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Franklin Businesses Rely on SERVPRO After a Water Loss

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Franklin Businesses Rely on SERVPRO After a Water Loss Franklin Businesses Avert Water Loss Shutdowns with SERVPRO's Help

A Burst Pipe Could Cause Water Damage in Your Franklin Cafe  

Pipes can begin to freeze with the onset of winter and, unfortunately, this means that they can burst and cause water damage to your property. Your cafe is located inside an old building, with an apartment above it, and the plumbing is equally aged. When temperatures began to drop below freezing at night but come back up during the day, the constant freezing and unfreezing caused stress to the old plumbing. Eventually, one of the pipes running through the ceiling burst, and leaked hundreds of gallons of water into your establishment.

If the water damage inside of your Franklin cafe is left for too long, it can cause extensive damage to the structure of your property. The wooden flooring can begin to absorb the water, allowing it to swell, split, and become generally misshapen. The water can run down the walls, providing a moist environment for mold spores to thrive in and create a colony. Mold can cause health effects, and therefore it is never wise to allow water damage to get that far. Calling for professional help as soon as possible can help ensure that the remediation can go smoothly.
 
At SERVPRO, we understand how essential it is for your establishment to be open to the locals of the city. Without foot traffic, your business is halted. Therefore, SERVPRO works around your schedule, whenever you need us to be at your cafe. Should you discover damage deep into the night, we can swiftly come to your property and work through it.
 
When our IICRC-certified techs arrive, SERVPRO can begin the remediation of the water damage inside of your establishment by using advanced equipment. We can use devices such as wet/dry vacuums and portable pumps to remove the standing water from your establishment. Once the bulk of the water is gone, SERVPRO can focus on drying out the structure of your cafe. Our techs can use equipment such as drying mats, air movers, and desiccant dehumidifiers to ensure that the moisture levels inside of your cafe are at the appropriate level. Once all the water damage has been remediated, we can return your cafe to you at its preloss state.
 
If your business suffers water, flood, mold, or fire damage, call for help as soon as you can. Get in touch with SERVPRO of The Lakes Region by phoning (603) 527-2518. 24/7, we hope to make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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What to Avoid When Facing Water Damage in Your Belmont Home

12/30/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What to Avoid When Facing Water Damage in Your Belmont Home Water damage situations can happen very quickly, leaving you minimal time to react. Have SERVPRO on speed dial so that we can arrive right away.

Your First Port of Call in a Water Removal Emergency here in Belmont

Clean water emergencies are time sensitive. Once water enters the home, it begins to saturate any fabrics, furnishings, fittings or floors causing staining and weakening materials by up to 50%. That is only the damage you can see. What you cannot see is that water is flooding wall cavities as well as your subfloor. The reason our community contacts us in an emergency like this is that we provide a comprehensive solution that is fast without sacrificing being thorough.

The core principle behind water removal in Belmont properties is to dry the affected area as quickly as possible. Water extractors are 1,200 times quicker at drying wet floors, walls, and furniture than dehumidification. SERVPRO has both truck-mounted and portable extraction wands that are powerful enough to remove hundreds of gallons of water but light enough to avoid causing damage during application.

Where there is extensive flooding, we can utilize submersible gas-powered pumps which use open sewer points and are therefore capable of removing an unlimited amount of water from property. During service, a SERVPRO technician is seeking to mitigate loss at every opportunity. Removing carpets as well as subfloor pads is an essential part of reducing the likelihood of permanent damage. Carpets can be re-attached whereas subfloor pads are inexpensive to replace and can be disposed of properly by your technician.

Every home has specific vapor barriers in the form of wallpapers, fitted furnishings, and subfloor. We tackle these barriers by placing rapid air movers in the affected zone. We can measure how well the structure is drying by using moisture meters as well as testing humidity levels in comparison with other areas of the house. This measuring process ensures we leave every service with the property fully-dry reducing the occurrence of secondary damages.

At the completion of service, our technicians can help to lay the foundations for the prevention of mold or mildew growth. Dryness is our primary method, but we can also apply anti-microbial paints to walls as well as treatments for carpets and other soft fittings. Our commitment to "always doing what is right by the customer" is what drives us to go the extra mile and ensure we do not have to make a repeat visit after a water cleanup operation.

