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Laconia House Attacked by Mold and Unwanted Water? Why Not Call SERVPRO for Remediation and Restoration

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

emergency sign over hospital entrance For Emergency Water Removal and Mold Remediation Services in Laconia Here Is Why SERVPRO Is the Answer

SERVPRO Has the Requisite Expertise to Mitigate Water Damage in Your Laconia Residence

Frozen, leaking, or broken pipes are all inconveniences that produce headaches for Laconia homeowners. The water damage that frozen pipes cause can be significant because they often allow water to get to the walls and ceilings of a house. Broken pipes can cause gallons of water to flood the bathroom, kitchen, or living room.

When you notice water damage in your Laconia residence, SERVPRO can help you prevent it from worsening. Our technicians have the training, advanced equipment, and expertise to dry your water-ruined home properly. A water intrusion incident can cause severe destruction to the building materials and items in your home if you do not resolve it correctly. Some of the issues you may deal with after water pools in your house include:

Ruined carpeting and upholstery
Water causes the latex backings and fibers of carpeting to weaken, making them more susceptible to wear and tear. In the worst-case scenarios, carpets can delaminate and require replacement.

Fire hazards
Water may short-circuit the power system of your home, creating sparks that might ignite drywall, wood, and fabrics. Electrical shock or worse can result from entering unsafe areas.

Mold infestation
Mold thrives in damp conditions where organic matter to feed on is present. It can cause health issues to the residents of a home along with degrading structural elements.

After a water loss incident, you may not locate and recognize all the damage. It is challenging to know which areas require extra work or replacement. Our team can advise you on how severe the destruction is and how we can remediate it.

We can restore your property to its preloss state. Our priorities are quality, safety, and exceptional customer service. We offer rapid restoration to prevent moisture from seeping in walls, furniture, and appliances. Our team can work on different parts of your home using advanced water extraction equipment.

If mold has started growing in your property, our SERVPRO team can remove it safely. We can choose the proper mold removal method based on the surface the fungi are located. If the affected material is non-porous, such as metal, plastic, or glass, we can clean it. We can then HEPA vacuum the surface if it is dry or damp wipe it with a detergent solution if the mold is growing on a layer of organic debris. If mold is growing on porous materials such as drywall, carpeting, fabrics, or insulation, we can remove and discard them. But, only if we cannot restore these mold-infested materials. Our team can then dry your home effectively using air moving and dehumidifying equipment.

A complete water restoration process considers all the essential details that may remain unnoticed and cause further problems in the future. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for effective water restoration services.

Water in Your Home? SERVPRO Ensures Losses are Minimal in Laconia.

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

Sandbags in foreground with rescue crew wading water with a small raft in street of neighborhood Water in Laconia home gets immediate attention by SERVPRO’s professionals to lessen losses to the structure and contents.

What Laconia Homeowners Need to Mitigate Water Loss Correctly

When water comes into contact with natural materials, it can cause irreversible harm. The primary factors affecting loss are the contamination levels of water, the length in time of exposure to moisture as well as the materials themselves. Permeance is how easily items take on and release water. Natural materials tend to have high permeance, which can be offset by varnishes or other types of finish. Synthetic elements generally suffer less, but items with moving parts, like electrical circuitry, can be very susceptible to malfunction due to water. Secondary losses may include rotting or mold growth, which comes about with long-term exposure to moisture.

The risk of sustaining water loss in your Laconia home is dependent on how quickly, and comprehensively, you respond to a water incident. Removing items to drier areas of the household is a useful mitigation task, but you do run a risk of bringing moisture into dry rooms or raising the relative humidity. By laying down waterproof sheeting and placing wet items on top, you can mitigate spreading moisture. Dehumidifiers can help to keep relative humidity under control. SERVPRO carries all the necessary equipment to perform these tasks on your behalf.

Many homeowners bring in professional restoration services like SERVPRO to ensure that losses are minimal. The relational impact of water on contents and structure needs treatment and specialist equipment to overcome correctly. Knowledge of different items, as well as how best to restore them, is essential to recovering contents. Electric devices need keeping above the dew point to prevent permanent harm. Natural materials need regular testing to bring down moisture content levels without drying them out too much.

