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SERVPRO's Legendary Personnel Shine in Belmont Water Damage Jobs

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO's Legendary Personnel Shine in Belmont Water Damage Jobs Drips in Belmont Properties Can Lead to Severe Water Damage--Call SERVPRO

Belmont Properties Benefit from Restoration After a Water Damaging Event

We know that significant water damage to your Belmont home can be tough for your family to deal with and adapt to. SERVPRO aims not only to repair any damage done but also make the entire restoration process as easy as possible for you. Core to this goal is our team of representatives and technicians, who are famed throughout the country for their friendly attitudes and willingness to help. We pride ourselves on our well-qualified, dependable, and approachable staff, and guarantee friendly and professional service to you for the entire duration of a cleanup project.
 
You may notice our friendly service starting right from your first water damage call in Belmont or other local communities. Live representatives are ready to answer your call and resolve problems on a 24/7 basis and can advise you on safety and mitigation protocols for you and your family. Within hours of that first contact, our technicians arrive on-site and begin their mitigation work. While time is of the essence in this stage, our personnel is always courteous and professional, if concise. In these early hours, we focus on speed and efficacy, but always make sure to keep your needs and reservations in mind.
 
Once restorations are well underway, our reputation for outstanding service really begins to shine. Our technicians are happy to explain their methods and assist you wherever possible. We also make sure to maintain active and robust communications with both you and your insurance provider to allow smooth and easy understanding between all parties. If you ever feel that our work infringes too much on your home and property, let us know, and we can adjust our workings to suit your needs better. Be sure to reciprocate; SERVPRO technicians appreciate nothing more than a cold glass of water and "thank-you" on the job site.
 
SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is a local provider of restoration and repair services for water, fire, mold, and other forms of damage to your home. Call us 24/7 at (603) 527-2518.

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Why Do You Need Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Franklin?

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Do You Need Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Franklin? Franklin Fire and Smoke Restoration is a Process That SERVPRO Handles Professionally

Franklin Properties Large Fires Require Cleanup and Odor Control

There is nothing more horrifying than to see your home on fire. Your life comes to a screeching halt and recovering from the damage can take significant time and money. Hiring professionals with experience and skill are the first step toward restoring fire damage to your property here at Franklin.

An incidence of a fire can leave your property in almost an unrecognizable state. Fire damage restoration of your Franklin property is a tedious job that requires skill and experience. Thankfully, here at SERVPRO, we have a team of experts with years of experience under their belt to help you through this traumatic event.

Smoke and soot
If the smoke and soot are not cleaned properly, their effects can linger on for years in your home. They can penetrate the floorboards and compromise the structural integrity of your home. Our team of experts uses state-of-the-art technologies to eliminate smoke and soot as efficiently and as quickly as they can. The SERVPRO team always puts restoration first and replacement second when it comes to fire damage. Our goal is to lower your cost and get your property back to the pre-fire stage as soon as we can by carefully restoring the damage.

Deodorizing
Deodorizing is a critical step in fire damage restoration. The chemical odor of fire is not only unpleasant but can be harmful to your health as well. Luckily, SERVPRO technicians use the latest deodorizing equipment that can neutralize even the strongest odors after a fire. Our Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers produce a fine mist of deodorizing liquid that can penetrate every nook and cranny and get rid of even the toughest odors. We also use thermal foggers to deodorize areas that are hard to reach and other confined spaces.

Fire damage restoration is a job for professionals and time is of the essence. Make sure that you act quickly and have the damage assessed as soon as possible.

Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region on (603) 527 2518 to schedule an inspection today. Our experts work with you tirelessly to get your property back to the pre-fire stage.

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Seasonal Favorites May Be On Hold Because Of Water Damage In Belmont

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Seasonal Favorites May Be On Hold Because Of Water Damage In Belmont An unpleasant surprise can await if the ice and snow make their way inside the building during the off months.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Belmont enjoys the change of seasons, and residents and visitors alike look forward to seasonal shops and restaurants reopening when the weather warms. An unpleasant surprise can await if the ice and snow make their way inside the building during the off months, damaging the structure and threatening to postpone opening day. Work with a seasoned restoration company to remediate the damage and plan for repairs to avoid issues in the future.

