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Laconia Residents Count on SERVPRO for Water Mitigation

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

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When Water Intrusions Cause Problems in Laconia Homes Our Technicians Provide Professional Water Damage Services

The city of Laconia got its start with the Abenaki Indians. The area that is now The Weirs was once an Abenaki settlement known as Acquadocton Village. The colonists discovered several fishing weirs at the Winnipesaukee River outlet. One of the goals of early explorers was to trace the Piscataqua River up to Lake Champlain. Indian folklore mentioned the great rivers and lakes of Canada, and they hoped this path would lead to that discovery.

Endicott Rock Commemorates a Town

Endicott Rock is a local landmark that marks the event of the Endicott survey team surveying the location around 1652. In 1746, a fort was built in Laconia. The settlement of the fort did not take place until 1746 due to the hostilities between the French, English, and Native American allies. The town was known as Meredith Bridge at this time.

Industry Develops, and A Town Grows

Mill Street and Parade Street are two streets that were first to see business growth. Mill Street saw the development of grist and lumber mills in 1765. Taverns followed on Parade Street. The courthouse was built in 1822 and would later become the county seat. The Belknap Mill began in 1823 to manufacture textiles and is a museum today. When it comes to brick textile mills in the US, it is the oldest, unaltered facility. Locals

businesses that followed produced:

  •   Lumber
  •   Shoes
  •   Textiles
  •   Knitting machinery and needles
  •   Hosiery

While all that was welcomed into the city as it brought business and people, the biggest employer would be the Laconia Car Company. It started in 1848 and manufactured subway cars, rail cars, and trolley cars through the 1930s. In 1849 the railroad came to town and brought with it, not only freight but summer vacationers. Weirs Beach was a popular summer tourist spot. 

Laconia Incorporates 

When the town was incorporated in 1855, it was given the name Laconia. The city's name is thought to come from the old Laconia Company. This company was put together by John Mason. The Mason Proprietors' job during the colonial period was to sell land parcels. In 1893 Laconia went from being a town to officially incorporating as a city. 

The Great Fire of 1860

Two weekly Laconia newspapers would report one of the most devastating events in New Hampshire in 1860. On November 21, a fire struck in the early morning. The area impacted stretched from Water Street and Mill Street, the main business region, to the Winnipesaukee River. The only businesses to survive the fire was the Belknap Mill and the Ranlet Car Shops. The newspapers, Winnipesaukee Gazette and New Hampshire Gazette were burnt out too but were able to print with other papers' help. 

Indescribable destruction to Businesses

According to The Democrat, “It is a calamity whose full effects are not yet realized ... It will probably be a long time since buildings of the style and magnitude of those constructed will be erected, if indeed, they ever are.”

Rising winds spread the flames and fueled the fire. Cerro Gordo House caught fire, and the inmates barely escaped. The pail factory, sash and blind factory, and the box factory were engulfed. Five more buildings would catch fire from a gale that arose and swept the flames in their directions. Eventually, firefighting efforts were given up as the street itself was too hot. Three-fourths of the village businesses were destroyed in under three hours despite the effort of the townsfolk, firefighters, and neighboring towns. Sadly, the buildings that burned were destroyed in 1846 in another fire. The city learned to avoid building a large number of wooden buildings in one area. Brick buildings were critical. 

Laconia Fire Fighting History

The Great Fire of 1860 was the incentive for establishing better fire protection and private fire brigades. Companies set them up, but they were made available to the public as well. By the 1870s, these private companies were all set with uniformed firefighters, firehouses, and modern equipment. The fire brigade was photographed in 1875 in Laconia. Their pride was a steam-powered water pump called an Amoskeag Steamer.  The fire company had grown by 1888 and had a hook and ladder and two horse-pulled wagons. The Weirs firehouse was built in 1894. Two more major disasters would take place:

  •   In 1902, the Masonic Temple and a livery stable were destroyed by an explosion.
  •   In 1903, the Great Lakeport Fire destroyed Lakeport

A City That Overcomes Adversity

Today there are over 15,000 people in Laconia. Over the years, they have faced tragedy with perseverance and faith that they can make it through. And they proved they can. They rebuilt, more than once, and came back stronger than before. Now visitors come each year to enjoy the many events Laconia has to offer. Laconia Motorcycle Week, or Bike Week, is one of the largest in the country. Competition heats up in the winter during the Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby. 

