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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 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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