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Nashua Attics and Basements Often Suffer Mold Infestations--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Nashua Attics and Basements Often Suffer Mold Infestations--Call SERVPRO for Remediation Need a Moldy Nashua Attic Remediation? Call the IICRC Certified Team from SERVPRO

Mold Remediation Needed Due to Poor Attic Insulation in Nashua

Mold is resilient and can grow anywhere it has access to two things: moisture and food. Moisture can come from the direct introduction of water to high humidity conditions created from poor ventilation and organic materials ranging from wood to dust can be used as food. Our mold remediation services are two-fold for both determining the cause as well as the thorough elimination of both spores and mold.
 
This attic in Nashua had multiple issues leading to a perfect environment for mold growth. While there was no leaking in the attic, it did have inadequate insulation and a poorly connected bathroom exhaust fan. The ineffective evacuation of air led to moist air entering the attic regularly whenever the homeowners used the shower. The expelled, humid air became trapped, resulting in a perfect home for dormant mold spores to activate.
 
In an area of the home where moisture build-up was already an issue, SERVPRO technicians chose to use soda blasting as a way to clean the mold from surfaces. This effective method uses sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda) which is mildly abrasive, delivered under pressure to both clean and deodorize during the same application. This method helps rid the tell-tale odor that comes with mold. Once the mold colonies were removed from the surfaces in the attic, we treated the wood and exposed areas with a specially formulated antifungal product to ensure the attic surfaces were not favorable for the return of mold.
 
Some items stored in the attic also had signs of mold colony invasion. We were able to hand clean those items with an antifungal cleaner to destroy the fungi on numerous possessions. Once the items were dry, the homeowner was advised to store items in airtight plastic containers to ensure the cleaned contents remained mold-free and weren't allowed to collect dust, setting up the problem again.
 
Mold remediation should begin as soon as you notice any signs of mold in your home. Our technicians are IICRC certified and available 24/7 to assist you. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 to get started immediately.

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Nashua Wet Basement, Again?? Call SERVPRO for Mitigation and Solutions

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Nashua Wet Basement, Again?? Call SERVPRO for Mitigation and Solutions SERVPRO Says Sump Pumps Help Protect Nashua Area Basements

Why You Can Count on SERVPRO to Cleanup Your Nashua Home's Wet Basement and Get it Dry Again

While the weather in Nashua overall keeps snow and ice from disappearing altogether, substantial amounts melt. When this happens near homes, the ground surrounding the foundation can quickly become saturated. Cracks that generally cause no problems in the lower portion of your basement can let in this otherwise trapped water.
 
We want to help homeowners in such situations, which is why SERVPRO is always ready to help get your wet Nashua basement cleaned up and adequately mitigated. Wet basements are notorious for problems with mold infestations, excessive humidity in all areas of a house, and damage to stored belongings.
 
Our arrival at your home signifies the end of these problems. We use extraction methods that remove the water currently present. Our team can install a sump pump and ensure the trough around the perimeter is clear of debris, so any newly deposited water enters the sump pump.
 
As both concrete floors and concrete blocks making up the walls can retain water, we need to manipulate the environment, so these materials dry out. We increase both the temperature and how fast the air circulates through the area. The air currents inside a basement do little to facilitate drying, so our efforts provide a crucial change.
 
Proper drying of a wet basement requires additional heat, but turning your home's thermostat up does not give us the environment we want. Not only does it whisk off humidity from the basement and force it into the rest of your home, but it also makes it uncomfortably hot in your living area. We bring heat-producing equipment to increase the temperature in enclosed areas without affecting the rest of the house.
 
Once the air in the basement becomes warmer, it can hold additional moisture. We pull the moisture out of the harder materials like brick, concrete, and cement with air movers that continually dry the exterior of these surfaces. Because moisture seeks drier conditions, not only does absorbed moisture continually move toward the exterior of materials, but our desiccant machines endlessly pull that same moisture out of the air.
 
We can help you maintain a dry basement, so your home's environment remains within the normal range for humidity. This helps protect your house and belongings until basement waterproofing specialists can make the necessary repairs to your foundation and basement walls and floors.
 
SERVPRO of Nashua has the equipment a wet basement emergency calls for, and we can help keep the area dry, so secondary damages of several kinds do not cause additional harm. Call us at (603) 889-2311 when you notice puddles of water on your basement or cellar floors.

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Will Frozen Pipes Cause Water Damage in Your Nashua Home This Winter?

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Will Frozen Pipes Cause Water Damage in Your Nashua Home This Winter? Winterize your home to prevent frozen pipes.

Nashua's Technicians Discuss Flood Damage and Frozen Pipe Problems

Every year, winters in Nashua can bring about severe, cold weather. When the temperature drops, flood damage and frozen pipes can cause you problems and force you to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. When water freezes, it expands and can cause your pipes to crack. Once there is a hole inside your plumbing system, gallons of water can pour into your living area quickly. Should you leave moisture for too long, you may be dealing with mold inside your Nashua home.

