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SERVPRO is the Prescription for Water Damage Remediation in Your Franklin Clinic

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO is the Prescription for Water Damage Remediation in Your  Franklin Clinic SERVPRO is just what the doctor ordered to remediate water damage quickly in your clinic.

Get Prompt Commercial Water Removal for Your Franklin Medical Office

Medical offices are crucial parts of any community because they assist patients to get well or remain in the healthiest condition possible through routine checkups. When a water loss incident strikes a healthcare facility, it is vital to maintain patient safety and care. Water can ruin medical equipment, records, and x-ray film, among other items. Protection of medications, equipment, chemicals, and elimination of potential hazards is a priority.

Restoring your medical office to full function after water damage is a complicated task that calls for the services of water damage restoration experts. If you need of commercial water removal for your Franklin medical office, SERVPRO franchise professionals can help you get the facility to its preloss state. We have the training, certifications, and experience required to deal with the water intrusion quickly and effectively.

Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) have proper training to handle regulated medical waste while complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA). If water has damaged medical records completely, we can dispose of them appropriately to protect sensitive patient data and comply with HIPPA regulations.

Many sick patients visit a medical office every day, and it can, therefore, harbor viral pathogens and harmful bacteria colonies. If your medical office is in an older building, it may be subject to moisture build-up. The resulting mold infestation can affect your personnel and patients negatively. Our technicians can help you to eliminate these threats by getting rid of the water and moisture. Our water removal process varies with each situation, but we usually take several steps to restore the affected areas. One step is inspecting the areas to figure out the best way to deal with the issue. Our SERVPRO crews can take thorough documentation of the affected structures and items so that your insurance claims process can be hassle-free. We can also assist you in filling out and submit the required documentation to your insurance provider. The next step is to extract any standing water using pumps or wet/dry vacuums. We move wet items like furniture and office equipment to a dry, safe area.

Our technicians use sophisticated moisture detection equipment like infrared cameras and moisture meters to test the moisture level and check for microbial organisms. Microbes are usually present in any water damage category and can cause one water damage category to deteriorate into a more contaminated category. We can use antimicrobial products to disinfect the affected areas. Drying a building and its contents thoroughly is critical because microbes amplify with time. Our technicians can use state-of-the-art drying and dehumidification equipment to dry your medical office. We can restore your facility efficiently while being mindful of the legal, safety, and health concerns.

If a water loss incident has happened in your medical office in Laconia, Belton or Tilton, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for prompt water removal services. We can act quickly and effectively to make the incident seem “Like it never even happened.”

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Faster Response Helps Limit Flood Damage in Laconia

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Faster Response Helps Limit Flood Damage in Laconia When rainwater invades your home, count on SERVPRO.

Limit Flood damage with the help of SERVPRO

Even a simple flooding incident can have a significant impact on your home. One way to minimize the effects of flooding is starting mitigation efforts early. Even though flooding may fill a house with water in a few minutes, some aspects of the resulting damage take time to develop. For example, mold takes 24 to 48 hours to start developing. Staining and rust may happen faster, but not within minutes. Part of our professional flood mitigation strategy is a faster response when called to help affected Laconia homeowners. 

Some steps carried out early enough can prevent some aspects of flood damage in Laconia. If the flooding is caused by water from clean sources such as rainwater leaking into the house, it is possible to save contents such as carpets and upholstery, unlike cases involving contaminated groundwater. However, failure to react fast enough can lead to permanent damages such as stains from furniture items and colored fabrics such as area rugs resting close by. Our SERVPRO technicians help save your contents from damage through staining by moving any items that may cause stains. 

Fast response is not a perfect solution for every aspect of flood damage. However, it is possible to reverse some of the adverse effects before they cause permanent damage. For example, our SERVPRO technicians work on any stains found on upholstery or carpets while the items are still wet because removal is easier at such a stage. Also, water extraction and drying help reverse swelling or other related problems affecting wooden materials. 

Microbial growth poses a serious threat after a flooding incident. Microbes develop when water is left to sit over extended periods. Most flooding incidents also involve groundwater, which has various contaminants, including biohazards such as raw sewage, which increase the risk further. Sanitizing the affected areas is essential for the safety of the occupants. Our SERVPRO technicians use professional cleaning agents with antimicrobial properties to stop or limit the growth of microorganisms. 

