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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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An Unattended Space Heater Could Cause A Fire In Your Nashua Home

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage An Unattended Space Heater Could Cause A Fire In Your Nashua Home Fire damage should never be left for an extended amount of time before remediation occurs.

An Unattended Space Heater Could Cause A Fire

The chill of winter can cause some people to use devices that are designed to warm up their house, but unfortunately, they can sometimes cause fire damage to your property if left unattended. Generally speaking, devices that plug into a wall outlet and use a heating element of any kind should not be left on their own or else they turn into a fire hazard. However, this does not mean you cannot use space heaters or other devices that are similar; it only means that you should use them responsibly and with caution. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, accidents happen and when they do it is reassuring to know that expert help is close by and available to call.

When we receive your call, we make it our priority to arrive at your property promptly so we can remediate the fire damage inside your Nashua home before it causes further loss. Fire damage should never be left for an extended amount of time before remediation occurs. Many people recommend that you wait and consider all of your options before making an impactful decision, however, it is actually the opposite of what should be done when home damage of any kind occurs. Due to the extreme heat during a blaze, in combination with the spread of soot and ash, many objects inside your home can become discolored. The longer it takes for remediation to occur, the worse this discoloration can become.

Here at SERVPRO, our techs bring advanced equipment with them to your home. We use specific tools to combat fire damage, including hydroxyl generations and thermal foggers to handle the malodorous smell that fire causes. Our SERVPRO technicians can then begin to clean up any charred or destroyed objects in your sitting room, such as burned curtains or books. Additionally, SERVPRO can remove the soot left behind by the fire inside of your home with chemical solutions that separate the particles from the surface.

Do not dawdle after the fire that broke out in your home is put out. Phone SERVPRO of Nashua by calling (603) 889-2311. No matter the time, we can take your call and hurry to your home.

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Restoring Substantial Water Damage To Your Nashua Home

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoring Substantial Water Damage To Your Nashua Home SERVPRO has wet-vacs such as this to remove water from your home or business.

Remove water damage quickly to reduce secondary damage

When your Nashua home experiences significant water damages, you might concede that cleaning up the mess and getting the area restored is out of the wheelhouse of the weekend warrior handyman-homeowner. One of the best things that you can do for your home is to react to the situation as quickly as possible, to allow for a rapid response time that limits the severity of the damage in your house.

Whether a burst in your plumbing or a disconnected appliance is to blame, when you need water removal services for your Nashua home, it is always a good idea to know whom you plan to call ahead of time. This forward thinking can help you get the right team, like our SERVPRO professionals, to your home and working on restoring the damage that you have experienced while everyone else is still pouring through reviews and ratings.

From the moment that our professionals arrive at your home, we can get to work quickly on extracting the water from the affected areas. The longer this pooled water gets permitted to stay, the more damage and farther reach it has. Ultimately, this makes it exponentially more challenging to dry the area thoroughly. This extraction typically involves a combination of equipment such as wet-vacs, portable pumps, and even a pump truck from our SERVPRO fleet if a high enough volume of water is present inside your house.

Once the standing water has gotten removed, air movers and dehumidifiers work to dry out open areas of your home. Drying mats could get used to penetrate beneath the top layer of flooring and eliminate moisture seepage here. In the same way, our injectidry system can prevent moisture from persisting in wall cavities by forcing air through hoses inserted through holes commonly drilled (and then later repaired) behind baseboards.

When you need water removal services in your home, time is of the essence. Trust in the team of restoration specialists we have at SERVPRO of Nashua. Our experienced team can respond quickly and restore your home back to pre-water loss conditions. Give us a call 24/7 at (603) 889-2311.

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Flood Damage Technicians In Nashua Explain Hardwood Floor Drying Equipment

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Technicians In Nashua Explain Hardwood Floor Drying Equipment If a severe thunderstorm takes place, excessive rains could cause flooding.

Flood Damage Technicians Explain Hardwood Floor Drying Equipment

Hardwood floors are designed to repel moisture that gets on your floors in Nashua. However, wood flooring can still get damaged if enough water saturates the materials for long enough. If a severe thunderstorm takes place, excessive rains could cause flooding. If water gets deep on the outside, then it is possible that it will leak into your home affecting your flooring.

Enough water can ruin the wood’s structural integrity, or mold can develop. When restoring flood damage in Nashua, our SERVPRO technicians use specialized methods to prevent permanent damage to hardwood flooring. If the wood stays wet for long enough, it can start to warp, bow, and cup.

