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Basements Are Common Places For Flood Damage In Franklin

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Basements Are Common Places For Flood Damage In Franklin Basements seem to be a prime location for water to affect because gravity pulls water into them.

Common Places For Flood Damage

The season when thunderstorms riddle the Franklin area is here. The weather can go from pleasant to disastrous quickly. Any time severe storms hit the region, numerous problems can take place. Rainstorms this time of year can bring about a lot of water in a short period. Excessive rain can flood your yard possibly causing water to enter your home. Basements seem to be a prime location for water to affect because gravity pulls water into them. Window wells can fill up causing windows to start leaking from the seals. High-speed winds can also blow rocks or tree branches into basement windows causing water to flow into your house. In some cases, water can come in from door seals on the main level of the building and leak into the lower level basement.

Whenever water enters a structure due to a severe thunderstorm, the basement gets inspected for potential issues. Many cases of flood damage in Franklin prove that problems with basements are common. Our SERVPRO technicians are experienced in dealing with several different issues relating to storms. However, when basements get affected, the negative effects can be more extreme than when water enters other levels.

Anytime excessive moisture enters a building the first thing our SERVPRO restoration crew does is repair the source of the structural leak. If the water comes in from lower door seals, then they get blocked off so that water cannot continue to enter. If the source of the damage is moisture coming in from a basement window, then we can first use a sump pump to extract water from the window well. After the standing water inside the well gets removed, we then board up the window so that rainwater cannot get into your home and create more problems.

If water enters your lower level either from a window or from above, the damage has the potential to be very extensive. When water comes from a window, our SERVPRO experts test the drywall and window frame for moisture from the point of entry down. If water enters your basement from the ceiling, then building materials from the top of the level down to the floor must get tested for moisture content.

The more water that enters your home after a storm the worse the damage can get. As soon as you notice wet building materials or contents after a storm, it is wise to call in the professionals immediately. For prompt 24 hour assistance, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

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Eliminating Fire Damage Residues In Belmont

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Eliminating Fire Damage Residues In Belmont Besides the physical damage caused by the flames, there are also smoke residues that can coat the surfaces in a home and leave odors.

Eliminating Fire Damage Residues

Belmont homeowners usually have multiple problems after a fire. Besides the physical damage caused by the flames, there are also smoke residues that can coat the surfaces in a home and leave odors.

SERVPRO restoration crews combat these types of Belmont fire damage by learning everything possible about them. That includes various types of residues, how they form during the fire, the materials that burn, and the best methods for cleaning them.

Every fire produces smoke residues. Most are dry and wet smoke residues. If the fire burns the material quickly, and oxygen present is abundant, the residues left are usually dry, powdery, and non-greasy. Materials that burn quickly are paper, dry wood, and natural fibers like cotton or wool.

Technicians can easily clean them off surfaces using a dry sponge or wipe them off upholstered furniture with a brush. If they are thick, specialists can use a vacuum to remove most of the residue and then follow up with a sponge.

If a fire starts in a space with less oxygen, it burns slowly. This smoldering fire produces a thicker smoke that often leaves a wet or sticky residue. Items that contribute to these residues contain synthetic materials. Examples include plastic like kitchen appliances, foam rubber furniture cushions, and other polymers like linoleum floors.

Depending on how thick they are, SERVPRO technicians can clean wet residues using a cleaning agent and a wet sponge. For very thick residues, they may need to use stronger cleaners to break them up and then a scraper to remove them.

In special cases, there are protein-based and fuel oil smoke residues. Protein fires start in the kitchen, with burning beef, fish, or poultry. The residues left by these food products can leave a clear, or yellowish color on every surface. Technicians clean them using the same methods for cleaning wet residues.

Odors left by proteins are extremely pungent and can spread through the entire home with the smoke, even if most of the residues remain in the kitchen. To remove them, technicians use deodorizing agents, foggers, air movers, and fans to neutralize odor particles and force them out of the home.

