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Find Out How SERVPRO Takes Care of Your Bookstore After Fire Damage!

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Find Out How SERVPRO Takes Care of Your Bookstore  After Fire Damage! SERVPRO of Cheshire County is here to take care of your bookstore and restore it "Like it never even happened."

An Electrical Malfunction Can Cause Fire Damage in Your Rindge Bookstore


When fire damage happens inside your establishment, the situation can be very sudden and overwhelming. However, it is important not to let the initial dread that you can feel once the blaze has been put out to control your actions and delay you from contacting help. Emergency services do not end once the fire department leaves your property. In fact, it is imperative for you to get damage remediation professionals to your property as soon as possible.

When the blaze broke out in the storage room of your Rindge bookstore and caused fire damage, it was contained relatively quickly to just one shelved-wall. Most of the books and other merchandise on the shelving unit were destroyed. You might be asking yourself why you should hurry and get professional remediation services to your property if most of the merchandise in the area is unsalvageable?

Fire damage causes smoke and soot to bellow and spread throughout the immediate area. The longer that soot lingers on the walls, shelves, door, and flooring, the more likely it is to cause discoloration. The faster that a remediation company, like SERVPRO, can arrive at your store, the more likely it is that the job can go smoothly.

When SERVPRO arrives at your business, we can immediately begin to sort through your storage room whenever it is best for your time. We work on your schedule, and we can stay out of sight from your customers. We understand how vital foot traffic is to your business.

We can unbox merchandise and repackage it in new boxes that are not covered in greasy soot. Once we remove the merchandise, we can throw away any ruined materials and then begin the process of eliminating the soot stains from the walls, shelves, ceiling, and floor.

SERVPRO can use the spray-and-wipe method in conjunction with a lubricant-based solution in order to gently remove the grime from the various surfaces of your storage room. Furthermore, to address the foul odor that fires leave behind, SERVPRO can employ the use of a thermal fogger to neutralize the very particles that cause the scent in the first place. At SERVPRO, our ultimate goal is always to leave you feeling "Like it never even happened."

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You should never hesitate once the fire on your property has been extinguished to follow up with the next step. Phone SERVPRO of Cheshire County by dialing (603) 352-7251. Our doors are always open to help you.

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What Goes Into Our Restoration Process For Your Flood Damaged Dublin Home

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Goes Into Our Restoration Process For Your Flood Damaged Dublin Home In case your property floods, calling SERVPRO of Cheshire County helps ensure proper restoration.

What You Need To Fix After Flood Damage In Dublin

Flooding damages Dublin properties in many unique ways depending on how the incidents unfold. Restoration can, therefore, mean different things. If winds push debris and puncture a hole on the roof or another part of the structure allowing rainwater to flood the property, the restoration processes would differ slightly from a case of flooding from rising water. Because of our IICRC certification and experience restoring properties, we understand the main problem areas, and how best to deal with them.

Identifying the level of moisture migration is crucial when restoring flood damage in Dublin because excess moisture affects everything from the structure to the contents in the property negatively. Whatever material is in the loss area whether it is concrete, wood, upholstery or metal among others deteriorates when a property floods. Luckily, it is easy to forestall most of the effects by limiting exposure time. Our SERVPRO team identifies the level of moisture migration using advanced tools like FLIR thermal cameras, moisture sensors, and meters, which help determine the extraction and drying equipment to use for fast results.

Removing debris, soiling, and contamination is also essential. The level of cleaning depends on the source of water. Flooding involving rising water dumps the most soils and contaminants including raw sewage into the property. Proper cleanup includes removal of porous materials affected by the floodwaters. Our SERVPRO crew is fully equipped to remove carpets, particleboards, insulation and any other porous materials affected by the water. We also have pressure washers to clean non-porous materials effectively. We spray EPA-registered disinfectants in the affected areas neutralizing contaminants.

