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Laconia Businesses Should Call Trained Mold Damage Experts

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

mold spore Mold remediation is no easy task. SERVPRO has trained techs for every phase of mold remediation.

SERVPRO Helps Laconia Commercial Property Owners When Mold Damage is Suspected

Water damage, a spike in relative humidity, or a hidden leak are all culprits that lead to mold issues within any building. When you run a commercial space, whether you have a salon or retail location, you need to ensure your safety and that of the staff and any customers that come in. Because black mold can cause potential health effects, this is the type of infestation that you want to avoid at all costs. However, once you suspect a bit of mold or mildew rearing its ugly head within your Laconia business, you will find that calling in trained technicians to take a look is the best first step. This is where our team at SERVPRO is ready to help!

Handling mold damage in Laconia means carefully working not to disturb the spores while ensuring everything is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. SERVPRO acts fast to address the current mold development while also preventing further growth and structural damage. This is all done by mitigating spills, flooding, and leaks anywhere within your commercial space. Some steps that you may see our team taking when we arrive for mold remediation include:

  • We have infrared leak detection tools that allow our technicians to find moisture lurking under flooring, behind walls, and in ceilings.
  • We utilize proven drying and dehumidification techniques to keep mold from spreading. Same-day water cleanup and mold assessment are also imperative, mainly because mold spores can begin colonizing within 24 hours of exposure to increased moisture.
  • We have decontamination and mold removal measures to initiate wherever mold is present in your building. 
  • We tackle mold spore eradication and mold damage repairs and ensure every surface gets thoroughly sanitized to inhibit further growth.

Mold damage and cleanup with help from SERVPRO of The Lakes Region gets your Laconia business back on track. Call us at (603) 527-2518!

Fire Damage from an Unattended Oven in Belmont

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

a fireman outside of a burning house Fires can happen quickly and often without any warning. Contact our SERVPRO team to help during this stressful time.

Precautions Can Help Prevent Damaging Fire & Smoke in Your Kitchen

Few things can match the trauma of finding your home going up in flames, threatening your sense of security. A fire can quickly decimate household items and structural materials in Belmont, significantly reducing their worth. It can even spread to the neighboring houses, leading to extensive damages. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments and emergency responders receive a structural fire report every 65 seconds.

When the smoke clears, SERVPRO can come in and commence the fire restoration process in Belmont. We have a team of highly experienced, IICRC-trained technicians ready to reverse any fire damage in Belmont. After determining the extent of the damage, we can immediately begin the cleanup process.

Most domestic fires occur in the kitchen and are mainly cooking-related. The combination of cooked-on food in the oven and high-temperature cooking presents an apparent fire hazard to your kitchen. This buildup of grime or food can stick to hot metal trays, grills, and plating, sometimes leading to odd smells and even unpleasant plumes of smoke from the oven during cooking. This residue, if left unchecked, can cause a fire and, consequently, considerable fire damage.

Smoke Damage

Most oven fires are usually small, but the resultant smoke can cause thousands of dollars of smoke damage. SERVPRO has a particular procedure for dealing with this type of damage, including cleaning up, repairing, and replacing damaged belongings.

To reduce your risk of fire damage, be sure to clean your oven regularly. When baking cakes and pastries, place a relatively bigger baking tray below your cupcake tin or baking pan. When roasting a duck and you want coarse skin, check it every thirty minutes to drain out some of the hot grease. Lastly, have a professional check your oven every once in a while to ensure that it is working properly.

It is good to be prepared for emergencies, so when an oven fire occurs, you can count on SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for swift fire damage restoration services. We have a 24-hour emergency response team that can attend to your situation anytime. For any assistance, call us today at (603) 527-2518.

Think Ahead - Protect Your Laconia Area Restaurant Against Water Damage Today

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

a kitchen at a restaurant When your commercial kitchen is affected by water damage, the situation can be quite serious. Contact our certified SERVPRO team for water removal.

