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Water Damage Mitigation in Nashua - So Simple Even Your Kids Can Do It

10/20/2021 (Permalink)

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Regulating Moisture Removal from Hardwood in Nashua Homes

While you might believe that drying materials and your home as fast as is possible might be the only objective of professional restoration, other considerations must get made in your Nashua home. Some materials do not fare well under rapid drying conditions and can become more damaged by our efficient approach than if the process was more gradual. Hardwood can also suffer the effects of becoming too dry, so our drying efforts must get closely monitored to ensure that we are not passing this threshold.

Were you aware that different woods have different porosity ratings – so water damage in Nashua homes can affect each of these materials differently? Part of being a reputable restoration company is educating our SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) on these variances and how to confidently address these situations without threatening the integrity or the appearance of the flooring. Our training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in avenues like Applied Structural Drying (ASD) can help to showcase the devices necessary to perform calculated drying efforts for hardwood surfaces.

Drying Mats

Drying mats should get placed perpendicular to the seams of hardwood flooring to allow them to address as many planks simultaneously as possible. These tools are vital for a continual and gradual draw of moisture from the wood.

Tenting

Constructed of poly-sheeting kept with our inventory of water restoration equipment on our SERVPRO production trucks, tents regulate the specific work area of drying mats and other equipment like our positive pressure systems, air movers, and dehumidifiers.

Moisture Meter

Moisture content meters provide the most crucial information of all when drawing moisture from hardwood flooring. Our technicians can look to these devices to determine the current saturations of wood planks to keep them within the parameters where they look and function the best.

Hardwood is a staple of construction through every era, so it is a flooring that our SERVPRO of Nashua team has trained to restore when water damage incidents strike. Give our professionals a call anytime that you need us at (603) 889-2311.

Nashua Cleanup and Water Extraction Are Crucial after a Flood

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage home SERVPRO works with your insurance company. Storm damage remediation is no easy task. We are here to help.

Flash Flooding and Storm Water Removal Services for Prepared Nashua Residents

Before the winter months, many homeowners in Nashua begin planning for storm emergencies. These situations can be extremely challenging, which is why preparedness is an essential part of living in a community subject to extreme weather. Checking your insurance is up-to-date, and your coverage is adequate ahead of time can be invaluable. Adverse weather events can quickly lead to flooding as a result of heavy rainfall, dam breaks, ice dams on the roof, or road overflow.

Being prepared for violent weather includes keeping tabs on emergency stormwater removal services that work for Nashua communities. Flooding can occur rapidly in the case of flash flooding, making reinforcing your home ahead of time tough to manage. Professional storm restorers at SERVPRO are here should the worst-case scenario occur, and you need to remove large volumes of moisture from home. Generally, flash floods are blackwater damage scenarios because rushing water can absorb or transport human pathogens, debris, animal carcasses, or other harmful contaminants.

Storm Water Removal Nashua

Entering a structure with black water present requires the correct personal protective equipment. These must include respirators, heavy-duty gloves, boots, and, in some cases, full hazmat suits. Raw sewage, for example, brings in sewer gases to your home, which is harmful to inhale. Equally, the risk of cross-contamination throughout the house is highly likely. Our team at SERVPRO is equipped to enter the property safely, perform emergency mitigation tasks, and prepare the job site should your home need third-party specialists.

The crucial emergency mitigation task is to reduce standing water levels as soon as possible. Standing water with high contamination levels is dangerous to human contact. It is also damaging the structure of your property by exerting significant pound for pound pressure on walls, flooring, and ceilings. Using a self-priming trash pump to remove the water can be suitable equipment because it is specially designed for transporting solid waste. Once there is standing water reduction, we can use more handy deep extraction tools to complete the job. Submersible sump pumps and portable wet/vacs are part of our Green Fleet inventory, always available.

During a storm emergency, you need services that are equipped to enter and mitigate damage in your home safely. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889- 2311.

Why Is Timing So Crucial During Water Damage Restoration in Nashua Offices?

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Restoration Services at Any Time Ensuring the Best Outcomes

When water intrudes into your Nashua office, you may be tempted to put off restoration, especially if it happens during inopportune moments such as late at night or during holidays or when you manage to stop the water source. However, correctly timing water damage restoration is as important as having the right skills or equipment.

Sometimes the timing issues that arise during water damage restoration in Nashua offices are caused by a lack of resources. Therefore, help from a professional like SERVPRO is handy since we have sufficient equipment and qualified staff members to take care of the process.

