Commercial Water Damage in Your Nashua Gym Calls for Effective Drying of Affected Flooring
SERVPRO technicians know what it takes for your flooded Nashua business.
Our technicians work hard to keep your Nashua community dry from water damage.
As a gym owner, your revenue depends on attendance. An issue like water damage caused by a broken sprinkler head or a burst pipe can affect participation, leading to business interruption. The problem can become worse if you delay clean-up services.
To minimize commercial water damage in your Nashua gym, you should identify where the water is coming from and stop the leak. If you cannot find the source of the leak, switch off the main water valve to the building. You should also remove equipment that is nearly submerged and place it in a dry area.
Dealing with water damage in a gymnasium can be a huge undertaking, especially if it has hardwood floors. Wood contracts and expands based on the amount of moisture in the surrounding air. If excessive moisture gets into the wood floor, it can either crown or cup. Cupping happens when individual boards bend upward at the edges after running out of space to expand horizontally because of moisture intake. Crowning occurs when the middle of a board bends upward, making the middle higher than the edges.
Any amount of water can ruin your hardwood gym floor, so make sure you call a restoration firm such as SERVPRO to start the cleanup and restoration process. When you begin this process quickly, water has less time to spread to other areas of your gym. If there is standing water on the floor, we can remove it using portable pumps or wet/dry vacuums. We can determine what is required to dry your gym using a mathematical formula based on several variables, including:
- Impacted cubic footage
- Impacted square footage
- Number of air movers required
- Damp materials
Our technicians are trained in the science of drying (psychometrics) and can look out for hidden water damage. Water may flow in unlikely places and cause problems. We can identify wet materials by using moisture inspection equipment like:
- Infrared cameras
- Moisture meters
We can use air movers to increase the rate of evaporation. We can also use LGR, low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers to produce effective drying results. The most significant difference between LGR dehumidifiers and conventional dehumidifiers is their pre-cooling component. They re-cool the air before it moves across the evaporator coils. These dehumidifiers are effective at drying hardwood flooring and other difficult materials. Our SERVPRO crew can take moisture readings daily to determine if the strategies are working and localize drying efforts to the right areas. We can also place floor mats strategically to provide negative airflow so that water is drawn up and out of the floor.
When there is water damage in your gym, you can trust SERVPRO of Nashua to restore the business premises with minimal disruption. Call us anytime at (603) 889-2311 for quick restoration.
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When Battling Wet and Damp Basement in the Nashua Area, Try Calling SERVPRO for Help
Basements, Cellars, and Low-Level Construction Benefit from SERVPRO Water Damaging Restoration and Recovery Services. Need help in Nashua?
Can You Reduce Water Penetration into Nashua Basements?
Choosing the right restoration professionals for a wet basement in your Nashua home can often come down to which technicians provide lasting solutions. In addition to this critical reformation of your property to reduce recurrences in the future, you also must find a team of professionals that can address the acute effects that have become immediate threats. Reducing the penetration of water into your basement is an excellent first step, and our certified team of restorers can help.
While there can be many restoration teams to choose from, our SERVPRO professionals can do more to dry and repair the wet basement in your Nashua home. Because there are so many avenues that moisture and water can follow to get inside your home, combating these effects can often feel like a never-ending task. With the right tools and equipment, our technicians can learn more about the penetration of this water and devise the best strategy to prevent further intrusions.
Moisture detection devices and discovery tools are an essential element to a thorough and accurate inspection of the affected areas. Our professionals choose from a deep inventory of these advanced tools, including hygrometers, thermal or infrared imagery, and moisture sensors for areas like the carpets, baseboards, and walls. We can isolate areas of cinderblock that may be damp and harbor liquid in their hollow cells. This knowledge can also help to determine where the most significant moisture concentrations exist, so the points of penetration can get more easily discovered.
Reducing water penetration involves discovering these precise points and working to seal them up with permanent fixes. Compromised masonry can often become a vulnerability for your basement, and the solution for these breaches involves sealing the points with a compound like hydraulic cement. If you know where water enters your basement, you can attempt this initial repair on your own. There are many quality products available in home improvement locations in the area. In many cases, the efforts of the homeowner might still be insufficient.