Once water starts to leak the issues can get much worse as time goes by. Mitigating problems with flood damage or a frozen pipe in Nashua is our SERVPRO team's specialty. When we first arrive at your house, we figure out exactly where your plumbing system failed. Once we find the crack in the pipe, we often shut off your water; then we call in a certified plumber to fix the crack where the pipes froze. After the original problem gets repaired and there is not any more moisture entering the home, we can begin the restoration process. Before we begin mitigating issues inside your building, we inspect the affected area and make sure there are no potential safety hazards for our workers or your family.

Once any issues like falling drywall or slick floors get mitigated, we then figure out which of your building materials and contents got wet. If items get saturated like your carpet or pad, we start with removing the ruined objects. After removing destroyed items, we extract water from porous materials such as carpets and fabrics. After we have removed all of the water we could while it is in its liquid form, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the natural evaporation process. We keep the equipment set up until our moisture sensors indicate that levels are back to preloss conditions.

If a pipe inside your home ever freezes and breaks, call in the professionals at SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 any time of the day.

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Why SERVPRO of Nashua Is a Restoration Leader

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO of Nashua Is a Restoration Leader SERVPRO Is Your Trusted Partner for Cleanup and Restoration Services for Your Nashua Property

Homeowners in the Nashua Area Trust SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration Services

The cornerstone of our business is to provide our customers with the best possible service. What does that mean? Our customer is our boss, and we perform the cleanup and restoration services to minimize the impacts of an emergency call for help. Though business dealings are transactional, we aim to build a relationship of trust and security with our local residents.

Whenever a homeowner or renter from the Nashua area contacts our office staff,  the call is handled with compassion and understanding. This is the first step in building a relationship. We listen and gather relevant information so that we can quickly, within four hours or less, send the appropriate crew to your property. This brief initial information gathering also helps to calm any fears from the caller knowing that they made the right choice. We understand the stress caused by a water, fire, or mold accident or disaster, and put ourselves in the position of the person on the other end of the call. We can instill confidence in our clients, and a sense of "we are here to help," by adhering to our promise of a prompt response and a compassionate and polite interaction.

SERVPRO teams that communicate directly with our customers during the initial service call are aware of the importance of the meaning of "home." Your house is a sanctuary, a shelter and a place of security for you and your family. We look upon each customer and provide the same efforts that we would for ourselves. Entrepreneur Magazine recognizes our franchise for its outstanding service and achievements.

Trust is a huge component in our business. Just as we were taught to “don't open the door to strangers” or “always be cautious when it comes to new people,” we take pride in being courteous and always looking our for you, first and foremost. Another reason Why SERVPRO is an outstanding option to help you through an unexpected home emergency.

Home and business owners in the Nashua area  can expect a professional experience when you contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311. We promise to make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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How Our Integral Strategy And Planning Are Crucial In Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Nashua

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Our Integral Strategy And Planning Are Crucial In Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Nashua If something ever burns inside your house, call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 right after the fire takes place.

Fire Damage Experts In Nashua Talk About Integral Strategy And Planning

Any time a disaster takes place on your property in Nashua, it is smart to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Fire damage is the one of the most common types of insurance claims beating out other losses due to theft or lightning. Fires are also the most expensive claim with each one costing over $50,000 on average. Losses due to a burn inside your home are so expensive compared to other types of losses because several different types of problems can take place. Any time fire damage occurs, the smoke coming from the burn can cause other 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 we receive 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.

Our highly trained team is IICRC certified, and we have experience with 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 how to complete all of the work needed. To make certain things get done as efficiently as possible, we develop an integrated strategy.

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 something ever burns inside your house, call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 right after the fire takes place.

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Nashua Air Duct Cleaning Service by SERVPRO

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning Nashua Air Duct Cleaning Service by SERVPRO SERVPRO Provides Duct Cleaning Services Starting with the Registers in Nashua Homes--Done Right

SERVPRO Provides Numerous Cleaning Services to Our Nashua Neighbors—Both Commercial and Residential

As we all know, SERVPRO offers many mitigation services to help restore a property from fire and water damage. However, we also specialize in cleaning as well, and some examples include general cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning, and many more. Many people do not realize the potential harm of not cleaning the air ducts in a home. It has been documented that in a given year, the average family household accumulates around 40 pounds of dust, not even counting animal hair, and debris entering from the outside. It is essential to understand why cleaning and maintaining your air duct system is vital.