Sometimes materials are both contents and structure. Wooden floorboards, for example, are natural materials that have high permeance. Exposure to moisture can wear away varnish allowing the wood underneath to absorb water. When this happens, material changes affect the boards which appear as warping, cupping or buckling. SERVPRO can bring down moisture content to its normal state of 12% using desiccant dehumidifiers. Returning wood to its natural moisture content allows us to sand, refinish, and restore your floorboards.

Rising moisture levels of materials in your home and possessions is tough to restore without expertise. Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

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Why You Need Professional Restoration Services When Floods Damage Your Laconia Home

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water on floor, water damaging belongings Groundwater contains contaminants. Call SERVPRO to safely remove the water and restore your home.

Professional Cleanup of Flood Damage Makes the Difference in Laconia Homes 

There are times it is okay to clean up water damage in your home. However, when there is the possibility that the water has sat longer than 24 hours, ran behind walls or under floors or is groundwater, you need to engage a professional restoration services company.  

Groundwater that causes flood damage to your Laconia home has the potential to be dangerous by containing microbes, chemicals, and sewage. All of which can make you ill if you come into contact with them.  

Prevention of Cross-Contamination

Because of the contaminated nature of floodwater, the technicians take fast action to stop areas of the home from having the possibility of coming into contact with the water in other areas. They may use containment methods around the work area or perform an organized pack out and remove undamaged furnishings out of the home to a secure location until the completion of remediation efforts.  

Fast Extraction of Flood Water

Eliminating the groundwater is the first course of action for SERVPRO technicians. They use portable pumps to remove any standing water that remains on the property.  

Removal of Water Damaged Materials 

During this phase, controlled demolition is standard as it may be necessary to remove water-logged sheetrock that has buckled or warped as it has zero restoration potential. Carpet soaked by groundwater is a hazard and requires removal. Specialized attachments assist in water removal from carpeting before cutting it into strips for easier handling and safe disposal. 

Returning the Home to Sanitary Conditions

After drying the property, SERVPRO technicians begin the process of disinfecting the home, so it is safe for habitation and ready for any needed reconstruction. The technicians have access to several professional quality antimicrobial and antibacterial solutions. These products surfaces left clean, including their own proprietary Orange and Green cleaners. Proactive mold treatments also occur during this phase to inhibit spore germination and growth. 

 Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 whenever you have flood damage in your property that requires fast action. Whether it is one room or the entire house, we are local, and We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.  

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Pre-cleaning and Emergency Mitigation for Fire damage in your Laconia Property

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire blazing out of windows in a building. Fire damage in your Laconia building? No worries, SERVPRO will have you back to a normal business day in no time.

SERVPRO will be there for your Laconia fire damage, give us a call.

Restoration services can provide vital assistance in an emergency property fire. Our role is to provide security both the damaged structure and make it safe for humans to enter. On-call technicians have three main objectives when entering your home. To mitigate against additional damage to the property, to create a safe working environment, and to prepare the site for restoration. By completing these three objectives, we can lower the expense of your claim, mitigate loss, and reduce the amount of disruption to your everyday life. 

Our technicians are on-hand to restore fire damage in your Laconia home and return it to its preloss condition. As a homeowner, you may feel motivated to assist in the cleanup operation, and you can do so by covering furniture to prevent further soot damage, limiting the spread of soots, or emptying the refrigerator contents if the main power supply is shut off. If your heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system is active during the fire, you may also want to cover air registers with a cloth and replace the furnace filter. 

Once a SERVPRO technician arrives on-site, they can begin performing primarily inspection of the building. This inspection covers both losses as well as safety concerns. If there is structural damage, we can board up doors or windows to prevent unlawful entry and connect an emergency power supply. Sometimes preliminary drying can be useful in reducing losses associated with water damage, which, if left alone, can deteriorate quickly. Pre-cleaning carpets, acidic soot residues, and furniture can help to remove set soots and reduce the turnaround time of restoration. 

