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Is It Possible To Prevent Mold Damage To Your Jaffrey Home?

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is It Possible To Prevent Mold Damage To Your Jaffrey Home? Mold Remediation in Jaffrey? Call SERVPRO

Not Totally, So Rely on SERVPRO for Professional Mold Remediation

Mold is a serious issue for homeowners. Mold looks unsightly, often gives off a distinctive and unpleasant odor, and can even cause health effects or damage to your house and your belongings. One thing mold loves is a damp environment, and high humidity can be a factor in providing such an environment. Now you might say that New Hampshire is not as humid as, say, Florida or Louisiana, and that is quite correct. However, New Hampshire can still get quite sticky, and it can certainly rain plenty, both of which conspire to create an ideal breeding ground for fungus.
 
Perhaps you wonder if it is possible to prevent mold damage to your Jaffrey home. It is important to know how mold functions. Mold spores are microscopic and are present in many places indoors and outdoors. Spores can easily enter your home on your clothing or footwear, or in the fur of a pet. Spores are everywhere.
 
Some cleanup companies claim they can remove mold; do not trust them. It is not possible to eliminate mold completely. That is why we recommend calling SERVPRO: Our IICRC-certified technicians understand the science of mold growth and how best to contain it.
 
Our professional teams have all the equipment necessary to thoroughly clean your home of mold, including HEPA vacuums, air scrubber machines, powerful detergents, and even fogging machines. We use a range of cleaning actions including vacuuming, scrubbing, wiping and dipping to deal with fungus.
 
After your SERVPRO visit, is there anything you can do to help prevent a recurrence of mold? Yes, there are some things. One of the most important things is to keep the humidity in your home below 45, which you can do using a dehumidifier. Our team uses dehumidifiers to dry out your home to an acceptable level before we leave and we use moisture meters and probes to be sure we have done a thorough job.
 
Keep an eye on all areas of your home and deal with any damp immediately. Your house needs adequate ventilation to discourage mold growth, and you might also consider using mold retardant paints in areas such as your bathroom, kitchen and laundry room. Sun filled rooms also discourage the growth of mold.
 
Although it is not possible to completely remove or prevent mold, you can discourage its growth by staying vigilant and by calling SERVPRO if you spot any growth. Contact SERVPRO of Cheshire County at (603) 352-7251 today for advice and assistance.

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Timely, Efficient Water Damage Restoration Services For Your Winchester Area Restaurant

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Timely, Efficient Water Damage Restoration Services For Your Winchester Area Restaurant Water damage in your restaurant's kitchen can definitely shut you down for a while. Call SERVPRO should you have a leak or other damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Take Pride in Quick and Thorough Water Damage Remediation at Your Business Location

A leaky roof, broken pipe, or malfunctioning appliances lead to dangerous situations that put your business at risk. Water can damage your merchandise, supplies, and equipment while also causing severe damage to your facility.
 
Significant commercial water damage can lead to closing your Winchester restaurant for good. At the very least, it causes a loss of revenue that most companies cannot do without these days. You need access to qualified professionals who are ready to provide you with the expert restoration services you deserve, a company that puts every effort into making damages on your property disappear, “Like it never even happened.”
 
SERVPRO technicians understand how unattended water damage continues to cause harm over time. Making it necessary to make quick, informed decisions, performing quality restoration services today, that saves you from significantly damaging problems, tomorrow. Remember, it takes as little as 48-hours for mold to enter the fray, creating changes to your indoor air quality and potential health risks for you and your customers.
 
At SERVPRO we take pride in our ability to erase the damage done by water, including damages caused by hidden problems. Our technicians put years of training, experience, and specialized equipment to work for you, ensuring the removal of all remaining moisture and a fast, effective drying process that you can count on to limit secondary damages that often develop over time.
 
SERVPRO teams work tirelessly to clean, deodorize, and repair every damaged item found on your property. Our experience gives us a unique perspective when it comes to cleaning delicate cooking utensils or high-dollar appliances. We also use an appropriate antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant to treat potential health risks, returning your property to a safe, healthy condition.  
 
