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Cleaning Up After Flood Damage Visits Your Keene Neighborhood

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cleaning Up After Flood Damage Visits Your Keene Neighborhood SERVPRO is always ready to help residents in Keene cleanup after a disaster involving flood damage happens.

Cleaning Up After A Flood

While no one likes the idea of living through a flood, knowing how to react to one can help save you unnecessary expense and hardship, should one ever come to your part of Keene. Flooding can happen for several reasons and cover large areas of the city or just a low-lying neighborhood.

SERVPRO is always ready to help residents in Keene cleanup after a disaster involving flood damage happens. The restoration of your home is crucial to its safe and healthy condition. Merely letting a home air dry after a flood leaves behind illness-causing pathogens, increases the chances of microbial infestation, and allows water damage to develop unchecked. We can help you get everything back under control and healthy again, “Like it never even happened.”

Because evaporation of flood waters lifts water vapor into the air, we need to work quickly to protect areas in your home that are currently undamaged. High levels of moisture in the air can damage other materials, including structural components, throughout your home. We arrive with the proper equipment to both dry and clean your home back to sanitary conditions, so you don't need to worry about your children becoming exposed to harmful elements of contamination within your home.

We use cleaning tools that remove silt and other debris from all surfaces in your home, and HEPA-filters on all of our vacuum cleaners. We also use chemical agents to clean both non-porous and porous items, so we eliminate any remaining pathogens.

While many of our cleaners leave a fresh and pleasant scent, hidden microbes can produce more unpleasant scents. We can eliminate these odors quickly if needed, so your home becomes more and more like it was before the disaster.

Removing damaged materials also helps eliminate odors as well as hazards in your home. Wherever we see damaged materials, we remove these so we can replace them with similar items. However, when we find we can clean the item instead effectively and thoroughly, we choose to do this, instead. This keeps your restoration costs more manageable, and can also help make the entire process faster.

SERVPRO of Cheshire County is always ready to help those in Troy, Dublin, and Fitzwilliam through disasters like flood damage. Disasters happen without warning, and that is why we are always on your side, available merely by calling our 24-hour emergency line, (603) 352-7251, 365 days a year. Call us, and we can send out an IICRC-certified team to your home to make things safe again.

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The Mold Damage Experience in Dublin Should Not Be So Stressful If You Observe This

8/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Mold Damage Experience in Dublin Should Not Be So Stressful If You Observe This Remediating mold is a task best left to professionals. Contact SERVPRO when you first see or smell mold in your home.

Team SERVPRO Understands How to Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home 

Mold damage occurs typically after a building has experienced water intrusion. It means to eliminate such challenges, stopping the source of the water should be the first step. After that, water extraction/removal and cleaning the affected items and surfaces follows. We are going to outline some of the techniques that professionals follow when attending to such incidents in Dublin.
 
When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your property to address mold damage in Dublin, we begin by assessing the degree of damage and come up with a work plan. We know that mold can cause health effects and as a result, we use the relevant personal protective equipment. Some of the protective gear we use include cut-resistant and waterproof gloves, disposable earplugs, disposable coveralls, relevant protective head cover, work boots, and goggles. The N95 disposable respirator is usually recommended by OSHA when protecting against dust and mold.
 
During the remediation process, some of your contents may be restorable, and some may be unsalvageable. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians use cleaning solutions to wash non-porous contents such as metal, porcelain, jewelry, and glass. Depending on the situation, we can use a cleaning agent and a wet abrasive sponge to clean contaminated wood furnishing and later on do some refinishing.
 
We usually dispose of window conditioning units with some visible mold growth. By using anti-microbial detergents, we can clean the exterior parts of stereo equipment, TVs, and other expensive electronics that do not have running fans. It is also possible to salvage critical documents and photographs with minor levels of contamination by using damp paper towels and a detergent solution to wipe. By performing HEPA vacuuming, we can remove the mold and dust that settles on the floor when cleaning.
 
After cleaning your contents, our SERVPRO technicians must dry the area to prevent the mold damage situation from recurring. To enhance the drying process, we might set up air movers to circulate dry air within the structure. We can also perform dehumidification to remove humid air from the site. We do this by using a desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifiers.
 