A dry basement, free of lingering dampness provides a healthier indoor air quality. The contents stored in a typical basement also are safer from rotting and developing mold colonies. We can provide sump pumps, and exterior sloped grading for rain run-off, and more.
We can continue to search for other avenues of moisture penetration and work to seal these up through products or controlled demolition and reconstruction. No matter how regularly you combat a wet basement, our SERVPRO of Nashua team can help. Give us a call today at (603) 889-2311.
Why We Are The Leader In Nashua Fire Damage Restoration
Since the stairs took the brunt of the damage after a fire struck this home, our technicians had to replace them.
What is Fire Debris Removal for Nashua Homes?
Understanding the initial steps that homeowners must take once Nashua homes become threatened by fire losses is critical to getting restoration started promptly. There are no situations where loss effects can improve without active involvement in mitigation and cleaning, and this starts with removing the fire debris from the property as quickly as you can. Damaging effects can circulate from the presence of destroyed materials and contents, and these combusted elements make up the majority of debris to get cleaned and removed from the residence.
Fire debris removal in Nashua homes is expressly the responsibility of the homeowner, which can make matters complicated in securing the right personnel to accomplish the task. Ultimately, many property owners can become convinced that cleaning up this damage on their own is the most frugal approach, though without any training or experience in this arena, you can welcome hazardous exposures to airborne contaminants like soot particles and carcinogens. The best approach is to find out how your insurance provider would have you proceed based on the coverage options they provide your property.
Most Coverage A policies offer some degree of debris removal coverage, often a percentage of the dwelling benefits. Understanding what gets covered and what does not can help you to determine the expected out of pocket expenses. Because of our relationships with area insurance companies, our SERVPRO professionals can help you to cut through the red tape of damage claims and get the work afforded as much as possible. We can work with customers to meet their budgets and their expectations with restoring their fire-damaged homes as well.
We have the right personal protective equipment and experience to remove loss debris and other fire damage from the home after a fire. We can catalog damages to the contents of your home and offer focused cleaning and restoration services to recover many of these affected belongings to prevent their total loss.
While insurance can be a great thing for homeowners to maintain for their residence, the process of using this coverage is not always easy to understand. Our SERVPRO of Nashua team has experience with area providers and their requirements, helping us to get the cleaning and recovery project started for your home as promptly as possible. Give us a call today at (603) 889-2311.
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Our Skilled Specialists Can Handle Any Size Disaster That Plagues Your Nashua Property
We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!
Why Nashua Residents Can Expect On-time, On-budget Restoration Services All Year Round
Owning a company that provides restoration services for the second-largest city in New England has its challenges. Which is why our crew of trained technicians meet every week to discuss the role we play in securing commercial or residential properties in Nashua and returning them to their preloss condition. Our meticulous attention to small details is what allows us to take on mold, fire, storm, or water damage incidents and complete both in time and under budget. SERVPRO stress-free claims process lets you focus on your everyday life while we manage your insurance process and paperwork for an efficient restoration service from start to finish.
The remediation of mold damage in your Nashua home is a painstaking process that involves the careful balancing of containing, cleaning and preventing microbial growth from becoming a permanent problem. SERVPRO restoration services use local Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) qualified technicians who can control mold growth while the removal process is underway.
We achieve this first by preventing the spread of mold which, in ideal conditions, can grow significantly in as little as 48 hours. By bringing the relative humidity of the affected area to below 60% using desiccant dehumidifiers, we can slow the progress of mold in your Nashua home. Containment barriers may be set up to block mold spores from spreading into unaffected areas of the home while decontamination zones can be established for the storage of salvageable contents and personal protective equipment (PPE.)
Robust structural components can benefit from powerful pressure washing or sandblasting to remove the mold-infested surface layers in your Nashua property. SERVPRO restoration services encompass the removal and replacement of non-salvageable materials like drywall or insulation. After thoroughly deodorizing the affected area, and disinfecting it, we can stop the source of mold by drying interior cavities or damp spots to prevent recurring issues. A SERVPRO technician can then share an inventory of works with your insurance adjuster to ease your claim.
