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Did Water Damage in Nashua Leave Foul Odors in Your Home?

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

Woman holding nose because of foul odor Water damage can leave foul odors in your home. Call SERVPRO today. We have the equipment and experience to remove the odors and restore your home.

Using Hydroxyl Generators to Deal with Odor Causing Water Damage in Nashua

Any water that enters your home brings with it microbes and, therefore, the chance of microbial infestation. Over time, a clean water emergency can interact with pre-existing soiling in the home and degrade. This degradation can impact a homeowner in several ways, including unpleasant odor as well as structural rot and fungi growth. Generally, water incidents allowed to fester can see water contamination levels deteriorate into a grey or black emergency after seventy-two hours.

Our qualified technicians are here to bring water damage in your Nashua home back under control. We work quickly to detect the source of moisture, shut it off then begin work to reverse any damage. SERVPRO technicians are particularly adept at controlling the indoor environment within your property to decrease drying times and encourage evaporation. We can also work hard to restore any contents that may suffer harm using advanced chemical cleaners and odor-controlling equipment.

Mitigating water loss revolves around stopping deterioration at the point of arrival. That can include repairing or shutting down the source of water into the home. SERVPRO can remove large volumes of moisture quickly using pumps and truck-mounted extraction units. Our truck-mounted extractors can also be loaded with anti-microbial or carpet pre-cleaning conditioners to add a layer of efficiency to loss mitigation. Once large amounts of water are gone, the goal is to dry the property thoroughly, which can control odors and microbial growth.

There are many different methods of odor control available to a SERVPRO technician. We aim to inconvenience the homeowner as little as possible, which can rule out Ozone generators and ULV fogging equipment. By strategically placing a hydroxyl generator, we can restore your indoor air quality with minimum invasiveness and inconvenience. Hydroxyl generators use UV radiation similar to sunlight to break down particles quickly. These generators are especially effective at breaking down odor particles or chemicals that may affect indoor air quality.

Bring your home emergency back under control. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311.

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How SERVPRO Extracts Water From Nashua Basements

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

flood damaged unfinished basement Most homes in Nashua have basements which are prone to water damage. Finished or unfinished basements, SERVPRO can quickly extract the water.

Rapid Flood Water Extraction from a Basement in Nashua 

Experts estimate that a whopping 98% of basements in the United States suffer some water damage during their existence. Because of this, it is crucial for New Hampshire homeowners to be prepared for flood damage and take precautions to preserve their basements. However, in the event of a flood, even with extensive preparation, there can be circumstances that you may not be prepared to handle. Fortunately, there is a team that can help. 

If flood water in Nashua requires extraction from your basement, a local SERVPRO crew can be at your residence within hours of your call to mitigate damage and restore your home. Even during power outages, technicians can bring their power supply and pumps to extract massive amounts of water and prepare your home for extensive sanitation and cleanup. SERVPRO also works with insurance adjusters and property owners to ensure that we provide your cleanup per your policy. 

Protecting an Unfinished Basement from Flooding 

Assess the risks

While it is cheaper to restore an unfinished basement after flood damage, make sure you know exactly how much it can cost you in the event of a disaster. 

Elevate possessions 

Collect items on wall shelves or in overhead storage units to minimize water exposure during a flood. For bulky items, consider adjustable plastic pallets placed on the floor to add extra water protection.  

Ensure easy access 

If you need to grab things and take them out of your basement, organize them with lighter things on top and more massive things at the bottom. To avoid items falling and potentially causing injury, do not store containers above chest level.  

SERVPRO Restores Structures 

For unfinished basements, a common concern is an effect that this type of disaster can have on the flooring. Concrete floors are quite resilient with effective cleanup techniques. Because concrete is porous, however, it can also fall victim to mold growth without proper remediation, so technicians can go in with HEPA vacuums to clean. These vacuums feature filters that can pick up dirt as small as 0.3 microns in diameter, a mere fraction of a human hair, which averages 40 microns. Technicians can also clear the surface after vacuuming with an EPA-registered disinfectant to prevent the proliferation of mold and other contaminants. 

SERVPRO of Nashua can leave your basement looking, "Like it never even happened." Call (603) 889-2311 today for 24/7 cleanup from an experienced team. 

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Fire Damage Nashua – Personalized Service

11/16/2019 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO vehicles parked in front of a home. SERVPRO will be front and center for your Nashua fire damage.