Water damage delayed the opening of Belmont’s handmade ice cream treat shop in the spring. During the days leading up to the traditional grand opening, the interior walls showed dark staining, and an unpleasant smell pervaded the air. A simple touch up with paint clearly would not be enough to freshen the area. Our professional water damage specialists inspect the affected areas and link the damage to ice dams that built up in the gutters over the winter.

Regardless of the cause of the water intrusion, SERVPRO restoration specialists plan to bring the sweet shop back to life. Moisture meter readings taken by our crew determine drying goals for the wooden rafters soaked with winter precipitation. Commercial sized air movers and dehumidifiers positioned strategically by our technicians reduce the moisture content of the load bearing walls to return them to proper condition. SERVPRO project managers have a restoration mindset, working hard to design project plans that avoid the need for demolition and instead rejuvenate original building materials. This approach saves time and money.

Moisture does work its way through ceiling tiles and softens the gypsum board lining the interior. These composites are usually made of chipped or pressed wood fibers and water-soluble adhesives. We work with your insurance company to decide whether all efforts should concentrate on the restoration of every building material. SERVPRO counsels flexibility in its remediation approach and takes a practical position when the damage is irreversible and requires replacement of some of the damaged components. A few ceiling tiles and portions of drywall easily switch out and complete the interior reclamation after the drying of the building studs.

With the reopening date secured, SERVPRO looks forward to the end of the season in the fall. Repair of gutters and installation or replacement of adequate insulation keep warmer interior air from melting snow and ice near the edges of the roof. This action prevents water from pushing under the shingles of the roof and into the upper reaches of the building. Closing up the store for the winter then avoids the threat of continuing water damage.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region not only assists with current water damage issues but also helps you plan to close the portals water uses to get inside to commence the problem cycle. Call (603) 527-2518 for a practical and proactive solution.

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When Mold Damage Strikes And Ruins Your Belongings In Franklin

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Mold Damage Strikes And Ruins Your Belongings In Franklin Mold lives everywhere, even if we do not see it within our homes.

When Mold Strikes

Mold lives everywhere, even if we do not see it within our homes in Franklin. Individual pieces of mold and its spores are so tiny that you must use a microscope to see them. Populations, though, where colonization takes place, leave little doubt that mold exists.

Franklin residents do not experience higher rates of mold damage than other parts of the country, but each home still holds the potential for this problem to develop. If rainwater enters through tiny openings in the roof, hairline cracks in foundation walls, or along windowsills, mold can begin prolific growth. Many sources, including some inside your home, might exist simultaneously. SERVPRO technicians have the skills to locate these and then take the necessary actions to stop future water from becoming problematic.

When you place clothing, boxes of memorabilia, furniture, or other items near walls or other structures, and lack of ventilation can help moisture build up. Microbes nearby can then use this moisture to reproduce and spread rapidly. Many clothing items, as well as cartons and boxes, contain a significant amount of organic matter, making them highly attractive to microbes.

Whenever we encounter mold damage, we know that our first step in controlling its growth involves finding its source of water. When moisture accumulation is the underlying factor in an infestation, cleaning the items infested becomes a starting point. Boxing your items up for transport to our facility for cleaning allows our other technicians to work within your home. Cleaning walls and other structures in your home of all microbial infestation helps reduce the overall population.

Ensuring that mold damage cannot return and damage your belongings again in the future as quickly as it did in the past, IICRC recommendations include continuous dehumidification. This is especially crucial when using areas such as basements or attic spaces for storage. In addition to a typical dehumidifier, we can place packets that help keep areas dry. These non-toxic desiccant packs last a long time after being placed inside stored boxes.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is a locally owned and operated service, providing round-the-clock services to those in our community when mold damage or other disasters happen to their homes. Calling our number, (603) 527-2518, puts you in contact with professionals skilled in the restoration work your home needs.

