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What Few People Know About How Flooding Can Affect Your Nashua Home

12/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Few People Know About How Flooding Can Affect Your Nashua Home If flooding has affected your home or workplace, contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation services.

Quick Response Begins Flood Drying Processes in Drenched Nashua Properties

The aftermath of stormy weather finds many homes soaked on the inside because saturated ground creates areas of standing water. Forced downhill, this water often ends up entering homes in Nashua and surrounding areas.
 
When we respond to a homeowner's call in Nashua about flooding, drying out the home in every affected area becomes our priority. Leaving any section damp only leads to future problems. Hence, we always load our Green Fleet with the latest in equipment and tools.
 
We cut away damaged areas of drywall and open walls up so we can dry the beams and section of flooring inside the walls. Our air movers can pull moisture out of wooden support beams and get them dry rapidly, and this cuts down on additional warping. Many times, our flood drying efforts result in slightly warped beams correcting themselves.
 
Floors always become saturated during a flood, and concrete slabs are no exception. Because concrete is so durable, it might seem impenetrable. However, concrete can absorb a significant amount of water. Because the pores in concrete are very small, it holds onto moisture. More porous materials like wood easily release moisture and dry relatively quickly. We apply heat to floors, including real wood flooring and concrete slabs, to make evaporation happen more rapidly.
 
The moisture that our air movers pull out of different materials throughout a flooded home ends up in the air. SERVPRO specialists set up air movers to push moist air out windows, as well as desiccant machines to extract water vapor from the air. During the entire process, we measure the moisture content in selected materials and compare the readings as our work continues to baselines that we gathered when we first arrived and began the process of drying out your home.
 
SERVPRO of Nashua is ready to help protect your home with flood drying methods. These techniques have proven reliable and effective in many homes in the Nashua area and we can implement them in your property, also. Call us at (603) 889-2311 when flooding happens to you.

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Let Our Experts Dry And Waterproof Your Nashua Basement

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Let Our Experts Dry And Waterproof Your Nashua Basement When water damages your Nashua basement, you need the team at SERVPRO.

Drying And Waterproofing Wet Basements In Nashua

Nashua basements usually have two uses; as an extra living area or storage for holiday decorations. It serves well for homeowners until they pull out the table decoration shaped like a turkey and discover water leaking in from the outside.

When water damages your Nashua basement, you need the team at SERVPRO. Because removing water does not solve the underlying problem. Our restoration teams understand that a permanent solution requires drying out this part of your home and stopping the source of the water from causing further problems.

After our technicians pump out the water, they set up dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the air and lower the humidity to comfortable levels. As the devices work, one of our inspectors examine the walls for leaks and seeps. While we can stop one or two minor seeps with a small amount of effort, others eventually form and cause more problems.

The only permanent solutions to a wet basement are to encapsulate the interior and waterproof the outside walls and foundation. SERVPRO specialists start inside and fill every seep and larger crack with hydraulic cement to form a barrier to more leaks. Our experts will then coat all basement walls with masonry cement which is waterproof once it dries. It cements together to form an excellent seal against further water intrusion.

If the floor is dirt, we encapsulate the floor by installing a vapor barrier. Technicians cover it with polyethylene sheets and reinforce them with a polyester mesh. They use large enough sheets so that the ends can go up and cover several inches of the basement walls. To prevent moisture bleeding up from the floor, technicians seal the sheets and mesh to the wall with either polyurethane caulk or two-sided, foundation tape. Encapsulation is low-cost and recommended for unfinished basements or crawlspaces.

As team members finish sealing off the interior, others begin work outside. They dig out and clean the foundation walls, then apply liquid rubber in a very thick layer. Once dry, the seal protects against severe weather and does not crack unless the home itself shifts or a large enough force damages the foundation.

Drying your basement can take several days or longer to complete the task. Stopping further water damage takes additional work, but SERVPRO of Nashua can accomplish everything you need to return your property to pre-damage condition. Call us today at (603) 889-2311 to get started.

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Why Commercial Fire Damage in Nashua is Always a High Priority

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Commercial Fire Damage in Nashua is Always a High Priority Fire damage at your event center needs a quick remedy. Call SERVPRO for a fast, professional response when dealing with fire damage.

Conquering Nashua Commercial Fire Damage With The Team Approach Offered By SERVPRO

When a fire ignites in your Nashua business things get complicated very quickly. The immediate concerns are safety and welfare for employees and customers exiting the business as the fire rages. Once the flames subdue, the extent of the damage needs assessment by our professionals. Our team can plan a comprehensive response to the many challenges presented by a commercial fire.