A faster response makes a huge difference after a flooding incident in Belmont, Franklin, or Tilton. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 to assist. 

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If Your Belmont Hotel Has A Mold Infestation Our Crew Can Help!

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial If Your Belmont Hotel Has A Mold Infestation Our Crew Can Help! At the first sign of commercial mold damage contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region!

How SERVPRO Turns Around Commercial Mold Damage In A Belmont Hotel

Commercial mold damage can harm a business on several levels, especially the hotel industry, where guests have the assumed assurance of comfort and cleanliness as part of the package. There are possible health effects from mold exposure, and often a foul odor accompanies the growth of mold colonies, which makes it unpleasant for both employees and guests. Plus, the loss of revenue due to closure during remediation can be stressful for property owners.

When SERVPRO works on a hotel in Belmont with commercial mold damage in a guest room, our main goal is to cause as little disruption as possible and get the hotel reopened quickly. It's crucial to identify the cause of colony growth. We look for slow leaks in pipes, poor ventilation, roof or other structural leaks to name a few of the most common reasons.

Once SERVPRO technicians identify the cause, we recommend to the hotel manager or property owner the proper repairs needed to stop this situation from reoccurring in the future after the completion of our remediation efforts. We have stop measures in place to inhibit growth such as our antimicrobial solution and antimicrobial sealer, but repairs to fix the cause of excessive moisture are vital. Our technicians are certified Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist (AMRS), and they possess the knowledge to reduce the effects of mold to near zero.

One of the first actions our technicians do is containment. This setup is designed to halt the spread of spores and consists of an airlock barrier zipper chamber which works to seal off the area from the rest of the hotel. The furnishings in the room are wrapped, pre-cleaned, and cataloged for storage in an on-site pod and returned to their places in the room after we complete remediation.
Then, SERVPRO techs scope the property to ensure we identify the location of all mold colonies and contain the areas around them. It is a commonplace to utilize the services of an Industrial Hygienist to test the air quality and visually identifiable colonies for the presence and type of mold.

Because mold spores range anywhere from 3-100 microns in size, a negative air fan scrubber with HEPA filtration and negative air exhaust fans within the space assist with the capture of airborne spores during remediation of the room. SERVPRO technicians perform abatement on dried colonies by hand-cleaning or in stubborn cases, soda blasting to remove all traces so the hotel can reopen the room for guests safely without any reminders of the mold problem.

At the first sign of commercial mold damage contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518, and we can remediate existing mold and inhibit the conditions that caused it, so it is “Like it never even happened.”

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How Professionals Remove Water Damage From Your Franklin Home

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Professionals Remove Water Damage From Your Franklin Home Broken pipes are a common cause of water damage. Inspect your plumbing often to spot and repair any weaknesses before damage occurs.

Professional Water Removal Operations in Franklin

Despite having the Merrimack River in town, Franklin residents generally see more water damage from failed appliances and plumbing. Fortunately, while flooding from outside the home contains many types of contaminants, the internal water from a dishwasher or cracked inlet pipe is considered clean and easier to deal with by a professional restoration company. 

Franklin home water removal requires the latest in equipment to accomplish the task swiftly and without causing further damage to the residence and any property inside. SERVPRO technicians train to and beyond industry standards to support residents in restoring their homes. 

Most internal water intrusions drop smaller amounts of water than outside flooding. That means, in most cases, technicians begin operations with extraction devices. Smaller than most pumps, these devices are adjustable by the operators and come in a variety of sizes tailored for the needed task. 

For large homes that have much water, but still barely higher than a carpet, SERVPRO personnel can utilize truck mounted extractors. These devices have a collections tank and a generator- or truck-driven vacuum that is excellent for large floor areas to draw water out of carpets and off wood or concrete floors. 

If a home has a very thick carpet, technicians can also use an extractor they can ride on. This device is powered by the residential electrical outlets, or with an outside generator from our equipment inventory. The water collected goes into an external tank on the truck or directly into a sewer access point if one is available. 