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Every fire situation is different and causes varying amounts of damage. In some situations, the fire department causes more damage, controlling and extinguishing the flames than the actual fire. Water and smoke odors can spread throughout the home quickly. Whether it is your home or your business, these events can feel overwhelming to many clients.

SERVPRO aims to help our clients recover quickly from fire damage in Nashua, regardless of the size of the fire or the amount of damage. If it is a business, we understand how important every day can be for your customers and employees. The entire family is affected when a consumer's home is damaged. Clothes, food, furnishings, even a place to sleep may be in jeopardy.

Assessment of the Damage

After the fire is out and the fire department has left, SERVPRO can help make sense out of the chaos that is now your home or business. We respond in less than four hours, and we start by assessing the situation. How much smoke damage is there? What did the fire destroy? Did the fire department use water or foam to put out the fire? All of the answers to these questions and more, help us plan the equipment and staff we need to bring to the site.

We can mobilize water extractors, dehumidifiers, deodorizers, cleaning supplies, and of course, the team to make all of the restorations happen as quickly as possible. We can help you understand which items must be destroyed. While your home is being restored, SERVPRO sets up staging areas for both our equipment and your items.

Personalized Service

SERVPRO understands how important it is to keep the client informed at every stage of the cleanup. We can provide reports outlining where everything is stored and the disposition of each item. Detailed records are provided to satisfy your insurance company claims. Our objective is to provide excellent personalized service and return your home or business to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Hudson, South Merrimack, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Professionals in Nashua Give Tips for DIY Water Damage Restoration

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded basement Water invaded this basement and we were able to completely restore it. Call us for all of your water restoration needs.

DIY Tips for Dealing with a Flooded Basement in Nashua 

As a Nashua homeowner, you should understand that every basement can flood. However, some of you might be surprised by how many different flooding possibilities exist. So, we’ve put together a few tips that can help you limit your losses. 

Walking into standing water after experiencing a flooded basement in your Nashua home is never a good idea. Floods from external water sources or sewage leaks can contain harmful bacteria, along with electrical hazards, where frayed cords or exposed wiring pose a severe threat to anyone entering the area. 

It is smart to lean more towards contacting a professional, like SERVPRO, before attempting flood damage repairs yourself. However, we also understand that not every situation requires an entire team of trained professionals. If you have plumbing, sewage, or foundation leaks in your basement and are the handy sort, you can do smaller jobs on your own. 

Just remember to shut-down electrical services, and close the main water line to your home. Doing so gives you the time to repair the source of the problem correctly. If you are not familiar or do not feel comfortable doing this yourself, contact SERVPRO. We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, ready to answer your call. 

Tip 1: Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect yourself from harm or contamination. Thick rubber gloves, waterproof boots (preferably rubber), a mask or respirator, and goggles are all essential tools for this sort of job. 

Ventilate the flooded area by opening any windows you find, set up fans and dehumidifiers. If you don’t have them, purchase a few at your local hardware store for the best results. 

Tip 2: Remove all damaged items from your basement. Standing water continually damages your belongings, floors, walls, and ceiling. Use everything available to get water out fast. Towels, a mop & bucket, wet-dry vacuums, and sump pumps can all be purchased locally. 

Avoid moving larger items on your own; saturated items are heavier than usual. If things feel beyond your capabilities, don’t be afraid to know your limitations. 

Tip 3: Disinfect every item, surface, or material touched by flood-waters. Even if the area looks to be in good condition, all require cleaning as soon as possible. 

Contact SERVPRO of Nashua for help if you find yourself in over your head. (603) 889-2311 

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

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

water damage on bricks If your house is suffering water damage call SERVPRO to remediate your situation.

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 loss incidents strike. Give our professionals a call anytime that you need us at (603) 889-2311.

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Commercial Water Damage in Your Nashua Gym Calls for Effective Drying of Affected Flooring

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment siting on open floor beams. 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
  •         Thermo-hygrometers
  •         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

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaned concrete basement, walls, and showing steps leading down 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

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

news stairs in a home that replaced the burnt ones after a fire 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

9/14/2019 (Permalink)

furnished living room in home 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.

Mold
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.

Fire
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.

Storm
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.

Water
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.

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We Help You Get Back To Business After A Flood Disaster In Nashua

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Air movers be used to clean a store floor 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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