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Does Flood Restoration Cover the Outside of a Building?

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

cloud to ground lightning striking during storm Floodwater contaminates the inside and outside of your home. We have the equipment to clean the mud from every inch of your house!

Flood Damage Can Soil Both the Interior and Exterior of your Home. SERVPRO Can Perform Expert Restoration to Return your Home to a Pre-loss Condition

How can I clean the exterior walls of my home after flooding?

Flooding in Belmont can be extremely damaging, with highly contaminated waters contacting both the interior and exterior of your home. These floodwaters may contain human pathogens or biohazardous substances like raw sewage, and you should use a professional service to remove them. SERVPRO technicians can mobilize a range of powerful cleaning equipment to restore your home after a violent weather event. During an emergency, you can contact us out-of-hours via our twenty-four-hour phone line.

What equipment is useful for removing flood debris from a property?

  • Power washers are mounted, high-pressure washers that we use to clean exterior walls.
  • Electric spraying equipment can disperse large amounts of deodorants or cleaning fluids.
  • Dry vacuums fitted with high-efficiency particulate air-filters (HEPA) to remove dust from drywall or demolition.

Can power washers clean heavily soiled walls?

The dirt and grime that comes with flood damage in your Belmont home may not disappear with just high-pressure water washing. Power washers can be mixed with a cleaning solution to help break the connection between soiling and the wall surface. Frequently, our SERVPRO technicians opt for detergents that are water-based and emulsify bonded soils. If the mains water supply is inaccessible, our technicians can use a portable storage tank to provide water to the power washer for cleaning. These storage tanks are capable of delivering between 250 and 1000 gallons of water.

Which power washers work for residential flooding?

  • Power washers are measured in pounds per square inch (PSI) for the amount of water dispersed.
  • Residential restoration services usually use power washers with less than 2500 psi
  • They can be used to clean dirt from exterior walls or to clear driveways after flooding.

If your home becomes unsanitary due to flooding, contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

What is the Best Way to Avoid a Fire in a Garage?

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

Garage on fire SERVPRO has the experienced technicians with the equipment and expertise your home needs after a fire mishap. Give us a call right away.

SERVPRO techs have the training and equipment to help local Belmont properties recover from damage to their property and contents.

After a fire in your Belmont garage, it can be disheartening to see the amount of cleanup needed to use the space again. Unlike most fire restoration jobs, this is one type where the property owners can frequently remain on-site during the cleanup. This is because usually, there are no vents from the house leading into the garage, so there is no chance for the soot to spread into the ductwork of the home. For attached garages, as long as containment measures get applied to the entrance from the interior of the house to the garage,  most potential for cross-contamination gets avoided. Organization in your garage is one of the best ways to prevent a fire, using methods such as:  

  • Shelving to keep clutter to a minimum  
  • Never storing flammable chemicals in the vicinity of anything electrical or with a potential to spark  
  • Keeping gas cans with fumes out of the area  
  • Ensuring outlets are not overloaded
  • Keeping products with VOCs out of the closed environment of the garage

What is the Process for Handling Stubborn Fire Damage Residues?

Once the charred items get removed from the site with fire damage in a Belmont home, SERVPRO technicians work on cleaning the surfaces in the house. Attention to the surface is as essential as the type of smoke damage being removed. The techs carefully test surfaces to ensure the chosen method of removal has no adverse effect on the article getting cleaned. Just as some surfaces can get damaged by the use of water, others can deteriorate after exposure to certain solvents. The three critical steps in using solvents to dissolve residues are:   

  • Wash the surface with the solvent; this action suspends the particles
  • Rinse the surface from both solvent and smoke residues being careful about the disposal
  • Dry the surface 

This type of cleaning brings responsibilities towards the community and environment for safe disposal of the cleaning solvents used in this type of fire and smoke damage removal. SERVPRO techs are always careful to adhere to local, state, and federal regulations. Some of the main rules are:  

  • The solvents can never get disposed of within the sewer or septic system as the dry-cleaning solvents, in particular, is an industrial waste product  
  • Also, the cleaning wastes should never get disposed of in storm drains or gutters
  • Wastewater used in cleaning that does not contain solvents can get disposed of through a treated sewer line, toilet, or utility sink  

What are Other Methods for Removal of Soot?  

After SERVPRO techs handle the restoration services for damage from a fire in a garage, this can include a large amount of controlled demolition resulting in removing the sheetrock and insulation if present. Whenever stubborn smoke residues remain, there are other methods besides liquid cleaning solutions to remove them from the surfaces, particularly on the wood framework. The techs have access to high-powered equipment to perform abatement; one of the most popular is soda blasting. This uses sodium bicarbonate (yes, baking soda) delivered at a high velocity to remove any soot still adhering. Another tactic that gets used in the same fashion uses ice pellets. The removed material that gets then extracted gets picked up using hand vacuums to ensure all of the residues get removed.       

Prepping for rebuilding is a must during the restoration services. Before repairs or reconstruction can occur on a fire-damaged garage or any other part of the home, the worksite must be free of soot, charred materials, and smoke odors.   

The odor control phase of the restoration services can take many forms, and frequently the technicians need to take a multi-layered approach to ensure there are no signs of the previous fire that occurred. The techs use air scrubbers to improve air quality during the mitigation process, along with the detailed hand cleaning that the techs perform, the use of specialized equipment assists in the permanent removal of pungent fire odors. Two of the most typically seen tactics involve thermal fogging for eradicating embedded odors present and the use of hydroxyl generators to remove airborne particulate and neutralize it at the molecular level.   

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 is the premier choice for fire damage restoration no matter where within your property the fire occurred or how widespread the damage is. The trained, certified techs bring the know-how and expertise along with state-of-the-art equipment to make the home disaster, "Like it never even happened."

The Laconia Store Next Door Has Water Damage – Should I Be Worried?

9/12/2020 (Permalink)

ripped up ceiling revealing pipes Water damage to your shop can cause business to cease. Contact SERVPRO for professional water damage remediation to get your shop up and running.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand the Unique Circumstance of Commercial Buildings – We Can Track the Water and Provide Water Removal in Your Laconia Jewelry Store

When you share space in a strip mall, you run the risk of being a victim to the circumstances of your neighbors. The store mentioned had an HVAC leak that caused water damage overnight. The jewelry store runs the risk of needing water damage services at the Laconia location.

How Can You Trace the Water Movement?

It can be disheartening to come into work and discover a water intrusion. You can spend hours trying to determine the source only to discover it came from next door. Our trained technicians use state-of-the-art tools to trace the path of the meandering water. Moisture can collect in walls and other cavities that you cannot readily see. To find the hidden water and provide the needed water mitigation in your Laconia shop, we use the following:

  • Moisture Meters – penetrating and non-penetrating meters evaluate moisture levels
  • Moisture Detectors – used to find wet areas
  • Thermo-hygrometers – measure relative humidity and temperature
  • Thermal imaging – exposes possible trapped water
  • Borescope – used to look inside cavities and around tight places

Can You Help with Water Damage?

Our technicians can extract water from the premises. Drying equipment such as professional air movers and dehumidifiers aid in the drying process. If the walls have water damage, our crew is trained to use the proper drying techniques. This can include drilling precisely placed holes at the base of the wall. Carpets can be cleaned and restored. Affected display cases are salvageable as well.

When you need fast water mitigation, SERVPRO is here to help. Downtime for your store means loss of revenue. We work with you to prevent as much disruption to your jewelry store as possible.  Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for expert water mitigation service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Does My Laconia Factory Need Mold Removal?

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

blank conveyors on a blurred factory background Your business needs to run smoothly and has no time for mold. Contact our team for effective mold removal services.

Laconia Business Owners Are Looking For Reliable Mold Removal

Anyone who owns a factory in Laconia knows that looking after such large buildings can be a challenge. From damaged roofs to structural problems and even flooding, many things can pose a challenge for factory owners.

Mold removal in Laconia is another challenge facing local factories. Does your factory need mold removal?

What is mold?

To understand the impact of mold on your factory, let us begin with the basics – what is mold?

Mold means fungi that grow together in hyphae – a type of cellular thread-like structure that joins all the spores together. Mold is a naturally occurring growth, which is most commonly seen on spoiled food or growing in patches in damp buildings.

Mold can grow anywhere that has moisture, food, and oxygen. Fungi can grow on:

  • Foodstuffs such as cheese and bread
  • The surface of damp smooth materials such as around taps or on shower curtains
  • On wallpaper or in the grout between ceramic tiles
  • Building materials such as wood and drywall
  • Fabrics such as leather, cotton, clothes, drapes, and carpets

Where might mold grow in my factory?

Most factories do not have much in the way of office furniture. However, mold can grow on walls, floors, ceilings, wood, drywall, and windows and doors. If a factory building is damp, it can provide a ripe breeding ground for spores.

Mold smells and looks unpleasant and can have health effects. If left untreated, it can spread further and grow on more surfaces. That is why SERVPRO recommends calling a mold removal team as soon as possible.

Are there any particular species of mold to look for?

It is not especially important to know which species of mold are present. SERVPRO trains our teams to handle any commercial mold infestation in Laconia. However, some of the species most likely to grow in a factory include:

  • Stachybotrys chartarum – when people think of mold they are usually thinking of this black mold whose growth is easily spotted
  • Chaetomium grows in drywall that has suffered water damage and causes a musty smell around your factory
  • Aureobasidium grows on wood and materials such as painted walls or wallpaper and has a pinkish black spotty appearance

Visible patches of green, black, or brown spores or slime are clear signs that your factory has mold. However, SERVPRO of The Lakes Region urges you to be aware of other signs of mold. These include damp patches on walls or ceilings and a musty odor.

If you suspect mold growth in your commercial premises, give SERVPRO a call as soon as possible. We train our technicians to handle any mold situation, and we’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Can SERVPRO rid my factory of mold?

No – mold is a naturally occurring substance, and it is not possible to completely eradicate it. Please be wary of any company that promises total mold removal.

However, do not worry – there are many steps we can take to remediate your mold problem. Our teams can clean mold from surfaces, deep clean porous surfaces, use negative air filtration to remove mold from the air, and thoroughly dry your factory to discourage further growth.

What is the mold removal process?

The first step in mold removal is an assessment of the situation. We liaise with you to let you know our findings and our proposed plan of action – nothing will happen to your business premises without your say-so.

Next, we set up containment to keep the spore outbreak in one place and discourage spores from spreading further into your business. We also use negative air filtration to pull microscopic mold from the air and vent it outside your premises.

We remove any mold-infested materials that we cannot salvage.

Once the mold is contained, we set to work scrubbing and cleaning every mold-infested surface to remove as many spores as possible.

If your factory needs repairs such as replacing drywall or removing and replacing damaged brickwork, our team is on hand to carry out the restoration.

We also take care of odor removal, so you do not have to worry about lingering musty smells.

Should I make a disaster plan in advance?

You cannot predict when a disaster will happen in your business, including a mold infestation. That is why we recommend the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (ERP). ERP is a popular tool for preparing for fire or flood, but it is also useful for mold. Simply download the app, set up your free account on a PC, and follow the on-screen prompts.

You will carry out a walkthrough of your business and take note of details such as water shutoff points and emergency contact details. You can also add us as a contact for remediation, and put in your insurance details. ERP means that if you spot mold, you can take action quickly.

For help with mold removal in your factory, call SERVPRO of Laconia at (603) 527-2518.

What Steps Should I Take After Flood Damage in Belmont?

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

living room flooded with floating chair and no one above After a week, our team will check in with you to be sure you are happy and answer any questions.

Belmont Homeowners Want To Get Back To Normal After Flood Damage

Belmont homeowners take pride in their houses, and naturally, want to continue life quickly after a disaster. However, in the face of a disaster, the choices and list of tasks can seem overwhelming. It can be challenging to know where to start.

SERVPRO understands that flood damage to your Belmont home is distressing. It is hard to see rooms flooded with water and beloved belongings and furniture waterlogged. However, it is essential to resist the risk to start cleaning up right away.

Why should I wait for the professionals?
Cleaning up after flood damage can be hazardous:
    •    Standing water might contain sewage, bacteria, or other harmful microbes
    •    If your home is damaged, there is a risk of injury from falling drywall, buckled supports, or sagging ceilings
    •    Handling electronics or electricity shut-off points might not be safe

As well as potential hazards, it is harder for the untrained eye to assess what needs doing, and the best order in which to do those things. Our technicians know how to evaluate the situation, which actions to take for maximum safety, and the most effective order to carry out remediation tasks.

Is there anything I can do while I wait?
If there is no standing water in a room and is entirely safe to do so, you can start taking photographs for insurance purposes. Documenting the damage before clean-up will help your claim. When our team arrives, they can liaise with your insurer on your behalf.

What kind of equipment will SERVPRO use?
We equip our teams with industry-standard equipment:
    •    Truck-mounted and freestanding pumps to remove water
    •    Dehumidifiers and air movers to help dry your home
    •    Moisture meters and thermal imaging equipment to monitor drying and check for hidden damp spots
    •    Air scrubbers, spot cleaning chemicals, and odor repellents to deodorize afterward
    •    Personal protective equipment to maintain a safe working environment?

After a week, our team will check in with you to be sure you are happy and answer any questions. If your home is flood-damaged, do not delay. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 immediately.

How Can I Dry Out My House After Items Inside Get Wet After a Storm in Belmont?

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in property If you ever notice that your carpets or furniture are wet after a storm floods out your neighborhood, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region!

For Flood Damage Mitigation When Moisture Gets Inside Your Home in Belmont During a Storm Call SERVPRO

During the monsoon season in the Belmont area, a large amount of rain can pour down quickly. When rain keeps coming down at a steady pace, flooding conditions can occur. Once the water starts to get deep outside, it can leak in from door seals or come up from underneath your house.

How can you remove moisture once it gets inside my house?

During flood damage mitigation in Belmont, the quicker water gets extracted, and the faster your wet contents and building materials get dried out, the less likely secondary issues can occur. Since it is easier to remove H2O when it is still in liquid form, our SERVPRO technicians start the restoration process with extraction procedures. We can remove liquid water from your floors and furniture using heavy-duty extractors and specialized attachments. Once all of the liquids are extracted, we can then begin the applied structural drying or ASD phase.

How do you dry out my wet floors, walls, and furniture?

The key to rapid structural drying is to speed up the natural evaporation process. We can increase the drying speed by using the following air moving equipment.

    •    Centrifugal Air Movers: These devices consist of a moving pice where blades move around a central shaft, which pushes air through the outlet or the machine. Centrifugal air movers can be used to force air underneath carpets to dry out your subfloor.
    •    Axial Air Movers: These air movers have a large fan blade and can move larger volumes of air then centrifugal devices. Axial air movers can push air at a lower pressure at a higher volume, which enables them to cover larger areas.
    •    Structural Cavity Drying Equipment: These units push air through tubes that get placed into holes that are drilled in your drywall to dry out your studs and wall cavities.

If you ever notice that your carpets or furniture are wet after a storm floods out your neighborhood, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 immediately.

Are There Restoration Methods for Fire Damaged Knick-Knacks in Belmont?

8/9/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged furniture in the interior of a home Fire damage can put a strain on your family financially and mentally. Take that stress away and contact SERVPRO for fire damage remediation services.

Specially Trained Technicians at SERVPRO’s Production Facility Stand Ready with Innovative Fire Restoration Options for Belmont Residents’ Smoke and Soot Damaged Treasures

The devastation of a household fire is hard to comprehend, but you can rest assured that our team will have your Belmont home back on track fast. Although the damage to structures is disruptive, seeing treasured personal property encrusted in soot can be heartbreaking. New gypsum boards can be painted to look just like your pre-fire walls. Tarnished and filthy heirlooms cannot be so easily replaced.

What Strategies Work for Loose Fire Damaged Items?

Fire restoration of your Belmont furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions follow different protocols depending on the type of materials and damage involved. Non-porous items covered in soot and grime need special treatment. Technicians evaluate the nature and probable source of the soot (oil or water-based), and how durable the affected article appears. We select the proprietary cleaning product our training and experience suggest will work best. A test run of the product and method establishes whether the match is on point.

What Are  Immersion and Ultrasonic Cleaning?

Intricately detailed items covered in soot need a different type of treatment. SERVPRO technicians consider manipulating the dwell time and agitation level to loosen residues without harming the underlying materials. The choices include:

  • Immersion Cleaning

Selected cleaners mix in a basin, and the items soak for a time to break the bond between the residues and the surface. Brushing or rubbing removes the remaining soot.

  • Ultrasonic Cleaning

Advanced training certifies our technicians to use prescribed additives and equipment that uses sound waves to dislodge deeply embedded residues. The sound waves created brief superheated jets of solution to “bubble” the soot away.

The hard-working crew at our production facility represents SERVPRO of The Lakes Region well. The well-loved articles that make a house a home take center stage, cleaned and restored for many more years of memories. Call 24/7 at (603) 527-2518 to explore what we can offer.

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What Can Water Mitigation Specialists Do for Your Laconia Home?

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO teeam members standing in front of SERVPRO trucks and vans Our Green Fleet is always standing by, ready to take your call.

Mitigation Services Encompass Multiple Strategies and Approaches Happening Simultaneously to Resolve Pressing Water Loss Concerns for Your Property  

Understanding the mitigation process can help many Laconia homeowners quickly come to terms with the necessary restorative steps required to protect their homes and belongings. We have skilled and certified water restoration (WRT), structural drying (ASD), and microbial remediation (AMRT) professionals to help in the various niches necessary to recover property after a substantial water loss event. 

When it comes to the specifics of water mitigation for Laconia residences, several individual actions make up this recovery phase's entirety. Beginning as soon as our team first arrives at a damaged address, we use mitigation techniques exclusively designed to reduce the impact that disasters have on the property, protect personal belongings, and ensure the safety of those still in the area when restoration work begins. There are many methods for accomplishing this approach, including construction solutions, extraction, content management, and similar actions. 

Do Contractors Respond with Restoration Technicians?  

It can be a considerable challenge to see your property in disarray after a water emergency, especially when repairs and construction work is necessary. Because our organization includes a team of in-house contractors capable of performing controlled demolition, we can dispatch these professionals alongside our restoration technicians. Depending on the house's situation, temporary construction solutions and recovery efforts might precede the mitigation process. Broken portions of plumbing, for example, can be a continual threat for further water damage until this area gets repaired. We can look to our residential contractors to oversee specific tasks on a water restoration site, including: 

  • Repairs
  • Debris Removal
  • Controlled Demolition 

What Approach is Most Efficient for Extraction? 

There is no mistaking the value of water removal during a disaster. Many situations can leave multiple areas of the property contending with standing water and pooling concerns. Standing water can create a damaging situation in the house, as absorption into porous materials can allow for structural degradation and the migration of these water loss effects. A limited damage area can grow exponentially without addressing the need for extraction quickly. There are several tools in our warehouse that can address these pressing concerns, such as: 

  • Submersible Pumps – Electric submersible pumps can be a cornerstone of efficient water removal when no solids or debris accumulate. We utilize smaller and more versatile units with a 2 HP motor for quiet and continuous water removal. 
  • Wet Vacuums – Vacuums are among the most versatile and practical tools in our inventory for water removal, primarily because of its use with various attachments. These machines are ideal for less severe pooling water. 
  • Carpet Wands – Porous materials like carpeting can quickly absorb high volumes of standing water, leaving your house with a need for water removal solutions for these flooring types. Wands pull water from the top layer of carpeted floors and can be ideal for situations where the padding is getting replaced. 

What is Content Management?  

Water mitigation by our SERVPRO professionals also fixates on protecting your personal belongings, furniture, and other residence contents. Job scoping allows our project manager to inspect these items and determine which can benefit from varying types of recovery options. Some items only require relocation, while others might need more thorough and intricate cleaning and restoration at our nearby facility. The pack-out process is rarely the most cost-effective solution, but it can be vital to restoring your belongings when no other possibility works. We have three primary approaches to content management, including: 

  • On-Site Relocation
  • In-House Surface Cleaning and Drying
  • Off-Site Recovery Solutions 

What Happens After Mitigation?  

While the water mitigation phase in Laconia is a vital element of your home's overall recovery after a water emergency, several actions must follow promptly. Drying is often the heart of restoration for water loss incidents after mitigation completes, and this involves several tools in our inventory like air movers and dehumidifiers. In addition to thorough drying, sometimes the situation requires reconstruction and repair in areas where these fixes might not have been pressing concerns during the emergency services or mitigation phases. 

There is a reason your neighbors have chosen to entrust their homes with experienced professionals from our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region team. Regardless of what individual mitigation tasks your property might require, we have the equipment and the technicians to help. Contact us anytime at (603) 527-2518.

What Is the Role of a Light Wand in Water Restoration?

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

bottles of SERVPRO cleaning products SERVPRO Says Our Proprietary Cleaning and Deodorizing Products Complement Our Advanced Equipment for Water Damage Mitigation in Laconia Homes

SERVPRO Has All the Equipment Needed to Handle Water Restoration in Laconia

Laconia residents want their homes to remain safe, dry, and pleasant to live in. However, it is always good to know that help is on hand should a disaster happen. SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we have all the vital equipment on hand to help.

Water restoration in Laconia should be fast, professional, and reliable. That is where SERVPRO comes in. If you are not part of a water restoration crew, you might not know about the different equipment we use and why it matters.

What is an extractor?

An extractor is a device that removes water after a leak, storm, or another incident. Extractors are essential because we need to remove as much water as possible before moving on to the other steps in water restoration, such as drying and deodorizing.

What kinds of extraction equipment are there?

There are several types of extraction equipment, including:

  • Extraction units which pump water out of your home – we use both free-standing and truck-mounted models
  • Deep extraction tools that use weight to squeeze water out of carpet and pad can be self-propelled or rely on the weight of the technician who uses them
  • Light wands – small hand-held devices

What is a light wand used for?

A light wand or carpet wand has three main uses:

  • Extracting water from the surface of a carpet at the start of water restoration
  • Removing leftover water after the use of deep extraction tools
  • Vacuuming water from the glue-down carpet where there is no underlying pad

Carpet wands are small and light. Because they are hand-held, it is easy to maneuver them into the smallest nooks and crannies, or into the corners of a room.

Thorough water removal relies on using a range of equipment in the correct order. We train our technicians on the best use of each type of extractor and judge the best extractor for each situation.

Water removal also includes drying, cleaning, and deodorizing, and you can rely on our crews to carry out each step.

For help with water removal, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

I Am Worried About Flash Flooding In Laconia – Can A Professional Water Damage Company Help?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding Room With Blank Frame Hanging On The Wall Flash flooding is scary and deadly. But our Green Team is available 24/7.

SERVPRO is Standing by to Help Homes in Laconia That Are Damaged by Flash Flooding

Flash flooding happens almost yearly in Laconia, and it leaves homes with flooded basements and lower levels. This type of flooding can rapidly inject over a foot of water into your residence.

What can I do if my home gets flooded from storm damage?

You can’t predict the weather, but you can predict your response if flash flooding does occur in your area. Your first response should be to call in professional water mitigation experts and do it immediately. By calling in SERVPRO’s team of experts, you reduce your flood damage in Laconia. We strive to restore your home to its preloss condition.

Dealing with More than Water

When storm floods occur, they bring with them more than just massive amounts of water. The water that surges through your home can carry all types of debris and contaminants. This is considered black water and needs the proper tools and equipment for removal. Our goal is to provide you with emergency mitigation, and this includes:

    •    Rapid water extraction – may involve mucking out debris
    •    Protecting the content of your home from further damage.
    •    Cleaning and sanitizing exposed surfaces.
    •    Drying out the home.
    •    Controlled demolition when needed.

Saving Your Home from Extensive Loss

When SERVPRO’s Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) trained technicians get to the flood damage as soon as it happens, it can save you from extensive loss. Our goal is to help you avoid secondary damage, which can mean tearing out and reconstructing the house’s framework.

