding by using a restoration service in Concord to avoid permanent losses to equipment or the structure itself. SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) can perform essential mitigation at a building site to ensure that damages to scaffolding, equipment, and concrete structures are kept to a minimum. We are available for emergencies twenty-four hours a day and, as a local service, can arrive on-site within four hours of notification of loss. 

How can you prevent rusting to metals during flooding?

Rusting of scaffolding or equipment and machinery can be an unfortunate by-product of commercial flood damage in your Concord building site. The most effective method of mitigation is to remove floodwaters using an electric submersible pump before establishing humidity controls to prevent the upper areas of the structure from adversely affected. By ensuring that the work-site is dry, we can perform the crucial steps to avoid water exposure from affecting metals. The next step is to ensure that corrosion does not occur by applying an industrial rusticide directly onto vulnerable materials to remain resistant to lasting damage. 

What steps can I take to avoid water losses at a construction site?

- Inventory any equipment that can be removed from the site before flooding occurs

- Use a restorer with access to external storage for any material that does get wet

- Dry out the affected area quickly and establish humidity controls

If flooding threatens the equipment and scaffolding of your construction site, contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825.

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

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

Burnt mansion interior after fire If your home still smells like fire damage even weeks later, give us a call today!

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

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

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

Why Does My House Still Smell Like Fire?

The malodor of burning plastics, wood, and other materials can linger in the air for weeks after a fire, and it could happen because:
• The malodor was not dealt with on a particle-level, using advanced equipment
• Putrid smells linger behind on the walls, and sealant paint is needed
• Bits of greasy soot may have been missed, trapping the odor

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

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

Our technicians have access to advanced equipment that can help reduce and remove lingering odors. We can:
• Use hydroxyl generators to eliminate volatile organic compounds from the air
• Use thermal foggers, to trap scent-causing particles and neutralize them
• Set up air scrubbers with HEPA filters to filter the malodor out of the particles in the air and trap them
• Use sealant paints

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

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

Who Assesses Odor Buildup in Concord Stockrooms?

6/21/2020 (Permalink)

business stockroom with shelves and boxes Many items can get damaged when your commercial stockroom suffers from water damage. Contact SERVPRO for water removal.

SERVPRO Technicians Are Experts at Finding the Source of an Unpleasant Odor and Performing Commercial Water Restoration in your Business.

Why Does My Stockroom Smell Musty?

The stockrooms and storage areas of Concord businesses can often suffer water-related problems over-time. Since these areas are infrequently visited and not open to customers, it may feel like there is less urgency when odors strike. Musty odors commonly occur as a result of water leaks or rainwater intrusion. The source of these damp spots may not be noticeable without a thorough inspection of the affected area. SERVPRO technicians can perform a professional inspection of your stockroom and put in place a drying strategy.

How can I remedy water odors on my business premises?

Reaching out to a commercial water restoration company in Concord can help you address your issue's root cause. Air fresheners may be a useful stopgap solution. These need changing every few weeks, and there is a strong likelihood of an untreated water problem causing damage over time. These damages can be permanent if left long enough, while the odor may become more potent and overpower air-fresheners or affect your indoor air quality.

How can I stop water odors at the source?

- Remove items that are covering walls or ceilings

- Visually inspect for any signs of discoloration or wetness

- Place a dehumidifier where odor is strongest

Do water odors disappear by themselves?

Changing seasons and temperatures are more or less noticeable, but they generally do not make odors disappear completely. To effectively remediate odors, you need to address the source of the problem and dry out any damp spots. SERVPRO can inspect and dry the wall cavities to ensure that your stockroom returns to its preloss condition. To address indoor air quality, we can place premium air filtration devices that can remove particles as small as 0.3 microns from an indoor environment.

If you need help dealing with stubborn odors in your business, contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825.


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What Must Happen Immediately to Protect My Concord House After a Water Loss?

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

Home floating in water SERVPRO Can Help Homeowners in Concord with any kind of water damage.

Mitigation helps to reduce losses and expenses for a customer and can encompass many specific tasks. 

After a water loss emergency, there is a finite timeline to address many of the pressing concerns and immediate damages in your Concord residence. As challenging and overwhelming as this might initially feel, it is the focus of efforts like mitigation.We begin valuable efforts that protect your belongings, your structure, and the occupants of the residence from potential health hazards and dangers that could result from the growing loss incident.

To get water mitigation in Concord homes started as quickly as possible, it is vital to reach out to our SERVPRO technicians as soon as possible after the discovery of the disaster. Because we fixate on a fast response, we have technicians available and ready to mobilize at any time. The majority of our roster has the necessary training and education to be certified Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) firm.

Why is Mitigation Important? 

Mitigation is one of the most consistent elements across any loss incident that our professionals seek to address. With water losses and their ability of water to move quickly from one damaged area to another, fast mitigation and attention in the affected portions of the house are critical to saving both time and money. There are a few distinct ways to regulate the effect of water losses in your residence, and these include:

  • Extraction – As you might expect, removing surface water is one of the first objectives of our responding restoration professionals. Damage cannot get adequately assessed, and structural elements remain persistently at risk with standing water. Multiple tools can help to get this surface water threat under control, but this typically falls to electric submersible pumps or wet vacuums with attachments. 
  • Content Management – To many homeowners, the belongings, keepsakes, and treasures in the house are more valuable than the walls and flooring. With any loss incident, our mitigation approach ensures that the appropriate precautions get taken to protect your belongings as much as possible through on-site and off-site recovery efforts. 
  • Controlled Demolition – With a team of in-house contractors experienced in nearly all of the general contracting building trades, we can work to limit the number of damaged materials that require discarding. After build back of these removed materials, the loss incident is “Like it never even happened.”

Is Extraction Always Necessary? 

Many think of extraction as the removal of substantial standing water that occupants of the home or technicians might have to wade through to get any work done, extraction is a broader term than this. Water removal in materials like carpeting, wood flooring, and wall systems can require specialized tools and equipment, and be an equally vital process in the final drying of your property. Some of these include:

  • Carpet Wands
  • Weighted Extractors
  • Floor Mat Drying Systems

Is Content Management Needed After Clean Water Incidents? 

Protecting your belongings is an essential element of the full mitigation services that our SERVPRO team offers. After a water loss incident, contents in your home can become saturated, soiled, or even carry a foul odor. Addressing all of these concerns can take the steps needed to prevent irreparable damages to these valuable keepsakes, heirlooms, and treasures. Some of the steps that can protect your belongings from both the immediate damages after water exposure and secondary effects like microbial growth include:

How Fast Can Mitigation Begin? 

Because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, we commit to our customers to reach their damaged addresses as soon as possible following a loss incident. We can maintain production vehicles and trailers stocked with our inventory of air movers, dehumidifiers, extractors, and other water management equipment. Also, we have a staffed response line to ensure that you are reaching a human being amidst your loss. Not only does this help to convey the appropriate information to our technicians preparing to respond, but it also helps to offer you some peace of mind amid the crisis.

No matter how severe water losses can be in your home, we have a dedicated roster of restoration technicians that can respond quickly and confidently. Mitigation is a vital service that we offer designed to reduce out-of-pocket expenses and the time that restoration takes. Our SERVPRO of Concord team can begin this mitigation as soon as we arrive. Give us a call anytime disasters strike at (603) 225-2825.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Concord, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Concord today at (603) 225-2825 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Who Helps with Storm and Flood Damage in Concord?

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

restoration supplies Let SERVPRO of Concord do the reconstruction on your home from the storm damage.

