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Remediating Mold in Nashua Attics

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Remediating Mold in Nashua Attics Not having enough insulation in your attic can be a cause for mold growth.

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Process

Nashua homes can handle some of the worst storms and come out often needing no more than some new trim or maybe replace a garden shed. It is often a quiet disaster like mold that owners never notice until the restoration costs approach putting on an addition to their home.

When they find mold in the attic, Nashua homeowners at first cannot believe it. Most think our weather is too cold for mold or mistakenly believe since the attic is clean of food, that it should not be able to grow. After decades of cleaning and removing mold from homes, SERVPRO knows that attics are a perfect place for spores to expand and grow, spreading over the top of the entire home.

One factor that promotes mold growing in an attic is not having enough insulation. Too little insulation allows heat from the home rise into the attic where it meets with the colder air. It leads to condensation, which can form small pools of water across the attic that mold spores can use just as easily as those from a leaky pipe or stormwater. Since condensation can occur throughout Fall and Winter, the potential threat is even greater.

To change this, SERVPRO technicians check the amount of insulation and if it has become compromised by the moisture and mold. Both can weigh down blown-in and rolled insulation, making it less efficient and causing even more condensation. If the insulation is still clean and useful, we can add to it after removing the mold.

Since we want to avoid contaminating the existing insulation, technicians first secure plastic sheeting over it. It allows us to bring in vacuum hoses connected to commercial grade pumps. We insert HEPA filters designed to capture the tiny spores and remove most of the mold present.

Next, we spray or use a fog device to deploy anti-fungal and anti-microbial agents throughout the attic. Our chemical agents kill the spores on contact, making it much safer for our technicians to scrape and brush the remaining spores by hand out of the attic.

Our last cleaning step is to remove the plastic sheeting and perform a final inspection. Then, we add to the insulation unless the homeowner wants to use another service.

Mold can expand and grow in any home in New Hampshire. Not having enough insulation should never be the reason for the process to start though. If you have mold or suspect there may be a problem, contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 today. We are here to help.

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Indoor Water Line Breaks Solved by Commercial Water Removal in Nashua Furniture Galleries

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Indoor Water Line Breaks Solved by Commercial Water Removal in Nashua Furniture Galleries SERVPRO can help restore your furniture after water damage to a like-new condition.

Quick and Efficient Water Removal Services for Your Commercial Space

Helping furnish the homes in Nashua takes skill and a desire to help people raise their families in a comfortable home while entertaining guests in style. Part of this requires having floor models on hand so customers know exactly how individual pieces of furniture look and feel, and how the dimensions might play out in their homes.

When a water line breaks inside a Nashua furniture gallery, commercial water removal can help make everything right again. Area businesses know they can rely on SERVPRO and our professional technicians to provide the exact services needed for catastrophes of any size, type, or severity.

With furniture, particularly new pieces, carpeting can quickly stain from the finishes on furniture legs. As soon as we complete our initial assessment, we set these pieces on unfinished wooden blocks to protect the carpeting. These must remain until the furniture and carpeting dry thoroughly.

Removing the water standing in your showroom happens quite fast with the use of our truck-mounted pumps. Solidly built, these steadily remove the water causing you grief. When floors become visible again, we switch to hand-held pumps that our technicians can comfortably handle, making water removal around furniture pieces, stairways, and tight places possible.

Just as our Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) knows precisely what the inside of your building's interior requires, our Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT) knows what each piece of waterlogged furniture requires for restoration. While you might now not be able to sell these items as 'new,' we can often restore furniture items to like-new condition, making your potential customers quite pleased with the new price.

While we assist you in keeping sales strong by performing restorative work, SERVPRO can also help as a neutral party by keeping an inventory sheet of damaged items restored by our technicians. The difference in regular price to after-damage price is often recoverable as a business loss, either via insurance or tax credits, but both may require written documentation.

SERVPRO of Nashua can be reached by calling (603) 889-2311, every day of the year, and at any hour. We remain dedicated to helping all our customers achieve their goals of returning everything to normal once again.

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Cleaning Up Fire Damage in Your Nashua Home

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Up Fire Damage in Your Nashua Home Have you checked your dryer lint lately? It can help prevent a fire from occurring in your home!

SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration to Nashua Homes

Although some might think it unlikely in Nashua, it is possible for your clothes dryer in your home to catch fire if the right circumstances are present. The accumulation of lint in the vent of the dryer, not lousy wiring, is what starts a majority of dryer fires. Every time your clothes make lint, it gets trapped in the filter when the dryer forces hot air into the drum. If there is too much lint clogging the vent, there is not enough airflow to cool the air down. As the temperature rises, the clogged filter has a more significant risk of igniting, resulting in a dangerous fire.

Fires that started from your dryer can happen when you least expect it. It is advisable that you do not ever run your dryer when you are not present in your home for this reason. When you have experienced a dryer fire in your Nashua home, the best call for you to make is to our staff at SERVPRO. We have the training and knowledge needed to repair the damage and clean up the mess.

We consider various factors when we go to clean the fire damage in your home to figure out how difficult it is going to be to remove the smoke residues.

The type of surface has a significant impact. Porous surfaces and natural fibers are probably the most difficult to clean. Porous materials let particles and odor penetrate further. Nonporous surfaces and synthetic fibers are easiest to clean.

The older the surface, usually the more difficult it is for SERVPRO techs to clean, no matter the type. The hotter the fire was, also causes more problems in cleaning, as heat causes surfaces to expand and become more porous. Heat also chars materials and melts and bubbles finishes. Refinishing is required in cases such as these.

How much moisture is present also affects our cleaning efforts. Moisture sets residues and can stain surfaces permanently. Condensation can also do this.

Several other factors such as the kind of material burned, air pressure, temperature change and impingement can affect cleaning efforts. Impingement is the air movement becoming more turbulent as the temperature gets hotter. This air collides with surfaces and creates splattering on vertical surfaces, leaving residues which are more difficult to move.

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SERVPRO of Nashua is equipped with the knowledge and tools to clean your home after a fire and rid it of harsh residues. Residents in Nashua and the surrounding areas should reach out to us as soon as the fire is out at (603) 889-2311.

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Minimizing Risk of Attic Mold Damage in Nashua Through Proper Ventilation

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Minimizing Risk of Attic Mold Damage in Nashua Through Proper Ventilation Proper ventilation in your attic can help to prevent mold from spreading and affecting your home.

Tips to Keep Your Home Safe from Mold Damage

There are many possible causes of mold growth in the attic, including moisture seepage, condensation, poor insulation, and of course, poor attic ventilation. Many homeowners in Nashua do not realize that the attic is not just a random part of the building construction, but a significant feature of a home. From this end, proper attic ventilation is important for a healthy home.

Keeping temperatures stable can go a long way towards preventing mold damage in Nashua homes. At SERVPRO, we have a team of dedicated, IICRC-certified mold remediation experts who can help remedy the situation. The attic works as a buffer between the roof and the other rooms in your home, causing it to experience frequent temperature changes that lead to excessive heat and condensation. Both of these factors promote mold growth.

A good way to ensure proper attic ventilation and reduce the risk of mold damage is creating better airflow within the attic, which in turn efficiently removes moisture and excessive heat. SERVPRO technicians normally turn to dehumidifiers and other drying equipment for this purpose. After installing proper insulation, you need to ensure that all your vents are working properly. This step involves a number of considerations.

For starters, all the vents should be exactly the same to ensure a balanced air intake and better airflow through the attic. As a result, this eliminates any hot, static air that may contribute to mold growth and, consequently, mold damage. Secondly, you need to place the vents away from the sides of the house as much as possible. This step helps prevent the temperature of the walls from affecting the air entering the attic.

SERVPRO mold remediation experts can advise you on how to create enough space for proper air circulation in the attic. Typically, this involves leaving about 1 to 2 inches of space between the insulation and the roof sheathing. It is also recommendable to add pressure to the attic by increasing ventilation at the eaves and decreasing it at the ridge. This pressurization prevents the air inside the house from penetrating into the attic.