By responding quickly, providing expertly trained technicians, and utilizing a variety of resources at our disposal, we deliver quality results for customers caught in terrible situations. Contact SERVPRO of Cheshire County to receive the services you deserve and get your business back up and running as soon as possible. (603) 352-7251

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Why Fire Damage Remains One of the Worst Catastrophes a Keene Area Home Withstands

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Fire Damage Remains One of the Worst Catastrophes a Keene Area Home Withstands Fire damage is not something that a family wants to experience. But if it does happen, SERVPRO can be your ally through the entire process.

SERVPRO Technicians React Quickly SO that Items can be Repaired Rather than Replaced

Your home may be built rock-solid, but fire can affect even the strongest and best-built homes anywhere in surprising and unexpected ways. When fire strikes, smoke is also produced. This smoke is not the only other aspect to a house fire besides the fire itself.
 
Keene area homes that suffer from having fire damage also have other problems. Smoke, as noted above, as well as water from firefighters' hoses, left-over chemicals, such as foaming agents, used to extinguish fires, and soot deposits are prevalent problems.
 
These different aspects of a fire and the efforts to put that fire out are why fire damage can be one of the worst types of damage a home might ever sustain. After a fire, and only when it is safe to enter, does a family often have their first look at how much damage has been done to their home and their personal belongings. Doing this can be a very traumatic event in a person's life, and this alone can add to the overwhelming feeling of loss.
 
At SERVPRO, even though we see this kind of destruction on a constant basis, we always know that the damage is new to our customers. We fully understand that it may seem insurmountable to the family, but we also can guide them in how to recover in the fastest manner possible. Because of the high possibility that water has damaged more than the structure but also much of the contents inside the home, contents that may have been irreplaceable, we always are available to explain the options available in restoring different types of materials. It is not only the home that needs to be restored after a fire. We also restore the home's contents.
 
When water has damaged photos, we have access to photograph restoration experts. Books? Not a problem, as we have lyophilization capabilities with other SERVPROs located nearby. Clothing soiled by soot and saturated with water? We can wash those items at our site so that mold and mildew have no chance to begin growing, creating more damage. Children's toys and furniture soiled and filthy because of the smoke that swirled around them? We have that covered, too, and can return them to a like-new state once again, where they are free of any grime or chemicals that could harm your children's health.
 
If your home has been through a fire, even a small one, we can help. Call us, SERVPRO of Cheshire County at (603) 352-7251, for more information on how we can help you and your family return home, safe and secure, once again.

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How Water Damage in Keene Affects Residential Walls and Ceilings

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Water Damage in Keene Affects Residential Walls and Ceilings When water damages your walls or ceiling, many factors including insulation must be considered for remediation. Call SERVPRO without delay.

SERVPRO Technicians Are Trained to Remediate Different Types of Affected Materials After Water Damage

The first stage of water damage repair is restoring safety to the site and preparing it for work. Once movable items and debris are offsite, the next step is to extract water from the structural materials. However, the exact method of treatment depends on the nature of the material (level of porosity) and how long it has been wet.

Water damage in Keene homes affects walls and ceilings differently because they are made up of various substances. Some get substantially weaker when wet and start to crumble and degrade. They are very hard to salvage. On the other hand, some other materials stand up well under pressure and SERVPRO thoroughly dries and restores them.

Wallboard

Most modern homes contain wallboard as a covering for walls and ceilings as well, sometimes. The problem is that it is very porous and soaks up water like a sponge. If wet for an extended period, it becomes increasingly weak and may disintegrate upon contact. For this reason, SERVPRO normally discards damp wallboard.

Plaster

Plaster is a tougher material and can survive water damage if it is not too severe. The material is a slow dryer, but given enough time, cutting holes in the wall is one way to achieve this. Holes are made on both sides of an interior wall so that the technicians can circulate clean air and regulate the humidity.

Insulation

There are three forms of insulation, and they all respond to water in different ways. Styrofoam is the hardiest material. Often, it can be quickly cleaned with a hose and left to dry independently. Cellulose insulation is very sensitive and does not lend itself well to wet or dry cleaning. It can hold on to water for long periods, so it is best to replace it. Fiberglass insulation may be salvageable if the liquid is clean and is not likely to contain any contaminants.

Wood

When given space and time to dry naturally, wood normally bounces back its original shape. The problem here is that, if the wall contains multiple layers, they may dry at asynchronous rates. It is one of the leading causes of separation when the layers detach from one another. Wood sills and studs are relatively easy to paint over or cover with fresh wallboard. If this is a suitable option, it reduces the risk from any leftover contaminants and, therefore, makes it less likely that the material gets discarded.