Restoring flood damage involves teardown, whether it is to ease cleanup, or to help with moisture control. Doing such teardown requires skills to avoid causing unnecessary damages that exaggerate cost. Our SERVPRO crew performs a flood cut two feet above the water line. We also have the necessary tools to remove baseboards, door frames and other parts of the structure without ruining them. When the property is clean and dry, we can put everything back together nicely “Like it never even happened.”

In case your property floods, calling SERVPRO of Cheshire County helps ensure proper restoration. You can reach us at (603) 352-7251 any time.

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Our Fool-Proof Fire Damage Restoration Process That Will Restore Your Commercial Property In Jaffrey

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Fool-Proof Fire Damage Restoration Process That Will Restore Your Commercial Property In Jaffrey Fire damage is nothing to mess with, between the direct damage to your appliances, food prep, serving and storage areas things can look grim.

A Quality Solution To Fire Damage In Your Jaffrey Area Restaurant

A fire strikes in your Jaffrey area restaurant. The restaurant itself has been a large part of your families lives for as long as you can remember. Now, the damage you face causes you to close the doors, although temporarily and you are unsure of whether or not your business can recover.

It can be hard to look at the damage affecting your Jaffrey area restaurant. Fire damage is nothing to mess with, between the direct damage to your appliances, food prep, serving and storage areas things can look grim. The smoke, soot, and water damage make things look even worse, but what can you do?

The first thing you do after a fire occurs on your property is call your insurance company. You need to make this call long before firefighters finish dousing the flames. They can make recommendations about which steps to make next that fit your exact situation. Often enough, they direct you to a local fire damage restoration company, like SERVPRO, who can provide you with all of the restoration services you need to get your restaurant back up and running, fast.

SERVPRO helps you avoid any hazardous conditions by shutting down utilities and identifying problems that already exist. Our initial assessment includes every affected area of your business, providing you with peace of mind knowing that trained professionals are working hard to expedite the reopening of your restaurant.

SERVPRO can quickly assess and record fire damages on your property. Our technicians train in a wide variety of services, including water removal, cleaning, and restoration services that minimize any losses you might experience. We put all of our training, equipment, and expertise into returning your dining establishment to normal, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Cheshire County offers full-service solutions to business owners throughout the area, including those residing in Keene, Dublin, and Troy. Our technicians are available 24/7, year-round, making us a quality solution you can count on both before and after accidents occur. Call us today at (603) 352-7251.

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Have Storms Left you Feeling Underwater in your Keene Home?

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Have Storms Left you Feeling Underwater in your Keene Home? Flooding from storms can occur at any time. SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to help restore your home.

How Professionals Overcome Flooding in Your Keene Home

When disasters strike your Keene residence, you want assurances that qualified and highly-trained professionals can help you to restore the damages your home has sustained. In instances like flooding, the widespread effects throughout your home require an immediate response to help minimize the effects on the contents and materials of the house.

Overcoming flood damages in your Keene home requires a restoration company that has sought to provide the industry-leading equipment to shorten the times of restoration and makes the process more useful than ever before. Our SERVPRO franchise has sought to maintain the best possible equipment with the most advanced technologies to provide you with the satisfaction that the restoration is efficient and thorough.

Regarding flood damages, our water extraction equipment like truck mounted and gas-powered pumps provide fast extraction from your home anywhere that water has pooled. Drying the area involves even more of our advanced equipment, beginning with our high-speed air movers to force moisture out of materials and causing it to evaporate at an expedited rate. These machines get used in conjunction with our industrial grade dehumidifiers, which range in size based on the severity of the damage, to pull water vapor from the air.

Overcoming these effects in your home cannot fall exclusively to advanced equipment alone, however. Every one of our SERVPRO water restoration technicians is a highly trained addition to the team. From the IICRC training required to be a certified water restoration technician to continued educational opportunities to improve their skills and techniques in the field through Employee Certification Training programs. With this continued training and educational effort, each technician can do a fast and effective job in restoring water-damaged properties.

Flood damages can affect multiple homes and properties simultaneously, so securing the right professional assistance is critical. If you are dealing with the devastating effects of a flood in your home, be sure to contact our SERVPRO of Cheshire County response team to help. You can reach us anytime by calling (603) 352-7251.

