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Slight Commercial Fire Damage can Severely Affect Rindge Area Bed and Breakfast Establishments

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Slight Commercial Fire Damage can Severely Affect Rindge Area Bed and Breakfast Establishments Several methods to remove soot damage are evaluated by our crew to determine the best solution for your fire damaged building.

Removing Fire damage from your business

A small snafu with an overturned candle or a frying pan that got too hot and caught on fire can both cause larger areas of your bed and breakfast home business in Rindge to suffer from bad odors. These odors, depending on what caught on fire, can range from mild and barely noticeable to extreme and heavy smells that make the area unbearable. Any unpleasant smells can cause a decline in your profits, as well as your good reputation.

Small businesses in Rindge with commercial fire damage often find it quite easy to restore the building's physical damage, as its visibility makes repairs seem more critical. Once things look perfect again, unexpected odors make themselves known. Certified by the IICRC, SERVPRO's restoration technicians understand that odors remain behind unless we carry out the necessary treatments to rid your business of all of the odor-causing particles.

Removing damaged materials and cleaning up the visible soot merely reduces the amount of odor occupants experience. Painting specific areas with a smoke-killing paint product helps immensely, but this only works for the specific area covered with a fresh coat. A significant portion of the soot that causes odors exist in other places where even the best equipment cannot mechanically reach and remove to prevent the production of malodors.

Once we eliminate the oily soot and greasy residues from the surfaces inside your bed and breakfast, thermal fogging conducted by our Odor Control Technician (OCT) forces the fog into the same locations the fire pushed the smoke. The heated steam carries odor-neutralizing agents which bond at the molecular level with soot and smoke debris on contact. Afterward, your business smells like it should again, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Cheshire County serves small businesses in the Dublin and Chesterfield areas, making fire damage a past disaster that no longer affects their daily operations. Contact us at our 24-hour emergency service line, (603) 352-7251, for the assistance you need to restore your business. Also, our employees are always available to assist you in making a READY Plan for your business. Doing so can save valuable time in responding to this and many other disasters that can cause extensive harm.

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Mold Damage Remediation Options for Residents of Walpole

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation Options for Residents of Walpole Cleaning up mold on your property, thoroughly and safely, is what we are all about. Call SERVPRO right after seeing or smelling mold in your home.

Team SERVPRO Thoroughly Remediates a Mold Infestation at Your Home

After any water intrusion in your property, it is essential to dry the water-soaked contents and areas as soon as possible to prevent the possibility of mold damage. Most organic materials readily decompose after exposure to bacteria and mildew, which means you need to treat such situations with the urgency that they deserve to prevent further damage. We are providing some of the options that residents of Walpole should consider when they come across such an experience.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians understand moisture is the primary source of mold damage in your Walpole property. That is why we usually start by identifying and removing the source of the water. If the intrusion is coming from leaking plumbing, we fix the system as part of the remediation process. To prevent contamination and to spread the spores, we usually switch off ventilation, heating and HVAC systems that are on the site. If we notice that the filters of the HVAC systems are already contaminated, we can do a replacement.
 
It is the work of our SERVPRO technicians to remove both the non-contaminated and contaminated materials from the site before structural remediation starts. If we notice that porous materials such as carpets, ceiling tiles, and wallpaper have the contamination, we discard them off. In some instances, we use HEPA vacuuming to remove dust and spores from the surfaces of porous materials as long as they are dry and do not have any mold growth.
 
A combination of HEPA vacuuming, scrubbing, and scraping provides an option when cleaning and removing mold growth from semi-porous materials. If we are dealing with glass, tiles or any form of non-porous materials, we first scrub them before using any cleaning procedure. If the contamination was a result of sewage or floodwater, there might be a need to use disinfectants or biocides when cleaning.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians put contaminated materials in polyethylene bags to prevent spore dispersal, ready for disposal. Before we recommend any replacement, we carefully check on a material's structural integrity and level of contamination. After the remediation, we follow-up to be sure your home is back to its former state.
 
SERVPRO of Cheshire County is a trusted leader in mold remediation that offers 24-hour emergency services. Call us at (603) 352-7251 and learn more about the options that we offer.
 