There When You Need Us

Flash flooding is scary and deadly. But our Green Team is available 24/7. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster! Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for expert flood damage service.

What Obstacles Prevent Successful Cleaning of Belmont Homes After a Fire

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged foyer Fires are extremely stressful for homeowners. SERVPRO is equipped for fast remediation.

Understanding factors that affect cleaning fire loss effects can make the restoration of your fire-damaged property more efficient and cost-effective 

Cleaning is a vital component to fire loss recovery in your Belmont home, and with so many types of actions that this term could embody, some of these approaches happen as soon as our SERVPRO technicians arrive. From the removal of fire debris on the flooring throughout the residence to removing surface soot and odors, we have numerous obstacles that stand between our qualified professionals and restoring your property to preloss condition. 

When it comes to addressing fire damage in your Belmont residence, we rely first on the qualified opinions and findings of our project manager's preliminary job scoping effort. This evaluation indicates which areas of your home require the most urgent attention, contents that might have become damaged during the structure fire, and what personnel and equipment will be necessary during the restoration process. With no loss incidents being the same, this job scoping narrows the field of appropriate corrective actions and shows responding technicians which surfaces and contents require cleaning. 

What Cleaning Challenges Exist After a Fire Loss?  

With the team that has seen many fire loss incidents since we first opened our doors, we have a confident approach regarding what works and what does not. Cleaning up fire debris throughout the property is one of the immediate actions that our team can take to reduce compromising conditions like soot and odor circulation. There are often many obstacles preventing the successful cleaning of damaged elements and content throughout the property after a fire loss. Generally, these can get broken down into four primary categories: 

  • Type of Material
  • Heat and Moisture Present
  • Smoke Residues Present
  • Air Flow 

How Can the Fire or the Materials Affected Impact Cleanup?  

Understanding these potential problems can help our technicians to offer suitable alternatives to provide the same expected level of recovery and restoration after a disaster. Much of the concerns that exist involve the type of material impacted by the spreading fire loss effects in Belmont. The surfaces affected by residues, soiling, and odors can be any within the active fire path before extinguishment. In most house fires, conditions can continue to get worse until the appropriate restorative actions get taken. Cleaning up after a fire loss is not without possible hurdles, however. while hundreds of situations could slow or stall fire restoration cleaning, these are often the most common: 

  • Age of Surface – The age of the material affected has a substantial correlation with the ease of cleaning. It is not unreasonable to suggest the older a surface has become, the harder it becomes to clean. This principle can also be for wall services where paint has begun to deteriorate and allow the surface to be more porous overall. 
  • The Heat of the Fire – How hot the fire burns can often be an indicator of the difficulty our technicians will have with cleaning services. The hotter the fire, the more that affected surfaces expand and absorb migrating threats like smoke and odors. Excessive heat can also lead to charring and melting, which renders cleaning inefficient and requires refinishing instead. 
  • Type of Material Burned – The type of material affected has a direct impact on the challenge of cleaning to come. Natural materials often leave behind a dryer residue that is easier to clean, synthetic materials like plastic can leave a thicker, more challenging residue to contend with when we arrive. 
  • Air Pressure – The presence of heat in the air causes expansion. Rising temperatures can lead to an expanse of air that forces soot into crevices and cracks under substantial pressure. 

What Are the Most Effective Post-Fire Cleaning Methods? 

While you might not realize how many actions and tasks can fall under the heading of cleaning after a fire loss incident, there are specific approaches that have proven more effective than others when it comes to removing residues and odors. Fire loss recovery in your home is more efficient and cost-effective because of practices like: 

  • Agitative Cleaning
  • Soda Blasting
  • Wipe Cleaning
  • Emulsification 

There is no universal solution when it comes to cleaning up your home after a fire loss incident. When disaster strikes, you can trust in the fast and reliable response of our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region team to help. We have efficient equipment and extensive education in post-fire cleanup to make it, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (603) 527-2518.

How Does Mitigation Help My Water-Damaged Laconia Hotel?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

Art; Hotel Reception We understand the need for continuing business as usual during restoration efforts. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

SERVPRO’s Professional Mitigation Services Can Restore Your Hotel To It’s Original State. 

There are hundreds of reasons that your Laconia hotel might suffer water damage. While you cannot realistically account for all of these potential causes, you can have an effective plan in place for these emergencies. For many commercial properties in the area, the solution continues to be the fast and confident response of our SERVPRO professionals.

As the owner and manager of a hotel structure, you have more to think about than the building itself when you require water mitigation for your Laconia property. A singular event that displaces guests or prevents some of your amenities from remaining available can compromise your reputation in online forums where many travelers look for both ratings and reviews of your establishment. Handling water loss incidents quickly and confidently can make a positive impression with your guests and promptly remove any possible hazards.

What Can Standing Water Do to My Building? 

In many ways, property owners do not recognize how unsafe standing water and pooling can be for affected areas. Surface water can penetrate exposed materials, fabrics, flooring, and other contents. Understanding the threat of this situation can ensure that you secure appropriate extraction and drying efforts as soon as possible. Because our team can respond 24/7, we have experienced professionals accredited and water restoration ready to mobilize whenever disasters strike. This commitment to our customers allows us to begin mitigation efforts like extraction immediately to prevent:

What Strategies Exist for Rapid Drying? 

It is not uncommon for property owners to consider whatever options exist for efficient drying of their building where the water damage has occurred. Whether it is a guest room or a communal area in your hotel, the principles of efficient drying remain the same. Containing the damaged area into a drying zone allows us to utilize air movers, dehumidifiers, another evaporative drying equipment to its fullest potential.

We understand the value of working quickly when your hotel suffers damage. Give our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region team a call today at (603) 527-2518.

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How Can I Remove Refrigerator Leak Water Damage from My Laconia Kitchen?

6/7/2020 (Permalink)

kitchen with water leaking from the refrigerator Water damage can ruin the appliances in your home. Contact SERVPRO to mitigate the situation. Call 24/7.

Laconia Homeowners Can Contact Water Damage Mitigation Professionals for Their Restoration Needs

Refrigerator leaks can occur for a variety of reasons. A malfunctioning ice maker, improper positioning, or leaky supply lines are enough to cause damage that can build up over time in walls and floors.

If a kitchen appliance failures necessitate water removal in your Laconia property, SERVPRO technicians are ready to assist you. This team’s goal is to return your home to a preloss condition after any size disaster.

What Are Some Common Causes of Refrigerator Leaks?

  • Condensation buildup near the drain hole can instead leak onto the surrounding floor if your refrigerator is level or tilted forward instead of leaning slightly back.
  • The lines behind the fridge or freezer that remove water can become clogged. Built-in ice makers are another common cause of leaks.
  • Your refrigerator may not have enough insulation to prevent condensation buildup. Putting a fridge in a colder location where the heat of the motor can build up condensation can also eventually lead to water damage.

How Can SERVPRO Techs Restore My Kitchen After Cleanup?

If your kitchen has vinyl floor tiles, SERVPRO technicians can remove delaminated tiles and prepare the flooring for replacement. Techs can also examine the subfloor for damage by evaluating the area with infrared cameras. This imaging technology allows SERVPRO to perform more comprehensive mitigation services.

This monitoring technology allows SERVPRO teams to keep track of the specific humidity of items throughout drying. Once your kitchen has been thoroughly dried, this team can render such services as repainting, subflooring repairs, hanging new drywall, and implementing new vinyl flooring.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is prepared to make your home look, “Like it never even happened.” Call (603) 527-2518 to begin the mitigation process.

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What Can I Do When a Storm Causes Flood Damage in My Home?

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

Road closure signs flooding SERVPRO Says-- Stay off flooded roadways and call us to extract groundwater from your Laconia Property

SERVPRO of Laconia Is Always Available to Help You When Flood Damage Strikes

Living in the town of Laconia, adjacent to Lake Winnipesaukee, can make it difficult for any homeowner when a storm hits. Heavy rainfall can suddenly make a beautiful and serene lake threatening to your home. Thus, you should always be prepared if an accident occurs.

Picture a scenario where your Laconia cottage home suddenly suffers flood damage. What would you do if your entryway begins to flood, and then the water begins to travel downstairs to your basement? The secret to a fast and effective remediation is to remain calm in the face of aversion and seek help immediately.

How Can SERVPRO Get to My House if the Roads Are Flooded?

Here at SERVPRO, we're dedicated to helping you, no matter the disaster. We promise that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, but weather conditions can also affect us. To get to you as quickly as possible, we can:

  • Avoid flooded roadways by staying up to date on the situation
  • Remove blockages from our path and keep you updated on any setbacks
  • Take roads with less reported traffic
  • Only travel when it is safe

Storms can make it challenging to arrive as swiftly as possible, but our technicians are dedicated to getting to your home, no matter what.

How Can SERVPRO Technicians Get the Water Out of My House?

Our technicians have access to advanced technological devices designed to remediate flood damage. We can:

  • Use portable submersible pumps to remove water from your basement and reroute it away from your home
  • Use wet/dry vacuums and extractors to remove water
  • Set up drying equipment to eliminate excess moisture

Here at SERVPRO, we care about trying to leave your home in its preloss state, “Like it never even happened.”

If a storm causes flood damage to your property, don't wait. Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region by dialing (603) 527-2518. No matter the time, we can help you.

How Can I Speed Up Water Cleanup in My Warehouse?

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

A warehouse with standing water and a person in a doorway. When it comes to your Laconia business, water damage can take over. Let SERVPRO help.

SERVPRO Handles Water Cleanup with Prompt Action to Restore Your Laconia Commercial Space

A significant water spill or leak inside your Laconia commercial building can saturate materials and many items. Whether you had a plumbing problem or another water incident, you need to know that even the smallest amount of water has to get cleaned up before it turns into a much larger problem. Even with DIY cleanup, you could leave behind moisture that begins to deteriorate building materials or pose a threat from harmful mildew and mold growth.

Can My Staff Start the Cleanup Process?

For a large-scale commercial water cleanup project in Laconia, hiring trained water restoration technicians (WRT) gets you the prompt results you need. SERVPRO is your answer when you need water removal to bring your warehouse or storage facility back to preloss condition. These are a few critical questions that you must ask yourself before attempting DIY cleanup:

  •   Do you see water seeping under cabinetry or wallboards throughout the space?
  •   Is it possible water seeped underneath areas with flooring, such as an office?
  •   Could sewage or chemicals be in the water that must be removed?
  •   Is there damaged roofing, windows, or a skylight that is part of the cause of the water loss?
  •   Is there any indication that sheetrock throughout your commercial building is wet or buckling?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, it is better to call our IICRC-certified technicians to assist you with the prompt water cleanup you need. We are available 24/7 for emergency service, and a crew arrives at your Laconia business in as little as four hours or less. Once we arrive, we spring into action to assess the water loss zone so that we can implement our specialized process to get the water cleaned up before drying begins.

If Water Has Moved into Other Areas, How Can I Tell?

Water migrates quickly to dry areas while following the path of least resistance. Our trained water restoration technicians (WRT) know exactly where to look to find hidden moisture to eradicate it before it brings about secondary damage. The trucks in our Green Fleet come loaded with professional-grade equipment powerful enough to pull up copious amounts of water from your commercial building. We also have the latest in moisture detection technology to find hidden moisture pockets without the need for the total removal of walls and other building materials.

What Tools Does SERVPRO Use for Water Removal?

If the water loss incident in your building is smaller in scale, our team may be able to use industrial fans and wet/dry vacuums. However, if the loss is more significant or the water has been standing for an extended period, more involved measures are necessary. We utilize a broad range of advanced technology that allow us to execute water extraction in a fraction of the time of DIY methods, such as:

  •   Submersible pumps whenever the water inside your building is two inches deep or more.
  •   Powerful truck-mount extraction tools capable of removing hundreds to thousands of gallons of water (including debris) efficiently.
  •   Mops and squeegees to shorten water cleanup time.
  •   Industrial fans and centrifugal air movers to maintain airflow.
  •   Desiccant dehumidifiers that bring down the level of relative humidity in the air.

Can You Take Care of Water that Came from an Overflowing Toilet?

Blackwater that comes from an overflowing toilet is foul-smelling and messy, but it should also be cleaned up by professionals using the right safety protocols. Before we arrive at your building, if toilet water is present, you should try to close off all foot traffic to the area. Rags or towels may also be put down to absorb the water and keep it from migrating. However, mopping should be avoided as this can start to spread the contaminated water.

After our crew arrives, we assess the loss and test water so that we can accurately identify the level of pathogens and bacteria present. From there, we choose the best anti-bacterial and anti-microbial treatments. Our team always wears full personal protective gear to keep us safe from harmful airborne moisture droplets, including respiration equipment. Throughout the cleanup, we also use air scrubbers that trap airborne contaminants while improving air quality.

How Long Will the Cleanup Take?

The length of time for any water cleanup projects depends on a number of factors, including:

  •   The scope of the water loss zone
  •   The amount of water that must be cleaned up
  •   The types of materials that have been saturated
  •   The number of contents that must be packed out for proper drying and cleaning
  •   Special circumstances that may call for controlled demolition efforts to replace unsalvageable materials

Whether you have a big or small water cleanup project for us, the team at SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is here to help. Call (603) 527-2518 to have a crew deployed to your business for an assessment.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Laconia, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region today at (603) 527-2518 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Can I Eliminate the Smell of Smoke After a House Fire in Laconia?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

Bubbled and smoked up ceiling after a kitchen fire. Our team at SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is at your service when disaster strikes.

SERVPRO Can Help Eliminate the Smell of Smoke After a Fire in Your Laconia Home

A house fire does not mean that you need to lose all your worldly possessions. If you act quickly, you stand a good chance of salvaging your personal belongings before smoke, soot, and extinguishing agents cause permanent damage. As you attempt to restore your property, you face pivotal decisions, and relying on the guidance of a professional service can help you make the best choices.

In Laconia, fire damage is a specialty of our SERVPRO team. Whether there is damage in one part of your house, or it reaches throughout the whole structure, our team applies its knowledge and experience in developing a restoration plan suitable to your needs. Most fires require us to remove soot and debris, as well as extract water left behind by firefighters and extinguishing agents. You can reach us around the clock to kickoff the restoration process and minimize your loss of time and money.

Are aroma diffusers enough to eliminate smoke odor?
Many homeowners attempt to mask the smell of smoke by using air fresheners, aromatic diffusers, and other scented products. Products available at your local grocery store help keep your home smell fresh and clean, but they are often insufficient to counteract the foul smell left behind by a fire. SERVPRO technicians utilize different techniques and equipment to rid your home of the odor, including some of the following:

    •    Ozone generators- this portable equipment lets us clean your air by oxidizing smell molecules and eliminating them.
    •    Deodorant pellets- industry-grade pellets can be placed around your home, including in the attic and within insulation, to counteract the smell left behind by the fire.
    •    Fogger- foggers allow us to spray deodorizing solutions in a mist that settles on all surfaces, including hard-to-reach corners and crevices.

Our team at SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is at your service when disaster strikes. Call us at (603) 527-2518 and let us work for you until your home looks “Like it never even happened.”

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How do I Clean My Laconia Home After a Flood?

4/28/2020 (Permalink)

standing water on floor of home Floodwaters invaded this home. SERVPRO restored the home to it's preloss condition.

Your Laconia Home Can be Clean Again with the Help of a Professional Service

Flooding in your home creates different issues, including the displacement of your family, sifting through your belongings, and developing a restoration plan. As much as friends and family try to help you, there are some aspects of the cleanup process that only a professional restoration crew can address.

In Laconia, flood damage restoration is our specialty. Our SERVPRO crew is readily available to arrive at your home as soon as the area is safe. While careful of the environment and any potential hazards associated with it, we assess the scope of the damage and take steps to clean, sanitize, and disinfect your home. 

Is removing water all I need to do after flooding in my home?

Removing water is an essential part of restoring your home, but it is insufficient. Floodwaters carry a variety of bacteria, debris, and microorganisms that can pose a health hazard to your family. Our team wears personal protective equipment to avoid direct exposure to bacteria as we navigate your home. If possible, we set up a clean perimeter and use it as a staging area to avoid cross-contamination and separate clean items from those affected by the flood. To initiate the process, we extract water by using pumps, dehumidifiers, and air circulators, among others. Sanitizing and disinfecting is essential in protecting you as well, which is why our SERVPRO team applies its expertise by using one or several of the following techniques-

   Application of EPA approved cleaning solutions.

   Thermal fogging

   Ultra-Low Volume Foggers

The ultimate goal is to safely return your home to mint condition while minimizing your loss. During this process, it may be necessary to remove items from your home that are no longer safe due to their exposure to floodwaters. Our SERVPRO crew assists in these decisions by providing our expert advice.

You are not alone after experiencing flooding in your home. SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is available by calling (603) 527-2518. Invite us into your home and let us leave it "Like it never even happened."

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What's the Best Way to Clean After a Fire Occurs in Laconia?

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

House Fire Our professionals have state of the art equipment to clean up and restore your home so you can return safely after a fire.

Have a Knowledgeable Team by Your Side With the Experience and Tools to Help you.

Laconia is unique, with major bodies of water on either side and Opechee Bay right in the middle of town. Our location makes for a wealth of water sports year-round. It is a great place to live, but residents still have to deal with damaging threats from storms and, especially, fires.  

Fire damage in Laconia can run the gamut from smoke and soot particles left on surfaces to charring, scorching, and other, direct, physical damage. Much of what SERVPRO response teams clean and restore after a fire is the structure and its components. 

A home’s structure is not just the walls, frame, and the roof. It also includes doors, windows, floor coverings, and more. Structural components include items such as the light fixtures, cabinets, and the heating and air system. Quickly cleaning off the soot and other particles left behind after the fire can reduce and even prevent damage. 

For cleaning, our teams have two methods: Washable and Non-Washable. Washable involves using a water-based cleaner on materials that do not damage the surface, i.e., marble or stone countertops. The Non-Washable method is for materials that would suffer further damage if they get wet. That includes paper items and drywall. 

With the Washable method, SERVPRO restoration teams can also use more intense cleaning actions like agitation. That means using stiff brushes and even power tools to force the cleaning agents into the surfaces strong enough to support the action. 

With the Non-Washable method, materials also require a less intensive method of removal. After applying a powdered cleaner to combine with the smoke and soot particles, team members use soft brushes, dry sponges, and cloths to wipe down the surfaces. Cloths and sponges are also very useful for wiping down kitchen cabinets and glass surfaces, especially light fixtures. 

For SERVPRO of The Lakes Region, each home is not just a job. Each one is a privilege and opportunity for our teams to help people here, Belmont, Franklin, and Tilton restore their residences to their pre-fire condition. If you have suffered through a fire, or simply want more information, call us today at (603) 527-2518. We are here for you. 

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How Do I Reduce the Risk of Pathogens in My Laconia Business?

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

close up of virus cells on a blue background To disinfect, SERVPRO uses products that meet EPA’s criteria for use and are appropriate to disinfect different surfaces where germs congregate.

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Many businesses are worried about the spread of illness right now and for a good reason. Measures such as social distancing and paying particular attention to handwashing have been encouraged. They are measures to slow viral spread, but they may not always be enough.

Wondering what else you can do? SERVPRO of The Lakes Region works with essential businesses around their schedule in Laconia to ensure the health and safety of employees and customers. 

How can SERVPRO help out at my business? 

  • Identifying Touchpoints: Our expertly trained technicians can identify touchpoints in your business - places more likely to come into contact with human hands. Examples include entry doors, light switches, drawer pulls, and bathroom faucets. 
  • EPA-Approved Cleaning Agents: Environmental Protection Agency or EPA-registered antimicrobial products do not make effectiveness claims against pathogens unless the agency has examined data to support the claim and approve the label. Here at SERVPRO, our technicians use EPA approved cleaning products to help reduce the spread of pathogens. 
  • Deep Cleaning: Many people associate the term "spring cleaning" with this time of year. We do offer a one-time service option, but we deliver a deep cleaning service, to provide that extra peace of mind.

If you would like to talk to us about how we can help clean your business, do not hesitate to call us. Reach out to SERVPRO of The Lakes Region by dialing (603) 527-2518. 

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Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

What Can I Do When Fire Damage Threatens the Bottom Line of My Laconia Business?

4/12/2020 (Permalink)

fire causing damage Contact SERVPRO of the Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 to see how we can help your business.

Laconia Business Owners Often Reach Out to SERVPRO to Restore Their Commercial Site—We Can Help You

A property manager may require emergency fire restoration services at any point of the year. Restaurants, cafes, or other food outlets are among the most popular businesses to suffer from fire damage in Laconia. However, lighting, electronics malfunctions as well as wiring issues can also lead to a fire loss scenario.

What do fire restoration services cover?
The fire department can extinguish the initial flames and contain the damages. But it is fire restorers that can help get your business back to its preloss condition by performing the cleanup, debris removal, fire restoration, and smoke or odor control. Our company has a litany of experience working with Lakes Region businesses and helping them get back on their feet with a minimum loss of revenue.

What Aspects of Restoration does your service cover?

    •    Fire Cleanup
    •    Debris Removal
    •    Cleaning
    •    Smoke odor control

When can we get to work?
After the fire department extinguishes a commercial property fire in Laconia, you should wait to receive an all-clear from fire marshall before entering the property. In high temperatures, many noxious gases, as well as chemicals, release into the surrounding atmosphere. These can be harmful to ingest, while monoxides and other fire gases can be exceptionally dangerous to your health. These gases usually disperse shortly after the event, but what is left behind is significant blackening, soot deposits, and smoke residues.

How can we prevent further losses occurring during emergency mitigation services?
In cleaning up a fire in your business, one method SERVPRO use is to light dry vacuum soils and soots. Dry and wet soots differ in their relationship to the surface. Some soot bond with the surface and become challenging to remove. By removing any surface-level soots, we can ensure that wet cleaning or sponging does not push loose soots into surfaces and cause further harm. Stubborn soots often respond to chemical action or, in severe cases, cutting techniques like sandblasting, which remove both soot and surface layers altogether.

What are restorable contents?
Fire loss scenarios are categorizable by salvageable and non-salvageable goods. Our restorers have to navigate a tricky equation when making choices about commercial contents. Being able to delineate between is restorable, and what is not is a fundamental part. But equally, the cost of restoration, as well as the time frame, are considerations. A commercial storage warehouse, for example, may require restoration of items of storage. Equally, a retail store may need to scrape large amounts of stock since the costs and timeframe of restoration may be too lengthy.

How do we dispose of non-restorable contents?
The job of commercial fire debris removal here in Laconia requires an intimate knowledge of restoration principals and technology. We operate with national-scale infrastructure, which allows our restorers to use technologies like Esporta washing, Ultrasonic contents cleaning as well as in-house dry cleaning. We are also capable of mobilizing skips and significant transits to transport non-salvageable waste from your business. Our mantra is to restore rather than replace items wherever possible to the benefit of the businesses that we work within this community.

Is fire debris toxic?
Fire debris can often be toxic or have a specific set of disposal guidelines. Our fire restoration technicians are well-versed in the different types of materials and the disposal they require. We can offer sizable human resources for small businesses as well as much more extensive operations. At SERVPRO, we understand how temporary closure can influence your bottom-line, working quickly, and efficiently to ensure the loss of revenues is minimal.

How can we help you with structural cleaning?
Property managers need to provide safe, secure, and sanitary conditions for their workforce at all times. Often a property management disaster like a fire can throw up challenges for both the business and the workforce. Frequently these challenges are beyond the scope of your employees to fix, and you may need to bring in professional restoration services. Businesses at particular risk of fire, such as factories and food outlets, should make sure that their insurance program covers sudden emergencies.

What can we do to get rid of unpleasant odors?
Nothing turns customers away more than unpleasant odors. Combusting materials release various gases into the surrounding area. In an enclosed area, like commercial property, these odors are likely to get trapped and require professional odor removal. All odors dissipate naturally over time, but for many businesses, these timescales may affect revenues or their reputation.