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Identifying Oxidation as a Result of Water Damage in Belmont

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Identifying Oxidation as a Result of Water Damage in Belmont One way to identify oxidation is to look for discoloration, such as red rust on a metal pipe.

How to Detect Oxidation in Your Water Damaged Home

Some metals can react with water in a process known as oxidation. When these materials come into contact with water, they may chemically reform into a new, entirely different material. The most well-known form of oxidation is rust, but many other metals and materials can oxidize as well. Oxidation can sometimes be one of the costliest forms of water damage to reverse in Belmont homes because the objects and fixtures affected may be very difficult to repair or replace due to their metallic composition. Here are a few ways you can know if metal surfaces in your home have oxidized.

Discoloration

The easiest way to identify oxidation as a byproduct of water damage in your Belmont home is to look for discoloration on the material. The vast majority of oxidized materials have a different color from the original metal. For example, rust is red while iron is gray, and copper's brownish hue becomes a light green. SERVPRO technicians are trained to recognize different colors and what they may mean, but your focus should be on finding any unusual colors. In addition to color changes, most oxidized metals lose their luster and appear as dull and perhaps misshapen materials. Thus, if the metal is visible, identifying oxidation is simple.

Smell

Some oxidized materials may omit strange and distinct odors. This can be an important way to discover oxidation in places not directly visible, such as in pipes and metal structural components. In general, keeping watch for strange smells in your home is an excellent way to identify damage early, as you may find signs of mold growth or other forms of water damage that would otherwise go unnoticed until they cause far more damage.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region provides expert and quality home restoration services to all local homeowners in need. If your home has been affected by water damage, please contact us at (603) 527-2518.

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We Provide Laconia Residents With Water Damage Restoration Services They Can Trust

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial We Provide Laconia Residents With Water Damage Restoration Services They Can Trust Water damage can occur in quite a few locations in your Laconia area hotel.

Professional Water Damage Restoration Services

Water damage can occur in quite a few locations in your Laconia area hotel. Unless you know where they all are, or what to look for, it is easy to have problems that you are not even aware of having.

It can take an official inspection of your Laconia hotel to locate water damage. Remember, it only takes a small leak, in the beginning, to lead to significant damage that affects every guest and employee on the premises. We are here to help you catch things before they get out of control and if at all possible, help you prevent future problems.

You have quite a few people trafficking in and out of your hotel on a daily basis. It may not always be possible for you to send staff off to check common areas, searching for signs of water intrusion on your property. SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified professionals are available to provide you with this service and want to provide you with the solutions you deserve.

Accidents happen all of the time, and while you may take action to eliminate immediate hazards, the underlying problems still exist that could affect your entire building. Water penetrates areas quickly, making it hard to track its progress without the proper equipment. SERVPRO technicians have access to water extractors of all shapes and sizes, infrared moisture detectors and drying equipment that makes locating and eliminating hidden pockets of moisture easier. On top of getting the water out of your hotel, we can address any damages to furniture, carpeting, flooring, walls, ceilings, and more. You never have to call another subcontractor who specializes in a specific trait, SERVPRO does it all.

What is more important, is that we are available 24/7, year-round, giving you access to recovery and repair specialists any time, day or night. Our entire Green Fleet of vehicles are stocked and ready to deploy. In an instant, you have a devoted team of professionals on your property ready to perform water damage restoration services that help keep your customers and employees safe.

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for full-service solutions to water issues plaguing your Franklin, Belmont, and Tilton property, today.

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Cleaning up Flood Damage After a Storm in Your Laconia Home

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cleaning up Flood Damage After a Storm in Your Laconia Home If a tree falls on your home during a storm, SERVPRO can properly remove the water and return your home back to its normal condition.

