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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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Water Removal Franklin–Basement Plumbing Leaks

9/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water pipe leaking, a man trying to fix the plumbing. We can always be there to assist your water damage in Franklin.

Let SERVPRO help with your water removal in your Franklin home.

Plumbing leaks in a basement can go unnoticed for some time primarily when used for storage vs. part of your living space. Many homeowners do not go into their basements that often. Some are used as an occasional games room or even an entertainment area. When a leak occurs, the floor can quickly become covered in several inches of water. Moisture can wick up into the drywall if this space is a finished portion of your Franklin home.

SERVPRO will respond to all water removal situations in Franklin. Whether it is a finished room, partially finished or unfinished, there is water, and your contents are in jeopardy. The first step owners should take after calling us for help is to ensure it is safe to enter the space. Make sure there is no risk of electrocution. Since the water is clean, dealing with contaminants is not a consideration.

We can deploy various pumps to remove the water and then use industrial vacuums to remove water on the floor or in the carpets. SERVPRO can also remove items that may require additional cleaning and drying. These items may be moved to a staging area such as the garage to assess further and determine the best approach to restoring these items to their original condition. Note that restoral of documents and various paper products may not be possible without some lasting damage.

In finished basements with drywall installed on the walls, the water may soak into the drywall and wick above the waterline. The drywall is not salvageable. It is usually cut and removed above the waterline. Removal also enables drying of the wall with the help of air movers and dehumidifiers. We may also use antimicrobial products to prevent the growth of mold.

SERVPRO always attempts to minimize the damage while ensuring your home is dry and ready to be restored. We deal with many different finishes and water leak situations.

Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for 24/7 serve. We serve the towns of Laconia, Belmont, Tilton, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Water Removal Strategies Will Save Your Hardwood Floors In Franklin

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Pooling water on floor near a door Call (603) 527-2518 to schedule a professional water remediation assessment and project planning.

Professional Water Removal Strategies Save Hardwood Floors In Franklin

Although all structural components in your Franklin home can suffer harm after a water loss, floors take a beating. Some recent innovations in flooring materials such as laminates frequently do not survive a soaking, requiring removal and replacement. Traditional hardwood floors, however, are generally more durable, especially if our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained team of managers and technicians arrive quickly and begin water extraction services as soon as possible.

Professional Assessment and Planning
Our crew leads and project managers assess every project individually, planning water removal for your Franklin residence by evaluating the unique circumstances surrounding the disaster. The quantity of water, length of time since the event, contamination concerns, and migration from the original site are some of the aspects considered. We also look carefully at the type and condition of the materials damaged by the water to determine the next steps.

Moisture Location Devices Clarify the Damage Dimensions
SERVPRO uses sensitive moisture measuring and thermal imaging equipment to sketch out an accurate perimeter of where the water on your hardwood floor eventually migrated. Each plank edge permits moisture to seep down to the subfloor, and water can force its way into building cavities between walls at the baseboards. Once the surface sweep of the water extractors completes, it might seem as though all the water is gone, but the sensors show a different story.

Hardwood Floors Respond Well to Negative Air Pressure Strategy
When water soaks the subfloor, that residual moisture can wick back up, exposing the hardwood surface to the risk of permanent distortion. Cupping, crowning, and buckling are all possible unless the moisture content reduces to normal levels. SERVPRO uses negative air pressure to suction the water from multiple levels of flooring materials. Our technicians place floor mats over areas with high moisture readings and attach the mats to hoses connected to high-efficiency extractors. As the moisture decreases in an area, we reposition the mats until readings indicate the water removal goal is met.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region utilizes technological advancements in moisture detection and water removal to protect your investment in beautiful hardwood floors. Call (603) 527-2518 to schedule a professional water remediation assessment and project planning.

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Our Mitigation Tips For Restoring Your Home In Belmont After A Flood

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 to obtain service from our highly trained team.