Odor control frequently relies on rapid air-exchanges. Even when using water-based deodorants, odor control technicians need to exchange indoor and outdoor air up to fifty times before it is safe for the business to re-open. We can mobilize and deploy industrial vent box fans, which can help to perform the necessary air exchange. Where natural ventilation may be tight, we can use large exterior dehumidifiers or air scrubbers to ventilate the area effectively.

What devices do we use for odor control?

    •    Air scrubbing
    •    ULV Fogging
    •    Misting
    •    Odor Control Pellets
    •    Box Fans and Venting Equipment

The impacts fire can have on your business are manifold, and you need a restoration service with the human resources, equipment, and experience to perform a timely restoration. Contact SERVPRO of the Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 to see how we can help your business.

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Some Ways to Avoid Storm Damage in Laconia

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged carpeting When your home is facing flood damage, a quick reaction is definitely necessary. Contact team SERVPRO to provide essential remediation services.

Restoring the Flooring in a Laconia Residence Post-Flood Damage

The floors inside your Laconia house take a lot of wear and tear under normal, everyday use. Disasters like flooding can ruin them. SERVPRO uses highly effective methods to mitigate damage and make restoration work possible. We return things to preloss condition so your home becomes dry and free of hazards again.

Not only do the floors in your house become filthy when homes in Laconia sustain flood damage, but they can also become weak. Weak spots in the floor can collapse under any added weight. We use machines to dry out the structure, as well as smaller devices to measure and track how quickly your property becomes dry. Our devices show us areas that fail to respond as expected so we can make adjustments.

Many floor covering types, particularly carpet, become too dirty and inundated with pathogens, silt, and odors for even the most intensive efforts. The increased expense of cleaning, repairing, and drying these items too often becomes more expensive than available replacement flooring options. Many coverings on your floor can trap flood water underneath and cause mold and rot to set in and begin deteriorating damage. Such damage can cause weakness as well as uneven floors (a serious tripping hazard) and also generate pungent odors.

When SERVPRO has all of the damaged floor coverings removed, we rinse the area with clean running water. We use this to push any small-sized debris out, and also strip the area of silt and pathogens. When salt water is involved, this needs done to remove as much salt as possible. Salt and other minerals can eat away at the lignin, the natural ‘glue’ that binds wood cells together. Clean water effectively rinses these deposits out of the affected area.

Restoring floors to a clean condition includes spraying them with a topical disinfectant. We often reapply this after the floor becomes completely dry again, but before we reinstall new flooring. For those in areas likely to experience flood damage in the future, we can explain which types of flooring perform best under such conditions. This can help reduce overall restoration costs in the future, often without adding any significant expense to the current restoration costs.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region also serves Belmont, NH, Franklin, NH, and Tilton, NH, when flood damage and other disastrous situations affect residential and commercial properties. Call (603) 527-2518 to reach experts who can protect and restore your floors.

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Eliminate Commercial Water Damage In Laconia

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

Appliance Store SERVPRO of The Lakes Region aids businesses with mitigation response that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Eliminates Commercial Water Damage From a Laconia Appliance Store

Large retail spaces are easy to pack with beautiful show areas for your products and services. However, when water damage occurs, these displays can also prove to be vulnerable to saturation and damage that can be difficult to mitigate with the tools you currently have available. Fortunately, there is a team that can help.

If your Laconia retail space has suffered commercial water damage from pipe leaks, appliance issues, or structural damages, SERVPRO technicians are ready to clean the mess and restore your facilities to their preloss condition. This team's focus is on using cutting-edge tools to monitor affected spaces and carefully restore them so that you can minimize replacement costs while maximizing the safety of your business. SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you.

Cleaning Your Ceiling Tiles
Plumbing or HVAC failures can often cause ceiling tile leaks that not only damage tiles but also saturate surfaces below. Cleaning keeps your storefront looking bright and clean and allows you to inspect the ceiling for potential water damage.

    •    Take care to cover or move inventory below the tiles and remove tiles from the ceiling grid to clean them.
    •    Vacuum vents, corners, and near light fixtures if possible. A dusting attachment is especially helpful for this job.
    •    Wash the tiles with a solution of 10 parts water and one part dishwashing soap. Swab them with a wet sweeper. Avoid over-wetting the tiles, which can warp and damage them.

SERVPRO's Drying Process
SERVPRO technicians use centrifugal air movers and commercial grade dehumidifiers to address water damage. Air movers require careful placement and calculation, typically one every 150 to 300 square feet of affected surface area, to pull up moisture from surfaces effectively. Dehumidifiers catch this air and isolate the water using a variety of mechanisms, such as silica gel or refrigerant coils, depending on the material. This condensation can then be collected and safely removed from your property while the dehumidifiers put out warm, dry air.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region aids businesses with mitigation response that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. When disaster strikes in your commercial facilities, you can call (603) 527-2518 for rapid cleanup that can begin in as little as four hours.

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We Have The Specialized Equipment To Restore Your Belmont Home After A Fire

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

A kitchen covered in soot and smoke damage after a fire disaster We use our hydroxyl generators and thermal fogging to eliminate the odors in your home caused by a fire. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Addressing Fire Damage in a Belmont Kitchen

Every year in the United States, public fire departments respond to an average of over one million fires. However, kitchen fires go vastly underreported despite the damage that soot and protein residues can do to structures and appliances. Worse still, exposure to moisture can make soot residues acidic, which further corrodes metals and plastics in your kitchen. 

If your Belmont home's kitchen needs fire damage mitigation after a cooking fire, the experienced restoration technicians at SERVPRO are always ready to mitigate damage and remove odors and residues within hours of your call. Even a small stovetop or oven fire can cause long-term problems that can affect the comfort of your home. These IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification)-certified pros strive to minimize losses so that you can enjoy cooking in your home as usual. 

Understanding Protein Fires

Protein fires are a type of disaster that results from burning protein-enriched fibers like beef, fish, or chicken. These fires do not often produce lots of visible smoke and instead release a fine mist of low-burning animal fats and proteins that settle on surfaces and leave a strong and unpleasant odor. 

Common locations for protein residue after a fire include:

  • Stovetops, range hoods, and cabinetry
  • Ventilation and insulation
  • Nearby pantries and closets
  • Fabrics and other porous surfaces
  • Ceiling tiles, paint, and wallpaper

SERVPRO Removes Odors & Protein Residues

SERVPRO technicians can use specialized cleaners for protein residues called enzyme digesters, which break down proteins into carbon dioxide, water, or water-soluble byproducts that lose their odorous quality and dissipate into the air. Insoluble protein residues are converted to simple, soluble materials that can then be absorbed and digested by the enzymes. 

Odors throughout the home can be addressed with a variety of other tools, including odor counteractant beads, which are carefully implemented in the air intake portion of your heating or cooling system. The counteractants in them travel along air currents in the vents to spread pleasant scents like cherry or cinnamon through the home. 

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region ensures that your kitchen looks, "Like it never even happened." For rapid disaster mitigation, you can call (603) 527-2518.

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Why Professional Remediation is Necessary for Water Damaged Carpet in Laconia Homes

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

two girls lying on carpeted floor Did a water loss event impact your carpeting? Call SERVPRO for fast and efficient remediation.

Water Damage and Cleaning of Your Laconia Carpets

Dealing with the fallout of a pipe burst in your home is a multistep process. Drying is only part of the process; It is crucial to also thoroughly clean impacted areas to mitigate secondary damage such as dangerous mold infestations, or stained carpets. 

If your carpets sustained water damage in your Laconia home, it is essential to clean them using the proper methods, so they are not damaged further. If you try to clean your carpets using the incorrect way or product, you run the risk of doing more harm than good, potentially shortening the life of your carpet.

When determining a cleaning plan for your carpets, SERVPRO technicians take into consideration the type of carpet you have including, fiber type, style of the carpet, the propensity for color bleeding, type and level of soiling, and any preexisting issues. It is crucial to consider problems such as the age of the carpet and the condition of the water damaged carpet. For damaged or weakened carpets, technicians use less aggressive methods of cleaning and avoid using a shampoo brush if there areas or seams exist. 

There are several tests that technicians use to determine the appropriate course of action, including the fiber burn test identifying whether the fiber is natural, which does not melt but turns to grey ash, or a synthetic fiber that melts and turns to hard black ash. Typically, most household carpets are synthetic fibers like polyester, acrylic, or nylon. Knowing the make-up of your carpet allows technicians to determine appropriate cleaning products. 

One of the most significant factors in carpet cleaning is the type and amount of the soil residue. Oily-soils such as those found near a kitchen generally need oil-based products to clean the carpets effectively. Water-soluble soils require water-based products. If the carpet has both types of soil, technicians attack the predominant soil first. SERVPRO produces water-soluble solvents that can be added to oil-based cleaning products when both kinds of soil are present. It is also essential to consider the level of soiling; if the carpet is only dirty at the fingertips, it won't need the same level of cleaning or heavy-duty products as if the soil is through to the base of the carpet. 

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region 24/7 at (603) 527-2518 for assistance with carpet cleaning or any other type of water damage. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Water Damage in Laconia Homes

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Has Answers For You About Your Homes Water Damage

An estimated 14,000 individuals in the United States have a water damage event occur in their home or business every day. Also, an average of 98% of basements can expect some form of water loss during their service life. 

When water damage happens in Laconia homes, property owners often have questions. Here are some of the most common ones asked about residential water loss. 


It is impossible to tell just by looking at the structure and contents are by the water. SERVPRO techs have access to some of the most advanced moisture detection equipment in the restoration industry. These devices allow them to find embedded moisture under floors, within walls, and in other areas. This action alone assists in avoiding additional damages and mold growth. 

How Does Water Damage Happen?

Frequently seen internal causes are leaks, appliance failures, overflows, and sewage backups. Fixing small leaks in the structure and plumbing can help avoid significant scale water loss events in the home in the future.

Is the Need for Water Removal Considered an Emergency?

Absolutely. Building materials such as sheetrock and wood are absorbent and react in ways such as swelling or buckling, which damages the structure. Because of the need for expedited extraction, SERVPRO techs show up on-site to most properties within an hour from the initial call. When the water in the home is the result of a sewage backup, the contaminated nature of the spill needs a quick cleanup to limit loss.

What Steps Should Homeowners Take When a Water Loss Occurs?

As soon as the need for water removal occurs, homeowners should contact their insurance adjuster and inform them their next call will be to SERVPRO to start the extraction and drying restoration process. 

Does Insurance Cover All Water Loss? 

The short answer is no. The average homeowner's insurance policy covers loss through sudden or accidental water loss, such as a pipe burst or a washing machine dumping a tub of water in the laundry room. Each case is individual, and if you are not sure what elements your coverage handles, review it with your agent and make sure you know what is covered and what is not. 

At the first sign of any water damage, call the pros at SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518. The certified techs can remove the water and dry the property, so it is "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO Follows Protocols to Restore Water Damaged Homes in Laconia

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

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Scoping a Water Loss in Laconia Homes for Efficient Recovery

Gathering information and data about a restoration project can help our SERVPRO team to provide efficient services in Laconia loss recovery. As challenging as situations like water losses can be, the proper planning in the early stages can ensure that the right steps get taken to reduce restoration times and costs wherever possible. Scoping a job is critical for this reason and precedes the arrival of our skilled field technicians to begin mitigation.

Knowing what to expect in the earliest stages of scoping and damage assessment can help our customers to stay at ease through every phase of addressing water damage to Laconia homes. The first notice of loss (FNOL) is the point where a customer reaches out to our emergency response team for help after a disaster occurs. From this point, we must move as efficiently as possible, gathering the appropriate information and employing the best techniques to get your home back to preloss condition quickly.

In most situations, scoping of the job begins quickly after the FNOL to ensure that we are getting the freshest look at the damaged areas and have the opportunity to slow the migration of water damage with mitigation steps to follow. We utilize this walkthrough as a chance to hear from our customers what their priorities are and how we can help them through the trying experience and keep them in the house throughout restoration when possible.

The collection of data and readings from moisture detection devices and a thorough visual inspection determines the SERVPRO personnel, equipment, and potential power needed for water loss recovery. It might be necessary to have our in-house team of experienced residential contractors perform drywall removal or muck out, or structural drying specialists work with advanced drying tools to restore installed construction materials before they become too damaged to preserve.

Water loss incidents can get out of control without the fast and confident response of our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region water restorers. No matter how we can help, from drying to clean up, give us a call today at (603) 527-2518.

Ultimate Effective Solutions For Water Damage Issues in Laconia

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

copper piping in a wall Copper pipes are great but they can still fail and spring a leak within your wall. Contact SERVPRO for an assessment and remediation efforts.

Why SERVPRO is the Company Homeowners Trust to Help Prevent Water Damage in Laconia

Avoiding a crisis that soaks your Laconia home can seem impossible, but we can help prevent one of the main causes. SERVPRO's technicians receive intensive training and gain extensive experience. These increase the level of insight into the causes behind preventable problems.

This is why SERVPRO is trusted by so many homeowners in Laconia who need water damage specialists. While we spend most of our time remediating and mitigating damaged areas, we also help homeowners prevent future incidents. 

Despite being safer, copper pipes can still become the source of problems. Corrosion of copper plumbing called pitting can lead to pinhole leaks. Although a pipe might only release a tiny stream of water to begin with, additional holes often quickly develop.

Pitting happens on the interior of the pipe, making it difficult to prevent. However, SERVPRO technicians know that certain conditions are more common in previous pipe failures. Spotting these can help guide you in knowing which copper pipes you might want to replace with brass or other plumbing materials.

A damp area in the floor, away from any visible water source, can signal that the pipe running underneath is spraying water onto the underside of the floor. Horizontal pipes are reported more often as leaking than vertical pipes. 

Areas near elbow joints also tend to rupture more often than in the middle of a length of pipe. The threads of the joints can also allow water to escape.

While cold water affects copper pipes faster than hot water, the opposite occurs with PVC pipes. Over time, PVC can distend and grow larger in diameter, eventually splitting and releasing large quantities of water.

One thing that plays a role in both copper and PVC pipe failure is the amount of pressure. This might come from too great a pressure, or pipes that are too small in diameter. Decreasing the plumbing's water pressure can reduce the likelihood of pipe failure, especially in newly installed plumbing. When a homeowner decides to replace plumbing, choosing the widest diameter offered by the plumbing contractor can protect your home. There are ways that high-pressure areas, such as the shower, can still exist.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region wants to help your family avoid as many disasters as possible. Water damage is one of these. For more tips to prevent a disaster, or for expert assistance after a pipe breaks, call (603) 527-2518.

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Winning Tactics for Water Damage Remediation in Laconia Revealed

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged kitchen ceiling Water damage can cause plenty of stress. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage.

Using Airflow to Dry Out Damaged Laconia Homes

Multiple factors play a role in the effective drying of your Laconia home. While temperature and humidity levels are critical factors for our SERVPRO professionals to control when addressing moisture removal concerns, we also must consider the airflow in the affected space and how it can get manipulated to improve drying times and the ultimate result.

We have a full team of restoration specialists accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in water restoration (WRT) and structural drying (ASD), but these certifications alone do not ensure the removal of water, thus mitigating damage in Laconia homes. Our success in the restoration of water-damaged properties hinges on the use of drying sciences like psychrometry. Between a balance of temperature, humidity, airflow, and time, our professionals can recover the damage that water can do to your home.

Dry air is one of the essential elements of drying any saturated material. In this same way, less damp air spaces around these moist materials can help air movers and other drying elements to be more productive. A constant airflow can allow for nearly continuous removal of moisture from the surface of the material involved. Air movers are the ideal tool for vaporizing trapped moisture and surface dampness. These devices can not only evaporate free water in affected materials but eliminate the boundary layer.

Boundary layers are a space of cold air just above the surface of moist material. This cooler space exists from the evaporation process. Without moving this cold air away from the surface, further drying practices are ineffective. Air movers can displace this layer with warmer, drier air to continue the evaporation process for moisture removal by our positioned dehumidifiers in the house.

Restoration and recovery are areas where our professionals excel because we have the education and ongoing training to be a reputable choice in our region. Whenever you contend with water loss incidents, let our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region team show you how we can make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (603) 527-2518.

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Laconia House Attacked by Mold and Unwanted Water? Why Not Call SERVPRO for Remediation and Restoration

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

emergency sign over hospital entrance For Emergency Water Removal and Mold Remediation Services in Laconia Here Is Why SERVPRO Is the Answer

SERVPRO Has the Requisite Expertise to Mitigate Water Damage in Your Laconia Residence

Frozen, leaking, or broken pipes are all inconveniences that produce headaches for Laconia homeowners. The water damage that frozen pipes cause can be significant because they often allow water to get to the walls and ceilings of a house. Broken pipes can cause gallons of water to flood the bathroom, kitchen, or living room.

When you notice water damage in your Laconia residence, SERVPRO can help you prevent it from worsening. Our technicians have the training, advanced equipment, and expertise to dry your water-ruined home properly. A water intrusion incident can cause severe destruction to the building materials and items in your home if you do not resolve it correctly. Some of the issues you may deal with after water pools in your house include:

Ruined carpeting and upholstery
Water causes the latex backings and fibers of carpeting to weaken, making them more susceptible to wear and tear. In the worst-case scenarios, carpets can delaminate and require replacement.

Fire hazards
Water may short-circuit the power system of your home, creating sparks that might ignite drywall, wood, and fabrics. Electrical shock or worse can result from entering unsafe areas.

Mold infestation
Mold thrives in damp conditions where organic matter to feed on is present. It can cause health issues to the residents of a home along with degrading structural elements.

After a water loss incident, you may not locate and recognize all the damage. It is challenging to know which areas require extra work or replacement. Our team can advise you on how severe the destruction is and how we can remediate it.

We can restore your property to its preloss state. Our priorities are quality, safety, and exceptional customer service. We offer rapid restoration to prevent moisture from seeping in walls, furniture, and appliances. Our team can work on different parts of your home using advanced water extraction equipment.

If mold has started growing in your property, our SERVPRO team can remove it safely. We can choose the proper mold removal method based on the surface the fungi are located. If the affected material is non-porous, such as metal, plastic, or glass, we can clean it. We can then HEPA vacuum the surface if it is dry or damp wipe it with a detergent solution if the mold is growing on a layer of organic debris. If mold is growing on porous materials such as drywall, carpeting, fabrics, or insulation, we can remove and discard them. But, only if we cannot restore these mold-infested materials. Our team can then dry your home effectively using air moving and dehumidifying equipment.

A complete water restoration process considers all the essential details that may remain unnoticed and cause further problems in the future. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for effective water restoration services.

Water in Your Home? SERVPRO Ensures Losses are Minimal in Laconia.

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

Sandbags in foreground with rescue crew wading water with a small raft in street of neighborhood Water in Laconia home gets immediate attention by SERVPRO’s professionals to lessen losses to the structure and contents.

What Laconia Homeowners Need to Mitigate Water Loss Correctly

When water comes into contact with natural materials, it can cause irreversible harm. The primary factors affecting loss are the contamination levels of water, the length in time of exposure to moisture as well as the materials themselves. Permeance is how easily items take on and release water. Natural materials tend to have high permeance, which can be offset by varnishes or other types of finish. Synthetic elements generally suffer less, but items with moving parts, like electrical circuitry, can be very susceptible to malfunction due to water. Secondary losses may include rotting or mold growth, which comes about with long-term exposure to moisture.

The risk of sustaining water loss in your Laconia home is dependent on how quickly, and comprehensively, you respond to a water incident. Removing items to drier areas of the household is a useful mitigation task, but you do run a risk of bringing moisture into dry rooms or raising the relative humidity. By laying down waterproof sheeting and placing wet items on top, you can mitigate spreading moisture. Dehumidifiers can help to keep relative humidity under control. SERVPRO carries all the necessary equipment to perform these tasks on your behalf.

Many homeowners bring in professional restoration services like SERVPRO to ensure that losses are minimal. The relational impact of water on contents and structure needs treatment and specialist equipment to overcome correctly. Knowledge of different items, as well as how best to restore them, is essential to recovering contents. Electric devices need keeping above the dew point to prevent permanent harm. Natural materials need regular testing to bring down moisture content levels without drying them out too much.

Sometimes materials are both contents and structure. Wooden floorboards, for example, are natural materials that have high permeance. Exposure to moisture can wear away varnish allowing the wood underneath to absorb water. When this happens, material changes affect the boards which appear as warping, cupping or buckling. SERVPRO can bring down moisture content to its normal state of 12% using desiccant dehumidifiers. Returning wood to its natural moisture content allows us to sand, refinish, and restore your floorboards.

Rising moisture levels of materials in your home and possessions is tough to restore without expertise. Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

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Why You Need Professional Restoration Services When Floods Damage Your Laconia Home

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water on floor, water damaging belongings Groundwater contains contaminants. Call SERVPRO to safely remove the water and restore your home.

Professional Cleanup of Flood Damage Makes the Difference in Laconia Homes 

There are times it is okay to clean up water damage in your home. However, when there is the possibility that the water has sat longer than 24 hours, ran behind walls or under floors or is groundwater, you need to engage a professional restoration services company.  

Groundwater that causes flood damage to your Laconia home has the potential to be dangerous by containing microbes, chemicals, and sewage. All of which can make you ill if you come into contact with them.  

Prevention of Cross-Contamination

Because of the contaminated nature of floodwater, the technicians take fast action to stop areas of the home from having the possibility of coming into contact with the water in other areas. They may use containment methods around the work area or perform an organized pack out and remove undamaged furnishings out of the home to a secure location until the completion of remediation efforts.  

Fast Extraction of Flood Water

Eliminating the groundwater is the first course of action for SERVPRO technicians. They use portable pumps to remove any standing water that remains on the property.  

Removal of Water Damaged Materials 

During this phase, controlled demolition is standard as it may be necessary to remove water-logged sheetrock that has buckled or warped as it has zero restoration potential. Carpet soaked by groundwater is a hazard and requires removal. Specialized attachments assist in water removal from carpeting before cutting it into strips for easier handling and safe disposal. 

Returning the Home to Sanitary Conditions

After drying the property, SERVPRO technicians begin the process of disinfecting the home, so it is safe for habitation and ready for any needed reconstruction. The technicians have access to several professional quality antimicrobial and antibacterial solutions. These products surfaces left clean, including their own proprietary Orange and Green cleaners. Proactive mold treatments also occur during this phase to inhibit spore germination and growth. 

 Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 whenever you have flood damage in your property that requires fast action. Whether it is one room or the entire house, we are local, and We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.  

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Pre-cleaning and Emergency Mitigation for Fire damage in your Laconia Property

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire blazing out of windows in a building. Fire damage in your Laconia building? No worries, SERVPRO will have you back to a normal business day in no time.

SERVPRO will be there for your Laconia fire damage, give us a call.

Restoration services can provide vital assistance in an emergency property fire. Our role is to provide security both the damaged structure and make it safe for humans to enter. On-call technicians have three main objectives when entering your home. To mitigate against additional damage to the property, to create a safe working environment, and to prepare the site for restoration. By completing these three objectives, we can lower the expense of your claim, mitigate loss, and reduce the amount of disruption to your everyday life. 

Our technicians are on-hand to restore fire damage in your Laconia home and return it to its preloss condition. As a homeowner, you may feel motivated to assist in the cleanup operation, and you can do so by covering furniture to prevent further soot damage, limiting the spread of soots, or emptying the refrigerator contents if the main power supply is shut off. If your heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system is active during the fire, you may also want to cover air registers with a cloth and replace the furnace filter. 

Once a SERVPRO technician arrives on-site, they can begin performing primarily inspection of the building. This inspection covers both losses as well as safety concerns. If there is structural damage, we can board up doors or windows to prevent unlawful entry and connect an emergency power supply. Sometimes preliminary drying can be useful in reducing losses associated with water damage, which, if left alone, can deteriorate quickly. Pre-cleaning carpets, acidic soot residues, and furniture can help to remove set soots and reduce the turnaround time of restoration. 

