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Concord Mold Damage Remediation Delivers Sustainable Results

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

Mold damage on a white wall Mold Damage in Your Concord Home? Call SERVPRO for Fast Remediation; we are Here to Help.

Expert Moisture Management: Why SERVPRO Ranks as a Leader in Concord Mold Removal

When property owners in Concord encounter mold damage, they seek a permanent solution to the rapidly multiplying colonies, ugly and disturbing to view and accompanied by significant malodors even if hidden in building cavities. Do-it-yourself abatement options are usually inadequate and often worsen the situation. Resolution of persistent microbial growth presents challenges that professional intervention partnered with customer education best conquers by implementing research-based protocols.  

Mold damage in Concord buildings is a common issue, which is why SERVPRO invests in Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). It maintains applicable licenses and certifications from the state of New Hampshire and its municipalities. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the microbial remediation industry standard that guides best practices. These practices provide comprehensive resources both for the current infestation removal and the proactive moisture management crucial to inhibiting the potential for future mold and mildew damage.

What Factors Increase the Risk of Microbial Growth?

Mildews and molds propagate through spores, microscopic fungal particles endemic in all interior and exterior spaces. The spores often create few problems, drifting through the air or hitching a ride into homes and commercial buildings on clothing and shoes, pets, equipment, and more. As long as the spores remain dry, they do not germinate and grow, settling instead upon surfaces and in cracks and crevices along with the many other substances that comprise baseline dust and grime. Problems arise when:

  • Spores encounter and absorb water, including the airborne moisture of high humidity levels
  • Spores remain damp for at least 24 to 48 hours
  • Oxygen is present
  • Organic sources of nourishment and shelter are nearby, including many types of building materials -- wood, drywall, insulation, textiles, and more

The above resources are readily available in all Concord properties. It is impossible to eliminate most of them, causing property owners anxiety because mold growth thus seems inevitable. Fortunately, the moisture essential to jump-start a fungal invasion is controllable, which is why SERVPRO’s training and experience in water damage restoration are vital for residents and businesses looking for contractors proficient in successful strategies to resolve mold outbreaks. 

How Does SERVPRO Remediate Mold Damage in Concord Properties?

The EPA has researched microbial removal approaches extensively, developing the industry standard published as the guide “Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings.” This scientifically designed protocol applies to outbreaks in family residential settings and multi-family structures, and a wide range of business locations. The procedure, followed by appropriately equipped and trained work crews wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), adheres to a set of consecutive steps:

  • Location of colonies -- testing employed if necessary where building cavities hide infestation
  • Containment of affected areas and workspaces -- wrapping spaces using 1.6 mil polyethylene barriers and leveraging negative pressure air scrubbing equipment to seal off the area and trap contaminants in HEPA filters before exhausting 
  • Mechanical removal of existing organisms off non-porous surfaces using scrapers, brushes, and other agitation
  • Controlled blasting with gentler abrasives such as soda, dry ice, and corn cobs to remove and incapacitate hyphae on porous surfaces
  • Spray and wipe or vacuuming (using HEPA filtered equipment) to pick up moldy debris for bagging and lawful disposal
  • Treatment of cleaned areas with EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit rebound infestation
  • Mitigation, remediation, and restoration, including through drying, of water damaged building materials and contents 
  • Adjustment of relative humidity levels to between 30 and 50 percent

Our methodical and practical approach to moisture elimination and fungal remediation is why SERVPRO of Concord tops the list of mold damage contractors. Call (603) 225-2825 to consult with our highly-qualified team to discuss the options available for your specific circumstances.

Mold Damage Remediation in Concord

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

Ceiling Mold Let our fast response team eliminate further mold growth due to water leaks.

SERVPRO Assists with Mold Damage Restorations in Concord

While fungi commonly exist outdoors, if they start to form inside your structure, they could cause health effects. Once a fungus develops on an organic food source like building materials made from paper or wood, it can grow in all directions. The structures formed are called hyphae, and once they start to develop, they release seed-like spores into the air. These spores can then float around the atmosphere inside your building until they find another place with prime fungal growth conditions to form. 