Flood Damage Crews In Belmont Present Do-It-Yourself Mitigation Tips

During August, Belmont and the rest of New Hampshire are at risk of getting struck by severe thunderstorms. Stormy weather creates excessive rain and high-speed winds that can be the cause of flood damage on your property. Moisture can leak in from window or door seals as wells as seep in from the ground. If a tree branch or rock gets taken afloat by the wind, it can strike your window or exterior wall.

Once a hole in your structure is present, rainwater can quickly enter your home. As soon as you notice flood damage inside your Belmont house, it is wise to call in a restoration company such as SERVPRO. However, there are many things that you the homeowner can do to help speed up the mitigation process. The initial step you should take once you notice a problem after a storm is to find the source of the leak in your exterior structure.

When you figure out where the water is entering, it is wise to come up with a way to stop it from coming into your house. If the moisture is entering from one or your lower door seals, then it is possible to stop water from entering by placing towels or rags beneath your door. If one of your windows got broken, board it up or seal it off with plastic so that water stops entering.

After repairing the leak in your structure, you need to remove as much moisture as you can while it is still a liquid. For example, if you notice water on your linoleum kitchen floor, use rags or a mop to soak up the moisture. If your carpets get saturated, then you can suck up the water with a wet/dry vac.

The next step our SERVPRO team always takes once all of the liquid H2O is removed from your building is the applied structural drying or ASD process. You can help begin these procedures by helping speed up the natural evaporation and drying process. To start, you can set up fans in the wet areas of your home to create air circulation. Next, increasing the heat inside your house also helps increase drying speed.

If you ever get hit by a vicious storm in Laconia, Franklin, or Gilford, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 to obtain service from our highly trained team.

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When Disaster Strikes Laconia – Here Is Restoration You Can Trust

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

For all your damage restoration needs in Laconia, count on SERVPRO.

For All Types of Disasters, SERVPRO is Here to Help

We are one of the leading restoration firms in the state of New Hampshire. This success stems from our honesty and integrity with home and business owners in Laconia and the surrounding areas. We have grown for close to thirty years, attracting the talents of new technicians, while retaining our quality craftsmanship and insistence on exceeding your expectation every step of the way. We know that disasters do not wait for ideal times to strike, so you can count on our SERVPRO team to help you manage water, fire, storm, and mold loss incidents fast and cost-effectively. 

Storm Damage

With a 24-hour emergency line continuously staffed, there is never a time when our customers are not able to directly reach out to our rapid response team. This information is critical when storm damage affects Laconia properties. With the geographic location of our service area, we are at risk for multiple potential natural disasters from flooding and tornadoes to Nor’easters. 

Because of the severity of many of these situations, evacuations often play a role in keeping Laconia families safe in a time of crisis. We have partnered with the American Red Cross to help in these efforts while simultaneously offering every customer the same efficient and knowledgeable response to the needs of their property in this trying time. We can even address large loss scenarios with the aid of our regional and national partnerships with our parental brand.

Flooding is a typical result of Laconia storm damage, and our SERVPRO professionals have the training and the tools to overcome it. We can quickly assess which machines suit your specific flooding situation, and work to extract this standing water with vacuums, pumps, and other water removal tools. We work quickly to prepare your home for material-saving thorough drying efforts. 

Water Damage

We know that once water loss incidents have occurred, many Laconia residents and business owners do not have the time to shop around for quality restoration services. Making these plans ahead of time can ultimately save time and money on the recovery efforts your property needs. We have advanced practices that address far beyond the immediate extraction and drying concerns of your home to exceed your expectations. 

Even with smaller scale loss incidents, the contents and personal belongings of your home can become at risk for irreparable damages. Especially for items that you consider irreplaceable, it is critical to have a preventative approach to protect these possessions from water damage affecting Laconia properties. Our SERVPRO professionals have unique training to become elite content management technicians that can safely transport items to our nearby facility and utilize the full measure of our equipment and products to help. 

Inside your Laconia home, our professionals work on getting the damage dried immediately. A fast process here can prevent distortion and deterioration of materials, but also reduce or eliminate staining from areas more prone to this response after exposure. We can double-check our successes and progress in the drying of your property with our advanced detectors that can showcase any errant moisture. 