Our Professionals and In-House Contractors Provide Full-Service Restoration and Recovery after Flooding. 

The combination of both storm and flood damage can be a compromising situation for your entire Concord household. With so many of the restoration companies that you might choose only capable of addressing part of the problems that your home might face, it can be time and money-saving to choose a more comprehensive and full-service approach that our SERVPRO professionals can provide.

Post-disaster cleaning, repair, and restoration of storm and flood damage in Concord homes begin the moment that our professionals first arrive at your damaged property. From your initial call to our emergency line, you get the full measure of our restoration and reconstruction team that can arrive together to begin vital mitigation and emergency services after structural damage and potential flooding occurs.

What Are the Emergency Services Offered by Professional Restorers? 

Emergency services are the immediate tasks that our responding technicians and professionals begin upon arrival. While these actions might vary from one structure to the next, there are several common tasks that many can expect in a flood-damaged property. After substantial storm systems pass through the area, some of these same emergency services can help to clean up the debris and remove immediate risks so that our restoration technicians can get to work on recovering the property. Some of these emergency services include:

  • Temporary Construction Solutions – As you might expect, after a strong storm system passes through the area, much like we have seen with some of the hurricane-level weather events in recent years, structural damage is inevitable. By tarping roofs and sealing over structural breaches, we can more efficiently begin extraction and drying inside the house. 
  • Tree Removal – The same robust systems that can remove shingles and destroy portions of a standing structure can also knock down trees and break off limbs. Falling portions of trees can be destructive to your home and its roof. Our professionals can remove these limbs or trunks of trees to get the structural openings covered back over. 
  • Content Management – Your personal belongings are one of the priorities that need protection when our professionals first arrive at your home. We assess each item on a case-by-case basis, determining if we can restore it on-site or if off-site restoration and recovery are necessary.

How Can Flooding Get Resolved Quickly? 

When you recognize flooding has occurred in your home, it can be overwhelming to see. One of the struggles that homeowners face in this situation is taking the appropriate steps immediately to get the flooding cleaned up and extracted. The longer that you wait to address this moisture and standing water, the more destructive it can become to the house. When you choose our SERVPRO professionals, you are choosing:

  • Fast Extraction – Extraction is one of the vital elements of restoration and recovery after substantial water losses or flooding impact your home. Our professionals have capable extraction equipment like trash pumps and truck-mount extractors for continual, powerful removal of standing water.
  • Efficient Drying – Drying your home after a flood can only happen after extraction and debris removal take place. Because water can migrate quickly through the house and into porous structural materials, drying involves a wide range of cutting-edge tools and equipment. 
  • Moisture Detection – The ability to check on the progress of our drying in real-time is one of the advantages of professional restoration. We can be continually moving drying equipment to provide the most efficient and thorough drying approach. 

What Extraction Tools Are Best? 

Because extraction is such a pivotal element to the successful restoration of your home after a flood, the choice of the right equipment for the job becomes a vital decision. Choosing wrong can lead to longer or more costly restoration periods. Some of the ideal choices for this work include:

Does Build Back Start Right After Restoration? 

As a full-service restoration and recovery team, we have a full team of in-house contractors that can oversee the reinstallation of damaged materials. In most cases, reconstruction and repairs can begin as soon as mitigation completes. This seamless transition is one that can prevent longer recovery times or higher costs.

Storm and flood losses can both equally impact and threaten your home. In most situations, you can address both of these scenarios the same by contacting our experienced SERVPRO of Concord team. With our fast response and premier equipment, we can make it “Like it never even happened.” You can reach our experienced team 24/7 at (603) 225-2825.

Who Cleans Up My Concord House After a Water Emergency?

5/10/2020 (Permalink)

water dripping into a bucket Water damage can create unneeded stress upon the residents of the home. Contact SERVPRO to mediate the damage.

Our SERVPRO Professionals Have Skilled Water Restoration Approaches as Well as Thorough Cleaning Techniques to Help.

Knowing who is responsible for what aspect of restoration and recovery in your home after a loss incident can be stressful and overwhelming. Our responding SERVPRO technicians can make it easy by offering a comprehensive approach encompassing nearly every phase of restoration and later build back necessary.

Even basics like water cleanup for Concord homes can indicate different tasks that professionals like ours need to complete. We can work with your insurance provider to offer you a fast and reliable service that follows the boundaries of your coverage and limits any out-of-pocket expenses for you.

Are Cleaning and Drying Related to One Another?

Your home needs to get thoroughly dried after a loss incident, and this can have a direct effect on the speed and final product of cleaning processes. We have multiple tools that can begin drying out damaged areas of your house quickly. With units like high-velocity air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers, we can provide customers with effective drying solutions that can return their property to its original condition sooner than expected.

Would It Be Cheaper to Clean Myself?

Many homeowners consider cutting out the middleman when it comes to restoring their houses, but there are potential pitfalls to this approach. Not only can DIY cleanup be ineffective when the full spectrum of moisture damage does not get addressed, but without the appropriate potent products and technologies for cleaning, your home might not look like it used to after a disaster cleaned by inexperienced homeowners. We can offer:

  • Efficient Service
  • Potent Cleaning Products
  • Thorough Results

Cleaning up after a water loss can be a necessary step in making disasters “Like it never even happened.” Our professionals can help with efficient tools and potent cleaning agents. Give our SERVPRO of Concord team a call today at (603) 225-2825.


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How Can A Fire In My Concord Home Start?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

A full fire burning. Fire in Concord? Call SERVPRO we know what your Concord home needs!

Fire Damage In Concord Can Be Caused By The Combustion Of Various Items.

Structural blazes happen more frequently than you can imagine, and your home in Concord could be at risk if an accident takes place. Once a spark ignites, fire damage can quickly occur due to the heat and smoke coming from the burn. Once your contents and building materials ignite, the flames can start consuming other items nearby as fuel. The quicker the flames get extinguished, the fewer problems with burnt and charred materials can occur.

Much of the fire damage in Concord that takes place gets caused by the smoke created by the blaze. During a structural burn, some of the items consumed as fuels combust or instantly turn from a solid to a gas with the application of heat. However, other particles only get partially combusted and get released into your house's atmosphere in the form of smoke. When the smoke coming from your structural blaze is still hot, it rises toward your ceilings and then flows to other rooms inside your building. But, once it contacts cooler surfaces such as the building materials that make up your walls and ceilings, it can harden in the form of soils and soot residues.

When mitigating fire or smoke-related issues, a professional company such as SERVPRO knows that understanding how the blazes burn is vital. Combustion occurs when material burns, and then they get quickly turned into a gas. However, combustion is not a given process, and many of the materials partially combust and turn into smoke. Smoke can consist of solid particles, gases, and aerosols. 

Our SERVPRO technicians know that the gases inside smoke consist of by-products generated, such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide. But, once the flames get extinguished, these gases stop causing a threat to your building's occupants. The aerosol particles inside smoke consist of a combination of fine solid particles and gases. These aerosols are what absorb malodor particles and cause unpleasant aromas to exist after the blaze gets extinguished. 

Understanding how articles fully and partially combust is a key to restoring damage caused after your structural burn. If you ever need professional assistance after items burn inside your home, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 24/7.

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What Can I Do After a Fire Loss to Begin Cleanup in Concord?

4/19/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home You can reach us by calling (603) 225-2825, and we will send out a team promptly to start with an assessment.

