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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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Dealing with Fire Damage? Don't Stress - SERVPRO Will Cleanup The Mess

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dealing with Fire Damage? Don't Stress - SERVPRO Will Cleanup The Mess Prepare your home now to avoid any fire disasters.

There Is No Need to Panic When Fire Damage Strikes Your Franklin Property

Fire damage events are a huge nightmare, and they can prove quite challenging to handle. With that in mind, It is easy to understand why every September is set aside as the National Preparedness Month. Fire is caused by numerous factors that are hard to control and anticipate. No matter how prepared you are, you may find yourself in need of a restoration service provider as a resident of Franklin.

Restoring your Franklin property after a fire damage incident requires specific skills and expertise. It is a common misconception that it is only the combustion process which causes the damage, in reality, there are other factors such as the produced smoke and soot. Our SERVPRO technicians are equipped with proper equipment and work to ensure your home and property is restored successfully with minimal damage.

The carpeting, floors, ceilings, and walls require a thorough cleaning using specialized equipment and products after a fire. When working with SERVPRO, our highly trained technicians assess the extent of damage to determine the tools required for a particular job. For instance, we cannot repaint the walls before we perform the necessary cleaning and restoration.

The cleaning procedures we choose for a particular job depend on the extent of the damage and the type of material we are cleaning. Both dry and wet cleaning is used to ensure your property is restored to its preloss condition. Your property is in good hands since our SERVPRO technicians have years of experience and training.

During the fire restoration process, your property needs deodorization to remove the offensive odors left by the fire. It is essential to identify the source of the smell instead of just covering the smells with fragrance. Our team has the equipment needed to successfully carry out deodorization procedures in your home and get rid of all the odors.

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SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is locally owned and is always ready to help you with all your fire restoration and cleaning needs. Call us at (603) 527-2518 to get quality services from a dependable industry leader.

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How To Recover From A Commercial Water Damage Emergency In Belmont

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How To Recover From A Commercial Water Damage Emergency In Belmont Being prepared to handle water-related damages in your business is very important to avoid the direct and indirect effects such damages have.

How You Can Prepare For Commercial Water Cleanup In Belmont

Being prepared to handle water-related damages in your business is very important to avoid the direct and indirect effects such damages have. Most businesses never consider the necessary mitigation steps until their premises are inches under water. People operating hotels or other hospitality businesses in Belmont should be more cautious because such incidences can create a bad reputation that the business might never shake off.

Preparing for commercial cleanup in Belmont is more effective when you understand the different ways business is affected by water loss. Since no known measure can prevent such an event from ever happening, the next best thing is to ensure that the place can be cleaned up within the shortest period after the loss. Having the contacts of a professional cleanup service like SERVPRO helps because when you detect a problem, you can call us to start the remediation process immediately. Fast recovery helps create a positive image for your business.

Extended exposure to water, even if clean, damages stock. Food items are the worst hit because even if there is no actual damage, packaging or labels might be ruined making it impossible to serve them to customers. If the items are moved immediately the loss is detected, it is possible to prevent some of these damages. Our SERVPRO team that handles cleaning is also able to move items off-site or to another section of the property. Any stock that you save helps reduce the overall cost of cleanup.

Cleanup in a business affected by water takes more than just extracting the standing water. Depending on what the water mixes with, other steps might be necessary to get rid of dirt and odors. Your staff members might be unwilling or unable to handle these additional steps. The property must also be adequately dried to prevent mold, rot and other problems caused by moisture. Our SERVPRO team has the necessary tools for cleaning and drying, eliminating the effects from the loss “Like it never even happened.”

To save your business from the effects of water loss, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518. We are available 24/7.

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What You Should Do When You Spot Mold Damage In Your Gilford Crawl Space

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What You Should Do When You Spot Mold Damage In Your Gilford Crawl Space If you find mold damage inside of your crawl space, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO.

What You Should Do When You Spot Mold Damage

The crawl space inside of your home is usually a small and warm space that can quickly become the perfect breeding ground for mold damage when exposed to excess moisture. A leaky pipe running through the ceiling of your crawl space can easily go unnoticed for a lengthy period, giving a mold colony plenty of time to grow. If you notice black, grey, green, or even blueish speckles along the ceiling and walls of your crawl space, it's a good idea to call for professional help.