Fire damage to an event center in Nashua affects not only the business owner but also impacts the hopes and dreams of those who chose it to celebrate or commemorate. It is critical to engage a restoration company that offers full-service recovery from all aspects of fire. If the restorers can devise a way to do their work while allowing for partial operations to meet the center’s clients’ needs, so much the better.

SERVPRO arrives Faster to Any Size Disaster, setting the stage for a successful restoration. We have fully-equipped service vehicles, ready to wade into the tasks necessary to get the fire damage recovery on track. Fire damage scenarios often begin with water removal and drying as the first order of business. Firefighting efforts use water and chemicals to knock down the flames. Our crews have IICRC training in both water and fire damage mitigation, seamlessly moving from managing the excess moisture to cleaning up the smoke and soot damage.

We section off unaffected areas of the Event Center as restoration proceeds, using physical barriers and negative pressure air scrubber technology to prevent the drift of soot and odor. SERVPRO knows how vital it is to protect your business’s operations and reputation during the restoration process. We are sensitive to your mission to make the events planned on your property go off without a hitch. Our team works tirelessly to make it happen.

Our employees master proper techniques to remove the broad range of fire damage residues encountered. SERVPRO technicians clean quickly and efficiently, matching products and tools to the types of sooty debris encountered. Even charred surfaces can be brought back to life using strategies representing fire damage restoration industry best practices.

Count on SERVPRO of Nashua to leap into action if your business suffers fire damage. Call us at (603) 889-2311 immediately after the authorities release the premises. We pledge to work with you to get to back to business swiftly for the benefit of your customers.

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SERVPRO Says to Nashua Property Owners--Be Prepared to Prevent Frozen Plumbing Water Damage

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Says to Nashua Property Owners--Be Prepared to Prevent Frozen Plumbing Water Damage SERVPRO Says Keep Your Nashua Home's Plumbing from Freezing with Planning and Preparation

Frozen Pipes Can Cause Water Damage in Nashua Homes

The temperatures are rapidly falling around your Nashua home this time of year, and with that, the door gets opened for potential problems with your plumbing. Freezing temperatures can adversely impact plumbing constructed of all types of material from PVC to copper. Swelling of an exposed portion of the line can result in separations, burst pipes, or failing joints from the excessive stress. The result, as you might imagine, is often severe water loss throughout the affected area where the plumbing became damaged.

While no Nashua homeowner wants to face water damage from frozen pipes, the extreme cold weather throughout the season makes this type of repair inevitable for our highly-trained professionals. Our SERVPRO team has the tools and expertise to make a difference quickly regarding extraction and drying efforts, and this fast response we provide can help to preserve structural elements such as flooring and drywall from becoming irreparably damaged by the pooling water.

SERVPRO advises property owners, both residential and commercial, to be proactive concerning the threat of burst pipes from frozen water. Warmth, whether generated through heating devices or insulation of exposed plumbing using tape or foam, can prevent a lot of grief and a ton of money.

Assessment plays a critical role in the mitigation of a water loss incident in your home. Our IICRC-certified professionals dispatched to your address know to make accurate inspections of the damaged areas to determine the full extent of the effects and the processes necessary to return your home to original condition.

As a certified contractor as well, we can offer our customers a comprehensive approach to restoring their home that does not involve the stress and legwork of securing a reputable contractor in the residential sector. Our SERVPRO team can identify the source of the leak as the burst pipes drip or spew water, remove only the materials that allow access to this source and those that became too greatly damaged to save, and build back the damaged elements to restore your home entirely.

With our comprehensive approach to water restoration, we offer our customers critical time-saving progress that limits the cost of focused restoration work to follow our mitigation process. You can count on our SERVPRO of Nashua specialists to help you overcome all of the effects from a burst pipe to return to your home quickly. Give us a call anytime at  (603) 889-2311.

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SERVPRO Explains Why You Need Professionals to Restore Your Nashua Fire Damaged Home

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Explains Why You Need Professionals to Restore Your Nashua Fire Damaged Home In addition to the fire damage, smoke and soot are also left behind. Call SERVPRO to restore your fire damaged home.

Why Opt for Professional Restoration of Fire Damage in Nashua

Fire causes a wide range of damages to property including structural issues such as holes in the roofing, blackened surfaces due to the smoke residue and charred surfaces or item remains. Even a small fire can leave your property in Nashua caked with smoke residue, and bad odor. The convection currents in smoke movement complicate the situation further by depositing most of the residues on the upper sections of the property where it is harder to reach during cleanup.  

