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Aging Copper Pipes Could Spell Water Damage to Your Laconia Home

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Aging Copper Pipes Could Spell Water Damage to Your Laconia Home Old Plumbing in Laconia Often Causes Water Damage--Call SERVPRO for Drying Out Your Home

SERVPRO Works Hard to Restore Your Home to Its Pre-Loss Condition After a Water Leak

For as much as indoor plumbing and available treated water has made modern life convenient, this same presence could threaten your Laconia residence. Most homes that have gotten constructed before the last couple of decades likely feature copper piping instead of the PVC options common to modern construction. While this had always been the standard, its malleable nature allowed for ruptures, breaks, leaks, and disconnections.

All of these occurrences could leave your Laconia home reeling from water damages, and wondering how you correct the situation before it can get worse. Fortunately for you, our SERVPRO professionals are always available to help you through even the most severe of restoration needs for your home. We get uniquely trained to handle all manner of effects that could impact your house and the most effective means of remedying these effects in an efficient and cost-saving way.

Our team arrives at your home and begins assessing the full scope of the damage beginning with the source of the water damage. While this current issue with the plumbing in your home requires repair, our priority is getting the dampness and moisture out of these affected areas before more damage occurs to structural components and materials used for the walls, floors, and ceiling of your house
 
Thermal imagery allows our SERVPRO technicians to see behind walls, under floors and above ceilings to locate water and moisture that cannot get seen with the naked eye. This inspection process ensures that all of the lingering dampness and moisture can get thoroughly dried out so that compounding effects, such as mold growth, do not develop on top of the damage from the water.
 
Drying the area pairs equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers. The process could also involve more need-specific tools such as drying mats for floors and our injectidry system for the space between the walls of your home. If available, this system can also help with express drying of hard to reach areas.
 
While you might only be getting a small piece of the restoration process here, you can see the precise nature of our technicians to fully understand the problem you face and work to correct this damage. If you are combatting water damage in your home, trust SERVPRO of The Lakes Region to help you clean up the mess and get back to your regular life. Give us a call 24/7 at (603) 527-2518.

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Commercial Water Removal Services After a Sewer Backup in Your Belmont Business

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Services After a Sewer Backup in Your Belmont Business Need Water and Sewage Cleanup in Belmont? Call SERVPRO for a Safe, Sanitary Solution

Sewage and Water Damage Often Provide a Double Challenge for SERVPRO and Your Enterprise

One of the most unpleasant things that can happen to your Belmont clothing boutique is a sewer backup. A blocked sewer pipe can cause wastewater to back up into your shop. The contaminated water damages your building and the contents inside. It can also create health effects for you, your employees, and even your customers.
 
A sewer backup leading to water damage in your Belmont building is something you want to get taken care of immediately. Besides being unpleasant, you need commercial water removal services as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the building or your merchandise and displays. SERVPRO technicians are always standing by for emergencies like this, so you can call us as soon as an urgent situation arises.
 
During some remediation jobs, biohazards are present. Many of them are invisible to the naked eye and can only be detected under a microscope. Many biohazards are harmful upon exposure which is why we always wear protective gear while working in a water damage situation like this.
 
Any water damage can have organisms which create a health threat to occupants and workers. Sewage water is certainly problematic, and SERVPRO techs realize that this type of water is highly infectious waste material. The water could contain several different diseases and living organisms. Besides this, the water can emit methane gas and other sewer gasses that are harmful to breathe. When working in environments like these, we follow all proper safety precautions.
 
When working in contaminated environments with any biohazards materials, it requires that we use personal protective equipment-PPE. It includes wearing a full-body suit with hood, latex or rubber gloves, and eye protection in the form of goggles or a full-face mask. Our technicians are also required to go through safety training before we begin working in a hazardous environment. The final result is that by being trained, equipped and prepared we can expedite your water damaging event to a rapid conclusion.
 
SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is always cautious when working around a sewage backup situation in your business in Tilton, Laconia, or Gilford. Please contact us right away at (603) 527-2518 after a water damage loss so we can help get your business cleaned up again.

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Flood Damage Restoration for Your Belmont Home

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Restoration for Your Belmont Home Flooding after a storm or from a leak in the home is never something that is expected. Keep SERVPRO on speed dial so that we're just a call away.

Professional SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly to Dry Out Your Flooded Property

A flood emergency in Belmont can happen at any time. Oversaturated ground around your home, storm sewer backup, or an overflowing river or stream can bring the rainwaters into your home when you least expect it. Whether there are only a few inches of water in your home or several feet, you need to act fast to get your home dry again to avoid further damages.
 
A flooding disaster and flood damage in your Belmont home is not a task for you to tackle on your own, however. You need help from professionals like our staff at SERVPRO. We are specially trained to handle these situations in a timely fashion, and we have the industrial tools to pull the water from your home and dry it out again.
 