Leaving the mold damage inside of your Gilford home can cause further complications. Mold is responsible for the decomposition of organic material, meaning it can cause the frame of your home to begin to decompose over time, as it is made of wood. Additionally, mold can also cause health effects for the residents of your home. Calling for professional help can ensure the prevention of further complications.

When you call SERVPRO, we make it a priority to send our technicians to your home as quickly as we can. Our Estimator can arrive ahead of our technicians and walk you through the damage after doing an initial investigation. They can explain to you a solution that our technicians can take and answer any questions that you may have.

Once our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians arrive at your home, they can begin to work at once. Using plastic sheeting, they can create a barrier to keep the damage quarantined in one area while they work. Our techs can use a disinfectant to remove the initial sources of mold inside your crawl space.

Afterward, we can spray an antifungal solution to help prevent any regrowth. As a final measure to thoroughly ensure that your crawl space continues to be mold-free, SERVPRO can set up ventilation fans and air movers to help return the space to acceptable moisture levels.

If you find mold damage inside of your crawl space, do not hesitate. Get in touch with SERVPRO of The Lakes Region by calling (603) 527-2518. We are always available for your call.

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Water Cleanup Experts In Belmont Talk About Moving Out Affected Contents

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Cleanup Experts In Belmont Talk About Moving Out Affected Contents When you least expect it, an appliance or pipe can break and flood out your Belmont home.

Water Cleanup Experts

When you least expect it, an appliance or pipe can break and flood out your Belmont home. In some cases, the leak can go unnoticed, and vast amounts of moisture can get into your house requiring that you call SERVPRO for water cleanup. If moisture stays inside a building for too long the problems can get worse and secondary issues can occur. Microbial growth can take place if water cleanup does not happen within two days.

The first step our SERVPRO technicians take when mitigating moisture-related problems is to repair the pipes or appliance. Once the initial problem gets resolved, we can then begin the water cleanup process in Belmont because there will not be any more moisture getting into the structure. Next, the extraction phase occurs. During this stage, we vacuum up any standing water and moisture inside carpet and upholstery.

Once our SERVPRO crew has extracted as much water out of the structure as possible, we then begin the rapid structural drying process. If the damage is severe, we often dry out the contents separately from structural components. Moving out your wet possessions can help us speed up the drying process.

When we feel moving out your contents is necessary we follow a strict protocol to make sure everything gets returned to the room it was originally placed. We start by taking inventory of all of the items we move out. We keep a list of all items that we moved, and we keep track of what rooms from which they came. We mark on the inventory list where we moved the items to whether it is an unaffected area in your home or an off-site location. We also record what condition the item is in including whether it got damaged or wet.

During the move out process, we carefully pack up your items into boxes so that nothing gets destroyed during the move. We then label and tag all of the boxes, so we know what to do with each box of your contents. After the contents are dry out or repaired, we then pack up your items and move them back to where they were inside your house. If you ever realize that some items inside your home have gotten wet, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 24/7.

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Preserving Equipment Amid Water Damage In Your Laconia Grocery Store

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Preserving Equipment Amid Water Damage In Your Laconia Grocery Store Of the short list of things that could ultimately threaten this advancement for your grocery location, water damage sits at the top of this list.

Preserving Equipment Amid Water Damage

Running a Laconia business requires you to be on top of your game regarding modern facilities and interactive business practices. Your building for your grocery store is no different. Franchise locations are fighting tooth and nail for the loyalty of local customers, and much of this comes through convenient features like self check-outs and automated procedures.

Of the short list of things that could ultimately threaten this advancement for your Laconia grocery location, water damage sits at the top of this list. With the thorough investment that you have made into this equipment and digital components to your store, moisture and dampness can pose an immediate threat to these machines. What you need in these circumstances are professional restoration services.

Among the first things that you are going to consider as the business owner is how much something like this will cost. Our experienced SERVPRO estimator can arrive quickly to begin assessing the full scope of the damage and what needs to happen throughout the process to restore it completely. This plan includes a distinct focus on preserving the at-risk items like your electronic equipment.

Protecting your investment begins with our SERVPRO technicians arriving on the scene and employing mitigation tactics to preserve the contents of your grocery store throughout the restoration process. While ultimately your focus is to be available for your customers, a significant financial setback such as a loss of your equipment due to pooling water or moisture in the environment must also be a focus of yours as well. Through practices like pack-outs, our technicians can remove these machines (if necessary) to protect them from damage while restoration gets underway.

