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Restoring Dublin Flood Damage

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoring Dublin Flood Damage Let SERVPRO help you make the decision about what furniture to save or let go and restore your home after flood damage.

SERVPRO Helps Make the Decision to Restore or Replace Your Furniture After a Flood to Keep Your Home Safe and Clean

After a significant storm, Dublin residents have to make tough decisions. The resulting floods turn what were once family heirlooms into a pile of scrap. Bedroom sets and other furniture older than some cities in our country are now worth little more than firewood.

Dublin flood damage decisions can be even more difficult, but getting assistance from a professional remediation company helps. SERVPRO has helped many of our neighbors determine what is salvageable and what has to be thrown out. For items salvaged, we can also work with the major insurance companies to make sure you get what your policy owes you.

We make our recommendations based on guidelines issued by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). As an example, a sofa that was in the water just up to its legs causes some minor damage and perhaps ruins the finish on the legs. It is relatively minor in cost, and an insurance company signs off on the repair work.

If the sofa was in deeper water and the upholstered material has begun to shrink, or the color has begun bleeding into the water, it is not replaceable without significant expense. In most cases like this, insurance companies determine it is cheaper to replace the item rather than attempting to restore it.

If the owner still decides to restore it, SERVPRO can do that. We make sure the customer understands that there are no guarantees because of the damage, but if they agree, we do our best to return the item as close to its pre-flood condition as possible.

We use air movers to dry the legs and the upholstery. The machines can be adjusted to gently blow warm air over the wood and fabric to prevent warping and shrinkage. There is little to do for lost color pigments, but if the location is near the bottom of the sofa, it may not be too noticeable and is acceptable to the customer. Technicians can also refinish the legs to match the original color.

Our goal is to help you put your home back together. It sometimes means making hard decisions and letting go of a few items to make a safe, clean home for your family once again. If you are in this situation now, call SERVPRO of Cheshire County at (603) 352-7521 today. We are here for you.

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Basement, Crawlspace, And Carpet Water Removal In Dublin

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Basement, Crawlspace, And Carpet Water Removal In Dublin Water emergencies occur when homeowners least expect them.

Water Removal

Water emergencies occur when homeowners least expect them. It could be a burst pipe, a flood, or a broken appliance such as a water heater or dishwasher. Regardless of the source, unexpected flooding puts your home at risk and requires immediate water removal action.

At SERVPRO, we offer advanced water removal services for residents in Dublin and its environs. When you call us, we provide a detailed outline of our processes and answer all your questions to help alleviate your anxieties. We tell you about your options, what to expect, and how we can help. Our technicians are professionally trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Our services include flood cleanup, sewage water removal, basement water removal, carpet water removal, and mold cleanup. The restoration process is designed to eliminate rot, rust, and mold damage from the flooded house. Our emergency water extraction equipment is efficient at pumping out excess water to prevent serious water damage on structural components and property therein.

SERVPRO understands that exposure to sewage damage, which may accompany the water leakage in certain instances, is a serious health hazard. Neglecting to clean up sewage water damage can lead to an unhealthy and dangerous environment. Our water removal experts use various techniques to extract excess water from the basement, crawlspace, and other places where it may have traveled. We also have industry-standard antimicrobial products that can kill any bio-hazardous contaminants in the water.

Flooded carpet, in particular, can contain mold and other microbes that have damaging repercussions on any material they colonize. Carpets that have sustained extensive water damage, or have been wet for more than 24 hours, should be removed. SERVPRO Professionals can wash the underlying floor with an antimicrobial solution to get rid of any bacteria lingering behind. Carpet mold damage is inevitable in areas prone to wet conditions if quick water removal services are not provided.

When you need a quick and reliable water removal service in your area, SERVPRO of Cheshire County is there to help. We have an emergency water damage and flood damage response team on standby 24/7, every day of the year. For any help, call us today at (603) 352-7251.

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Stopping Mold Damage in Dublin

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Stopping Mold Damage in Dublin Moisture causes mold to grow along with a food source, such as drywall. If you discover mold growth on your walls, call SERVPRO to remediate.

How Mold Grows and Spreads in Your Home

Mold is nearly everywhere in Dublin. The only places you do not find its spores are surgical theaters and clean laboratory rooms. Fortunately, the mold is not a threat unless it has certain conditions.