In an emergency, act quickly by contacting SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.
 
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The Specialized Techniques That Our Experts Use During Our Mold Remediation Process In Franklin

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Specialized Techniques That Our Experts Use During Our Mold Remediation Process In Franklin Dry ice, or CO2, resorts to its gaseous state when it returns to room temperature.

Using Dry Ice Pellets Removes Mold Damage In The Attics Of Franklin Area Homes

Delicate glass figurines often have a frosted look to them for accents and other features. The process involved in this often uses sand in a directed stream to wear away the surface of the glass. When homeowners in Franklin find mold growing on the wooden framework of their attic space, they rarely think a similar process to sandblasting might help them protect their home.

Mold damage in your Franklin home can be removed using this technique. We use dry ice pellets, instead, though, of sand. These pellets not only work by bombarding the mold growing in your attic, but also by freezing the mold. Instantly frozen, mold has little chance to send spores out to colonize other areas inside your house.

Dry ice also degrades safely, leaving only dead mold and non-viable spores for us to clean up, along with debris from the surfaces we cleaned. Dry ice, or CO2, resorts to its gaseous state when it returns to room temperature. It leaves no residue on surfaces and does not contaminate the air. The process requires only slight ventilation, so our specialists have a steady supply of O2 to breathe while operating the machinery.

Once completed, we apply a spray-on or brush-on antimicrobial agent that is just as safe as the dry ice pellets we used. The antimicrobial agent we use coats any remaining mold and crushes it as the chemical dries. This also leaves no detectable film or coating, although it lasts for quite a long time to protect your home from reinfestation.

These two methods help remove mold damage and prevent regrowth effectively. However, moisture that invades your home can allow mold colonization to occur elsewhere. Because of this, at every job we do, we start by locating the source of invasive water. Our hand-held infrared imaging cameras reveal changes in temperature that occur wherever water saturates materials. Once known, we seal the areas off so water can no longer intrude.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is always ready to take your call about mold damage in your home in or around Tilton and Gilford. Call our 24-hour services number, (603) 527-2518, so we can make everything just “Like it never even happened.”

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Some Warning Signs of Contaminated Floodwaters in Your Franklin Home

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Some Warning Signs of Contaminated Floodwaters in Your Franklin Home Stay safe when flooding affects your home and contact SERVPRO for water removal and restoration services right away.

The Danger of Black Water in Flood Damage and How to Restore it Using a Franklin-based Provider

An overflowing road can cause contaminated water to travel downstream and into your property. Black Water needs professional attention because it can contain harmful pathogens, raw sewage, animal carcasses or herbicides. Once it has entered your home full-scale restoration work is necessary. However, it is imperative that you avoid entering, or coming into contact with the water, at all costs. Your possessions can be restored; your personal safety is of much more importance.

The scale of flood damage to Franklin properties can often be difficult to mitigate. SERVPRO has technicians with IICRC certificates to perform a full restoration. We work with a restore over replace mentality. However, in the case of Black Water that is not always possible. Contaminated water is by nature a health and safety concern, so anything that comes into contact with it needs removal and, in most cases disposal.

SERVPRO can remove sections of drywall to clean behind wall cavities or lift carpets to inspect your subfloor. As far as your possessions are concerned, there is a bright side. Thanks to our external cleaning facilities we may be able to help restore valuables to preloss conditions. Where this is possible, we create an inventory of all pack out items as well as their condition and replace them to you as soon as we can.

Dense materials can be submerged in a solvent and treated with ultrasonic cleaning equipment. Fabrics can be cleaned using Esporta Machine, machines which are made to restore up to 90% of damages. We cannot guarantee your possessions. However, we can promise to use the latest technology, our extensive expertise, and our experience to try to restore them to their preloss conditions.

SERVPRO is one of the few providers that operate locally with access to national resources. We train our first responder technicians to ensure they mitigate as much loss as is possible. We also operate a 24-hour emergency call line to guarantee you can reach us in a time of need.

For an honest, emergency restoration service, contact SERVPRO of the Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 today.

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Could You be Making a Mistake When You Ignore the Tell-Tale Signs of Water Damage in Your Franklin Home?