By conducting mitigation tasks as soon as possible, SERVPRO can significantly reduce the risk of permanent damage. In carpeted properties, for example, falling soots can set into the fabric, causing heavy soiling. We can restore these structural components by applying a pre-cleaning shampoo and scrubbing soiling to loosen set debris. Using a Roto machine, SERVPRO technicians can further loosen soot before vacuuming the affected area, applying a rinse solution, and drying the carpet using air moving equipment.

Emergency mitigation can frequently reduce the expense of your claim, contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

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We Can Save Flood Damaged Carpeting In Belmont

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

wet carpeting after storm Let our qualified SERVPRO of the Lakes Region team help you however you need.

In-Place Drying of Flooded Carpeting in Your Belmont Showroom

Your Belmont mattress store must keep up a polished appearance to show your potential customers that they are making a wise decision with your business for their bedding. Because of how vital it is to stay open after the holidays for those looking to upgrade their bedrooms following Christmas and even into the early spring, the expected severe weather events and potential flooding could threaten your availability to your customers and their needs.

As with all water loss incidents, the faster that you address flood damage in your Belmont store, the less time consuming and costly that recovery ends up being. With carpeting stretching from wall to wall in your sprawling showroom, how you approach the drying and restoration of affected carpeting can determine how long restoration ultimately takes. In-place drying techniques can be advantageous to business owners looking to get back to normal operations as promptly as possible when floodwater has no potential contamination risks.

In-place drying of carpets can only work if the pad beneath the carpet has not remained directly exposed to water damages for more than three days. If 72 hours have passed and moisture persists, then it is best to remove the padding under the carpet at a minimum. If the padding must get removed, an inspection of the subflooring material must also occur – any warping or bowing of these joists or supports can indicate more work that is required. In many situations, in-place drying can save your business money, despite the time spent moving bed frames with mattresses to unaffected areas of your showroom.

Floating carpet can be another method of drying out both the carpet and the lightly saturated padding. We can detach corners of the carpet to vent the air mover blasting to prevent the stretching of your carpet. When moisture indicators and detection devices relay that the material is dry, we can reinstall the detached portions of carpet, and focus on any final cleaning tasks that must occur to make this loss incident “Like it never even happened.”

No matter how severe flood loss incidents can initially seem, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Let our qualified SERVPRO of the Lakes Region team help you however you need. Call us today at (603) 527-2518.

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Our Fast Response Can Save Your Water Damaged Home in Laconia

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage in a home Contact us anytime at (603) 527-2518 for prompt restoration services.

Get Quick Restoration for Ceiling Water Damage in Laconia

When you see a stain on your ceiling, you may think it is just a cosmetic issue, but it could be a sign of water damage. Other signs of damage include water dripping from the ceiling, buckling plaster, or sagging drywall. When a ceiling shows signs of water intrusion, you should check your plumbing system or the roofing system. Remember that much more water could be at play than you can see and you should, therefore, act quickly.

You need to determine what's causing the leak, fix it, and then mitigate the ceiling water damage in your Laconia residence. Water-damaged drywall can collapse while ceiling panels can fall. Accidents are a real possibility when repairing water-damaged ceilings. You may also not have the appropriate to fix the ceiling yourself. Therefore, contact SERVPRO franchise professionals to complete the restoration work. Some common causes of water intrusion in ceilings include:

• Old and damaged caulk
• A leaking toilet, bathtub or sink
• Frozen pipes
• Broken pipes
• Roof leaks
• Clogged gutters
• Leaking appliances

Our technicians can help you in locating the source of the leak by following it to the source. Water that flows through a ceiling, wall, and floor materials has also passed through a ceiling, wall, and floor assembly. Our crew can consider, inspect, and document all the materials that might be wet. Thinking and looking beyond finished building materials allows for a thorough inspection.

After identifying the damp areas, our crew can fix the leak and dry the ceiling thoroughly to eliminate moisture. Moisture detection equipment like moisture meters enables us to measure the moisture content inside the plaster or drywall ceilings. With the data from these devices, we can determine if the damage is superficial and relatively easy to fix or if the drywall or plaster ceiling is too saturated and requires replacement.

If necessary, our SERVPRO crew can open up the affected assemblies to dry the affected areas properly. If your home has ceiling tiles, removing and replacing them can be more cost-effective than drying. It is also advisable to replace the tiles if they are stained and bowed. After the drying process, our crew can paint the stained areas to match the rest of the ceiling, making the damage seem, “Like it never even happened.”

When you have a water-damaged ceiling in your Belmont, Franklin, or Tilton home, SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is ready to help. Contact us anytime at (603) 527-2518 for prompt restoration services.

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Why Heat Management Is Vital During The Water Damage Restoration Process In Belmont

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

office suffering from water damage “Like it never even happened.”

How Heat Management Helps During Commercial Water Removal Situations in Belmont Offices

Different resources are crucial for efficient water removal. Lift capacity is the principal resource without which, removal of standing water can be a tall order. Once liquid water is exhausted, lift capacity is not very useful in eliminating the moisture left in materials or contents. In an office setting, you might have wet carpets, drywall, ceiling panels, and even document. Various processes can help deal with moisture during commercial water removal, but regulation of heat plays a crucial role.

It is common to use heat generally for drying, but during commercial water removal situations in Belmont offices, temperature regulation can address various specific issues such as;

    •    Preventing Rusting in Electronics
    •    Breaking Chemical Water Bonds in Wood
    •    Increasing the Volume of Moisture Air Can Hold

Most of the electronics in the office can be affected if the water spill touches them directly or by the high levels of humidity in the air. Exposure to moisture mostly leads to rusting in the internal components. Drying the items quickly can help save them. By regulating heat, our SERVPRO technicians also ensure that the appliances do not cool down to the dew point, which helps prevent rusting.

Wooden items are traditional in office environments, and since wood absorbs and holds water, there is a need to ensure it dries thoroughly. The absorbed water can exist as free water or bound water within the cells of the wood. Bound water does not evaporate easily, complicating the process of saving wooden items such as furniture or even floor materials. Temperature regulation is the key to breaking such chemical bonds. Our SERVPRO technicians heat the materials to vaporize the bound water. Vapor pressure then moves the moisture from wetter sections of the material to drier areas until it escapes to the surface.

Supplying sufficient heat to achieve different goals can be difficult. Our SERVPRO crews use different equipment to ensure we have the heat where we need it. We can use portable electric heaters, which are perfect when we need to heat limited areas. We also have indirect fired furnaces, which can heat the entire building.

Proper heat management is essential when completing water removal. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 to help manage the process, eliminating traces of the incident, “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Mold Damage Technicians Can Restore Your Belmont Property

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Mold and moisture buildup on wall of a house Give our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region team a call anytime at (603) 527-2518.

Is Mold Always a Total Loss Situation for Belmont Properties?

Mold can be a highly damaging situation that threatens not only Belmont homes but also the occupants of the residence as well. Choosing the right professionals to remediate this situation is vital to protecting as much of your property as possible and preventing circumstances where extensive tear-out and reconstruction is more cost-effective than restoration. Mold damage does not always need to be a total loss for your home, and that begins with securing the right qualified technicians at the first sign of trouble.
One of the unfortunate aspects of mold damage in Belmont homes is that many property owners do not recognize a problem until it has taken root. To combat mold growth at this point is to hit these growing colonies with the full measure of our remediation techniques, products, and personnel. Our SERVPRO professionals have vast experience in restoring damaged elements and remediating mold colonization throughout The Lakes Region, and it begins with our training and education through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) We have specialists trained in mold remediation, water restoration, and applied structural drying to address all stages of mold loss.
Reducing the damage that mold colonization can do in your home hinges on how quickly homeowners react to the developing situation in their house. By contacting our SERVPRO team quickly, we can mobilize our personnel and cutting-edge equipment to begin mitigation and remediation work as soon as our team arrives. We have the personal protective equipment that can keep our team safe, as well as air filtration tools to minimize the spread and severity of mold migration.
As a trusted name for restoration and recovery in the area, we stake our reputation on showing that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. No customer should wait for the vital remediation efforts their home needs, and occupants of the house become exposed to potential health effects by being around active colonization.
We know how crucial addressing mold growth in your home is, and that is why you can count on our fast response and state-of-the-art equipment to manage the situation. Give our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region team a call anytime at (603) 527-2518.

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Why Professional Restoration Services Are Needed When Floods Damage Laconia Homes

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water on floor, water damaging belongings Groundwater contains contaminants. Call SERVPRO to safely remove the water and restore your home.

Professional Cleanup of Flood Damage Makes the Difference in Laconia Homes

There are times it is okay to clean up water damage in your home. However, when there is the possibility that the water has sat longer than 24 hours, ran behind walls or under floors or is groundwater, you need to engage a professional restoration services company.  

Groundwater that causes flood damage to your Laconia home has the potential to be dangerous by containing microbes, chemicals, and sewage. All of which can make you ill if you come into contact with them.  

Prevention of Cross-Contamination

Because of the contaminated nature of floodwater, the technicians take fast action to stop areas of the home from having the possibility of coming into contact with the water in other areas. They may use containment methods around the work area or perform an organized pack out and remove undamaged furnishings out of the home to a secure location until the completion of remediation efforts.  

Fast Extraction of Flood Water

Eliminating the groundwater is the first course of action for SERVPRO technicians. They use portable pumps to remove any standing water that remains on the property.  

Removal of Water Damaged Materials 

During this phase, controlled demolition is standard as it may be necessary to remove water-logged sheetrock that has buckled or warped as it has zero restoration potential. Carpet soaked by groundwater is a hazard and requires removal. Specialized attachments assist in water removal from carpeting before cutting it into strips for easier handling and safe disposal. 

Returning the Home to Sanitary Conditions

After drying the property, SERVPRO technicians begin the process of disinfecting the home, so it is safe for habitation and ready for any needed reconstruction. The technicians have access to several professional quality antimicrobial and antibacterial solutions. These products surfaces left clean, including their own proprietary Orange and Green cleaners. Proactive mold treatments also occur during this phase to inhibit spore germination and growth.  

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 whenever you have flood damage in your property that requires fast action. Whether it is one room or the entire house, we are local, and We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.  

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The Problems You Have to Address after Fire Damage in Your Laconia Home

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire blazing in a dark shadow of a home. A fire damage in your Laconia home is hard enough, without having to tackle the aftermath. Let us help!

SERVPRO knows how bad your home fire in Newark will affect you. 

A fire incident is one of the most destructive mishaps that can affect your Laconia home. Fire incidents vary greatly depending on the source, intensity, and the duration of the combustion process. Therefore, you can expect a wide range of damages whenever such an incident affects your property.  In most cases, you need help from a professional like SERVPRO to clean and rebuild your home, addressing all types of damages.

Mountain of Debris

Piles of debris are a common outcome of fire damage incidents in affected Laconia homes. As the flames consume different materials, the combustion process is rarely complete, so the fire only damages some materials partially. Apart from the flames, firefighting agents such as water also soak into materials causing irreparable damages. Ceiling and wall panel remnants are likely to produce a significant percentage of the debris. Our SERVPRO teams remove ruined materials still attached to frames before embarking on a thorough cleanup process.

Non-functional Utilities

You probably pay little attention to how the power reaches a wall outlet or the air coming out of a vent. When fires are intense enough, they reach the cavities in walls and ceilings where utility lines such as plumbing, power cables, and ducts pass, consuming or damaging them.  Apart from the failure to function, some utility lines might also pose dangers. For example, damages power lines can cause electric shocks. Our SERVPRO technicians turn off main supply lines and remove all the spoiled lines.

Soot Everywhere

As fires burn, smoke movements are almost indiscriminate since they follow convection currents and even closed doors or other similar barriers do not stop the smoke movement. It is therefore common to get soot deposits almost everywhere in the house including on wall surfaces, closets and many other places. Soot bonds with surfaces, so removal requires a combination of both wet and dry cleaning methods. Soot also alters materials through corrosion or staining, so it is essential to respond fast to avoid permanent damage.

Recovering from a fire incident in Belmont, Franklin or Tilton involves tedious work. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Water Removal Franklin–Basement Plumbing Leaks

9/15/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Water Removal Strategies Will Save Your Hardwood Floors In Franklin

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

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

Professional Water Removal Strategies Save Hardwood Floors In Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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When Disaster Strikes Laconia – Here Is Restoration You Can Trust

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

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

For All Types of Disasters, SERVPRO is Here to Help

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

Storm Damage

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

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

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

Water Damage

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

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

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

Mold Remediation

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

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

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

Fire Damage

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

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

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

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

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Tips for Success with Fire Damage Remediation in Laconia

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

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

Filing a Damage Claim After Fire Loss in Laconia

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

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

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

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

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

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SERVPRO is the Prescription for Water Damage Remediation in Your Franklin Clinic

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is just what the doctor ordered to remediate water damage quickly in your clinic.

Get Prompt Commercial Water Removal for Your Franklin Medical Office

Medical offices are crucial parts of any community because they assist patients to get well or remain in the healthiest condition possible through routine checkups. When a water loss incident strikes a healthcare facility, it is vital to maintain patient safety and care. Water can ruin medical equipment, records, and x-ray film, among other items. Protection of medications, equipment, chemicals, and elimination of potential hazards is a priority.

Restoring your medical office to full function after water damage is a complicated task that calls for the services of water damage restoration experts. If you need of commercial water removal for your Franklin medical office, SERVPRO franchise professionals can help you get the facility to its preloss state. We have the training, certifications, and experience required to deal with the water intrusion quickly and effectively.

Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) have proper training to handle regulated medical waste while complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA). If water has damaged medical records completely, we can dispose of them appropriately to protect sensitive patient data and comply with HIPPA regulations.

Many sick patients visit a medical office every day, and it can, therefore, harbor viral pathogens and harmful bacteria colonies. If your medical office is in an older building, it may be subject to moisture build-up. The resulting mold infestation can affect your personnel and patients negatively. Our technicians can help you to eliminate these threats by getting rid of the water and moisture. Our water removal process varies with each situation, but we usually take several steps to restore the affected areas. One step is inspecting the areas to figure out the best way to deal with the issue. Our SERVPRO crews can take thorough documentation of the affected structures and items so that your insurance claims process can be hassle-free. We can also assist you in filling out and submit the required documentation to your insurance provider. The next step is to extract any standing water using pumps or wet/dry vacuums. We move wet items like furniture and office equipment to a dry, safe area.

Our technicians use sophisticated moisture detection equipment like infrared cameras and moisture meters to test the moisture level and check for microbial organisms. Microbes are usually present in any water damage category and can cause one water damage category to deteriorate into a more contaminated category. We can use antimicrobial products to disinfect the affected areas. Drying a building and its contents thoroughly is critical because microbes amplify with time. Our technicians can use state-of-the-art drying and dehumidification equipment to dry your medical office. We can restore your facility efficiently while being mindful of the legal, safety, and health concerns.

If a water loss incident has happened in your medical office in Laconia, Belton or Tilton, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for prompt water removal services. We can act quickly and effectively to make the incident seem “Like it never even happened.”

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Faster Response Helps Limit Flood Damage in Laconia

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

When rainwater invades your home, count on SERVPRO.

Limit Flood damage with the help of SERVPRO

Even a simple flooding incident can have a significant impact on your home. One way to minimize the effects of flooding is starting mitigation efforts early. Even though flooding may fill a house with water in a few minutes, some aspects of the resulting damage take time to develop. For example, mold takes 24 to 48 hours to start developing. Staining and rust may happen faster, but not within minutes. Part of our professional flood mitigation strategy is a faster response when called to help affected Laconia homeowners. 

Some steps carried out early enough can prevent some aspects of flood damage in Laconia. If the flooding is caused by water from clean sources such as rainwater leaking into the house, it is possible to save contents such as carpets and upholstery, unlike cases involving contaminated groundwater. However, failure to react fast enough can lead to permanent damages such as stains from furniture items and colored fabrics such as area rugs resting close by. Our SERVPRO technicians help save your contents from damage through staining by moving any items that may cause stains. 

Fast response is not a perfect solution for every aspect of flood damage. However, it is possible to reverse some of the adverse effects before they cause permanent damage. For example, our SERVPRO technicians work on any stains found on upholstery or carpets while the items are still wet because removal is easier at such a stage. Also, water extraction and drying help reverse swelling or other related problems affecting wooden materials. 

Microbial growth poses a serious threat after a flooding incident. Microbes develop when water is left to sit over extended periods. Most flooding incidents also involve groundwater, which has various contaminants, including biohazards such as raw sewage, which increase the risk further. Sanitizing the affected areas is essential for the safety of the occupants. Our SERVPRO technicians use professional cleaning agents with antimicrobial properties to stop or limit the growth of microorganisms. 

A faster response makes a huge difference after a flooding incident in Belmont, Franklin, or Tilton. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 to assist. 

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If Your Belmont Hotel Has A Mold Infestation Our Crew Can Help!

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

At the first sign of commercial mold damage contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region!

How SERVPRO Turns Around Commercial Mold Damage In A Belmont Hotel

Commercial mold damage can harm a business on several levels, especially the hotel industry, where guests have the assumed assurance of comfort and cleanliness as part of the package. There are possible health effects from mold exposure, and often a foul odor accompanies the growth of mold colonies, which makes it unpleasant for both employees and guests. Plus, the loss of revenue due to closure during remediation can be stressful for property owners.

When SERVPRO works on a hotel in Belmont with commercial mold damage in a guest room, our main goal is to cause as little disruption as possible and get the hotel reopened quickly. It's crucial to identify the cause of colony growth. We look for slow leaks in pipes, poor ventilation, roof or other structural leaks to name a few of the most common reasons.

Once SERVPRO technicians identify the cause, we recommend to the hotel manager or property owner the proper repairs needed to stop this situation from reoccurring in the future after the completion of our remediation efforts. We have stop measures in place to inhibit growth such as our antimicrobial solution and antimicrobial sealer, but repairs to fix the cause of excessive moisture are vital. Our technicians are certified Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist (AMRS), and they possess the knowledge to reduce the effects of mold to near zero.

One of the first actions our technicians do is containment. This setup is designed to halt the spread of spores and consists of an airlock barrier zipper chamber which works to seal off the area from the rest of the hotel. The furnishings in the room are wrapped, pre-cleaned, and cataloged for storage in an on-site pod and returned to their places in the room after we complete remediation.
Then, SERVPRO techs scope the property to ensure we identify the location of all mold colonies and contain the areas around them. It is a commonplace to utilize the services of an Industrial Hygienist to test the air quality and visually identifiable colonies for the presence and type of mold.

Because mold spores range anywhere from 3-100 microns in size, a negative air fan scrubber with HEPA filtration and negative air exhaust fans within the space assist with the capture of airborne spores during remediation of the room. SERVPRO technicians perform abatement on dried colonies by hand-cleaning or in stubborn cases, soda blasting to remove all traces so the hotel can reopen the room for guests safely without any reminders of the mold problem.

At the first sign of commercial mold damage contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518, and we can remediate existing mold and inhibit the conditions that caused it, so it is “Like it never even happened.”

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How Professionals Remove Water Damage From Your Franklin Home

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Broken pipes are a common cause of water damage. Inspect your plumbing often to spot and repair any weaknesses before damage occurs.

Professional Water Removal Operations in Franklin

Despite having the Merrimack River in town, Franklin residents generally see more water damage from failed appliances and plumbing. Fortunately, while flooding from outside the home contains many types of contaminants, the internal water from a dishwasher or cracked inlet pipe is considered clean and easier to deal with by a professional restoration company. 

Franklin home water removal requires the latest in equipment to accomplish the task swiftly and without causing further damage to the residence and any property inside. SERVPRO technicians train to and beyond industry standards to support residents in restoring their homes. 

Most internal water intrusions drop smaller amounts of water than outside flooding. That means, in most cases, technicians begin operations with extraction devices. Smaller than most pumps, these devices are adjustable by the operators and come in a variety of sizes tailored for the needed task. 

For large homes that have much water, but still barely higher than a carpet, SERVPRO personnel can utilize truck mounted extractors. These devices have a collections tank and a generator- or truck-driven vacuum that is excellent for large floor areas to draw water out of carpets and off wood or concrete floors. 

If a home has a very thick carpet, technicians can also use an extractor they can ride on. This device is powered by the residential electrical outlets, or with an outside generator from our equipment inventory. The water collected goes into an external tank on the truck or directly into a sewer access point if one is available. 

For smaller homes and in tight areas like closets, personnel have two smaller devices. The first is a more powerful version of a water vacuum similar to what is available at major retailers. The second is a wearable version that a technician can take anywhere. Both have internal collection tanks and are powered by plugging into the home’s outlets, or into a generator from our equipment inventory placed outside the home. 

For SERVPRO of The Lakes Region, supporting our community and surrounding areas like Laconia, Belmont, Tilton means helping neighbors, and not just customers, to return to their homes as quickly as possible and in a safe, dry environment. To learn more about what we do for your home, call us at (603) 527-2518 today.

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Fast Action Is Required After A Fire Causes Damage To Your Laconia Home

6/29/2019 (Permalink)

You can reach our crew at (603) 527-2518 any time.

Fire Damage Restoration Services Can Return Your Laconia Home To Its Normal Condition Quickly

Fires are destructive disasters, and the days following such an incident can be difficult to endure. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) reports that electrical faults cause about 51,000 fires annually. Even small appliances like toasters and blenders can be the culprit behind fires because of frayed or faulty cords.

The most crucial thing to do when a fire starts is to ensure that everyone in your home escapes safely, but after the fire is extinguished, you are left with a damaged home and possessions. The fire damage restoration process in your Laconia home should begin immediately to prevent additional destruction to your home and its contents. SERVPRO franchise professionals can assist you to clean, repair, and restore your home after a fire.

When we get to fire-damaged homes, we first assess the destruction and determine the steps required to restore it to its normal condition. We can present these steps to you along with an estimate of the restoration process. The common steps we take include removing smoke residues, extracting any water present because of firefighting efforts, removing stains, and eliminating odors.

We can assess the damaged items to determine which ones can be restored to their original state. We have a restore first mentality, meaning we do our best to save most of your belongings. We can use different cleaning methods based on what’s appropriate for your possessions and property.

Our SERVPRO crews categorize materials as washable or non-washable. We can apply water-based cleaning products to washable materials. Non-washable materials cannot be wet cleaned, so we use dry cleaning methods to remove the residues. Fire may also cause lingering odors in your home. Our crews can use thermal foggers to neutralize the odor-causing particles.

At times, fires ruin the structure of a home by creating openings. In such cases, it is necessary to secure the openings to keep the home secure from intruders like thieves and looters. We can provide you with security board up services, which involve using sturdy and durable materials to safeguard your home from both intruders and the elements of weather.

When a fire has damaged your home, you can contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for restoration services. You can reach our crew at (603) 527-2518 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Specialists Will Assess, Remediate, And Restore Your Laconia Home After A Water Damage Incident

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

For advanced assessment and prevention of property damages, contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

Remediating High Moisture Content After Water Damage In Laconia

Excess quantities of water in the home can gradually weaken the structure, structural components as well as damaging possessions. Many of the jobs we do assessing and remediating mold are the result of a water issue occurring several weeks or months prior. One of the vital aspects of restoration is the ability to spot potential adverse outcomes and use preventative methods to control as many of them as possible.

We provide local technicians to assess, remediate, and restore your property from water damage in Laconia and the surrounding area. During the assessment phase, a SERVPRO technician can start from the source of damage and work their way outwards to discover where water has migrated. We can remove furnishings and check underneath structural components like fittings during a visual inspection or use moisture sensors to probe soft fabrics like carpets.