Mold damage in a Dublin home happens when these spores come into contact with enough moisture and food at the right temperature range. Since that range is about 68 to 86 Degrees, that covers most homes in New Hampshire and around the country, year-round. To stop mold and restore the damage, SERVPRO technicians have studied each growth pattern and determined the best way to interrupt it.

Spores are dormant until they come into contact with water. It takes very little moisture to cause several to expand, extending hyphae out. These structures grow out over and into surfaces, searching for a food source like wood, cellulose, natural fibers like wool and cotton, and drywall. Since it is impossible to remove all of these materials, our technicians pull down and dispose of those pieces already infested.

The temperature range for mold growth is also the comfort range for homeowners, raising or lowering it past those levels is difficult and expensive. Those levels must be artificially maintained to prevent future growth, which would be even more challenging, especially in cooler months.

Because of these factors, SERVPRO concentrates on removing the moisture source and then cleaning existing mold. The source inside a home is usually from a dripping or otherwise damaged pipe. To find the source, we trace the mold growth to locate the starting point. It usually gives us the moisture source so we can identify it and repair the leak, be it a pipe or even minor damage to the roof. Our technicians can repair all of this, to include replacing a roof if needed.

Once we stop the leak, we use anti-microbial sprays to destroy the active spores. If we find infested building material, we remove and dispose of it. It is necessary to destroy the mold first as that lowers the chance of accidentally spreading spores as we remove the infested pieces from the house.

For more information on what SERVPRO of Cheshire County can do to clear your home of mold, call us today at (603) 352-7251. We are here for you through any other type of disaster.

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Professional Remediation of Smoke and Fire Damage can Save Your Dublin Apartment's Deposit

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Professional Remediation of Smoke and Fire Damage can Save Your Dublin Apartment's Deposit Smoke and fire damage can make your apartment uninhabitable. Contact SERVPRO and we'll work on getting you back your entire deposit.

SERVPRO Technicians Expertly Handle Your Smoke and Fire Damage Emergency

Few landlords in Dublin deem 'normal wear and tear' to include smoked-up walls or charred carpet holes. Finding this kind of damage in a dwelling during a move-out inspection is often grounds for forfeiture of the deposit paid when you first moved into the unit. Therefore, restoring your apartment's interior when such situations exist becomes crucial to have your funds returned to you when moving to another location.
 
Renting an apartment can help you save money for larger purchases, but unrepaired smoke and fire damage in Dublin can take that all away from you. Smoke damage can cause the same problems. SERVPRO can remove the signs that a problem ever existed so you can present your former home to the landlord in as good, if not better, shape in which you first rented the unit.
 
We specialize in removing all traces of the damage like greasy cooking messes, cigarette smoke, small burn marks on carpets and other surfaces, and other visible evidence. Strong odors can also create problems with a landlord who believes that it could cause future tenants to refuse to rent the unit, but we can eliminate bad odors, also.
 
Because we maintain a high level of discreteness when dealing with our clients, you can rest assured that we never divulge your apartment's details to your neighbors. We also aim to provide the highest possible quality services, so we take the time to earn IICRC-backed certificates in Carpet Repair and Reinstallation (RRT) and Fire and Smoke Restoration (FSRT). Regardless of how bad you might think a situation is, we can help. When we finish, your apartment should look and feel “Like it never even happened.”
 
At SERVPRO of Cheshire County, we include the renters in our community as vital partners in our local economy. Without rental income, property ownership in our area would not thrive. For all your smoke and fire damage needs, contact us at (603) 352-7251, 24/7, every day of the year.

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Dealing With Flood Damage in Keene After A Storm

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Dealing With Flood Damage in Keene After A Storm When floodwaters affect your entire region, it's time to call the trained technicians at SERVPRO to remediate the damage in your home.

Removing Water Correctly After Flooding is Key in the Remediation Process

Although the attention is directed South right now, flooding can happen along our Eastern coast just as easily. Successful restoration of homes and property after a hurricane or any other storm depends in part on how quickly a response team arrives and when they start working.

Cleaning up flood damage in Keene after a storm can take a significant amount of time. It is important that a homeowner can contact a service and receive an immediate response to their request. It is why SERVPRO maintains a Response Team on a 24-Hour recall.