The Drying Process for Flood Damage Cleanup

The storms passing through your area have caused you to prepare your home, bringing in anything that could be flung around by wind and covering any plants that are delicate. You think you have prepared well, but then you hear a deafening crash as your neighbor’s tree falls through your roof and creates a huge hole for the storm to come in. Flood damage in your Laconia home results, as the storm is long and heavy.

While there is no preparation for a situation like this, there is a solution. In these cases of flood damage to your Laconia home, the insurance likely must pay for your damages. Flood damage in your home can be quite disconcerting and destructive. At SERVPRO, we completely understand and take your situation seriously, which is why we move fast to come to your home after you contact us.

Our technicians are professionally trained and IICRC-certified to handle flood damage from storms in a timely and thorough fashion, returning your home to its normal state as soon as possible. The disruption an event like this causes needn’t be prolonged for you and your family. We also understand that drying out your home and its contents quickly is important to prevent additional damage such as mold growth.

Four points determine how much time is needed for proper drying. They include the amount of water needs to be evaporated, the temperature, how much humidity there is, and how much air movement there is. We keep in mind the wet goes to dry rule, which means moisture moves from wet materials to drier ones, or wet air to drier air to find equilibrium. The dry air absorbs moisture from wet surfaces, and dry surfaces absorb moisture from the wet air. The four factors all affect the process of we going to dry.

SERVPRO staff uses industrial pumps first to remove the standing water, then dehumidifiers to evaporate the rest of the moisture. If needed, we also use portable heaters to raise the temperature in the affected areas between 70 to 80 degrees for the best results and fastest drying time. Air movers are also used to bring warm, dry air into your home and speed drying. The position of these movers is changed daily if needed until your home is thoroughly dried.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region are experts at handling flood damage. When your neighbor’s landscaping ruins your day in the areas of Belmont, Franklin, or Laconia, give us a call right away at (603) 527-2518.

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Fire Damage from an Unattended Oven in Belmont

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage from an Unattended Oven in Belmont Belmont Kitchen FIres Can Be Prevented --SERVPRO Tip

Precautions Can Help Prevent Damaging Fire & Smoke in Your Kitchen

Few things can match the trauma of finding your home going up in flames, threatening your sense of security. A fire can quickly decimate household items and structural materials in Belmont, significantly reducing their worth. It can even spread to the neighboring houses, leading to extensive losses. Fire departments and emergency responders receive a structural fire report every 65 seconds, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
 
When the smoke clears, SERVPRO can come in and commence the fire restoration process. We have a team of highly experienced, IICRC-trained technicians ready to reverse any fire damage in Belmont. After determining the extent of the damage, we can immediately begin the cleanup process.
 
Most domestic fires occur in the kitchen and are mainly cooking-related. The combination of cooked-on food in the oven and high-temperature cooking presents a clear fire hazard to your kitchen. This buildup of grime or food can stick to hot metal trays, grills, and plating, sometimes leading to odd smells and even unpleasant plumes of smoke from the oven during cooking. This residue, if left unchecked, can cause a fire and consequently, considerable fire damage.
 
Most oven fires are usually small, but the resultant smoke can cause thousands of dollars of smoke damage. SERVPRO has a special procedure for dealing with this type of damage, which includes cleaning up, repairing, and replacing damaged belongings. With temperatures reaching chilling lows during winter, the oven should be the last place to turn to as a source of heat.
 
To reduce your risk of fire damage, be sure to clean your oven regularly. When baking cakes and pastries, place a relatively bigger baking tray below your cupcake tin or baking pan. When roasting a duck and you want a coarse skin, check it every thirty minutes to drain out some of the hot greases. Lastly, have a professional check your oven every once in a while to ensure that it is working properly.
 
It is good to be prepared for emergencies, so when an oven fire occurs, you can count on SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for swift fire damage restoration services. We have a 24-hour emergency response team that can attend to your situation anytime. For any assistance, call us today at (603) 527-2518.