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Contact Our Team Right Away After Your Dublin Home Experiences A Fire

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Contact Our Team Right Away After Your Dublin Home Experiences A Fire Fire damages are often not difficult to see, even from the outside of your Dublin home if the incident was severe enough.

The Dangers Of Self-Assessment Of Fire Damage To Your Dublin Home

When disaster strikes your Dublin residence, a homeowner’s first instinct is often to assess the damage for themselves to determine how bad they deem it to be. While many lack the appropriate training and expertise to make accurate assessments, the real concern with this approach is the unknown dangers that could exist throughout the affected property. Especially following disasters like a fire, your home could have potential hazards and risks to your health and safety that should direct you away from doing this part yourself.

Fire damages are often not difficult to see, even from the outside of your Dublin home if the incident was severe enough. With an array of effects that could exist following the extinguishment of the flames, not to mention the secondary effects like water damage from the firefighting efforts, your home requires a trained eye to determine what it needs and how to restore it completely. Our SERVPRO estimator can discover the full scope of the damage, catalog damages and photograph evidence for your insurance provider, and estimate the cost of the restoration, all with a safety-first mentality.

Our technicians not only get trained to contend with all manner of fire restoration and overcoming effects from an array of sources and affected materials, but safety training is an utmost priority for our team. With risks like weakened structural components, toxic environments, smoke, and other indoor air quality concerns, the appropriate personal protective equipment is essential when beginning restoration on a fire-damaged residence.

Getting a SERVPRO estimator in before you contact your insurance company can help to make the claim process more efficient. Our crew is familiar with the requirements of insurance adjusters during this stage and can have the appropriate documentation available and ready, so there is no delay in getting the work done to restore your home.

As tempting as it might be to assess the damage to your house on your own following a disaster like a fire, it is not a safe choice to make. You can always trust in the expertise and fast response of our SERVPRO of Cheshire County technicians whenever disasters strike. Give our emergency response team a call today at (603) 352-7251.

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Our Highly Trained Professionals Can Save Your Home And Belongings After A Flood In Walpole

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Highly Trained Professionals Can Save Your Home And Belongings After A Flood In Walpole Flood damage in the Walpole area can destroy your mattress and other items in your home.

Should You Save Your Mattress After A Flood Damage In The Walpole Area?

Rainstorm or any bad weather can ruin your plans. The worst part is that mother nature can get out of control, and bring a tremendous amount of water leading to a flood that can ruin your property and belongings. One of your most valuable items is your mattress.

Flood damage in the Walpole area can destroy your mattress and other items in your home. You might be wondering if it's worth restoring it or if you should discard it. Before you spend hours fixing a water damaged mattress or even hiring a company to dry it, here are some things to consider. If this is a cheaper or older mattress, then you are better off getting a new one. If the mattress contains material like foam, rubber, or cotton, then you should get rid of it because mold and mildew can grow inside of the mattress where it can be difficult to clean. If the mattress contains springs, then there is a big chance that it might survive the aftermath of the flood. After all, the spring material allows for adequate airflow. Unfortunately, in the aftermath of a flood, it is best to discard the mattress because flood water contains a lot of contaminants from the sewage system and other components.

Luckily, the SERVPRO technicians are experts when it comes to flood damage. They can inspect your belongings to see if anything is salvageable. The SERVPRO tech can utilize advanced technology and process such as the mitigation procedures and high tech vacuum system to get rid of excess water from your establishment. They can inspect your place to search for hidden water as well as getting rid of unsalvageable items and mattresses. It is essential to let these experts check your belongings before determining if you can keep it or not.

If you are interested in getting a reliable technician to inspect your home and belongings after a flood, then you can give SERVPRO of Cheshire County a call at (603) 352-7251 for a consultation with our skilled technicians.

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Do You Know What to Ask When Your Dublin Home is Facing a Water Damage Emergency

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Do You Know What to Ask When Your Dublin Home is Facing a Water Damage Emergency Regardless of whether the water came from an inside or outside source, drying out your property is our top priority. Call SERVPRO right away.