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Could You be Making a Mistake When You Ignore the Tell-Tale Signs of Water Damage in Your Franklin Home? Water damage can occur quickly or happen over a longer period of time behind walls or ceilings. Call SERVPRO for remediation services.

Why SERVPRO Technicians Make Water Removal a Priority in Franklin

When an accident occurs to someone in Franklin, reacting appropriately can mean the difference between recovering quickly or sustaining more harm. Homes, while not living things, can also become affected by damaging circumstances. A large investment for anyone, protecting your residence includes helping ensure you regain control of any damage or other harmful situations.
 
This is why SERVPRO makes sure to assist homeowners to prevent severe property damage in Franklin. We use our extremely effective water removal techniques to help make affected homes “Like it never even happened.” once more. Our success comes from not only our equipment and training, but also our ability to work as teams in water removal, drying of materials, and restoration of our customers' personal belongings and household furnishings.
 
We do much more than pumping the water out when we answer a call. We make sure everything is just as it should be again. We do not stop working on a home until everything is dry again, according to standard industry measurements of moisture content. Most of the contents in your home, under normal circumstances, do contain small amounts of moisture, and we aim to match this percentage whenever we perform water removal services. Once we do finish, minor variations manage to work themselves back to their natural equilibrium again, much as they did prior to the incident that caused a water emergency in your house.
 
Restoration of your family's personal belongings happens quickly because we work in teams. Depending on what came into contact with the water, we might work at your home or pack up and take your affected belongings to our facility. If we opt for working at our facility, we provide you with inventory sheets so you can quickly locate any specific possessions once we return everything to you.
 
Where water soaked or sprayed your furniture, appliances, or other contents, we dry and check for damage. Changes in coloration of fabrics might become permanent, but special treatment techniques, including brushing, might lessen the effect. Slower-drying materials like wood can dry faster and more evenly if we place these items in a drying chamber. It also reduces the amount of exposure to mold and mildew.
 
There are many reasons why SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is the choice many homeowners make in the Belmont, Gilford and Tilton area when they need water removal experts to help them restore their homes after an accident or flood. Call us at (603) 527-2518 whenever your home needs dedicated professionals to protect it.

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How Our Pack-Out Services Can Benefit You After A Fire In Your Franklin Home

11/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Pack-Out Services Can Benefit You After A Fire In Your Franklin Home The time immediately after a fire in your Franklin home can be chaotic.

Reasons For And Benefits Of A Pack-Out After Fire Damage To Your Franklin Home

The time immediately after a fire in your Franklin home can be chaotic. Efficient cleanup and restoration of the physical layout flow better if furnishings and personal effects are out of the way. A restoration company that offers pack-out and storage services smooths the way for faster remediation of the damaged structural components. Our crews handle both aspects with confidence and skill.

Fire damage to your Franklin home also exposes a lifetime of memories and treasured possessions to the possibility of obliteration. Moving the portable contents of your home to a safe, dry space offers a chance to sort and restore the pack-out items deliberately and mindfully. An additional benefit of this decision is the chance for a more straightforward resolution of the home’s damage without the worry of shifting furnishings and objects as the cleanup progresses.

When SERVPRO production technicians have space, equipment, and specialized products to clean and treat your household goods and personal effects the results can be spectacular. Items you feared damaged or soiled beyond repair find new life and function after we use IICRC approved techniques to remove soiling and odors.

Innovative procedures and equipment use methods like freeze drying, ultrasonic immersion tanks, and highly-specialized laundry equipment to remove the water, smoke, and other soils complicating the cleanup of items that survived a fire. SERVPRO always starts with a restorative approach rather than a demolish and replace mindset. This saves customers and their insurers' money and time.

SERVPRO pack-out crews create a detailed inventory of the objects moved to a safe area on your property or our production facility. If we determine that some articles are irreparable, the lists help you make claims for compensation from your insurance company. We are proud of the reputation built with customers and the insurance industry while handling non-structural restoration with integrity. Often customers connect with us after a recommendation from their insurance claims agent.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is ready to manage fire restoration projects in a flexible yet professional way. Give us a call at (603) 527-2518 to schedule an assessment as soon as possible after the firefighters release the premises.