During mold damage restorations in Concord, our SERVPRO technicians first figure out how the fungi formed. Since we know that a fungus needs moisture and the ideal temperature to grow, we first find the source of the water. For example, mold developing in your attic could result from a slow roof leak.

Before we begin conducting any work procedures, we can shut off the water or temporarily stop the leak so that no more moisture enters. We can then seal off the affected room/rooms with thick plastic and attach an air scrubber to remove harmful particles from the air of the affected areas. We can also spray the affected area with a fungicide like Sporicidin, which can kill spores released by the fungi.

Next, we can work towards removing the contamination from your building materials and structural components. If the fungus has grown on the surface of your wall studs or ceiling trusses, we can sand or soda blast away the contamination. We can then use a sealant paint to seal the affected wood so mold can form again. If the affected materials are still wet, we can set up air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the moisture.

SERVPRO sets itself above other restoration companies in the following ways:

  • We work closely with the homeowner from start to finish
  • Our technicians are IICRC-certified
  • We provide fast, 24/7 service
  • We utilize the industry's most advanced technology

If you ever see a small amount of black mold form in your attic, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825.

Basics of Mold Damage Remediation in Concord

8/8/2022 (Permalink)

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 attacks, leading to possible decomposition, which translates to additional losses. With that in mind, any Concord resident must know what to do after making such a discovery. 

Understanding the basics is necessary for any Concord mold damage remediation process to succeed. 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, so we wear protective gear such as masks during the process. The pre-inspection lets us 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 IICRC trained 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 sites, 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 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 helpful when we need to remove mold spores. 

Another critical step that our SERVPRO technicians do is cleaning the soiled surfaces and materials. We use sterilizing detergents when 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 air quality. 

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. 

Should I Spray Visible Mold Under My Sink With Bleach?

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

corner Picture Mold 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 grows on the studs, the techs dry the area and carefully monitor the air moisture levels. Once the colonies dry, they are brittle and flaky. The techs remove them by hand with gentle lifting and using a hand vac with HEPA filtration to capture any airborne spores that get stirred up. The stubborn dried matter gets removed through 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.

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

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

Illustration of a 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 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 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 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 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 particular 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 pre-damaged 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.

When SERVPRO Should Inspect for Concord Mold Damage

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on Wall With advanced equipment, SERVPRO restores property to pre-damaged conditions, "Like it never even happened."

Mold Damage Is Not Always Easy to Identify 

While you can expect that many homes will face some form of mold growth in their lifetime, many homeowners do not know what to look for when this threat arises. Often, a problem can go undiagnosed and unchallenged to worsen over time. Ideally, you can often suspect mold development after experiencing these signs in the affected areas:

  • The physical appearance of mold
  • Harsh musty odors in the suspected area
  • Persistent moisture and damp pockets
  • Structural damage indicating deterioration

What Does a Mold Inspection Do? 

A mold inspection is one of the key elements to discovering mold damage in Concord homes and businesses. This process is conducted by our experienced production manager walking through the property with the homeowner. The objective is to narrow the margin of certainty about the presence of mold and act on these discoveries should they exist.

What Happens if Mold Is Discovered? 

Mold can be a highly disruptive and destructive presence in your home. The longer organisms can directly impact sensitive organic materials, the worse the colonies will spread, and the harder mold is to remove. Our remediation specialists use the most minimal approach to removing active colonies, beginning with surface cleaning, to eliminate microbial threats.

Like it Never Even Happened. 

Trusting our SERVPRO professionals to complete remediation is helpful for several reasons. You are getting AMRT-Certified technicians to help eliminate active spores and colonies. We have licensed contractors ready to help with the build-back services often connected with fully restoring post-mold damage effects.

