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Commercial Business Structure Water Cleanup in Laconia

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Burst main water line Long-term exposure of water damage will do enormous amounts of harm. SERVPROs team of experts is at your calling 24/7 365 days.

Can long-term exposure to water damage structural elements?

Clients often observe dampness or even water leaking into an area and ignore it, expecting the moisture to dry naturally on its own. Roof leaks, leaks around windows, or leaks inside walls can weaken structures over time and cause mold to grow in the area under the right conditions.

SERVPRO evaluates the potential damage to structures before beginning water cleanup in Laconia commercial buildings. Once our experts are satisfied that the structure is safe, our team investigates and identifies the moisture source. We work intimately with your building manager to arrange:

  • Repair of pipes or seals around windows, doors, and roof
  • Removal and repair of damaged or weakened structural elements
  • Water cleanup and restoration, including drying the area and contents as needed

We understand how important it is to resume commercial operations. Our team responds in less than 4 hours to your call and deploys the appropriate resources to return your commercial building and operations to normal as soon as possible.

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for water clean-up in Laconia and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 527-2518.

Checking for Mold Damage in Laconia

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

mold in crawl space. Mold is no DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the mold remediation services needed for your property.

Are damp conditions in crawl spaces ideal for mold infestations and mold damage?

Damp crawl spaces can provide the ideal conditions for mold infestations. They are often warm to keep water pipes from freezing, there is moisture, and organic materials attract mold spores.

SERVPRO can check your crawl space for mold damage in Laconia after a water leak. Clients also contact us because of the musty smell they notice in their homes. We do a complete inspection of the house, especially any areas like crawl spaces, which are not often accessed by the homeowner.

Crawl spaces can be hazardous, especially if there are water or sewage leaks in the area. Our team checks for all forms of hazards while checking for mold infestations and removing any mold-damaged contents and materials in crawl spaces. For example:

  • Exposed electrical wiring
  • Fuel lines for gas or fuel oil
  • Infectious waste
  • Sewage
  • Rodents and rodent droppings

Our SERVPRO team reviews these issues with you during mold damage restoration activities.

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for mold damage in Laconia and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 527-2518.

Fire Restoration and Cleanup in Belmont

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged property Smoke and soot damage are no easy task. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any size fire restoration service needed.

How does fore restoration reduce total fire damage claims in Belmont?

The town of Belmont was chartered in 1727. The village was initially known as Upper Gilmanton and renamed Belmont in 1869 to honor August Belmont, a wealthy local financier. The town took advantage of the Tioga River to power mills, making cotton, woolen textiles, and later silk and woolen stockings.

Belmont is a small town with a population of under 10,000 people. Some of the exciting things to do in Belmont and the surrounding region include:

  • Lakes Region Casino
  • Brookside Pizza II & The Tap Sports Bar
  • The Tap Public House
  • Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail
  • Belmont Firearms & Range

Lakes Region Casino

A full-service casino offers bingo, electronic pull-tab machines, poker, poker tournaments, table games, and a full bar and restaurant. The casino offers bar service and restaurant food throughout the building, including tableside service. They also provide NH lottery and keno. The casino is only open five days a week, and the casino is located on Route 106 in Belmont, NH.

Brookside Pizza II & The Tap Sports Bar

Located at 930 Laconia Road in Belmont, the Brookside Pizza II and the Tap Sports Bar offer a full menu of nachos, burgers, salads, pizza, calzones, wings, subs, Italian dishes, pasta dishes, and Sirloin Steak dinners. The Brookside Pizza II and the Tap Sports Bar are great places to unwind and enjoy a beer and great food.

Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail

Meaning pleasant waters, lake Winnisquam is NH’s fourth-largest lake. The trail opened in 2016. It is ideal for runners and walkers. There are a playground, restroom, and picnic tables at the trailhead near the Recreation area and Leslie E. Roberts beach. 

The trail connects with the 2.7-mile WOW trail traveling east to Laconia. The paved trail is ideal for cyclists and travels through forests. There are beautiful views of the water and far-reaching corners of Lake Winnisquam.

Belmont Firearms & Range

Clients can purchase firearms, ammunition, accessories, clothing, gift items, and signup for training classes. Many enjoy an indoor shooting range in a family-friendly environment. Patrons wishing to use the shooting range must book shooting lanes in advance. Group events are also welcome at our shooting range. They also purchase guns.

Fire Restoration Can Reduce Total Cost of Fire Damage Claims

Clients often assume that they must replace everything after a fire. The damage from the fire, smoke odors, and materials used by the fire department may feel overwhelming to many people.

