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Our Experts Explain Our Methods To Clean Your Belmont Home After A Mold Damage Incident

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Experts Explain Our Methods To Clean Your Belmont Home After A Mold Damage Incident We are available 24/7 to assist you. Call (603) 527-2518 to get our team of remediation experts working for you.

Common Methods SERVPRO Uses To Clean Homes With Mold Damage In Belmont

Before homeowners see mold damage, often a musty smell is the first sign noticed. Once detected, the mold growth often uncovers a more significant problem allowing the fungi to flourish. Mold only needs three main things to grow: moisture, food (organic materials) and ideal temperatures. Areas of the home where there is either lack of ventilation resulting in too much humidity with a buildup of moisture or there is a leak allowing water to enter the affected area create ideal conditions for this to happen.

SERVPRO technicians follow both EPA and IICRC guidelines and standards for mold remediation in your Belmont home. Our technicians limit the scope of the damage by creating barriers to stop the spread of mold spores to currently unaffected areas of the house. We use negative air machines to reduce exposure to airborne spores and HEPA vacuum filters to catch and contain spores. Traditional drying methods using industrial air movers, cannot be deployed because it runs the risk of spreading the spores to other sections of the home. Dehumidifiers in a contained area dry the area and lessen the chance of spreading.

For the cleaning of mold from surfaces, SERVPRO has several useful methods. We can use traditional cleaning methods, or for remediation cases where the cleanup needs to be as waterless as possible, soda blasting is a great alternative. This method delivers a high powered dry wash of sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda) that works as a mild abrasive to lift off the mold while it cleans and deodorizes the area.

After the eradication of the mold, there is often only one thing left to do, and that is the removal of that musty odor. While we can restore many items damaged by mold, we sometimes need to remove come belongings or building materials such as drywall that cannot be saved. Once those items are out of the house, we can use thermal foggers which operate at a high temperature and penetrate deeply to deliver full deodorization of the affected areas.

The certified technicians at SERVPRO of The Lakes Region have many methods and resources for dealing with mold damage. We are available 24/7 to assist you. Call (603) 527-2518 to get our team of remediation experts working for you.

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Don't Let One Small Problem Take Over Your Entire Belmont Kitchen

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don't Let One Small Problem Take Over Your Entire Belmont Kitchen Don't let your kitchen turn into this. Call SERVPRO to fix this problem before it gets worse.

Water Cleanup Services for Your Belmont Kitchen After Your Refrigerator Malfunctions


Leaks in your Belmont kitchen do not always come from the dishwasher or sink. A broken refrigerator can cause issues as well, even if it does not have a water dispenser or ice maker. The leak is, fortunately, water, since the coolant in refrigerators is not a liquid but a gas. However, a puddle under the fridge means there is a problem, and it could have been going on for a long time hidden behind the fridge.

By the time you’ve noticed a leaky fridge in your Belmont home, the problem could be much larger than you’d like. Water cleanup services in your Belmont home are your best bet for restoring it back to the way it was. At SERVPRO, we are trained and experienced to handle all kinds of water damage emergencies.

One of the most common issues comes from a blocked defrost drain. It has a small opening and is easily clogged up by ice or food particles, which prevents water which accumulates during the defrost cycle from draining into the pan. As enough water builds up, it begins leaking out onto the floor.

SERVPRO techs need to move the refrigerator out from the wall to determine the amount of water damage. Once any standing water is cleaned up, we can determine how to dry the affected area out. If you have a tile floor, we can use drying mats, which are used when a material cannot be penetrated. We can also use air movers to help us dry the area out faster. All devices used are monitored daily to ensure the fastest drying time.

Occasionally, the drain pan in the bottom of your refrigerator can become cracked, letting water leak. Water inside the pan should usually evaporate before it becomes a concern because of the warm air being blown over the surface from the condenser fan. Check the pan for any damage or cracks, especially if the drain is clear and you see water on any other area of the refrigerator.