Ask SERVPRO About Our Emergency Ready Plan to Combat Water Damage to Your Place of Business

You set your restaurant up with everything necessary to meet your guest's needs. You have a fully stocked kitchen, complete with cooking equipment such as gas or electric ranges, combination ovens, toasters, and microwaves. You installed fryers and oil filtration systems, along with specialty cooking equipment like grills, pasta cookers, rice warmers, and crepe makers. 

Everything is going well when you open your Laconia area business; water damage has never been farther from your mind. Your customers are happy, and your food is excellent; things could not be better. That is until all of the equipment you installed and the increased traffic causes a pipe to burst, pouring hundreds of gallons of water into your kitchen. Of course, this situation is something that you might have avoided if you spent a little time preparing your building, along with everything else.  

Water Damage Repairs

Water damages like this happen far more often than you might think. Some business owners are excited about getting all of their new equipment installed in time and are in such a rush to open their new business that they forget that the building might need some attention. If you take the time to contact a qualified restoration company, like SERVPRO, we can help you avoid situations just like this one. 

SERVPRO does far more than help you recover after an emergency occurs on your property. We often make recommendations that help you avoid damaging situations altogether and limit the damages that you experience even before things get out of control. Deciding to contact us gives you access to highly trained IICRC-certified restoration technicians with years of experience backing them while also providing us with an opportunity to gain helpful information about your company that helps us respond to emergencies sooner. By accepting our SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan, we offer a mobile app ERP and more to help prevent and mitigate potential damages.

SERVPRO technicians can perform an inspection that helps determine if any portion of your building has a problem that needs professional attention, including pipes, fixtures, valves, connectors, or washers that are too old to handle the load. We can help you locate improperly installed appliances, warn you about problems you may have overlooked, and assist with getting things under control before significant damages can occur. 

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region stands ready to perform any repairs or services necessary to help you maintain control of your property and prepare your building to combat unexpected situations. Our technicians are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year. Schedule your initial inspection today (603) 527-2518.

What Makes Flood Damage So Dangerous in Laconia Homes?

6/27/2021 (Permalink)

a damaged roof from storms Storms can damage roofing and allow excess water to enter your home. Call team SERVPRO to assess and remediate the flood damage in your home.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Handle Flood Removal Safely in Laconia Properties

Storms can bring various issues to a structure, such as missing shingles allowing roof leaks. Other outcomes for Laconia properties can come in the form of tree limbs breaking windows, lightning strikes causing fires, and flash floods have their own devastating effects on a Laconia property.

When assisting Laconia homeowners with flood damage cleanup, SERVPRO technicians adhere to the guidelines set by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). This strict observance of standards ensures the safety of the technicians and residents. SERVPRO techs inspect the Laconia property for problems caused by the water damage to the structure. 

Potential Issues Post-Flood Damage

  • Damaged ceilings that could collapse
  • Areas with the potential to cause harm through slip and fall accidents
  • Electrical dangers
  • Contaminated water

Working safely during the flood restoration process comes in many forms. The technicians wear protective clothing, so their skin does not come into contact with contaminated water. Respirators and eye protection are another frequently seen component as water vapor can hold bacteria and pathogens. When a single area receives the effects of the water damage, SERVPRO techs put up containment to halt any cross-contamination occurring during the mitigation. After extracting the floodwater and drying the structure, the technicians disinfect all surfaces affected by the water, so the property is clean and ready for any needed repairs.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 brings years of experience, compassion, and professionalism to every flood damage restoration in Laconia properties.

Understanding How Smoke Behaves Helps Us Remediate Fire Damage To Your Laconia Home

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

a power box that is on fire in a room A recent fire can be quite overwhelming. Call our SERVPRO fire damage specialists for effective remediation services.

SERVPRO Uses the Latest Methodologies to Grapple with Smoke & Fire Damage

A home fire is a shocking and frightening experience. The cleanup afterward can be very stressful for homeowners. Your home does not feel like your own when there is still visible fire damage, which is very upsetting. It is natural to want to get back to normal as soon as you can after a blaze. SERVPRO is on hand to remediate fire damage and get you back on the path to normalcy.