Five FAQs Dublin Residents Ask About Water Removal

As a Dublin resident faced with water damage, knowing more about the causes, what to do, how to overcome the problems and many more can help avert the crisis. To help you with these, here are the top five FAQs commercial property and homeowners have about water removal.

What are the causes of water damage?
As water removal experts in Dublin, we have identified the following causes of water damage: pipe leak, pipe burst, faulty appliance or leaking roof. If you are a commercial property owner, water can also infiltrate your business. Causes include poor drainage, roof leaks, appliance malfunction or pipe bursts.

What are the effects of water infiltration?
When water comes into contact with your walls and floor, absorption occurs making the structure damp. This promotes mold growth. If left unchecked, a colony of mold grows behind the wall. If your home has hardwood floors, they are likely to warp and buckle too. Also, your carpets are likely to delaminate due to the water.

What should I do if water infiltrates my home or business?
The first step is to contact your insurance adjuster. Next, take a few pictures which act as evidence and present them to the insurance adjuster. Do not attempt to remove or move anything. Finally, call our water removal specialists.

Should I attempt to remove the water?
Mopping up a small puddle of water made by your faulty appliance or leaky pipe is okay. If the problem is extensive, leave it to SERVPRO water removal experts. As a property owner, you lack hygrometers and other equipment to detect moisture in your walls, floors, and ceiling. Also, you lack the knowledge our experts have to detect the source of the problem and presence of mold.

Should I move out of my home or close my business during water restoration?
Yes, we recommend you move or close your business until your property is dry and safe. Doing so also eliminates the chances of coming into contact with the water and mold. That is not all. The equipment we use can be noisy as it dries your home or business.

SERVPRO of Cheshire County water removal technicians are at your beck and call. We respond fast to any water emergency and help avert further damage to your home or business. Also, we use advanced water removal and drying equipment to restore your home back to its pre-water damaged state. If you have more questions, call our 24/7 emergency line at (603) 352-7251.

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Remediating Commercial Flood Damage In Jaffrey

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Remediating Commercial Flood Damage In Jaffrey Regardless of the source, Jaffrey commercial flood damage can result in tens of thousands of dollars in cleanup and restoration costs.

Remediating Commercial Flood Damage

The weather around Jaffrey has been usually severe this last year, but many businesses still found many of their flood problems came from plumbing issues like a broken pipe connection or a failed appliance such as a water heater with a rusted out bottom.

Regardless of the source, Jaffrey commercial flood damage can result in tens of thousands of dollars in cleanup and restoration costs. SERVPRO teams respond quickly to remove water, dry property, and either restore or replace damaged items.

First, we find and stop the source of the water. If this was not outside water brought in by storm flooding, we need to stop the leak or rupture. A technician turns off the water main while an inspector finds the leak. Once he finds it, team members block the flow so water can be turned back on for the rest of the facility. That is particularly important for small businesses like a bed-and-breakfast operation.

We can perform minor repairs and even replace broken connections and short sections of pipe. For a major plumbing problem, SERVPRO team leaders recommend the business owner bring in a plumber or general contractor to fix it.

Now, our specialists bring in pumps and extraction wands to remove any standing water. Both devices operate swiftly, and the wands can also begin drawing water out of carpets. The quicker we can draw water out, the more property we can dry and restore instead of remove and replace it.

With the water gone, technicians set up a combination of dehumidifiers, air movers, and fans to reduce the humidity and dry property. Each humidifier can draw out up to 25 gallons of water from the air and surrounding property every 24 hours.

The action augments the air movers, which we use to force warm, dry air across damp surfaces like drywall panels to carefully restore them before the moisture they absorbed causes them to crumble in place, forcing replacement. As the air movers operate, we set up the fans to increase air circulation and draw the damp, inside air to the outside of the business.

For SERVPRO of Cheshire County, our task is to help you reopen your doors as quickly as possible. If you need us, call (603) 352-7251 at any time to schedule a visit. We are here for you.