A poor connection between the water supply and water filter can create a leak as well. If the filter is installed improperly, is the wrong model or size, or is so old that the seals or housing cracks, water can escape and create an issue.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region can assist you with a water damage emergency in your kitchen in Franklin, Tilton, or Gilford. Give us a call at (603) 527-2518 as soon as you find the problem so we can come and prevent any further damage.

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Franklin Flooding?? Don't Wait--Call SERVPRO for Water Extraction and Cleanup

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Franklin Flooding?? Don't Wait--Call SERVPRO for Water Extraction and Cleanup SERVPRO Says Floodwater Removal for a Franklin Property Is More Than a Walk in the Park

Flood Damage Restoration for Your Franklin Home and Causes of Floods

Floods are some of the most common natural disasters across the country, and your residence is not exempt from being at risk for flooding. Floods can, unfortunately, turn disastrous and cause much damage to property and force people from their homes. There are several causes of overflows and knowing some can help you to understand how to prepare for one.
 
When water has ravaged your area for whatever reason and caused flood damage to your Franklin home, you need the help of professionals. At SERVPRO, we have the training, skill, and knowledge to get your home dry again. We understand that time is of the essence after a disaster like this and We're Faster To Any Aize Disaster.
 
Most places receive rainfall each year, with more being recorded in peak rainy seasons. Rainwater is usually absorbed into the ground where it goes underground, and some of it evaporates back into the atmosphere. The rain sometimes becomes excessive and winds up being higher than absorption and evaporation rates, causing the extra water to overflow onto the surrounding area and create flooding. SERVPRO technicians can help you dry your home out if this has happened in your area. With the use of truck-mounted pumps, industrial fans, and dehumidifiers, we can have your residence back to the way it was in a short time whenever possible while avoiding other damage such as mold growth.
 
Occasionally, the rate at which water flows to a lake or river exceeds the rate at which water leaves these bodies of water. It causes them to spill over their banks and eventually flow over the nearby land. Heavy rainfall can create all of this, as the fast rate of falling water can overwhelm the local bodies of water. Drainage, and the flow of water dictate the severity of flooding.
 
Some areas are more prone to floods compared to others, as floods tend to follow patterns. If you know where these areas are around you, it makes you more aware and able to prepare ahead of time, especially if you live in one of these locations. If you live in a high flood zone area, we recommend that you have special flood insurance to mitigate monetary losses.
 
SERVPRO of The Lakes Region knows how to handle a flood emergency in your home in Tilton, Gilford, or Laconia. It is essential that you give us a call at (603) 527-2518 as soon as the storms subside so we can help you get your life back in order.

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Dealing With Water Damage in Your Office? Call SERVPRO to Save The Day!

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Dealing With Water Damage in Your Office? Call SERVPRO to Save The Day! You can always count on SERVPRO of The Lakes Region to take care of your commercial property.

Extracting Water Damage from Your Belmont Insurance Office

While you might deal with disasters that affect Belmont properties every day, you might not consider the possibility that water loss incidents can occur within your building as well. These situations demand a fast response as the damage can spread quickly from room to room and threaten not only the equipment and structural integrity of your office but also documentation and records that you keep in hard copy form for your clientele.

As an insurance provider for local area residents and businesses, you can appreciate the importance of professional water restoration when disasters occur within a Belmont building. Our SERVPRO professionals have a rapid response to emergencies, offering comprehensive support and real-time mitigation strategies that can help to protect what matters most in your business and limit structural demolition and reconstruction with effective drying efforts.

When our team arrives at your business, we can establish the spread of the damage throughout the building and determine the best course of action to prevent the situation from getting worse. This inspection divulges the source of the damage as well, giving our team the ability to repair the busted pipe, even behind drywall, to prevent the continued flow of damaging clean water.

For saturated drywall, our SERVPRO team can make flood cuts to that begin with where the moisture does on the wall and removes only the affected portions of drywall for faster reconstruction and replacement efforts to come. We can begin setting up our air movers and dehumidification equipment immediately to prevent the moisture from allowing secondary effects like mold growth to occur.