Timely water restoration requires three crucial things:

  • Starting the restoration early
  • Expediting each step of the restoration
  • Tackling different restoration processes simultaneously 

In the immediate aftermath of the water intrusion, the damages are minimal. Apart from materials being soaked, which happens immediately, the other forms of deterioration from the exposure take time to develop.  For instance, mold development takes at least 48 hours, while other issues, like rotting, warping, or other physical changes in wooden furniture or structural materials, take much longer. 

Since SERVPRO customer service is reachable 24 hours a day, we can send help within the first crucial loss hours. We use powerful water extractors to remove any pooling water from the premises. We also set up dehumidifiers to simultaneously manage humidity levels as we perform other restoration tasks. Taking a broad approach helps improve the turnaround time, thus ensuring you can resume your normal business operations fast.

SERVPRO of Nashua has the resources necessary to complete water damage restoration at your business premises in good time. You can reach us at (603) 889-2311. 

Our Experts Discuss Our Procedures After Fire Damage In Your Nashua Home

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from a fire Fire and smoke damage restoration is no easy task. Call the professional outfit of SERVPRO for all of your fire damage needs.

Fire and Odor Removal and Possible Procedures in Nashua

Dealing with the odor following a fire can be offensive and difficult to eliminate. After even the smallest kitchen fire, odor particles permeate throughout your home into every nook and cranny, creating long-lasting smells. While airing out your home does assist with ventilation, which helps with odor control, it is not enough to eliminate malodor after a fire.

Fire and odor removal in Nashua is difficult at any time of year, but summer and winter present unique challenges. The weather can have an impact on odors after a fire. During winter, it may be difficult to properly ventilate your home, especially if it was a minor fire where you do not need to leave your house. Having open windows and doors to ventilate is not possible if you are trying to function in your home. During summer, the odor may present itself again due to a rise in humidity.

Removing Fire Odors

There are four basic procedures for deodorization. There is not a one size fits all method since odor problems tend to be unique and do not always come from one source. SERVPRO restoration technicians create a plan to suit your individual needs following a fire.

First, it is imperative to remove the odor source instead of trying to deodorize the source. Technicians identify and remove charred materials before deodorizing. Debris may give off smoke odors if it is contaminated. Although every situation is different, this first step of removal is standard with most fire restorations.

Then, SERVPRO technicians clean surfaces containing odor-causing residues. Odor particles may keep generating if not adequately cleaned. If the fire in your kitchen was a grease fire, there might be a lot of residue on the stone, vent hood, filters, walls, etc. All of these things need cleaning to ensure deodorization is effective. Sometimes, the whole house needs cleaning since smoke odors often penetrate throughout the structure.

The third procedure is to recreate the conditions that caused odor penetration, except instead of smoke clouding, the house technicians use a deodorizing fog or "smoke" from a thermal fogger to attack the odors. This procedure is for the most offensive and stubborn smells as residents and pets need to vacate the home during fogging. The last method of sealing is also reserved for difficult situations. Technicians seal surfaces by painting over walls to trap malodors under the fresh coat of paint, or they seal duct surfaces within the air handling system that are unreachable.

The above procedures to eliminate malodors after a house fire are typically linked with mechanical means. During the cleanup segment of the service, hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers are often deployed in strategic interior locations to physically change the chemical composition of airborne particulates and compounds.

For 24/7 assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311. We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

When Flood Damage in Nashua Impacts Soft Contents

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Esporta Can Clean Challenging Soft Contents Suffering Dirt Overload After Flooding in Nashua 

Although recent years flooding along the Merrimack has not reached the levels of 2006’s evacuation, Nashua residents are wary during times of snowmelt and heavy spring rains. Overland flash flooding can occur during torrential precipitation even without the waterways rising. Silt, mud, and other soils and debris swept into your home along with other hazardous substances can soak textiles and other soft contents.  

We Invested to Meet Our Customers’ Needs 

Replacing clothing and accessories, window coverings, rugs, toys, and a host of other soft items is costly after flooding in Nashua. Our Esporta System cleans dirt, chemicals, pathogens, molds, odors, and more from an endless list of household goods and personal possessions. Cost is but one consideration. The time needed to dispose of and replace items is an issue as well. Perhaps the most compelling reason we purchased this innovative washing system is our newfound capability to return unique and treasured items to our customers at a time of great distress and disturbance in their lives. 

Food Grade Clean 

The Esporta system goes above and beyond when cleaning dirt, toxins, and malodors from your flood-damaged belongings. Independent laboratory tests validate that the patented technology and proprietary detergent recipes consistently return 90 percent of contents to “food grade clean.” This high standard means SERVPRO can far exceed the results of conventional industrial washing and dry cleaning in the restoration industry, where not even 40 percent of soft items escape permanent disposal. 

