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
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
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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Sewage Cleanup and Restoration From Flood Damage in Gilford
Damage after a storm can be overwhelming. Contacting SERVPRO quickly after a storm can start the remediation process immediately.
Our Certified Technicians Arrive Ready to Put Together an Action Plan to Deal With Storm Damage at Your Home
Storms are known for causing water damage to homes and businesses through heavy rainfalls. However, floods caused by severe rains can also cause sewer backup in the drain pipes. These backups, when left alone, can lead to costly damage and numerous health implications.
Once the storm is over, contact SERVPRO immediately to deal with the contaminated water. We offer 24/7 flood damage cleanup services for water damaged properties in Gilford. With many years of experience, our IICRC-certified technicians can restore your house back to normal, “like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO treats three types of water damage in this situation: clean, black, and gray water. Black and gray are the most dangerous. Grey water contains contaminants such as fungi and bacteria and includes aquarium water, wash water, and urine. Inhaling spores from bacteria and fungi can make you sick or trigger allergies.
Black water contains dangerous chemicals, waste products, and other life-threatening contaminants. Black water damage situations always come with disease-causing agents like viruses, fungi, bacteria, and parasites. In addition to triggering allergies and diseases, exposing yourself to microbes from black water can also cause toxic poisoning.
While clean water contains limited contamination, it can create favorable conditions for bacteria and fungi growth over time. Warmer temperature and high humidity after storm damage promote these conditions. As such, we have to dry any part of the structure contaminated with “clean” water as well.
Sewage contains all types of viruses. These viruses can enter your body by consuming contaminated foods/drinks, touching your mouth with contaminated hands, and inhaling airborne viruses. Once in the body, they can cause diarrhea, infections of the eyes, respiratory tract, intestines, stomach, and even liver inflammation. Parasites (such as tapeworm) and dangerous bacteria (such as E.Coli and Salmonella) can also compromise your health and immune system.
The bad news is that your family may be at risk of sewage contamination when a flood comes knocking. The good news is that SERVPRO of The Lakes Region, which is locally based, can arrive promptly to clean up the flood damage. Call us anytime at (603) 527-2518.
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Lose No Gilford Resort Bookings When SERVPRO Helps With Water Removal
Tubs are meant to be relaxing especially when you are on vacation, but they can quickly overflow causing damage. Call SERVPRO for quick remediation.
Our Technicians Come in Quietly to Quickly Remediate Any Water Damage Problems
Our beautiful area attracts visitors to the lakes and the mountains year round. Closure for even a temporary period because of water incursion is a disaster your resort business cannot afford. The experienced crews at SERVPRO come to the rescue, removing water fast to ensure tourists enjoy their vacations and your enterprise thrives.
The amenities your resort guests expect sometimes result in unexpected consequences. An in-room soaking and whirlpool tub overflows, requiring commercial water removal at your Gilford resort and spa. A speedy response is crucial to assure the comfort of all guests vacationing with you. We have the equipment and the trained technicians to get rid of the water fast without a ripple in the experience of your visitors.
Water flowing from tub to floor not only damages the room where the accident happens but also threatens other areas in your resort. SERVPRO understands that water removal is an immediate need so that the tub contents do not leak into other rooms or common areas. The water in a whirlpool is also considered gray, a moderately contaminated level. This designation is important as it means there is a heightening possibility of microbial growth if it is not managed swiftly. Soaps and other bath products, offer nourishment to the mold spores always present indoors. The water must be removed and all affected areas dried within 24 to 48 hours or mold growth is probable.
Our water removal team arrives with the power and the know-how to remove the water fast. Professional grade water extractors pull moisture from the floors and carpeting. Chances are good we remove the padding and replace it as it is hard to dry and an inexpensive fix. Air movers and dehumidifiers complete the job of moisture reduction, getting the room ready for the next guests.
SERVPRO workers are wise to the way water migrates, and we evaluate the surrounding rooms, on the same and lower levels, to remediate any water damage from the original spillover. Our goal is restoration, both to save you the expense of tear outs and replacements, and to minimize disruption within your property. We work with your insurer to limit your liability.
Water removal is a task at which our crews are masters. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 if part of your resort goes underwater. We get your property clean, dry and refreshed in no time.
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Understanding How Smoke Behaves Helps Us Remediate Fire Damage To Your Gilford Home
Smoke & Fire Cleanup in Gilford? Call SERVPRO
SERVPRO Uses the Latest Methodologies to Grapple with Smoke & Fire Damage
A home fire is a shocking and frightening experience. The cleanup afterward can be very stressful for homeowners. Your home does not feel like your own when there is still visible fire damage, which is very upsetting. It is natural to want to get back to normal as soon as you can after a blaze. SERVPRO is on hand to remediate fire damage and get you back on the path to normalcy.
When dealing with fire damage to your Gilford home, it is important to contact remediation experts who have a thorough understanding of combustion and are equipped to deal with the cleanup in the most efficient way. We train our technicians in the theory of fire and smoke, so they understand what to look for during the assessment of your property, and how best to clean it.