We can even work to protect areas like your carpeting. With our weighted extractor equipment, our crew can also draw moisture out of the carpeting and sub-flooring for removal with our high-powered vacuum attached to the weighted extraction machine.

You might not know when a water disaster could strike your building or what damages might occur, but our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region provides a fast response to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (603) 527-2518.

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Foul Odors Are No Match For Our Skilled Fire Damage Professionals In Belmont

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Foul Odors Are No Match For Our Skilled Fire Damage Professionals In Belmont Fires can leave many damaging effects throughout your Belmont property.

Eliminating Foul Odors In Fire-Damaged Belmont Homes

Fires can leave many damaging effects throughout your Belmont property. Many homeowners can concede that restoration of their homes after a fire is impossible without the right expertise, training, and advanced equipment made available to our rapid response technicians. With so many widespread effects and symptoms, you might not understand how to handle each of them in the overall process of recovering your house.

While you might not understand how fire damage and odor removal in your Belmont property work together, you do once you have had to contend with the lingering damages of a disaster like this. Our SERVPRO professionals can appreciate the damaging and noxious presence of foul odors throughout your property, not to mention the possibility of hazards and chemical substances being present air, is something that requires focused attention.

While the initial steps of our process involve a detailed assessment of the property from the time that we arrive, we can get to work quickly on the mitigation tasks that can help to protect your property and its contents from continued damage. We can assess the safety of the air inside of the home and set up air purifying equipment to help reduce the presence of soot, smoke particles, debris, dust, ash, and other floating particulates that can make it difficult to breathe normally within the house. The common machines used for this process are the air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators.

Hydroxyl generators can work in part to begin reducing the presence of harsh odors throughout the house, but thermal foggers carry the bulk of this load. Deodorization often occurs after much of the restoration work has completed returning the home to its original condition. We utilize this machine to neutralize smoke odors on contact. This solution is effective in open areas, but also safe to use on soft materials like carpets, clothing, and drapes.

Recovering from fire requires many individual hurdles to overcome. Our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region rapid response team has the tools and extensive training to help. Give us a call today at (603) 527-2518.

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We Have Your Back When Your Belmont Bathroom Experiences A Water Damage Disaster

1/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Have Your Back When Your Belmont Bathroom Experiences A Water Damage Disaster If you ever have a plumbing failure occur inside your home, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 24/7.

Water Damage Experts In Belmont Discuss Problems With Bathrooms And Vanities

Any room inside your Belmont home that has pipes running to it is at risk for a plumbing failure. Once water starts leaking out of your pipes, the moisture can start to negatively affect your contents and building materials making it essential that you call in a professional water damage restoration company such as SERVPRO. Plumbing system failures are a leading source of all residential water losses. Plumbing failures cost insurance companies almost 50% more than the second most common source of loss claim. Toilet failures are the second most frequent cause of water damage inside a residential building.

Bathrooms have several drain and supply lines, and it is where toilets are located. Bathrooms are often small areas; therefore when a pipe breaks inside it, extensive water damage in your Belmont home could occur. Bathrooms are also the only room inside your structure that has white, grey and black water sources. Your supply, drain lines, and toilet can all malfunction over time and ruin building materials inside your restroom. Bathrooms also have a lot of tight, confined spaces where moisture can hide. If all of the water in your bathroom is not found and dried out within 48 hours of the original loss, mold can develop in one of the room's many nooks and crannies.

If the source of the loss is a plumbing failure, there is a good chance your bathroom's vanity will get affected. Vanities are the cabinets that hold your bathroom sink up, and they have two supply lines and one drain pipe running in and out of it. All of these lines can break at one time or another, spilling large amounts of moisture into your vanity. If a slow leak develops, it can easily go unnoticed, and mold can grow on the inside of your vanity.

Due to the naturally elevated humidity levels inside your bathroom, mold growth can occur rapidly. To prevent secondary problems like mold, our SERVPRO technicians work fast and utilize specialized equipment and techniques to promptly dry out wet materials. If you ever have a plumbing failure occur inside your home, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 24/7.

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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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