Avoiding Needless Wear and Tear 

Dirt embedded in the fibers, padding, and stuffing of soft contents can damage your belongings in many ways. Staining and odors are concerning, but the particles of sand, mud, silt and just every day “dirt” can shred and cut cloth and break stitching. Before SERVPRO had the Esporta system, we risked damaging soft contents further by rubbing the abrasive soils into the materials by the agitation, paddle, or tumbling action of a typical washing machine. The hydraulic action of the Esporta moves water through materials without additional force, moving both organic and inorganic contaminants out of the objects. 

Do not despair if flood damage affects textile and other soft items. SERVPRO of Nashua offers a one-of-a-kind clean with the highly effective Esporta system. Call us at (603) 889-2311 to see firsthand how we can help.

How Do Fire Restoration Services Remediate Fire-Damaged Homes in Nashua?

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damaged sign When a fire strikes your home, you need the help of SERVPRO techs. Fire damage restoration is a specialty of ours.

Nashua Fire Damage Remediators Employ Several Methods to Restore Local Residences. 

At any time, your Nashua residence could suffer a fire. A host of potential perils threaten it throughout the day and night. While many of these are avoidable, not all of them are. Fortunately, local services like SERVPRO know just how to clean up and restore fire damage if it does occur. 

Unlike many other Nashua fire restoration firms, SERVPRO has time-tested procedures for effectively handling house fire clean-up, smoke remediation, and fire restoration in fire-damaged homes. Once our highly trained and skilled technicians arrive at your residence, usually within four hours of your initial call, they generally follow the following steps:

  • They first perform a thorough inspection of your home, noting all fire and smoke damage and potential safety issues.
  • Next, powerful fans and air movers are used to push out the remaining smoke-filled air and ventilate interior areas.
  • Then, an array of air scrubbers and ozone machines are employed to help eliminate smoke remnants from the air and purify it.
  • Later, our experts use wet, dry, abrasive, or innovative methods to remove various types of fire-related residues from surfaces around your residence.
  • During this process, workers remove smoke particles from your ventilation network with HVAC cleaning systems.
  • Finally, SERVPRO technicians use cutting-edge foggers to neutralize unpleasant odors with commercial-grade deodorants.

Once all of these measures have been taken, any damaged structural elements are repaired or replaced, and destroyed areas of your home are reconstructed. 

As you can see, your neighbors at SERVPRO of Nashua are well-prepared and equipped to handle any fire restoration work you need to have done. So, if you ever need any assistance overcoming a house fire, call us at (603) 889-2311.

How the New SERVPRO ERP System Helps Us Respond Faster in Nashua

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

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Your Business's Water Damage is Our Priority

Although many see our business as a "brick-and-mortar" operation, perfectly fine sticking to old techniques and technology in our restorations, SERVPRO strives to bring its customers the best in digital technology and assistance to save time and money alike when you need it most. Our Emergency READY Profile system, or ERP for short, allows you to request help immediately without having to take the time to call up a representative. The system is designed especially for landlords and commercial franchise owners, as multiple locations and facility detail profiles can be created by you and accessed by our technicians at once. Ultimately, the ERP system allows us to respond quickly and better understand the situation before we arrive. 

When you first create your profile, online or in the app, you find that we request only critical information that helps us respond quickly to your Nashua commercial water damage or any other type of damage. At its simplest, you can input property locations so that we can respond faster to whatever kind of damage you've identified. However, the program also allows you to input much more data to save us time beforehand, such as building plans, priority areas, alternative contact profiles, and other critical pieces of information. Whatever you choose to fill out your profile with can help our technicians better understand the situation as soon as they arrive.  

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Time is precious in commercial water damage scenarios. As many as half of all businesses never reopen after a disaster. Restoration professionals' quick arrival is critical in stopping further damage and getting doors open sooner. Similarly, many rental properties quickly lose value and potential tenants as they take on extra damage, making a system like the ERP highly desirable for landlords looking to protect their assets. Plus, creating a profile is free and only takes a short time to set up fully. 

SERVPRO of Nashua is a locally-owned damage restoration company committed to fast response times and quality customer service. Call us at (603) 889-2311 today to request our help or find out more about our ERP system.

Things about Mold Damage that Nashua Homeowners Need to Know

8/14/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage Mold remediation for your home is no DIY project. SERVPRO techs are trained and experienced in every phase needed for your property.