Whenever mold becomes a threat to your home, you can trust the fast response of our SERVPRO of Concord team to help. We have professionals ready and able to mobilize fast when you suspect mold threatens your household. Call now at (603) 225-2825.

What Are Differences Among Concord Water Cleanup Companies?

1/26/2022 (Permalink)

water on floor, removed drywall, studs SERVPRO mitigates demolition requirements as we restore water damaged assemblies and contents in a Concord Home.

Why SERVPRO? Worker and Equipment Investment Equals Concord Water Restoration Triumph

One of the best predictors of remediation success is the speed of water cleanup in Concord. Water damages structural components and contents in many ways without regard to the source of the moisture. Although contaminated water from overland flooding or cleaning up after a sewer backup might appear to present the most hazardous circumstances, the reality is a clean water leak that spreads throughout any space also can at a minimum:

  • Cause swelling and eventual crumbling of drywall
  • Soak into woodwork, floors, and framing, leading to warping, buckling, and loss of structural strength
  • Delaminate engineered wood (laminates and plywoods) and textiles like carpeting, usually an irreparable condition
  • Collect in building cavities, creating a significant risk of structural collapse and potential injury to occupants
  • Remain absorbed or trapped for periods long enough to fuel mold growth and associated damage (as few as 24 hours)
  • Become contaminated Category 3 water within hours to days

How Can a Full-Service Water Removal Service Mitigate and Remediate Both Short- and Long-Term Consequences?

Hiring an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified company that trains its technicians to research-based international standards is the best way to guarantee a prompt response to water removal and lawful disposal issues and get ahead of secondary damage. When you follow this advice, it is readily apparent why SERVPRO is well-positioned to be your first choice:

  • IICRC certified company and technicians
  • Community-based teams of managers and technicians available 24/7
  • Service vehicles stocked with cutting-edge water damage mitigation and remediation equipment, tools, and products ready to roll and usually minutes away from your home
  • Scalable workforce and other resources capable of responding to significantly damaged homes and businesses

Reliable provision of water damage emergency services is why SERVPRO of Concord receives high marks from satisfied customers. Call (603) 225-2825 to evaluate your specific challenges and needs.

How Destructive is Water Damage in Concord Homes During the Winter?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help SERVPRO techs are ready at a moment's notice for all water damage restoration projects. We are here to help 24/7 365 days a year.

Preventative winter care can help Concord homeowners avoid costly and destructive water damage. 

The winter season can be among the harshest for homes and businesses in New Hampshire. Expecting the damage that can come and working to prevent these catastrophes can protect your property against overwhelming water damage effects.

How Can Severe Winter Weather Damage Homes?

Frozen pipes and ice damming in Concord homes are two ways severe winter weather can have the greatest impact on a property. Without preventative management for your house, damages that could result from include:

  • Frozen water service lines
  • Damaging water fixtures
  • Roof damages 
  • Ice buildup 
  • Flooding

Keeping Your Pipes from Freezing

Frozen pipes are not an inevitability. You can often prevent these unfortunate circumstances, including the added threats of bursting or rupturing pipes. Keeping the areas around exposed pipes warmer through direct insulation, space heaters, or better house heat can prevent ice formation.

Avoiding Ice Damming Threats

It is possible to limit the threats of situations like ice damming. Long-term, you want to ensure that the insulation in your house is consistent and adequate against the roof. You can also install heated cables near the roof's edges to make these spaces unable to support ice.

SERVPRO is Always Here to Help

Many people trust the reputation and the experience of our SERVPRO team as a leading organization for the recovery of compromised properties. After devastating winter weather damage like burst pipes or attic flooding, the fast response of our professionals ensures that mitigation like extraction with pumps and vacuums and the cleanup of the property get started as soon as our team first arrives.

No matter how your home might suffer the effects of a brutal winter season, our SERVPRO of Concord team can help with a fast mitigative response and experience. We are ready and able to mobilize fast when disasters strike, and you call (603) 225-2825.