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Fire Damage Experts in Jaffrey Talk About Sorting Clean and Claim Items

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts in Jaffrey Talk About Sorting Clean and Claim Items Both wet and dry smoke can affect your household items during a fire. Contact SERVPRO to help you through this tough time.

Team SERVPRO can Help Determine Which Items Need Replacement and Which can be Refinished

If a fire ever ignites inside your Jaffrey home, several different types of problems can take place. All of the conditions created during the blaze including excessive heat and smoke can cause fire damage to your property. The heat coming from the burn can char items forcing them to be refinished or replaced. Smoke consists of partially combusted materials and can also ruin things by coating them with soot residues and making them smell burnt. When mitigating fire damage, our SERVPRO technicians address problems with both heat and smoke.
 
Once the blaze ignites, it can spread quickly using anything in its way as fuel to grow. The smoke created during a fire damage project in Jaffrey can vary depending on what was burned and how hot the fire was. When things burn hot and have plenty of oxygen the smoke created is called dry smoke. When items burn more slowly and are oxygen-starved wet smoke is put out. In most cases, a structure will get affected by various amounts of wet and dry smoke.
 
Dry smoke tends to be less sticky and does not adhere well to surfaces making it easy to clean off. Whereas, wet smoke adheres very well to most surfaces and can sometimes be impossible to remove. In some situations, our SERVPRO team is unable to clean items that are covered in soot residues, and they must be replaced.
 
Whenever we are dealing with affected contents of your home, we keep a detailed inventory list of everything that was in the affected area. During the initial estimate, our estimators use a test cleaning kit to determine what we think we can restore and what must be replaced and counted as a loss. We then keep track of each of your items and sort them in either the "clean" or "claim" category.
 
Objects only become claim items when we know for sure that we cannot restore the item. Some items that are questionable we will record the chances that we can get the item cleaned as a percentage. For example, if we think there is a 70% chance that we can restore an item by cleaning we will record that in the inventory list and initial estimate.
 
After a fire ignites inside your house, call SERVPRO of Cheshire County at (603) 352-7251 immediately.

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Homeowners Need Water Cleanup After Disasters Strike In Jaffrey

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Homeowners Need Water Cleanup After Disasters Strike In Jaffrey Mold and mildew are always present but can suddenly increase in dampened situations like this.

Water Cleanup After A Disaster

Jaffrey is often a pleasant area to raise a family in, but disasters can strike even here. Many of these require specialized knowledge and expertise to mitigate appropriately. Improper or partial mitigation can create additional damage or allow existing conditions to spread and worsen.

IICRC-certified professionals from SERVPRO provide services to Jaffrey residents after disasters, and many times we begin with water cleanup measures. We have attended to a wide range of disasters which requires water removal and cleanup before other mitigation methods could commence.

Forgetting to shut off the water when filling up a sink or tub can easily soak your floor, especially if you leave home shortly afterward. This water is considered clean and poses few health risks if we attend to it immediately. Broken water lines and slipped or broken water lines to appliances often douse a home with substantially more water than an overflowed tub would. Toilets that overflow and their outcome depends on additional factors.

Flooding, of course, requires water cleanup services as soon as entering a home becomes safe again. This situation requires many more precautions and work that an interior overflow requires. Water cleanup, removal of destroyed drywall and flooring, and subsequent sanitation and re-organization of the contents in a flooded home can make things safe again for occupants.

Backed up sewer lines or malfunctioning sump pumps can make a basement a mess. Water cleanup in these situations becomes a necessity because many microbes can become airborne and cause undesired health effects in people. Mold and mildew are always present but can suddenly increase in dampened situations like this.

After a fire, water left behind by firefighters can keep areas of a home that never burned unsuitable for occupation. Water can also weaken floors. SERVPRO's water cleanup and removal methods solve these situations and allow other mitigation of damages to proceed.

SERVPRO of Cheshire County has the IICRC-certified professionals your home needs after any disaster. Call our team at (603) 352-7251 when your home needs help getting back to normal. We provide services to the residents of Rindge and Swanzey and nearby areas when they need water cleanup professionals.

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