At SERVPRO of Cheshire County, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and our highly trained technicians use advanced cleaning and restoration equipment. Call us at (603) 352-7251 when you need a trusted industry leader to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Creosote in Your Dublin Chimney can Cause Fire Damages

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Creosote in Your Dublin Chimney can Cause Fire Damages Fireplaces add a warm ambiance to your home but need to be maintained regularly. Contact SERVPRO after a fire for remediation as well as prevention.

SERVPRO Tackles Fire Damage as Well as Offering Prevention Tips for Reducing Any Future Fires

Chimneys are a vital component to many Dublin homes. While in the warmer months of the year, the fireplace or furnace in your home gets used very little, understanding the risks of having a chimney at all, or improperly using it, can help keep your family safe and reduce the risk of fires breaking out in your home.

The more that you know and appreciate about your fireplace, furnace, and chimney structure, the better able you are to prevent unfortunate circumstances which lead to fire damages in your Dublin residence. Our SERVPRO professionals have responded to many fires which originated from one of these elements, and so it is important to understand the risks involved.

One of the first things that you need to consider is a build-up of creosote in your chimney flue or liner. These situations are usually a direct result of burning wood in a fireplace or having a wood burning stove that serves to distribute heat throughout the entire house. This build-up can pose a significant risk to those living in your house.

Creosote is a chemical product of unburned gases causing condensation on the hot walls of your chimney lining. These gases are released almost specifically when wood gets burned. As this by-product accumulates in the chimney, it ultimately gets substantial enough to be a fuel source for spontaneous fires breaking out in your chimney.

These fires can spread quickly and burn very hot, causing much structural destruction and irreparable damages to the contents of your home in the affected areas. Fortunately, our SERVPRO team can arrive quickly once the fire is out to help you clean up the mess.

Avoiding this unfortunate circumstance is often as simple as getting your flue and chimney inspected every fall before you start heavily using it. This chute might need to get cleaned before it can be safe to operate again for the next season.

If the unfortunate fire has already taken place, you can depend on our SERVPRO of Cheshire County team to help you clean up the mess and restore the damages that have occurred. Give us a call today at (603) 352-7251.

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Severe Weather Can Mean Flood Damage in Dublin

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Severe Weather Can Mean Flood Damage in Dublin Storms, Winds, Trees, Water Damage in Dublin--What To Do? Call SERVPRO

Dublin Storm Damaged Properties--The Solution is SERVPRO

Already this summer significant rains and wind storms resulted in toppled trees and utility lines near Dublin. The damage from a severe storm can expose many areas of your house to swiftly moving water, as well as threatening to submerge the lower levels of your dwelling under several inches of water. You need professional assistance from a reliable restoration company.
 
When your Dublin residence experiences the destruction heavy tree branches bring, the flood damage can be shocking. The amount of water flooding into your home from many different access points is far more than a shop vac can manage. Waiting for the waters to recede risks secondary damage. Our storm and flood damage crews are on call 24/7 when our community needs an emergency response.
 
To limit additional damage to your home, SERVPRO first secures and stabilizes the damaged exterior with boards and tarps. Then we inspect the damage done as the water rushed from the roof and upper levels into your basement. Chances are good your power may be temporarily disconnected, but this does not delay our efforts to remove the water collected in your lowest level. Our vehicles feature gas-powered submersible pumps and truck mounted water extractors that operate to capacity from our onboard generators.
 
SERVPRO crew members trace the path of the water, taking moisture readings or infrared scans of the walls, steps, ceilings, and floors affected. We can mark these wet areas with Blue Painters' Tape. The moisture levels inform our drying goals and also help us pinpoint any hidden caches of water. Release and extraction of hidden water are crucial to avoid microbial growth and structural component deterioration. We might drill holes or remove sections of drywall to access the water.
 
Although the source of the rainwater is relatively clean, SERVPRO crew leads evaluate the quality of the water in the lowest level. The failure of the municipal system to manage the storm sewer overflow during heavy rains can cause a backup of human waste into your home that requires special handling. If chemicals or paints stored in the basement tip into the flood waters, contamination is proven as well. Under these circumstances, we need to contain the extracted liquid and check with local rules on how to appropriately dispose of it.
 