SERVPRO has found that fire restoration in Belmont homes and businesses is often less costly than replacing everything. Items that the fire has damaged must be repaired or replaced. However, many structural elements and contents exposed to smoke residues and fire retardant can be cleaned and recovered:

  • Surfaces such as walls and hardwood floors can be painted
  • Upholstered contents can be recovered
  • Wood items can be refinished

Applying the techniques and cleaning agents to restoring materials returns them to preloss condition at less expense. Heirlooms and sentimental items can be recovered. We review each item and recommend the best approach to minimize the fire clam.

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for fire restoration in Belmont and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 527-2518.

What Kinds of Flood Damage Happen in Laconia?

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

flooded basement Storms may cause havoc especially when it comes to flood damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for their IICRC certified trained technicians

In Laconia, not all flood damage comes from storms.

Storms that push water from the lakes and bays into Laconia can result in flood damage to our homes and businesses. Winds can become strong enough to force rainwater into open windows, but twisting gutters and creating holes in a roof can also cause flooding. 

Other weather can leave Laconia with flooding.

Flooded homes in Laconia can also happen because of:

  • Tornadoes that douse homes with water from one of our lakes or bays,
  • Hailstones that rip holes through shingles, awnings, or windows,
  • Heavy snowfall that weighs down on rooftops, creating gaps and eventual ice dams,
  • Ice storms can also leave a roof compromised.

Both ice storms and heavy snowfall can cause flooding of the area when temperatures go above freezing and these forms of precipitation melt. We are always ready to mitigate flood damage and restore your home to preloss condition.

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region any time, day or night, year-round, by calling (603) 527-2518. We can make everything “Like it never even happened.” 

What Happens When Fire Damage Wrecks Your Belmont Home?

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

house fire Fire damage done to your home is heart wrecking. SERVPRO will help you through the entire process from start to finish in every phase of work.

SERVPRO helps Belmont families cope after fire damage.

A house fire in Belmont can make your home temporarily uninhabitable. The sudden changes forced on your family can make things extremely stressful and confusing. Even minor things might cause tremendous stress after a fire.

What causes this new stress?

Many things can create tension after a fire in Belmont, including:

  • New routes to school and work,
  • Loss of personal belongings,
  • Temporary relocation, especially if this includes sharing housing,
  • Financial hardship while waiting for insurance payments to arrive, and 
  • Many other issues, the majority completely unexpected.

How does SERVPRO help Belmont families after a fire?

We guide families through the obstacles that a fire creates. This includes community resources which can assist with replacing immediate needs like toiletries and items for children. Restoring your home can mean it has a new look, and we can explain the different benefits of this, as well as any drawbacks you should know about before making a decision.

We at SERVPRO of The Lakes Region can help your family recover quickly after a fire damages your Belmont residence. Call us at (603) 527-2518, 24/7, any day of the year. 

Why SERVPRO Wastes No Time Restoring Water Damaged Laconia Homes

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged room and furniture. When you have water damage and don't know who to call. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the service needed to have your home back.

Water damage comes from multiple sources, not just Laconia’s lakes.

Our four large bodies of water make many of our industries possible while providing locals and tourists with pristine water for recreational activities. Water damage to Laconia’s residential properties often comes from internal situations and rarely from our beautiful lakes and bays.

Two bays in between two lakes make Laconia a wonderful place.

The interconnections between our waterways – 

  • Lake Winnipesaukee in the northeast, draining into the 
  • Paugus Bay and then trickling into 
  • Opechee Bay, and then feeding into 
  • Lake Winnisquam, and these all work together to keep the water clean and fresh. 

Because of these channels, we have some of the nation's cleanest lakes, despite the many industries that once relied on this same system. 

Lake Winnipesaukee, which means Smile of the Great Spirit, is situated east of Laconia and is the larger one of our two lakes. Shallow, with many islands, also has Weirs Beach for summer swimming. During the winter, families have fun with cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice-skating. Individuals and small groups sometimes spend the night near the lake for ice fishing.

Farther west, Lake Winnisquam has Bartlett Beach that residents enjoy. Even though this lake is much smaller, it also has islands dispersed throughout. Closer to Laconia, more residents probably visit this lake. Its name means Pleasant Waters in the native Abenaki.

Our bays are beautiful.

Two bays inside Laconia’s borders, Paugus Bay and Opechee Bay, and an extra, Meredith, directly to our north, are full of fish, namely bass and rainbow trout. Fishing in the area gives many families together time and adds to picnics and at-home dinners. Boating lets people relax on the gentle waves, and kayakers can exercise in a tranquil environment. 

Rental boats are available at the piers, as are jet ski setups. Before going out on the water, always check your life jacket, even if you are an expert swimmer. First aid kits and flares, and a working radio are also great additions to any time spent on the water.