Materials combusting at high temperatures release several toxins including carbon monoxide, in the form of wet smoke. Wet smoke deposits are characterized by their greasy, oil-based texture which releases a stubborn malodor. For homeowners with fire damage in Nashua, the offending odor creates an unpleasant reminder of the incident and can be extremely tough to remove using household air fresheners.
SERVPRO uses two methods to remove malodors from home with significant wet smoke residues. The first is to clean the source of odor using oil-based solvents that dissolve soot. This method is effective at removing odor, usually requiring an open system air circulation to exchange odor particles with natural outdoor air. However, in some cases, the placement of box fans does not completely clear malodor presenting a challenge for SERVPRO restorers.
Malodors come from a variety of sources and, where smoke residues are widespread, it can be inefficient to track down every cause. To combat this, SERVPRO odor control technicians (OCT) use several deodorizing methods to get your indoor air back to its pre-incident condition. In cavities like draws, furnishings, and ventilation shafts, we can place powerful odor masking pellets to control odor until it dissipates naturally. In other circumstances, fumigating the affected area, or the whole property, using ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers can find malodors and neutralize them through a chemical bonding process.
Our large loss recovery crew is here to help guide you through the process of getting your home back to its pre-incident condition after a violent storm or weather event. In the years that we have served this community, our proudest moments have been restoring storm damage for Nashua's private residents and commercial centers. Our skilled experts are with you every step of the way from the first phone call to the completion of the job that makes it seem, “Like it never even happened.”
The damages that violent storms cause a property comes in many different shapes and sizes. Sealant in your roof may have worn away, allowing rainwater to pour into your loft space, windows or doors may be blown through, or internal plumbing can collapse under the increased pressure of flash flooding or drainage. SERVPRO offers restoration services for all of these circumstances via our twenty-four-hour call-line and can arrange for an out-of-hours technician to visit your property to mitigate loss.
After an adverse weather event, your home is at its most vulnerable. SERVPRO technicians can plug the gaps by performing emergency board-ups or fixing temporary tarps over voids in the structure. Stopping water from getting in is the most crucial task in controlling the scale of damages. After we have established a safe zone, we can begin pumping out water and rapid drying the property to prevent further losses as well as arranging for third-party contractors to maintain or restore the structural integrity of your home.
A burst pipe can cause an immediate water damage issue for Nashua residents. Overnight these incidents can release as much as 400 liters of water an hour into your lounge, kitchen, bathroom, and garage. As standing water levels rise, the increased weight and pressure causes water to migrate into wall cavities or into your subfloor where, if not restored effectively, it can return in a mold or microbial growth issue days or weeks later.
SERVPRO restoration services use IICRC trained water restoration technicians who can arrange a visit to your property and mobilize the equipment needed to mitigate loss quickly. Using submersible pumps, technicians can remove the vast body of water efficiently before tackling waterlogged furniture and flooring. Structural components like carpet pads can break apart after coming into contact with water. SERVPRO can identify, remove, and replace non-salvageable items from your Nashua home once water levels have returned to normal.
Even hard concrete subfloors can absorb moisture under the right conditions. Temperature changes cause the absorbed moisture to expand and contract periodically, resulting in gaps in flooring where mold or other microbes can begin to grow. SERVPRO restoration services encompass the proper drying of your subfloor using desiccant dehumidifiers to lower indoor air moisture content to below 40 grains per pound (GPP.) This dehumidification process allows us to draw moisture from hard floors and restore them to a pre-incident condition.
SERVPRO of Nashua has industry-leading experience in providing restoration services to this part of New England. Contact us today for expert assistance in mold, water, fire or storm-related damages at (603) 889-2311.
We Help You Get Back To Business After A Flood Disaster In Nashua
After a flood we used several air movers to treat the floors and then we provided a verified document to the store manager.