For smaller homes and in tight areas like closets, personnel have two smaller devices. The first is a more powerful version of a water vacuum similar to what is available at major retailers. The second is a wearable version that a technician can take anywhere. Both have internal collection tanks and are powered by plugging into the home’s outlets, or into a generator from our equipment inventory placed outside the home. 

For SERVPRO of The Lakes Region, supporting our community and surrounding areas like Laconia, Belmont, Tilton means helping neighbors, and not just customers, to return to their homes as quickly as possible and in a safe, dry environment. To learn more about what we do for your home, call us at (603) 527-2518 today.

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Fast Action Is Required After A Fire Causes Damage To Your Laconia Home

6/29/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fast Action Is Required After A Fire Causes Damage To Your Laconia Home You can reach our crew at (603) 527-2518 any time.

Fire Damage Restoration Services Can Return Your Laconia Home To Its Normal Condition Quickly

Fires are destructive disasters, and the days following such an incident can be difficult to endure. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) reports that electrical faults cause about 51,000 fires annually. Even small appliances like toasters and blenders can be the culprit behind fires because of frayed or faulty cords.

The most crucial thing to do when a fire starts is to ensure that everyone in your home escapes safely, but after the fire is extinguished, you are left with a damaged home and possessions. The fire damage restoration process in your Laconia home should begin immediately to prevent additional destruction to your home and its contents. SERVPRO franchise professionals can assist you to clean, repair, and restore your home after a fire.

When we get to fire-damaged homes, we first assess the destruction and determine the steps required to restore it to its normal condition. We can present these steps to you along with an estimate of the restoration process. The common steps we take include removing smoke residues, extracting any water present because of firefighting efforts, removing stains, and eliminating odors.

We can assess the damaged items to determine which ones can be restored to their original state. We have a restore first mentality, meaning we do our best to save most of your belongings. We can use different cleaning methods based on what’s appropriate for your possessions and property.

Our SERVPRO crews categorize materials as washable or non-washable. We can apply water-based cleaning products to washable materials. Non-washable materials cannot be wet cleaned, so we use dry cleaning methods to remove the residues. Fire may also cause lingering odors in your home. Our crews can use thermal foggers to neutralize the odor-causing particles.

At times, fires ruin the structure of a home by creating openings. In such cases, it is necessary to secure the openings to keep the home secure from intruders like thieves and looters. We can provide you with security board up services, which involve using sturdy and durable materials to safeguard your home from both intruders and the elements of weather.

When a fire has damaged your home, you can contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for restoration services. You can reach our crew at (603) 527-2518 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Specialists Will Assess, Remediate, And Restore Your Laconia Home After A Water Damage Incident

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Specialists Will Assess, Remediate, And Restore Your Laconia Home After A Water Damage Incident For advanced assessment and prevention of property damages, contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

Remediating High Moisture Content After Water Damage In Laconia

Excess quantities of water in the home can gradually weaken the structure, structural components as well as damaging possessions. Many of the jobs we do assessing and remediating mold are the result of a water issue occurring several weeks or months prior. One of the vital aspects of restoration is the ability to spot potential adverse outcomes and use preventative methods to control as many of them as possible.

We provide local technicians to assess, remediate, and restore your property from water damage in Laconia and the surrounding area. During the assessment phase, a SERVPRO technician can start from the source of damage and work their way outwards to discover where water has migrated. We can remove furnishings and check underneath structural components like fittings during a visual inspection or use moisture sensors to probe soft fabrics like carpets.

Sometimes, water may start in one room of the house and migrate into other areas through structural cavities like wall spaces, ceilings, or subfloor. SERVPRO use thermal imaging cameras to inspect water saturation in the structure of your home. We can also use meters to assess an accurate measure of moisture content inside materials. By taking measurements from different areas of the home, your technician can tailor remediation to your exact situation as well as place barriers in areas that require special attention.

Since water naturally migrates from wet to dry, it can end up pooling inside cavities which in turn can cause significant, or even permanent, damages over time. SERVPRO has structural cavity drying equipment that can help to guard against mold or structural weakening. These equipment are focused on ventilating cavities uses a combination of increasing surface temperatures and lowering air pressure, which encourages evaporation.

