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Checking for Asbestos Abatement in a Nashua Dwelling

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Checking for Asbestos Abatement in a Nashua Dwelling Asbestos Testing in Nashua? SERVPRO Says It Is a Wise Decision

SERVPRO Follows the Law with Asbestos Sampling Prior to Demolition or Renovation Services for Our Nashua Customers

What is the big deal about asbestos? This fibrous mineral when disrupted from its setting can cause lung cancer and the dreaded mesothelioma. Lawyers may benefit from class action cases, but our job is to prevent the spreading of the potentially cancer-causing materials.

SERVPRO takes the inherent dangers and hazards very seriously from asbestos. Our technicians, when requested to deconstruct or renovate homes must establish the year the structure was erected. Before 1985, asbestos in Nashua homes had many uses. Since it was an inexpensive fire-retardant and thermal and acoustical insulator, it was found in many homes for different reasons. Floor tiles, roof shingles, ceiling tiles, pipe cement, joint compound, and thermal insulation for boiler, and even textured paint were some of its uses. But the party ended with the discovery of the health hazards associated with this fibrous mineral.

Our main goal is to ensure the safety of our customers and technicians as well during our work. By law, from that 1985 date and earlier built dwellings, we must make sure an Asbestos Sampling is performed by an outside, certified company.  We do not do this to upset our customers or annoy them, but instead, make sure our customers can be healthy and safe in the working environment. Asbestos contains the mineral Chrysotile that becomes fibers when woven together. When these fibers become airborne and are inhaled or ingested, asbestos can be very harmful and dangerous.

If the sampling comes back negative, the technicians can go forward with the project and start the selective demolition or renovation knowing the well-being of the residents and our workers are secure from this mineral and its consequences. If the sampling comes back positive, SERVPRO will refer our customers to another company that is approved by insurance who can correctly contain the asbestos, so it does not spread through the air. This sampling may take several days to receive the results. During that period we do no work, this is the law.

 It is essential for our customers to understand this process before the technicians show up for work. Knowing information before going into a scenario is always vital so they know what they can expect. We wanted to let you know this information first and foremost, so there are no problems in the future regarding this regulation.

SERVPRO of Nashua takes pride in our work and always strives for the safety of our customers and our technicians, we obey the law and strive to meet and beat your expectations. Ready to help 24/7 by calling us at (603) 889-2311.

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Details on the Various Levels of Fire Damage to Expect in Nashua

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Details on the Various Levels of Fire Damage to Expect in Nashua Whether you are facing minor or major fire damage, contact SERVPRO for a fast response.

SERVPRO Technicians Provide Effective Remediation Regardless of the Level of Fire Damage Affecting Your Home

Different levels of fire damage result when a fire burns your property. Based on the level of destruction, we can classify the damage as minor, medium or major. It is the degree of damage which helps us to choose the restoration procedures. In this post, we are outlining some of the restoration services we offer when attending to the three levels of damage in Nashua.
 
If your Nashua property experiences minor fire damage, then on specific areas or rooms need restoration services. Such levels of damage are associated with light to medium smoke particles. During the restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians perform wet or dry cleaning of the floor, ceilings, walls, and other items. We usually recommend minor replacements and the areas that need repainting are few.
 
Most materials that are subjected to medium fire damage need wet cleaning. The smoke particles are of moderate quantity, and several areas may require repainting and replacement. There is a lot of heat damage to materials in cabinets and around the drywall region. Despite that, we clean most of the items at the site and perform deodorization to neutralize any noticeable odors.
 
Much destruction is associated with major fire damage incidents, and some emergency services may be required. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians may be forced to provide an alternative source of electricity. A big part of the building contains the smoke particles, and charred structural finishes and framing are noticeable. Extensive cleaning is necessary, and we have to use multiple deodorization techniques to deal with the pungent smoke odors.
 
In cases where out SERVPRO technicians come across contents which are damaged beyond restoration, we recommend a replacement. Where necessary, we can readily subcontract some specialty cleaning services to attend to your electronics, furniture refinishing, and your artwork. Some reconstruction services may also need to be attended by licensed general contractors.
 