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Dublin’s Commercial Water Damage Experts Discuss Planning Ahead

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Dublin’s Commercial Water Damage Experts Discuss Planning Ahead SERVPRO Provides a Plan for Dublin Business Owners to Help Prevent and Mitigate Water Damage

SERVPRO's ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan Helps Prevent and Mitigate Water Damage


When you own a business in Dublin, planning is essential. As many as 50% of businesses may not recover from an unforeseen disaster; the ones that survive usually have a preparedness plan intact.

If you develop a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile, you can avoid business interruption by having available an immediate plan of action. Having a strategy in place can help you reduce lost revenue due to commercial water damage in Dublin.

Knowing what to do and what to expect is the key to timely mitigation. Being ready for a mishap can give you peace of mind. Whether the issue is a small water leak or large flood, having a plan of attack helps speed up the entire process. An Emergency READY Profile Plan places you a step ahead if damage takes place; you may even be able to avert the incident from ever occurring.

First, our SERVPRO representative comes in and gives you a no-cost inspection and assessment of your facilities. Our SMR records any critical information we would need if a problem occurs. We then prepare a concise profile document that contains only the crucial information needed in case of an emergency. This package also offers a mobile app to guarantee access is at your fingertips.

Next, it is a good idea to prepare a way to get back into your building after a disaster. If you have an evacuation and re-entry plan, you can reduce downtime and more quickly re-activate your business. The ERP also confirms our IICRC certified SERVPRO team as your official emergency water and fire damage mitigation and restoration provider. Whether water, fire, mold, or a flood, you a better situated for any emergency.

The Emergency READY Profile Plan identifies the chain of command for us to get work authorization if anything were to happen. If we know whom to talk to, we can begin mitigation promptly. The ready profile also contains information such as the location of shut-off valves, electrical panels, and many other features. The packet also includes priority areas and priority contact information.

Filling out the ERP makes it simple for us to start work mitigating problems at your business shortly after a disaster happens speeding up the overall time the project takes to complete. Preparedness can make or break your business when things go wrong. For help getting your company prepared for an unwanted happenstance, call SERVPRO of Cheshire County at (603) 352-7251 seven days a week.

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Professional Mitigation Helps Protect Families after Disastrous Flood Damage in Dublin

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Professional Mitigation Helps Protect Families after Disastrous Flood Damage in Dublin SERVPRO Says Keep Your Family Safe from Flooding in Your Dublin Home

SERVPRO Can Offer Excellent Flood Water Removal and Cleanup and Restoration Services

Living in Dublin provides everyone with loads of lovely scenery and fantastic changes between seasons. Sometimes these changes bring undesired events to our front door, and then over the threshold.
 
If your Dublin residence happens to face flood damage, you know your home needs immediate professional mitigation that can stop the progression of a flood's destruction. Flooding is only the beginning of such a catastrophe. How you respond to this terrible event can determine the outcome that your home experiences. When you call us, We're Faster To Any Sized Disaster, meaning we also finish the work more rapidly. Quicker response from us helps minimize many of the different possible types of damage from ever developing, saving you money, as well.
 
Extracting the water left behind after flooding can reveal enormous amounts of silt and mud caked onto not only your floors but underneath furniture and inside cabinets. We remove this filth and clean your household furnishings. This may include a pack-out to our dry facility for cleaning and storage. Afterward, we proceed to dry things out and then begin restorative work, including odor control management. The many stages of mitigating after flood damage may seem complicated, but our highly experienced IICRC certified employees deliver results that make your home safe and comfortable once again.
 
Many items and materials become so damaged that protecting your family requires disposal of them. Typically, the final say on discarding elements rests with you and your insurance adjuster, if one is involved. While we can sanitize your entire kitchen, including cookware and serving sets, all food items that came into contact with the floodwaters can make your family seriously ill if they consume this potentially contaminated food. This disposal includes all canned goods, even though they may seem impenetrable. Groundwater from floods is always considered Black Water, full of bacterial, fecal, and chemical components.
 