Most cavity drying equipment requires access to the cavity itself. We can drill small holes underneath skirting or at the bottom of fittings which can later be filled in. Injectidry systems, for example, can be placed along the bottom of a wall to dry the cavity thoroughly. In situations where creating access points is impossible without causing significant damages, like in tiled flooring, SERVPRO can use drying mats to wick moisture out of a saturated material.

For advanced assessment and prevention of property damages, contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

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Your Franklin Home Can Be Saved After A Flood

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Your Franklin Home Can Be Saved After A Flood Dial (603) 527-2518 as soon as you can after the flood so we can help avoid additional damage being done to your property.

Flood Damage Restoration For Your Franklin Home

Floods can be destructive and unpredictable and can happen in regions that don’t always see much rain. Apart from the physical damage to your home in Franklin, experiencing a flood can be a very emotional time. If you have not prepared yourself and your family for a flood, recovering from one can also be costly, stressful, and slow going.

A few hours spent preparing your Franklin property before a flood, making an emergency kit, and drawing up a flood plan can assist you in dealing with the after-effects of the flood. Either way, cleaning up flood damage requires help from the professionals. SERVPRO, an experienced remediation company, is always here to assist you. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. We understand that after a disaster like this, time is also of the essence.

Knowing the flood risks in your area is the first step to being ready. You can check with your local council about records or flood plans that detail the problem areas. You can also speak to authorities about relocation routes and centers. If your area is prone to flooding, think about alternatives to carpeting in your home, and prepare an emergency flood kit with necessary documents and any needed medications.

Floodwaters are known as Category 3 or black water. Floods cause severe damage to your contents and your structure. Floodwaters carry debris and silt of all kinds, so SERVPRO techs have to be very careful when restoring your property and we need to remove this debris. The water can also contain sewage and chemical contaminants. Carpeting and other porous materials have to be replaced when they are contaminated with black water.

To prepare for a flood, you should also make a household flood plan and keep a visible list of emergency numbers posted. Check your insurance policy as well to see if you are covered for flood damage. When a flood is imminent, you can take precautions if you have time such as securing hazardous items, rolling up rugs, and moving furniture, valuables and electrical items to a higher level. If you need to relocate, take any pets with you or move them to a safer place.

After flooding in your home in Tilton, Gilford, or Laconia, SERVPRO of The Lakes Region can come to your home to help dry it out, so you have a safe living space again. Dial (603) 527-2518 as soon as you can after the flood so we can help avoid additional damage being done to your property.

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Our Water Damage Experts Can Dry Out Your Laconia Café

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Water Damage Experts Can Dry Out Your Laconia Café Our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region rapid response team is available 24/7 by calling (603) 527-2518.

Drying Out Carpets In Your Water Damaged Laconia Café

Business owners must always consider every investment that they make for their Laconia establishment and whether or not they make the right decisions to further profits. When disasters strike, even situations like water loss incidents, these same investments can come into question. Understanding the spread of the damage and how it can affect materials and installed components of your café can make a dramatic difference in how quickly these situations get addressed. Even flooring options like carpeting can become a magnet for saturation and widespread damages without the appropriate intervention and guidance from our Certified Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying Technicians.

While carpets are a popular choice for flooring in cafes and other entertainment venues, they can also become the source and worst of the water damages that your Laconia property faces. Oversaturation can be a swift and detrimental situation, but our SERVPRO professionals can help. With our sophisticated equipment and expertise in water recovery, we can address water loss incidents efficiently, often avoiding unnecessary tear out and reconstruction.

Extraction is a key component to recovering carpeting in your café, especially in the heavily trafficked areas around tables and furniture where the carpeting might already have become soiled. We can address saturation concerns by implementing specialty equipment like our weighted extractors. These remote-controlled devices have high-powered vacuums attached to them, so as moisture gets brought to the surface, the machine can discharge it efficiently.

In many situations, protecting your carpets is no more than a matter of getting these materials dry. The longer the moisture and dampness persist, the more likely it becomes that you contend with mildew or mold. We have advanced drying techniques and equipment to address moisture concerns into the subflooring of materials. We can also take this time to properly clean and deodorize these carpets to prepare them for the final walkthrough to come.

We know how crucial it is to protect even the carpeted areas of your business from the damaging effects of a water loss incident. Our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region rapid response team is available 24/7 by calling (603) 527-2518.