Allow SERVPRO of Nashua to offer its industry-proven services to restore your damaged property to its preloss condition. You can call us at (603) 889-2311 when you need to know more about our residential and commercial restoration services.

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The Real Truth About Mold Growth In Your Nashua Residence

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Real Truth About Mold Growth In Your Nashua Residence Many homeowners do not know about the process of mold remediation for their Nashua residence.

The Real Truth About Mold Growth

Whether you have a basement or a crawlspace for your Nashua residence, you almost always have dampness and moisture to face. This external pressure works to try and penetrate into these areas from the moist ground outside and becomes even worse when you have springs in the ground near your home. Combating this dampness might not seem like that pressing of a situation, but when it can lead to damages and dangers in your home, it might be worth it to better understand what is at stake.

Many homeowners do not know about the process of mold remediation for their Nashua residence. It is possible that you have never had to utilize services like this before, and you are only encountering mold damage recently within your house. If you have discovered mold or find yourself concerned that colonies could be forming throughout affected areas of the property, it is best to consult with professional mold remediation technicians for inspections and assessments. This service is one that you can expect from our SERVPRO professionals.

Mold growth in your home stems from lingering moisture that helps to feed mold spores present in the environment. They seat into organic materials in this area and begin to grow, thrive, and spread. It doesn't take long for these colonies to grow out of control and take a severe toll on the structural integrity and strength of the construction materials or contents of this area of your home they have used for colonization.

While our SERVPRO technicians seek to preserve and restore materials rather than tearing out broad areas of your home, it does not take a long time for mold damage to render materials like drywall and framing wood unsalvageable. As the colony grows and seats more deeply into the material, the composition and integrity erode to the point of irreparable damage.

Of course, this does not even begin to showcase the potential health effects that can occur to the occupants of your house when exposed to active colonies. These risks have gotten well documented, but still, many homeowners put off mold remediation for their homes assuming the problem goes away on its own. Mold spreads and destroys, and remediation from our SERVPRO of Nashua technicians is a credible means of stopping this destructive path. Give SERVPRO a call anytime at (603) 889-2311.

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Personalized Water Damage Restoration From SERVPRO In Nashua

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Personalized Water Damage Restoration From SERVPRO In Nashua The SERVPRO of Nashua Team ready to help with your water damage event.

Professional and Personal attention during a water damage event

After your Nashua home experiences water intrusion, take the opportunity to choose a restoration company that delivers the highest quality recovery results with a personal touch. Despite handling more than 800 water damage projects a year, our team of talented and well-trained technicians treats each customer’s disaster with the individualized attention it deserves. We take all the time required to comprehend the impact water damage has on your and your family’s life and peace of mind, attending to the damage and determining the cause, so it is also resolved to avoid a recurrence.

Homeowners in Nashua who struggle with water damage swiftly find that the confusion and frustration of dealing with the harm from the moisture can be surpassed by the labyrinth of paperwork imposed by insurers and governmental authorities. Our business focuses not only on providing industry-leading water damage restoration services but also on creating and sharing required documentation that expedites the insurance claim process while operating within the constraints of applicable rules and regulations. Our office staff is always available to bring you up to date with the latest response from your insurance carrier and to set your mind to rest that we are proceeding with the approval of local inspectors.

SERVPRO is committed to responding to all of your concerns during a water damage job. No inquiry is considered insignificant. In business since 1998, we are extremely familiar with the sequence of events that makes up a classic water damage remediation, but we know our customers do not have this context or background. You have enough stress without worrying that a restoration company is putting your job on a back-burner or rushing through critical steps to complete the needed tasks. With any luck, your water damage scenario and its restoration is a one-time crisis. Our history of successful resolutions provides the foundation for our ability to create a streamlined solution to your disaster.

If your inquiries with other restoration companies leave you anxious and fearful, give SERVPRO a chance to show you how a professional water damage project should be completed. We pledge to meet and exceed your expectations on costs, timelines, and disruptions, all the while treating you and yours with compassion and support at this difficult time.