Having the right professional crew on your side through water damage incidents can make restoring their effects much faster and more straightforward. While you might be mindful of the length of time this might take to complete; you can be assured by our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region slogan: We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We are available to help you overcome any damages you might experience, give us a call at (603) 527-2518.

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Basements Are Common Places For Flood Damage In Franklin

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Basements Are Common Places For Flood Damage In Franklin Basements seem to be a prime location for water to affect because gravity pulls water into them.

Common Places For Flood Damage

The season when thunderstorms riddle the Franklin area is here. The weather can go from pleasant to disastrous quickly. Any time severe storms hit the region, numerous problems can take place. Rainstorms this time of year can bring about a lot of water in a short period. Excessive rain can flood your yard possibly causing water to enter your home. Basements seem to be a prime location for water to affect because gravity pulls water into them. Window wells can fill up causing windows to start leaking from the seals. High-speed winds can also blow rocks or tree branches into basement windows causing water to flow into your house. In some cases, water can come in from door seals on the main level of the building and leak into the lower level basement.

Whenever water enters a structure due to a severe thunderstorm, the basement gets inspected for potential issues. Many cases of flood damage in Franklin prove that problems with basements are common. Our SERVPRO technicians are experienced in dealing with several different issues relating to storms. However, when basements get affected, the negative effects can be more extreme than when water enters other levels.

Anytime excessive moisture enters a building the first thing our SERVPRO restoration crew does is repair the source of the structural leak. If the water comes in from lower door seals, then they get blocked off so that water cannot continue to enter. If the source of the damage is moisture coming in from a basement window, then we can first use a sump pump to extract water from the window well. After the standing water inside the well gets removed, we then board up the window so that rainwater cannot get into your home and create more problems.

If water enters your lower level either from a window or from above, the damage has the potential to be very extensive. When water comes from a window, our SERVPRO experts test the drywall and window frame for moisture from the point of entry down. If water enters your basement from the ceiling, then building materials from the top of the level down to the floor must get tested for moisture content.

The more water that enters your home after a storm the worse the damage can get. As soon as you notice wet building materials or contents after a storm, it is wise to call in the professionals immediately. For prompt 24 hour assistance, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

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Eliminating Fire Damage Residues In Belmont

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Eliminating Fire Damage Residues In Belmont Besides the physical damage caused by the flames, there are also smoke residues that can coat the surfaces in a home and leave odors.

Eliminating Fire Damage Residues

Belmont homeowners usually have multiple problems after a fire. Besides the physical damage caused by the flames, there are also smoke residues that can coat the surfaces in a home and leave odors.

SERVPRO restoration crews combat these types of Belmont fire damage by learning everything possible about them. That includes various types of residues, how they form during the fire, the materials that burn, and the best methods for cleaning them.

Every fire produces smoke residues. Most are dry and wet smoke residues. If the fire burns the material quickly, and oxygen present is abundant, the residues left are usually dry, powdery, and non-greasy. Materials that burn quickly are paper, dry wood, and natural fibers like cotton or wool.

Technicians can easily clean them off surfaces using a dry sponge or wipe them off upholstered furniture with a brush. If they are thick, specialists can use a vacuum to remove most of the residue and then follow up with a sponge.

If a fire starts in a space with less oxygen, it burns slowly. This smoldering fire produces a thicker smoke that often leaves a wet or sticky residue. Items that contribute to these residues contain synthetic materials. Examples include plastic like kitchen appliances, foam rubber furniture cushions, and other polymers like linoleum floors.

Depending on how thick they are, SERVPRO technicians can clean wet residues using a cleaning agent and a wet sponge. For very thick residues, they may need to use stronger cleaners to break them up and then a scraper to remove them.

In special cases, there are protein-based and fuel oil smoke residues. Protein fires start in the kitchen, with burning beef, fish, or poultry. The residues left by these food products can leave a clear, or yellowish color on every surface. Technicians clean them using the same methods for cleaning wet residues.

Odors left by proteins are extremely pungent and can spread through the entire home with the smoke, even if most of the residues remain in the kitchen. To remove them, technicians use deodorizing agents, foggers, air movers, and fans to neutralize odor particles and force them out of the home.