Puff-backs leave fuel oil smoke residues. They are common here and in other parts of the Northeast where residents still use traditional furnaces. A puff-back happens when a malfunctioning oil burner ignites incorrectly, or there is a crack in a heat exchanger.

Both problems shake loose old soot which can be forced out of the system and into the home along with unburned fuel oil. Technicians can often remove the residues without damaging painted surfaces. If the furnace operated for an extended period before a homeowner notices, then the residues may bond to the paint, requiring us to strip it and perhaps the wall panels underneath.

If you have problems resulting from a recent fire, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 today. We are here for you.

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A Leaky Toilet Can Cause Water Damage to the Structure of Your Laconia Bathroom

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage  A Leaky Toilet Can Cause Water Damage to the Structure of Your Laconia Bathroom Leaks Lead to Water Damage in Liconia Bathrooms--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Moisture and Water Removal by SERVPRO  

Sometimes the plumbing in your home can have a leak that may seem small and insignificant, but that leak can cause water damage over time. A crack in the tank of your toilet may only leak small droplets of water that drip down the side of the structure. The amount can even seem harmless. However, a constant dripping stream that is emptying out a significant volume of water from the tank for weeks on end is never good.

The constant moisture in your Laconia bathroom can cause water damage over time. The exposure can produce mold growth, or it can even warp and crack the tile. Additionally, it can weaken the structural floorboards, so they are not sound anymore. It is essential for you to call for help when you discover a leak in your home or find signs of water damage. The swifter the situation can be handled, the better it can be for the durability of your home.
 
SERVPRO strives to arrive on the scene as swiftly as possible. We understand that communication is essential, so our first employee to arrive is always our Estimator. The job of an Estimator is to inspect the damage and explain what is happening to you. They can answer any questions and point out possible solutions to the problem. The Estimator can continue to be the link between you and our SERVPRO techs throughout the entire remediation process.
 
Once our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home, they can immediately begin to work in your bathroom. They can remove the cracked tile and investigate the structural damage underneath them. We can use tools like moisture meters to get an idea of the levels we are working with and then begin a drying strategy to bring your home back to an acceptable level of moisture.
 
SERVPRO can use tools such as air movers and dehumidifiers to draw the moisture out of your bathroom. Additionally, we can thoroughly disinfect the area to help prevent future mold issues. Finally, the last thing SERVPRO can do for you is to suggest a contractor who can lay down new tile and also help you find a replacement for your broken toilet.
 
When a dripping toilet causes water damage inside of your bathroom, never hesitate to call for help. Dial (603) 527-2518 to get in contact with SERVPRO of The Lakes Region. We are always open and ready to take your call, 24/7.

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The Potential Health Effects of Mold Growth In Your Franklin Home?

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Potential Health Effects of Mold Growth In Your Franklin Home? Franklin Area Mold Problem? Call SERVPRO for Safe Remediation

SERVPRO Works with Safeguards during Franklin Area Mold Remediation Services

While many people are familiar with the fact that mold growth can cause health effects, there is still much uncertainty as to what these effects are. The more that you know about the risks associated with exposure to mold colonies, the better prepared you can be to combat this presence in your Franklin home with the help of professional mold remediation services.

When area people think about seeing mold in their homes, they often consider the kind of structural weakening and degradation that can happen from a thriving mold colony in their Franklin residence. What should also get considered, is the persistent health risks attributed to exposure to the colony in acute and sometimes chronic fashions.

This fact is part of the reason why our SERVPRO remediators take great care to ensure they get protected by the appropriate equipment before working to remove a colony growing in a home. While full body suits complete with gloves, hoods and eye protection are commonplace, you also see our technicians using equipment such as respirators and SCBA gear to protect their lungs from certain varieties of mold. The amount of PPE personal protection equipment worn by technicians depends on the extent of the mold infestation and the means needed for remediation.

While more gets understood about the effects of mold spore exposure and occupants in a house, the degrees of personal protective equipment change in kind. One of the greatest of these potential hazards to residents occurs in those who have trouble breathing already through conditions such as asthma, allergies, or any other manner of disorders. SERVPRO does not claim to be a doctors' clinic but does perform mold removal and remediation in structures.

