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Foul Odors Are No Match For Our Skilled Fire Damage Professionals In Belmont

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Foul Odors Are No Match For Our Skilled Fire Damage Professionals In Belmont 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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How Our Pack-Out Services Can Benefit You After A Fire In Your Franklin Home

11/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Pack-Out Services Can Benefit You After A Fire In Your Franklin Home 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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Dealing with Fire Damage? Don't Stress - SERVPRO Will Cleanup The Mess

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Eliminating Fire Damage Residues In Belmont

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

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

Eliminating Fire Damage Residues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fire Damage Experts In Belmont Discuss Safety Hazards

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts In Belmont Discuss Safety Hazards 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 SERVPRO Handles Smoke from Fire Damage in Belmont With Trained Expertise

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How SERVPRO Handles Smoke from Fire Damage in Belmont With Trained Expertise 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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Garage Fire Damage Restoration for Residents of Franklin

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Garage Fire Damage Restoration for Residents of Franklin 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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Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services in Franklin

1/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services in Franklin 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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Why Do You Need Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Franklin?

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Do You Need Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Franklin? 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
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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Fire Damage from an Unattended Oven in Belmont

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage from an Unattended Oven in Belmont 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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Understanding How Smoke Behaves Helps Us Remediate Fire Damage To Your Gilford Home

7/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding How Smoke Behaves Helps Us Remediate Fire Damage To Your Gilford Home 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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Spring Cleaning Should Include Removal of Signs of Puff-Back, a Type of Fire Damage, in Laconia

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

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