Involving a certified technician during the restoration of fire damage in Nashua ensures that you address every type of damage adequately. Since the heat from the flames opens up pores on the affected surfaces, it leads to penetration of smoke residues beyond the surface. Cleaning such areas requires expertise to eliminate the debris without ruining the surface further. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on chemical actions such as suspension or dispersion to loosen the soils that penetrate beyond the surface.  

Fire affects a wide range of parts in a structure including the ceiling, walls and HVAC systems. It also affects components such as lighting fixtures and insulation among others. It, therefore, requires different sets of skills to restore the property to its preloss state. A certified restorer knows the best approach to deal with each aspect of loss. Our SERVPRO technicians can tell you what needs cleaning and what needs replacement. For example, insulation might not lose its insulating properties, but cleaning smoke deposits left on it is more expensive than replacing a few top layers.  

Depending on the level of damage, the occupants might still use the structure or vacate it. Where the structure remains occupied, the can clean and deodorize affected areas leaving the structure habitable. In case of severe damage, the occupants have to vacate the structure. The restorer can help perform actions that protect the structure including boarding up to keep off weather elements or vandals. Our SERVPRO technicians also take measures to protect surfaces against corrosive action by smoke residues.  

Eliminating any guesswork from the restoration process can guarantee a positive outcome. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 to assist you. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Cleans Ductwork for Improved Indoor Air Quality in Nashua Homes

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Cleans Ductwork for Improved Indoor Air Quality in Nashua Homes SERVPRO Use Industry Leading Equipment for Duct Cleaning in Nashua Homes and Businesses

Hey, Nashua Homeowner--Call SERVPRO to Clean and Sanitize Your Property's Ducts

As we all know, SERVPRO offers many mitigation services to help restore property after a fire or water damaging event. These are the cornerstones of our services. However, we also specialize in cleaning, and some examples include general cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning, and much more. Many homeowners do not understand the adverse effects of not maintaining clean and sanitary air ducts.

It is noteworthy to understand why cleaning and maintaining the duct work in your Nashua home is critical. Evidence suggests that in one year, the average family household accumulates around 40 pounds of dust, not even counting animal hair, and residue blowing from the outside. Our air duct cleaning service is professionally done, and we leave our customers satisfied always.

Everyone wants to believe their residence is producing clean air. However, that is not always the case. Air ducts collect large amounts of dust, animal dander, mold spores, allergens, dirt, and other particles that start to pile up from floating around in your residence. When the AC or heat is turned on, those accumulations of dust and filth can travel through the conduits and cycle throughout the interior. This dirty air may cause harm in many ways and has been evidenced to weaken the immune system due to the impurities in the air. SERVPRO has fully certified and licensed technicians to undertake this cleaning process and advanced equipment to accomplish this task.

This service includes a detailed inspection of the vents, filters, and checking for poor seals resulting in leaks. Our heavy-duty vacuum equipment working in conjunction with whip brushes and scrapers can dislodge and remove most of the built-up residue. The vent grates and registers are all cleaned with a mild detergent to help prevent debris from sticking to the surfaces.

Our SERVPRO technicians focus on improving IAQ indoor air quality once the physical removal of unwanted dust and debris has been completed. We can fog the ductwork with an antimicrobial agent that can exterminate mold spores and many species of bacteria and viruses. This improved ambient air is further enhanced with a light deodorizer to create a pleasant atmosphere within the home. This wholesome air affords you and your family a healthier environment to go about your daily routines.

Our recommendation is to contact us for a free inspection to determine if your circulation system requires cleaning. An annual inspection can prevent damage to the HVAC or furnace system while keeping your home cleaner and your family safer. Rely on SERVPRO of Nashua for a fair assessment, and we always leave our customers satisfied and feeling "Like it never even happened." (603) 889-2311

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Revealed: SERVPRO Offers Effective Commercial Remediation Services After a Fire in Nashua

10/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Revealed: SERVPRO Offers Effective Commercial Remediation Services After a Fire in Nashua Fire damages at your business location can hinder day to day operation. Contact Team SERVPRO to remediate the damage and restore your space.