Specialists at SERVPRO of Nashua are highly trained and highly experienced with attic mold damage restoration. Since we offer our services all over the country, we are well-versed with the many nuances that come with specific building designs and climates. If you have any concerns about mold growth in your attic, call us today at (603) 889-2311.  

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Getting Fast Treatment for Your Wet Basement in Nashua

10/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Getting Fast Treatment for Your Wet Basement in Nashua Prevent mold from growing up your basement walls with a quick response to flooding from SERVPRO technicians. Contact our team today.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped with Tools to Help Detect Hidden Water in Your Home's Basement or Crawlspace

Storm flooding can often impact the basement of a home more than anything else. Floodwaters naturally move to the lowest point in an area, which is almost always the basement in homes that have one. Areas wet in a basement in Nashua usually include stairs, floors, molding, and walls. These floodwaters are usually unclean and can develop mold and bacterial growth quickly in the dark, controlled conditions of the average basement. Cleaning the area out after a storm is rarely an easy feat, and may require some of the heaviest equipment in SERVPRO's arsenal.
If the wet basement in your Nashua home still holds standing water, which may be highly likely due to a lack of escape routes for the water, it probably requires pumping to be removed. We use industrial-grade water extractors for this purpose, as large volumes of water cannot be left to air dry for fear of massive structural damage. Our work is not done once water has been removed, however, because the entire basement is most likely still soaked. We bring in a retinue of air movers and dehumidifiers to hasten the natural air drying process and eliminate any remaining moisture from the area.
Time is especially important for our work with basements. In the dark, climate-controlled environments of most basements, mold can proliferate quickly. Fast water extraction and special treatments are critical to slow or stop the growth of mold in your home. If worst comes to worst and mold takes root in the home, SERVPRO technicians carry appropriate certifications to handle it in an insurance-friendly and professional way. In addition to the threat of mold, timely mitigation and restoration work helps to work against structural damage, as some of the worst effects of a flooded basement can only set in after hours of exposure to standing water.
SERVPRO of Nashua is ready to help in the aftermath of major storms and floods. Call us at (603) 889-2311 to find out how we can help.
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Our High-Tech Water Removal for Nashua Soaked Carpet Situations

10/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our High-Tech Water Removal for Nashua Soaked Carpet Situations SERVPRO technicians use an array of drying equipment to rid your soaked carpets of water,

SERVPRO Uses Professional Drying Equipment to Quickly and Efficiently Remove Unwanted Water in Your Home

Soaked carpets always spell trouble for their owners. Removing water from a Nashua home's carpeting in large volumes is no easy feat without expensive and specialized tools, and just choosing to do nothing can invite a host of negative and detrimental effects into your home, including warping, material disintegration, and mold growth. SERVPRO removes water from carpeting through the use of air movers. These are powerful fans that create directional air flows and target specific parts of a room to dry quickly.

Air movers are one of the most critical components of our water removal plan for Nashua homes. These machines are flexible and can be placed in a wide variety of room shapes, sizes, and special conditions. Air movers placed on the floor can create intense currents directly over the soaked carpet. Some may also be placed perpendicular to the ground to create more diverse and optimal airflows in the room. Moreover, in some cases, we may aim the air movers underneath your carpet. If the soak is thorough, it may take direct drying from underneath to be entirely negated.

In addition to the air movers, our array of other equipment finishes the job where air currents cannot. Dehumidifiers remove water droplets from the air and control humidity in your home. Deodorizing machines can eliminate any odors that may have become more prevalent thanks to the water damage. Also, if the water proves too voluminous for our air movers to handle, we can use portable extraction devices to pump excess water directly out of the home.

These are but a few of the machines we use when removing water from carpeting. We are always careful to avoid rips, tears, and warps in material wherever possible, and more often than not, end up saving the carpet partially or entirely. Be sure to ask a representative for more information about what our arsenal can do.

SERVPRO of Nashua is a locally-owned franchise of a national company. We offer professional and timely restoration services to homes that have been hit by a disaster. Call us at (603) 889-2311.  