Sometimes, water may start in one room of the house and migrate into other areas through structural cavities like wall spaces, ceilings, or subfloor. SERVPRO use thermal imaging cameras to inspect water saturation in the structure of your home. We can also use meters to assess an accurate measure of moisture content inside materials. By taking measurements from different areas of the home, your technician can tailor remediation to your exact situation as well as place barriers in areas that require special attention.

Since water naturally migrates from wet to dry, it can end up pooling inside cavities which in turn can cause significant, or even permanent, damages over time. SERVPRO has structural cavity drying equipment that can help to guard against mold or structural weakening. These equipment are focused on ventilating cavities uses a combination of increasing surface temperatures and lowering air pressure, which encourages evaporation.

Most cavity drying equipment requires access to the cavity itself. We can drill small holes underneath skirting or at the bottom of fittings which can later be filled in. Injectidry systems, for example, can be placed along the bottom of a wall to dry the cavity thoroughly. In situations where creating access points is impossible without causing significant damages, like in tiled flooring, SERVPRO can use drying mats to wick moisture out of a saturated material.

For advanced assessment and prevention of property damages, contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

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Your Franklin Home Can Be Saved After A Flood

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Dial (603) 527-2518 as soon as you can after the flood so we can help avoid additional damage being done to your property.

Flood Damage Restoration For Your Franklin Home

Floods can be destructive and unpredictable and can happen in regions that don’t always see much rain. Apart from the physical damage to your home in Franklin, experiencing a flood can be a very emotional time. If you have not prepared yourself and your family for a flood, recovering from one can also be costly, stressful, and slow going.

A few hours spent preparing your Franklin property before a flood, making an emergency kit, and drawing up a flood plan can assist you in dealing with the after-effects of the flood. Either way, cleaning up flood damage requires help from the professionals. SERVPRO, an experienced remediation company, is always here to assist you. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. We understand that after a disaster like this, time is also of the essence.

Knowing the flood risks in your area is the first step to being ready. You can check with your local council about records or flood plans that detail the problem areas. You can also speak to authorities about relocation routes and centers. If your area is prone to flooding, think about alternatives to carpeting in your home, and prepare an emergency flood kit with necessary documents and any needed medications.

Floodwaters are known as Category 3 or black water. Floods cause severe damage to your contents and your structure. Floodwaters carry debris and silt of all kinds, so SERVPRO techs have to be very careful when restoring your property and we need to remove this debris. The water can also contain sewage and chemical contaminants. Carpeting and other porous materials have to be replaced when they are contaminated with black water.

To prepare for a flood, you should also make a household flood plan and keep a visible list of emergency numbers posted. Check your insurance policy as well to see if you are covered for flood damage. When a flood is imminent, you can take precautions if you have time such as securing hazardous items, rolling up rugs, and moving furniture, valuables and electrical items to a higher level. If you need to relocate, take any pets with you or move them to a safer place.

After flooding in your home in Tilton, Gilford, or Laconia, SERVPRO of The Lakes Region can come to your home to help dry it out, so you have a safe living space again. Dial (603) 527-2518 as soon as you can after the flood so we can help avoid additional damage being done to your property.

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Our Water Damage Experts Can Dry Out Your Laconia Café

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region rapid response team is available 24/7 by calling (603) 527-2518.

Drying Out Carpets In Your Water Damaged Laconia Café

Business owners must always consider every investment that they make for their Laconia establishment and whether or not they make the right decisions to further profits. When disasters strike, even situations like water loss incidents, these same investments can come into question. Understanding the spread of the damage and how it can affect materials and installed components of your café can make a dramatic difference in how quickly these situations get addressed. Even flooring options like carpeting can become a magnet for saturation and widespread damages without the appropriate intervention and guidance from our Certified Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying Technicians.

While carpets are a popular choice for flooring in cafes and other entertainment venues, they can also become the source and worst of the water damages that your Laconia property faces. Oversaturation can be a swift and detrimental situation, but our SERVPRO professionals can help. With our sophisticated equipment and expertise in water recovery, we can address water loss incidents efficiently, often avoiding unnecessary tear out and reconstruction.

Extraction is a key component to recovering carpeting in your café, especially in the heavily trafficked areas around tables and furniture where the carpeting might already have become soiled. We can address saturation concerns by implementing specialty equipment like our weighted extractors. These remote-controlled devices have high-powered vacuums attached to them, so as moisture gets brought to the surface, the machine can discharge it efficiently.

In many situations, protecting your carpets is no more than a matter of getting these materials dry. The longer the moisture and dampness persist, the more likely it becomes that you contend with mildew or mold. We have advanced drying techniques and equipment to address moisture concerns into the subflooring of materials. We can also take this time to properly clean and deodorize these carpets to prepare them for the final walkthrough to come.

We know how crucial it is to protect even the carpeted areas of your business from the damaging effects of a water loss incident. Our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region rapid response team is available 24/7 by calling (603) 527-2518.

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We Respond Quickly To Your Laconia Home Fire Damage Emergency

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

After a fire we available 24/7 to take care of your restoration needs. Call us as soon as the fire is put out so we can get started.

Restore Your Laconia Home After Fire Damage By Hiring Fire Restoration Experts

Candles are one of the leading causes of fires in homes according to the National Fire Protection Association. Most of these incidents occur when a person leaves a lit candle unattended. The flammable materials near the candle can catch fire easily, which can lead to fire damage to a home. 

To deal with fire damage in your Laconia home, you can enlist the services of the IICRC certified technicians at SERVPRO. Our technicians can respond quickly to your call and begin the restoration process shortly after inspecting the affected area. We know that a response that stabilizes a home quickly ensures recovery of much property. The smoke and soot damage that often occurs after firefighters extinguish a fire with water or dry chemicals speeds up the corrosion and deterioration of a building and its contents.

Our fire damage restoration process includes offering smoke damage cleanup, mitigating damage, and water damage restoration. We also test the contents in a structure for recovery based on several factors like loss of use, the effect of heat and smoke, loss of value, replacement versus restoration cost, sentimental value and decreased life expectancy.

Our SERVPRO technicians use several types of advanced cleaning and restoration equipment, including air scrubbers and commercial ozone machines, to enhance air quality after a fire. We can also use our Esporta wash system to sanitize clothes and other textiles after fire damage. This system is safe for sanitizing items like clothes, shoes, leather, and stuffed animals.

We can also assist you with your claims. It is stressful to work with insurance companies while recovering from fire damage. Our technicians can work with your insurer to settle claims quickly. We can ease your anxiety during the recovery process by providing you with our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). This involves taking an inventory of the contents in every room so you can have a precise and detailed list of all your possessions. Our technicians categorize the contents as questionable, salvageable or non-salvageable to simplify the contents settlement process.

When a fire has damaged your home and its contents, SERVPRO of The Lakes Region can assist you with the restoration efforts. We can make your fire damage incident look “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (603) 527-2518 for prompt restoration.

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SERVPRO Says to Franklin Property Owners--Secure Professional Help for Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Franklin Homeowners Know When It Is TIme to Call SERVPRO for Storm Water Removal and Drying

Flood Damage Cleanup and Tips for Your Franklin Home

Spring rains can bring the danger of flooding to New Hampshire. Floodwaters pose dangers to people inside their homes and out. Knowing some of the significant dangers ahead of time can help you keep yourself and your family safe when flooding is imminent in your area.
Once the storms have subsided, and your Franklin home is underwater (or just drenched from the groundwater), you need the help of a professional remediation company to clean up the flood damage. SERVPRO staff have all the necessary tools and training to get the job done quickly and efficiently while keeping everyone safe.
Floodwaters can be dangerous both during and after the flooding. Keep an eye on media outlets to keep updated on the situation in your area. Having a battery-operated radio is a great way to do this, especially if the power goes out. If your home is at risk for flooding, you might need to shut off your water and power ahead of time. You can check with authorities or utilities for additional guidance and information.
Since storm-damaged structures can pose hazards, SERVPRO technicians proceed with caution when we arrive at your home after flooding. Long-term exposure to water can weaken building materials such as drywall and flooring. We keep you and your family out until we can be sure it is safe.
If water has entered from above from a breach in the roof or broken windows on another level, we check for any trapped water in ceiling cavities. The drywall becomes softened when wet, and the ceilings could fall in. Weep holes are drilled carefully into the ceiling to free any trapped water. We are also careful to watch out for any broken glass, exposed nails, splinters or any additional objects which are sharp and could be found in the water in a damaged building. Standing water does cause slip and fall accidents.
After a flood, you should also never use any electrical appliances in your home which have been in the floodwaters. Do not eat any food that has come into contact with the waters, either.
At SERVPRO of The Lakes Region, safety is our first concern once your home in Tilton, Gilford, or Laconia has become flooded. Reach out to us once the storms have subsided by dialing (603) 527-2518 so we can make your home dry and safe again.

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Is Mold Taking Over Your Franklin Dry Cleaning Business?

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Mold frequents warm, humid environments. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold.

Tackling the Challenge of Commercial Mold Damage in Franklin Dry Cleaning Facilities

Mold develops fast when there is excess moisture on surfaces or higher than normal levels of humidity. Mold colonies can develop on building materials, furniture and even fabrics, which is a significant problem in a dry cleaning facility because such infestation can lead to patches on surfaces and a musty smell. It is hard to convince people that your facility can clean their items if such conditions prevail.  

Mold colonies tend to develop in areas out of sight, so by the time you realize there is mold damage in you Franklin dry cleaning facility, the problem could be severe. Learning to spot initial signs such as the presence of a musty smell and spots on surfaces can help you take abatement measures early. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you check for wet areas in concealed spaces using FLIR thermal cameras. We can also help establish whether relative humidity levels are higher than usual using thermo-hygrometers.  

In many cases, mold damage is confined in a section of the property unless an extreme event such as flooding causes it. Identifying affected and unaffected areas can help structure the remediation process to focus only on damaged areas. Keeping the business running or minimizing the downtime is crucial to avoid disappointing your clients. Our SERVPRO technicians create exclusion zones and clean rooms to prevent cross-contamination during remediation. Such measures also help the facility to keep serving customers.

Dealing with mold requires a combination of steps such as removing excess moisture, cleaning up debris and killing spores to prevent immediate recurrence. Our SERVPRO technicians identify the moisture source in your facility and then use drying equipment such as LGR dehumidifiers and air movers to dry it. We also use professional cleaning agents with anti-microbial properties to help kill spores.  

In case of mold infestation in your Laconia, Belmont or Tilton dry cleaning facility, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region to help with proper abatement. You can reach us at (603) 527-2518 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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The Real Truth About Fire Damage and the HVAC System in Your Belmont Home

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage can affect many parts of your home. Contact our certified professionals and allow our expertise to work for your particular situation.

HVAC Concerns in Your Fire-Damaged Belmont Home

With so many homeowners constantly running their HVAC system in some regard between heating and cooling their Belmont property, the effects of a disaster like a fire can gain access to many areas of your home. While many fires can often stay relatively contained to specific areas of your property, the movement of air through the ductwork of your home can allow soot, smoke residues, and even harsh odors to gain access to every room with access to this system. Not only does this mean more work for the restoration specialists that arrive to help, but it also can indicate the ducts themselves have suffered the effects of the fire as well.

While many effects can result from fire damages in your Belmont home, addressing these concerns is rarely something that a homeowner has the expertise to handle on their own. Our SERVPRO rapid response team is available 24/7 with the industry-leading mitigation equipment and IICRC-certifications as Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians to help you through every phase of recovery.

From the time that we first arrive, we must assess the full scope of the damage to the property. During this inspection, we can use sophisticated equipment to see the complete ductile network in your home and the effects of the fire throughout these shafts and corridors. With cleaning specialists with certifications in HVAC service and cleaning, we can begin to address these concerns quickly.

We have high-powered vacuums, drill-powered hard bristle brushes, and other advanced tools to break sediment and residues loose from the walls of the ducts to get fully removed. We can also work to address the widespread effects that the HVAC system has allowed to spread throughout the house such as soot, smoke particulates, and odors.

Fire recovery has multiple steps, but our comprehensive restoration that we offer our customers can handle every stage without delays. To make fire damage “Like it never even happened.” in your home, give our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region rapid response team a call 24/7 at (603) 527-2518.

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SERVPRO Provides Water Loss Cleanup and Restoration to Portsmouth Properties

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

Moisture Cannot Hide from a SERVPRO Thermal Imaging Camera in a Portsmouth Property.

Portsmouth Water Damage Effects

If you have suffered water damage to your property, you know how important deodorization can be. Water, even after removal, can leave behind foul or sour odors. Many homeowners think that simply mopping up a spill, with no water visible, is the end of the story. Finished? Not always the case.
If your residential property in Portsmouth has been affected by water damage from a busted pipe or a broken appliance, our team can extract the water, dry out all wet zones, disinfect and deodorize so that you and your family can get on with your routines. You can rely on our professional staff to handle the situation professionally and respectfully because we understand that each incident is unique and we aim to leave you satisfied after the final walk-through. "Like it never even happened."
Our SERVPRO technicians first identify the source of the water, by inspecting the property and utilizing moisture meters and infrared camera imaging when needed. Our teams have advanced equipment so they can effectively deal with any water damage situation and restoration. You can relax and feel safe as our team extracts all the water and moisture from your home.

When SERVPRO technicians arrive on the scene, usually within four hours, the green vehicle is stocked with cleaning, deodorizing, and sanitizing products along with a lot of equipment. Neatly stacked are air movers, dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, hydroxyl generators, foggers, mops, buckets, squeegees, and much more.

SERVPRO response times are second to none as we adhere to our slogan--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Many of our WRT water restoration technicians have IICRC certifications and on-going in-house training to keep up with the latest advances in the water damage cleanup and restoration industry. We are your neighbors and take pride in helping with any water-damaging emergency or even a scheduled cleaning of your carpets.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is your solutions provider when unwanted water has invaded your property. We can help 24/7 by calling (603) 433-4300.

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Stopping Mold Damage in Laconia

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Mold on a wall. Mold spreads quickly. If you notice spots of mold or the smell of mold, call the technicians at SERVPRO to investigate the damage and remediate.

Our Trained SERVPRO Technicians Use the Applicable Chemicals to Combat a Mold Infestation in Your Home

Mold is the quiet, unnoticed disaster. Few homeowners or residents pay it enough mind, but large mold colonies and infestations cost people millions every year in cleaning and restoration costs. 
Stopping mold damage in a Laconia home requires antimicrobial and other chemical agents to either kill the spores or force them back into an inert state. Each SERVPRO has access to a national network of cleaners approved for use by the EPA and the state of New Hampshire. 
Commercial Disinfectants destroy 98 percent of the organisms on affected surfaces in Laconia homes. Among the types of disinfectants our technicians use are alcohols, chlorines, formaldehyde, and phenols. 
Fungistats and Mildewstats reduce the rate of growth of fungi on organic materials such as leather, paper, and textiles (cotton and wool). One of the advantages of using them is that they do not damage or stain surfaces. 
Sanitizers are very efficient in reducing mold microbial levels to a range determined as safe by health agencies. They are particularly useful in bathrooms and kitchens but have to be regularly used, or mold may return under the right conditions. 
Sporicides are excellent for controlling bacterial and fungal spores. We use them strictly according to the manufacturer directions as they can be health hazards in large concentrations. 
Sterilants are the strongest chemical we use. They destroy all microorganisms they have contact with, so our technicians are even more careful with them than with the sporicides. A common sterilant in many households is chlorine bleach. The sterilants we use are stronger than household chlorine, which makes them excellent on metal surfaces like sinks and faucets since the chemical does not pit the surface but kills virtually everything on it. 
Ridding your home of mold damage is just as important as restoring it after a fire or flood. SERVPRO of The Lakes Region knows from experience that if left untreated for too long, mold can cause enough damage that it may be more cost-efficient to pull down a house in Belmont or Tilton and rebuild. If you need services or only suspect there may be a problem, call us today at (603) 527-2518 to schedule an initial visit. We are here to help. 

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Identifying Oxidation as a Result of Water Damage in Belmont

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

One way to identify oxidation is to look for discoloration, such as red rust on a metal pipe.

How to Detect Oxidation in Your Water Damaged Home

Some metals can react with water in a process known as oxidation. When these materials come into contact with water, they may chemically reform into a new, entirely different material. The most well-known form of oxidation is rust, but many other metals and materials can oxidize as well. Oxidation can sometimes be one of the costliest forms of water damage to reverse in Belmont homes because the objects and fixtures affected may be very difficult to repair or replace due to their metallic composition. Here are a few ways you can know if metal surfaces in your home have oxidized.


The easiest way to identify oxidation as a byproduct of water damage in your Belmont home is to look for discoloration on the material. The vast majority of oxidized materials have a different color from the original metal. For example, rust is red while iron is gray, and copper's brownish hue becomes a light green. SERVPRO technicians are trained to recognize different colors and what they may mean, but your focus should be on finding any unusual colors. In addition to color changes, most oxidized metals lose their luster and appear as dull and perhaps misshapen materials. Thus, if the metal is visible, identifying oxidation is simple.


Some oxidized materials may omit strange and distinct odors. This can be an important way to discover oxidation in places not directly visible, such as in pipes and metal structural components. In general, keeping watch for strange smells in your home is an excellent way to identify damage early, as you may find signs of mold growth or other forms of water damage that would otherwise go unnoticed until they cause far more damage.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region provides expert and quality home restoration services to all local homeowners in need. If your home has been affected by water damage, please contact us at (603) 527-2518.

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Spring Cleaning Should Include Removal of Signs of Puff-Back, a Type of Fire Damage, in Laconia

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Damage prevention includes assessing the state of appliances on a regular basis. Soot around your furnace is an indicator and a risk. Call SERVPRO.

Fire Damage Prevention Includes Assessing the State of Your Furnace

When a furnace begins to malfunction, sometimes one of the signs of this is a loud bang, followed by a spewing of soot from the furnace. Much of this soot is initially contained within the ducts, only to be released into the air. When the soot hits the room along with the heated air, the soot particles can still be extremely hot from being in the furnace and burn the walls near heat vents. 
Laconia residents might notice darkened areas around heat vents, and possibly even air intake vents if their furnace had problems over the winter, and this kind of fire damage is often overlooked during spring cleaning. The soot does not exist only on the walls outside of vents, but also inside the ducts. Hot ash can burn holes in ducts, even if they are made out of metal. These tiny holes can create fire hazards in the future, as well as allow pests to have greater ability to travel from one area of your home's interior to other areas. 
SERVPRO technicians know how to effectively clean the locations affected by what is really minor fire damage, and the ducts that are involved, also. The ducts can develop build ups that are highly flammable, much like the accumulations that chimneys can develop. Leaving this substance inside your air vents is not only potentially dangerous, but it can be unhealthy and also produce ongoing odors that are highly unpleasant, particularly when the temperature rises over the upcoming summer. 
As we clean, any defects in your ducts are noted for future repairs. If your air conditioning system uses the same ducts, this, and the cleaning itself are crucial to maintaining your indoor air quality at optimal levels. 
After cleaning the area outside of the vents, painting can be done if desired. We also clean the vents so that they look like new again, free of dust build-up and grime. Carpeting below vents often collects debris, as well, and we can clean these areas for you, also. As with any fire damage, an entire home can be affected in various locations that may only seem unrelated. We have experience that helps us understand these patterns, and eradicating the problem wherever it exists. 
By calling us, SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518, you can gain the experience we have gained from working on large and small fire damage situations, as well as the expertise obtained by our training and certification processes. Put our IICRC certificates to work for your home, and enjoy the healthy benefits of a cleaner home. 

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Cleaning up Flood Damage After a Storm in Your Laconia Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

If a tree falls on your home during a storm, SERVPRO can properly remove the water and return your home back to its normal condition.

The Drying Process for Flood Damage Cleanup

The storms passing through your area have caused you to prepare your home, bringing in anything that could be flung around by wind and covering any plants that are delicate. You think you have prepared well, but then you hear a deafening crash as your neighbor’s tree falls through your roof and creates a huge hole for the storm to come in. Flood damage in your Laconia home results, as the storm is long and heavy.

While there is no preparation for a situation like this, there is a solution. In these cases of flood damage to your Laconia home, the insurance likely must pay for your damages. Flood damage in your home can be quite disconcerting and destructive. At SERVPRO, we completely understand and take your situation seriously, which is why we move fast to come to your home after you contact us.

Our technicians are professionally trained and IICRC-certified to handle flood damage from storms in a timely and thorough fashion, returning your home to its normal state as soon as possible. The disruption an event like this causes needn’t be prolonged for you and your family. We also understand that drying out your home and its contents quickly is important to prevent additional damage such as mold growth.

Four points determine how much time is needed for proper drying. They include the amount of water needs to be evaporated, the temperature, how much humidity there is, and how much air movement there is. We keep in mind the wet goes to dry rule, which means moisture moves from wet materials to drier ones, or wet air to drier air to find equilibrium. The dry air absorbs moisture from wet surfaces, and dry surfaces absorb moisture from the wet air. The four factors all affect the process of we going to dry.

SERVPRO staff uses industrial pumps first to remove the standing water, then dehumidifiers to evaporate the rest of the moisture. If needed, we also use portable heaters to raise the temperature in the affected areas between 70 to 80 degrees for the best results and fastest drying time. Air movers are also used to bring warm, dry air into your home and speed drying. The position of these movers is changed daily if needed until your home is thoroughly dried.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region are experts at handling flood damage. When your neighbor’s landscaping ruins your day in the areas of Belmont, Franklin, or Laconia, give us a call right away at (603) 527-2518.

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Why Our Rapid Response Team Is the Leader In Laconia

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Don't try and handle water damage yourself call our experts. We have the right equipment, expertise and we are available 24/7.

The Risk of Unprofessional Water Restoration in Your Laconia Home

Many Laconia homeowners strive to handle all of the issues that occur in their homes on their own, including the restoration and repair that could be necessary following water loss incidents. As tempting as it might seem to avoid the costs of professional restoration, situations like these often have widespread effects that can stretch far beyond what you can easily see. The result is restoration work that only gets partially completed, and moisture and dampness continue to affect structural elements and materials throughout your home adversely.

There are many concerns with DIY cleanup and restoration of water damage to your Laconia home. The first and most glaring of these concerns is the possibility of doing the job inadequately. Without an understanding of the full extent of the damage, like our SERVPRO team can determine with the use of moisture detection and thermal imagery, you might not address all of the problem areas thoroughly enough.

Another concern with attempting restoration work on your own is a lack of understanding when materials have become too saturated and water damaged to get preserved. Even being able to dry structurally compromised materials does not make them strong enough for load-bearing roles. Our SERVPRO professionals can diagnose structurally compromised materials and structural elements, and can also reconstruct your home as needed with our licensed, experienced contractors on our team.

Finally, some water loss incidents require expertise and skill to overcome. In situations like hardwood flooring and tile restoration, moisture content monitoring and controlled drying are critical to protecting the function and appearance of the affected material. Our team has both the equipment and the experience to handle all of these situations quickly to ensure that minimal tear out and reconstruction is necessary.

It can be tempting to consider DIY cleaning and drying, but saving money does not outweigh the risks of responsible and thorough mitigation and restoration work. You can count on the rapid response of our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region professionals whenever disaster strikes. Give us a call anytime at (603) 527-2518.

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

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Could You be Making a Mistake When You Ignore the Tell-Tale Signs of Water Damage in Your Franklin Home?

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can occur quickly or happen over a longer period of time behind walls or ceilings. Call SERVPRO for remediation services.

