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Why SERVPRO? Preparation & Protection

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO technicians carefully placing cardboard on top of kitchen floor. Countertops and cabinets have plastic over them. Carefully placing cardboard and plastic over areas that could potentially be damaged during demolition is of the utmost importance during mitigation.

PREPARATION & PROTECTION: During the restoration process of fire, water, smoke, mold, biohazard or sewer damage, often times demolition of affected building materials is necessary to properly mitigate the affected areas. The professionals at SERVPRO of Cheshire County are able to inspect and determine which areas will require demolition or removal. In these situations, it is equally as important to cover and protect areas not affected, so they are not damaged during demolition.  In these cases, SERVPRO of Cheshire County technicians will carefully cover floors, flat surfaces, furniture, cabinets, countertops and other parts of the property prior to demolition. Following demolition, a thorough cleanup of the work area is performed and at the conclusion of the project, the coverings are removed.

Another reason why SERVPRO of Cheshire County is Southwestern New Hampshire’s leader in emergency cleanup and restoration!

Fire Restoration: Removal of Damaged Materials

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician removing damaged building materials and an area that has been painted following demolition Once heavily, unsalvageable materials are removed, a coat of paint is often required to encapsulate and eliminate lingering smoke odor.

Experiencing a fire in a home or commercial property is a traumatic event and can be quite overwhelming. No matter the level of damage sustained by the building, there are many steps during the process of returning the property to its pre loss condition. The professionals at SERVPRO of Cheshire County are experts in the process and will assist the property owner through it step by step.

Occasionally smoke is the only damage left in the wake of a fire but in many situations, the damage is more severe and requires further action be taken. Windows may need to be boarded, roofs covered, and heavily damaged building materials that cannot be salvaged may need to be removed. These materials include drywall, insulation, cabinetry, and flooring. SERVPRO of Cheshire County will communicate with the property owner during the inspection and mitigation phases of the project as to which areas can be cleaned, deodorized, and saved, and which areas will be removed and discarded. From there the damaged materials are removed, followed by a thorough cleaning, deodorization and in some cases painted to eliminate lingering odors.

This is only one phase of the mitigation process following a fire, but you can be sure the professionals at SERVPRO of Cheshire County will be there to navigate you through from start to finish.

April Means Spring Cleaning!

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Technician using a hot water extraction tool to deep clean office carpets. Shampoo and hot water extraction of carpets for the most thorough deep cleaning in the area!

SERVPRO of Cheshire County is the area's leading expert in emergency restoration following fire, water, mold, or sewer damage, but you may or may not know we are also highly skilled professionals when it comes to general cleaning! 

The long winter is winding down and it's time to give your home a thorough top-to-bottom cleaning which may not be your idea of an ideal spare time activity. Not to worry, SERVPRO of Cheshire County has an extensive menu of general cleaning services for your home or business so you can spend your free time elsewhere. We're here to provide you with these services:

  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Hard Floor Cleaning
  • HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Cleaning

Contact SERVPRO of Cheshire County to receive further information and pricing for our professional cleaning services. A clean fresh home or business a phone call or click away!

Why SERVPRO? Restore Versus Replace

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Two ceramic lanterns one covered in soot and the other cleaned to like-new condition. SERVPRO of Cheshire County uses their proven method of cleaning following fire or smoke damage to restore contaminated items whenever possible.

As experts in emergency restoration for fire, water, smoke, biohazard, and sewer damage, SERVPRO of Cheshire County professionals have seen a wide variety of property damage. Whether the damage is to the building's structure, such as ceilings, walls, floors, windows, doors, cabinetry etc., or personal belongings and building contents, we are able to inspect, test and determine the best course of action for restoring the damaged areas and items to preloss conditions.

SERVPRO of Cheshire County's goal, whenever possible, is to restore damaged items or building materials rather than replacing them. Restoring is far less costly than replacement but also allows client's keepsakes and treasured belongings be salvaged. Some items within a home can be priceless to a client and cannot be replaced. A handmade rocking chair passed down through generations, a meaningful gift from a special occasion, or any number of keepsakes that hold sentimental value. SERVPRO of Cheshire County will do whatever can be done to restore these items so they can be enjoyed and cherished for another generation.

SERVPRO of Cheshire County, doing what it takes to make your emergency "Like it never even happened." 

Industry Leading Water Mitigation

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Two green SERVPRO trucks parked in front of a residential home. SERVPRO of Cheshire County professionals are available 24/7 for emergency water damage cleanup.

When your home or property is damaged by water, you want to be sure to select the right mitigation professionals to handle the cleanup. SERVPRO of Cheshire County has been serving Southwestern NH for over 40 years. We have built a trust in our local community by providing the absolute best in emergency mitigation. Here are some of the ways we have done so:

  • Uniformed franchise professionals who are punctual, and courteous
  • Clear, concise communication throughout the entire job process
  • Following industry guidelines to properly mitigate and restore damage to the property
  • Utilization of state-of-the-art instruments and tools for inspection, detection, extraction, drying and dehumidification
  • Timely response and project completion to eliminate the possibility of secondary damage to affected areas

SERVPRO of Cheshire County is ready and available 24/7/365 to assist with your water mitigation emergency. Ready to make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Services: Food Service Facilities

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial kitchen including sinks, refrigerators, cooktops and other cooking equipment. SERVPRO of Cheshire County is able to handle emergency cleaning, restoration and sanitizing of food service facilities no matter the size.