If You Suffer Loss from Fire Damage, SERVPRO Comes to the Rescue to Restore Your Concord Home

Any size fire leaves significant damage to your home, and you need to act as quickly as possible so that you can minimize the loss. If you wait too long after the fire gets extinguished before cleanup begins, you are left with pungent lingering odors. Additionally, the water used to extinguish the fire poses a potential hazard to materials in your home and possible mold growth. Calling in the help of trained experts ensures that your home is back to normal, so it seems, “Like it never even happened.”

What Should I Do After the Fire is Extinguished?
If you are dealing with fire damage in Concord, SERVPRO is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for emergency restoration. Debris throughout your home, along with airborne threats, can hinder restoration and makes DIY methods nearly impossible. We can perform a walkthrough assessment of your home once it is deemed safe to record conditions and identify the best steps to proceed. We also bring advanced tools and equipment that allow us to get rid of stubborn residue from soot and smoke. Early mitigation helps cut back on the severity of the damage as well as the potential for long-lasting, hazardous effects.

What Can Your Company Do to Help with Restoration?
We pay close attention to any areas of the home where smoke and soot residue may have gotten through cracks and crevices. All damaged materials and debris gets removed so that we can begin the restoration and replacement process. A plan is put into place that allows us to utilize our resources in the most effective manner possible, including:

    •    Pack out services for the removal of personal belongings to be cleaned in detail at our facility.
    •    Soot removal from all surfaces that helps inhibit corrosive action.
    •    Assignment of technicians to address the cleaning of ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
    •    Inspection of all structural elements to ensure safety.
    •    For smoke odors that got into the wall cavities, we remove the first few inches of insulation within the walls to be replaced with new insulation.

Why Can’t I Address the Fire Damage on My Own?
It is difficult to thoroughly remove charred debris and rid your home of stubborn odors from soot and smoke residue. Just a few reasons why professional intervention is recommended after a fire include:

    •    The residue and debris left from a fire loss can be very toxic. Our team comes with all of the personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to safely manage the job.
    •    There are often significant amounts of water or chemicals used to extinguish the fire. This must be addressed right away with the help of our expert extraction techniques and tools to speed up the process.
    •    Various portions of your structure, including the floors, walls, and ceilings, call for a professional assessment to determine whether or not they are stable.
    •    The methods and cleaning agents used to address soot cleanup vary depending on the surfaces impacted and the materials that burned in the fire. Our team is fully trained following the standards set form by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to handle any size fire damage project.
    •    We have EPA-registered cleaning agents and disinfectants that allow us to safely and effectively clean and deodorize your home at the end of the restoration.

What Cleaning Methods are Used to Restore My Interior?
SERVPRO is trained to formulate a plan that best suits the unique fire loss situation at hand. We perform an assessment, and technicians are instructed on each step to provide you with the best results.

    •    Wet Cleaning: is done to address hard surfaces that are not easily damaged by water. Technicians may use a combination of water and specialized cleaning agents to strip away smoke and soot residue, leaving the surface clean and refreshed. If necessary, we also have ultrasonic cleaning machines that use ultrasonic waves that pass through an aqueous solution made up of mild detergent, softener, and water. High-frequency sound waves create pressure that results in millions of bubbles to loosen grime.
    •    Dry Cleaning: is done to clean items that may become damaged when they come into contact with water, which includes electronics, antiques, and books. In some cases, our skilled technicians carefully use sponges, brushes, and towels to loosen soot and residue from your belongings.

There is nothing like knowing that you have a trained team on your side to help once you suffer from fire damage in your home. Give our technicians a call at SERVPRO of Concord, and we can send out a team 24/7 to get started with your emergency restoration needs. You can reach us by calling (603) 225-2825, and we will send out a team promptly to start with an assessment.

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Virus Pandemic Threatens Concord Area

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

close up of virus cells on a red background Cleaning and sanitizing are both keys to helping stop the spread of viruses.

SERVPRO of Concord Protects Our Community 

Government officials and the scientific community continue to discuss the value of social distancing to reduce the pandemic threat. We all have to do our part in “flattening the curve” of the infection rate.  Now is the moment for each of us to be accountable in preventing the spread of the virus. SERVPRO of Concord is uniquely qualified to provide a professional-grade preventative cleaning service for homes and businesses in Concord and surrounding locals.

One of the options available to you in the fight against this virus pandemic in Concord is to enlist the help of a professional service provider such as SERVPRO. Our technicians train specifically to handle biohazardous situations, environmental microbial cleanup. We are ready to do so at your home or business.  Our company and many of our key employees are certified in remediation by the Institute of Inspection Cleanup and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We are experts with experience in the field of bioremediation. We understand how to follow CDC guidelines and EPA and OSHA protocols.  Right now, all our knowledge, expertise and resources are at your disposal to help fight this virus. 

  • Special training
  • Advanced equipment and cleaning techniques 
  • Commercial cleaning agents
  • Strategies for commercial and residential locations
  • Deep cleaning and preventative cleaning maintenance programs

SERVPRO of Concord can be an essential part of your virus protection plan. We offer one-time and scheduled services. Call us at (603) 225-2825 to discuss your needs and for an inspection appointment. 

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

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Why do I need commercial water removal services in Concord?

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Ensures Commercial Water Cleanup in Your Concord Office is Addressed Quickly to Reduce Damage

When you arrive at your office to find out that a pipe burst, it adds a great deal of stress to your plate. However, having the experts help with restoration ensures your business is back up and running sooner than later. The restoration process often includes securing your contents and moving them to a dry area so mitigation can get underway.

How Do Skilled Technicians Rid My Office of Moisture?
Successful commercial water cleanup in Concord involves more than removing all visible fluids. Your office has carpeting, furnishings, and small cavities where water migrates, leaving behind notable damage and the potential for mold and mildew growth. Our team of skilled technicians at SERVPRO brings along powerful equipment to tackle the job, including:

    •    Submersible and truck-mounted pumps that allow us to remove hundreds to thousands of gallons of water.
    •    Light wand technology for the removal of excess water and moisture from carpets and the padding below.
    •    Moisture sensors allow us to detect moisture left behind in soft materials, while moisture meters help us to monitor the total moisture content in various materials so that we can determine when the structure is thoroughly dry.
    •    Antimicrobial agents are applied to fight against the development of microorganisms and bacteria that cause foul odors.

There are some situations where DIY mopping from your maintenance crew can get the job done. However, the real issue lies in failing to locate all areas of hidden moisture where damage multiplies. SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster, and we work hard to restore your office space to normal quickly so that you can resume daily operations.

SERVPRO of Concord is available whenever you need help with high-quality commercial water cleanup. Give our team a phone call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (603) 225-2825, and we send out a team as soon as possible to begin the assessment.

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Flooding In Your Concord Basement

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged home Give us a call anytime that you need us at (603) 225-2825.

Ground Infiltration Flooding for Concord Basements

Flooding is a situation that many Concord homeowners might experience throughout the year, and without this being a cause for standing water in a basement, these same property owners might not realize there is an issue. Damp basements are almost a staple of residences around the city because groundwater is such a formidable force against buried blockwork and mortar joints. Ground infiltration can occur in many stages, each of which presents potential hazards and a pressing need for water removal.

No matter how severe you believe flood damage in your Concord home to be, our SERVPRO team must prepare for the situation to be worse than described. Steady moisture penetration in the basement can be a launching pad for widespread mold development, and these colonies can present acute and chronic health effects for those exposed. Addressing water penetration involves several practices that our team can offer damaged homes.

Water Removal
Removing water pooling on the concrete floors of your basement involves whatever extraction device is best suited to the situation. For standing water above two inches in depth, we can utilize electric submersible pumps. Less than this, wet vacuums with wands can take care of the surface water.