Why SERVPRO Technicians Make Water Removal a Priority in Franklin

When an accident occurs to someone in Franklin, reacting appropriately can mean the difference between recovering quickly or sustaining more harm. Homes, while not living things, can also become affected by damaging circumstances. A large investment for anyone, protecting your residence includes helping ensure you regain control of any damage or other harmful situations.
This is why SERVPRO makes sure to assist homeowners to prevent severe property damage in Franklin. We use our extremely effective water removal techniques to help make affected homes “Like it never even happened.” once more. Our success comes from not only our equipment and training, but also our ability to work as teams in water removal, drying of materials, and restoration of our customers' personal belongings and household furnishings.
We do much more than pumping the water out when we answer a call. We make sure everything is just as it should be again. We do not stop working on a home until everything is dry again, according to standard industry measurements of moisture content. Most of the contents in your home, under normal circumstances, do contain small amounts of moisture, and we aim to match this percentage whenever we perform water removal services. Once we do finish, minor variations manage to work themselves back to their natural equilibrium again, much as they did prior to the incident that caused a water emergency in your house.
Restoration of your family's personal belongings happens quickly because we work in teams. Depending on what came into contact with the water, we might work at your home or pack up and take your affected belongings to our facility. If we opt for working at our facility, we provide you with inventory sheets so you can quickly locate any specific possessions once we return everything to you.
Where water soaked or sprayed your furniture, appliances, or other contents, we dry and check for damage. Changes in coloration of fabrics might become permanent, but special treatment techniques, including brushing, might lessen the effect. Slower-drying materials like wood can dry faster and more evenly if we place these items in a drying chamber. It also reduces the amount of exposure to mold and mildew.
There are many reasons why SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is the choice many homeowners make in the Belmont, Gilford and Tilton area when they need water removal experts to help them restore their homes after an accident or flood. Call us at (603) 527-2518 whenever your home needs dedicated professionals to protect it.

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How Our Pack-Out Services Can Benefit You After A Fire In Your Franklin Home

11/17/2018 (Permalink)

The time immediately after a fire in your Franklin home can be chaotic.

Reasons For And Benefits Of A Pack-Out After Fire Damage To Your Franklin Home

The time immediately after a fire in your Franklin home can be chaotic. Efficient cleanup and restoration of the physical layout flow better if furnishings and personal effects are out of the way. A restoration company that offers pack-out and storage services smooths the way for faster remediation of the damaged structural components. Our crews handle both aspects with confidence and skill.

Fire damage to your Franklin home also exposes a lifetime of memories and treasured possessions to the possibility of obliteration. Moving the portable contents of your home to a safe, dry space offers a chance to sort and restore the pack-out items deliberately and mindfully. An additional benefit of this decision is the chance for a more straightforward resolution of the home’s damage without the worry of shifting furnishings and objects as the cleanup progresses.

When SERVPRO production technicians have space, equipment, and specialized products to clean and treat your household goods and personal effects the results can be spectacular. Items you feared damaged or soiled beyond repair find new life and function after we use IICRC approved techniques to remove soiling and odors.

Innovative procedures and equipment use methods like freeze drying, ultrasonic immersion tanks, and highly-specialized laundry equipment to remove the water, smoke, and other soils complicating the cleanup of items that survived a fire. SERVPRO always starts with a restorative approach rather than a demolish and replace mindset. This saves customers and their insurers' money and time.

SERVPRO pack-out crews create a detailed inventory of the objects moved to a safe area on your property or our production facility. If we determine that some articles are irreparable, the lists help you make claims for compensation from your insurance company. We are proud of the reputation built with customers and the insurance industry while handling non-structural restoration with integrity. Often customers connect with us after a recommendation from their insurance claims agent.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is ready to manage fire restoration projects in a flexible yet professional way. Give us a call at (603) 527-2518 to schedule an assessment as soon as possible after the firefighters release the premises.

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Our Experts Can Help You When Heavy Snow Causes Damage In Your Belmont Home

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

With heavy bouts of snowfall expected intermittently throughout the winter, your home could find itself contending with water damages as well.

Heavy Snow Storms Could Lead To Water Damage In Your Belmont Home

As the winter months approach, Belmont residents prepare for what could be a bitter and snowy portion of the year. Even with precautions in place to protect your home, such as insulating your exposed pipe to prevent freezing and bursting, your property could still be at risk for damages from moisture and dampness.

With heavy bouts of snowfall expected intermittently throughout the winter, your Belmont home could find itself contending with water damages as well. As snow collects in a dense blanket along the roof, it puts a strain on the supports, especially when ice dams form along the edges of the roof to prevent runoff of melting snow when the sun returns to the sky. The added strain to the roof can eventually exploit whatever vulnerabilities exist, allowing water penetration directly or through seeping moisture and dampness.

With moisture affecting your attic space, your home now becomes at risk for mold and microbial growth. Our SERVPRO technicians can help by inspecting suspecting damages internally for the presence of moisture seeping through the roof and into this area of your residence. We have thermal imagery cameras that can detect variations between dry and wet materials to identify penetration points easily.

If moisture gets discovered in any area of your home, our SERVPRO professionals have the advanced equipment to begin drying up the dampness. The longer that saturation occurs in structural components like the roof, the more damage that can occur. We can also spray affected surfaces and other nearby materials with antimicrobial solution to prevent the growth of fungus and mold while drying efforts get underway to eliminate the moisture seeping in from the compromised roof.

While you may go to enormous lengths to prepare your home for the winter months that lie ahead, you cannot account for the circumstances that can lead to damaging your aging roof. For inspections for moisture or mold growth in the attic area of your home or fast response to existing water damages, you can depend on our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region technicians. Give us a call today at (603) 527-2518.

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What Your Insurance Company Isn't Telling You About Mold Damage in Your Gilford Home!

11/4/2018 (Permalink)

When mold affects your home, it can present in many colors and move quickly throughout an area. Call SERVPRO to investigate the extent and contain.

We Can Handle Mold Damage in Your Gilford Bathroom 

You should no longer ignore the brownish, grayish and greenish spots of mold growing on the walls of your upstairs bathroom. Plus, there is an overwhelming musty odor. We suggest calling professionals like us right away to inspect the affected area for damages. You can trust our IICRC certified team to handle the problem correctly. Mold can cause health effects, which makes it vital for you to act right away.
SERVPRO mold damage restoration in Gilford involves the use of industrial grade disinfectants and specialized equipment to remove mold from your bathroom. Our trained techs work fast and efficiently to contain and reduce the mold levels inside the structure. We take the proper precautions to prevent fungus from spreading to any other rooms in your house. Our technicians can use plastic sheeting and tape to contain the mold. Plus, the crew can set up an area inside your home to clean and sanitize items and equipment they utilize during the restoration period.
Mold spores are microscopic, which means there may be thousands of airborne spores floating inside your home. Our technicians can use commercial grade air scrubbers with HEPA filters to trap and remove the spores. These machines can also purify the atmosphere inside the structure and eliminate stale mold odors. The team may also employ professional grade disinfectants to remove the mold. Plus, our techs can use anti-fungal sprays to prevent it from growing back.
After they clean the mold from your walls, our skilled technicians can begin to dry the structure. They may use air movers and axial fans to force moisture from the area, which helps speed up drying and helps prevent mold growth. Also, the crew can strategically place dehumidifiers inside the structure to reduce moisture levels and to expedite the drying phase.
SERVPRO of The Lakes Region offers mold damage restoration services that you can rely on to return your bathroom to its preloss condition when possible. Contact us at (603) 527-2518. We are here to help and can get the job done right.
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The Benefits Of Hiring SERVPRO To Mitigate Your Flood Damage Disaster In Belmont

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

After the basement in your Belmont property sustains flood damage, we start mitigation by extracting the water.

Mitigation Of Flood Damage In Your Belmont Home's Basement Restores Your Extra Living Space

Water always travels downhill on non-porous surfaces, meaning when your Belmont neighborhood floods, your finished basement is also soaking wet. Flooding can create severe damage in areas like basements, including to electrical systems, but SERVPRO works with local electricians to restore homes after such disasters.

After the basement in your Belmont property sustains flood damage, we start mitigation by extracting the water. Standing water in a basement might drain away if given enough time, but this also allows additional damage to occur. We want to prevent as much damage as possible from affecting your property. We use high-powered pumps to quickly remove water so we can start getting your home dry again.

Many times, basements contain boxes of stored belongings, and we can clean soiled items, get them dry, and re-box everything for you. As we do this, our Contents Division team ensures that corresponding inventory sheets remain accurate and continually updated for your convenience. Any losses receive proper notation of the type of damage and other relevant information regarding their unrecoverability.

When flood damage Flood damage affects walls regardless of their location in your house. Restoring, as opposed to complete replacement, is often possible if only slight wetness from a small leak took place. When flood damage comes from a river that crested and spilled over near your neighborhood, the replacement of soaked walls and carpets must take place to restore the's safety of your home.

Once we have removed all saturated walls, we can start airing out your home. Using strong air movers, we can direct heavily loaded air out of your home. This prevents moisture and water vapor from accumulating elsewhere, including other levels of your property. Once water vapor travels to another section of your home, it can become trapped there and begin causing damage of its own. Restoring more arid conditions helps prevent the spreading of damage.

Because microbial populations flourish quickly within suddenly damp environments, we equip our air scrubbers with HEPA filters. The ability of these filters to further help us prevent and control the level of damage a home sustains from flood damage, and its related effects make them invaluable to our customers and us.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region has the IICRC-certified professionals your flood damage situation needs. We work in the Tilton and Gilford areas, also, and are only a call away when you need us most. Contact our 24-hour service line, any day of the year, by calling (603) 527-2518.

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The Advantages Of Deodorization After Your Belmont Home Experiences A Water Damage Emergency

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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A Severe Storm With Excessive Rain Could Flood Your Lakeside Belmont Home

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Sail through flood damage restoration with SERVPRO

Remediating your home after flood damage

While living lakeside is terrific during the heat of summer, it is not always so fantastic when a storm rolls in and the excess water causes flood damage to your home. The intense winds from the storm can find a weakness in your home and make an entryway for itself, perhaps through a cracked window or a door that does not close properly. It is wise to call for help as soon as you learn your home has flooded. Waiting could actually cause further damage to the structure of your home and your belongings. Fortunately, when freak-storms and accidents happen, there is help near you that can intercede.

The first employee of ours that can get to your Belmont home to access the flood damage is our Estimator. Our Estimator can tell you their first impression of the damage and the likely solution our team of IICRC-certified technicians could take to remediate it. Think of the Estimator as the communication line between our team and you; they can keep you informed while we work and answer any questions you may have about the damage in your home.

When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home, they can focus on removing the flooded water first. We use advanced tools such as portable submersible pumps and extractors to remove the excess water. Should the volume of this water be exceptionally grand, we can bring truck-mounted versions of the same tools that can absorb even more water.

Once SERVPRO removes the immediate water problem, we can focus on cleaning up any debris from the storm and assessing your belongings. While it is rare to lose belongings in this situation, our technicians can keep a list to make insurance claims easier for you. Our final task is to dry out your home, and once everything is dry and clean, your home can hopefully feel as it did before the flood damage.

When a storm floods the lake next to your home and then your house, do not delay. Call (603) 527-2518 to reach out to SERVPRO of The Lakes Region. We prioritize arriving at your home as swiftly as we can after your call.

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Reasons to Schedule Professional Water Removal in Belmont

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

When your water supply pipe breaks, getting the area dried out quickly is crucial. Call SERVPRO for a rapid response and thorough drying out services.

Team SERVPRO Understands That Time is of the Essence When Dealing With Water Damage

As a business owner, you pride yourself on delivering the best products or services in your niche. You counsel customers and other businesses with whom you do business to rely on your expertise and not try to get along without the skills and unique products you feature. When your commercial property needs fast water removal, follow your own advice and hire our certified technicians.
At some point during your stewardship of the family company, commercial water removal in Belmont will become a necessity. A broken water pipe, storm damage, machinery malfunction, or a host of other accidents or emergencies can fill the lower levels of the business. Tasking your staff to manage this crisis with inadequate tools or even appropriate equipment borrowed or leased is a poor business decision. Our trained and certified technicians mobilize quickly and clear out the water fast.
SERVPRO specializes in disaster recovery, and water removal is one of our core services. We arrive as soon as possible, swiftly assess your company’s needs, and then begin recovery efforts immediately. Our service vehicles hold high-efficiency pumps and water extractors, and if the power is temporarily interrupted during the catastrophe, our onboard power generators ensure the water removal need not wait. The crew members dispatched to your property also scan for hidden water in any recesses between walls, under floors, or other spaces.
Our employees train to master professional strategies through Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification courses. The SERVPRO crew members evaluate the condition of the water in your property to determine if containment and hazardous waste disposal are required by law. If so, we know the legal requirements and how to clean and sanitize after water removal to ensure your property is safe for your employees and customers.
Urgency is crucial when your property suffers a water loss. If the structural components and contents of your business remain wet for more than 24 to 48 hours, you risk severe and progressive deterioration to them and the potential for mold growth and damage. By the time your staff could get up to speed and evacuate all the water this timeline is likely unmet.
Rely on SERVPRO of The Lakes Region to respond to your water removal needs, just as you urge your customers to have confidence in your ability to deliver the products and services they require. Waste no time calling (603) 527-2518 when water brings business to a halt.

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Fire Damage Experts In Belmont Discuss Safety Hazards

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

After the fire is extinguished, many safety hazards remain inside the building.

Fire Damage Experts

Any time a fire starts on a property in Belmont, the safety of occupants exists. During the blaze, getting every out of danger and safe is the number one priority. After the fire is extinguished, many safety hazards remain inside the building.

Safety hazards exist during every restoration project. When mitigating fire damage in Belmont, maintaining a safe environment is the top priority. Before beginning any work, a safety program is implemented to cover all of the ordinary hazards.

The initial step to any project is to repair any immediate safety hazards that could harm workers or inhabitants. Our SERVPRO technicians communicate and cooperate directly with you, the homeowner all of the details of the scope of work and the safety plan. We always make it clear to you how the site will be secured during the restoration process.

As a part of the initial safety evaluation, we work directly with you regarding safety procedures dealing with locks, keys, and security systems. Our SERVPRO technicians do not begin any work until we determine all of the safety risks involved. We also take any input from you regarding any safety risks that you know may exist on your property.

Once our SERVPRO technicians identify all safety hazards that exist on your property, we define ways to minimize the risks and communicate them with everyone at the job site. One significant way we promote safety is to maintain an organized working area. We always identify work areas and staging areas to place equipment.

We identify dangerous areas and mark them off with caution tape. We communicate with you and any other occupants of the property the importance of staying out of the areas that are blocked off. At the end of each session, our experts clean out the working and staging regions. We make sure not to leave any cleaning products in areas where anyone can get exposed to them.

Once we receive permission from you, we dispose of any debris in the house to ensure safety for all occupants while we are not working on the property. Any contents that require cleaning or further attention get organized and placed out of the way of foot traffic. If you ever require damage mitigation after something burns on your property, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 any day of the week.

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How to Save Your Floors during Flood Damage in Laconia

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Removes Stormwater from Tile Flooring While Protecting Your Laconia Residence

SERVPRO Salvages Storm Damaged Flooring During Cleanup and Water Removal

If you live in an area that is prone to flood damage, panicking should not be an option when you face such incidents. When working with restoration professionals, you can salvage your contents and prevent further damage since all that you need is the right skills and experience in this area. We are going to cover some of the steps we perform to restore floors and some sections of your structure when grappling with flooding situations in Laconia.

If your Laconia home has ceramic tiles, after a flood damage incident, there are chances of the water penetrating into any available cracks. When that happens, the subfloor may expand or warp and make the tiles to loosen or break around the joints. Our SERVPRO technicians can help in drying the floor by drilling holes and setting up space heaters to enhance moisture evaporation. By using a penetrating moisture meter, we closely monitor the drying process and make sure we achieve the right moisture levels. The physical structure dictates the exact method of drying.

When water comes into contact with painted concrete, the surface may blister, or flake and repainting may be necessary. Scraping and preparing the surface can be required. Remember, concrete is porous, and chalk-like calcium sediments may appear on the floors once the water wicks up. If the dirt or debris is left unattended to, it may lead to mold growth. Our SERVPRO technicians use HEPA vacuums to clean such surfaces, and after that, we apply an EPA-certified disinfectant.

After a water event, asphalt tiles which are a form of resilient tiles may have a strong bond with the concrete. Despite that, in some cases, white films may appear, and our SERVPRO technicians can clean such areas. If your home has vinyl tiles and it happens that water penetration has occurred to the underneath concrete, the tiles may separate. In such a situation, Our SERVPRO technicians recommend a replacement. Even when the subfloor is yet to warp, in instances of crawl spaces with plywood sheathing, we can determine if there is some hidden moisture in the structure through the use of non-penetrating moisture meters and sensors.

At SERVPRO of The Lakes Region, we use state-of-the-art restoration and cleaning equipment to attend to water, fire, mold, and storm damage. Call us at (603) 527-2518 and allow us to return your property to its earlier state, "Like it never even happened."

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Restoring the Water Damage in Your Belmont Restaurant

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

Make sure that your patrons head to your restaurant to celebrate every life event, plus date nights, by contacting SERVPRO when facing water damage.

Team SERVPRO Understands That Time is of the Essence When it Comes to Remediating Commercial Water Damage

Running a restaurant can be a challenging thing to do when everything is working as it should, and things are relatively smooth. When something like a water emergency occurs, even on a smaller scale, your Belmont restaurant requires immediate attention to get things back on track before the profit side of your business starts to take a dramatic hit. Admittedly, many business owners often ponder the possibility of cleaning up water damage themselves, but if this does not get done appropriately, worse damages could result.

The best thing that you can do for your Belmont restaurant is to bring in a professional restoration team to handle the commercial water damages in Belmont. This decision ensures that the situation gets handled as efficiently as possible, and you can expect the highest quality of work to prevent the possibility of worse damages resulting from inadequate restoration of the affected areas.

When you serve up food to hungry locals, these same patrons expect that your facility is accommodating and kept up. Water damage in the building, even in areas that get less frequented by the traffic of employees and customers, still likely require the doors to close for the duration of the restoration process. Fortunately, when you choose SERVPRO, you can rest assured that our team of qualified technicians work as efficiently as possible to limit the amount of time you have to close.

Drying is often a critical component to water damages in restaurants, and this process needs to be thorough. Any lingering moisture could allow for the growth of mold in your restaurant, which can be a nightmare to deal with in the culinary field.

From the initial assessment to the actions required to restore the damage to your business, our every effort is a direct reflection of our commitment to providing a quick, quality service to you.

You might not expect to encounter a water emergency in your eatery, but accidents and unforeseen events happen all the time. When you get posed a threat like this to your business, trust our SERVPRO of The Lakes Region specialists to help you clean up the mess and get back to serving your customers quickly. Give us a call anytime at (603) 527-2518.

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When a Leaking Pipe Causes Mold Damage Behind Your Food Pantry in Your Belmont Home

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO quickly and thoroughly remediates mold damage found in your home, taking steps to prevent future mold growth.

Rely on SERVPRO When You Discover Mold Growth in Your Home

One of the most significant signs that you may have mold damage in your home is a musty odor. The truth about mold is that it is everywhere; its spores are omnipresent. It is impossible to rid your home of it entirely. However, mold spores are relatively harmless until they come in contact with water. When an entire colony grows and invades a part of your home, it can cause health effects and damage your belongings. When it comes to mold, it is always wise to trust professionals to deal with the issue.

A leaking pipe inside of your Belmont home can cause mold damage. If the pipe is inside of your walls, it may not be noticeable at first; especially if a pantry is directly in front of it. Your pantry is essential, after all, it is where you keep your extra food. Mold growing near food is never a good thing as mold can cause health effects. When you begin to smell the musty odor that comes with mold, it has already become a problem.

SERVPRO can come into your home and investigate the mold damage very soon after your call. Because mold can spread when it is bothered, we set up plastic sheeting to separate the area. If the wall is overly damaged, we can remove the section. However, we do not install replacements. What SERVPRO can do is get you in contact with a local contractor.

We can dry out the area using unique trade tools and then clean the molded area thoroughly. Our SERVPRO techs can spray disinfectants and antifungal agents in the area to help reduce the chances of regrowth. Our goal is to try and make sure that the conditions which caused the mold are changed so you can go back to your usual life without worry.

Do not wait if you find mold damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region by calling (603) 527-2518. 24/7, we are available to come to your property.

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Professional Biohazard Cleanup in Laconia

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

If your home becomes a the site of a criminal activity, you can call on SERVPRO to clean and sanitize any affected areas.

SERVPRO is Here to Help When You Are in Need of Biohazard Cleanup

When your Laconia property is the scene of an emergency, crime, or tragedy, it may not be safe or appropriate to handle the cleanup yourself. A broad range of debris and residues can intrude and settle on or saturate surfaces, fixtures, and possessions after such an event. Some are hazardous to health and well-being and require expert cleaning and disposal to protect you, your family, and the general public.

Circumstances that present a homeowner in Laconia with the need for professional biohazard cleanup include weather-related or plumbing fails such as sewer backups and incursions of waterway or flash flooding. The liquid substances that invade your home in these scenarios are considered black water, contaminated with human and possibly animal waste and also household or other chemicals. This water can contain blood, feces, and urine borne pathogens including viruses, bacteria, and other microbes. Our technicians train in biohazard containment and removal according to OSHA and other health rules and regulations.

Likewise, if your home was the site of criminal activity, SERVPRO technicians have the skills and equipment to clear the dangerous debris and handle effective disinfection and sanitization. Tragedies such as suicide, homicide, or unattended deaths leave more than just a horrific image and memory. Blood and fluids saturate your home’s structure and fixtures and require fast and thorough cleaning. Criminal investigations can leave chemicals like tear gas, pepper spray, and fingerprint powder that are hard to clean up without further irritation. Our crews have the know-how to clean up these residues appropriately.

SERVPRO can also clean up severe chemical problems presented by methamphetamine labs or other drug trafficking operations. Even casual contact can expose you and others to a severe risk in these cases. Another type of issue we can help you manage is a hoarding situation. Moldy food, animal waste and even deceased pets, and untold quantities of dirt and garbage can be overwhelming, but we have the strategies, skills, and equipment to clean up safely.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region offers biohazard cleanup for almost any issue you can imagine and many you hope never to confront. Call (603) 527-2518 for a compassionate and professional response to these difficult conditions.

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How SERVPRO Handles Smoke from Fire Damage in Belmont With Trained Expertise

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says--Call Us to Stop Foul Smelling Odors After a House Fire

Smoke Odors and Residues Require Professional Teams for  Cleanup and Restoration

While some other types of fire damage in Belmont can be restored with minimal training and specialized equipment, certain elements of most fires necessitate the use of an advanced specialist company like SERVPRO. Smoke damage is one such element, creating challenging conditions that can grow drastically worse if the restoration professionals apply incorrect treatments. Without our expertise and guidance, you may deal with these effects of smoke damage long after the disaster that first caused them.

Smoke Odors
One of the most odious signs of past fire damage in a Belmont home can be the smell of smoke in the air. Eliminating the smell of smoke from a room and area can be difficult without the aid of specially-made fogging machines that mimic the spread of smoke particles to eradicate them in all corners and reaches of your home. Standard cleaning solutions fail to reach into materials and tight spaces like a deodorizing fog, making elimination of smoke smells a difficult task without heavy equipment. In fact, impossible.

Lingering Residue
Different types of smoke produce various types of residue that can sometimes mix or layer on top of one another to create further problems. These residues often manifest as thin layers of transparent or lightly colored material that may be sticky, slimy, or waxy to the touch. SERVPRO technicians use industrial cleaning solutions formulated to our industry-leading standards to eliminate these residues more thoroughly than standard cleaning products can.

HVAC Damage
Some fires may cause significant damage to a home's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems by dumping smoke particles and residues into their sensitive filters and passageways. SERVPRO is a certified HVAC restoration and cleaning company that can help to take care of any smoke materials trapped in ductwork in your home. Without careful attention, smoke here can distribute odors over time and possibly facilitate mold growth in the HVAC system.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region provides expert fire damage mitigation and restoration services to local homeowners in need. Call us 24/7 at the first sign of trouble at (603) 527-2518.