In addition to the recreational benefits, the water in these lakes and bays impact us in Laconia in other ways. For example, our water supply comes from Paugus Bay. Without our lakes and bays, our attraction to tourists would significantly decrease. 

When water damages your Laconia dwelling, restoration is the goal.

SERVPRO  provides our customers with trained and experienced technicians, and all the necessary equipment, to restore their Laconia property and eliminate the effects of water damage. We have every stage of detection, cleanup, desiccation, and restoration covered from start to finish.

Much of the work required depends on how widespread the water became and how long the water existed prior to the start of our work. Each situation is different from all others. Some of the following may occur to a lesser or greater degree: 

  • Minor tear-out of drywall and paneling and flooring,
  • Antimicrobial sprays of interior beams and supports in exposed walls, and
  • Restoration and cleaning of your furniture pieces.

Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for all of your water damage restoration needs.

The Northeastern Ballet Theatre is Bringing Performances to Your Laconia Home

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

the feet of ballet dancers as they perform SERVPRO is looking forward to watching the virtual performances from The Northeastern Ballet Theatre!

Laconia Residents Can Enjoy Virtual NBT Performances from Their Home or Office

A lot of us are missing live performances. However, in this time where social distancing is necessary, we have to find different ways to enjoy the arts. The Northeastern Ballet Theatre is bringing people a broad range of beautiful performances, all which can be enjoyed from your home, office, or on the go using your favorite device. You have the ability to choose a single performance or multiple shows, all for a great low price. Costs range from $8 for a singular performance to $20 for three performances. The schedule is available at the NBT website, allowing you to pick and choose the options that suit your needs best.

  • Date: January 18th, 2021, and recurring on multiple dates
  • Time: Varies per performance and subscription type
  • Cost: Varies, starting at $8 per performance stream
  • Where: Online via streaming subscription

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region supports the local community and performance centers. If you run a commercial space and run into issues with water damage, you need prompt action to handle water restoration efforts. Our Green Fleet is available 24/7 with industrial strength pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers to restore your business to preloss condition. Call (603) 527-2518 to send a team out as soon as possible.

Stay Home in Laconia and Learn with Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

purple flowers in the wild It will be exciting to see the community checking out the virtual events to learn about Squam Lake!

Laconia Residents – Check Out Virtual Science Pub: The Secret World of Squam

There is nothing more satisfying than keeping the mind sharp – and what better way to do so than by learning more about the local world around you? Laconia residents have the unique opportunity to experience virtual learning through regular online events hosted by Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. The Secret World of Squam dives deep into native plant-life, including orchids, lichens, and much more. All of the regular presentations in this series are free and held via Zoom. However, you must seek advance registration for each session you wish to take part in.

  • Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
  • Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Where: Online via Zoom, Hosted by Squam Lakes Natural Science Center 
  • Cost: Free

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region supports learning more about our local community, including plants and wildlife around us. The Lakes Region often gets hit with devastating storms that call for rapid water removal and debris cleanup. Should you require flood damage restoration at your property, we can be there to assist with our emergency team and proven methods. Call us 24/7 at (603) 527-2518 to have a crew deployed to your location so that we can get to work right away!

A House Fire Leaves a Great Amount of Damage Within Your Belmont Home

12/27/2020 (Permalink)

smoke billowing from the windows of a building Don’t let fire damage keep you out of your home for long. Contact our experienced team for fire damage remediation services.

Calling in SERVPRO for Prompt Fire Damage Restoration Limits Cost and Gets Your Belmont Property Back to Normal Faster

Part of the beautiful Lakes Region, Belmont is a town within the state of New Hampshire in Belknap County. As of the 2010 United States Census, Belmont had a population of 7,356 people. The same census also notes that a primary settlement within the town includes 1,301 people and is listed as a census-designated place (CDP). This consists of the densely populated portion right at the intersection of New Hampshire Routes 140 and 106.

Learning More About Belmont, New Hampshire’s History

Belmont was initially known as Upper Gilmanton because it was chartered as a parish of Gilmanton in 1727. It slowly developed as a mill town with the water power that is used from the Tioga River. The Gilmanton Village Manufacturing Co. got started in 1833, which included the production of woolen and cotton textiles. It saw many name changes, different owners, and the production of various products throughout the years. It was Belmont Hosiery Company in 1921, which made woolen, silk, and lisle stockings, before going out of business in 1955. Most recently, this building was renovated to become a local community center.

Once it was separated from Gilmanton by way of the legislature, the town was then incorporated in 1859 as Upper Gilmanton. In 1869, the town adopted the name Belmont to honor a wealthy financier by the name of August Belmont. By 1874, the Boston, Concord, and Montreal Railroad passed through the region. From there, service by the Franklin and Rochester Railroad began the planning phases.