By conducting mitigation tasks as soon as possible, SERVPRO can significantly reduce the risk of permanent damage. In carpeted properties, for example, falling soots can set into the fabric, causing heavy soiling. We can restore these structural components by applying a pre-cleaning shampoo and scrubbing soiling to loosen set debris. Using a Roto machine, SERVPRO technicians can further loosen soot before vacuuming the affected area, applying a rinse solution, and drying the carpet using air moving equipment.

Emergency mitigation can frequently reduce the expense of your claim, contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

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We Can Save Flood Damaged Carpeting In Belmont

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

wet carpeting after storm Let our qualified SERVPRO of the Lakes Region team help you however you need.

In-Place Drying of Flooded Carpeting in Your Belmont Showroom

Your Belmont mattress store must keep up a polished appearance to show your potential customers that they are making a wise decision with your business for their bedding. Because of how vital it is to stay open after the holidays for those looking to upgrade their bedrooms following Christmas and even into the early spring, the expected severe weather events and potential flooding could threaten your availability to your customers and their needs.

As with all water loss incidents, the faster that you address flood damage in your Belmont store, the less time consuming and costly that recovery ends up being. With carpeting stretching from wall to wall in your sprawling showroom, how you approach the drying and restoration of affected carpeting can determine how long restoration ultimately takes. In-place drying techniques can be advantageous to business owners looking to get back to normal operations as promptly as possible when floodwater has no potential contamination risks.

In-place drying of carpets can only work if the pad beneath the carpet has not remained directly exposed to water damages for more than three days. If 72 hours have passed and moisture persists, then it is best to remove the padding under the carpet at a minimum. If the padding must get removed, an inspection of the subflooring material must also occur – any warping or bowing of these joists or supports can indicate more work that is required. In many situations, in-place drying can save your business money, despite the time spent moving bed frames with mattresses to unaffected areas of your showroom.

Floating carpet can be another method of drying out both the carpet and the lightly saturated padding. We can detach corners of the carpet to vent the air mover blasting to prevent the stretching of your carpet. When moisture indicators and detection devices relay that the material is dry, we can reinstall the detached portions of carpet, and focus on any final cleaning tasks that must occur to make this loss incident “Like it never even happened.”

No matter how severe flood loss incidents can initially seem, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Let our qualified SERVPRO of the Lakes Region team help you however you need. Call us today at (603) 527-2518.

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Our Fast Response Can Save Your Water Damaged Home in Laconia

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage in a home Contact us anytime at (603) 527-2518 for prompt restoration services.

Get Quick Restoration for Ceiling Water Damage in Laconia

When you see a stain on your ceiling, you may think it is just a cosmetic issue, but it could be a sign of water damage. Other signs of damage include water dripping from the ceiling, buckling plaster, or sagging drywall. When a ceiling shows signs of water intrusion, you should check your plumbing system or the roofing system. Remember that much more water could be at play than you can see and you should, therefore, act quickly.

You need to determine what's causing the leak, fix it, and then mitigate the ceiling water damage in your Laconia residence. Water-damaged drywall can collapse while ceiling panels can fall. Accidents are a real possibility when repairing water-damaged ceilings. You may also not have the appropriate to fix the ceiling yourself. Therefore, contact SERVPRO franchise professionals to complete the restoration work. Some common causes of water intrusion in ceilings include:

• Old and damaged caulk
• A leaking toilet, bathtub or sink
• Frozen pipes
• Broken pipes
• Roof leaks
• Clogged gutters
• Leaking appliances

Our technicians can help you in locating the source of the leak by following it to the source. Water that flows through a ceiling, wall, and floor materials has also passed through a ceiling, wall, and floor assembly. Our crew can consider, inspect, and document all the materials that might be wet. Thinking and looking beyond finished building materials allows for a thorough inspection.

After identifying the damp areas, our crew can fix the leak and dry the ceiling thoroughly to eliminate moisture. Moisture detection equipment like moisture meters enables us to measure the moisture content inside the plaster or drywall ceilings. With the data from these devices, we can determine if the damage is superficial and relatively easy to fix or if the drywall or plaster ceiling is too saturated and requires replacement.

