Recent Posts

Have a Leak in Your Roof From a Storm in Your Laconia Home.

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

roof damage raining water inside kitchen Storms will cause extreme damage to your home. SERVPRO is trained with the latest equipment for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Offers Reliable Water Damage Restoration Services to Laconia Residents

A major storm will cause a lot of damage to your Laconia home, but the lingering effects are the worst. You need professional help to minimize any further long-term damage. Flood restoration experts of SERVPRO of Laconia are with you 24/7 during these difficult times. 

Once we arrive at your property, SERVPRO water damage restoration experts begin the process by removing the water from your flooded Laconia home. The next step is to remove any lingering moisture and reduce the humidity as fast as possible. Floodwater due to a leaking roof from a storm can also create a hospitable environment for microbial contaminants. SERVPRO restoration experts promptly act to prevent or reduce such incidences.

How do SERVPRO Experts Control Microbial Growth During Water Damage Repairs

The presence of excess moisture in your Laconia property due to ceiling leaks from a breached roof sustains and promotes microbial growth. If the moisture is not quickly restored to preloss conditions, the situation can worsen with time. The primary mitigation or remediation steps that SERVPRO techs take include:

  • Using drying equipment such as air circulators and dehumidifiers
  • Removing any contaminated material
  • Use of antimicrobials, disinfectants, and sanitizers

Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for 24/7 assistance regarding any storm damage restoration services.

Burst Pipe in Your Laconia Home Causing an Issue?

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe Water damage restoration by SERVPRO is second to none. Call now for all the help, and services needed for your home.

SERVPROs Water Damage Restoration Team Helps Laconia Property Owners

Water damage can spell disaster for any Laconia property if not addressed swiftly. Water accumulating on your property due to burst pipes, ceiling leaks, or basement flooding can have long-term effects. Professionals water removal services in Laconia such as SERVPRO can help minimize the damage and assist you in the time of your need.

The restoration efforts of SERVPRO experts vary according to the ‘category’ of the damage. Depending on whether any contaminant is present or not, industry experts classify water damage into the following three categories:

  • Category 1- sanitary water,
  • Category 2- significantly contaminated water, and
  • Category 3- grossly contaminated water such as during sewage cleanup

SERVPRO experts of Laconia are experienced, trained, and equipped to handle all these categories of water damage.

How SERVPRO Handles Water Cleanup in Laconia Homes? 

Category 1 water cleanup requires fewer activities compared to Categories 2 and 3. Remediation or cleanup of contamination is the priority in Category 2 and 3.

SERVPRO experts prevent the cross-contamination to unaffected areas in Category 2 and 3 damages by using appropriate engineering controls, including:

  • Building containment
  • Establishing negative pressure

We also apply an antimicrobial agent to eliminate contamination during category three water cleanup.

Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for 24/7 assistance regarding any water damage issues in your Laconia home.

Smoke and Fire Damage From a Fire in Your Belmont Home.

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

fire in bedroom SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of fire restoration for your property.

Belmont Residents look to SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration of Their Homes.

A quaint little town of New Hampshire, Belmont flourished during the 1800s as a mill town. With water power from the Tioga River, the Gilmanton Village Manufacturing Co. was the first textile mill. Over the years, the mill changed owners, names, and even products before closing its doors in 1955, but one can still see the mill's impact in the city. The town seal indicates the importance of the industry in Belmont's history. The mill's original structure still stands tall, albeit as a community center at the city's heart.

Although the town's population is about 7500, seasonal influxes bump it up significantly during the summer and winter seasons. Belmont has many interesting things to do and see for both the residents and visitors. Some of the key attractions of the city include:

  • Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail: A beautiful 1.8-mile-long walk through the scenic lakeside. It leads to the famous Laconia WOW trail for miles of biking, walking, and running fun!
  • The Leslie E. Roberts Beach and Recreation Area: Located on Lake Winnisquam banks, it has a sandy beach and picnic tables.
  • The Belknap County 4-H Fairgrounds: Home to the famousBelknap County 4-H fair, horse and livestock shows, and auctions. Lakes Region Casino is also located near the fairground. It has quite a bustle during many summer evenings.
  • Belmont Historical Society: With a rich history of over four decades, it played a big role in conserving saving the Belmont Mill after it went out of business. The society organizes a fascinating walking tour of the historical sites of Belmont's Factory Village.
  • NH Motor Speedway: Located just south of Belmont, it hosts many motor races, including NASCAR Busch and many auto shows. NASCAR fans bring quite a boost to the local economy during the racing season.