When dealing with fire damage to your Laconia home, it is crucial to contact remediation experts who have a thorough understanding of combustion and are equipped to deal with the cleanup in the most efficient way. We train our technicians in the theory of fire and smoke, so they understand what to look for during the assessment of your property and how best to clean it.

The way smoke behaves during a fire affects which parts of your home suffer the most damage and therefore need the most thorough cleaning. Here are some things our professionals need to be aware of when assessing your home.

Fire and Smoke Damage Clean Up

Because hot air rises, smoke also rises, which means that ceilings are often particularly affected by smoke damage. Ceilings directly over the place where the blaze started are particularly susceptible to smoke damage. As smoke fills each room, it spreads through the door (even if it is a closed door) into the next room.

Another aspect of smoke behavior that helps SERVPRO assess the damage to your house is how smoke behaves in regards to temperature. Smoke migrates towards cooler surfaces (this is the hot goes to cold principle), and thus colder surfaces collect more smoke deposits. For example, because closets often have a lower temperature than the surrounding room, it is normal for them to collect more soot.

Our SERVPRO technicians use their knowledge of smoke behavior to assess the post-fire damage situation in your home and draw up the most efficient cleaning plan. We use a range of cleaning actions, including scrubbing and rubbing, using detergents to encourage the grime to slide off the surface, and immersion techniques for smaller items. We also have access to specialist storage and cleaning facilities where soft items such as bedding or drapes are washed using state-of-the-art Esporta washers.

Soot damage remediation helps your home feel like your own again. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for help.

Belmont Flood Damage from Different Types of Water

6/5/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded neighborhood with water everywhere Contact SERVPRO after flooding to help assess the situation and remediate the damage. We are standing by 24/7 for your emergency call.

SERVPRO Can Extract Contaminated Water from Your Belmont Home After Storm Damage

Much of the destruction we restore in homes comes from water. Most of that comes from threats inside the house, specifically, broken water pipes and failing appliances. Usually, the water from these incidents is Clean and removed with a standard restoration plan. If the water is Gray or Black, then additional steps must be taken.

Removing water and restoring order to a flood damaged Belmont home requires a professional service with training and experience. SERVPRO has decades in the restoration business and has developed a plan to deal with each of these three categories of flood water.

Flood Damage Restoration for Clean Water

Clean Water is treated water that contains no waste. The sources for this type of flooding are a burst pipe, an overflowing sink or tub, or defective appliances. An example would be when homeowners return after a weekend trip to find the water dispenser on their brand-new refrigerator has failed. The flooding is not deep, but it does leave water over several rooms. Fortunately, Clean water poses few health risks, and the only damage here would be the carpet pads and perhaps one or more rugs.

Gray Water Clean Up

Gray Water is used water that contains waste, but not human waste. It can be Clean Water that, after sufficient exposure, absorbs chemicals, dirt, and debris. Sources for this flooding are an overflowing washing machine that spills across the floor or a toilet overflow that does not contain solid waste. Gray water does not spread disease, but direct contact could make a person sick. Damages here are the carpet pads and carpets. The pads may be cleaned under certain circumstances, but it is rarely ever cost-effective to thoroughly clean carpets with even this small level of contamination. In addition to pumping out the water, our technicians spray and clean the affected surfaces with an antimicrobial agent to ensure a clean result.

Cleaning Up after a Sewer Backup

Black Water is unsanitary and contains human waste in most incidents. Sources for this type of contamination are backed-up sewer lines and failed septic tanks. The source may be floodwaters or streams that have picked up contaminants along their journeys. Our technicians must wear protective boots, clothing, and gloves when dealing with this category of flood water. We do not recommend anyone else come into the home until we have finished work. Unlike Gray, Black Water can spread disease if left untreated long enough. Depending on if the local sewer system is functioning, we may have to pump out the water into a truck and dispose of it at a treatment plant. Everything Black Water contacts must be cleaned with a biocide or an antimicrobial agent and allowed to dry. Once done, we inspect it and clean it again if necessary.