SERVPRO of Cheshire County's professionals are ready to serve the area from Walpole through Keene to Rindge and all the way 'round our beautiful county whenever flood damage affects a home. Call us at (603) 352-7251 so our friendly mitigation specialists can assist your family in returning to a beautiful home once again.

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Quickly Remediating The Mold In Your Dublin Home

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Quickly Remediating The Mold In Your Dublin Home Moisture Fuels Mold Infestations in Dublin, Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Professional Mold Treatments by SERVPRO Ensures the Desired Outcome

While you might not think of mold damage as a common threat to Dublin homes, these occurrences happen more often than you might believe. Since mold spores naturally occur in the environment at a microscopic level, the only factors missing from the equation to form mold colonies are moisture, organic food source, and warmth. With the humid environment, you might expect in New Hampshire throughout the warmer months of the year, many cases of mold growth have to get remediated.

While mold damage might present itself in several ways for your Dublin residence, every home is going to differ from another regarding severity and overall damages. You might have read on the internet about DIY methods for removing mold that gets discovered in your home, but the truth is, these methods are rarely effective enough to remove the problem entirely.

Our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians get certified to the high restoration standards of the IICRC. Their ability to combat residential and commercial mold and fungal growth is a testament to the involved training process they undertake and their expertise in the field. This fact makes our team a wise choice for any present mold that you find in your home, as DIY methods rarely impact the entire mold organism and only clean off the surface growth, while also running the risk of spreading the infestation.

From the moment that our team arrives at your home, we seek moisture sources and then get to work quickly sectioning off the affected area with air scrubbers running HEPA filters. This equipment prevents spores from spreading out of this quarantined zone. While removal processes get underway, an antimicrobial solution gets applied to structural elements with porous makeups to penetrate and affect the entire hyphae. Sanding and soda blasting can also prove effective for removing mold colonies seated on surfaces throughout your home. The methods depend on the actual mold infestations found.

Mold cleanup is never something that you want to put off. The problem persists and moves to new areas, spreading the colonies farther and causing more damage. Trust in the experience of our remediation specialists at SERVPRO of Cheshire County to help you overcome this presence in your home and get things back to the way they used to be. Give us a call anytime at (603) 352-7251.

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Commercial Water Damage in Your Dublin Restaurant

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage in Your Dublin Restaurant For Commercial Water Extraction in Dublin, Contact SERVPRO

SERVPRO Strives to Extract Water and Mitigate Damages to Your Eatery

The plumbing system in your busy Dublin restaurant puts up with much use. When many people are filtering in and out of bathrooms all the time, it is essential that you keep up with plumbing repairs and maintenance. Not only can plumbing problems like sewer backups and broken pipes cause water damage to your building, but also inconveniences and potential health hazards for your customers and employees.
 
Therefore, it is a good idea to have the plumbing system for your business maintained and regularly inspected. When a disaster or just a leak does strike, you could have plenty of commercial water damage to your Dublin restaurant to clean up. You want to do this quickly so your restaurant can be back up and running quickly, and to reduce revenue loss. That is where our staff at SERVPRO can help.
 
We understand time is of the essence in these situations, so we do not waste any time getting to your building to help you. Once we have removed any standing water, something we need to pay particular attention to is the flooring. In the case of ceramic tile, the tiles and grout joints are water resistant when they are installed over plywood. However, any cracks make the tile and underlying subfloor vulnerable to water damage.
 
Many times, the tile is unaffected, but water can penetrate the grouting, which causes the subfloor to warp or expand. Because of this, the tiles break apart at the joints and come loose. The tiles have to be reinstalled once the subfloor is dried and restored or repaired. It might be necessary to dry the floor from the bottom or to drill holes into the floor so we can adequately monitor the drying process. To check for moisture under ceramic tiles, SERVPRO technicians use a non-penetrating meter.
 
SERVPRO of Cheshire County wants to get your eatery in Walpole, Fitzwilliam, or Swanzey open for business as quickly as possible, but we also take care to dry everything thoroughly that was affected in the water emergency. By dialing (603) 352-7251, you can be helped by professionals.