Drying
Evaporative drying practices involve several machines working together. Air movers are the cornerstone of this drying process, but without a balanced use of dehumidification tools, basements suffer elevated humidity levels, which is equally enticing to mold spores.

Repairs
Ground infiltration can often occur through the blockwork in your home’s foundation, which either requires the replacement of these concrete masonry units (CMU) or patches using products like hydraulic cement. Reducing the ability of moisture to pass through the walls in their vulnerable points can help to dry up the damp basement permanently.

Water penetration might not always feel like flooding, but it can often produce the same destructive effects. Our SERVPRO of Concord team has the experience and cutting-edge equipment to help remove water pooling and dry up your basement for the foreseeable future. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (603) 225-2825.

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Handling Water Removal in a Concord Rental Home After Bathtub Flooding

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Bathroom flooded "We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster."

SERVPRO’s how to for water damage

For many students, college is a time where they adapt to the responsibilities of adulthood during their studies. However, things may not always go as planned: lapses in memory and judgment are liable to happen, as they are with any home. Students living in a rental house with roommates may not know what to do right away when their second-floor bathroom floods because they left the water on in the bathtub. 

When accidents require water removal in Concord, certified SERVPRO technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to address it. These cleanup specialists use tried-and-true, eco-friendly methods to take care of disasters quickly and efficiently.

Stopping a Bathroom Flood

In the event a water-related mishap occurs in your home, use these guidelines for cleanup:

Turn off the water supply immediately. It may be necessary to hit the shutoff valve on the wall behind the fixture. If this valve is stuck, use the house's water main shutoff valve instead.

Use your circuit breaker. Electrocution is always a potential hazard with indoor flooding, so turn off bathroom electricity safely.

Remove standing water. Use mops, sponges, and towels to clean water. Wet/dry shop vacs can make the job easier. If the disaster is a toilet flood or other disaster involving unclean water, call a professional right away.

Keep the bathroom well-ventilated. Use fans and open windows to keep clean air continuously moving through the area. 

How SERVPRO Can Help

When a SERVPRO team comes to your home, these certified experts are you able to go in with state-of-the-art technologies to address water-related disaster safely and effectively. If walls and carpeting have been affected by water from bathroom flooding, SERVPRO can use commercial wet/dry vacuums, mops, and back-mounted extractors to eliminate water.

Eco-friendly, OSHA-approved, and EPA-registered antimicrobials are used to disinfect while minimizing allergens. Air movers, dehumidifiers, and industrial box fans are utilized to ventilate and dry residual moisture in walls, carpet, and tile. If water has leaked through tile grout and into the subflooring, drying from underneath the subfloor is a possible way to address moisture. 

SERVPRO of Concord is always available for disaster mitigation. The goal is to ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." If you need fast clean up for your disaster, call (603) 225-2825 today.

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We Act Fast In Concord After A Flood

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

One of our large trailer mounted generator We bring own source of power to the disaster site when a storm has hit. Here is our large trailer mounted generator which is used in such instances.

Drying Exterior Walls

Flooding after a storm can wreak havoc in many areas, inundating streets and homes with floodwaters. Basements may be flooded, either through water backing up through basement drains or even through porous walls. It is imperative to remove water from walls in addition to any moisture that may be present inside the basement.

SERVPRO provides flood damage services in Concord and surrounding areas. We have lived and worked in the community providing emergency services for over 28 years. Our people have dealt with almost every emergency possible and have been trained to deal with these emergencies. We respond quickly to your home or business and are available on a 24 / 7 basis.

Drying Exterior Walls After a Flood

After the floods have receded, there can still be high humidity levels in basements, even those that did not have an excessive amount of water inside the basement. Initial cleanup includes removing flood-damaged contents and drying the area. We use water extractors for carpeted floors, air movers, and dehumidifiers. Note: if the water was contaminated, some items might need to be removed or decontaminated following industry procedures.

The walls of your basement may present additional challenges. Flood cuts may be required above the water line to remove flood damaged drywall and expose pockets containing water inside the wall. Homes with cinderblock construction may also contain water inside the cinderblock. Failure to remove this water may be the source of high humidity levels and even mold infestations later on.

SERVPRO can check all exterior walls using moisture sensors. If there are high moisture levels, holes can be drilled at the bottom of the wall to drain water from the interior of the cinderblock wall. We may drill a hole at the top as well to enable airflow and force air into the wall to remove all of the moisture.

An inspection of the exterior areas of the building may also be needed to ensure there is appropriate drainage away from the building to avoid future high moisture conditions inside the cinderblock walls. SERVPRO reviews all of these actions with our clients and their insurance companies.

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

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Commercial Water Cleanup In Your Concord Office

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

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

Concord Tax Prep Office Needs Commercial Water Cleanup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We Are Available 24/7 In Concord After A Flood

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

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

Credible Flooding Threats to Concord Homes this Winter

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

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

Frozen Pipes

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

Ice Dams

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

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

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

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Water Cleanup Inside Your Concord Home

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fire Damage And Restoration In Your Concord Home

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

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Professional Results for Safe Fire Damage and Restoration in Concord

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How SERVPRO Removes Water From Concord Businesses

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Avoiding Water Damage In Concord

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Avoiding Health Related Issues After A Water Damage Incident In Concord

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Professional Tips for Cleaning Water Damaged Homes in Concord

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Cleaning and Deodorization After Concord Water Loss 

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Proven Tips to Flood Damage Remediation Success in Concord

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

flooded room with brown leather couch and tall lamp Regardless of the type of furniture in the room which is facing flood damage, calling SERVPRO will help to mitigate the situation. Call today!

How Flood Damage Affects Furnishings In Your Concord Area Home

Water can cause several problems for both upholstered and wood furniture items found in your home. Many of which require professional attention to overcome correctly. After a flood, it helps to get your furniture off of the carpet as soon as possible, whether that means blocking the furniture with wood or moving it out of your home entirely. 

Facing flood damage on your Concord area property does not need to be a difficult or stressful task. A technician can perform your restoration and help qualify restoration versus replacement costs for each affected item. Remember, it is our goal to take the proper steps to limit your losses and prevent any secondary damages that may occur. Avoid settling for anything less.

When dealing with upholstered furniture, SERVPRO technicians understand how to address the adverse effects often associated with flooding. We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, year-round, and provide professional cleanup and restoration services you can count on to return furnishings to a quality pre-flood condition. 

Water affects on upholstered furniture often include:

  • Swelling and cracking of furniture framing. 
  • A weakening of the frame, due to glue break-down, often leading to additional damage.
  • Fabrics listed as dry-clean only may spot, causing discoloration.
  • Dust covers often bleed when wet and sag, staining carpets, rugs, and flooring.
  • Metal backing on buttons can rust and stain.
  • Wooden, metal, or plastic legs can stain carpeting or rugs. 
  • Mildew growth may occur if not handled correctly.

SERVPRO teams use a variety of water removal equipment and rapid drying methods to reduce swelling and prevent cracking. Our quick response times make it possible to prevent glue break-down, stains, and rust. We even have specific spot removal procedures in place for preventing discoloration and use furniture blocking or move-out procedures to help limit any losses you might experience. 

SERVPRO technicians pay close attention to wood furniture, as well. We use specialized wood care products to help prevent spots, swelling, cracking, or weakening of joints. However, replacement is generally less expensive than restoration on items made of particleboard or laminates.