Familiarize yourself with a Nashua-Based Commercial Flood Damage Restorer before Storm Season
Commercial flood damage Nashua
With the storm season approaching now is an excellent time to put in place a game plan in case your business falls victim to flooding. Ensuring your staff know where to go in the case of a flood as well as making sure key business documents, first aid kits, and battery radios are sealed in a waterproof casing where they can be easily accessed in an emergency is a priority for any business owner at this time of year. Several federal and local advice sites can help you to prepare for a storm-related emergency as we move into September.
Once you have prepared yourself, and your staff, the next step should be putting together a restoration plan for commercial flood damage in Nashua. Even a minor flood can impact your revenues by forcing temporary closure, and there is a high chance of any floodwaters being contaminated or otherwise considered as infectious waste. Alongside checking your insurance coverage, you should seek out a professional restorer so that you can act quickly in response to a flood event.
SERVPRO is a locally operated restoration service that has a special wing dedicated to commercial clients. Our call lines are open twenty-four hours a day, and we run an out-of-hours service for emergencies. When you contact us, we can put together a highly trained team of restorers led by a crew chief who can communicate with you directly throughout the restoration procedure. Our team acts quickly to mitigate the immediate losses associated with flood damage.
When large volumes of water enter a commercial property, they create two causes for concern. The first is a water migration issue, which is when moisture is absorbed by porous materials or otherwise seeps into cavities and under fittings in your commercial property. The second is a structural issue. Standing water exerts a tremendous amount of force onto the walls and structure of your property. Sustained pressure like this can cause permanent losses without immediate remediation of the issue.
At SERVPRO, our team acts quickly to remedy these two issues by pumping out standing water quickly, then scoping the affected area for evidence of water migration. Using thermal imaging cameras, we can detect the presence of moisture behind walls or other physical barriers. Our moisture sensors can give us accurate moisture content analysis of your furnishings as well as fittings and structural components like drywall. Using these readings, we can set to work remediating the issue and getting your business back to how it was before the storm.
We have built a solid reputation as a responsive, expert commercial restoration team. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311.
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Nashua Professionals Talk Repairing Storm Damage to Nashua Homes
Did the latest round of storms damage your home and cause flooding? Call SERVPRO of Nashua to remediate the damage.
How Hard is the Process of Fixing Storm Damage in Your Nashua Property?
Extreme weather causes different types of damages to properties. Strong winds in storms can rip open, or punch holes in roofs by driving heavy debris. The torrential rain during storms can also leave your Nashua home flooded. Although storms are predictable, the immobile nature of homes means the only option is fixing damages once the storm passes. Dealing with storm damage can be hard or simple, depending on your approach.
Debris Removal Might be Tougher than Expected
Removal of debris is a significant step when fixing storm damage in your Nashua home. Large debris such as fallen tree branches requires sophisticated equipment to move. Debris such as silt swept into the house by groundwater might be hazardous, therefore requiring protective equipment when handling. Our SERVPRO crews have access to a wide range of equipment for easier access in elevated areas and safe handling of hazardous materials. These include:
- Cherry pickers
- Heavy Duty Gloves
- Rubber Boots
Some Level of Demolition is Part of the Restoration
Different problems occur once floodwaters reach the interior of the structure. Severe damage can occur on sheetrock and other porous wall materials due to wicking water or if an opening on the roof lets water through. Drying such materials cannot restore their structural integrity, so demolition is the only alternative. Our SERVPRO technicians can help ease the process because we have access to the right equipment. We also utilize unique approaches such as making flood cuts allowing us to remove only the affected drywall and insulation, leaving the rest in place.
Widespread Decontamination is Necessary
Since floodwaters contain traces of biohazards such as raw sewage and chemicals, you need to decontaminate all areas such water reaches. It is usually a multi-step process involving thorough cleaning to remove all residues left by floodwater before applying chemical agents to sanitize the affected areas. Our SERVPRO technicians spray EPA registered disinfectants into the water before starting removal and cleanup. We also use specialized equipment such as pressure washers for a thorough cleanup.
With professional assistance, restoring storm damage is not that difficult. Call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 to help you. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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SERVPRO Says Call Us First for Fire and Smoke Restoration to our Nashua Property
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Steps to Help Make Fire Cleanup in Your Nashua Home More Effective
A sudden flare-up in an area like the kitchen is likely to leave surfaces or fixtures such as cabinets, doors, and even the ceiling scorched or caked with soot. You can fix these damages in many ways, including replacing the degraded materials. However, you are more likely to prefer a cost-friendly solution. Fire cleanup offers that solution when done correctly.
