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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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Understanding the Behavior of Smoke Helps in Restoring Your Dublin Home During Fire Damage

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding the Behavior of Smoke Helps in Restoring Your Dublin Home During Fire Damage Contact SERVPRO if any room in your home suffers from fire damage. We are quick to respond and understand how that creates the best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Use Their Knowledge of What Happens During a Fire to Help Remediate the Damage Left Behind

 
Fire damage restoration is all about removing the soot particles which adhere to surfaces and some of your materials. To effectively restore your property to its earlier state, it is vital to understand the behavior of smoke during the combustion process. With that knowledge, we are in a position to know where to find the lightest and heaviest smoke residues. Here, we are going to look at how the temperature of the surrounding areas and that of the smoke affects how restoration work in Dublin.
 
When your Dublin property experiences a fire damage incident, our SERVPRO team understands that the transfer of heat in the air is through a process known as convection. Since hot air is less dense when compared to cold air, it rises and displaces the colder air above it. This process goes on and on until the fire goes off. I hope you now understand why you usually see smoke residues around the ceiling area.
 
When there is too much heat in the structure, the surface's pores open and lead to deeper penetration of the residues. When that happens, it is hard to clean the smoke particles. In some cases, you can easily see heat lines in areas where the temperature was so high during the fire. When the fire is smaller, and its source is in a raised area, you may witness little smoke damage in regions under its source. When our SERVPRO technicians are restoring your property, we ventilate the site immediately to reduce additional damage from taking place.
 
At the same time, the movement of hot smoke is towards colder areas. During that movement, the colder air around the cold surfaces moves down as it is being replaced. It is the reason why our SERVPRO technicians usually find smoke deposits around colder surfaces such as closed drawers, unheated rooms, closets and outside windows.
 
SERVPRO of Cheshire County is a trusted service provider in commercial and residential restoration. Call us at (603) 352-7251 when you urgently need cleaning services at any time of the day.

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Cleaning Up After Flood Damage Visits Your Keene Neighborhood

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

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

Cleaning Up After A Flood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/5/2018 (Permalink)

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

Team SERVPRO Understands How to Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home 

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

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Creosote in Your Dublin Chimney can Cause Fire Damages

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Severe Weather Can Mean Flood Damage in Dublin

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

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

Dublin Storm Damaged Properties--The Solution is SERVPRO

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

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