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Characteristics of Smoke from Fire and Fire Damage in Your Jaffrey Home

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Characteristics of Smoke from Fire and Fire Damage in Your Jaffrey Home Dryers and lint can, unfortunately, be the cause of a fire in your home. Contact SERVPRO to discuss remediation and fire prevention tips.

Team SERVPRO Understands the Fire Process, and How to Best Remediate the Damage Left Behind

Not many people in Jaffrey consider the danger of their clothes dryer in regards to fires. Sometimes a faulty appliance is to blame, but many fires can be prevented with the proper venting of your dryer. Reduced airflow from lint accumulation provides the perfect conditions for a fire. Lint is extremely combustible, so keeping your dryer free of it is essential.
 
Many newer homes have dryers located away from an outside wall, which means they are vented longer distances, and there are more places for lint to gather. Your home could be at more risk for fire and fire damage in Jaffrey from a lint buildup if your dryer has more extended venting. If you have experienced a fire already, contact our professional staff at SERVPRO for help restoring and repairing your home.
 
When dealing with fire damage of any kind, we also deal with smoke and smoke damage. During a fire, as burning materials decompose, they release gases, solid particles, and aerosols which become suspended in the air. These suspended gases, particles, and aerosols make up smoke.
 
The invisible components of smoke are gases. Oxides of nitrogen are made when organic compounds burn, and sulfur dioxide is made when inorganic compounds burn. SERVPRO techs understand that some of the gaseous by-products from a fire, like hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide, are very dangerous if people are exposed to the smoke during the fire. Once it has been extinguished, and the smoke has been dispersed and evacuated, gases are not a significant factor.
 
Besides fire gases, smoke consists of aerosols and fine particles as well. The solid particles of material that are not burned are usually small particles of carbon. Aerosols are very fine liquid or solid particles which are suspended inside gases. The particles, while suspended, are what makes smoke visible to us. They absorb odors, making soot stink.
 
Once smoke settles on surfaces, it is known as soot. These residues can contain different acids since sulfides and chlorides in smoke combine with humidity in the air or with moisture to make acids. Acidic soot residues cause corrosion and discoloration of materials over time.
 
Because of this, SERVPRO of Cheshire County works quickly to clean the residues from your home in Dublin, Swanzey, or Fitzwilliam after a fire, helping to prevent additional damage. As soon as the fire is out, contact us at (603) 352-7251 so we can restore your home in a timely fashion.
 
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Repairing Flood Damage in Keene

4/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Repairing Flood Damage in Keene When water from a sink or washer flood your home, water can get under the flooring requiring a professional restoration team.

SERVPRO is Here to Help When You Experience Flood Damage in Your Home

Despite being so close to I-95 and the coast, Keene homes still deal with flood damage from much more common, and boring, water sources. A rusted out water heater or a refrigerator with a split water line can pour hundreds of gallons across the floor as quickly as a major thunderstorm.

When this type of flood damage happens in a Keene home, the water level does not usually climb very high unless it happens in a basement where there is no place for it to drain. That usually means it spares the interior walls from the effect of being underwater for an extended amount of time. SERVPRO understands that this does not mean the home is fine, however.

When flooding starts in the kitchen, there is a risk the water gets into the seams of the linoleum and starts to soften the glue. There is little chance of the surface pulling away from the concrete underneath, but this does allow air and water pockets to form.

To stop this, SERVPRO specialists remove the water and then examine the surface for raised points or curling seams that indicate a potential problem. We start by turning off the water if the homeowner has not already. Next, we use a combination of pumps and extraction wands to draw the water off the floor and out of the home.

Once the floor is dry, we look for any raised spots in the linoleum. We accomplish this step quickly before the glue hardens, making it more difficult to eliminate any pockets. We try to force the bubble out of the nearest seam, but if this is not possible, our IICRC certified technicians carefully cut a slit in the middle of the bubble, insert a small amount of fresh glue, flatten it, and then trim the edges to fit together snugly.

Returning any home to its original condition is not a simple procedure. If you are dealing with the effects of flood damage in your home after a broken sink, failed clothes washer or another source, call SERVPRO of Cheshire County today at (603) 352-7251. We are here for you.