What cleanups can achieve
Before choosing a solution such as fire cleanup in your Nashua home, it is essential to establish whether it is appropriate. Cleaning can help you deal with blackened or stained surfaces as well as bad odor. It can also restore charred surfaces effectively if the charring is not too deep. However, you cannot restore damages that compromise the structural integrity of a material.
For minor incidents, you may be able to do the cleanup on your own. Knowing particular tips can help you achieve the right outcome. To deal with surface discoloration and soot from surfaces such as walls, use warm water and detergent. Cleaning products containing TSP, tri-sodium phosphate are great for reducing smoke odors so you can look for cleaning agents containing that agent. Here is the caveat. SERVPRO techs ALWAYS pre-test detergents and cleaning agents before applying to surfaces. Often, DIY'ers smear and stain and exacerbate the fire and soot damage. Try calling us first.
Using Advanced Cleaning Procedures
While conventional methods can be useful at times, in many cases the damages left are too extensive, thus requiring advanced cleaning methods. Otherwise, you would have to replace or resurface the affected materials. Dry ice blasting and soda blasting are two great advanced cleaning options our SERVPRO teams use. They rely on air pressure to drive the abrading material over the surface removing thick soot or charring. Both are also mildly abrasive, so they do not cause additional damages to the surface.
To clean or not to clean?
For surfaces with unique properties such as acoustic tiles or other porous materials, wet cleaning can cause problems, including dissolving the textured surfaces. Our SERVPRO technicians use Peroxide Active cleaning, which helps remove all soils while retaining the properties of the material. Often, inexpensive, porous materials should be removed and discarded.
Proper cleanup of fire damage can help save cost when restoring your property. Call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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SERVPRO Preserves and Restores Water Loss Property in Nashua
SERVPRO Restores Wood Flooring in Nashua, Why Replace? The Water Damage Restoration Professionals!
Saving a Nashua Hardwood Floor after a Water Leak
Modern appliances are typically labor and money saving options, accessible equipment that Nashua homeowners purchase and install to make life a little easier. Many appliances use water to complete their tasks. Malfunctions of pumps or breakdowns of hoses or connections can expose your home’s structure to water damage. Often the units are built-in, concealing the leaks until significant harm to structural components and fixtures has already occurred.
We recently responded to concerns about a water leak from a Nashua customer. The problem was in the kitchen where the beautiful tongue and groove hardwood flooring risked permanent damage from water flowing out of a built-in dishwasher. This area of the kitchen sits above a crawl space that also suffered damage from the water intrusion.
When our crew arrived, we disconnected and moved the dishwasher from the area. Water had not only flowed on the surface of the floor in front of the appliance, but also had seeped between the planking, through the underlayment paper, and into the subfloor. After assessing the situation, the SERVPRO crew followed the plan devised to save the hardwood, bring the subfloor back to normal moisture levels, and dry out the crawl space void and supporting joists.
We needed to dry the expensive hardwood tongue and groove planking to appropriate moisture levels in a controlled manner to prevent distortion. Access to the subfloor and crawl space was also necessary to remove any water and to speed the drying process. SERVPRO crew members carefully removed planks from about 24 rows of the tongue and groove installation to help accomplish these goals.
Technicians took frequent moisture readings as the planks dried in a contained area, ensuring even but not overly aggressive drying. Air movers and heaters pulled moisture from the subfloor and created circulation in the crawl space. Dehumidifiers captured the resulting airborne water vapor for collection and disposal. All affected surfaces received thorough cleaning and disinfection using EPA-registered products.
Once all materials and the crawl space dried to specifications, SERVPRO arranged for the expensive tongue and groove flooring’s reinstallation. The crew’s fast and professional response saved our customer considerable expense, making the water crisis “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Nashua commits to arriving quickly with the trained crew and state-of-the-art equipment needed to restore your home after any disaster. Call us at (603) 889-2311 to schedule an assessment of your water loss.