How Nashua Businesses can Benefit From Professional Fire Damage Restoration

Owning and operating a business is time consuming and any hours lost could result in a loss of revenue, especially during busy periods of the year. It is not uncommon for damages left behind by fire to go beyond the scope of your in-house janitorial team. When that happens, calling in a professional restoration service can be both cost-efficient and time efficient. However, you need a service you can trust.

We have been consistent in helping local businesses deal with commercial fire damage in Nashua. So, you know you can trust us to provide a quick and effortless service every time. The process begins with a simple phone call to our emergency 24-hour call line. From there, we can make an initial assessment of the scale of damage and the type of team you need to remedy it. Each team is led by a project manager with access to national-level resources.

SERVPRO can send a team of technicians directly to your business immediately after your phone call. Our technicians hold IIRC certificates in odor control and fire & smoke restoration. Sometimes, efforts to contain a fire can cause secondary water damages. We also have IIRC certified water damage restoration technicians, guaranteeing comprehensive restoration services to all our commercial property owners.

Fires are varied which can make remediation more difficult than first assumed. To avoid wasting time, SERVPRO conducts a thorough pre-test of materials. Conducting a pre-test helps us to ascertain the best course of action as well as making sure sensitive materials and furniture are not damaged by over-agitating or chemical usage. Alongside cleaning materials, we can use desiccant foggers to thoroughly deodorize the affected area and restore your business to a working condition.

When a cleanup operation goes beyond the remit of your in-house janitors, contact SERVPRO of Nashua for a professional service at (603) 889-2311.

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Don't Store Future Water Issues in Your Nashau Basement

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don't Store Future Water Issues in Your Nashau Basement Flooded basements are common occurrences, but SERVPRO can help you eliminate problem areas in advance so your basement will stay dry.

Leaking Basement Could Turn to Flood Damages at Your Nashua Home

If you battle a wet basement in your Nashua home, you are not alone. Many homeowners struggle with underground moisture or aging foundations that allow water to penetrate at vulnerable points. While this can prove to be an issue all on its own to face, the erosion and degradation of the foundation is cause for even greater concern. Flooding can occur from a single compromised point in your foundation with the right conditions, so it is essential to prepare and work to prevent this possibility.

While you might not have experienced flood damages in your Nashua home before, a wet basement could be the precursor to these effects. The trouble with this erosion and wear on the blockwork used to construct your foundation is that many homeowners do not know what they are looking for when it comes to identifying the problem areas. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you to clean up the mess and remove the water once flood damages have occurred, but we can also help to determine weak points and help to repair these compromised areas.

Extraction is always one of the first concerns of our SERVPRO team when we arrive at a flooded residence. Removing the excess water can help us to get to the critical drying stage, but also can help us to identify the points where water could penetrate through the defenses of your basement level. Once we have determined the vulnerable cracks, splits, or missing joints, we can repair these points with the use of hydraulic cement. This compound is designed to withstand immense water pressure.  It can also be applied and set even when the affected area is still wet.

Flood damages may not be something that you can avoid entirely should the effects become widespread throughout the area, but you can prevent the slow degradation to your construction materials that allow for these damages to occur. Give our SERVPRO of Nashua rapid response team a call at the first sign of flood damage, or for information about assessments of the structural integrity of your basement and waterproofing solutions. We are available 24/7 at (603) 889-2311.

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What Goes Into SERVPRO's Fire Damage Restoration Process That Makes It Work In Nashua

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What Goes Into SERVPRO's Fire Damage Restoration Process That Makes It Work In Nashua The impact of fire is measured on a sliding scale rather than as a singular event.

Restoration After Major Fire Damage In Nashua

The impact of fire is measured on a sliding scale rather than as a singular event. Minor damages could be caused by a kitchen fire and leave behind stains on walls and appliances. Medium level damage would be where a fire is contained to a single room, but smoke has traveled beyond the initial space, spreading into other rooms. Significant damage is when structural components are affected. Today we are looking at significant damages and how to repair them.

Extensive fire damage in Nashua properties requires extensive remediation and, in most cases restoration. These events can be debilitating and impact the daily routine of yourself and your family. For those reasons, choosing the right professional service, and one that is sensitive to your concerns is of utmost importance. SERVPRO uses local technicians who know the community and its surrounding area to get the job done.

In the event of a significant fire, the priority is your safety. Often, you are relocated to safe temporary accommodation while the work is carried out. This process reduces exposure to harmful toxins that may be left behind by the burning of synthetic materials like fiberglass or plastics. Once your family has vacated the property, SERVPRO can begin to get your home back to its preloss condition.