SERVPRO of Nashua promotes a respectful and personalized response to water damage challenges. Call us at (603) 889-2311 to see what we can do to assist with all aspects of the tough break you face.

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Troubleshooting Your Nashua Wet Basement

8/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Troubleshooting Your Nashua Wet Basement When your basement is soaked after a storm, call SERVPRO for drying out and remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians Start With a Thorough Assessment Before Remediating Storm Damage in Your Home

Severe weather is a situation that many Nashua homeowners are unfortunately familiar with facing. More than this, steady rainfall that does not happen in torrential downpour waves can also pose threats to your home in different ways. Storms of all shapes and sizes can leave you with cleanup and restoration needs.

Many homeowners might not even recognize that they have a problem until they come across a wet basement in their Nashua residence. This sign is usually an excellent indication that water has become able to breach the foundation blockwork of your home, or at the very least has found a path through the concrete flooring of the area. Either one of these issues needs to get addressed as expediently as possible to prevent worsening conditions.

Penetration of the blockwork can be an indication of weakening mortar joints and pathways that only worsen over time. The more water to pass through the blocks, the less resistance this water has in reaching the interior of your home. Our SERVPRO professionals can help to identify these penetration points and often repair them with hydraulic cement if the damage is not too considerable. This solution can stop the flow of water into the basement.

There are other instances where water can leach into your home through the concrete floors via cracks and broken areas. Our SERVPRO technicians can utilize specialized dehumidification equipment to gently pull the moisture from this flooring without making its current damage worse. If sump pump installation is ultimately deemed unnecessary, continued use of dehumidification equipment in the area might be recommended if the moisture persists from beneath the house.

A wet basement can lead to multiple concerns for a homeowner. Not only are you allowing the possibility of mold growth on organic materials in this area of your house, but you are also running a continual risk of material damage to flooring and walls in the lower levels of your house. Let our experienced SERVPRO of Nashua restoration professionals help you to clean and dry this mess. We are available anytime by calling (603) 889-2311.

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Water Damage Cleanup and Removal Services for Nashua Properties.

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Cleanup and Removal Services for Nashua Properties. The Two Certain Things Are Taxes and Great SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration in Nashua

Nashua Homeowners Can Depend Upon SERVPRO to Mitigate Water Damage to Their Homes and Possessions

In real life situations, many people experience a disaster at some time. There is a high probability that you can encounter some water damage in your home. The unexpected water pipe that froze and then burst, the broken hose on the washing machine or loose fittings on the ice-makers are all potential causes of unwanted water. The lingering effects of unremoved water on floors, corners, inside wall cavities, or other areas of a house can also cause secondary damages like future demolitions or mold growth.

When your Nashua home is in urgent need of water damage restoration and clean-up services, you should realize that help is not too far away. It is highly advisable that when such an event happens, you ask for some professional help as soon as you can. The faster the professionals come to your rescue, the better it is for you and your household. And less damage, salvageable or not, results.

Fortunately, SERVPRO has excellent restoration and cleaning services for you. Our technicians are highly trained and qualified, IICRC certified, for this task. Our Green Fleet contains all the equipment needed for water extraction, drying, and restoring most structural materials and personal possessions.
 
Upon arrival, we inspect the source of the water leak if it is not apparent. A minor problem we may be able to fix, more substantial malfunctions generally require the services of a plumber or other professional service. We can measure moisture levels in a dry part of the home to establish a baseline, and as we dry out the wet areas from the water seepage, we can then compare. We document that the affected water damaged materials are dry.

The goal and purpose of SERVPRO of Nashua are to be of help to many people in the community to ensure that people are living stress-free life by offering excellent cleaning and restoration services. You can reach to us at any time at (603) 889-2311, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Aging Electrical Systems Pose a Fire Threat to Your Nashua Residence

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Aging Electrical Systems Pose a Fire Threat to Your Nashua Residence Electrical fires can result when circuits are overloaded and the wires and panel are old or not up to code. Contact SERVPRO to remediate fire damage.