Once the majority of the flood water exits via pumps and extractors, SERVPRO employees position air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to remove water from porous structures. The mantra every technician memorizes is wet to dry, and we ensure water moves into the drier, warmer air to then be condensed or absorbed by refrigerant or desiccant dehumidifiers.
 
Do not delay your call to (603) 352-7251 for help with storm-related home flooding. SERVPRO of Cheshire County is ready and able to respond fast with the highest degree of professionalism.

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Why Professional Restoration Is Better Than DIY Methods For Water Damage In Your Dublin Home

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Professional Restoration Is Better Than DIY Methods For Water Damage In Your Dublin Home Water damage to your home requires immediate attention.

Why Professional Restoration Is Better Than DIY Methods

There is a dramatic difference between small messes in your Dublin home and ones that inevitably require professional restoration to clean up. While you can usually easily tell the difference between the two, it is important to understand the risks associated with improperly or inadequately cleaning up and drying water damages to your house.

Regardless if this was just a simple error on your part or something completely out of your control, water damage to your Dublin home require immediate attention. Not only do you jeopardize weakening construction materials used to build your home, but persistent dampness could allow for mold growth in as little as three days.

Fortunately, our SERVPRO professionals are available anytime that you need us. Our extensive training and high certification standards ensure that we can handle any situation efficiently. From the moment that we arrive at your house, we get to work on assessing the full scope of the damage with a thorough inspection.

While many of the instances that we encounter only require mopping and light extraction/drying efforts, most substantial water damage might be present. To ensure that all of the moisture and dampness get completely removed, our SERVPRO technicians utilize thermal imagery. This equipment allows our team to look inside of wall cavities, under flooring and above ceiling spaces to properly identify problem areas.

Drying the area is one of the most important aspects of restoring water damage in your home. This step is where a lot of DIY homeowners fail, leaving moisture to weaken structural components in their house continually. Our professionals utilize heavy duty air movers and dehumidification equipment to extract all of the moisture present in the affected areas.

Overcoming water damage in your home does not have to be an overwhelming ordeal. Learning to identify simple messes from more complex ones can save you a lot of trouble and money, choosing to use professional restoration services to prevent prolonged and worsening damage. You can count on our SERVPRO of Cheshire County restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess quickly. Give us a call today at (603) 352-7251.

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Drying Up Water Damage in Your Dublin Home

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Drying Up Water Damage in Your Dublin Home Plumbing leaks can often happen unnoticed over time until you finally gain sight of the damage. Call SERVPRO when you see or suspect water damage.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Equipped With Tools to Help Efficiently Dry Out Your Water Damaged Home

Water loss incidents in your Dublin home might not be a common thing to see, but it is wise to prepare yourself for what you would do if it does occur. While you might get overwhelmed at first at the water spreading out through certain areas of your home, the right restoration approach can ensure that your residence returns to its original condition more efficiently.

While there are many reasons that you might experience water damages in your Dublin residence, among the most common of these is complications with the plumbing system. Everything from a persistent leak to the full out rupture can cause damage to areas of your home, and restoring this damage is a process that you should entrust to professionals who can get it done correctly and efficiently.

Entrusting this task to our SERVPRO professionals is a wise decision, as our team all must get trained to the high standards of both our company and the IICRC for restoration techniques for the industry. This fact can assure you that our technicians get well equipped to handle any situation we face.

Even without the need for extraction, drying is one of the most critical elements to water damage restoration in your home. This process is thorough, as any lingering moisture or dampness could continue to weaken structural components or create the appropriate conditions for mold and fungal growth.

Many tools get used by our SERVPRO technicians in the drying process from air movers and dehumidifiers to weighted extractors and our injectidry system. These implements get used to ensure that all of the present moisture gets removed from every area, including wall cavities and subflooring. Thermal imagery double checks the work that we do to ensure that all of the moisture is gone.

You can never prepare your home for the possibility of water damages, but you can put a plan together to call the right team to help you clean up the mess. Our SERVPRO of Cheshire County water restoration specialists are available 24/7 by calling (603) 352-7251.

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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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