In some cases, drying procedures prevent cupping in wood floors from remaining after moisture is gone. Other times the cupping stays after the floor is drying, requiring our SERVPRO crew to sand down the flooring eliminating the cupping. If sanding takes place, we make sure the floor is completely dry so that the warping does not return after sanding.

One way to rapidly dry out hardwood floors is to use drying mats. The mats consist of a flat rubber mat with holes on the bottom, with a hose attached to an air moving system. Air gets pumped into the mats that concentrate and spread out the air across the wood. Drying mats work well when drying out flooring that is wide and when the affected areas are only in certain sections of the floor.

If the entire hardwood floor got wet after the storm, a flat lay drying system could be used on the floor. Flat lay systems consist of a plastic sheet attached to a hose and an air moving system. The air movers pump air underneath the plastic helping concentrate it on the flooring material. Flat lay systems work well with flooring material that is not as wide and requires more concentrated drying over a larger area than mats can cover.

Once hardwood floors get wet, drying is vital to prevent mold problems and permanent cupping and warping. Before your floor needs re-sanding due to water damage, call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 24/7.

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Commercial Water Damage and Your Private Nashua Preschool

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage and Your Private Nashua Preschool SERVPRO Strives for Safety During Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Nashua Work and Play Places

SERVPRO Puts Children Safety First during Water Removal and Restoration

Nashua preschool parents want the best for their youngsters and choose preschools based largely on reputation and feedback from other parents. Almost anything can come up during a discussion about which preschool provides the best programs, activities, supervision, and so on, requiring preschool staff remains diligent when on duty.

Some disasters that Nashua preschools cannot entirely prevent include commercial water damage and its many effects. Caused by a variety of mini-catastrophes, damage from exposure to water can take many forms. Paint might begin peeling and flaking off concrete or cinder block walls. Acoustic ceiling tiles might show staining, or worse, deterioration with pieces falling on the floor where children can come into contact with the materials. Carpets can show signs of fraying and smell musty.

Because so many different ways exist that water damage can develop in a building, SERVPRO workers train in the numerous methods available to mitigate such a variety. All too often, building owners find that their business suffers from water damage in more than one area, and in different ways. We can mitigate both areas simultaneously unless rare circumstances prevent us from doing so and force us to complete the restoration process of one before starting to work on the other one.

We understand that while our work provides a crucial service, slowly accomplishing our goals can harm your business, and we want to prevent this from happening. We always work as quickly as we can, safely, so that interruptions to your daycare remain minimal but also so that worker safety remains uncompromised.

Protecting your students also sits high on our list of goals. We remove anything that could cause them harm and replace it with non-toxic, dry materials.

Many of the employees at SERVPRO of Nashua have children and know how safety affects many decisions in a parent's daily life. Water damage can create many different risks that can harm children, either immediately or after a span of time. Contact us so we can help you provide a safe and secure preschool setting for your students. Our emergency service line is always available to take your call at (603) 889-2311.

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Overcoming A Wet Basement In Your Nashua Home

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Overcoming A Wet Basement In Your Nashua Home Nashua Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Basement Water and Dampness Solutions

Older Nashua Homes with Damp Basements Can Call Upon SERVPRO for Help

Many Nashua homeowners struggle to keep their basement dry throughout each season of the year. While you might not see it as that significant, numerous concerns come along with having moisture in this area of your house. Preventing this might seem impossible for you to do on your own, but fortunately, this is not a situation that you have to contend with alone.

A wet basement could indicate several different problems for your Nashua home. Most of these point to structural concerns and penetration points for water and moisture, but correcting these issues is not an overwhelming task to the right team of professionals. With our SERVPRO technicians helping you overcome this situation, we can ensure that the basement of your home gets thoroughly dried and the appropriate measure gets taken to prevent this same situation from occurring again in the immediate future.

Our initial assessment helps to determine the source of the moisture to this area as we plan out the best approach to removing water and moisture from the vicinity. The longer that dampness persists in this area of your home, the more likely the possibility becomes for mold colonies to form. Then you require mold remediation on top of correcting the pressing concerns of a wet basement in your house.

You might want to set up a meeting with the SERVPRO production manager assigned to your home's project about the installation of a sump pump if this is determined to be the problem, or can be a factor in its mitigation. Gutters and drains are also likely solutions to persist water concerns. For these implements to work as they should, exterior foundation grading might need to get adjusted to direct the water to the appropriate channels or drains to get carried away from your home. SERVPRO can provide hydraulic cement, vapor barriers, and water repellent coatings to help suppress the intrusion of water and moisture.