In most cases, restoring your home is a matter of removing the standing water and drying out your carpets and floors. When the flooding is contaminated, you need a professional service that ensures your home is clean and safe to live in once again. Dehumidifiers, air movers, and heaters may also be deployed to ensure that your home appears "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region stands ready to help neighbors here in New Hampshire put their house back together. Call us at (603) 527-2518 today.

What Are Some Water Mitigation and Prevention Tips for Laconia Homeowners?

5/31/2021 (Permalink)

water leaking through ceiling tiles Periodic inspections can help prevent damage. Should your home be affected by water damage, contacting SERVPRO can help mitigate the situation.

Proper Maintenance and Vigilance Are Two Keys to Water Mitigation and Prevention

Water leaks and the damage they cause can be quite costly to repair. It is for this reason that Laconia homeowners may want to learn some ways to prevent or mitigate these troublesome issues. Read on for some useful tips for doing so.

In order to avoid costly water damage repairs, Laconia water mitigation and remediation company SERVPRO suggests that you properly maintain your roof, appliances, and storage containers, as well as remain vigilant against potential issues in your home’s pipe network.

Specifically, we advise you to take the following measures to substantially reduce your risks of catastrophic water damage:

  • Have your roof periodically inspected and repaired to prevent ceiling leaks during storms
  • Check your home’s foundation for cracks and repair any you find to limit basement flooding during prolonged periods of heavy rainfall and standing water
  • Allow faucets to drip when temperatures drop below freezing to prevent burst pipes
  • Properly maintain all dishwashers, washing machines, and other appliances that use water to mitigate potential leak and standing water risks
  • Routinely inspect water storage containers for any corrosion that might undermine their integrity

If you take all of these precautions, our IICRC-certified experts believe you can prevent or, at least, lessen the impact of water-related events.

However, if you are ever unfortunate enough to suffer leak-related water damage, remember that your friends at SERVPRO of The Lakes Region are always here to help. Call us anytime at (603) 527-2518.

Have a Leak in Your Roof From a Storm in Your Laconia Home.

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

roof damage raining water inside kitchen Storms will cause extreme damage to your home. SERVPRO is trained with the latest equipment for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Offers Reliable Water Damage Restoration Services to Laconia Residents

A major storm will cause a lot of damage to your Laconia home, but the lingering effects are the worst. You need professional help to minimize any further long-term damage. Flood restoration experts of SERVPRO of Laconia are with you 24/7 during these difficult times. 

Once we arrive at your property, SERVPRO water damage restoration experts begin the process by removing the water from your flooded Laconia home. The next step is to remove any lingering moisture and reduce the humidity as fast as possible. Floodwater due to a leaking roof from a storm can also create a hospitable environment for microbial contaminants. SERVPRO restoration experts promptly act to prevent or reduce such incidences.

How do SERVPRO Experts Control Microbial Growth During Water Damage Repairs

The presence of excess moisture in your Laconia property due to ceiling leaks from a breached roof sustains and promotes microbial growth. If the moisture is not quickly restored to preloss conditions, the situation can worsen with time. The primary mitigation or remediation steps that SERVPRO techs take include:

  • Using drying equipment such as air circulators and dehumidifiers
  • Removing any contaminated material
  • Use of antimicrobials, disinfectants, and sanitizers

Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for 24/7 assistance regarding any storm damage restoration services.

Burst Pipe in Your Laconia Home Causing an Issue?

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe Water damage restoration by SERVPRO is second to none. Call now for all the help, and services needed for your home.

SERVPROs Water Damage Restoration Team Helps Laconia Property Owners

Water damage can spell disaster for any Laconia property if not addressed swiftly. Water accumulating on your property due to burst pipes, ceiling leaks, or basement flooding can have long-term effects. Professionals water removal services in Laconia such as SERVPRO can help minimize the damage and assist you in the time of your need.