Give SERVPRO of Concord a call for access to flood damage restorers with Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification in your area - today. (603) 225-2825

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Our Experts Can Help With Smoke Damage From Your Concord Chimney

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Smoke Damage from the Chimney In Your Concord Home

Many older buildings in our service area still have working chimneys and fireplaces. Tar and creosote may have built up on the inside of the chimney after years of use. Occasionally the tar and creosote catch on fire, causing a chimney fire, which can have devastating consequences if not dealt with quickly. The fire department has lots of experience putting these fires out, however in the process sometimes cause damage to the home.

SERVPRO has been in business in Concord, providing fire damage restoration for over two decades. We have dealt with almost every situation that can be imagined. Our team's experience and training provide our customers with rapid recovery and restoration while mitigating the overall damage.

Damage from Chimney Fires
At the very least, firefighters have tramped through your home with their gear tracking in dirt and water. However, there has been a fire in your chimney, which usually means smoke damage throughout the house. Hopefully, they were able to douse the fire before the fire spread from the chimney into your home or sparks ignited your roof and caused even more damage. There may also be fire retardant chemicals around your fireplace and on your roof.

Restoration vs. Replace
The objective at SERVPRO is always to restore your home vs. replace furniture, personal items, and flooring. This approach reduces the total losses of the fire claim with your insurance company. Quick action by our team with air movers can remove the majority of smoke residue from the home before it has a chance to settle and adhere to soft and hard surfaces.

The restoration team identifies the type of surface and the type of smoke residue in your home. Factors such as temperature, agitation levels, chemicals involved, and time form part of the decision regarding how to clean each item and remove smoke residue.

Fast action can significantly reduce the damage from smoke residue in your home. We aim to return your home to its original condition, “Like it never even happened.”

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

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Our Crew Will Spot and Prevent Water Damage in Your Concord Home

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage in a home caused by a leak Call us today at SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825, and we can take a look for you!

Spotting and Preventing Water Damage in Concord

Fall is often known for the rainy season in New England, so this means that you may be worried about dealing with the fallout of water damage in your Concord home. If there is more rain in the forecast, all homeowners should know what they are up against to protect their property.

Excessive rain can have a massive impact on both homes and businesses. The great news is that you can look to the help of trained professionals at SERVPRO for preventing and treating water damage in Concord. These are a few examples of how water can turn into a significant issue:

Freezing

When the water cools, it expands instead of shrinking to create a variety of problems if you have even the smallest leak that is festering. Cold weather sets in, and the leaking water can freeze and cause damage. Water expanding as it freezes in an area can allow more water to come in or materials to crack. Susceptible areas include wood framing, your roof, the home’s foundation, and more.

Solution: SERVPRO can come to your home to inspect for potential water damage around your crawlspace, basement, and attic to determine if anything is out of the ordinary. If there is damage to your insulation, flooring, ceiling, and other areas, we can find it!

Soil Saturation

Any soil that becomes oversaturated for an extended period can damage the trees around your home. The roots of trees have a difficult time holding steady in overly saturated soil. If there is high wind mixed with excessive rainstorms, they could topple onto your vehicle or structures on your property.

Solution: Walk around your property regularly to inspect the ground. If necessary, SERVPRO recommends consulting tree care professionals for trimming or removal of any trees that seem precarious.

Excessive water intrusion and water damage due to heavy rains do not have to be a big issue. Call us today at SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825, and we can take a look for you!

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Steps to Take During Commercial Water Removal in a Concord College

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO will take on your Concord water damage no matter how deep the water gets.

Several disasters can occur in a college, including water damage. Since many buildings exist in an institution of higher learning, the dangers of water damage vary. For example, a water intrusion problem in the administrative block can differ from one that occurs in a gymnasium or lecture hall. Students and staff members can face various risks during a water loss.

Water can ruin the structures and contents of the affected buildings, and slips and falls can happen because of wet and slippery floors. Performing commercial water removal in a Concord college can prevent the risk of electric shock and health risks from contamination in the water. It can also prevent secondary damage such as rotting, oxidation, and mold growth. To clean up and dry the affected areas quickly and adequately, you can work with a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO.

In the unfortunate event of water damage at a college, notifying the facility manager is vital. The operations manager can take the following steps while waiting for professionals to arrive:

  • Determine the source of the flooded water. It could be from sink overflows, broken pipes, or other issues.
  • Stop the source of the water leak.
  • Determine if there are any other risks at the facility like electrical hazards, slip hazards, and other injury risks.
  • Communicate to students and staff at the college about the disaster.

When we arrive, we can handle the job efficiently since we have advanced equipment and experience. We can inspect the affected buildings thoroughly to document the water category. Our restorers can document primary damage, pre existing damage, and potential secondary damage. Preexisting destruction can include rotting flooring and peeling paintwork.

We can also determine which materials are salvageable and the level of personal protective measures to take. We use moisture detection devices to find the location of saturation. We can inspect everywhere the water could have moved through the buildings. Our SERVPRO crew can complete the cleanup and drying process quickly to prevent secondary damage. We can also apply disinfectants like formaldehydes, phenols, quaternaries, chlorines, and alcohols to affected areas such as floors and walls to kill microbes.

After a water loss incident, you need prompt, professional aid. SERVPRO of Concord can help restore your college to preloss state. Call us at (603) 225-2825. We can deal with the water loss to make it “Like never even happened.”

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Types of Cleaning Products Used in Cleanup for Concord Homes

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Soapy bubbles on blue surface. SERVPRO will have your home properly clean from water damage in Concord.

We know how serious water can contaminate your Concord home.

We never settle for a singular approach to any effect that our professionals must overcome after a disaster strikes your Concord residence. With cleaning being a vital element of every restoration project, we understand the value and worth of pursuing the best possible cleaning agents and products to make this task efficient and safe. After water damage, surfaces can become marred, and residues can get left behind.

We do not expect our customers to know our cleaning products and the wide range of antibacterial agents that we employ when performing water cleanup in Concord homes. Part of the training and ongoing education that we encourage for our technicians involves recognizing the threats present in damaged property and the best products to use to address them. We classify our cleaning agents into specific categories, and some of the most popular options include:

Botanicals 

We understand the need and want for businesses and homeowners to have a greener approach. Even with the cleaning of the property, our SERVPRO professionals can take an active stance on the effect to the environment by the use of specific botanical-based cleaning agents, disinfectants, and antimicrobial sprays.

Chlorines

Chlorine-based cleaning agents are powerful options that can be highly effective for the removal and elimination of bacteria, viruses, and germs. These products can even help to reduce the presence of fungi, which can be an effective antimicrobial effort after a widespread water loss incident. As potent as these options might be, they do not come without some risk of use, namely the potential to strip dyes and finishes from certain surfaces and materials. Additionally, without the appropriate ventilation, this cleaning product can be a health hazard.

Quaternary Ammonium 

These options are the ones most readily selected for disinfection purposes by our SERVPRO professionals, as they have a wide range of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and contaminants that they can eliminate. This substance mixes easily with certain detergents, which can allow them to be more versatile with their application in a home after a loss incident.

Cleaning up your home from the residues and debris that water losses can leave behind involves our qualified team and the advanced products available to them. No matter when disaster strikes, you can count on our SERVPRO of Concord team to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (603) 225-2825.

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Concord Basement Flooding Woes? Let's End It with a Call to SERVPRO

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

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Lasting Solutions for Regularly Flooding Concord Basements

Water penetration in subterranean levels of your Concord home is an unfortunate circumstance that many homeowners have to battle year after year. From natural flooding situations through the penetration of water and moisture through the groundwater with hydrostatic pressure, our professionals help to manage these loss emergencies quickly to get spreading symptoms under control. In many cases, just drying up the damage is insufficient to what the property needs to prevent recurring flooding in the years to come.