How can SERVPRO Help in House Fire Cleanup in Belmont?

Fire can leave any Belmont home in a desolate condition. Trying to initiate the fire and smoke damage cleanup on your own can worsen the situation. Seeking professional help for fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup can save you a lot of time and money. SERVPRO of Belmont is here to help you 24/7.

Cleaning up the debris after a fire incident is one of the first things that SERVPRO restorers do. We use various cleaning methods and tools to get rid of the residue from fire-damaged homes in Belmont as soon as possible. Some of the methods we use during fire damage cleanup include:

  • Dry Cleaning: Used for light-to-medium non-grease-based residue. SERVPRO technicians use dry cleaning sponges, brushes, and vacuums during this process.
  • Wet cleaning: It is an effective and aggressive method for removing moderate to heavy residue. Water with or without a cleaning agent is used in this method.
  • Spray and Wipe: As the name suggests, a cleaning agent is applied using a spray bottle, and the residue is wiped off with a clean towel.
  • Immersion cleaning: Used for items that can withstand being completely saturated with a cleaning product.

Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518. We support the local Belmont community with all levels of fire damage restoration.

Mold Remediation in Laconia commercial Buildings

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

mold on ceiling tiles Mold remediation is no easy task. Call SERVPRO for the experience and knowledge for your commercial property.

What is the best mold remediation approach to remove mold in Laconia building structures?

Under the right conditions, mold only requires 24 to 48 hours for a mold infestation to begin and spread throughout the building. Mold spores are carried throughout the building by HVAC systems, potentially causing health effects to employees and customers.

Mold Removal in Laconia commercial buildings should be acted on immediately. SERVPRO responds in less than 24 hours and takes the appropriate steps to protect your employees, customers, and our team from being exposed to health effects associated with mold.

There are specific activities that we undertake to remove mold from your structure. These include:

  • Remove the source of moisture
  • Utilization of appropriate PPE for SERVPRO mold specialist technicians
  • Containment of the infestation to a room or building
  • Removal of damaged materials infested with mold
  • Disinfection and cleaning of all exposed surfaces

All materials infested with mold are bagged onsite and removed from your property for proper disposal. SERVPRO follows all local, state, and federal guidelines.

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for mold remediation services in Laconia and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 527-2518.

How to Avoid Secondary Damage in Laconia Homes?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

carpet damage from water Water damage restoration for your property should be taken care of by a team of pros. SERVPRO is ready 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO offers Water Mitigation Service in Laconia

Materials that come into direct contact with water caused by burst pipes can be damaged immediately, especially if the items are porous. Secondary damage can occur from high levels of humidity and water vapor.

SERVPRO water mitigation services in Laconia focus on removing water to reduce primary damages and secondary water damages from burst pipes. We respond in less than four hours and deploy water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers to remove liquid water and water vapor before secondary damage can occur.

We can limit direct water damage by providing water damage remediation services quickly.

Primary water damage includes:

Secondary water damage includes:

  • Ceiling tiles moisten and crumble
  • Wallpaper softens and falls
  • Mold and mildew begin growing in less than 24 hours in the right conditions

Our fast response and immediate water mitigation actions can reduce opportunities for mold remediation requirements in basements, bathrooms, ceilings, and attics.

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for water mitigation services in Laconia and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 527-2518.

Emergency Services Water Damage Cleanup after Flood Damage in Franklin

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Flood damage restoration is a specialty of SERVPRO. Our technicians are ready 24/7 365 days a year for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Offers Flood Restoration Service in Franklin

Located in Merrimack County, Franklin’s population is approximately 9000 people, including the village of West Franklin. The town was initially settled in 1764 and named Pemigewasset Village before being renamed Franklin in 1820, after one of the founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. Daniel Webster was also born in Salisbury, now part of Franklin.

There are several interesting activities in the area for residents and visitors to enjoy.