The restoration efforts of SERVPRO experts vary according to the ‘category’ of the damage. Depending on whether any contaminant is present or not, industry experts classify water damage into the following three categories:

  • Category 1- sanitary water,
  • Category 2- significantly contaminated water, and
  • Category 3- grossly contaminated water such as during sewage cleanup

SERVPRO experts of Laconia are experienced, trained, and equipped to handle all these categories of water damage.

How SERVPRO Handles Water Cleanup in Laconia Homes? 

Category 1 water cleanup requires fewer activities compared to Categories 2 and 3. Remediation or cleanup of contamination is the priority in Category 2 and 3.

SERVPRO experts prevent the cross-contamination to unaffected areas in Category 2 and 3 damages by using appropriate engineering controls, including:

  • Building containment
  • Establishing negative pressure

We also apply an antimicrobial agent to eliminate contamination during category three water cleanup.

Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for 24/7 assistance regarding any water damage issues in your Laconia home.

Smoke and Fire Damage From a Fire in Your Belmont Home.

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

fire in bedroom SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of fire restoration for your property.

Belmont Residents look to SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration of Their Homes.

A quaint little town of New Hampshire, Belmont flourished during the 1800s as a mill town. With water power from the Tioga River, the Gilmanton Village Manufacturing Co. was the first textile mill. Over the years, the mill changed owners, names, and even products before closing its doors in 1955, but one can still see the mill's impact in the city. The town seal indicates the importance of the industry in Belmont's history. The mill's original structure still stands tall, albeit as a community center at the city's heart.

Although the town's population is about 7500, seasonal influxes bump it up significantly during the summer and winter seasons. Belmont has many interesting things to do and see for both the residents and visitors. Some of the key attractions of the city include:

  • Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail: A beautiful 1.8-mile-long walk through the scenic lakeside. It leads to the famous Laconia WOW trail for miles of biking, walking, and running fun!
  • The Leslie E. Roberts Beach and Recreation Area: Located on Lake Winnisquam banks, it has a sandy beach and picnic tables.
  • The Belknap County 4-H Fairgrounds: Home to the famousBelknap County 4-H fair, horse and livestock shows, and auctions. Lakes Region Casino is also located near the fairground. It has quite a bustle during many summer evenings.
  • Belmont Historical Society: With a rich history of over four decades, it played a big role in conserving saving the Belmont Mill after it went out of business. The society organizes a fascinating walking tour of the historical sites of Belmont's Factory Village.
  • NH Motor Speedway: Located just south of Belmont, it hosts many motor races, including NASCAR Busch and many auto shows. NASCAR fans bring quite a boost to the local economy during the racing season.

How can SERVPRO Help in House Fire Cleanup in Belmont?

Fire can leave any Belmont home in a desolate condition. Trying to initiate the fire and smoke damage cleanup on your own can worsen the situation. Seeking professional help for fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup can save you a lot of time and money. SERVPRO of Belmont is here to help you 24/7.

Cleaning up the debris after a fire incident is one of the first things that SERVPRO restorers do. We use various cleaning methods and tools to get rid of the residue from fire-damaged homes in Belmont as soon as possible. Some of the methods we use during fire damage cleanup include:

  • Dry Cleaning: Used for light-to-medium non-grease-based residue. SERVPRO technicians use dry cleaning sponges, brushes, and vacuums during this process.
  • Wet cleaning: It is an effective and aggressive method for removing moderate to heavy residue. Water with or without a cleaning agent is used in this method.
  • Spray and Wipe: As the name suggests, a cleaning agent is applied using a spray bottle, and the residue is wiped off with a clean towel.
  • Immersion cleaning: Used for items that can withstand being completely saturated with a cleaning product.

Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518. We support the local Belmont community with all levels of fire damage restoration.