If necessary, our SERVPRO crew can open up the affected assemblies to dry the affected areas properly. If your home has ceiling tiles, removing and replacing them can be more cost-effective than drying. It is also advisable to replace the tiles if they are stained and bowed. After the drying process, our crew can paint the stained areas to match the rest of the ceiling, making the damage seem, “Like it never even happened.”

When you have a water-damaged ceiling in your Belmont, Franklin, or Tilton home, SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is ready to help. Contact us anytime at (603) 527-2518 for prompt restoration services.

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Why Heat Management Is Vital During The Water Damage Restoration Process In Belmont

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

office suffering from water damage “Like it never even happened.”

How Heat Management Helps During Commercial Water Removal Situations in Belmont Offices

Different resources are crucial for efficient water removal. Lift capacity is the principal resource without which, removal of standing water can be a tall order. Once liquid water is exhausted, lift capacity is not very useful in eliminating the moisture left in materials or contents. In an office setting, you might have wet carpets, drywall, ceiling panels, and even document. Various processes can help deal with moisture during commercial water removal, but regulation of heat plays a crucial role.

It is common to use heat generally for drying, but during commercial water removal situations in Belmont offices, temperature regulation can address various specific issues such as;

    •    Preventing Rusting in Electronics
    •    Breaking Chemical Water Bonds in Wood
    •    Increasing the Volume of Moisture Air Can Hold

Most of the electronics in the office can be affected if the water spill touches them directly or by the high levels of humidity in the air. Exposure to moisture mostly leads to rusting in the internal components. Drying the items quickly can help save them. By regulating heat, our SERVPRO technicians also ensure that the appliances do not cool down to the dew point, which helps prevent rusting.

Wooden items are traditional in office environments, and since wood absorbs and holds water, there is a need to ensure it dries thoroughly. The absorbed water can exist as free water or bound water within the cells of the wood. Bound water does not evaporate easily, complicating the process of saving wooden items such as furniture or even floor materials. Temperature regulation is the key to breaking such chemical bonds. Our SERVPRO technicians heat the materials to vaporize the bound water. Vapor pressure then moves the moisture from wetter sections of the material to drier areas until it escapes to the surface.

Supplying sufficient heat to achieve different goals can be difficult. Our SERVPRO crews use different equipment to ensure we have the heat where we need it. We can use portable electric heaters, which are perfect when we need to heat limited areas. We also have indirect fired furnaces, which can heat the entire building.

Proper heat management is essential when completing water removal. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 to help manage the process, eliminating traces of the incident, “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Mold Damage Technicians Can Restore Your Belmont Property

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Mold and moisture buildup on wall of a house Give our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region team a call anytime at (603) 527-2518.

Is Mold Always a Total Loss Situation for Belmont Properties?

Mold can be a highly damaging situation that threatens not only Belmont homes but also the occupants of the residence as well. Choosing the right professionals to remediate this situation is vital to protecting as much of your property as possible and preventing circumstances where extensive tear-out and reconstruction is more cost-effective than restoration. Mold damage does not always need to be a total loss for your home, and that begins with securing the right qualified technicians at the first sign of trouble.
 
One of the unfortunate aspects of mold damage in Belmont homes is that many property owners do not recognize a problem until it has taken root. To combat mold growth at this point is to hit these growing colonies with the full measure of our remediation techniques, products, and personnel. Our SERVPRO professionals have vast experience in restoring damaged elements and remediating mold colonization throughout The Lakes Region, and it begins with our training and education through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) We have specialists trained in mold remediation, water restoration, and applied structural drying to address all stages of mold loss.
 
Reducing the damage that mold colonization can do in your home hinges on how quickly homeowners react to the developing situation in their house. By contacting our SERVPRO team quickly, we can mobilize our personnel and cutting-edge equipment to begin mitigation and remediation work as soon as our team arrives. We have the personal protective equipment that can keep our team safe, as well as air filtration tools to minimize the spread and severity of mold migration.
 
As a trusted name for restoration and recovery in the area, we stake our reputation on showing that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. No customer should wait for the vital remediation efforts their home needs, and occupants of the house become exposed to potential health effects by being around active colonization.
 
