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

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

6/2/2017 (Permalink)

Concord Carpeting Needs Restoration or Replacement After Appliance or Storm Damage

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

Dishwashers are a wonderfully convenient household appliance, but as with any such device, there is always the risk of the dishwasher breaking down and causing a flood in your kitchen or utility room. Groundwater from storms is a dirtier flood to deal with but occurs less often.
 
Following flood damage in your Concord home, saving your carpet is a priority. After all, carpet is expensive to replace, and you want to avoid paying out for a new one if at all possible. SERVPRO is on hand to dry and restore your carpet – our aim is to make it “Like it never even happened.” Contaminated carpets filled with dirt, bacteria, waste from flooding requires a more complex inspection and treatment.
 
Carpet delamination is a real risk if your dishwasher floods in a carpeted area. To understand carpet delamination we need to know the construction of a carpet. Carpet has a primary backing and a secondary backing. The secondary backing is the one that is in contact with the floor underneath. Typically, soaked carpets and padding from groundwater flooding requires disposal and then a thorough drying of the floor base.
 
Delamination occurs when the primary backing becomes separated from the secondary backing. There are several causes of delamination, including poor quality manufacturing and improper installation. Another reason is flood damage. Water might cause the bonding glue to break down and the two backings to separate.
 
Drying carpet as quickly and as thoroughly as possible is necessary to lessen the risk of delamination. SERVPRO technicians are equipped to deal with the results of a dishwasher flood and dry the surrounding area effectively. Our technicians can also extract water post storm to reduce lamination effects.
 
Our IICRC-certified professionals have free-standing, truck mounted and submersible pumps on hand to remove water from the flooded area. Extraction is more efficient than drying, so it is important to spend plenty of time on this stage to hasten the drying process.
 
There is also a risk of delamination if the wet carpet is handled too roughly. You can rest assured that our team takes the greatest of care during the extraction process to minimize the risk of damage to your carpet. We also make several passes with the appropriate extraction tool because we know that extracting as much water as we can shorten the drying time.
 
After extraction, we position air movers and dehumidifiers around the area to evaporate water from your carpet and bring down the humidity in the surrounding air. If the storm dictated that the carpet was not salvageable, our techs can prep the sub-base and disinfect all exposed areas.
 
If you are concerned about the state of your carpet after a storm or a broken appliance, give SERVPRO of Concord a call at (603) 225-2825 for assistance.

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