We know from years of experience that arriving at a home within an hour after the request for help is worth days of work and potentially thousands of dollars. The faster we can pump out any standing water means that walls, floors, and carpets start to dry out that much quicker. Depending on the size of the structure, our technicians can finish the job in less than a day. Even in larger homes (i.e., a mini-mansion), we take no more than two.

With the water gone, we start work on two keys tasks; drawing out water trapped in carpets and wooden floors as well as drying out walls with excessive moisture. For carpets and floors, we deploy several types of water extraction wands. These vacuum tools are designed to remove water without causing harm to the nape of the carpet or further damage to the surface of wood floors.

Removing moisture from walls and ceilings is a time-consuming task, but doing it right means we do not have to remove and replace ceiling tiles or drywall. Removing moisture is also a cost-saving option in most cases. Technicians set-up dehumidifiers to draw water from the surrounding air. Our larger units can remove over 20 gallons from the air each day.

Other Response Team members establish air movers at key positions in the affected rooms. These devices direct warm, dry air across wet surfaces to force out the moisture where the dehumidifiers trap and remove it. Drywall is fragile when wet, so we carefully control the temperature of the air movers to avoid damaging it.

Using these techniques as part of an overall restoration plan means we can help you return to a dry, safe home as quickly as possible. When you need our services, call us at (603) 353-7251 immediately. The SERVPRO of Cheshire County Response Team is here to help.

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Understanding Washing Machine Leaks in Your Dublin Home

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Understanding Washing Machine Leaks in Your Dublin Home Washing machines are helpful especially if you have a family. Should yours leak from the supply or the machine itself, call SERVPRO to remediate.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly on the Scene of the Water Damage to Prevent Any Secondary Damages from Forming

When you have a washing machine installed in your home, it offers up a huge convenience in keeping your family’s clothes clean. However, you could have a huge mess on your hands if the washing ever backs up, overflows, or is installed poorly. In a short time, your laundry room floors and any rooms nearby can be saturated with water which uproots tile flooring, seeps into floor joists and walls, and permeates carpeting and padding. If you do not clean the water up right away, you have a breeding ground for mildew, mold, and must odors which can weaken your home’s structure if not treated.
 
When leaks happen from the supply line of your washer, the water which leaks onto the floors of your home is clean. Most other water, however, is filthy, whether it comes from the sewer pipes or current load of dirty laundry, and can spread bacteria and water to nearby areas, besides creating other water damage issues in Dublin. After a washing machine problem, the biggest challenge is cleaning up properly. You not only need to dry the area thoroughly, but sanitize it as well to prevent mildew, mold, and offensive odors.
 
SERVPRO, a professional water damage remediation company, can come to your rescue in a situation like this. It is in your best interest to give us a call when you are facing a water damage disaster, as we specialize in all kinds of water damage restoration. If the damage is not properly cleaned up and your home dried, even from a small event, you can be looking at a lot of damage to your home.
 
Other causes of your washing malfunctioning can be due to it not being properly installed. You need a professional service to ensure proper installation to avoid accidents such as this. Hoses on you washing machine may also fail due to age. Hoses have only an approximate lifespan of five years before they need replacing.
 
The water level switch may fail, especially if there is a kink, clog, or small hole in the hose. Alternatively, the water inlet valve can break and not stop the flow of water into the tank.
 
No matter the issue, SERVPRO of Cheshire County can be to your home quickly with professional grade equipment to extract the water from your home and dry it out again. Just get in touch with us at any time by dialing (603) 352-7251.
 
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Commercial Property Owners in Keene Turn to SERVPRO for Assistance with Fire Damage Restoration

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Property Owners in Keene Turn to SERVPRO for Assistance with Fire Damage Restoration Keene People and Places Trust SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO Is Always Ready to Assist with Emergency Smoke & Fire Remediation Services in Keene

Our team is currently working on a job in Keene where a 4-alarm fire caused severe damage to two apartments above a well-established men’s clothing store. After Southwest N.H. and Mutual Aid firefighters successfully doused the flames, the owners of the structure, the Wichland Family called in SERVPRO.