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Aging Copper Pipes Could Spell Water Damage to Your Laconia Home

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Old Plumbing in Laconia Often Causes Water Damage--Call SERVPRO for Drying Out Your Home

SERVPRO Works Hard to Restore Your Home to Its Pre-Loss Condition After a Water Leak

For as much as indoor plumbing and available treated water has made modern life convenient, this same presence could threaten your Laconia residence. Most homes that have gotten constructed before the last couple of decades likely feature copper piping instead of the PVC options common to modern construction. While this had always been the standard, its malleable nature allowed for ruptures, breaks, leaks, and disconnections.

All of these occurrences could leave your Laconia home reeling from water damages, and wondering how you correct the situation before it can get worse. Fortunately for you, our SERVPRO professionals are always available to help you through even the most severe of restoration needs for your home. We get uniquely trained to handle all manner of effects that could impact your house and the most effective means of remedying these effects in an efficient and cost-saving way.

Our team arrives at your home and begins assessing the full scope of the damage beginning with the source of the water damage. While this current issue with the plumbing in your home requires repair, our priority is getting the dampness and moisture out of these affected areas before more damage occurs to structural components and materials used for the walls, floors, and ceiling of your house
Thermal imagery allows our SERVPRO technicians to see behind walls, under floors and above ceilings to locate water and moisture that cannot get seen with the naked eye. This inspection process ensures that all of the lingering dampness and moisture can get thoroughly dried out so that compounding effects, such as mold growth, do not develop on top of the damage from the water.
Drying the area pairs equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers. The process could also involve more need-specific tools such as drying mats for floors and our injectidry system for the space between the walls of your home. If available, this system can also help with express drying of hard to reach areas.
While you might only be getting a small piece of the restoration process here, you can see the precise nature of our technicians to fully understand the problem you face and work to correct this damage. If you are combatting water damage in your home, trust SERVPRO of The Lakes Region to help you clean up the mess and get back to your regular life. Give us a call 24/7 at (603) 527-2518.

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Commercial Water Removal Services After a Sewer Backup in Your Belmont Business

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Need Water and Sewage Cleanup in Belmont? Call SERVPRO for a Safe, Sanitary Solution

Sewage and Water Damage Often Provide a Double Challenge for SERVPRO and Your Enterprise

One of the most unpleasant things that can happen to your Belmont clothing boutique is a sewer backup. A blocked sewer pipe can cause wastewater to back up into your shop. The contaminated water damages your building and the contents inside. It can also create health effects for you, your employees, and even your customers.
A sewer backup leading to water damage in your Belmont building is something you want to get taken care of immediately. Besides being unpleasant, you need commercial water removal services as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the building or your merchandise and displays. SERVPRO technicians are always standing by for emergencies like this, so you can call us as soon as an urgent situation arises.
During some remediation jobs, biohazards are present. Many of them are invisible to the naked eye and can only be detected under a microscope. Many biohazards are harmful upon exposure which is why we always wear protective gear while working in a water damage situation like this.
Any water damage can have organisms which create a health threat to occupants and workers. Sewage water is certainly problematic, and SERVPRO techs realize that this type of water is highly infectious waste material. The water could contain several different diseases and living organisms. Besides this, the water can emit methane gas and other sewer gasses that are harmful to breathe. When working in environments like these, we follow all proper safety precautions.
When working in contaminated environments with any biohazards materials, it requires that we use personal protective equipment-PPE. It includes wearing a full-body suit with hood, latex or rubber gloves, and eye protection in the form of goggles or a full-face mask. Our technicians are also required to go through safety training before we begin working in a hazardous environment. The final result is that by being trained, equipped and prepared we can expedite your water damaging event to a rapid conclusion.
SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is always cautious when working around a sewage backup situation in your business in Tilton, Laconia, or Gilford. Please contact us right away at (603) 527-2518 after a water damage loss so we can help get your business cleaned up again.

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Flood Damage Restoration for Your Belmont Home

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding after a storm or from a leak in the home is never something that is expected. Keep SERVPRO on speed dial so that we're just a call away.

Professional SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly to Dry Out Your Flooded Property

A flood emergency in Belmont can happen at any time. Oversaturated ground around your home, storm sewer backup, or an overflowing river or stream can bring the rainwaters into your home when you least expect it. Whether there are only a few inches of water in your home or several feet, you need to act fast to get your home dry again to avoid further damages.
A flooding disaster and flood damage in your Belmont home is not a task for you to tackle on your own, however. You need help from professionals like our staff at SERVPRO. We are specially trained to handle these situations in a timely fashion, and we have the industrial tools to pull the water from your home and dry it out again.
Once we have extracted all the standing water from your home, we need to dry the structure. Airflow is one of the essential tools that we use. Efficiently drying requires knowing the right techniques for using airflow.
SERVPRO techs have to think about where to place the dehumidifiers in regards to where the air movers are. Air movers should not blow air into the back of a dehumidifier directly. Dehumidifiers put out dry, hot, air. The hot air can be used to dry areas which are hard-to-dry, like pillars, walls, or any other areas that are saturated. The bigger the unit, the more hot air it makes. We aim the air toward an air mover and direct the hot air so that it reaches wet materials.
Something else we can do is place an air mover under carpeting that was affected to improve the drying time. We vent the carpet so air can escape. Floating carpets lowers the drying time and lets the floor underneath dry as well. We are careful not to run the air mover at too high of a speed to avoid damaging the carpet, and we reattach it to the tack strip to stop it from flapping, so it does not delaminate or damage any surrounding walls.
When drying out your home in Tilton, Franklin, or Laconia after flooding, SERVPRO of The Lakes Region takes care to arrange our equipment to lower the drying time as much as possible, avoiding further damages. Reach out to us at (603) 527-2518 right away after a flood so we can begin work as soon as possible.

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Mold Damage Specialists Of Franklin

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Sometimes a slow leak inside an appliance or a water pipe takes place inside your Franklin home.

Mold Damage Specialists

Sometimes a slow leak inside an appliance or a water pipe takes place inside your Franklin home. Whenever water finds its way into a building, damage likely occurs. If a water damage situation is left untreated for over 48 hours, it is very likely that mold forms.

Once a fungus forms inside your house, it is possible that the spores float to other areas of the home. SERVPRO's mold damage technicians in Franklin have experience in mitigating fungal issues and preventing spores and mold from spreading to other areas inside the building. Once a spore lands somewhere inside a structure, all that is needed for mold growth to occur is the right environment.

A fungus needs three things present inside the home to grow and spread. Once a spore hits a surface, it requires a lot of moisture present in the surface material or the air to develop into a fungus. Fungi also need an organic food source such as paper on walls or wooden flooring. The last thing necessary for the perfect fungi environment is the correct temperature. Some molds form and grow in sweltering or freezing cold temperatures but most strains like a temperature between 68 degrees and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once all of the conditions inside a dwelling get met, a spore will grow into a fungus; then the mold spreads up and out around its surface. Spores start to grow into fungi by developing leg-like structures called hyphae. The hyphae extend out of the spores, grow down into the surface material, out to cover the surface, and up above the surface. One of the duties of the hyphae is to spray out spores to help the fungi reproduce.

SERVPRO always takes extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of the house's occupants and our employees whenever we mitigate fungal problems. It is possible that mold causes health effects with some people. Before we agitate any contaminated surface, we set up a plastic containment chamber so that any spores or fungus particles cannot escape the affected area. Our technicians always use personal protective equipment so that they do not breathe in any toxic fumes or particles.

During the initial estimation process, we always thoroughly inspect an area and figure out where all of the molds inside your home hide. For professional help with your fungus issue, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for support 24/7.

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Garage Fire Damage Restoration for Residents of Franklin

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Garages that are attached to the home can cause greater damage than unattached garages in the event of a fire.

Rely on SERVPRO for Thorough Fire Damage Restoration

Thousands of garage fire damage incidents take place across the USA, and that prompts most garage owners to observe safety tips right from their construction. For instance, garages with attic access have an attic hatch cover, the presence of heat alarms, and having a fire extinguisher are all fire safety features. The list is endless when it comes to the safety precautions that garage owners in Franklin need to observe.

Fire damage events in Franklin can be more problematic when the garage is attached to your house. Though these incidents are unpredictable, always be careful with everything you do in your workshop. Our SERVPRO team advises you not to let those oily rags to be all over the place and to ensure the room is well ventilated. But once a fire starts, your safety should be your biggest concern as you call the firefighters to put it off.

After a fire, you obviously need cleaning services, and you need to know whether the garage is safe. When working with you, our SERVPRO team evaluates the degree of damage and tests the smoke residues before settling on a cleaning method. The next step is to choose an appropriate way of capturing and removing the particles. When the wastes are solids, vacuuming can be an option, but when they are loose particles, we can select dissolving as a removal method. Remember there might be some oil spills on the surfaces which need us to choose our solvents carefully.

After cleaning the surfaces, sometimes it may be necessary to repaint them to achieve their preloss condition. Our SERVPRO technicians have the right tools to do the painting or prepare surfaces for painting. We also deodorize surfaces to neutralize the odor sources and chances of mold growth.

The goal of SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is to make your property appear like "Like it never even happened." Contact us by calling (603) 527-2518 when you need reliable services from an industry leader.  

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Learn To Prevent The Common Causes Of Water Damage In Belmont

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

If you do not remove the water immediately, with time mold flourishes in those crawl spaces and causes structural damage.

Prevent Water Damage

At one time or the other, we may need water damage restoration services irrespective how well we are prepared to combat such situations. It's a big mistake to assume you do not need such services and let things get out of hand. In most cases, these challenges take place gradually and what was a simple leak or stagnant water may make your home to deteriorate.

While we are not able to detect some causes of water damage in Belmont, there are some IICRC certified service providers like SERVPRO can help you to prevent. For instance, if leaves, debris, and branches settle on your flat roof, the chances are that some pressure can result. This pressure can have an impact on the weak points and lead to some slight inward collapse. With time when it rains the water accumulates on top of the roof and soon it finds its way into your house.

The secret to preventing such outcomes is letting our technicians inspect your home from time to time and identify possible areas of concern. We can still help even after the water has found its way into your property since we have the right tools for the job. By using moisture meters and detectors, our SERVPRO technicians are in a position to identify moist areas and implement the drying process.

In most cases, water collects in basements, attics and crawl spaces after heavy rains or flooding. If you do not remove the water immediately, with time mold flourishes in those crawl spaces and causes structural damage. By using portable and truck-mounted water extractors, we do water removal.

It is important to note that our SERVPRO is helpful before and after a water damage incident. In our work, we follow industry standards and sometimes even surpass them. The success of any work usually depends on the timing, therefore, report any incident as soon as it happens.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region responds faster to any water, storm, fire, mold and storm damage. Call us at (603) 527-2518 at any time for reliable restoration services.

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Remediating Commercial Water Damage in Belmont

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

When you have a small manufacturing facility, any downtime due to damage is costly. Should your facility suffer a water damage event, call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Dry Out Your Business to Minimize Any Closures

To a Belmont business, any disaster is double the loss, or more, than when the same problem strikes a home. Besides the structural damage, there is damage to inventory, and the loss of income for every day shut down.
Commercial water damage in Belmont can close a small business quickly unless the owner has a very good insurance policy. It does not stop closure though, only slows it down. Each of our offices is locally owned, so SERVPRO managers know exactly how important it is to reopen the doors and begin helping customers as quickly as possible. For a small manufacturing company, we understand that the emphasis is to dry out the facility so employees can safely return to work and begin turning out a finished product again.
Since this is a structure with multiple exits and entrances, we can use that to start drying out the facility. If the weather permits, we open every door and window possible not just to help drain water but to establish a crossflow and circulate the air inside. Our technicians augment this natural process by installing exhaust fans at key exit points and air movers inside to force warm, dry air into the circulating cooler, damp air.
As team members set up these devices, other SERVPRO technicians remove any standing water inside the business. For deeper water levels, we can start with commercial grade pumps which draw out most of it. Then, we change to a smaller device called an extraction wand. These can draw water off concrete and linoleum floors until there is very little moisture remaining.
To completely dry the floor, team members push the last traces of water out the nearest exits with large squeegees designed for this task. In corners and other areas where it is difficult to remove the water, technicians set up more air movers to force warm air over the spots to dry them. We carefully control the temperature since too much heat can generate more moisture.
With the water removed, we can then redirect air movers to dry water from under shelving, storage units, and mechanical equipment. If needed, we also have the option to place dehumidifiers inside the building to help dry out equipment and the surrounding air.
If you are trying to work around water damage in your business, stop, and contact a professional restoration company immediately. SERVPRO of The Lakes Region has served New Hampshire businesses for over twenty years and can help you get back up to normal operations. Call (603) 527-2518 today to schedule a visit with one of our teams.

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What a Fast Call To SERVPRO Gets You For Basement Flood Damage In Franklin

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region provides 24/7 flood damage mitigation and restoration services to the local community.

Flood Damage Cleanup And Restoration

Water naturally flows and collects downhill, and when floodwaters enter your home during a storm, they typically follow that same rule and seek out the lowest point in the area. If you have a basement, it may be highly likely to fill with water and take on significant flood damage during a storm in Franklin.

While there is often little you can do to prevent water from reaching deep into the lower levels of your home; you can make a great deal of difference in how difficult it is to remove that water if you get help fast.

SERVPRO's Mitigation Strategy
SERVPRO franchises nationwide operate on a strategy of mitigation, where we respond to flood damage in Franklin and similar communities quickly and on a 24/7 basis to ensure that floodwaters do not have sufficient time to sit, collect, and cause further damage. The sooner you place a call to us, the sooner we can respond and get your home the treatment it needs to avoid further damage. Proper application of mitigation techniques could end up saving your thousands in restoration costs later on.

What We Do On Arrival
Once you place your first call, our technicians should be on the scene within four hours ready to handle the situation. They first evaluate the extent of damage before attempting to stop any further water from entering the home. Once these preliminary tasks are done, they can begin to pump water out. The extraction process is relatively simple: we use industrial strength water extractors to pump large volumes of water out of the building in as little time as possible, eliminating the threat of standing water. After all, water is removed from the basement; we can begin to set up additional drying measures such as air movers and dehumidifiers to remove additional soakage in the area.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region provides 24/7 flood damage mitigation and restoration services to the local community. Should your home be damaged in a major storm, call us at (603) 527-2518.

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Belmont's Mold Damage Experts Are Ready

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Belmont Mold Remediation and Cleanup Gets Handles by SERVPRO

SERVPRO Responds Rapidly to Help Your Belmont Property with Mold Remediation

It is never fun to have anything negative happen to your home. One thing that can affect your beautiful Belmont home from time to time is mold. Fungi growing inside your home is unpleasant and can cause structural damage.

A fungus needs water, the correct temperature and an organic substance such as wood or paper to grow. If you think you might have an issue, then SERVPRO's mold damage team in Belmont can help. Our restoration crews have experience and are IICRC certified in mold remediation.
Sometimes people suspect they could have mold inside their home when they smell a musty odor. Other times mold can be visible and looks like a combination of black or other colored spots. Even if you do not see or smell the mold, it could exist in areas inside your house that have been wet for an extended period. If you know of an area in your home that has been damp, it is a good idea to have SERVPRO inspect the area. It is vital to get any mold treated because it can cause health effects.
Any time mold is present in the home, it must be removed in a way that prevents the spores from spreading to other areas of the house. Before any work gets done, the area where the mold colonies exist gets sealed off with a containment chamber. Any visible mold can be removed by scrubbing, sanding, or disposing of the material. Any spores that get stirred up and put into the air during the removal process are kept contained inside the containment chamber and a HEPA filtered air scrubber can capture the airborne particles.
After the fungi get removed from an area, the region must be scrubbed with specialized chemicals so that spores do not stay alive and create more mold. Household chemicals such as bleach can kill a fungus, but bleach cannot kill the spores that grow from it. If the spores do not get killed, then fungi can grow back at a later time. Our restoration experts can use anti-microbial chemicals that attack the mold spores to help prevent a fungi problem in the future.
The presence of mold can cause damage to your home. Anytime you think you may have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for 24/7 help.

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Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services in Franklin

1/14/2018 (Permalink)

Damage left by fire needs to be quickly addressed. Call SERVPRO right away and our expert team will speedily arrive and start the remedation process.

SERVPRO Technicians Respond Quickly to Minimize Any Secondary Damages

Naturally, we can be anxious to clean our property after a fire damage incident, but unless we have the right equipment and skills, we may create further damage and waste time. If you are renting the property, notify the owner and your insurance agency. You also need to contact a professional fire restorer in Franklin.

Even extinguishing the fire is not enough to prevent further fire damage in your Franklin property. When the combustion process consumes the contents located on the floor and furniture, chemical reactions may result. It only takes a few days for what was restorable and cleanable to be unsalvageable. Our SERVPRO technicians understand the theory of fire and pretest your belongings to find out what to restore and what is unsalvageable. That means you have to contact professionals immediately after the incident happens.

Our SERVPRO team works towards minimizing the loss that the customer experiences when a fire occurs. Where necessary, the team can safely pack and remove your contents from the affected property. During that time, an inventory of your items is made, and we return them once the necessary cleaning and restoration are complete.  

To prevent further damage, our technicians use air movers such as fans to ventilate the areas. If some water was used to extinguish the fire and it still lies on the floor, we may decide to use a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers and fans can also play a vital role when we need to remove moisture from your draperies and carpets. Failure to dry your property may lead to further damage as a result of mildew and mold growth.

When contents are burning, the resulting smoke can be trapped after it permeates household ducts and walls. Failure to remove it may cause smoke odors - something that is common during damp or warm weather. To avoid such occurrences, our SERVPRO technicians may use thermal fogging. It is a process that releases a warm chemical fog that permeates surfaces to neutralize odors.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is a proven leader in fire, mold, storm and water damage restoration. You can contact us at any time of the day by calling (603) 527-2518 when in need of reliable services.

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Trusted Water Damage Restoration Services for Belmont Residents

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the skills and training to handle water damage caused by a broken pipe.

Ridding Your Home of the Unpleasant Odors Left Behind by Water Damage

Whether you are experiencing the effects of a faulty sprinkler system, a broken washer hose or broken pipes, many challenges result from any water damage. To limit the resulting damage and salvage some of your contents as a resident of Belmont, you need to work with certified and trained professionals.

Extensive training is required to address water damage in Belmont adequately. Our SERVPRO technicians begin by locating the source of the water, extracting the water and then thoroughly drying your property. Usually, failure to eliminate the moisture may lead to mold infestation and the related health effects.

Even when the water does not fully soil your carpet, it is recommended to clean the entire area. We look at the soiling level as well as the area or contents that need cleaning before choosing the appropriate cleaning agent. For carpets that are lightly soiled, we may use hot water extraction, deluxe preconditioner for moderately soiled carpets and rotary jet extraction for heavily soiled carpets.

Sometimes the moisture may penetrate to the hard to reach areas and cause some content to rot. When rotting takes place, unpleasant odors may result and removal through deodorization is necessary. Our SERVPRO technicians start by identifying what is causing the odor and then remove it. In some cases, one deodorization technique may not be enough to eliminate all the odors, and as a result, we use several methods. Before deodorization starts, pets, food, plants as well as people who do not have the right protective gear are advised to leave the site.

The use of activated oxygen, wet fogging, and dry fogging are some of the methods used during deodorization. Our IICRC-certified technicians wear safety equipment when doing the restoration since some of the deodorization agents are chemicals which if inhaled might cause health effects. That is why you always see them in respirators and chemical resistant gloves.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region offers trusted fire, mold, storm and water damage restoration services. Call us at (603) 527-2518 to be served by an industry leader.

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Overflowing Lakes Cause Flood Damage to Gilford Homes

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding from a lake can quickly run off into surrounding homes. Contact SERVPRO should you find your house flooded and request remediation efforts.

Our Technicians Use Specialized Equipment and Cleaners to Remediate Flooding After an Event

Situated between Lake Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam Lake, Gilford residents have two large lakes to enjoy. When either of these two bodies of water overflows their boundaries, flooding of area homes and businesses can happen quickly.

Homeowners can protect their homes from the effects of flood damage in Gilford by acting quickly after a flood occurs. SERVPRO professionals can help by cleaning and restoring a home and its contents. As a surge of water takes over and spreads out, a diverse amount of debris, silt, sand, mud, and other items get carried along by the current.  

With a decreased amount of force behind receding floodwater, debris remains deposited inside homes. We start by removing this left-behind debris and then dry and clean your home, so it is once again “Like it never even happened.” Specialized equipment and machinery help us carry out this work, and high-technology meters keep us informed about our progress.

Using special cleaners and unique application methods help us quickly clean your home, so we restore it to sanitary levels again. Your family should live in a house that poses no microbial risks that can cause health effects. Nobody needs to live in a home where every surfaces seems gritty and covered with a thin layer of fine sand, either. Removing this with special equipment does take time, but we act as quickly as possible.  

Drying your home after a flood can pose unique problems, so we take specific steps that minimize the time involved. Carpeting suffers so much damage from flooding that we must remove it so we can dry the floor in preparation for the installation of new carpeting. The equipment used to dry sub-floors, as well as wood floors, parquet, and other semi-porous materials includes specialized mats. These mats heat the area upon which we place them, and the attached extraction mechanism pulls the moisture out of the floor. This water ends up in collection chambers for easy disposal.  

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region understands that while our local lakes provide immense enjoyment and family time, they can also create problems. We are ready to help you whenever your home experiences any flood damage, from any source. Call us at our 24-hour number, (603) 527-2518 to find out more about how we can restore your home.

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Cleaning Mold Damage in Gilford

12/6/2017 (Permalink)

Porous Drywall and Mold Remediation in a Gilford Property Rely on SERVPRO for CleanUp

The SERVPRO Remediation Service for Mold Is Thorough and Professional

Mold usually goes unnoticed in Gilford homes until it spreads across a large area or someone smells that unmistakable musty odor. If the growth started in the attic or a crawlspace, then it is possible for every room in a home to have some level of contamination by the time a homeowner discovers it.
When SERVPRO is called in to clean and remove Gilford mold damage, our first action is to inspect every affected room and surface. It helps us determine how far the spores have spread and what equipment and methods of cleaning we need to use. Regardless of where the mold has grown, we can divide affected surfaces into three categories: non-porous, porous, and semi-porous.
Non-porous are the most straightforward surfaces to clean. These include glass and metal tabletops along with marble and smooth stone countertops. For light-to-medium levels of mold, clean-up crews use dry cloths and sponges to wipe down spores from top to bottom. If the layer of spores is heavy, we use vacuums with specially designed HEPA filters to capture and trap spores. After vacuuming, we use the cloths and sponges to make sure we did not miss any.
Porous surfaces are more difficult to clean. Examples include upholstery and building materials like drywall. If the mold level is light-to-medium, we can clean the spores off, but if it is heavy or if spores have grown through the surface, we dispose of the material. In this category, we start with the vacuums.
Next, we use spray bottles containing an anti-microbial cleaner to dampen the surface. In some cases, technicians may use a pump-up sprayer to apply foam to reduce the amount of water without sacrificing the usefulness of the cleaning agent. Then, we use cloths and sponges to remove the mold.
Semi-porous are very rough surfaces and require tools not usable on porous and non-porous surfaces. Wood and concrete, for example, often need wire brushes to dig out spores. If this does not work, SERVPRO technicians have to use sanders to remove the top surface layer to get rid of them. Cleaning agents that work on these surfaces scratch or in some other way ruin the surface of glass and metal.
Before the first vacuum comes off one of our trucks, SERVPRO of The Lakes Region studies your home to know what it takes to return your residence to its pre-infestation state. If you suspect or already see a mold problem, call us today at (603) 527-2518. We are here to help.