Finding mold growth in your home can prove to be much more than a mere inconvenience to some families. If you have made such a discovery in your own home, you can trust in our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region applied microbial remediation technicians to help you remove the colony and work to restore the damage it caused safely. Give us a call anytime at (603) 527-2518.

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A Severe Storm With Excessive Rain Could Flood Your Lakeside Belmont Home

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage A Severe Storm With Excessive Rain Could Flood Your Lakeside Belmont Home Sail through flood damage restoration with SERVPRO

Remediating your home after flood damage

While living lakeside is terrific during the heat of summer, it is not always so fantastic when a storm rolls in and the excess water causes flood damage to your home. The intense winds from the storm can find a weakness in your home and make an entryway for itself, perhaps through a cracked window or a door that does not close properly. It is wise to call for help as soon as you learn your home has flooded. Waiting could actually cause further damage to the structure of your home and your belongings. Fortunately, when freak-storms and accidents happen, there is help near you that can intercede.

The first employee of ours that can get to your Belmont home to access the flood damage is our Estimator. Our Estimator can tell you their first impression of the damage and the likely solution our team of IICRC-certified technicians could take to remediate it. Think of the Estimator as the communication line between our team and you; they can keep you informed while we work and answer any questions you may have about the damage in your home.

When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home, they can focus on removing the flooded water first. We use advanced tools such as portable submersible pumps and extractors to remove the excess water. Should the volume of this water be exceptionally grand, we can bring truck-mounted versions of the same tools that can absorb even more water.

Once SERVPRO removes the immediate water problem, we can focus on cleaning up any debris from the storm and assessing your belongings. While it is rare to lose belongings in this situation, our technicians can keep a list to make insurance claims easier for you. Our final task is to dry out your home, and once everything is dry and clean, your home can hopefully feel as it did before the flood damage.

When a storm floods the lake next to your home and then your house, do not delay. Call (603) 527-2518 to reach out to SERVPRO of The Lakes Region. We prioritize arriving at your home as swiftly as we can after your call.

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Reasons to Schedule Professional Water Removal in Belmont

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Reasons to Schedule Professional Water Removal in Belmont When your water supply pipe breaks, getting the area dried out quickly is crucial. Call SERVPRO for a rapid response and thorough drying out services.

Team SERVPRO Understands That Time is of the Essence When Dealing With Water Damage


As a business owner, you pride yourself on delivering the best products or services in your niche. You counsel customers and other businesses with whom you do business to rely on your expertise and not try to get along without the skills and unique products you feature. When your commercial property needs fast water removal, follow your own advice and hire our certified technicians.
 
At some point during your stewardship of the family company, commercial water removal in Belmont will become a necessity. A broken water pipe, storm damage, machinery malfunction, or a host of other accidents or emergencies can fill the lower levels of the business. Tasking your staff to manage this crisis with inadequate tools or even appropriate equipment borrowed or leased is a poor business decision. Our trained and certified technicians mobilize quickly and clear out the water fast.
 
SERVPRO specializes in disaster recovery, and water removal is one of our core services. We arrive as soon as possible, swiftly assess your company’s needs, and then begin recovery efforts immediately. Our service vehicles hold high-efficiency pumps and water extractors, and if the power is temporarily interrupted during the catastrophe, our onboard power generators ensure the water removal need not wait. The crew members dispatched to your property also scan for hidden water in any recesses between walls, under floors, or other spaces.
 
Our employees train to master professional strategies through Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification courses. The SERVPRO crew members evaluate the condition of the water in your property to determine if containment and hazardous waste disposal are required by law. If so, we know the legal requirements and how to clean and sanitize after water removal to ensure your property is safe for your employees and customers.
 
Urgency is crucial when your property suffers a water loss. If the structural components and contents of your business remain wet for more than 24 to 48 hours, you risk severe and progressive deterioration to them and the potential for mold growth and damage. By the time your staff could get up to speed and evacuate all the water this timeline is likely unmet.
 