We know how crucial addressing mold growth in your home is, and that is why you can count on our fast response and state-of-the-art equipment to manage the situation. Give our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region team a call anytime at (603) 527-2518.

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Why Professional Restoration Services Are Needed When Floods Damage Laconia Homes

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water on floor, water damaging belongings Groundwater contains contaminants. Call SERVPRO to safely remove the water and restore your home.

Professional Cleanup of Flood Damage Makes the Difference in Laconia Homes

There are times it is okay to clean up water damage in your home. However, when there is the possibility that the water has sat longer than 24 hours, ran behind walls or under floors or is groundwater, you need to engage a professional restoration services company.  

Groundwater that causes flood damage to your Laconia home has the potential to be dangerous by containing microbes, chemicals, and sewage. All of which can make you ill if you come into contact with them.  

Prevention of Cross-Contamination

Because of the contaminated nature of floodwater, the technicians take fast action to stop areas of the home from having the possibility of coming into contact with the water in other areas. They may use containment methods around the work area or perform an organized pack out and remove undamaged furnishings out of the home to a secure location until the completion of remediation efforts.  

Fast Extraction of Flood Water

Eliminating the groundwater is the first course of action for SERVPRO technicians. They use portable pumps to remove any standing water that remains on the property.  

Removal of Water Damaged Materials 

During this phase, controlled demolition is standard as it may be necessary to remove water-logged sheetrock that has buckled or warped as it has zero restoration potential. Carpet soaked by groundwater is a hazard and requires removal. Specialized attachments assist in water removal from carpeting before cutting it into strips for easier handling and safe disposal. 

Returning the Home to Sanitary Conditions

After drying the property, SERVPRO technicians begin the process of disinfecting the home, so it is safe for habitation and ready for any needed reconstruction. The technicians have access to several professional quality antimicrobial and antibacterial solutions. These products surfaces left clean, including their own proprietary Orange and Green cleaners. Proactive mold treatments also occur during this phase to inhibit spore germination and growth.  

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 whenever you have flood damage in your property that requires fast action. Whether it is one room or the entire house, we are local, and We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.  

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The Problems You Have to Address after Fire Damage in Your Laconia Home

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire blazing in a dark shadow of a home. A fire damage in your Laconia home is hard enough, without having to tackle the aftermath. Let us help!

SERVPRO knows how bad your home fire in Newark will affect you. 

A fire incident is one of the most destructive mishaps that can affect your Laconia home. Fire incidents vary greatly depending on the source, intensity, and the duration of the combustion process. Therefore, you can expect a wide range of damages whenever such an incident affects your property.  In most cases, you need help from a professional like SERVPRO to clean and rebuild your home, addressing all types of damages.

Mountain of Debris

Piles of debris are a common outcome of fire damage incidents in affected Laconia homes. As the flames consume different materials, the combustion process is rarely complete, so the fire only damages some materials partially. Apart from the flames, firefighting agents such as water also soak into materials causing irreparable damages. Ceiling and wall panel remnants are likely to produce a significant percentage of the debris. Our SERVPRO teams remove ruined materials still attached to frames before embarking on a thorough cleanup process.

Non-functional Utilities

You probably pay little attention to how the power reaches a wall outlet or the air coming out of a vent. When fires are intense enough, they reach the cavities in walls and ceilings where utility lines such as plumbing, power cables, and ducts pass, consuming or damaging them.  Apart from the failure to function, some utility lines might also pose dangers. For example, damages power lines can cause electric shocks. Our SERVPRO technicians turn off main supply lines and remove all the spoiled lines.

Soot Everywhere

As fires burn, smoke movements are almost indiscriminate since they follow convection currents and even closed doors or other similar barriers do not stop the smoke movement. It is therefore common to get soot deposits almost everywhere in the house including on wall surfaces, closets and many other places. Soot bonds with surfaces, so removal requires a combination of both wet and dry cleaning methods. Soot also alters materials through corrosion or staining, so it is essential to respond fast to avoid permanent damage.

Recovering from a fire incident in Belmont, Franklin or Tilton involves tedious work. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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