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SERVPRO's Legendary Personnel Shine in Belmont Water Damage Jobs

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Drips in Belmont Properties Can Lead to Severe Water Damage--Call SERVPRO

Belmont Properties Benefit from Restoration After a Water Damaging Event

We know that significant water damage to your Belmont home can be tough for your family to deal with and adapt to. SERVPRO aims not only to repair any damage done but also make the entire restoration process as easy as possible for you. Core to this goal is our team of representatives and technicians, who are famed throughout the country for their friendly attitudes and willingness to help. We pride ourselves on our well-qualified, dependable, and approachable staff, and guarantee friendly and professional service to you for the entire duration of a cleanup project.
You may notice our friendly service starting right from your first water damage call in Belmont or other local communities. Live representatives are ready to answer your call and resolve problems on a 24/7 basis and can advise you on safety and mitigation protocols for you and your family. Within hours of that first contact, our technicians arrive on-site and begin their mitigation work. While time is of the essence in this stage, our personnel is always courteous and professional, if concise. In these early hours, we focus on speed and efficacy, but always make sure to keep your needs and reservations in mind.
Once restorations are well underway, our reputation for outstanding service really begins to shine. Our technicians are happy to explain their methods and assist you wherever possible. We also make sure to maintain active and robust communications with both you and your insurance provider to allow smooth and easy understanding between all parties. If you ever feel that our work infringes too much on your home and property, let us know, and we can adjust our workings to suit your needs better. Be sure to reciprocate; SERVPRO technicians appreciate nothing more than a cold glass of water and "thank-you" on the job site.
SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is a local provider of restoration and repair services for water, fire, mold, and other forms of damage to your home. Call us 24/7 at (603) 527-2518.

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Why Do You Need Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Franklin?

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Franklin Fire and Smoke Restoration is a Process That SERVPRO Handles Professionally

Franklin Properties Large Fires Require Cleanup and Odor Control

There is nothing more horrifying than to see your home on fire. Your life comes to a screeching halt and recovering from the damage can take significant time and money. Hiring professionals with experience and skill are the first step toward restoring fire damage to your property here at Franklin.

An incidence of a fire can leave your property in almost an unrecognizable state. Fire damage restoration of your Franklin property is a tedious job that requires skill and experience. Thankfully, here at SERVPRO, we have a team of experts with years of experience under their belt to help you through this traumatic event.

Smoke and soot
If the smoke and soot are not cleaned properly, their effects can linger on for years in your home. They can penetrate the floorboards and compromise the structural integrity of your home. Our team of experts uses state-of-the-art technologies to eliminate smoke and soot as efficiently and as quickly as they can. The SERVPRO team always puts restoration first and replacement second when it comes to fire damage. Our goal is to lower your cost and get your property back to the pre-fire stage as soon as we can by carefully restoring the damage.

Deodorizing is a critical step in fire damage restoration. The chemical odor of fire is not only unpleasant but can be harmful to your health as well. Luckily, SERVPRO technicians use the latest deodorizing equipment that can neutralize even the strongest odors after a fire. Our Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers produce a fine mist of deodorizing liquid that can penetrate every nook and cranny and get rid of even the toughest odors. We also use thermal foggers to deodorize areas that are hard to reach and other confined spaces.

Fire damage restoration is a job for professionals and time is of the essence. Make sure that you act quickly and have the damage assessed as soon as possible.

Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region on (603) 527 2518 to schedule an inspection today. Our experts work with you tirelessly to get your property back to the pre-fire stage.

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Seasonal Favorites May Be On Hold Because Of Water Damage In Belmont

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

An unpleasant surprise can await if the ice and snow make their way inside the building during the off months.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Belmont enjoys the change of seasons, and residents and visitors alike look forward to seasonal shops and restaurants reopening when the weather warms. An unpleasant surprise can await if the ice and snow make their way inside the building during the off months, damaging the structure and threatening to postpone opening day. Work with a seasoned restoration company to remediate the damage and plan for repairs to avoid issues in the future.

Water damage delayed the opening of Belmont’s handmade ice cream treat shop in the spring. During the days leading up to the traditional grand opening, the interior walls showed dark staining, and an unpleasant smell pervaded the air. A simple touch up with paint clearly would not be enough to freshen the area. Our professional water damage specialists inspect the affected areas and link the damage to ice dams that built up in the gutters over the winter.

Regardless of the cause of the water intrusion, SERVPRO restoration specialists plan to bring the sweet shop back to life. Moisture meter readings taken by our crew determine drying goals for the wooden rafters soaked with winter precipitation. Commercial sized air movers and dehumidifiers positioned strategically by our technicians reduce the moisture content of the load bearing walls to return them to proper condition. SERVPRO project managers have a restoration mindset, working hard to design project plans that avoid the need for demolition and instead rejuvenate original building materials. This approach saves time and money.

Moisture does work its way through ceiling tiles and softens the gypsum board lining the interior. These composites are usually made of chipped or pressed wood fibers and water-soluble adhesives. We work with your insurance company to decide whether all efforts should concentrate on the restoration of every building material. SERVPRO counsels flexibility in its remediation approach and takes a practical position when the damage is irreversible and requires replacement of some of the damaged components. A few ceiling tiles and portions of drywall easily switch out and complete the interior reclamation after the drying of the building studs.

With the reopening date secured, SERVPRO looks forward to the end of the season in the fall. Repair of gutters and installation or replacement of adequate insulation keep warmer interior air from melting snow and ice near the edges of the roof. This action prevents water from pushing under the shingles of the roof and into the upper reaches of the building. Closing up the store for the winter then avoids the threat of continuing water damage.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region not only assists with current water damage issues but also helps you plan to close the portals water uses to get inside to commence the problem cycle. Call (603) 527-2518 for a practical and proactive solution.

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When Mold Damage Strikes And Ruins Your Belongings In Franklin

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold lives everywhere, even if we do not see it within our homes.

When Mold Strikes

Mold lives everywhere, even if we do not see it within our homes in Franklin. Individual pieces of mold and its spores are so tiny that you must use a microscope to see them. Populations, though, where colonization takes place, leave little doubt that mold exists.

Franklin residents do not experience higher rates of mold damage than other parts of the country, but each home still holds the potential for this problem to develop. If rainwater enters through tiny openings in the roof, hairline cracks in foundation walls, or along windowsills, mold can begin prolific growth. Many sources, including some inside your home, might exist simultaneously. SERVPRO technicians have the skills to locate these and then take the necessary actions to stop future water from becoming problematic.

When you place clothing, boxes of memorabilia, furniture, or other items near walls or other structures, and lack of ventilation can help moisture build up. Microbes nearby can then use this moisture to reproduce and spread rapidly. Many clothing items, as well as cartons and boxes, contain a significant amount of organic matter, making them highly attractive to microbes.

Whenever we encounter mold damage, we know that our first step in controlling its growth involves finding its source of water. When moisture accumulation is the underlying factor in an infestation, cleaning the items infested becomes a starting point. Boxing your items up for transport to our facility for cleaning allows our other technicians to work within your home. Cleaning walls and other structures in your home of all microbial infestation helps reduce the overall population.

Ensuring that mold damage cannot return and damage your belongings again in the future as quickly as it did in the past, IICRC recommendations include continuous dehumidification. This is especially crucial when using areas such as basements or attic spaces for storage. In addition to a typical dehumidifier, we can place packets that help keep areas dry. These non-toxic desiccant packs last a long time after being placed inside stored boxes.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is a locally owned and operated service, providing round-the-clock services to those in our community when mold damage or other disasters happen to their homes. Calling our number, (603) 527-2518, puts you in contact with professionals skilled in the restoration work your home needs.

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We Provide Laconia Residents With Water Damage Restoration Services They Can Trust

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage can occur in quite a few locations in your Laconia area hotel.

Professional Water Damage Restoration Services

Water damage can occur in quite a few locations in your Laconia area hotel. Unless you know where they all are, or what to look for, it is easy to have problems that you are not even aware of having.

It can take an official inspection of your Laconia hotel to locate water damage. Remember, it only takes a small leak, in the beginning, to lead to significant damage that affects every guest and employee on the premises. We are here to help you catch things before they get out of control and if at all possible, help you prevent future problems.

You have quite a few people trafficking in and out of your hotel on a daily basis. It may not always be possible for you to send staff off to check common areas, searching for signs of water intrusion on your property. SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified professionals are available to provide you with this service and want to provide you with the solutions you deserve.

Accidents happen all of the time, and while you may take action to eliminate immediate hazards, the underlying problems still exist that could affect your entire building. Water penetrates areas quickly, making it hard to track its progress without the proper equipment. SERVPRO technicians have access to water extractors of all shapes and sizes, infrared moisture detectors and drying equipment that makes locating and eliminating hidden pockets of moisture easier. On top of getting the water out of your hotel, we can address any damages to furniture, carpeting, flooring, walls, ceilings, and more. You never have to call another subcontractor who specializes in a specific trait, SERVPRO does it all.

What is more important, is that we are available 24/7, year-round, giving you access to recovery and repair specialists any time, day or night. Our entire Green Fleet of vehicles are stocked and ready to deploy. In an instant, you have a devoted team of professionals on your property ready to perform water damage restoration services that help keep your customers and employees safe.

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for full-service solutions to water issues plaguing your Franklin, Belmont, and Tilton property, today.

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Fire Damage from an Unattended Oven in Belmont

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Belmont Kitchen FIres Can Be Prevented --SERVPRO Tip

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 losses. Fire departments and emergency responders receive a structural fire report every 65 seconds, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
When the smoke clears, SERVPRO can come in and commence the fire restoration process. 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 a clear 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.
Most oven fires are usually small, but the resultant smoke can cause thousands of dollars of smoke damage. SERVPRO has a special procedure for dealing with this type of damage, which includes cleaning up, repairing, and replacing damaged belongings. With temperatures reaching chilling lows during winter, the oven should be the last place to turn to as a source of heat.
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 a coarse skin, check it every thirty minutes to drain out some of the hot greases. 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.

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Second Story Bathroom Leaks Quickly Cause Water Damage to Laconia Homes

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water that is splashed out of an upstairs tub by pets or children could show up months later in stains in your downstairs ceiling.

Second Story Water Damage Requires Professional Services

From the slightest bit of water that overflows from a boisterous child taking a bath to a broken water line that streams water down the inside of a wall, second story water events can spell disastrous results. Laconia residents can often tell when this happens with an overabundance of water on the floor, but an inside leak can remain hidden until visible damage begins to show itself on the exterior of walls or on the ceilings in lower floors.

Our dedicated and competent SERVPRO employees maintain their readiness 24/7, so Laconia homeowners faced with water damage have experts on their side. Maintaining certifications from the IICRC in Applied Structural Drying (ASD), we have the training needed to respond to any water emergency. Also, any area of your home that becomes saturated with water is at risk until dry. This is why we keep the tools and the equipment ready to respond to your water emergencies – every minute counts, and at SERVPRO, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The floor plans from one story in your home differ from others to make the best use of the space within your home. However, this sometimes means that water lines remain enclosed within walls directly over the ceilings of lower levels. When a water line's joint comes undone inside a wall, the water released must come down. Flooding your ceiling and springing through can happen in a short time. Water splashed over the top of the tub can show up months later in stained ceilings downstairs. Both of these situations need professional and skilled mitigation by experienced technicians.

After our employees complete all of the physical work, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) begins where removal of water and any damaged materials and subsequent cleaning left off. More than only using a deodorizing spray, we know how odor forms, so we eliminate it where it begins. Our process uses methods that are safe in the presence of people, plants, and carpeting.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region can be contacted by calling (603) 527-2518. We are always here to take your call and restore your home, no matter the size or complexity of your water damage incident.

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Sewage Cleanup and Restoration From Flood Damage in Gilford

8/9/2017 (Permalink)

Damage after a storm can be overwhelming. Contacting SERVPRO quickly after a storm can start the remediation process immediately.

Our Certified Technicians Arrive Ready to Put Together an Action Plan to Deal With Storm Damage at Your Home

Storms are known for causing water damage to homes and businesses through heavy rainfalls. However, floods caused by severe rains can also cause sewer backup in the drain pipes. These backups, when left alone, can lead to costly damage and numerous health implications.
Once the storm is over, contact SERVPRO immediately to deal with the contaminated water. We offer 24/7 flood damage cleanup services for water damaged properties in Gilford. With many years of experience, our IICRC-certified technicians can restore your house back to normal, “like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO treats three types of water damage in this situation: clean, black, and gray water. Black and gray are the most dangerous. Grey water contains contaminants such as fungi and bacteria and includes aquarium water, wash water, and urine. Inhaling spores from bacteria and fungi can make you sick or trigger allergies.
Black water contains dangerous chemicals, waste products, and other life-threatening contaminants. Black water damage situations always come with disease-causing agents like viruses, fungi, bacteria, and parasites. In addition to triggering allergies and diseases, exposing yourself to microbes from black water can also cause toxic poisoning.
While clean water contains limited contamination, it can create favorable conditions for bacteria and fungi growth over time. Warmer temperature and high humidity after storm damage promote these conditions. As such, we have to dry any part of the structure contaminated with “clean” water as well.
Sewage contains all types of viruses. These viruses can enter your body by consuming contaminated foods/drinks, touching your mouth with contaminated hands, and inhaling airborne viruses. Once in the body, they can cause diarrhea, infections of the eyes, respiratory tract, intestines, stomach, and even liver inflammation. Parasites (such as tapeworm) and dangerous bacteria (such as E.Coli and Salmonella) can also compromise your health and immune system.
The bad news is that your family may be at risk of sewage contamination when a flood comes knocking. The good news is that SERVPRO of The Lakes Region, which is locally based, can arrive promptly to clean up the flood damage. Call us anytime at (603) 527-2518.

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Lose No Gilford Resort Bookings When SERVPRO Helps With Water Removal

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Tubs are meant to be relaxing especially when you are on vacation, but they can quickly overflow causing damage. Call SERVPRO for quick remediation.

Our Technicians Come in Quietly to Quickly Remediate Any Water Damage Problems

Our beautiful area attracts visitors to the lakes and the mountains year round. Closure for even a temporary period because of water incursion is a disaster your resort business cannot afford. The experienced crews at SERVPRO come to the rescue, removing water fast to ensure tourists enjoy their vacations and your enterprise thrives.
The amenities your resort guests expect sometimes result in unexpected consequences. An in-room soaking and whirlpool tub overflows, requiring commercial water removal at your Gilford resort and spa. A speedy response is crucial to assure the comfort of all guests vacationing with you. We have the equipment and the trained technicians to get rid of the water fast without a ripple in the experience of your visitors.
Water flowing from tub to floor not only damages the room where the accident happens but also threatens other areas in your resort. SERVPRO understands that water removal is an immediate need so that the tub contents do not leak into other rooms or common areas. The water in a whirlpool is also considered gray, a moderately contaminated level. This designation is important as it means there is a heightening possibility of microbial growth if it is not managed swiftly. Soaps and other bath products, offer nourishment to the mold spores always present indoors. The water must be removed and all affected areas dried within 24 to 48 hours or mold growth is probable.
Our water removal team arrives with the power and the know-how to remove the water fast. Professional grade water extractors pull moisture from the floors and carpeting. Chances are good we remove the padding and replace it as it is hard to dry and an inexpensive fix. Air movers and dehumidifiers complete the job of moisture reduction, getting the room ready for the next guests.
SERVPRO workers are wise to the way water migrates, and we evaluate the surrounding rooms, on the same and lower levels, to remediate any water damage from the original spillover. Our goal is restoration, both to save you the expense of tear outs and replacements, and to minimize disruption within your property. We work with your insurer to limit your liability.
Water removal is a task at which our crews are masters. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 if part of your resort goes underwater. We get your property clean, dry and refreshed in no time.

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

7/9/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke & Fire Cleanup in Gilford? Call SERVPRO

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 Gilford home, it is important 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.
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 and reaches from the roof down to the top of the door frame, 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 the way 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 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.

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Belmont Flood Damage from Different Types of Water

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Belmont Carpet Flooded? Call SERVPRO for Swift Service and a Dry Home

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

Much of the destruction we restore in homes comes from water. Most of that comes from threats inside the home; 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.

Clean Water is treated water that which contains no waste. The sources for this type of flooding are a burst pipe, an overflowing sink or tub, or a defective appliances. An example would be when a homeowner returns 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 loss here would be the carpet pads and perhaps one or more carpets.

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. Losses 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 anti-microbial agent to ensure a clean result.

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 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 anti-microbial agent and allowed to dry. Once done, we inspect it and clean 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.

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

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Count on SERVPRO to Keep Your Water Damaged Lilburn Business Open

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 the day you open your Laconia area business; water damage has never been farther from your mind. Your customers are happy, your food is great, 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 issues 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 too. 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 situation occurs on your property. We often make recommendations that help you avoid damaging situations altogether and limit the losses that you experience even before things get out of control. Making the decision to contact us gives you access to highly trained restoration technicians with years of experience backing them while also providing us with an opportunity to gain useful information about your company that helps us respond to emergency situations sooner. By accepting our SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan, we offer a mobile app ERP and more to help prevent and mitigate potential losses.
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 simply too old to handle the load. We can help you locate improperly installed appliances, warn you about problems that you might 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 can 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

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Laconia Mold Damage Happens for Specific Reasons

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Spores and Mold Damage in Laconia Can Get Help from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Can Remove Mold Growth Factors Through Remediation

Many homeowners and renters are reluctant to deal with mold. Many of them mistakenly believe that mold infestation means that they have somehow kept a dirty home and are responsible for it. Poor housekeeping is not the reason; mold spores are inside every home and structure except for sterile rooms such as operating theaters and some types of laboratories.

SERVPRO understands that mold damage to Laconia homes only begins when spores have enough moisture to expand and grow. They still do not spread unless they have a food source and the surrounding temperature is in the correct range. To stop, clean, and remove mold, it is important for us to know the details of how growth happens.

A single mold spore is smaller than a mustard seed; it is microscopic. A mass can contain hundreds of spores but is no bigger than the period at the end of this sentence. They stay in the mass and inert unless they somehow break away. Even a rush of air from an air duct can cause it. As they spread, some of them eventually encounter moisture.

Spores quickly absorb water and expand by sending out hyphae, a network that grows like roots over or into a surface depending on the material. If the hyphae grow into the material, it usually serves as a food source also. Drywall, ceiling tiles, and wood panels are the food sources that spores seem to prefer. Hyphae that stay on the surface form new masses which eventually break up and spread the infestation further. All they need now is the right temperature. SERVPRO techs also point out that growth is enhanced by the lack of sunlight.

Most mold spores expand and grow in the range of 68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. This range expands a bit if there are significant sources of moisture and food. There are a few molds that grow in temperatures as low as 32 degrees or as high as 122 degrees. Unless it is the dead of winter, mold can grow and remain a threat anywhere in New Hampshire.

SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is prepared year-round to help you confront and remove mold from your home. Call us today at (603) 527-2518 for an inspection and free estimate. 

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Laconia Water Damage Restoration Has Different Options

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage in Laconia Homes Rely on SERVPRO for Drying and Restoring

SERVPRO Technically Deals with Damages Caused by Water to Your Property in Laconia

Ordinary cleaning services are not up to the challenge of restoration when significant amounts of water harm your home. Water can linger, and secondary damage can occur, exposing your house to permanent problems. SERVPRO offers the trained staff, powerful equipment, and industry leading practices to deliver the best result.
A phone call distracts, and a relaxing bath instead becomes a crisis, the overflow causing water damage to both levels of your Laconia home. Clean up is not completed with a bucket and mop as the water leaks through the bathroom floor and soaks the ceiling and wall below. A call for our comprehensive services removes the water and reverses the deterioration caused by the seepage through building materials.
SERVPRO’s ASD, applied structural drying technicians, arrive swiftly, ready to begin a series of tasks proven to restore your bathroom and the area below to their preloss condition. Our fully equipped trucks hold the tools necessary to extract any water remaining in the bathroom and to initiate and complete necessary drying.
Powerful air movers accelerate the drying of walls, ceiling, and floor. We look carefully at the soaked materials, particularly drywall, to check for crumbling. If insulation is present and wet we typically recommend replacement as it is inexpensive to switch out and challenging and time consuming to dry completely. Water saturated insulation typically also mats and flattens out, losing the ability to function as desired. Other structures that appear solid, yet damp, receive the drying treatment. Measurements of moisture content guide the length of time the air movers and dehumidifiers work. The latter equipment are matched to the required performance and may be LGR, low-grain refrigerated units, or gel-based ones to capture and remove air moisture. Occasionally we add heated air to the mix to reduce the moisture within the affected areas.
Properly dried structures and fixtures and installations, such as carpets, are cleaned of any residue as one of the final steps taken by our crew. Touch ups with paint and inspections to ensure trim, floors, and walls or ceilings are free of buckling and gaping help us keep our pledge to leave your premises "Like it never even happened."  SERVPRO stands by this mission statement, helping you retake control of your life after this mistake.
Homeowners in the know contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region when water damage strikes. One call to (603) 527-2518 gets our experienced team in motion to restore your home.

Protect Your Investment - Your Home

12/14/2016 (Permalink)

All to often people run into problems when it comes time to sell their home. When you list your home with a real estate agent you must divulge if you have had past water damage, mold issues or any other type of damage to the home. This information can make or break the sale of your home. Having the proper documentation can make all the difference. SERVPRO technicians are fully trained to identify, document and restore all the damages that have affected your home so that when it comes time to sell your home you are protected and have piece of mind knowing we are there to stand behind our work. Specialized equipment, moisture meters, picture documentation, detailed estimation and communication ensures that nothing will be overlooked. If your ever in need of clean up services be sure to call the professionals at SERVPRO. 

Not All Cleaning & Restoration Companies are Alike!!!

12/2/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Gym floor is restored with specialty equipment.

What makes one company different from the next? Could it be experience? Attention to detail? State of the art equipment? How about a clear vision? Here at SERVPRO we feel all of these is what makes a company stand apart from the rest. With over 1,600 offices nationwide and award winning Corporate training and support SERVPRO is the leading Cleaning & Restoration company in the country. SERVPRO provides an extensive list of services such as Fire, Smoke & Water damage Clean Up, Bio-Hazard Clean Up, Sewer Damage Clean Up, Duct Cleaning, Mold Remediation Services and much more. Providing 24 hour emergency service you can rely on SERVPRO to be there when you need us. The next time you have the need for any type of clean up services call the people you know you can trust. Call the experts at SERVPRO. "Like it Never Even Happened."

Mold. How Bad Could It Be?

11/29/2016 (Permalink)

Mold on drywall such as in this situation should be removed by experienced professionals like SERVPRO

Mold inside your home or business can cause many problems. Today's structures are built energy efficient meaning that they are air tight and air is not exchanged as well as in older homes. The air inside your structure might have more contaminants than you think. Once mold has developed inside a structure it is very important that the area be sealed off from other unaffected areas so cross contamination is limited. Trained & Certified SERVPRO technicians will evaluate the mold problem in order to determine what steps to take to properly re-mediate the mold.   Only trained professionals like SERVPRO should attempt to remove mold from inside a dwelling. Proper equipment and proven techniques can successfully return your home or business back to it's original condition. If you have the need for mold removal don't settle for just anyone. Call the professionals you can trust. Call SERVPRO!!! 

Hidden Moisture = Big Headaches

11/29/2016 (Permalink)

This finished basement flooded but with the TEAM from SERVPRO onsite immediately it was restored back to normal in days.

All to often homeowners are told "it's just a little water, clean it up yourself". Sometimes advise like that can create BIG HEADACHES!!! Moisture that seeps deep into wall cavities and sub-flooring can cause mold to develop if not dried out properly and potentially cost thousands of dollars in unnecessary clean up down the road. Let the Professionals from SERVPRO evaluate your home or business and make sure that all the moisture has been addressed giving you peace of mind knowing that it has been taken care of in the most detailed manner. You will receive documentation proving that the property has been returned to its original state. Next time you experience a water damage to your home or business call the TEAM that does it all. SERVPRO "Like It Never Even Happened".  


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