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Fire Damage Assessment in Nashua

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Assessment in Nashua SERVPRO assesses your home after fire damage so they can properly restore your home, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Thoroughly Evaluates Your Home After Fire Damage

A house fire is one of the most devastating events Nashua homeowners can experience. The resultant damage is difficult to repair, and the restoration process is time consuming due to the complications of the assessment and repairs. Knowledge is crucial in the wake of a disaster. As a homeowner, it is important to familiarize yourself with the fire damage assessment process so that you can prepare for it.

If you are unfortunate enough to experience a house fire, you can count on SERVPRO to reverse any fire damage sustained. We have many years of experience providing fire damage and soot damage restoration services to Nashua residents, and our technicians are IICRC-certified. Using advanced tools and equipment, we can return your home to preloss conditions in no time, "Like it never even happened."

The first stage of fire damage assessment begins outside the structure. SERVPRO assessment crew must first ensure that your house is safe to enter by checking existing damage from the outside. It may appear structurally sound to an untrained eye, but the building could still be a safety hazard.

Our fire damage inspectors note any non-structural damage while they are outside the home. During this time, we also assess external damage to outbuildings, yard, and other nearby areas. Once we are confident the house is safe to enter, we proceed with the assessment.

The first interior room to check for fire damage is usually the basement. If your home does not have a basement, SERVPRO technicians replace this step by checking the interior and exterior foundation. The basement leads to the foundation, which can provide valuable information about the situation of the house. If the foundation is broken, cracked, or swamped, the restoration process could be long. On the other hand, less severe fire damage means quicker repairs and fewer expenses.

The last part of the structural integrity assessment leads to the entire house. SERVPRO professionals have to check load bearing walls for slippage, cracks, and even soot damage. Walls with a porous finish could hold odors, stains, and moisture for a prolonged period, leading to mold and bacteria that weakens structural supports in the long run. It is common for some walls to require replacement even if the fire damage was not severe.

A fire disaster is the last thing anyone would want to experience in their home. If it happens, SERVPRO of Nashua is just around the corner to control the resultant fire damage. Call us today at (603) 889-2311.  

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SERVPRO / GreenSky Financing for Nashua

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO / GreenSky Financing for Nashua Nashua Area Restoration Is Easier When SERVPRO Partners with GreenSky for Financing

Nashua Area Property Owners Get Help with Financing for Cleanup and Restoration

If you are dealing with fire, water, or mold disaster, quickly getting help can mean the difference in thousands of dollars in property loss and structural damage. Putting it off for even a couple of days because you are short of funds is an error that can cost you that and more; possibly even a total structural loss of your home.
At SERVPRO, we know exactly how difficult is to clean and return any Nashua home to its preloss condition. The sight of your home in distress is bad enough, but the cost to restore it is another stressor that nearly crushes some homeowners. Fortunately, there is a solution that can remove that additional burden from your shoulders.
Our office has recently joined efforts with GreenSky; an Atlanta based lending company that specializes in providing home restoration loans to people facing what can be the worst day in their lives. Depending on your need, you can qualify for a loan of up to $55,000.
GreenSky is an expert when it comes to installment loan approvals and has provided over $8 Billion to homeowners just like yourself in the last few years. Our managers and technicians have completed their training program to help you through the application process, whichever of their three methods you decide to use.
We can assist you with a GreenSky representative over the phone in our office. There is also an online application we can fill out for you. Approval usually takes less than an hour for either method.
The third application process is one we are very excited to offer. The company recently finished its mobile app; with this, we can handle everything at your home. That means we can take your information and get your approval notification in your front yard as our technicians are setting up pumps to drain flood water, start a mold inspection or begin pulling down fire damaged roof tiles.
With long-term loans with 7 or 8 years (84 or 96 months) and monthly payments as low as $79, this financing tool is one SERVPRO of Nashua is proud to offer its customers and neighbors. If you have more questions about financial assistance; or what we can do to restore your home to its original state, visit us at or call (603) 889-2311 today. We are here to help.

Finding Mold in the Attic of Your Nashua Residence Leads to Control of the Situation

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Finding Mold in the Attic of Your Nashua Residence Leads to Control of the Situation  SERVPRO Provides Remediation and Cleanup After Mold Infestations in Your Nashua Home

Rely on SERVPRO Mold Remediation to Restore Your Home to a Safe and Secure Condition

Nashua is the location of many of New England's best-looking homes. The striking architecture of most promises beautiful homes complete with spacious attics full of surprises from the past. What oftena remains hidden, though, is vast microbial growth.