Between 1996 and 1998, the federally-funded Belmont Mill project received a number of both state and national awards for both preservation and architectural excellence. The story of the Belmont Mill has been placed on a State Route 140 NH Historical Highway Marker. It was also recognized in 2012 as one of the top 25 efforts of a quarter-century by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance.

Some of the other historical buildings that still stand in the town of Belmont include the Bandstand and the Belmont Public Library.

Living and Enjoying Life In and Around Belmont, New Hampshire

For those who live in Belmont, the residents have a setting that is a suburban rural mix. Most people in Belmont also own their homes, and schools in the region are touted for being above average. 

The police department in the town of Belmont is comprised of 20 members. The local 33-member fire department handles all medical and fire services out of one central station. This building, constructed through mostly volunteer efforts, is located on Gilmanton Road, and it is fully staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The State of New Hampshire is tax-free in terms of shopping, so people in and around Belmont have the opportunity to enjoy area shops and malls without the added cost. Nearby to Belmont, the Tanger Mall and outlets feature plenty of shopping in Tilton, NH.

In terms of travel, there is access to Manchester, Concord, and Laconia airports. All of these are within direct access both to and from Belmont and the greater Lakes Region.

Experiencing Attractions and Dining in Belmont, New Hampshire

Not only is there plenty of natural beauty in the Belmont area, but you also have incredible bodies of water throughout the Lakes Region. Some of the top attractions in the area include:

Lakes Region Casino – This is a comfortable spot where you can go to try your luck. Whether you like to play cards for money or you are interested in hitting the slots, there is something here for everyone looking for a bit of excitement.

Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail – When you want to enjoy some fresh air and local scenery, this trail is great for bikes as well as hikers. The path moves along portions of Lake Winnisquam, and there is also a nearby railroad track still in operation.

Of course, you will want somewhere to go for a bite to eat or a beverage with all of the area's attractions. Some of the top eateries in Belmont, NH, include:

The Broken Yolk – This restaurant at Route 140 and 106 features an incredible breakfast selection to include everything from lumberjack plates and omelets. The portions are significant, and this is an excellent destination for Sunday brunch or celebrating events like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

Jordan’s Ice Creamery – This stop on Route 106 has been featured in several local magazines and television spots for having some of the best homemade ice creams in the state. The prices are not only reasonable, but they have unique options like frozen pudding and mile-high soft-serve cones.

Fire Damage is Never Something Any Belmont Homeowner Expects – SERVPRO is Available to Mitigate the Destruction and Help You Restore Your Interior to Pre-Loss Condition

Each property poses its own set of unique obstacles when a fire breaks out. To ensure your Belmont home gets back to normal faster, you may require pack out services and more. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to take the stress and worry out of the restoration process. We assess the damage fast so that we may implement our proven cleanup and restoration techniques.

When you contact us to help with fire damage in Belmont, our pack-out services include removing your contents to store, restore, or discard, as needed. Some of the benefits of this service include:

  • Easier restoration and cleanup for structural elements once your personal belongings are no longer in the way
  • Prevention of further damage due to exposure to corrosive soot and smoke residue
  • Detailed inventory control
  • Removal of items that may get harmed due to elevated humidity throughout the home

When it comes to fire damage and full restoration, there is nothing like the services offered by SERVPRO of The Lakes Region. Contact us when you need us at (603) 527-2518. Our crews are on stand by and ready to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Belmont Residents Can Grill Up Some Good Eats with This Virtual Event

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

A man and woman cooking in a kitchen. Holiday cooking can be so much fun and delicious, Holiday Grillin’ N Chillin’ is ready to show you how to accomplish it.

Holiday Grillin’ N Chillin’ is a Fun Virtual Workshop You Can Enjoy from Your Belmont Home

King Kreations PCS is hosting Holiday Grillin’ N Chillin’. Your holiday meals will never be the same after you sign up for this scrumptious 3-hour class. Join Chef Jon and Chef Sonya for some delicious recipes that will make your taste buds tingle. The event is online so that anyone can participate in the cooking fun. Chef Sonya is making:

  • No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes with Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Center
  • Apples & Brussel Sprouts Salad
  • Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

Chef John is going to create:

  • Baked Beans
  • Smoked Mac N Cheese
  • Pulled Pork
  • Holiday Spirits

The event takes place Saturday, December 12, 2020, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST. Tickets can be purchased online, and the cost is $50.

SERVPRO Proudly Serves Belmont Businesses

If your business needs water damage restoration from a burst pipe, HVAC problem, or any type of water intrusion, SERVPRO of the Lakes Region can help. We have experienced technicians and industrial equipment to ensure your business gets cleaned and restored to preloss condition whenever possible. Contact us at (603) 527-2518 for more information.