What Guides Mold Removal Companies When Resolving Mold Contamination?

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

"Mold Inspection" SERVPRO technicians know what to look for when inspecting for hidden mold damage in your property. Call us today, we will come take a look for you.

SERVPRO Bases Remediation Decisions on the Evaluation Done at Each Loss Site

Mold development in a property is a great inconvenience. It ruins finishes and affects indoor air quality at the very least. That you need to remediate mold contamination may not be questionable. However, doing so independently or involving mold removal companies may not be very clear. One way to ease the decision-making is by evaluating how such companies approach the process.

Most of the mold removal companies operating in Concord have dealt with the problem repeatedly. Therefore they come up with systemic ways to resolve infestations. For example, SERVPRO treats every incident uniquely while relying on the knowledge gained over the years to aid decision-making. 

Crucial Factors That Guide The Professionals Include:

  • The type of materials contaminated
  • Where the mold colonies are located
  • The level of contamination

Porous materials with visible infestations are usually unsalvageable, so our SERVPRO technicians plan to tear down the identified areas. For the rest of the materials, cleaning procedures such as vacuuming or wet wiping with antimicrobial products is necessary. For heavy contamination on solid wood or concrete, we use aggressive cleaning processes such as wire brushing.

Mold rarely develops in the entire house. Contamination can be restricted to the ceiling, attic, interior or exterior walls, or bathroom. The location has a significant impact on the decisions the companies make. For instance, if it affects the ceiling, relocating contents and the people living in the house may be mandatory to protect them from harm during remediation. The location also determines the equipment needed because of the need to reach elevated or concealed areas.

SERVPRO of Concord deeply probes the contamination at your property before recommending solutions, ensuring that you are satisfied. Call us at (603) 225-2825. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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

8/28/2021 (Permalink)

overflowing dishwasher Water damage in your home is a job for SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment for every job.

Avoiding Problems That Can Occur After Water Removal in Concord Homes

Did you know the national average for water damage in homes shows that a water loss event is likely to occur at least once every eleven years? Commonly seen sources are from plumbing problems, appliance malfunctions, or structural issues such as hydrostatic pressure causing water in the basement.

Many issues can occur post-water removal in Concord homes, and SERVPRO technicians monitor the moisture levels in the room and look for signs of mold growth to halt infestations before they start. Inadequate drying has the potential to result in foul odors and weakening of building materials.


Each technician undergoes rigorous training in the restoration sciences, including hands-on situational experiences, so they learn the best practices for handling different types of loss. As advances happen in the restoration industry, the technicians engage in ongoing education to stay on top of the latest developments in both equipment and methods.

Water Removal Methods

When technicians extract water from a home, they have different equipment depending on the type of surfaces they are working on. Squeegees work great on tile and wood floors, while rovers and weighted extractor wands perform well for pushing the maximum amount of water out of carpet and padding.

Avoid Mold During Water Cleanup

It does not take much for mold spores to germinate, and SERVPRO technicians work proactively to inhibit any type of mold growth during and after water loss mitigation through the use of antimicrobial cleaning agents as well as sealants to avoid infestations.

Avoid Musty Water Odors

The lingering reminder of the water damage in the home may point to moisture remaining. To avoid this happening, SERVPRO technicians use different kinds of moisture detection equipment (depending on the surface they are scoping) to confirm after drying, there is no residual moisture present. After drying, the surface wipe-down with their cleaning agents such as SERVPRO's own Orange cleaner leaves nothing but a fresh scent while it kills odor-causing bacteria.

SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 has the training and equipment for fast, efficient water removal. The emergency response team is available 24/7 to make the loss in your home "Like it never even happened."

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

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing in the corner of a room Quick action is required when facing a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO at the first sight or smell. We are available 24/7 to take your call.