Once we have extracted all the standing water from your home, we need to dry the structure. Airflow is one of the essential tools that we use. Efficiently drying requires knowing the right techniques for using airflow.
 
SERVPRO techs have to think about where to place the dehumidifiers in regards to where the air movers are. Air movers should not blow air into the back of a dehumidifier directly. Dehumidifiers put out dry, hot, air. The hot air can be used to dry areas which are hard-to-dry, like pillars, walls, or any other areas that are saturated. The bigger the unit, the more hot air it makes. We aim the air toward an air mover and direct the hot air so that it reaches wet materials.
 
Something else we can do is place an air mover under carpeting that was affected to improve the drying time. We vent the carpet so air can escape. Floating carpets lowers the drying time and lets the floor underneath dry as well. We are careful not to run the air mover at too high of a speed to avoid damaging the carpet, and we reattach it to the tack strip to stop it from flapping, so it does not delaminate or damage any surrounding walls.
 
When drying out your home in Tilton, Franklin, or Laconia after flooding, SERVPRO of The Lakes Region takes care to arrange our equipment to lower the drying time as much as possible, avoiding further damages. Reach out to us at (603) 527-2518 right away after a flood so we can begin work as soon as possible.

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Mold Damage Specialists Of Franklin

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Specialists Of Franklin Sometimes a slow leak inside an appliance or a water pipe takes place inside your Franklin home.

Mold Damage Specialists

Sometimes a slow leak inside an appliance or a water pipe takes place inside your Franklin home. Whenever water finds its way into a building, damage likely occurs. If a water damage situation is left untreated for over 48 hours, it is very likely that mold forms.

Once a fungus forms inside your house, it is possible that the spores float to other areas of the home. SERVPRO's mold damage technicians in Franklin have experience in mitigating fungal issues and preventing spores and mold from spreading to other areas inside the building. Once a spore lands somewhere inside a structure, all that is needed for mold growth to occur is the right environment.

A fungus needs three things present inside the home to grow and spread. Once a spore hits a surface, it requires a lot of moisture present in the surface material or the air to develop into a fungus. Fungi also need an organic food source such as paper on walls or wooden flooring. The last thing necessary for the perfect fungi environment is the correct temperature. Some molds form and grow in sweltering or freezing cold temperatures but most strains like a temperature between 68 degrees and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once all of the conditions inside a dwelling get met, a spore will grow into a fungus; then the mold spreads up and out around its surface. Spores start to grow into fungi by developing leg-like structures called hyphae. The hyphae extend out of the spores, grow down into the surface material, out to cover the surface, and up above the surface. One of the duties of the hyphae is to spray out spores to help the fungi reproduce.

SERVPRO always takes extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of the house's occupants and our employees whenever we mitigate fungal problems. It is possible that mold causes health effects with some people. Before we agitate any contaminated surface, we set up a plastic containment chamber so that any spores or fungus particles cannot escape the affected area. Our technicians always use personal protective equipment so that they do not breathe in any toxic fumes or particles.

During the initial estimation process, we always thoroughly inspect an area and figure out where all of the molds inside your home hide. For professional help with your fungus issue, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for support 24/7.

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Garage Fire Damage Restoration for Residents of Franklin

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Garage Fire Damage Restoration for Residents of Franklin Garages that are attached to the home can cause greater damage than unattached garages in the event of a fire.

Rely on SERVPRO for Thorough Fire Damage Restoration

Thousands of garage fire damage incidents take place across the USA, and that prompts most garage owners to observe safety tips right from their construction. For instance, garages with attic access have an attic hatch cover, the presence of heat alarms, and having a fire extinguisher are all fire safety features. The list is endless when it comes to the safety precautions that garage owners in Franklin need to observe.

Fire damage events in Franklin can be more problematic when the garage is attached to your house. Though these incidents are unpredictable, always be careful with everything you do in your workshop. Our SERVPRO team advises you not to let those oily rags to be all over the place and to ensure the room is well ventilated. But once a fire starts, your safety should be your biggest concern as you call the firefighters to put it off.

After a fire, you obviously need cleaning services, and you need to know whether the garage is safe. When working with you, our SERVPRO team evaluates the degree of damage and tests the smoke residues before settling on a cleaning method. The next step is to choose an appropriate way of capturing and removing the particles. When the wastes are solids, vacuuming can be an option, but when they are loose particles, we can select dissolving as a removal method. Remember there might be some oil spills on the surfaces which need us to choose our solvents carefully.

After cleaning the surfaces, sometimes it may be necessary to repaint them to achieve their preloss condition. Our SERVPRO technicians have the right tools to do the painting or prepare surfaces for painting. We also deodorize surfaces to neutralize the odor sources and chances of mold growth.