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Second Story Bathroom Leaks Quickly Cause Water Damage to Laconia Homes

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Second Story Bathroom Leaks Quickly Cause Water Damage to Laconia Homes Water that is splashed out of an upstairs tub by pets or children could show up months later in stains in your downstairs ceiling.

Second Story Water Damage Requires Professional Services

From the slightest bit of water that overflows from a boisterous child taking a bath to a broken water line that streams water down the inside of a wall, second story water events can spell disastrous results. Laconia residents can often tell when this happens with an overabundance of water on the floor, but an inside leak can remain hidden until visible damage begins to show itself on the exterior of walls or on the ceilings in lower floors.

Our dedicated and competent SERVPRO employees maintain their readiness 24/7, so Laconia homeowners faced with water damage have experts on their side. Maintaining certifications from the IICRC in Applied Structural Drying (ASD), we have the training needed to respond to any water emergency. Also, any area of your home that becomes saturated with water is at risk until dry. This is why we keep the tools and the equipment ready to respond to your water emergencies – every minute counts, and at SERVPRO, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The floor plans from one story in your home differ from others to make the best use of the space within your home. However, this sometimes means that water lines remain enclosed within walls directly over the ceilings of lower levels. When a water line's joint comes undone inside a wall, the water released must come down. Flooding your ceiling and springing through can happen in a short time. Water splashed over the top of the tub can show up months later in stained ceilings downstairs. Both of these situations need professional and skilled mitigation by experienced technicians.

After our employees complete all of the physical work, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) begins where removal of water and any damaged materials and subsequent cleaning left off. More than only using a deodorizing spray, we know how odor forms, so we eliminate it where it begins. Our process uses methods that are safe in the presence of people, plants, and carpeting.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region can be contacted by calling (603) 527-2518. We are always here to take your call and restore your home, no matter the size or complexity of your water damage incident.

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Stopping Mold Damage in Laconia

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Stopping Mold Damage in Laconia Mold spreads quickly. If you notice spots of mold or the smell of mold, call the technicians at SERVPRO to investigate the damage and remediate.

Our Trained SERVPRO Technicians Use the Applicable Chemicals to Combat a Mold Infestation in Your Home

Mold is the quiet, unnoticed disaster. Few homeowners or residents pay it enough mind, but large mold colonies and infestations cost people millions every year in cleaning and restoration costs.
 
Stopping mold damage in a Laconia home requires antimicrobial and other chemical agents to either kill the spores or force them back into an inert state. Each SERVPRO has access to a national network of cleaners approved for use by the EPA and the state of New Hampshire.
 
Commercial Disinfectants destroy 98 percent of the organisms on affected surfaces in Laconia homes. Among the types of disinfectants our technicians use are alcohols, chlorines, formaldehyde, and phenols.
 
Fungistats and Mildewstats reduce the rate of growth of fungi on organic materials such as leather, paper, and textiles (cotton and wool). One of the advantages of using them is that they do not damage or stain surfaces.
 
Sanitizers are very efficient in reducing mold microbial levels to a range determined as safe by health agencies. They are particularly useful in bathrooms and kitchens but have to be regularly used, or mold may return under the right conditions.
 
Sporicides are excellent for controlling bacterial and fungal spores. We use them strictly according to the manufacturer directions as they can be health hazards in large concentrations.
 
Sterilants are the strongest chemical we use. They destroy all microorganisms they have contact with, so our technicians are even more careful with them than with the sporicides. A common sterilant in many households is chlorine bleach. The sterilants we use are stronger than household chlorine, which makes them excellent on metal surfaces like sinks and faucets since the chemical does not pit the surface but kills virtually everything on it.
 
Ridding your home of mold damage is just as important as restoring it after a fire or flood. SERVPRO of The Lakes Region knows from experience that if left untreated for too long, mold can cause enough damage that it may be more cost-efficient to pull down a house in Belmont or Tilton and rebuild. If you need services or only suspect there may be a problem, call us today at (603) 527-2518 to schedule an initial visit. We are here to help.

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