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration to Laconia Homes

When fires hit a home and firefighters are needed, water and chemical removal are needed. People often do not think of water mitigation during a fire, but it needs to be addressed immediately. If let set, the water and chemicals from fire hoses can cause extensive damage. They are both caustic to surfaces they come in contact with and can cause secondary damage, such as mold. SERVPRO can extract excess water, clean up the chemical residue, and mitigate the fire damage. Fire and water restoration includes:

  •   Removing charred remains and unsalvageable content
  •   Water extraction with different pumps
  •   Drying structural elements and content
  •   Removal of smoke residue and soot
  •   Deodorizing the home
  •   Reconstruction and restoration
  •   Content cleaning

Our goal is always to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” We are proud of our city and how the neighbors handle problems when they occur. We are also proud to do our part in mitigating many of those disasters. Contact SERVPRO of the Lakes Regions at (603) 527-2518 for water mitigation in Laconia.

How Do Laconia Property Owners Handle Water Damage Resulting from Deteriorated Old Piping?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property The structural damage that water causes can be expensive to repair if not handled by professionals.

Water Damage Restoration in Laconia Requires the Help of Certified and Experienced Professionals Like SERVPRO Technicians.

As a property owner, you know that water leaking into your Laconia property can cause a wide range of damages, including structural damage. Fortunately, if you act fast by contacting a reputable restorer like SERVPRO immediately, we can stop the damage from spreading. Water travels fast, and its secondary destruction begin to occur within 24 to 48 hours.

What should a property owner do after noticing the water leak?
A small leak can also cause significant water damage in your Laconia home if not addressed on time. However, you can take the steps below to minimize the damage:
    •    Turn off the main water supply into your property.
    •    Switch off electricity at the main if the water damage is extensive. That helps minimize the chances of electrocution.
    •    Move damaged contents to a dry area.
    •    Hire a plumber to fix the leak.

Where does mold growth occur?
Mold growth occurs within 24 hours in warm, dark, and wet areas like in bathrooms, behind drywall, ceiling tiles, and paper products. However, the airborne spores that mold releases can travel to other parts of your property, causing outbreaks in different surfaces. Our professional restorers can perform mold remediation in your property.

How do restorers limit mold spores from spreading?
SERVPRO technicians can use 6-mil polyethylene and PVC pipe to construct containment in the affected area. The containment helps to:
    •    Prevent contaminants from spreading to unaffected areas
    •    Protect the property’s occupants and our employees from breathing in the contaminants.
    •    Manage airflow from the unaffected area to contaminated areas.

After containment, we can use concrobium, which is a botanical product, to treat the affected area. The product acts against microorganisms and stops their development. Most property owners prefer the botanical product to chemical compounds. We can also remove and replace the affected materials.

What does the restoration involve?
When we get to your residence, we can conduct a thorough inspection and come up with a restoration plan. The plan may include water extraction, mold remediation, drying, and dehumidification using innovative equipment.

Is dehumidification necessary?
Most property owners think severe pipe leaks and floods only cause water damage. However, high moisture levels in the property's environment can also cause significant damage to your property. The moisture is capable of damaging your floors, drywall, and furniture. We can use refrigerant dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity in the air. The equipment lowers the humidity ratio in the affected property.

The structural damage that water causes can be expensive to repair if not handled by professionals. Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for assistance. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

What Can Water Mitigation Specialists Do for Your Laconia Home?

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Do Contractors Respond with Restoration Technicians?  

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

  • Repairs
  • Debris Removal
  • Controlled Demolition 

What Approach is Most Efficient for Extraction? 

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

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

What is Content Management?  

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

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

What Happens After Mitigation?  

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

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

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

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

What is an extractor?

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

What kinds of extraction equipment are there?

There are several types of extraction equipment, including:

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

What is a light wand used for?

A light wand or carpet wand has three main uses:

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/7/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

What Are Some Common Causes of Refrigerator Leaks?

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

How Can SERVPRO Techs Restore My Kitchen After Cleanup?

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

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

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

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

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Damage and Cleaning of Your Laconia Carpets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

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

What Laconia Homeowners Need to Mitigate Water Loss Correctly

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Fast Response Can Save Your Water Damaged Home in Laconia

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Get Quick Restoration for Ceiling Water Damage in Laconia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Water Removal Franklin–Basement Plumbing Leaks

9/15/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Water Removal Strategies Will Save Your Hardwood Floors In Franklin

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

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Professional Water Removal Strategies Save Hardwood Floors In Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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How Professionals Remove Water Damage From Your Franklin Home

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

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

Professional Water Removal Operations in Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

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

Remediating High Moisture Content After Water Damage In Laconia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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".