SERVPRO of Cheshire County is your number one choice for water damage repairs. We are a local service so you can expect a fast response. Call us 24/7 at (603) 352-7251 for more information the variety of repairs available.

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Get Help With Mold Damage In Your Cheshire Home When You Need It Most

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Get Help With Mold Damage In Your Cheshire Home When You Need It Most Keene Property Mold Damaged Walls Get Remediation and Cleanup from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Assessments and Remediation of Mold Infestations in Cheshire


Roof leaks expose your home to outdoor elements, providing water access to various areas. If left untreated for more than 24 to 48-hours, mold growth is likely to occur. When you find a problem with your roof and are unsure of how long the problem has existed, you want to protect your family properly by hiring a company you trust to perform a mold assessment immediately.
 
You can minimize the losses you experience from mold damage found on your Keene area property by acting fast. Have a professional technician determine the extent of exposure found on your property and let them get to work now, not later. They can help you protect furniture, electronics, and other personal items found in the affected area. Get the help you deserve to reduce any losses you experience and help get things back to normal quickly.
 
Mold damage can cause significant problems. Various surfaces, both hard and soft, found in your home; including walls, ceiling, carpets, drapes, floors, subfloor, and structural components can all become exposed. It is important to have a trained professional, such as our SERVPRO mold remediation specialists, locate and repair moisture sources causing the problem. You may have leaks in several locations resulting from broken shingles, torn flashing, or clogged gutters, all of which require specific attention to rectify.
 
SERVPRO AMRT technicians can perform most services necessary to return your home to a quality pre-damage condition, controlling mold growth, and help get things under control in the quickest, most efficient way possible. We can produce results that reduce indoor humidity levels and control conditions that expose your home to mold growth. We can provide any necessary cleaning and disinfection methods necessary to return your living environment to a safe, healthy one that you and your family can enjoy. "Like it never even happened."
 
Our technicians track down hidden problems, reduce risks associated with exposure, and take the time to explain our services in detail. SERVPRO technicians never offer services you do not need and communicate openly during your entire restoration process. We even help with your insurance claim paperwork to make everything as stress-free as possible.
 
Give SERVPRO of Cheshire County an opportunity to provide you with the services you deserve to get mold damage in your home under control. Call anytime, day or night; we are available when you need us. (603) 352-7251

May is Building Safety Month

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

Building Services May is Building Safety Month Call SERVPRO of Cheshire County today to get your building emergency ready!

What is building safety month? 

Building Safety Month was founded in 1980 by the International Code Council. The council originated to encourage builders and building owners to adopt modern building code and to ensure compliance among builders worldwide in order to promote public safety. A diverse network of over 57,000 partners nationwide including government municipals, non-profits, corporations, and private organizations all come together to address issues and safety concerns regarding the structures where we work, play, and live. 

By following modern and up to date codes and regulations provided by the International Code Council (ICC), builders and property owners can help break the cycle of our local communities suffering repeat damage and injuries caused by natural disasters. Additionally, by ensuring your business or home is up to code you can help protect the environment and preserve our natural resources. 

Following the ICC's codes and regulations can help promote a safe environment however, chaos and confusions are often the by product of a disaster. With the help of your local SERVPRO Franchise you can help reduce some of this chaos. By having an Emergency Ready Profile in place, you have the chance to reduce damage in an emergency. For example, a sprinkler head can produce 8-24 gallons of water per minute. Do you know where the shut off valve is in the event of a malfunction? A SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan is a comprehensive document which contains the exact location of shut off valves and vital contact information. Additionally, our Emergency Ready Plan can be accessed via our iPhone and Android mobile app 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because disasters don't stop just because it's not business hours. For more information about our Emergency Ready Plan, contact SERVPRO of Cheshire County today!  

Eliminate Harsh Odors By Spring Cleaning

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Eliminate Harsh Odors By Spring Cleaning Your local SERVPRO franchise can help you eliminate harsh odors so you can finally smell the fresh spring air!

Birds are chirping, and the air smells fresh and clean. It's officially Spring and with the warmer weather comes the annual tradition of spring cleaning! Whether it's your home, business, or office, the environments we interact with on a daily basis may be requiring some extra tender love and care after the harsh New England winter. Similarly, maybe you are selling a home and want to relinquish years of cigarette or pet odors that just won't go away. Your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate even the worst odors. 