  • Tarbin Gardens
  • Daniel Webster Birthplace
  • Great Gains Memorial Forest
  • Lawrence W and Caroline B Robie Forest

Other attractions in Franklin include the Franklin Opera House, the Toad Hall Gallery and art Bazaar, Central Sweets, Franklin Falls Sports bar, Outdoor New England One Shopping, and the Driven by Art Museum.

Tarbin Gardens

The garden lands were purchased in 1973, and over the years, five acres of gardens were carved from the forest, which later expanded to 33 acres. In 2002 the gardens were turned into a tourist attraction and featured in many magazines over the years. There are a variety of themed areas, including: 

  • Mother’s day garden
  • Alpine slope
  • Main Avenue
  • Catalpa garden
  • Three pines
  • Mayapple Dell
  • The Tea garden
  • Formal garden and 
  • The West Side

Tarbin Gardens can be booked for garden weddings, afternoon English cream teas, and many other special events where you can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings.

Daniel Webster Birthplace State Historic Site

The state park features Daniel Webster’s historic house, a preserved two-room log cabin reflecting late 1700’s century farm life. The home is open on a seasonal basis on weekends; however, check for local schedules to confirm availability. Pets are not allowed in the park.

Great Gains Memorial Forest

The Great Gains Memorial Forest is owned by the city of Franklin and contains a well-maintained network of trails for hiking enthusiasts to enjoy. Hikers are encouraged to obtain maps and help maintain the pristine nature of the memorial forest.

Lawrence W and Caroline B Robie Forest

The Forest Society maintains this property in support of the greater Franklin community. These lands are not developed and can be difficult to access. Hikers can explore this natural habitat; however, there is a lack of signage, parking, and established trails. Camping is not allowed, nor fires, and you must carry out everything carried into the area.

Can the Contents in My Home Be Saved after Floods Damage My Home in Franklin?

Many clients are devastated when floodwaters rush through their homes, destroying everything in their path. They are concerned that many treasured family heirlooms are ruined beyond recovery.

SERVPRO provides flood restoration services in Franklin and aims to recover and clean as many items as possible. There is immense value in recovering heirlooms that hold many memories for the family. It is also often much less expensive to clean, disinfect and dry your contents than replacing the item.

After a flood introduces many contaminants into the home, we respond in less than four hours to contain the damage. Our flood restoration activities include:

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for flood damage services in Franklin and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 527-2518.

Commercial Business Structure Water Cleanup in Laconia

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Burst main water line Long-term exposure of water damage will do enormous amounts of harm. SERVPROs team of experts is at your calling 24/7 365 days.

Can long-term exposure to water damage structural elements?

Clients often observe dampness or even water leaking into an area and ignore it, expecting the moisture to dry naturally on its own. Roof leaks, leaks around windows, or leaks inside walls can weaken structures over time and cause mold to grow in the area under the right conditions.

SERVPRO evaluates the potential damage to structures before beginning water cleanup in Laconia commercial buildings. Once our experts are satisfied that the structure is safe, our team investigates and identifies the moisture source. We work intimately with your building manager to arrange:

  • Repair of pipes or seals around windows, doors, and roof
  • Removal and repair of damaged or weakened structural elements
  • Water cleanup and restoration, including drying the area and contents as needed

We understand how important it is to resume commercial operations. Our team responds in less than 4 hours to your call and deploys the appropriate resources to return your commercial building and operations to normal as soon as possible.

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for water clean-up in Laconia and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 527-2518.

Checking for Mold Damage in Laconia

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

mold in crawl space. Mold is no DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the mold remediation services needed for your property.

Are damp conditions in crawl spaces ideal for mold infestations and mold damage?

Damp crawl spaces can provide the ideal conditions for mold infestations. They are often warm to keep water pipes from freezing, there is moisture, and organic materials attract mold spores.

SERVPRO can check your crawl space for mold damage in Laconia after a water leak. Clients also contact us because of the musty smell they notice in their homes. We do a complete inspection of the house, especially any areas like crawl spaces, which are not often accessed by the homeowner.

Crawl spaces can be hazardous, especially if there are water or sewage leaks in the area. Our team checks for all forms of hazards while checking for mold infestations and removing any mold-damaged contents and materials in crawl spaces. For example:

  • Exposed electrical wiring
  • Fuel lines for gas or fuel oil
  • Infectious waste
  • Sewage
  • Rodents and rodent droppings

Our SERVPRO team reviews these issues with you during mold damage restoration activities.