Why SERVPRO for Clean-Up of Mold Problems

You find a small patch of mold in a corner above your shower stall; thinking that it is something else entirely, you take an everyday household cleaning solution to it and scrub the problem away. With this contact, you may have contaminated yourself, the cleaning materials you used and could have helped spread mold to other areas of your home.

Most mold damage you find on your Concord area property appears minimal until you get to the root of the problem, locate the source, and get a good look at the entire space. Small patches on your walls mean that a more substantial problem can exist somewhere else. Places containing hidden moisture like the interior of your walls, around pipes, in the subfloor, or ceiling can contain problems that you are not aware of yet.

Remember, mold exists everywhere. It is an existing natural life-form within our eco-system that assists with recycling materials back into our environment. We do not want to get rid of it entirely, even if we could. It is a professional mold remediation specialist's job to limit the exposure you find in your home, not to eradicate fungi completely, since it is not possible. SERVPRO can help you with that mold remediation.

Consider all locations where mold can exist, including cracks, crevices, crawlspaces, attic space, basements, walls, ceiling, flooring, and more. If you do not have the equipment necessary to protect yourself and prevent spreading the contamination to other rooms of your home, you should seek professional help. Give the expertly trained IICRC certified technicians from SERVPRO an opportunity to perform the services you deserve.

Equipment used for Mold Damage Remediation

The air moving equipment, HEPA filtered vacuums, attachments, extraction equipment, and experience that SERVPRO offers are well worth the cost. We can help limit any damages you experience and return things to normal in a quick, efficient manner that causes little to no disruption of your everyday routine.  "Like it never even happened."

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that our applied microbial remediation technicians have done everything necessary to keep you and your family safe. 

Contact SERVPRO of Concord for additional information or begin with an initial inspection today. We are here to help 24/7, 365. Never hesitate to call. (603) 225-2825.

Restoring Fire Damaged Items in Your Bow Home

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with soot covering everything If you are facing fire damage, expert clean up and remediation will help alleviate your stress. SERVPRO has the equipment needed for the job.

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

Our goal in any job is to make the customer's Bow area home exactly "Like it never even happened." Many disasters destroy more than the structural framework and severely impact the contents. Decades ago, many of the items lost in a fire could not become usable again, no matter how much cleaning occurred. Now, we have the technical ability to restore many things that homeowners would need to replace.

We take pride in explaining to our customers why SERVPRO uses ultrasonic technology to restore most of their items from soot contamination that happens as part of fire damage in Bow. We use this technology because it is suitable for so many different things. The main requirements that an object must meet include its ability to become submerged in water and, afterward, our ability to dry it quickly.

Soot Damage Restoration

In a similar manner to hydrogen peroxide that cleans debris from a wound, the bubbles produced by the intense vibrations in our ultrasonic machine lift foreign matter and substances away from the surface of anything placed inside the basket and submerged in the water. This process can take a bit of time when surfaces hold a thick layer or the item contains extensive grooves and other indentations. Still, the results are much less labor-intensive and more uniform than work conducted manually.

Our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FRST) understands the stress families experience when not only their home is affected by fire damage, but their most prized possessions seem lost forever. Knowing that we can restore both keepsakes and everyday items for you makes our work incredibly satisfying from both a professional and personal level. In addition, our work in restoring your belongings with our ultrasonic machine is enhanced by the way we inventory these items as we pack them up for transport to our facility. We are eliminating losses and ensuring that we make a notation detailing any newly discovered damage.

SERVPRO of Concord wants to help families in the surrounding area, including Concord and Penacook, to recover as quickly and as painlessly as possible when fire damage causes ruin to their homes and belongings. Our 24-hour services line, (603) 225-2825, is here for you, 365 days a year.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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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Water Cleanup Inside Your Concord Home

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Professional Tips for Cleaning Water Damaged Homes in Concord

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Living room and furniture under water Water damage in your home? SERVPRO can make it "Like it never even happened."

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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