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The Importance of Fast Response to Mold Damage in Your Walpole Residence

3/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Importance of Fast Response to Mold Damage in Your Walpole Residence Finding mold in your home can be devastating. Contact our team at SERVPRO when you first see mold for a quick reply and great results.

Team SERVPRO Arrives on the Scene Ready to Remediate the Damage the Mold Infestation Has Caused in Your Home


You might surprise yourself to learn how many Walpole homeowners have little idea about the conditions that can allow mold and fungal growth in their house. While this occurrence is not something that is widespread by any means, the reality is that it can happen to any home at any time in the right conditions. Combatting these environments can help to ensure that your house stays mold free, yet for many, they do not realize that they have the appropriate environment for fungal growth until they already have colonies forming.
 
Mold damage in your Walpole home is nothing that you should put on the back burner and deal with at a later date. In fact, the more that gets understood about mold and fungus growth in your home, the more it gets attributed to health effects that could impact you and your family. This fact solidifies the need to have the situation resolved as quickly as possible, and done by professionals who have experience in mold removal and damage remediation.
 
Our SERVPRO mold remediation specialists get certified to the high standards of the IICRC. This training gives our technicians the latest methods and strategies for mold remediation for all varieties of mold and fungal growth. From the moment that our technicians arrive at your house, we begin sectioning off the affected area to prevent the spread of active spores to new areas of your home. This process involves shutting off your air conditioning or forced air heating and utilizing our negative air chamber and air scrubbing equipment to neutralize spores in the air.
 
Dehumidification is the next step to follow, which coincides with the removal of present colonies in the affected area. Our equipment deeply penetrates into the materials where the colonies seat, removing the entire organism and preventing further growth. Pulling the moisture from the air utilizes our large dehumidification equipment to efficiently do the job, though you might get encouraged to continue efforts on a smaller scale in this area of your home when the source of the moisture cannot get easily identified.
 
Finding mold growing in your home is not something that you want to allow to occur. With all that we know about the health effects that could result from exposure to mold and fungus, trust SERVPRO of Cheshire County to help you remediate the damage it has caused. Contact our specialists today at (603) 352-7251.
 
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Avoid Obvious Mistakes When Fire Damage Occurs in Your Keene Home

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Avoid Obvious Mistakes When Fire Damage Occurs in Your Keene Home Attempting to clean fire damage on your own can cause further damage to your home.

Rely on Professionals for Proper Fire Damage Remediation

Most of us are anxious to clean our homes after a fire damage incident, but did you know you might waste your time and cause further damage if you do not seek professional assistance? If you are insured, working towards reducing the claims is necessary at this stressing time. Not all buildings in Keene are safe to re-enter after such incidents; it is crucial first to do a pre-inspection.

Our SERVPRO technicians can help you prevent further fire damage in your Keene property. If there is some water on your property, we work towards drying the area. We achieve this by installing fans and ventilation in the rooms. If the incident took place during warm weather, we could run a dehumidifier once we have shut all the windows. Sometimes when the weather is cold, we can opt to operate your heating system, and the cold air can help in moisture removal.

If you fail to thoroughly dry draperies, floors underneath and carpets, mold can start to grow and lead to permanent damage. We also know that copper and brass can corrode after exposure to smoke, so we use a copper cleaner to do the cleaning. As a safety measure, we wrap furniture legs using aluminum foil and remove oriental rugs from wet carpeting.

Soot is oily and to protect your household textiles, draperies and carpets from possible stains, our SERVPRO team attempts to remove it before deodorizing and cleaning items. When removing it, we may hold an operating vacuum cleaner nozzle just above the area with the stain. We avoid using an upright vacuum or vacuum attachments since the soot may be forced into the fabrics by the brushes.

Our team from SERVPRO also performs deodorization to remove smoke odor from draperies, carpets, and upholstered furniture. The deodorants that thermal foggers dispense eliminate the odors by neutralizing and breaking up their molecules.

SERVPRO of Cheshire County is an industry leader in commercial and residential restoration. Call us at (603) 352-7251 when you need remediation services, and we can make it "Like it never even happened."

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