The way smoke behaves during a fire affects which parts of your home suffer the most damage and therefore need the most thorough cleaning. Here are some things our professionals need to be aware of when assessing your home.
Because hot air rises, smoke also rises, which means that ceilings are often particularly affected by smoke damage. Ceilings directly over the place where the blaze started are particularly susceptible to smoke damage. As smoke fills each room and reaches from the roof down to the top of the door frame, it spreads through the door (even if it is a closed door) into the next room.
Another aspect of smoke behavior that helps SERVPRO assess the damage to your house is the way smoke behaves in regards to temperature. Smoke migrates towards cooler surfaces (this is the hot goes to cold principle), and thus colder surfaces collect more smoke deposits. For example, because closets often have a lower temperature than the surrounding room, it is normal for them to collect more soot.
Our SERVPRO technicians use their knowledge of smoke behavior to assess the post-fire situation in your home and draw up the most efficient cleaning plan. We use a range of cleaning actions, including scrubbing and rubbing, using detergents to encourage the grime to slide off the surface, and immersion techniques for smaller items. We also have access to specialist storage and cleaning facilities where soft items such as bedding or drapes are washed using state of the art Esporta washers.
Soot damage remediation helps your home feel like your own again. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for help.
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Belmont Flood Damage from Different Types of Water
Belmont Carpet Flooded? Call SERVPRO for Swift Service and a Dry Home
SERVPRO Can Extract Contaminated Water from Your Belmont Home After a Storm
Much of the destruction we restore in homes comes from water. Most of that comes from threats inside the home; specifically, broken water pipes and failing appliances. Usually, the water from these incidents is Clean and removed with a standard restoration plan. If the water is Gray or Black, then additional steps must be taken.
Removing water and restoring order to a flood damaged Belmont home requires a professional service with training and experience. SERVPRO has decades in the restoration business and has developed a plan to deal with each of these three categories of flood water.
Clean Water is treated water that which contains no waste. The sources for this type of flooding are a burst pipe, an overflowing sink or tub, or a defective appliances. An example would be when a homeowner returns after a weekend trip to find the water dispenser on their brand-new refrigerator has failed. The flooding is not deep, but it does leave water over several rooms. Fortunately, Clean water poses few health risks and the only loss here would be the carpet pads and perhaps one or more carpets.
Gray Water is used water that contains waste, but not human waste. It can be Clean Water that after sufficient exposure absorbs chemicals, dirt, and debris. Sources for this flooding are an overflowing washing machine that spills across the floor or a toilet overflow that does not contain solid waste. Gray water does not spread disease, but direct contact could make a person sick. Losses here are the carpet pads and carpets. The pads may be cleaned under certain circumstances, but it is rarely ever cost-effective to thoroughly clean carpets with even this small level of contamination. In addition to pumping out the water, our technicians spray and clean the affected surfaces with an anti-microbial agent to ensure a clean result.
Black Water is unsanitary and contains human waste in most incidents. Sources for this type of contamination are backed-up sewer lines and failed septic tanks. The source may be floodwaters or streams that have picked up contaminants along their journeys. Our technicians must wear protective boots, clothing, and gloves when dealing with this category of flood water. We do not recommend anyone else come into the home until we have finished work. Unlike Gray, Black Water can spread disease if left untreated long enough. Depending if the local sewer system is functioning, we may have to pump out the water into a truck and dispose of it at a treatment plant. Everything Black Water contacts must be cleaned with a biocide or an anti-microbial agent and allowed to dry. Once done, we inspect it and clean again if necessary.
In most cases, restoring your home is a matter of removing the standing water and drying out your carpets and floors. When the flooding is contaminated, you need a professional service that ensures your home is clean and safe to live in once again. Dehumidifiers, air movers, and heaters may also be deployed to ensure that your home appears "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of The Lakes Region stands ready to help neighbors here in New Hampshire put their house back together. Call us at (603) 527-2518 today.
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Think Ahead - Protect Your Laconia Area Restaurant Against Water Damage Today
Count on SERVPRO to Keep Your Water Damaged Lilburn Business Open
Ask SERVPRO About Our Emergency Ready Plan to Combat Water Damage to Your Place of Business
You set your restaurant up with everything necessary to meet your guest's needs. You have a fully stocked kitchen, complete with cooking equipment such as gas or electric ranges, combination ovens, toasters, and microwaves. You installed fryers and oil filtration systems, along with specialty cooking equipment like grills, pasta cookers, rice warmers, and crepe makers.
Everything is going well the day you open your Laconia area business; water damage has never been farther from your mind. Your customers are happy, your food is great, things could not be better. That is until all of the equipment you installed and the increased traffic causes a pipe to burst, pouring hundreds of gallons of water into your kitchen. Of course, this situation is something that you might have avoided if you spent a little time preparing your building, along with everything else.
Water issues like this happen far more often than you might think. Some business owners are excited about getting all of their new equipment installed in time and are in such a rush to open their new business that they forget that the building might need some attention too. If you take the time to contact a qualified restoration company, like SERVPRO, we can help you avoid situations just like this one.