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Our Experts Can Help You When Heavy Snow Causes Damage In Your Belmont Home

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Experts Can Help You When Heavy Snow Causes Damage In Your Belmont Home With heavy bouts of snowfall expected intermittently throughout the winter, your home could find itself contending with water damages as well.

Heavy Snow Storms Could Lead To Water Damage In Your Belmont Home

As the winter months approach, Belmont residents prepare for what could be a bitter and snowy portion of the year. Even with precautions in place to protect your home, such as insulating your exposed pipe to prevent freezing and bursting, your property could still be at risk for damages from moisture and dampness.

With heavy bouts of snowfall expected intermittently throughout the winter, your Belmont home could find itself contending with water damages as well. As snow collects in a dense blanket along the roof, it puts a strain on the supports, especially when ice dams form along the edges of the roof to prevent runoff of melting snow when the sun returns to the sky. The added strain to the roof can eventually exploit whatever vulnerabilities exist, allowing water penetration directly or through seeping moisture and dampness.

With moisture affecting your attic space, your home now becomes at risk for mold and microbial growth. Our SERVPRO technicians can help by inspecting suspecting damages internally for the presence of moisture seeping through the roof and into this area of your residence. We have thermal imagery cameras that can detect variations between dry and wet materials to identify penetration points easily.

If moisture gets discovered in any area of your home, our SERVPRO professionals have the advanced equipment to begin drying up the dampness. The longer that saturation occurs in structural components like the roof, the more damage that can occur. We can also spray affected surfaces and other nearby materials with antimicrobial solution to prevent the growth of fungus and mold while drying efforts get underway to eliminate the moisture seeping in from the compromised roof.

While you may go to enormous lengths to prepare your home for the winter months that lie ahead, you cannot account for the circumstances that can lead to damaging your aging roof. For inspections for moisture or mold growth in the attic area of your home or fast response to existing water damages, you can depend on our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region technicians. Give us a call today at (603) 527-2518.

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What Your Insurance Company Isn't Telling You About Mold Damage in Your Gilford Home!

11/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Your Insurance Company Isn't Telling You About Mold Damage in Your Gilford Home! When mold affects your home, it can present in many colors and move quickly throughout an area. Call SERVPRO to investigate the extent and contain.

We Can Handle Mold Damage in Your Gilford Bathroom 

You should no longer ignore the brownish, grayish and greenish spots of mold growing on the walls of your upstairs bathroom. Plus, there is an overwhelming musty odor. We suggest calling professionals like us right away to inspect the affected area for damages. You can trust our IICRC certified team to handle the problem correctly. Mold can cause health effects, which makes it vital for you to act right away.
 
SERVPRO mold damage restoration in Gilford involves the use of industrial grade disinfectants and specialized equipment to remove mold from your bathroom. Our trained techs work fast and efficiently to contain and reduce the mold levels inside the structure. We take the proper precautions to prevent fungus from spreading to any other rooms in your house. Our technicians can use plastic sheeting and tape to contain the mold. Plus, the crew can set up an area inside your home to clean and sanitize items and equipment they utilize during the restoration period.
 
Mold spores are microscopic, which means there may be thousands of airborne spores floating inside your home. Our technicians can use commercial grade air scrubbers with HEPA filters to trap and remove the spores. These machines can also purify the atmosphere inside the structure and eliminate stale mold odors. The team may also employ professional grade disinfectants to remove the mold. Plus, our techs can use anti-fungal sprays to prevent it from growing back.
 
After they clean the mold from your walls, our skilled technicians can begin to dry the structure. They may use air movers and axial fans to force moisture from the area, which helps speed up drying and helps prevent mold growth. Also, the crew can strategically place dehumidifiers inside the structure to reduce moisture levels and to expedite the drying phase.
 
SERVPRO of The Lakes Region offers mold damage restoration services that you can rely on to return your bathroom to its preloss condition when possible. Contact us at (603) 527-2518. We are here to help and can get the job done right.
 
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The Benefits Of Hiring SERVPRO To Mitigate Your Flood Damage Disaster In Belmont

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Benefits Of Hiring SERVPRO To Mitigate Your Flood Damage Disaster In Belmont After the basement in your Belmont property sustains flood damage, we start mitigation by extracting the water.