Rely on SERVPRO of The Lakes Region to respond to your water removal needs, just as you urge your customers to have confidence in your ability to deliver the products and services they require. Waste no time calling (603) 527-2518 when water brings business to a halt.

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Fire Damage Experts In Belmont Discuss Safety Hazards

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts In Belmont Discuss Safety Hazards After the fire is extinguished, many safety hazards remain inside the building.

Fire Damage Experts

Any time a fire starts on a property in Belmont, the safety of occupants exists. During the blaze, getting every out of danger and safe is the number one priority. After the fire is extinguished, many safety hazards remain inside the building.

Safety hazards exist during every restoration project. When mitigating fire damage in Belmont, maintaining a safe environment is the top priority. Before beginning any work, a safety program is implemented to cover all of the ordinary hazards.

The initial step to any project is to repair any immediate safety hazards that could harm workers or inhabitants. Our SERVPRO technicians communicate and cooperate directly with you, the homeowner all of the details of the scope of work and the safety plan. We always make it clear to you how the site will be secured during the restoration process.

As a part of the initial safety evaluation, we work directly with you regarding safety procedures dealing with locks, keys, and security systems. Our SERVPRO technicians do not begin any work until we determine all of the safety risks involved. We also take any input from you regarding any safety risks that you know may exist on your property.

Once our SERVPRO technicians identify all safety hazards that exist on your property, we define ways to minimize the risks and communicate them with everyone at the job site. One significant way we promote safety is to maintain an organized working area. We always identify work areas and staging areas to place equipment.

We identify dangerous areas and mark them off with caution tape. We communicate with you and any other occupants of the property the importance of staying out of the areas that are blocked off. At the end of each session, our experts clean out the working and staging regions. We make sure not to leave any cleaning products in areas where anyone can get exposed to them.

Once we receive permission from you, we dispose of any debris in the house to ensure safety for all occupants while we are not working on the property. Any contents that require cleaning or further attention get organized and placed out of the way of foot traffic. If you ever require damage mitigation after something burns on your property, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 any day of the week.

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How to Save Your Floors during Flood Damage in Laconia

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Save Your Floors during Flood Damage in Laconia SERVPRO Removes Stormwater from Tile Flooring While Protecting Your Laconia Residence

SERVPRO Salvages Storm Damaged Flooring During Cleanup and Water Removal

If you live in an area that is prone to flood damage, panicking should not be an option when you face such incidents. When working with restoration professionals, you can salvage your contents and prevent further damage since all that you need is the right skills and experience in this area. We are going to cover some of the steps we perform to restore floors and some sections of your structure when grappling with flooding situations in Laconia.

If your Laconia home has ceramic tiles, after a flood damage incident, there are chances of the water penetrating into any available cracks. When that happens, the subfloor may expand or warp and make the tiles to loosen or break around the joints. Our SERVPRO technicians can help in drying the floor by drilling holes and setting up space heaters to enhance moisture evaporation. By using a penetrating moisture meter, we closely monitor the drying process and make sure we achieve the right moisture levels. The physical structure dictates the exact method of drying.

When water comes into contact with painted concrete, the surface may blister, or flake and repainting may be necessary. Scraping and preparing the surface can be required. Remember, concrete is porous, and chalk-like calcium sediments may appear on the floors once the water wicks up. If the dirt or debris is left unattended to, it may lead to mold growth. Our SERVPRO technicians use HEPA vacuums to clean such surfaces, and after that, we apply an EPA-certified disinfectant.

After a water event, asphalt tiles which are a form of resilient tiles may have a strong bond with the concrete. Despite that, in some cases, white films may appear, and our SERVPRO technicians can clean such areas. If your home has vinyl tiles and it happens that water penetration has occurred to the underneath concrete, the tiles may separate. In such a situation, Our SERVPRO technicians recommend a replacement. Even when the subfloor is yet to warp, in instances of crawl spaces with plywood sheathing, we can determine if there is some hidden moisture in the structure through the use of non-penetrating moisture meters and sensors.