After a thorough inspection of the Keene area property, we found extensive fire and smoke damage, as well as some water damage. One of the apartments required a complete demolition and reconstruction while the below unit had significant problems caused by water used to get the flames under control. Fortunately, the fire spared the men’s clothing store, which opened without incident the next day.

While our restoration of this property is still underway, SERVPRO would like to thank the Wichland Family for the opportunity to provide them with excellent services and reiterate our commitment to the ongoing project. We would also like to express a sincere thank you for the heartfelt letter placed in yesterday’s Keene Sentinel; we are honored to be among those chosen to respond to assist with your emergency.  Derek and Ryan Paul owners of SERVPRO are touched by the Wichland Family's published "Thanks to our Community" kudos.

Without the support of our customers, SERVPRO would not have the trust of the community. We intend on continuing to provide property owners with a variety of emergency response services that include fire, water, and storm damage, as well as mold remediation throughout the area. Our technicians make every effort to provide you with solutions to problems that develop on your residential or business property and put our IICRC-industry certification, equipment, and resources to the test every day.

With staff and crews available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, we can quickly respond to many problems that affect members of our local community. We have technicians ready to handle any size job you have in mind while also having the ability to think outside of the norm to produce the quality results you deserve.

Contact SERVPRO of Cheshire County for assistance with emergency situations that occur on your property in Keene, Jaffrey and Rindge. You are not alone; we also live and work in this great community. We have quality professionals standing by ready to respond, immediately. (603) 352-7251

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Take Our Advice To Avoid Further Mold Damage In Rindge

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Take Our Advice To Avoid Further Mold Damage In Rindge Moisture and Mold Work Together to Damage Homes in Rindge--Get SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO Tips Reduce the Re-occurrences of Mold Proliferation

Mold spores await just two substances to multiply and grow -- water and a supply of organic matter to eat. Limit one of them, and you keep microbial outbreaks from destroying your home. Talk to the experts in mold remediation at SERVPRO about helpful hints that keep mold from coming back.
 
When you survive an outbreak of mold, damage like this to your Rindge home is an experience you really prefer not to repeat. Take full advantage of both the experience and the expertise we hold with regard to mold and how it grows to take some practical steps that minimize the chance of it disturbing your life again after remediation.
 
First and foremost, realize that even an industry leader like SERVPRO can never remove all mold spores from your house. Mold spores are an essential part of our environment, breaking down organic material so that it can be used again as nourishment for plants in the world around us. Some fungi directly improve the lives of individuals, examples being medicines, yeast for bread and molds for cheeses. These organisms usually live in balance with humans, and we inhabit the same places constantly.
 
The only way to keep your home free of unwanted and destructive mold colonies is to reduce the moisture that activates the spores. Our managers are eager to discuss strategies with you to limit the exposure mold spores in your home have to water. SERVPRO technicians know that just a small amount of water and 24 to 48 hours is all it takes to give mold a head start.
 
We suggest that after a water intrusion, contact SERVPRO restoration professionals before those 48 hours expire. Ignoring leaks or simply letting flood water recede are two of the most common reasons mold flourishes in a home. Failing to investigate unusual earthy or musty odors also put your home at risk of mold outbreaks as the organisms do not need sunlight to grow. Hidden mold colonies under appliances, in closets or between walls are remediable if you act when that characteristic smell announces a problem.
 
SERVPRO also counsels homeowners to install and use exhaust fans, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers appropriately and consistently in humid conditions. Mold grows easily when the air humidity tops 70 percent. Collections of damp articles are also mold breeding places, such as piles of damp laundry, wet outerwear that is not allowed to dry out and spills that puddle up without mopping.
 
SERVPRO of Cheshire County has practical advice to keep you from becoming a repeat mold abatement customer. Give us a call at (603) 352-7251 for a consultation to reduce your risk.

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Recurring Odor Issues After any Type of Commercial Fire Damage in Keene Hotels

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Recurring Odor Issues After any Type of Commercial Fire Damage in Keene Hotels Hotel rooms need to be free of unpleasant smells. If you have a fire or water damage event, contact SERVPRO to remove any lingering odors.

SERVPRO Technicians Focus on Remediating Fire Damage Including the Lingering Smell of Smoke

Hotel guests come from all different ethnic backgrounds and geographic locations and have specific reasons for traveling. Meeting hotel guests' needs and expectations include the normal situations as well as those that are highly unique. One that plagues hotel managers is complaints based on opinion, such as how a room smells.
 