Preparing Your Commercial Business for a Disaster
It is stated that about 50% of commercial business who run into a disaster never re-open after that disaster occurred. SERVPRO of Nashua wants to help more business stay in business after an emergency happens and be there for support when needed.
SERVPRO of Nashua established an Emergency Disaster Program so that when a disaster comes, you will have a blanket of security in times of panic. This is a detailed description of where to go, when to take action and who you can call. An emergency ready profile is vital for your commercial business because a disaster could happen at any moment, and SERVPRO wants to help prepare our customers for any disaster that may come your way. The ERP, or emergency ready profile is a profile that will have all the necessary information you need to handle situations with disasters. No contracts are involved and it is at no cost to you or your business. We locate all the emergency numbers you may need and emergency action checklist for a step by step on what to do in a disaster. We also have provided the necessary utility shut off locations for all the gas, electric, heat, water and other important locations to know and understand how to turn them off. This is vital because in case of emergencies and panic, you may not know how to even shut off the source, which is important because the source needs to be shut off before any action can be done. It will also give you a complete property overview, showing where emergency exits are and where exactly you should leave the property when evacuating.
Time is of the essence in cases of emergency, so it is important to act fast to eliminate anymore disaster from occurring. By having a plan of action, you can readily be prepared and act in a timely manner, and limit the amount of time you as a company are inactive. Not only does the ERP save you time, but money as well. We obtain all your insurance information so you have it readily available at your convenience as a mobile app also. We have detailed an insurance policy information in your pamphlet to inform our customers what their policy is and what is covered by insurance. It is important to keep in mind, safety first and to account for everyone in the building and make sure everyone is okay before moving on. Things get crazy and hectic and emotions run high when a disaster occurs, so SERVPRO of Nashua wants to make this as easy as possible for our customers because we understand the hardships you might be going through at that moment. We can offer you all the services in the world to cleanup the damage, but the best service we can offer is helping you be prepared.
SERVPRO wants the best for our customers and we know the best for them is the Emergency Ready Profile. SERVPRO of Nashua always has your back when it comes to preparedness and the essentials when dealing with a disaster.
We Get You Back To Business In Nashua After A Fire Disaster
This establishment acted very quickly to extinguish the fire, however in spite of his efforts, there was plenty of soot and smoke damage.
Fire Damage in the Nashua Convenience Store Cleaned Up Fast
When it comes to commercial fire damage, the livelihoods of owners, employees matter as well as reopening the business, so we strive to turn around loss as fast as possible so you can resume activity and get daily operations back to normal.
SERVPRO answered a call from a convenience store in Nashua with commercial fire damage. Someone heating a burrito in a microwave failed to remove an outer foil wrapper which caused a fire. When someone opened the microwave, oxygen fed the fire, and it spread down one wall before firefighters extinguished it.
Our technicians split into two groups upon arrival a short time after the initial call. One group put up containment using thick, plastic barriers around the fire-damaged area to limit any further spread of soot, while another group packed away items from the shelves for inspection to see what items had restoration potential. Because soot particles have the potential to travel into sealed foodstuffs, safety reasons require discarding of the items.
Our certified Fire Damage Restoration Technicians removed the charred items quickly and used vacuums with HEPA filtration to remove the debris and water from the firefighting efforts. Once done, we moved on and used air scrubbers in tandem with air movers to both dry and remove airborne soot particles.
Standard cleaning methods for smoke damage include:
Dry cleaning sponges to pick up dry, powdery residue
Wet cleaning for tough, greasy residues
Immersion cleaning for non-porous items
Spot cleaning as needed for surfaces or objects that damp cleaning methods may cause damage
The final step before completion of restoration services was the removal of the pungent smoke odor. Our technicians are certified in the science of odor removal and have numerous types of equipment and methods for robust odor control. We frequently use gel pellets that work on time release for around the clock coverage of low-grade odors to thermal fogging and hydroxyl generators that work at the molecular level for neutralizing odors.
Commercial fire damage should be handled as fast as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311, and our emergency response teams are available 24/7 to restore your property to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."
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