Flood damage in Concord home must often get addressed and overcome before these permanent solutions can get implemented and successfully installed. Our SERVPRO professionals can meet with you to determine the best approach both to clear up this damage through both extraction and rapid drying machines. Additionally, our moisture detection devices can identify saturation pockets and vulnerable areas of your home’s construction to indicate the best solutions for better protecting your basement.
 
French Drains
One of the time-honored solutions to reduce the pressure of water and moisture against the blockwork of your residence is through the installation of a French drain system. This perforated pipe can help to grab moisture in the ground-runoff from your house and direct it away from your home’s foundation.
 
Trenching and Re-Grading Concrete Flooring
Much like the installation of additional drainage around the exterior of your home, redirecting water flow and preventing situations like leeching from concrete floors is another positive step our SERVPRO team can help homeowners make. We can regrade the slope of flooring or force standing water to a drying or diversion tool.  
 
Installation of Permanent Drying or Diversion Equipment
Dehumidifiers are a common choice for permanent fixtures that must get installed and used in the damp basement of homes. In some circumstances, the only practical option remaining is a dehumidification unit like our desiccant or low grain refrigerant option set to residential specifications.  
 
Sump Pumps that are permanently installed in the basement can channel any water intrusion from the gathering sump to the exterior of the structure. Ask us about the many options available to prevent future groundwater flooding into our basement.

Flooding can be a bothersome situation, especially when you are trying to accomplish part of the work yourself. No matter how severe the situation, or how widespread, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Let our SERVPRO of Concord team help however you need by calling (603) 225-2825.

We Have The Proper Techniques To Restore Your Bow Home After A Fire

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Professional Fire Damage Restoration For Bow Homes

With the Merrimack River as its Eastern border, Bow residents usually think floods when talking about local disasters. Despite the proximity, more homeowners find fires to be a more damaging and costly problem.

Fortunately, most fire damage in Bow and in general does not result in the complete loss of the home. SERVPRO restoration teams often find themselves spending more time and effort to clean a residence of smoke and soot, rather than pulling down walls or constructing a new roof. Damage comes in the form of residues left by the smoke and soot. To remove them, team members use a variety of methods, tools, and agents.

Surface Cleaning techniques include spray and wipe and foam cleaning. Spray and wipe is the first action technicians use on most surfaces. They can use water or a cleaning agent to break down residues for fire damage removal. SERVPRO technicians use foam cleaning for the same results on items where the color might run like furniture fabrics and curtains or drapes since it uses far less water.

Absorption is an excellent method to clean items too fragile for water or solvent-based cleaners. Here, our technicians apply a layer of powder that absorbs the residues and then vacuum up everything without damaging the surface. The cleaning powder is also very useful on difficult, porous surfaces like brick, concrete, and marble.

When there is no concern about colors running or fragility, and the item is covered heavily in residues, technicians immerse the item in a tank of cleaning and then use Ultrasonic Cleaning to break them down for removal. A device generates sound waves to agitate bubbles and force them through fabrics and across surfaces. It is an extreme method of cleaning, and we use it only when other methods cannot get the job done.

These are only several of the methods available to SERVPRO of Concord restoration teams. To return homes to their original, pre-fire condition, we use every possible method and cleaning agent at our disposal. If you have had a recent fire here or in other areas like Penacook, start the restoration process by calling us at (603) 225-2825 today. We are here for you.

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Commercial fire damage restoration for Restaurants in Bow

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

We can sweep in and take away all your fire fears in Bow as soon as they appear.

Let SERVPRO come in and sweep you off of your fire in damage in Bow.

A busy restaurant kitchen is full of potential fire causing hazards, including naked flames, butane gas, oils, animal fats, and other flammable materials. As a business manager, your responsibility in the immediate aftermath of a fire is to get your commercial services back up and running with as little loss of revenue as possible. In places that serve food, professional restoration services are even more essential to ensure that health and safety standards are met.  

A restaurant manager with commercial fire damage in Bow, you may find that soot, smoke, odors, and surface damages are too extensive to be restored by your regular cleaning contract. SERVPRO provides a commercial service to businesses with trained fire restoration technicians that know what to do to get your restaurant back to its preloss condition. We can dispatch a team of trained technicians alongside an experienced crew chief to ensure your business can re-open as quickly as possible. 

Larger commercial recovery operations after a fire are usually affected by two factors that affect cleanability. Impingement is a process where increasing air temperature creates air perpetual air movement during a fire. This phenomenon is why smoke creates a billowing effect during a fire. In terms of restoration, impingement causes smoke residues to contact vertical surfaces at high speed resulting in a splatter effect. In an enclosed environment, like a kitchen, heat can also cause the finish on appliances to melt, char, or bubble. 

SERVPRO fire restoration technicians can use mechanical cleaning equipment, like air whips, to loosen the heavy soot caused by impingement before dissolving them in oil-based solvents for a clean finish. Appliances may require a more concentrated effort using corrosive cleaning agents to remove both finish and soiling. The resulting clean equipment can then be refinished to get your contents back to their pre-fire condition. 

Temporary closures can have a significant impact on revenues, especially during busier times of the year. Contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for a commercial recovery team. 

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Drying Your Bow Residence Quickly Is Vital

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

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Why Drying Your Bow Residence After Water Damage Quickly Is Essential

One problem that property owners dread is water damage. Water can cause costly destruction to wood furniture, electronics, flooring, upholstery, plumbing equipment, and household appliances. Some common causes of water loss in homes are leaky dishwashers, overflowing washing machines, broken pipes, and leaky water heaters. Water intrusion can escalate mold and bacterial growth issues in a few days, compromising the health of the inhabitants of your home.

You need quick structural drying to restore your water damaged home in Bow to its normal condition with minimal money and time put into the restoration process. Rapid structural drying employs specific principles to dry a building effectively and quickly. The principles of applied structural drying (ASD) include:

Rapid drying
The priority is to get the water out of a home. Our SERVPRO team uses powerful pumps to extract the water. Depending on contamination potential and origin, we can extract water from carpets and other materials without having to remove them. We use vacuum squeegees to remove water from hard surfaces and structural cavity drying systems to dry moisture, which has spread to hard-to-reach areas. Thorough extraction reduces drying time and limits the chance of furniture stains and rust.

Reducing humidity
When high humidity spreads throughout a house, it exacerbates water damage by causing secondary destruction to areas water has not contacted. We can use centrifugal air movers to remove water vapor from your home and high-volume dehumidifiers to dry circulating air.

Continuous monitoring
Our crew takes measurements throughout the home at scheduled intervals during the drying process. We use non-penetrating and penetrating moisture meters to take spot measurements and moisture sensors to detect moisture in carpets and padding. We also use thermohygrometers to measure the relative humidity and temperature of air masses. We set drying goals by taking moisture content readings of dry materials in areas without water exposure. Precise measurements provide our ASD technicians with the necessary data to confirm when drying goals have been achieved.

Our drying process takes every building element into account, ensuring that you get over the water intrusion incident quickly and resume your normal life. Getting your home dried speedily also helps reduce restoration expenses. It can minimize your insurance claims, and this can keep your premiums from increasing. Our technicians know how water exposure affects various materials negatively. That means that after assessing your home, we know what the job entails and can apply efficient practices from the beginning to ensure savings.

Fast-drying also reduces replacement expenses since you are less likely to replace valuable contents or structural components of your home. Homeowner’s insurance policies provide coverage for most water loss incidents. SERVPRO works with all insurance providers, and we can assist you in filing the paperwork for a hassle-free claims process.