Residents, tourists, and business executives who visit hotels in Keene can often detect smoke odors caused by past commercial fire damage. Any smoky-like odor can be highly disturbing to sensitive individuals. The root of an ongoing and steadily lingering odor can often be discovered quickly by SERVPRO professionals. Not all fire damage must be created by out-of-control blazes, and sometimes, guests fail to advise hotel staff of small fires that have happened. If a fire involved only removable items, the scent could still permeate walls, carpets, and draperies.
 
Depending on the odor's source, our technicians, relying on their IICRC training, can do one or more of several techniques that are long-lasting and quite effective. When carpeting is the source, injections into the carpet's pad with deodorizing liquid can be a highly effective solution. If fire damage has created a stench to envelop the walls, we can repaint them so they are resealed and fresh again. Draperies and upholstered items can be successfully cleaned at your hotel or our site, removing any unpleasant odors and imbued with a fresh scent again.
 
If guests complain to your staff about such situations, making sure that the problem is resolved can help prevent negative feedback posted online from adversely affecting future reservations. Showing a readiness, in addition to a willingness, to make things right for guests and to ensure their comfort can help your hotel's image. Guests in this type of situation are likely to be relieved that you are willing to do something, and possibly more prone to give your hotel and staff glowing feedback. Even if this is only on their social media profile, what they write can help many future guests decide to reserve a room at your hotel. This applies to fire damage-related issues and everything else that affects the quality of their experience.
 
SERVPRO of Cheshire County wants to help make your hotel as pleasant as it possibly can be for your hotel guests. If fire damage of any size has left behind unpleasant smells that are negatively affecting your guests, call us at (603) 352-7251. Our office is open 24/7, and we can help right away.

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Hurricane Effects In New England Cause Local Flooding in Jaffrey

7/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Effects In New England Cause Local Flooding in Jaffrey Too Much Water in Your Flooded Jaffrey Home? Contact SERVPRO for Emergency Service

Water Removal is Crucial to Mitigate Damage, Call SERVPRO

The entire East Coast of the United States braces each summer, concerned about the effects of tropical storms and hurricanes. Even in New Hampshire the force of a named hurricane making its way north can be shocking. SERVPRO awaits each hurricane season with confidence in its trained workers and specialized equipment.

Severe storms, moving up from the Caribbean still pack a punch days later, causing flood damage to your Jaffrey home. Persistent and heavy rains saturate the soil, and aging roofs and gutter systems discharge the water through your foundation into your basement. Several inches of water must be removed, a job for our professional restoration company. We can even supply portable and trailered-in generators to power our extraction equipment.
 
The power water has to damage dwellings is well known. SERVPRO knows how to rid your home of water and stop the damage from progressing. More importantly, we have the training and the experience to transform your living areas back to the condition they were in before the flood. The key to turning back the clock on flood damage is an immediate call to set up an inspection and to develop an individualized plan for your house.
 
Powerful truck mounted pumps, and water extractors remove standing water and pull lingering moisture out of carpeting or other floor coverings. Speed is essential when dealing with flood waters. If wetness remains even 48 hours, mold growth is possible in your basement. Residual moisture is monitored with precision instruments and reduced using air movers and dehumidifiers.
 
SERVPRO technicians also seek out hidden pockets of water, common in basements with cinder block construction. The cells in a block fill with water behind the face of the wall and feed mold if not removed. We have imaging technologies to find the hidden water and drain the areas with small holes drilled through mortar joints or at the bottom of individual blocks.
 
Often mechanical systems including heating and cooling are located in the flooded areas. SERVPRO evaluates if it is safe to operate the systems so recently immersed, and works with other contractors to restore their safe function. Families also store items in basements, and we help homeowners inventory and examine articles submerged. We offer advanced drying methods for non-washable items like electronics, books, and documents. This may range from freeze drying documents in a process called lyophilization to ultrasonic immersion bubble cleansing of soft fabrics.
 
SERVPRO of Cheshire County is ready to respond if heavy rains cause flooding in your home. Call (603) 352-7251 anytime, day or night, to schedule an inspection and service.

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