Mold Remediation

We are not a team that is going to have you waiting long for the remediation that your property needs if you have discovered mold damage in your Laconia residence. We understand how vital a fast response is with these situations, as the organism does not slow its progression or destruction without deliberate counteractions. Our professionals have extensive training not only to become knowledgeable Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), but also in vital secondary endorsements that help in removing the colonization and threat such as Water Restoration (WRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD), and Commercial Drying (CDT.) 

Identifying the full spread of mold damage can often require specific environmental testing, though visual inspection and other sensory clues like harsh, musty odors can often be a reliable indicator of colonization. Knowing where moisture and dampness are can identify the source of the water damage that allowed the growth, so our technicians utilize high-tech detection tools to pinpoint the most likely points of mold damage in Laconia properties. 

An essential step for remediation, beyond the removal of colonization and its effects on the property, is ensuring that mold growth does not return to your Laconia home or business. With long-term solutions to keep the structure dry and the application of potent antimicrobial agents, we can often reduce the chance of recurrences. 

Fire Damage

Fire loss incidents present substantial levels of risk for all Laconia properties and can become a costly and time-consuming situation to overcome without a fast response from trained professionals. With multiple layers of effects to contend with, our SERVPRO professionals are a wise choice for recovery efforts because of our extensive training through the IICRC in Fire & Smoke Restoration, as well as several other endorsements that can help with premier cleaning during and following mitigation. 

Soot damage is one of the most pressing concerns for any size incident, as this fire damage in Laconia can be a substantial challenge to remove without staining the surface beneath it. Removing this residue is one of the primary objectives of our responding professionals, as failure to address these conditions quickly can lead to them continually getting worse. Removal is not a one-size-fits-all solution, as soot can cling to various types of materials and possessions. Chemical sponges and soda blasting are two useful strategies our team uses to reduce and ultimately eliminate soot presence. 

Because your insurance claims often play a vital role in the recovery of fire damage in Laconia properties, you can find some peace in the close partnerships we have with local and national insurance providers. This union can help to expedite claims processes and quickly meet the demands of these companies to get work started on your home rapidly after a fire. 

There is often no avoiding specific disasters that can threaten the area and your property specifically, but there are well-trained professionals that can help. Let our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region team help you to make any loss situation “Like it never even happened” by calling (603) 527-2518.

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Tips for Success with Fire Damage Remediation in Laconia

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

Whatever help you may need when managing your insurance claim, SERVPRO is there for you! Call us right away after fire damage.

Filing a Damage Claim After Fire Loss in Laconia

Not every homeowner, despite what their policy states, knows how to navigate the red tape and jump through the hoops necessary to file a damage claim for their Laconia property after a fire. With so many potential risks and hazards that exist that threaten the safety of those assessing damage, and the pressing need to get mitigation and recovery efforts started quickly. The longer that effects go unchallenged by competent technicians like our SERVPRO team, the more widespread and destructive they become for the entire household.

Understanding both what to expect from the fire damage in Laconia homes and what your insurance company expects you to do about it can put you on the path to restoring your property entirely. In an already challenging and stressful time, immediately following the extinguishment of the unexpected disaster in your home, most insurance companies are going to tell you that they need proof. This evidence comes in the form of cataloging loss and photographing damages. Depending on the company that provides your coverage, they may insist that this assessment gets performed by trained professionals in the restoration industry.

Our SERVPRO fire restoration specialists have specific training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in both Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT) and Odor Control (OCT.) This continued education in these niches helps us to safely navigate newly compromised homes and businesses to begin the vital assessment that insurance providers require.

Because of our reputation in the area, we have established many partnerships and relationships with local and major insurance providers and companies. These relationships help our professionals to expedite the claims process by quickly accessing the appropriate communication channels to get documentation and evidence to adjusters. We have a direct open dialogue that does not get caught in the red tape.

We are always here to help you and your property after a fire loss incident however you may need. We have extensive experience in damage assessment and mitigation of these emergencies, so you can trust our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (603) 527-2518.

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