Team SERVPRO Provides Both a Home Fire Risk Assessment as Well as Fire Remediation Services

Most homeowners do not actively think about the various threats to their houses. In fact, many find themselves at a complete loss when it comes to disasters like a fire occurring, wondering just how to pick up the pieces and restore their home back to the way that it used to be. Fortunately, there is hope for your fire-ridden Nashua home in the form of certified and qualified professional restoration services.

While smoking hazards continue to be a leading cause of residential fires, another serious concern is electrical wiring shorting out. Many area homes are several decades old, and these were not all built completely to code or with the right fail-safes in place to prevent combustion and to overheat which leads to sparks and flames. Now you have fire damages to deal with in your Nashua home, but fortunately, SERVPRO is always here to help.

One of the significant concerns that you as a homeowner need to keep in mind is the quality of your home's construction. If you can see this stability and strength waning in areas, there is a good chance that the electrical lines (in conduits or not) throughout your home experience the same struggle with their age and perpetual demand.

Another consideration about the aging electrical system is their inability to sustain the power that they once could. Constant draws on the fuse box for high-powered devices and appliances can lead to overheating and eventual combustion when the lines fail to keep up with the demand of the outlet.

Often these vulnerable points happen within the walls of your home, forcing our SERVPRO team to remove portions of drywall and paneling to get to the heart of the damage the fire has caused.

While it would benefit you to have the lines tested and inspected before such issues ever happen, many homeowners do not consider the possibility of a risk. If you experience a fire like this in your home, you can count on our SERVPRO of Nashua fire damage technicians to help you overcome the mess and restore the damage efficiently. Give us a call anytime at (603) 889-2311.

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Understanding Mold Remediation For Your Nashua Home

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Understanding Mold Remediation For Your Nashua Home SERVPRO Says By Eliminating Excess Moisture Mold Growth in Your Nashua Home May Not Happen

Nashua Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup and Restoration

The discovery of mold growing in your Nashua home should spring you into action. Apart from the potential health effects attributed to exposure to active colonies, there is substantial damage that these same colonies can do to the structural integrity of the materials they consume.

Many homeowners do not understand why mold growth is so detrimental in their residence, however. Worse yet, they have a misguided notion that DIY methods of cleaning and mold removal are as effective as actual mold remediation for their Nashua house. A better understanding of the process and intricate nature of mold remediation might aid you in understanding its importance for your home following the discovery of fungal growth.

Unlike traditional cleaning efforts that you might find strewn across the internet, mold remediation is a much more involved procedure designed to remove mold colonies and restore the damage they have caused to your home. Our SERVPRO technicians isolate the area and set out to remove the colony, penetrating well beyond the surface mold that you can see and affect the entire hyphae.

However, merely removing the colony is not the full extent of the remediation process, either. SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians also have to contend with other symptoms associated with the presence of fungal growth. For starters, finding where the moisture that allowed the spores to seat originated from and a plan to stop this persistent dampness.

Secondly, with a harsh musty odor that is typical of mold colonies growing in homes, deodorization is a requirement as well. Removing this sometimes harsh odor requires the removal of both the moisture and the mold itself, followed by specialized equipment to neutralize the odor molecules in the area. HEPA filtered air scrubbers are integral devices for purging the ambient air of spores and floating particulates. Our AMRT technicians also apply an antimicrobial formulation to inhibit future mold eruptions.

Our remediation process might not be widely understood or known for those that are just experiencing mold growth for the first time in their homes, but now you should have a better idea of what all happens. Our dedicated and certified SERVPRO of Nashua remediation specialists are available 24/7 by calling (603) 889-2311.

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Commercial Water Removal In Nashua

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal In Nashua Nashua Hotels and Offices Rely on SERVPRO for Water Extraction and Business as Usual

Nashua Businesses and Retail Stores Benefit from Rapid Water Removal by SERVPRO

Nashua businesses deal with storms and fires every year. The common element to them is the water left inside the structure after the excitement has died down.
 