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for mold damage in Laconia and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 527-2518.

Fire Restoration and Cleanup in Belmont

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged property Smoke and soot damage are no easy task. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any size fire restoration service needed.

How does fore restoration reduce total fire damage claims in Belmont?

The town of Belmont was chartered in 1727. The village was initially known as Upper Gilmanton and renamed Belmont in 1869 to honor August Belmont, a wealthy local financier. The town took advantage of the Tioga River to power mills, making cotton, woolen textiles, and later silk and woolen stockings.

Belmont is a small town with a population of under 10,000 people. Some of the exciting things to do in Belmont and the surrounding region include:

  • Lakes Region Casino
  • Brookside Pizza II & The Tap Sports Bar
  • The Tap Public House
  • Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail
  • Belmont Firearms & Range

Lakes Region Casino

A full-service casino offers bingo, electronic pull-tab machines, poker, poker tournaments, table games, and a full bar and restaurant. The casino offers bar service and restaurant food throughout the building, including tableside service. They also provide NH lottery and keno. The casino is only open five days a week, and the casino is located on Route 106 in Belmont, NH.

Brookside Pizza II & The Tap Sports Bar

Located at 930 Laconia Road in Belmont, the Brookside Pizza II and the Tap Sports Bar offer a full menu of nachos, burgers, salads, pizza, calzones, wings, subs, Italian dishes, pasta dishes, and Sirloin Steak dinners. The Brookside Pizza II and the Tap Sports Bar are great places to unwind and enjoy a beer and great food.

Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail

Meaning pleasant waters, lake Winnisquam is NH’s fourth-largest lake. The trail opened in 2016. It is ideal for runners and walkers. There are a playground, restroom, and picnic tables at the trailhead near the Recreation area and Leslie E. Roberts beach. 

The trail connects with the 2.7-mile WOW trail traveling east to Laconia. The paved trail is ideal for cyclists and travels through forests. There are beautiful views of the water and far-reaching corners of Lake Winnisquam.

Belmont Firearms & Range

Clients can purchase firearms, ammunition, accessories, clothing, gift items, and signup for training classes. Many enjoy an indoor shooting range in a family-friendly environment. Patrons wishing to use the shooting range must book shooting lanes in advance. Group events are also welcome at our shooting range. They also purchase guns.

Fire Restoration Can Reduce Total Cost of Fire Damage Claims

Clients often assume that they must replace everything after a fire. The damage from the fire, smoke odors, and materials used by the fire department may feel overwhelming to many people.

SERVPRO has found that fire restoration in Belmont homes and businesses is often less costly than replacing everything. Items that the fire has damaged must be repaired or replaced. However, many structural elements and contents exposed to smoke residues and fire retardant can be cleaned and recovered:

  • Surfaces such as walls and hardwood floors can be painted
  • Upholstered contents can be recovered
  • Wood items can be refinished

Applying the techniques and cleaning agents to restoring materials returns them to preloss condition at less expense. Heirlooms and sentimental items can be recovered. We review each item and recommend the best approach to minimize the fire clam.

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for fire restoration in Belmont and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 527-2518.

What Kinds of Flood Damage Happen in Laconia?

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

flooded basement Storms may cause havoc especially when it comes to flood damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for their IICRC certified trained technicians

In Laconia, not all flood damage comes from storms.

Storms that push water from the lakes and bays into Laconia can result in flood damage to our homes and businesses. Winds can become strong enough to force rainwater into open windows, but twisting gutters and creating holes in a roof can also cause flooding. 

Other weather can leave Laconia with flooding.

Flooded homes in Laconia can also happen because of:

  • Tornadoes that douse homes with water from one of our lakes or bays,
  • Hailstones that rip holes through shingles, awnings, or windows,
  • Heavy snowfall that weighs down on rooftops, creating gaps and eventual ice dams,
  • Ice storms can also leave a roof compromised.

Both ice storms and heavy snowfall can cause flooding of the area when temperatures go above freezing and these forms of precipitation melt. We are always ready to mitigate flood damage and restore your home to preloss condition.

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region any time, day or night, year-round, by calling (603) 527-2518. We can make everything “Like it never even happened.”