When there is damage in your home, you can trust SERVPRO of Concord to clean up and dry the affected areas promptly. Call us any time at (603) 225-2825 for restoration services.

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Attention Concord Homeowners! Call SERVPRO for Structural and Cosmetic Restorations after Damages Occur

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for No Mold, Water or Fire Damage Suffering in Your Concord Home

Why SERVPRO is the Restoration Service of Choice for Concord Residents

A Concord home is more than just a location and structure, which is why property damages can become a sensitive issue. Many homeowners have accumulated possessions over years or decades so are rightly devastated when dangerous water, fire, storm or mold-related incidents occur. Our restoration services are dedicated to restoring your contents rather than replacing them. We communicate openly and honestly with you throughout service, working quickly to ensure that these incidents pose as little inconvenience to you as possible. Our strong business ties with local adjusters, contractors, and chambers of commerce mean you may only have to deal with one company, throughout the process.

Mold
The presence of mold in a structure can do significant harm to the property overtime by infesting porous materials and spreading throughout the home. Sometimes, mold damage in Concord homes can occur from roof deterioration that allows water to seep into your attic space. Microbial infestations thrive on porous, warm materials like insulation and can quickly spread throughout. You may only notice the signs of mold growth later on when it begins to grow into ceilings or the upper top corners of your walls. It may only be noticeable by a musty odor in some regions of the house.

Once the indications of mold have been spotted in the property, you need to bring in professional restoration services. SERVPRO technicians are qualified to both assess and remediate microbial problems without resorting to expensive, time-consuming laboratory tests. The signs and smells of mold in your Concord home are enough to begin a procedure. We start by creating a containment area to control the spread of mold and avoid cross-contamination.

In your attic space, there are many different food sources for microbial fungi, including clothes, cardboard, untreated wood, insulation, and other materials. Usually, a porous material needs to be disposed of to avoid mold returning. Layers of insulation may need to be lifted for removal and replaced with uncontaminated insulation once the mold issue is under control. In situations where materials hold significant sentimental value, we may be able to restore them using Esporta washing machines. These industrial cleaners are capable of removing up to 99% of soiling from fabrics.

Fire
Housefires are an unfortunately common occurrence and can be the result of leaving on unattended a space heater, iron or stove. Restoring the damages left behind is far more complicated because materials combust differently, producing different types of smoke damages. Our restoration services for fire damage in Concord cover the removal of debris, cleaning contents and structure as well as deodorizing the property. If significant structural damage is sustained, SERVPRO can arrange for remodeling specialists to conduct repairs on your behalf.

Combusting materials can release toxic gases into the surrounding air, including carbon monoxide. Once the flames are extinguished, these harmful gases are significantly reduced, but inhaling soots from debris or surfaces can be harmful to your health. SERVPRO technicians can enter the affected area of your Concord home to remove charred debris as well as permanently damaged appliances to be safely disposed of according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.

When hot smoke contacts with cooler surfaces during a fire, chemical and carbon deposits are left behind in the form of smoke residues and soot. The fastest method of removing these smoke residues is by dissolving them in a cleaning solution, before wiping both solution and residue away. Deodorization of your property is included as part of our restoration services should an odor issue be present. Usually, once surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and dried, odors dissipate. If malodors remain SERVPRO can deploy thermal fogging equipment alongside spray-on air fresheners to find, mask or neutralize the offending odor.

Water
Dealing with large quantities of water in a home environment is a challenging task for professionals and should not be attempted without training, equipment, and expertise. Cosmetic damages- or those that are apparent to the naked eye- are often just the tip of the iceberg with slow leaks, interior plumbing issues or damage to the property's structural integrity at the heart of the issue.

A visual inspection of water damage in your Concord home may involve moving contents around, untacking carpets or viewing inside wall cavities with thermal imaging cameras. Restoration services need to be conducted thoroughly; otherwise moisture can reside unnoticed for weeks and months before causing permanent problems. SERVPRO technicians use proper drying techniques over the course of twelve hours to a few weeks- depending on severity- to resolve water problems rather than just cleaning them.

Fabrics in your home like carpets absorb moisture, weakening the carpet itself by up to 50% while also increasing humidity levels and subfloor moisture content. SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) float carpets by detaching the corners and placing rapid air-movers between carpet and subfloor. The process dries the underside of your carpets while raising the surface temperature of the subfloor below to draw out moisture. Replacing the subfloor mats and re-tacking the dry carpets is just one of the ways we can restore your home to a preloss condition.

Storm
When rainstorms breach your property, the resulting flooding can be exceptionally damaging to structure and contents. Restoration services for storm damage in Concord need to have a tried and tested gameplan to control the extent of the loss. SERVPRO technicians are qualified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and trained to the highest standards. During predicted extreme weather events, our rapid response units are ready to help you in a time of crisis.

Eliminating excess quantities of water needs to happen quickly to avoid permanent losses. Using submersible gas pumps, SERVPRO can remove a practically limitless amount of water in one go. Once standing water drops below two inches, truck-mounted extractors can be brought in to get rid of the remaining moisture. After that, the next step is to dry the structure thoroughly using dehumidifiers and rapid air-movers. This process can be time-consuming but is vital to avoiding secondary damages like mold growth.

During the restoration service of your Concord home, SERVPRO technicians can inventory contents and outcomes to be passed on to your insurer. This process takes the workload away from the homeowner because you only have to deal with one point of contact throughout the service. A walk-through is conducted at the end to show you specific of restoration as well as the predicted outcomes, meaning you stay in the loop from start to finish.

SERVPRO of Concord is a tried and tested restoration service that has gained a leading reputation in the community. Contact us today at (603) 225-2825 for mold, water, fire or storm-related property losses.

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Call Our Fire Damage Technicians If Your Bow Home Experiences A Disaster

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Call (603) 225-2825 immediately after the fire truck drives away to ensure a speedy and favorable outcome.

Separate And Conquer Fire Damage In Your Bow Home

No matter how hard you and your family members try to simplify, the quantity of furnishings, household goods, and personal items in your Bow home is significant. When even a small fire takes hold, those who extinguish it cannot worry about the effect chemical fire retardants and water might have on your possessions. Once the fire is out, not only do the structural components of your home need cleanup, but the contents need specialized attention as well.

After the first responders release it back to you, arrange for our team to assess your Bow home’s fire damage. The sooner we arrive on your scene, the better the chance for our joint success. We might recommend a pack-out of both damaged and seemingly untouched contents as part of the comprehensive mitigation and remediation plan. Moving your possessions shields them from the residues disturbed and drifting during the on-site tasks. Soot is finely grained yet corrosive and abrasive, capable of accelerating damage to your portable possessions. Contaminated water also threatens to harm the contents further.

SERVPRO employs the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to document what we move out using detailed lists, digital photos, and barcodes. The system permits us to share with you and your insurance company the evaluation of every item our production facility technicians complete and the next steps they suggest to clean, dry, deodorize, and restore the items.

As SERVPRO technicians complete processing of each item using their Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training they package and store the goods in our climate-controlled storage area. We select different techniques appropriate to clean and dry different articles, following industry best practices. Examples include ultrasonic immersion tank cleaning for intricately detailed decorative items or window blinds. Freeze drying halts deterioration of papers and photos, removing water by skipping the liquid phase through the application of carefully controlled pressure in a vacuum.

The SERVPRO crews working at your home are unimpeded by furniture and boxes, able to rapidly remove the dirty water, clear away soot, determine whether charred surfaces need replacement, and follow a multi-step protocol to deodorize the space.