Puff-backs leave fuel oil smoke residues. They are common here and in other parts of the Northeast where residents still use traditional furnaces. A puff-back happens when a malfunctioning oil burner ignites incorrectly, or there is a crack in a heat exchanger.

Both problems shake loose old soot which can be forced out of the system and into the home along with unburned fuel oil. Technicians can often remove the residues without damaging painted surfaces. If the furnace operated for an extended period before a homeowner notices, then the residues may bond to the paint, requiring us to strip it and perhaps the wall panels underneath.

If you have problems resulting from a recent fire, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 today. We are here for you.

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A Leaky Toilet Can Cause Water Damage to the Structure of Your Laconia Bathroom

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage  A Leaky Toilet Can Cause Water Damage to the Structure of Your Laconia Bathroom Leaks Lead to Water Damage in Liconia Bathrooms--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Moisture and Water Removal by SERVPRO  

Sometimes the plumbing in your home can have a leak that may seem small and insignificant, but that leak can cause water damage over time. A crack in the tank of your toilet may only leak small droplets of water that drip down the side of the structure. The amount can even seem harmless. However, a constant dripping stream that is emptying out a significant volume of water from the tank for weeks on end is never good.

The constant moisture in your Laconia bathroom can cause water damage over time. The exposure can produce mold growth, or it can even warp and crack the tile. Additionally, it can weaken the structural floorboards, so they are not sound anymore. It is essential for you to call for help when you discover a leak in your home or find signs of water damage. The swifter the situation can be handled, the better it can be for the durability of your home.
SERVPRO strives to arrive on the scene as swiftly as possible. We understand that communication is essential, so our first employee to arrive is always our Estimator. The job of an Estimator is to inspect the damage and explain what is happening to you. They can answer any questions and point out possible solutions to the problem. The Estimator can continue to be the link between you and our SERVPRO techs throughout the entire remediation process.
Once our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home, they can immediately begin to work in your bathroom. They can remove the cracked tile and investigate the structural damage underneath them. We can use tools like moisture meters to get an idea of the levels we are working with and then begin a drying strategy to bring your home back to an acceptable level of moisture.
SERVPRO can use tools such as air movers and dehumidifiers to draw the moisture out of your bathroom. Additionally, we can thoroughly disinfect the area to help prevent future mold issues. Finally, the last thing SERVPRO can do for you is to suggest a contractor who can lay down new tile and also help you find a replacement for your broken toilet.
When a dripping toilet causes water damage inside of your bathroom, never hesitate to call for help. Dial (603) 527-2518 to get in contact with SERVPRO of The Lakes Region. We are always open and ready to take your call, 24/7.

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The Potential Health Effects of Mold Growth In Your Franklin Home?

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Potential Health Effects of Mold Growth In Your Franklin Home? Franklin Area Mold Problem? Call SERVPRO for Safe Remediation

SERVPRO Works with Safeguards during Franklin Area Mold Remediation Services

While many people are familiar with the fact that mold growth can cause health effects, there is still much uncertainty as to what these effects are. The more that you know about the risks associated with exposure to mold colonies, the better prepared you can be to combat this presence in your Franklin home with the help of professional mold remediation services.

When area people think about seeing mold in their homes, they often consider the kind of structural weakening and degradation that can happen from a thriving mold colony in their Franklin residence. What should also get considered, is the persistent health risks attributed to exposure to the colony in acute and sometimes chronic fashions.

This fact is part of the reason why our SERVPRO remediators take great care to ensure they get protected by the appropriate equipment before working to remove a colony growing in a home. While full body suits complete with gloves, hoods and eye protection are commonplace, you also see our technicians using equipment such as respirators and SCBA gear to protect their lungs from certain varieties of mold. The amount of PPE personal protection equipment worn by technicians depends on the extent of the mold infestation and the means needed for remediation.

While more gets understood about the effects of mold spore exposure and occupants in a house, the degrees of personal protective equipment change in kind. One of the greatest of these potential hazards to residents occurs in those who have trouble breathing already through conditions such as asthma, allergies, or any other manner of disorders. SERVPRO does not claim to be a doctors' clinic but does perform mold removal and remediation in structures.

Finding mold growth in your home can prove to be much more than a mere inconvenience to some families. If you have made such a discovery in your own home, you can trust in our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region applied microbial remediation technicians to help you remove the colony and work to restore the damage it caused safely. Give us a call anytime at (603) 527-2518.

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