In Nashua, SERVPRO cleans up mold located in the attic of many homes on a regular basis. Doing so is crucial to the health of the home and those living there. Mold and other microorganisms can pass easily through tiny openings in the ducts found inside the typical attic.

Many microbes present in an attic may have traveled there through the ducts, to begin with, showing how easily this can happen. As air flows through a tube, a slight vacuum can form, suctioning any nearby spores and then depositing them in other areas of the home. Finding mold in the attic can indicate mold problems in other locations in your home.

The technicians at SERVPRO hold certificates from the IICRC, showing expertise in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT). Ridding your home of excess fungi and spores through the process of mold remediation does not eliminate these organisms. Doing so is an impossible feat, as mold exists in every corner of the planet. The conditions which permit mold to overgrow are what we can control, and this, in turn, controls how much microbial activity occurs inside your residence. When growth is at a standstill, mold damage also remains under your control.

The treatment for an attic with signs of the mold includes the application of Concrobium. This is a commercial-grade mold inhibitor that is safe for use around people, pets, plants, and even damp carpeting and other delicate items in your home that ozone can harm. For large, open areas, we can apply this like we would apply paint – with brushes or rollers. In tight spaces, where access is more difficult, we apply antimicrobial sprays. When applied like this, the liquid penetrates extremely well. Regardless of location, Concrobium dries clear and provides lasting protection. We can also direct antifungal agents using fogging machines and HEPA filtered air scrubbers.

Belongings stored in the attic can also suffer from microbial growth. Cleaning each item and ensuring it remains dry afterward can help prevent damage from occurring. We can pack your items up and perform this task at our location or do the work on them while still in your attic.

Whenever mold is located in an attic, a complete examination and inspection of the roof and all of its components can provide answers about the source of the moisture that boosted the mold's growth. Correction of any discoveries should happen as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Nashua is ready to help ensure that your home, including your attic, is almost fungus free. Reach us 24/7 by calling (603) 889-2311.

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Nashua Duct Work Prevents and Mitigates Problems

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Nashua Duct Work Prevents and Mitigates Problems Cleaning and Repairing Duct Work in Nashua Pays

SERVPRO Experts Can Inspect, Repair, and Clean The Duct System in Your Nashua Home or Business

The weather is finally beginning to cool from a record Summer here in Hillsborough County. Now that you do not need to run your central air every day, it is the perfect time to winterize your HVAC system.

Preparing the duct work for your Nashua home or business is not a difficult process, and it can save you quite a bit when it comes to heating bills in the coming months. SERVPRO is here to help you lower those bills and save every dollar possible.
In the Summer months, the change in temperature from day to night and back again means that the aluminum, duct walls expand and contract. These actions increase when the seasons change, so it is ideal now to have us check the ducts for gaps where the sections join together. Another common problem is the twisting sections also pull at their restraining brackets and straps, sometimes even pulling them off the support beams or other structures.

Repairing these problems is relatively simple. Closing the gaps between sections starts with reattaching or replacing the restraining straps and brackets. It also lines up the ducts in their original positions and lets our technicians push them back into place. If bolts or screws have pulled out of place, we replace them or drill new holes if they are needed. If the sections have bent too far or have torn, it may be cheaper to replace them instead of attempting repairs. Then, there is always duct tape.

Even if we do not find any major problems with your duct work, this is also a perfect time for routine maintenance

as well. The work we do to prepare duct work for winter also allows us to check for excessive dirt, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, or other contaminants that might have found their way inside. The change of seasons is also the perfect time to change out filters and examine fans. With furnace puffback always a concern, it pays to minimize such messy potential occurrances.

As Fall approaches, now is the opportunity to have SERVPRO of Nashua come to your home or business to make sure your heating system is ready for Winter. We have decades of experience in servicing HVACs and can quickly get your system in top form. Call today at (603) 889-2311 for more information or to schedule an inspection.

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