Finding a solution to a persistent wet basement does not have to fall squarely on your shoulders. You can always trust in the experience and expertise of the certified technicians at SERVPRO of Nashua. Our restoration specialists are available anytime you need us at (603) 889-2311.

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A Wet Basement in Your Nashua Home is a Warning

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage A Wet Basement in Your Nashua Home is a Warning The damage in your basement can be caused by an obvious breach or small cracks in the block. Contact SERVPRO to assess, remediate and then prevent.

SERVPRO Remediates the Current Flood Damage in Your Basement and Helps Prevent a Recurrence When the Next Storm Hits

Storms outside of your Nashua home can get pretty severe at times. Though you might be confident that your home has gotten relatively well guarded against the threats and risks of high winds and torrential downpours, it is rarely wholly prepared for the possibility of flooding. The most typical culprit for experiencing the effects of water pushing on the exterior of your home (even underground) is your basement.

A wet basement in your Nashua home is almost always a sign of a potential problem that has to get addressed. The longer that you allow moisture and wetness to continue in this area, the more potential risks that you are taking with both your house and your health. For the sake of your home, allowing vulnerable areas where water can penetrate the blockwork and seep into the room only gets worse the longer it persists, making these pathways broader and allowing more water to pass through every time.

While you might not initially be able to see weak points in your blockwork, our experienced SERVPRO technicians can help you to identify the source of the problem and repair smaller penetration points with hydraulic cement. More significant breaches require the more capable hands of tradesmen working in residential construction for rebuilding the blockwork and sealing up compromised areas. You can even schedule a consultation with our team to consider a solution like grading the floors away from the foundation, installing a sump pump, or even installing a permanent dehumidifier for a lasting solution to the dampness and moisture.

Perhaps one of the most substantial risks that you take by allowing a wet basement to persist is the threat it can present to your health. Moisture and dampness are breeding grounds for mold and fungal growth. Exposure to mold colonies has gotten linked with potential health effects, leading to the understanding that this issue is one that should not get permitted to occur in your home if you can help it.

Having a wet basement can signal you to very significant threats to the structural integrity of your home and the safety of your family living there. If you discover dampness in your lower level, be sure to contact SERVPRO of Nashua to help you through the restoration process. We can be reached anytime by calling (603) 889-2311.

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Unmitigated Water Damage in Your Nashua Home can Lead to Unnecessary Mold Growth

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Unmitigated Water Damage in Your Nashua Home can Lead to Unnecessary Mold Growth Any water damage in your home must be remediated right away to help prevent any other problems from starting. Call SERVPRO to start right away.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Investigate Water Damage to Help Prevent Secondary Mold Damages

When homeowners in Nashua have homes with water stains and other types of damage and allow it to remain, this can lead to other problems developing inside the house. These can include many different kinds of issues and affect almost any part of your home.
 
If your Nashua home sustains water damage, one of these problems can include mold. At SERVPRO, we know that this can take only a few days for microbial populations to begin growing. These microorganisms flourish in damp locations, but even slight increases in moisture can provide enough of an environmental boost to start their life cycle anew.
 
Water from an accidental overflowing, such as with a toilet, tub, or sink, or a faulty appliance, a busted water line, or a flood, never disappears on its own. Water continually recycles itself, just like in the natural cycles experienced outdoors. However, inside your home, ice rarely forms, leaving moisture with only condensation and evaporation as its two modes of getting around inside your home.
 
As it goes through these two states of existence, water can leave stains on furniture, walls, and ceilings, cause photos to stick together, produce odors, and also bring about perfect conditions for mold. Restoring your home's natural moisture content helps eliminate these problems, and keeps microbes from growing out of control.
 
SERVPRO technicians use both drying equipment and anti-microbial agents to solve mold issues. However, the moisture content must always remain below certain levels to keep microbes, especially mold, dormant. Chemical agents can help to only a certain degree in many situations. We implement both dryness restoration and chemical inhibitors, to keep mold under control.
 
Water damage and its signs can often indicate that mold growth might exist. However, a lack of visible damage does not rule out the existence of either type - water or mold. Using moisture meters and hygrometers help us locate places that might harbor either, or both, of these problems inside your home. Once detected, we can work with you to resolve the issue.
 
SERVPRO of Nashua's technicians hold certificates from the IICRC and can help you successfully manage both water damage and possible mold growth that often accompanies hidden pockets of moisture. Call us at (603) 889-2311 for assistance in finding the best resolution for your home.

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