At SERVPRO of The Lakes Region, we use state-of-the-art restoration and cleaning equipment to attend to water, fire, mold, and storm damage. Call us at (603) 527-2518 and allow us to return your property to its earlier state, "Like it never even happened."

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Restoring the Water Damage in Your Belmont Restaurant

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring the Water Damage in Your Belmont Restaurant Make sure that your patrons head to your restaurant to celebrate every life event, plus date nights, by contacting SERVPRO when facing water damage.

Team SERVPRO Understands That Time is of the Essence When it Comes to Remediating Commercial Water Damage

Running a restaurant can be a challenging thing to do when everything is working as it should, and things are relatively smooth. When something like a water emergency occurs, even on a smaller scale, your Belmont restaurant requires immediate attention to get things back on track before the profit side of your business starts to take a dramatic hit. Admittedly, many business owners often ponder the possibility of cleaning up water damage themselves, but if this does not get done appropriately, worse damages could result.

The best thing that you can do for your Belmont restaurant is to bring in a professional restoration team to handle the commercial water damages in Belmont. This decision ensures that the situation gets handled as efficiently as possible, and you can expect the highest quality of work to prevent the possibility of worse damages resulting from inadequate restoration of the affected areas.

When you serve up food to hungry locals, these same patrons expect that your facility is accommodating and kept up. Water damage in the building, even in areas that get less frequented by the traffic of employees and customers, still likely require the doors to close for the duration of the restoration process. Fortunately, when you choose SERVPRO, you can rest assured that our team of qualified technicians work as efficiently as possible to limit the amount of time you have to close.

Drying is often a critical component to water damages in restaurants, and this process needs to be thorough. Any lingering moisture could allow for the growth of mold in your restaurant, which can be a nightmare to deal with in the culinary field.

From the initial assessment to the actions required to restore the damage to your business, our every effort is a direct reflection of our commitment to providing a quick, quality service to you.

You might not expect to encounter a water emergency in your eatery, but accidents and unforeseen events happen all the time. When you get posed a threat like this to your business, trust our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region specialists to help you clean up the mess and get back to serving your customers quickly. Give us a call anytime at (603) 527-2518.

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When a Leaking Pipe Causes Mold Damage Behind Your Food Pantry in Your Belmont Home

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When a Leaking Pipe Causes Mold Damage Behind Your Food Pantry in Your Belmont Home SERVPRO quickly and thoroughly remediates mold damage found in your home, taking steps to prevent future mold growth.

Rely on SERVPRO When You Discover Mold Growth in Your Home

One of the most significant signs that you may have mold damage in your home is a musty odor. The truth about mold is that it is everywhere; its spores are omnipresent. It is impossible to rid your home of it entirely. However, mold spores are relatively harmless until they come in contact with water. When an entire colony grows and invades a part of your home, it can cause health effects and damage your belongings. When it comes to mold, it is always wise to trust professionals to deal with the issue.

A leaking pipe inside of your Belmont home can cause mold damage. If the pipe is inside of your walls, it may not be noticeable at first; especially if a pantry is directly in front of it. Your pantry is essential, after all, it is where you keep your extra food. Mold growing near food is never a good thing as mold can cause health effects. When you begin to smell the musty odor that comes with mold, it has already become a problem.

SERVPRO can come into your home and investigate the mold damage very soon after your call. Because mold can spread when it is bothered, we set up plastic sheeting to separate the area. If the wall is overly damaged, we can remove the section. However, we do not install replacements. What SERVPRO can do is get you in contact with a local contractor.

We can dry out the area using unique trade tools and then clean the molded area thoroughly. Our SERVPRO techs can spray disinfectants and antifungal agents in the area to help reduce the chances of regrowth. Our goal is to try and make sure that the conditions which caused the mold are changed so you can go back to your usual life without worry.

Do not wait if you find mold damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region by calling (603) 527-2518. 24/7, we are available to come to your property.

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