When a business experiences an emergency caused by fire or water damage, one of the biggest concerns is down time and loss of revenue. This is especially true within the food service industry. SERVPRO of Cheshire County understands that timely response is of the utmost importance for limiting business interruption. Within four hours of the initial call, SERVPRO professionals can be on-site to begin restoration services. In addition to emergency response for fire and water damage, SERVPRO of Cheshire County is able to provide cleaning and sanitizing relating to the COVID-19 virus. These services and procedures follow and adhere to CDC guidelines. 

We'll make sure all surfaces are restored and sanitized to health and food safety specifications, and you are able to get back to business quicker!

SERVPRO of Cheshire County has experience working in a variety of food services related facilities such as:

  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food distribution centers
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Fine dining restaurants
  • Senior living facility kitchens
  • School cafeterias

Whatever type of food service facility, SERVPRO of Cheshire County is here 24/7/365 to assist with your emergency and make it "Like it never even happened."

Storm Prep: Build a Disaster Supply Kit

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency supplies critical following storm damage: food, water, flashlight, first aid kit. Building a Disaster Supply Kit with items you will need following a storm is key for optimum preparedness.

When it comes to combating oncoming storms, the best offense is a good defense. In other words, being prepared for storm damage is of the utmost importance. Whether it be a snow, ice, rain or windstorm, having a plan in place and a disaster supply kit assembled, will have you one step ahead when they strike. Here are a few recommendations for your Disaster Supply Kit:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for a minimum of 3 days)
  • Food (no less than a three-day supply)
  • Battery powered radio
  • Flashlight 
  • First aid kit
  • Additional batteries
  • Cell phone with chargers/battery backup
  • Toolbox
  • Pet food (if there are pets in the household)
  • fire extinguisher
  • Change of clothing for the appropriate weather and sturdy shoes
  • Matches (preferably in a waterproof container)
  • Writing utensil and paper
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Paper towels, plates, cups, and plastic eating utensils.

Other tasks that should be kept in mind prior to a storm:

  • Fill your vehicle's gas tank
  • Check your vehicle's tires
  • Have cash on hand
  • Charge your phone
  • Plan alternate evacuation routes if necessary
  • Gather important documents in a waterproof bag
  • Have an extra set of keys
  • Move your valuables to the highest level of the home

These are but a few items and tasks that can help you better be prepared when a storm is on its way. Of course, safety is of the utmost importance and should be your top priority. If your home or commercial property experiences fire, water, smoke or mold relating from storm damage, be sure to contact SERVPRO of Cheshire County and we'll be there to assist you. Always here to help!

Why SERVPRO? Always Ready

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO box truck parked on location at a commercial property. SERVPRO of Cheshire County, ready for whatever happens, no matter when it happens!

At SERVPRO of Cheshire County, we understand fire and water damage emergency are never planned and they never occur at a good time. Emergencies rarely occur Monday through Friday between the hours of 8AM-5PM. If they could be predicted, there would be far fewer fire and water damage emergencies to remedy.

At SERVPRO of Cheshire County, we're ready to assist with your emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Whether it be a weekend, holiday or the middle of the night, our emergency restoration team is available to provide service. 

Timely response is important when mitigating fire and water damage which is why our team is ready to respond when contacted. After hours emergencies are dispatched to our on-call staff who immediately communicate with our clients when we will arrive at the job site for emergency mitigation. We're simply a phone call or computer click away.

SERVPRO of Cheshire County, ready for whatever happens, no matter when it happens!

Different Categories of Water

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

Residential room with pool table and commercial dryer with base of wall cut open to properly dry. Different categories of water call for different courses of action when mitigation water damage.

As professionals of emergency water mitigation, SERVPRO of Cheshire County recognizes and understands the importance of the different categories of water as defined by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification or I.I.C.R.C. The IICRC is responsible for writing the standard and guidelines in many areas of emergency restoration. Knowing how to properly mitigate water damage depends on the category of water. Different categories of water may call for different courses of action during mitigation.

Category 1: Examples include: water supply lines for toilets, appliances, melting ice or snow, and tub or sink overflows with no contaminants present.

Category 2: Examples include: discharge or overflow from washing machines or dishwashers, toilet overflows which contain urine but no feces, broken aquariums, or punctured water beds.

Category 3: Examples include: Raw sewage, flood or seawater, ground surface or rising water from rivers/streams, or wind-driven rain. 

These are but a few examples of each Category of water. Knowing the correct water category will determine the correct method of mitigation in each situation. The professionals at SERVPRO of Cheshire County are certified in Water Restoration and will ensure each water damage project is handled properly for any category of water.

Why SERVPRO? Communication is Key

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Man sitting at a desk with a computer and has a phone up to his ear. Communication is critical when assisting our clients through fire and water damage emergencies.

Whether it be a fire or a flood, unexpected emergencies are traumatic and can be difficult to process immediately after. For a property owner, many thoughts and concerns are constantly racing thought their minds as to how to quickly and safely return building conditions to normal. However, by contacting the professionals at SERVPRO of Cheshire County, you can be sure to be clearly and carefully guided through the process from start to finish.

From the initial call to SERVPRO of Cheshire County, clients can expect clear and consistent communication from our office staff, Project Management Team and our restoration technicians. Our staff keeps our customers up-to-date with each step of the process along the way. What to expect, how long will it take, what do we need to know, what's the next step? Communication is made daily with the client until the project is completed. 

At SERVPRO of Cheshire County, we will provide clear and concise communication to make your disaster "Like it never even happened."