The goal of SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is to make your property appear like "Like it never even happened." Contact us by calling (603) 527-2518 when you need reliable services from an industry leader.  

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Learn To Prevent The Common Causes Of Water Damage In Belmont

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Learn To Prevent The Common Causes Of Water Damage In Belmont If you do not remove the water immediately, with time mold flourishes in those crawl spaces and causes structural damage.

Prevent Water Damage

At one time or the other, we may need water damage restoration services irrespective how well we are prepared to combat such situations. It's a big mistake to assume you do not need such services and let things get out of hand. In most cases, these challenges take place gradually and what was a simple leak or stagnant water may make your home to deteriorate.

While we are not able to detect some causes of water damage in Belmont, there are some IICRC certified service providers like SERVPRO can help you to prevent. For instance, if leaves, debris, and branches settle on your flat roof, the chances are that some pressure can result. This pressure can have an impact on the weak points and lead to some slight inward collapse. With time when it rains the water accumulates on top of the roof and soon it finds its way into your house.

The secret to preventing such outcomes is letting our technicians inspect your home from time to time and identify possible areas of concern. We can still help even after the water has found its way into your property since we have the right tools for the job. By using moisture meters and detectors, our SERVPRO technicians are in a position to identify moist areas and implement the drying process.

In most cases, water collects in basements, attics and crawl spaces after heavy rains or flooding. If you do not remove the water immediately, with time mold flourishes in those crawl spaces and causes structural damage. By using portable and truck-mounted water extractors, we do water removal.

It is important to note that our SERVPRO is helpful before and after a water damage incident. In our work, we follow industry standards and sometimes even surpass them. The success of any work usually depends on the timing, therefore, report any incident as soon as it happens.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region responds faster to any water, storm, fire, mold and storm damage. Call us at (603) 527-2518 at any time for reliable restoration services.

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Remediating Commercial Water Damage in Belmont

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Remediating Commercial Water Damage in Belmont When you have a small manufacturing facility, any downtime due to damage is costly. Should your facility suffer a water damage event, call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Dry Out Your Business to Minimize Any Closures

To a Belmont business, any disaster is double the loss, or more, than when the same problem strikes a home. Besides the structural damage, there is damage to inventory, and the loss of income for every day shut down.
 
Commercial water damage in Belmont can close a small business quickly unless the owner has a very good insurance policy. It does not stop closure though, only slows it down. Each of our offices is locally owned, so SERVPRO managers know exactly how important it is to reopen the doors and begin helping customers as quickly as possible. For a small manufacturing company, we understand that the emphasis is to dry out the facility so employees can safely return to work and begin turning out a finished product again.
 
Since this is a structure with multiple exits and entrances, we can use that to start drying out the facility. If the weather permits, we open every door and window possible not just to help drain water but to establish a crossflow and circulate the air inside. Our technicians augment this natural process by installing exhaust fans at key exit points and air movers inside to force warm, dry air into the circulating cooler, damp air.
 
As team members set up these devices, other SERVPRO technicians remove any standing water inside the business. For deeper water levels, we can start with commercial grade pumps which draw out most of it. Then, we change to a smaller device called an extraction wand. These can draw water off concrete and linoleum floors until there is very little moisture remaining.
 
To completely dry the floor, team members push the last traces of water out the nearest exits with large squeegees designed for this task. In corners and other areas where it is difficult to remove the water, technicians set up more air movers to force warm air over the spots to dry them. We carefully control the temperature since too much heat can generate more moisture.
 
With the water removed, we can then redirect air movers to dry water from under shelving, storage units, and mechanical equipment. If needed, we also have the option to place dehumidifiers inside the building to help dry out equipment and the surrounding air.
 
If you are trying to work around water damage in your business, stop, and contact a professional restoration company immediately. SERVPRO of The Lakes Region has served New Hampshire businesses for over twenty years and can help you get back up to normal operations. Call (603) 527-2518 today to schedule a visit with one of our teams.

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What a Fast Call To SERVPRO Gets You For Basement Flood Damage In Franklin

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What a Fast Call To SERVPRO Gets You For Basement Flood Damage In Franklin SERVPRO of The Lakes Region provides 24/7 flood damage mitigation and restoration services to the local community.

Flood Damage Cleanup And Restoration

Water naturally flows and collects downhill, and when floodwaters enter your home during a storm, they typically follow that same rule and seek out the lowest point in the area. If you have a basement, it may be highly likely to fill with water and take on significant flood damage during a storm in Franklin.

While there is often little you can do to prevent water from reaching deep into the lower levels of your home; you can make a great deal of difference in how difficult it is to remove that water if you get help fast.

