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Quick Tips to Prevent Frozen & Burst Pipes

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Quick Tips to Prevent Frozen & Burst Pipes Frozen Pipe

Here are some quick and easy tips to help prevent frozen and burst pipes:

  1. Keep garage doors closed, especially if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  2. Keep the thermostat set to a consistent temperature, especially during a cold snap.
  3. Open kitchen and vanity cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate around the plumbing.
  4. If you’re going to be away more than a day during a cold snap, it doesn’t hurt to have a trusted friend or family member check in to ensure all is well.
  5. Once the seasons start to change and temperatures outside start to drop, it's a good idea to disconnect your garden hose from the exterior faucet. Also, be sure to turn off the water supply going to the outdoor faucet.

Keene ICE All Stars vs. Boston Bruins Alumni

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Community Keene ICE All Stars vs. Boston Bruins Alumni Boston Bruins Alumni and Keene All Stars line up for a pre-game photo. Derek Paul is pictured in the front row on the far right.

On Saturday, February 9th All Stars from the Keene Men’s Division played against ex-Bruins such as Rick Middleton, Tom Songin and Steve Leach in a charity game to benefit Keene ICE. Our own Derek Paul played goal for the Keene Men’s Division and he defended the net for the first half of the game and teammate Gregg Crisp tended goal for the second half. The puck dropped at 3:00 and it was an incredible game with excellent plays by each team. Both teams played with a lot of heart but in the end, the win went to the Bruins Alumni team with a score of 10-2. Derek Paul was honored to have been asked to participate in this great event and is already looking forward to next year. It was an experience he and his teammates won’t forget!

For more information about the Boston Bruins Alumni team go to: www.bostonbruinsalumni.com

For more information about the Keene ICE arena go to:

keeneice.com

Winter Isn't Over Yet NH- Be Wary of the Potential for Ice Dams!

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Winter Isn't Over Yet NH- Be Wary of the Potential for Ice Dams! Illustration of An Ice Dam

Here in NH, winter is about over but it’s important to keep in mind the potential for ice dams! An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and keeps melting snow from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage. There are several ways to prevent and deal with ice dams but every home is different– consult a professional as needed. Having a roof rake on hand to clear snow off the roof following a storm is one thing you can do to prevent ice dams.

2nd Annual Shave to Save Raises Thousands for Local Cancer Treatment Center

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Community 2nd Annual Shave to Save Raises Thousands for Local Cancer Treatment Center Before and After This Great Group of Guys Lost Their Beards!

The Monadnock Wolfpack Rugby Team put their own facial hair on the line to raise funds for the Norris Cotton Cancer Treatment Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene, NH. This fundraiser starts after “No Shave November” commences and ended this year with a grand shaving finale at The Barbery in downtown Keene, NH on Saturday, January, 19th. The Wolfpack shattered their goal of $4,000 this year, having raised over $5,000 and the huge level of local participation in this event speaks volumes. Everyone is unfortunately affected by cancer in some way on a personal level so it’s a great thing that this local rugby team is doing for the second year in a row! We were so happy to be a part of it! SERVPRO of Cheshire County Co-Owner Derek Paul, who is a big fan and also had a brief stint on the Wolfpack team, risked (and lost) his own beard to help raise funds for the cause!

Dublin Mold, Yikes!! Call SERVPRO for Removal and Remediation

1/1/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Dublin Mold, Yikes!! Call SERVPRO for Removal and Remediation SERVPRO Is the Answer for Mold Remediation in Dublin

Mold Damage Cleanup for Your Dublin Residence

Have you discovered mold in your home? You might panic at first, especially since mold can create health effects. However, with the right help, you can have a clean, safe home again in a short amount of time.

Professionals best handle mold damage remediation in your Dublin residence. At SERVPRO, we have the training and tools to help you clean up the mold infestation and keep it from coming back to the affected area.

There are five principles for restoring mold-contaminated buildings that SERVPRO techs follow. First, we protect the health of you and our workers. Some safety work practices prevent our staff from exposure as they are disturbing the mold during cleanup. Other practices stop the mold from spreading to areas of your residence that are still clean.

We also record conditions in your home, like the extent of the contamination and how much moisture saturation is present. After remediation is complete, we may have an independent environment professional record that the mold in the structure has returned to normal conditions.

We try to ensure that we keep the mold contamination from getting airborne and spreading to clean rooms of your home. We may place negative air machines during drywall demolition to lower how much airborne mold is circulated. We can set up this process with containment measures like plastic sheeting to further isolate the work area from the clean rooms of your home.