When it comes to commercial water removal for Nashua businesses, the source is usually from a burst pipe, fire suppression system, or other failed plumbing issues. For SERVPRO technicians, that means the water is clean, or not contaminated. They do not have to worry about spraying surfaces with anti-fungal agents, and can immediately bring in pumps and other removal equipment.
 
Our response teams start with a commercial grade pump. They have access to an extensive inventory and select based on the depth of the water and the size of the structure. In some cases, they may need to bring in more than one pump, but can still remove the majority of the water in a day or two.
 
Once the water is down to just covering the surface of the floors, SERVPRO specialists changeover to water extraction wands. These devices also come in a variety of sizes and types. If the business has extensive, carpeted areas, like in a furniture store or a large office building, they use a large wand that moves under its power and has a position for an operator to ride, a Rover.
 
This design allows our technician to stand over the machine as it draws water from the carpets. Extraction wands are also very useful in drawing out water trapped between floorboards. Most of the wands in our inventory also contain a heating element, so the technician can also start drying out floors and carpets as they remove the water.
 
In a large structure, there is also the problem of increasing humidity. Our restoration teams use dehumidifiers to draw up to 25 gallons of water from the air per unit per day to lower the amount of water in the air. With less water vapor, evaporation and moisture removal from the surfaces moves faster. We also open doors and windows and use air movers and box fans to increase circulation and force the damp, inside air out of the building. The HAT-Heat, Air, and Temperature dictate if this is suitable for any given situation.
 
If you are dealing with a water removal issue, contact SERVPRO of Nashua today at (603) 889-2311. Our goal is to help you return your business to its original condition and start serving customers again as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened."

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Overcoming A Wet Basement In Your Nashua House

6/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Overcoming A Wet Basement In Your Nashua House SERVPRO Is the Solution for Wet Basement Abatement in the Nashua Area

SERVPRO Offers Features and Benefits to Maintain a Damp-Free Nashua Basement

While you might not put a lot of thought and consideration into it, the basement of your Nashua home is critical to the structural integrity of the entire house. With this in mind, you should take the time and provisions required to ensure that this area gets taken care of appropriately throughout the life of your home, and often that means taking some extra steps to prevent unfortunate circumstances from recurring.

A wet basement in your Nashua home can occur from several different sources. While often this water damage penetrates through the walls from exterior threats, this is not always the case. A wet basement can lead to structural concerns and weaknesses, not to mention the dampness providing the appropriate conditions for mold growth and colonization.

Luckily, you can get help when contending with a wet basement. You can confer with the experienced SERVPRO technicians we employ to offer you the most effective solutions to resolve this problem, as well as diagnosing the source of the moisture. Knowing the cause of your problem can help you to prevent recurrences in the future.

Our professionals often recommend the installation of sump pumps for wet basements, though this is often less effective on its own. For an implement like this to work as it should, often floors need to get graded towards the pump itself, which adds a little more time to the overall length of the project. French drains and drainage tiles, costly and excessive for one-time flooding, can be configured if needed. Melting snow, often accompanied by frozen and non-percolating soil, can lead to hydraulic pressure from the entire foundation and up through the concrete pad. Vapor barriers can help reduce moisture penetrations.

To initially dry out the affected areas, our SERVPRO professionals often utilize air movers and dehumidifiers. These pieces of equipment can work simultaneously to rid the area of moisture, effectively starving out mold spores and eliminating their chance to seat and colonize in organic materials found in the lower levels of your home. We often recommend the installation of a permanent dehumidifier to maintain a set humidity level of below 60% in a basement.

While a wet basement might not seem all that dire to many homeowners, the conditions can quickly worsen to significant structural damages and mold growth. With these two serious factors on the line, it is a wise choice to trust in our SERVPRO of Nashua restoration specialists to help you get a handle on the dampness and confer about steps to prevent future water damaging effects. You can reach our experienced team 24/7 by calling (603) 889-2311.

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