SERVPRO Franchise Professionals do not cover up lingering odor with a fragrance instead, they seek them out and neutralize them at the source. SERVPRO's own proprietary line of cleaning products are used to treat and prevent the odor from returning. Additionally, any item that can be restored in the affected area will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. 


Along with deodorizing, SERVPRO of Cheshire County also offers the following cleaning services: 



  • Carpet Cleaning 

  • Upholstery and Drapery Cleaning

  • Ceiling and Wall Cleaning 

  • Hard Flood Cleaning 

  • HVAC and Air Duct Cleaning 


For a cleaning backed by state of the art equipment and professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today to schedule your Spring Cleaning! Whatever your Spring Cleaning needs, SERVPRO of Cheshire County has you covered! 

What's Lurking in Your Ducts?

4/6/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know your ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality? Inspecting the ductwork in your home or facility should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home. Over time, different contaminants or foreign objects can enter and collect in your air ducts that may diminish the indoor air quality of your home or office or cause other damages to your HVAC system. 

A routine part of your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional's repertoire is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). By keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean you can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which in turn may help you save money. Similarly, duct cleaning may not always be necessary. Your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are trained on how to properly inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This simple inspection can help save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork. 

Below you will find the steps to the SERVPRO Duct Cleaning System an industry leading and cost efficient method: 

  • Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, your SERVPRO Franchise uses a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime. 
  • First, our technicians use a roto scraper which automatically adapts to the duct's shape and diameter while traveling through the duct in order to remove debris and filth before vacuuming begins.
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16 gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of the particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean. 
  • Sealant or coating may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns and filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt. 

For more information on duct cleaning, or to schedule an appointment, contact SERVPRO of Cheshire County today!

Emergency Evacuation Kit

3/14/2017 (Permalink)

Community Emergency Evacuation Kit You never know when you will need your emergency evacuation kit so don't delay and make one today.

Disasters can happen in the blink of an eye, which is why it is imperative to be prepared. The American Red Cross recommends having the following items packed and ready to go in an easy to carry bag in the event of a sudden evacuation. 



  • Water- 3+ day supply; one gallon per person per day

  • Food- 3+ day supply of non-perishable, easy to prepare food 

  • Flashlight 

  • Battery powered or hand crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible) 

  • Extra batteries 

  • First Aid Kit 

  • Medications (7 day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane) 

  • Multipurpose tool 

  • Sanitation/personal hygiene items

  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home, birth certificates, insurance policies)

  • Cell phone with chargers 

  • Family and emergency contact information 

  • Extra cash 

  • Emergency blanket

  • Map(s) of the area

  • Tool/supplies for securing your home

  • Extra set of car keys and house keys 

  • Extra clothing, hat, and sturdy shoes

  • Rain gear 

  • Insect repellent and sunscreen

  • Camera for photos of damage 


Additionally, some members of your house hold may require extra items for example: 



  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl) 


Being prepared is vital to ensuring your family's safety and all of us at SERVPRO of Cheshire County are here to make any disaster, "Like it never even happened." 

Mother Nature: Beautiful Disaster

2/9/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Mother Nature: Beautiful Disaster SERVPRO of Cheshire County provides emergency response services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mother nature in New England, with its vibrant fall colors and vast landscape, is breathtaking. However, despite all its beauty, we are often the subject of particularly harsh natural disasters. Storm and flood damage can be especially devastating and immediate action is needed in order to minimize your damage and make even the worst disaster, "like it never even happened." You'll need a company you can trust to rise to the occasion. SERVPRO of Cheshire County has almost 30 years of experience handling even our most historic storms, which is why you can always rely on us. Additionally, with a network of over 1,700 franchises across the country, we have the resources to handle any size disaster. SERVPRO franchise professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm related emergencies. 

Our technicians are highly trained water damage specialists with expertise including, but not limited to, water damage restoration and applied structural drying. However, we understand that water and storm damage affects much more than just the structure of your home or business but, it also affects your belongings. We know that your family's furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home and that valuable business documents cannot be replaced. This is why our franchise specializes in restoring damaged contents versus replacing them. When your valuable documents including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO franchise professionals can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. All of us at SERVPRO of Cheshire County are dedicated to help you make any disaster, "like it never even happened."