After the fungi have developed large colonies with possible staining, the best solution is to remove the excess contamination. We can do this by taking out the materials which the mold has damaged, by wiping soiled surfaces with a damp cloth and cleaning products, and vacuuming the excess mold spores with into HEPA filters. Controlled tear-outs are the last option since we try to restore and not replace structural elements.

Our SERVPRO crew can fix the moisture source if it is minor. If not, another contractor would be needed to prevent persistent moisture that is an essential step to dealing with mold. The best cleanup and antifungal spraying may not keep the mold from returning if your home still has a moisture problem.

SERVPRO of Cheshire County makes it our goal to leave your home in Jaffrey, Walpole, or Rindge in the state it was before the mold attack, "Like it never even happened." We can thoroughly clean and restore your structure when you give us a call at (603) 352-7251.

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Excess Moisture Can Spell Mold Trouble For Your Dublin Home

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Excess Moisture Can Spell Mold Trouble For Your Dublin Home Call us to protect your home from mold damage caused by leaks, drips, and past flooding events.

Extensive Mold Damage Caused By Water Seeping In And Activating Tiny Microbes In Dublin Homes

Every home in the Dublin area holds many different microbes. Some of these can potentially cause health effects while others rarely cause any problems at all. Others only become in need of the homeowner's attention after specific changes occur in the home's environment. A common one is water that appears in locations that should always remain dry. These situations include sudden events like flooding or water leaks and drips along feed lines to appliances.

Either situation can cause significant mold damage in your Dublin home. Not all mold in a home comes from the same strain or variety, either. However, all types of mold require the presence of available water to remain in an active state. Stripping mold of its access to water causes it to revert to a dormant state and discontinue growing. SERVPRO professionals receive training and learn that shutting or sealing off sources of water and preventing mold from gaining future access helps prevent future outbreaks of mold growth.

When we begin the process of remediating mold damage, we remove any water in the area and locate the source so we can eliminate it from the area. We use infrared imaging devices that detect hidden water, so we quickly find it, and we also use moisture meters to determine the amount of moisture contained in walls and other materials. With these instruments, we can accurately determine the situation and provide the homeowner with more information about the situation. Once we complete our remediation work, we check for the presence of water again to ensure that the repairs corrected all sources of water.

Removing the mold through different methods often requires a chamber, which we quickly build. These chambers help produce a negative pressure containment area around the mold damaged section of your home. We may need to build more than one of these when mold appears in several areas within a property. Highly effective at containing dust, debris, and mold that might contaminate other areas, we bag up anything that leaves the chamber in doubled bags. We increase the chamber's effectiveness by using HEPA filters on our air scrubbers and vacuums.

SERVPRO of Cheshire County also provides mold damage remediation services to those in Walpole, Fitzwilliam, and Troy. Call us at (603) 352-7251 to protect your home from mold damage caused by leaks, drips, and past flooding events.

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How Roof Inspections Prevent Storm Damage to Your Dublin Home

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Roof Inspections Prevent Storm Damage to Your Dublin Home Routine roof inspections can protect your property. We recommend inspecting your roof 1-2 times per year.

Roof Damages Can Cause Flooding in Your Dublin Home

The roof of your Dublin home gets asked to endure many types of severe weather and damaging forces throughout its lifetime. While every situation might not cause catastrophic failure to this external defense for your property, even a small puncture from a tree limb or flying debris can be enough to allow substantial runoff and torrential rainfall to pour into your home’s attic space.

While many do not often correlate storm damages to floods in their Dublin residence, the better prepared you are for the possibility, the sooner that our professionals can arrive on the scene and get to work on mitigating your loss. The initial advice in this situation is to keep close tabs on the structural integrity of your roof as best as you can. Have this part of your home inspected once or twice a year to determine areas that could become vulnerable and require repairs to avoid flooding or structural failure.

Since this advice often gets regarded in hindsight, you might benefit from understanding how our SERVPRO professionals can make a difference quickly when your home experiences flood damages. Our rapid response team arrives with the full measure of our extraction and drying equipment designed to slow the spread of flood damages throughout the property and remove the excess water in our initial visit to your home.

These same SERVPRO technicians can help to protect your property by providing roof tarping or emergency board-up services to stop the flow of water into your house. Once the source has stopped supplying water to the affected areas, our professionals can get to work quickly on assessing structural concerns and removing at-risk contents of the house to prevent irreparable damages.

When you contend with flooding in your home from a damaged roof, you need assurances that a team of qualified professionals can arrive quickly to keep the problem from worsening and beginning the necessary steps to restore what has happened. Our SERVPRO of Cheshire County rapid response team has the experience and the equipment to restore your home quickly after a flood. Give us a call today at (603) 352-7251

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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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