Allow SERVPRO of Concord to serve your fire damage remediation needs better by sorting tasks between on-site cleanup and production facility pack-out strategies. Call (603) 225-2825 immediately after the fire truck drives away to ensure a speedy and favorable outcome.

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SERVPRO Ties a Bow Around Your Flood Damaged Property

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

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The Different Approaches to Flood Damage and Contamination in Bow

Adverse weather conditions in Bow can present a range of property issues that require immediate attention, chief among them, flooding. Depending on the area, and the age of your property, flooding can be the result of external or internal plumbing issues. External issues could include nearby road overflow or flash flooding. Internal issues may include a burst or split pipe that could last several hours if you are away from home.

Our experienced professionals are capable of dealing with both types of flood damage in Bow. SERVPRO restorers can make immediate assessments of potential hazards as well as the type of water or possible contamination issues. These contamination issues are prevalent in external flooding situations where the water may contain raw sewage, animal carcasses, or pathogens.

Different levels of water contamination- white, grey, or black- require approaches that are sensitive to possible health risks. A black water issue requires personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as extreme caution. Your SERVPRO restorer must quarantine the affected area, establish a de-contamination zone as well as demolish items like carpets, drywall or insulation that has come into contact with Black Water. White and grey water emergencies also require some level of health risk concern, but usually, possessions and structural components can be restored rather than replaced.

Clean water emergencies need to be remedied quickly because the longer standing water remains in the home, the more likely it is to become increasingly contaminated- white water scales to grey water, which in turn scales to black water over time. SERVPRO mobilize submersible gas-powered equipment to pump large volumes out of your home and into a nearby open sewer point. This equipment is exceptionally effective at removing standing water of two inches or more. The last part of decontamination is the application of anti-microbial treatments as well as disinfectants to ensure secondary issues are kept to a minimum.

In an emergency situation, a quick response is essential, contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825.

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Our Experts Can Prevent Further Water Damage To Your Concord Property

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Call (603) 225-2825 at any time of the day and have all your questions answered.

Prevent Further Damage In Your Water Damaged Concord Property

The use of the right tools and equipment make a massive difference during water damage restoration. The goal is to minimize damage and return your property to its initial state through water extraction, cleaning, dehumidification, deodorization, and mold remediation. To achieve all that, we perform thorough restoration procedures in your Concord home.

Our SERVPRO technicians move, and block boxes, appliances, and furniture and other items within your water damaged Concord property. The reason as to why we remove the items such as papers, rugs, curtains, and books from the floor is to lower the possibility of transferring stains. Once the site is clear and accessible, it is time to extract water from the area. Depending on the type of surface and the amount of water, our SERVPRO technicians may decide to use a portable extractor or submersible pumps. When working on hard surfaces, we make use of a squeegee attachment. This step is crucial since it reduces the drying time and limits the development of furniture stains and rust.

Never panic even when your furniture has developed stains since our SERVPRO technicians know the right procedures to use to deal with such situations. It is always easy to remove the stains when the carpets or garments are still wet. We have the tools to remove the pad. When disengaging the carpet, we can use a knee kicker and a carpet awl. We check out for pre-existing damages on the carpets and other conditions such as mold growth and delamination.

To effectively dry the site, we have to introduce a balanced drying system. We can set up air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process. Where necessary, we ventilate the inside of ceiling and wall cavities and appropriately position dehumidifiers to absorb excess water vapor. It is the role of our SERVPRO technicians to continuously monitor the site and take the relative humidity and moisture content readings.

SERVPRO of Concord offers reliable cleaning and restoration services that suit the needs of both residents and businesses. Call (603) 225-2825 at any time of the day and have all your questions answered.

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Concord After A Fire Disaster

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

After the fire is put out, soot remains and we have the equipment and training to restore your home of this damage and the odor it causes.

SERVPRO - Eliminating Fire Damage In Concord Homes

With I-89, I-93, and I-393 running through it, Concord is truly a crossroads community for our state and much of New England. Steady growth with an emphasis on family and education makes it a wonderful place to live. Only a major disaster like a fire can disrupt that life.

Returning to that beautiful, life means quickly eliminating the effects of fire damage in Concord to each residence. SERVPRO response teams train to take care of the obvious, physical damage left by the heat and flames of a fire, and the less obvious problems created by smoke and the soot residues left behind after the fire.

Property directly affected by heat and flames is usually beyond repair or so changed by the fire that it requires immediate disposal. Take the ceiling and interior walls after a kitchen fire as an example. The material usually is sheetrock or drywall panels, which is an affordable and excellent building material that lasts for decades, but very fragile when burned or soaked by the water used to extinguished the fire.

Because of its value, disposing and replacing it is cheaper and faster than attempting to patch and restore it. SERVPRO team members can quickly demolish affected panels, replace them, and apply a fresh coat of paint. The same restoration method applies to tiles used in drop ceilings and other materials like paneling and linoleum.

Quickly disposing fire damaged property also helps team members exert cleaning efforts only on the salvageable property. Since the residue particles are tiny, other companies might pass by an area or item that looks clean. Our technicians, however, know that these particles eventually stain almost every surface and the odors left behind can linger for years.

They begin cleaning by wiping down each surface with a dry sponge or cloth. Where needed, team members use a cleaning agent that also serves to eliminate odors. If the odors are exceptionally pungent, they also have access to chemical agents designed to cover and eliminate them. For odors that penetrated deep into the house, technicians use an ozone generator to create particles that can go just as profound to breakdown and eliminate them.

At SERVPRO of Concord, the goal is to help each homeowner return to a clean and safe home as swiftly as possible. If you and your home have been through even a small, quickly extinguished fire, contact us at (603) 225-2825 today to make sure there are no lingering effects that can spoil your life here in the Granite State.

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Our Team Has The Equipment And Skills To Satisfy Our Concord Clients

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage to this Concord home was caused by a water line in an upstairs bathroom bursting. We arrived right away and began restoration.

Reliable Commercial Water Cleanup Services to Revive Your Concord Business

The role of commercial water cleanup services is to help your business return to its former state after experiencing a water damage event. Since you can never predict when such experiences are likely to take place, knowing the right actions to take is essential. Every hour your business remains closed means you are losing a lot in terms of productivity and revenue. Our team offers reliable and fast restoration services to residents of Concord, and we are here to highlight some of our operations.

When our SERVPRO technicians visit your Concord property for commercial water cleanup, there are several aspects we consider. Remember, there might be several items in the structure, and each may have differing cleaning needs. It is our work to evaluate the different cleaning needs of different items by looking at their level of exposure to high humidity or water. For instance, we may decide to clean and polish your furniture as part of the restoration process. On the other hand, electronics may require specialized attention in an attempt to return them to their preloss state.

Our SERVPRO team thoroughly inspects all the storage areas, closets, and other locations at the site for items such as clothing, photographs, and wall hangings. After that, we come up with appropriate restoration techniques for the affected items. It is also our work to return the items to their original positions once the cleaning is complete. In instances where your electronics needs further inspection that is outside our scope of operations, we may advise you to subcontract such services.

We understand that a smooth restoration process requires constant communication with our clients. Our SERVPRO team always keeps you updated in every step we undertake to make you feel involved. At the end of the job, we check whether the site has the required moisture levels and perform a walk-through to make sure everything is in order.

SERVPRO of Concord has the equipment and skills to satisfy the residential and commercial needs after the experience of any size disaster. Call (603) 225-2825 at any time of the day and get a chance of working with highly trained and experienced Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT).

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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)

Give our crew a call today at (603) 225-2825.

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)

the structure of a house in the crawl space 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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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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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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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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