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We Respond Quickly To Your Laconia Home Fire Damage Emergency

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Respond Quickly To Your Laconia Home Fire Damage Emergency After a fire we available 24/7 to take care of your restoration needs. Call us as soon as the fire is put out so we can get started.

Restore Your Laconia Home After Fire Damage By Hiring Fire Restoration Experts

Candles are one of the leading causes of fires in homes according to the National Fire Protection Association. Most of these incidents occur when a person leaves a lit candle unattended. The flammable materials near the candle can catch fire easily, which can lead to fire damage to a home. 

To deal with fire damage in your Laconia home, you can enlist the services of the IICRC certified technicians at SERVPRO. Our technicians can respond quickly to your call and begin the restoration process shortly after inspecting the affected area. We know that a response that stabilizes a home quickly ensures recovery of much property. The smoke and soot damage that often occurs after firefighters extinguish a fire with water or dry chemicals speeds up the corrosion and deterioration of a building and its contents.

Our fire damage restoration process includes offering smoke damage cleanup, mitigating damage, and water damage restoration. We also test the contents in a structure for recovery based on several factors like loss of use, the effect of heat and smoke, loss of value, replacement versus restoration cost, sentimental value and decreased life expectancy.

Our SERVPRO technicians use several types of advanced cleaning and restoration equipment, including air scrubbers and commercial ozone machines, to enhance air quality after a fire. We can also use our Esporta wash system to sanitize clothes and other textiles after fire damage. This system is safe for sanitizing items like clothes, shoes, leather, and stuffed animals.

We can also assist you with your claims. It is stressful to work with insurance companies while recovering from fire damage. Our technicians can work with your insurer to settle claims quickly. We can ease your anxiety during the recovery process by providing you with our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). This involves taking an inventory of the contents in every room so you can have a precise and detailed list of all your possessions. Our technicians categorize the contents as questionable, salvageable or non-salvageable to simplify the contents settlement process.

When a fire has damaged your home and its contents, SERVPRO of The Lakes Region can assist you with the restoration efforts. We can make your fire damage incident look “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (603) 527-2518 for prompt restoration.

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SERVPRO Says to Franklin Property Owners--Secure Professional Help for Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Says to Franklin Property Owners--Secure Professional Help for Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration Franklin Homeowners Know When It Is TIme to Call SERVPRO for Storm Water Removal and Drying

Flood Damage Cleanup and Tips for Your Franklin Home

Spring rains can bring the danger of flooding to New Hampshire. Floodwaters pose dangers to people inside their homes and out. Knowing some of the significant dangers ahead of time can help you keep yourself and your family safe when flooding is imminent in your area.
Once the storms have subsided, and your Franklin home is underwater (or just drenched from the groundwater), you need the help of a professional remediation company to clean up the flood damage. SERVPRO staff have all the necessary tools and training to get the job done quickly and efficiently while keeping everyone safe.
Floodwaters can be dangerous both during and after the flooding. Keep an eye on media outlets to keep updated on the situation in your area. Having a battery-operated radio is a great way to do this, especially if the power goes out. If your home is at risk for flooding, you might need to shut off your water and power ahead of time. You can check with authorities or utilities for additional guidance and information.
Since storm-damaged structures can pose hazards, SERVPRO technicians proceed with caution when we arrive at your home after flooding. Long-term exposure to water can weaken building materials such as drywall and flooring. We keep you and your family out until we can be sure it is safe.
If water has entered from above from a breach in the roof or broken windows on another level, we check for any trapped water in ceiling cavities. The drywall becomes softened when wet, and the ceilings could fall in. Weep holes are drilled carefully into the ceiling to free any trapped water. We are also careful to watch out for any broken glass, exposed nails, splinters or any additional objects which are sharp and could be found in the water in a damaged building. Standing water does cause slip and fall accidents.
After a flood, you should also never use any electrical appliances in your home which have been in the floodwaters. Do not eat any food that has come into contact with the waters, either.
At SERVPRO of The Lakes Region, safety is our first concern once your home in Tilton, Gilford, or Laconia has become flooded. Reach out to us once the storms have subsided by dialing (603) 527-2518 so we can make your home dry and safe again.

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