Mitigation Of Flood Damage In Your Belmont Home's Basement Restores Your Extra Living Space

Water always travels downhill on non-porous surfaces, meaning when your Belmont neighborhood floods, your finished basement is also soaking wet. Flooding can create severe damage in areas like basements, including to electrical systems, but SERVPRO works with local electricians to restore homes after such disasters.

After the basement in your Belmont property sustains flood damage, we start mitigation by extracting the water. Standing water in a basement might drain away if given enough time, but this also allows additional damage to occur. We want to prevent as much damage as possible from affecting your property. We use high-powered pumps to quickly remove water so we can start getting your home dry again.

Many times, basements contain boxes of stored belongings, and we can clean soiled items, get them dry, and re-box everything for you. As we do this, our Contents Division team ensures that corresponding inventory sheets remain accurate and continually updated for your convenience. Any losses receive proper notation of the type of damage and other relevant information regarding their unrecoverability.

When flood damage Flood damage affects walls regardless of their location in your house. Restoring, as opposed to complete replacement, is often possible if only slight wetness from a small leak took place. When flood damage comes from a river that crested and spilled over near your neighborhood, the replacement of soaked walls and carpets must take place to restore the's safety of your home.

Once we have removed all saturated walls, we can start airing out your home. Using strong air movers, we can direct heavily loaded air out of your home. This prevents moisture and water vapor from accumulating elsewhere, including other levels of your property. Once water vapor travels to another section of your home, it can become trapped there and begin causing damage of its own. Restoring more arid conditions helps prevent the spreading of damage.

Because microbial populations flourish quickly within suddenly damp environments, we equip our air scrubbers with HEPA filters. The ability of these filters to further help us prevent and control the level of damage a home sustains from flood damage, and its related effects make them invaluable to our customers and us.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region has the IICRC-certified professionals your flood damage situation needs. We work in the Tilton and Gilford areas, also, and are only a call away when you need us most. Contact our 24-hour service line, any day of the year, by calling (603) 527-2518.

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The Advantages Of Deodorization After Your Belmont Home Experiences A Water Damage Emergency

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Advantages Of Deodorization After Your Belmont Home Experiences A Water Damage Emergency Moist areas create favorable conditions for mold growth.

How Deodorization Benefits Your Belmont Property during Water Damage Restoration

Deodorization during water damage restoration is necessary to address the various sources of odors that remain after the unfortunate water event. If water stays in your building for some time, it can make some organic items to rot and soon the unpleasant smells can develop. Before the deodorization process starts, we have to start by removing the moisture from the building. Here, we are looking at the standard methods of deodorization that our teams use when attending to such incidents in Belmont.

Our SERVPRO technicians have to observe some safety precautions when performing water damage restoration in Belmont. Since most deodorants exist in a gaseous or fog state, we have to be careful when dispersing them and prevent exposure. Our team uses eye protection, wears respirators, and chemical resistant gloves when applying the disinfectants. Since we cannot dispose of some of the chemicals in sewage lines, we have to follow the local and state guidelines when doing such tasks.

We are also careful when choosing the deodorization agents to avoid degrading some of your valuables. For instance, we do not use activated oxygen in damp areas since it might react with moisture and lead to bleaching actions in your wet upholstery or carpets. Some of the thermal fogging deodorization agents are flammable, and their fog may set fire when there is a source of ignition in the surrounding. Also, our SERVPRO technicians make sure that food, plants, unprotected people and pets are not at the site.

Moist areas create favorable conditions for mold growth. We have to dry your items and surfaces after the water incident thoroughly. We can achieve that by running fans, introducing dehumidifiers to absorb moisture from the air, and by adequately ventilating the site. Damp wiping surfaces with disinfectants can also help in sterilization and prevent the possibility of mold growth. If painting is necessary, we can only recommend it once a surface is entirely dry.

Work with SERVPRO of The Lakes Region if you want to feel “Like it never even happened.” We are industry leaders in water damage, mold remediation, storm damage, and fire damage restoration. Call us today at (603) 527-2518 and have all your questions answered.

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