Why SERVPRO? We are Certified to Remediate Your Mold Damage

A house serves several different purposes, and many homeowners want to do the right things to protect their homes. Damage can always happen to any home, and it can come from many different sources. Some are less costly or affect only the house itself, without posing any risks to those living in the home. Other types of damage can be more expensive to repair, and others can pose possible health effects. 

In Nashua, mold damage is one of the worst types of damage that a home can have. Mold can create a malodorous environment, contaminate food, destroy clothing, and do many other things inside your home. It can also discolor walls and eat at semi-porous building materials in your home. 

Cleaning mold yourself is not recommended. Surfaces in your home should never be cleaned with bleach. Bleach is mainly composed of water, and mold needs water to live. Cleaning with bleach is ineffective in combating it, and by doing so, you could provide the mold with the water it needs to survive. Changing the color of the mold with bleach does not do anything towards removing it. 

Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal

We can assess your home for mold by using sensors that detect even the slightest rise in humidity and moisture. SERVPRO technicians are trained in using these devices and can tell within a very short time where water has been coming from, and this can often help determine the location of mold colonies. You don't have to live with mold that has grown out of control, and you don't have to clean it yourself, either. We can stop any further damage from affecting your home and restore or repair the damage when we begin work. 

Call your local mold remediators, SERVPRO of Nashua, at (603) 889-2311 whenever you believe you might have a problem with mold damage in your home. We listen to your concerns and answer your questions, then provide you with the service you deserve while we return your home to a healthy and clean state again.

How Can Flood Damage Overwhelm Nashua Basements?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

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Basement flood cleanup can take many forms in Nashua homes, from extraction to mold remediation. 

The basement level of Nashua homes is often one of the most readily and heavily affected areas of the house when natural flooding occurs. As fast as floodwater can infiltrate the lower levels of the property, it would be best if you had reliable water removal tools and equipment to overcome it. Few mitigation strategies and approaches would precede the need for flood water removal.

How Can Standing Water Get Removed? 

Flood removal in the basement of Nashua homes involves several tools and pieces of equipment in our inventory. Much of these choices depend on the severity of the flood damage and the threats to contents and exposed vulnerable structural elements. Trash pumps and truck-mount extractors often play the fastest and most consistent role after flooding to clear standing water and reach the point where drying could be effective.

What is Necessary for Contaminants and Mold Threats To Get Resolved? 

One of the significant threats and concerns withstanding floodwater is the contamination that is often present. Because rising waters and flash floods cause sewer mains to back up and overflow, as well as chemicals and other substances that can be collected by migrating floodwater, treating contaminants and mold organisms is a necessary means of protecting structural elements of the basement and flooring supports for the main living level of the house. Wet cleaning approaches often include:

  • Sporicidal products
  • Biocides
  • Disinfectants
  • Sanitizers

As overwhelming as flooding can be to the basements of affected homes, our fast-responding team of water restoration specialists can help. We can overcome storm damage and start flood restoration shortly after arrival. Trust our SERVPRO of Nashua team to make flood loss “Like it never even happened,” when you call (603) 889-2311.

Strategy And Planning Are Crucial In The Fire Damage Restoration Process In Nashua

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Experts In Nashua Talk About Integral Strategy And Planning

Any time a disaster occurs on your property in Nashua, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Fire damage is one of the most common types of insurance claims. Fires are also the most expensive claim, with each one costing over $50,000 on average. Damages due to a fire inside your home are costly compared to other types of damages because several different types of problems can occur. Any time fire damage occurs, the smoke coming from the fire can cause further issues besides the charred material generated from the blaze.

Problems created after something burns can also get worse if they are not dealt with right away. This is why our SERVPRO team always provides fast 24/7 service when helping you with your fire damage project in Nashua. We answer our phones at any time of the day and every day of the week. Our technicians are located in the region, giving us the ability to promptly arrive at your residence shortly after receiving your phone call. We arrive at your house with all of the necessary tools to draft an initial estimate for you and your insurance company.

Why SERVPRO? Trained Fire Damage Restoration Technicians

Our highly trained team is IICRC certified, and we have experience restoring many different types of fire and smoke-related problems. Once we complete the initial inspection and estimate, we start to formulate a plan of completing all of the work needed. To make sure things get done as efficiently as possible, we develop an integrated strategy.

Planning the Restoration Process After Fire Damage

During this stage, we map on paper exactly which tasks need to be performed. We then figure out where each task fits into the overall restoration process. We know that proper pre-planning is essential when providing satisfactory job performance. Having priorities set and a solid plan that states which work gets done when can help prevent unnecessary work repetition and make the overall process run faster and more smoothly. 

If you experience fire damage inside your house, call the SERVPRO of Nashua team at (603) 889-2311 right after the fire occurs.