SERVPRO's Mitigation Strategy
SERVPRO franchises nationwide operate on a strategy of mitigation, where we respond to flood damage in Franklin and similar communities quickly and on a 24/7 basis to ensure that floodwaters do not have sufficient time to sit, collect, and cause further damage. The sooner you place a call to us, the sooner we can respond and get your home the treatment it needs to avoid further damage. Proper application of mitigation techniques could end up saving your thousands in restoration costs later on.

What We Do On Arrival
Once you place your first call, our technicians should be on the scene within four hours ready to handle the situation. They first evaluate the extent of damage before attempting to stop any further water from entering the home. Once these preliminary tasks are done, they can begin to pump water out. The extraction process is relatively simple: we use industrial strength water extractors to pump large volumes of water out of the building in as little time as possible, eliminating the threat of standing water. After all, water is removed from the basement; we can begin to set up additional drying measures such as air movers and dehumidifiers to remove additional soakage in the area.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region provides 24/7 flood damage mitigation and restoration services to the local community. Should your home be damaged in a major storm, call us at (603) 527-2518.

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Belmont's Mold Damage Experts Are Ready

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Belmont's Mold Damage Experts Are Ready Belmont Mold Remediation and Cleanup Gets Handles by SERVPRO

SERVPRO Responds Rapidly to Help Your Belmont Property with Mold Remediation

It is never fun to have anything negative happen to your home. One thing that can affect your beautiful Belmont home from time to time is mold. Fungi growing inside your home is unpleasant and can cause structural damage.

A fungus needs water, the correct temperature and an organic substance such as wood or paper to grow. If you think you might have an issue, then SERVPRO's mold damage team in Belmont can help. Our restoration crews have experience and are IICRC certified in mold remediation.
 
Sometimes people suspect they could have mold inside their home when they smell a musty odor. Other times mold can be visible and looks like a combination of black or other colored spots. Even if you do not see or smell the mold, it could exist in areas inside your house that have been wet for an extended period. If you know of an area in your home that has been damp, it is a good idea to have SERVPRO inspect the area. It is vital to get any mold treated because it can cause health effects.
 
Any time mold is present in the home, it must be removed in a way that prevents the spores from spreading to other areas of the house. Before any work gets done, the area where the mold colonies exist gets sealed off with a containment chamber. Any visible mold can be removed by scrubbing, sanding, or disposing of the material. Any spores that get stirred up and put into the air during the removal process are kept contained inside the containment chamber and a HEPA filtered air scrubber can capture the airborne particles.
 
After the fungi get removed from an area, the region must be scrubbed with specialized chemicals so that spores do not stay alive and create more mold. Household chemicals such as bleach can kill a fungus, but bleach cannot kill the spores that grow from it. If the spores do not get killed, then fungi can grow back at a later time. Our restoration experts can use anti-microbial chemicals that attack the mold spores to help prevent a fungi problem in the future.
 
The presence of mold can cause damage to your home. Anytime you think you may have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for 24/7 help.

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Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services in Franklin

1/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services in Franklin Damage left by fire needs to be quickly addressed. Call SERVPRO right away and our expert team will speedily arrive and start the remedation process.

SERVPRO Technicians Respond Quickly to Minimize Any Secondary Damages

Naturally, we can be anxious to clean our property after a fire damage incident, but unless we have the right equipment and skills, we may create further damage and waste time. If you are renting the property, notify the owner and your insurance agency. You also need to contact a professional fire restorer in Franklin.

Even extinguishing the fire is not enough to prevent further fire damage in your Franklin property. When the combustion process consumes the contents located on the floor and furniture, chemical reactions may result. It only takes a few days for what was restorable and cleanable to be unsalvageable. Our SERVPRO technicians understand the theory of fire and pretest your belongings to find out what to restore and what is unsalvageable. That means you have to contact professionals immediately after the incident happens.

Our SERVPRO team works towards minimizing the loss that the customer experiences when a fire occurs. Where necessary, the team can safely pack and remove your contents from the affected property. During that time, an inventory of your items is made, and we return them once the necessary cleaning and restoration are complete.  

To prevent further damage, our technicians use air movers such as fans to ventilate the areas. If some water was used to extinguish the fire and it still lies on the floor, we may decide to use a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers and fans can also play a vital role when we need to remove moisture from your draperies and carpets. Failure to dry your property may lead to further damage as a result of mildew and mold growth.

When contents are burning, the resulting smoke can be trapped after it permeates household ducts and walls. Failure to remove it may cause smoke odors - something that is common during damp or warm weather. To avoid such occurrences, our SERVPRO technicians may use thermal fogging. It is a process that releases a warm chemical fog that permeates surfaces to neutralize odors.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is a proven leader in fire, mold, storm and water damage restoration. You can contact us at any time of the day by calling (603) 527-2518 when in need of reliable services.

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