The first part of the journey is making the area safe for tradesmen and contractors to carry out their jobs. We may have to restore power to the property if it has been shut off during firefighting efforts. We also carry out a safety inspection removing hazards like loose structure or debris from the property. Ozone generators are brought into which use O3 gas to remove toxins and restore indoor air quality so that we can carry out our work safely.

SERVPRO can conduct a pack out service for your valuable possessions and furniture. We pack and label each item before sending it off to an offsite facility where it is mechanically cleaned. Using Esporta washing machines helps to remove soot and smoke residues that may appear permanently embedded in fabrics. While possessions are restored off-site, onsite work involves intensive cleaning to remove all signs of secondary fire and water damage.

Before we return your possessions to the property, we can set to work prepping ceilings, walls, and structure for restoration work by laying down base coats. Prepping the area allows remodeling to be carried out with minimal fuss for external contractors, saving time and money. The final step is to deodorize the property and return your newly restored possessions before you return to your property.

Major events like this are upsetting, use a professional, local service to restore your home to its condition before the fire by calling SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311.

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FAQ - SERVPRO Says Here Is What You Should Know About Water Damage in Nashua

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage FAQ - SERVPRO Says Here Is What You Should Know About Water Damage in Nashua SERVPRO Answers Your Questions About Water and Mold Damage in Nashua

8 Frequently Asked Questions By Nashua Residents Concerning Water Damage

1. How much does a water damage restoration cost?
A: SERVPRO provides a professional consultation/estimate at no charge. Yes, it is free. We base the cost on this consultation and inspection. We note where the damage happened, what materials were harmed, and how much the water mitigation may cost. This is a professional estimate only. It is determined by the size of the affected area, equipment calculations, proper drying plans, building materials that may need to be removed, and how much containment we may need to set up.

2. Are you filing a claim in Nashua with your insurance company?
A: If you are filing a claim, SERVPRO needs your claim number and the name of your carrier. We can then directly deal with your insurer releasing you from undue worry. You are responsible for the deductible and a deposit if no coverage is available.

3. What chemical sanitizes the affected elements after a water loss?
A:  We utilize SERVPRO's proprietary decontamination products on the affected areas to reduce the likelihood of microbial growth, including mold. The primary decontaminant product is SERVPRO Oxide, an EPA registered chlorine dioxide based disinfectant and stabilizer. This product requires no PPE personal protective equipment when applying, is safe for use on all surfaces, and for people and pets.

4. Will I stay at home during the drying process?
A: The answer is yes if the residence is safe. The well-being of our customers and employees is our number one priority. Each case is different depending on the severity of the damage and is evaluated as such. We urge you to remain in your residence whenever possible. However, if judged unsafe, we can suggest to your insurance company to provide you with a temporary relocation. The drying equipment can be noisy, and usually must run for several days continuously during the dry-down period, so some customers prefer not to stay in the home during this time, or at least not during the night hours.

5. How quickly can a SERVPRO crew arrive after an emergency loss to help?
A: The average time is about 2 hours after receiving the contact. SERVPRO techs can arrive on site to do emergency services and start the mitigation process right away. We just require a signed Service Authorization Form.

6. What is the drying process for water damage?
A: The drying process commences with the crew and the help of the homeowner if needed first to discover the source of the water leak and stop it. The crew checks for any electrical safety concerns. Our technicians can remove any pooling water from the wet area and use moisture detectors and measuring equipment as well as psychrometric charts to determine the moisture in the walls and the air. The SERVPRO crew can develop a drying plan to determine the best means of restoration for the property. We can then deploy a variety of drying systems and equipment, including air movers and commercial grade dehumidifiers, to thoroughly dry the materials and environment. The entire drying process generally takes about 3-5 days to complete, depending on the circumstances.

7. Does all water damage cause mold?
A:  Each water damaging event presents an opportunity for mold or other microbial growth. The source and type of water (Clean, Gray, or Black--highly contaminated), the severity of the leak, the ambient temperature, and the duration that moisture has been present all have a direct effect on the amount and types of microbial growth. It is crucial that you take action as soon as you realize that a damaging water event has occurred to prevent the spread of the microbial growth in your home or business.

8. How soon can microbial growth start to grow?
A: Depending upon the conditions, but in most cases, microbial growth can begin to develop within 72 hours of a water damage event. Swiftly responding is paramount to limiting the spread of microbials and secondary water damage. SERVPRO of Nashua's primary goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of you and your loved ones. (603) 889-2311