SERVPRO does far more than help you recover after an emergency situation occurs on your property. We often make recommendations that help you avoid damaging situations altogether and limit the losses that you experience even before things get out of control. Making the decision to contact us gives you access to highly trained restoration technicians with years of experience backing them while also providing us with an opportunity to gain useful information about your company that helps us respond to emergency situations sooner. By accepting our SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan, we offer a mobile app ERP and more to help prevent and mitigate potential losses.
SERVPRO technicians can perform an inspection that helps determine if any portion of your building has a problem that needs professional attention including pipes, fixtures, valves, connectors, or washers that are simply too old to handle the load. We can help you locate improperly installed appliances, warn you about problems that you might have overlooked and assist with getting things under control before significant damages can occur.
SERVPRO of The Lakes Region stands ready to perform any repairs or services necessary to help you maintain control of your property and can prepare your building to combat unexpected situations. Our technicians are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year. Schedule your initial inspection today. (603) 527-2518
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Laconia Mold Damage Happens for Specific Reasons
Spores and Mold Damage in Laconia Can Get Help from SERVPRO
SERVPRO Can Remove Mold Growth Factors Through Remediation
Many homeowners and renters are reluctant to deal with mold. Many of them mistakenly believe that mold infestation means that they have somehow kept a dirty home and are responsible for it. Poor housekeeping is not the reason; mold spores are inside every home and structure except for sterile rooms such as operating theaters and some types of laboratories.
SERVPRO understands that mold damage to Laconia homes only begins when spores have enough moisture to expand and grow. They still do not spread unless they have a food source and the surrounding temperature is in the correct range. To stop, clean, and remove mold, it is important for us to know the details of how growth happens.
A single mold spore is smaller than a mustard seed; it is microscopic. A mass can contain hundreds of spores but is no bigger than the period at the end of this sentence. They stay in the mass and inert unless they somehow break away. Even a rush of air from an air duct can cause it. As they spread, some of them eventually encounter moisture.
Spores quickly absorb water and expand by sending out hyphae, a network that grows like roots over or into a surface depending on the material. If the hyphae grow into the material, it usually serves as a food source also. Drywall, ceiling tiles, and wood panels are the food sources that spores seem to prefer. Hyphae that stay on the surface form new masses which eventually break up and spread the infestation further. All they need now is the right temperature. SERVPRO techs also point out that growth is enhanced by the lack of sunlight.
Most mold spores expand and grow in the range of 68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. This range expands a bit if there are significant sources of moisture and food. There are a few molds that grow in temperatures as low as 32 degrees or as high as 122 degrees. Unless it is the dead of winter, mold can grow and remain a threat anywhere in New Hampshire.
SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is prepared year-round to help you confront and remove mold from your home. Call us today at (603) 527-2518 for an inspection and free estimate.
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Spring Cleaning Should Include Removal of Signs of Puff-Back, a Type of Fire Damage, in Laconia
Damage prevention includes assessing the state of appliances on a regular basis. Soot around your furnace is an indicator and a risk. Call SERVPRO.
Fire Damage Prevention Includes Assessing the State of Your Furnace
When a furnace begins to malfunction, sometimes one of the signs of this is a loud bang, followed by a spewing of soot from the furnace. Much of this soot is initially contained within the ducts, only to be released into the air. When the soot hits the room along with the heated air, the soot particles can still be extremely hot from being in the furnace and burn the walls near heat vents.
Laconia residents might notice darkened areas around heat vents, and possibly even air intake vents if their furnace had problems over the winter, and this kind of fire damage is often overlooked during spring cleaning. The soot does not exist only on the walls outside of vents, but also inside the ducts. Hot ash can burn holes in ducts, even if they are made out of metal. These tiny holes can create fire hazards in the future, as well as allow pests to have greater ability to travel from one area of your home's interior to other areas.
SERVPRO technicians know how to effectively clean the locations affected by what is really minor fire damage, and the ducts that are involved, also. The ducts can develop build ups that are highly flammable, much like the accumulations that chimneys can develop. Leaving this substance inside your air vents is not only potentially dangerous, but it can be unhealthy and also produce ongoing odors that are highly unpleasant, particularly when the temperature rises over the upcoming summer.
As we clean, any defects in your ducts are noted for future repairs. If your air conditioning system uses the same ducts, this, and the cleaning itself are crucial to maintaining your indoor air quality at optimal levels.
After cleaning the area outside of the vents, painting can be done if desired. We also clean the vents so that they look like new again, free of dust build-up and grime. Carpeting below vents often collects debris, as well, and we can clean these areas for you, also. As with any fire damage, an entire home can be affected in various locations that may only seem unrelated. We have experience that helps us understand these patterns, and eradicating the problem wherever it exists.
By calling us, SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518, you can gain the experience we have gained from working on large and small fire damage situations, as well as the expertise obtained by our training and certification processes. Put our IICRC certificates to work for your home, and enjoy the healthy benefits of a cleaner home.
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