Everyone wants to believe their residence contains clean air, however that is not always the case. Air ducts in Nashua collect mass amounts of dust and debris particles that start to pile up from floating around. When the AC or heat is turned on, those piles of dust and filth start to travel through the air ducts and cycle through the air. This dirty air can cause harm to our customers in many ways and weaken the immune system due to the impurity of the air. SERVPRO has fully certified and licensed technicians to undergo this cleaning process and uses fully certified and advanced equipment to get it done. We can improve your indoor air quality.This process includes a detailed inspection of the vents, vacuuming and brushing away the dust particles, then using specially formulated products to disinfect and sanitize the ducts for a professional cleaning. We suggest an annual inspection of the air circulation system.

Microbial growth can form and start to spread throughout the air. Microbial growth including dormant mold spores can spread and proliferate, so it is important to find and stop the source before it does any more harm. Microbial growth is usually found in moisture, however, because the spores are airborne, a lot of the time they can travel and make their way to the air ducts. This causes the air ducts to release spores back into the air for customers to breathe in without even realizing it. Adverse health and respiratory effects are often the results of this poor indoor air quality. Our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians can neutralize mold spores, dander, pollen, viruses, and bacteria with an antimicrobial application.

SERVPRO of Nashua can help to maintain the air ducts and increase the durability of the entire system and help create a healthier environment for you and your family. "Like it never even happened.” (603) 889-2311

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Moldy Issues in Nashua? The Answer Points to SERVPRO

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Moldy Issues in Nashua? The Answer Points to SERVPRO Small Mold Stains in Nashua Can Indicate Much Larger Problems--Ask SERVPRO for Advice and Remediation

How to Do Effective Mold Remediation in Nashua

When mold infests property in New Hampshire, various problems and inconveniences affect the occupants. The surface hyphae and spore masses make the infested surfaces unsightly, while the Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds, mVOCs, produced by the chemical changes involved in the growth processes can produce musty odors. Infested surfaces lose their structural strength as mold Hyphae grow deep into the material in search of food. Effective restoration requires several actions including identifying the extent of development of the problem, locating the moisture sources and thorough cleanup. Our professional remediation services cover all these areas.
 
Before starting mold remediation in Nashua, it is a good idea to check the entire property to establish the full extent of the proliferation. Mold often develops in dark concealed spaces so if you consider only the visible areas you might miss the worst affected areas. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their IICRC training in applied microbial remediation to identify all areas. We also have advanced equipment including FLIR thermal cameras that help us inspect concealed spaces.
 
Establishing acceptable moisture levels in the areas of concern is essential. Even high levels of humidity in the air can lead to mold development, so it is critical to establish whether there are any wet areas. In open rooms, it is easy to check for wet areas. However, concealed spaces are trickier. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on different moisture detection tools. With thermohygrometers, we can check the relative humidity in affected and unaffected rooms while thermal cameras help establish moisture problems in concealed spaces. Maintaining an indoor RH of below 60% is crucial to preventing mold growth.
 
Cleaning mold-infested areas help remove unsightly debris from surfaces and clear the musty smell associated with fungi. Various cleaning actions including agitating and damp wiping the affected areas help eliminate the debris. Our SERVPRO technicians use a HEPA-filtered vacuum to work surfaces, which removes loose debris. We also use abrasive methods such as sanding and wire brushing to remove stubborn residues from the affected surface. In porous materials where the infestation goes beyond the surface, we prefer to remove the material instead of trying to clean them. Often, controlled demolition is the process of choice to ensure a positive outcome.
 
Dealing with mold can be a tricky process, and if you make mistakes, the problem recurs. Call SERVPRO of Nashua to assist. You can reach us at (603) 889-2311 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Nashua Home Owners Need Not Fear Mold Infestations--Just Call SERVPRO

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Nashua Home Owners Need Not Fear Mold Infestations--Just Call SERVPRO White Mold, Black Mold, It Still Needs Removal and Antimicrobial Application--Call SERVPRO for a Fast Response in Nashua

Any Color of Microbe Can Cause Mold Damage in Homes Across Nashua

Few homeowners in Nashua have not yet heard at least one frightening tale of black mold and the harm it caused somebody. However, the reality of these stories is that true black mold incidents are highly uncommon and extremely rare. A mold of any color or variety is not as scary as stories like this might lead you to believe.
 
SERVPRO wants property owners in Nashua to understand truthful information about mold. One fact that we want our customers to know is that the color of the mold appearing on walls and ceilings in your home does not indicate if your home contains a harmful variety or not.
 
Many of the strains of mold that appear black in color are not any more hazardous than white, green, or orange molds. Many molds are necessary to break down and decompose organic matter in nature. However, any mold colonies that grow too large and begin to colonize areas of your home require professional remediation.
 
The fungus itself may not cause health effects but the damage created should concern you. Clothing that becomes infested with mold and its spores can wear out quicker, develop musty and unpleasant odors, and show permanent stains. Even though the majority of materials targeted by mold in your house are much more durable than many clothing items, mold damage can destroy them if given enough time.
 
Another reason why black mold may seem so terrifying is that this color often represents the unknown, hidden and harmful facets of things, or even superstitions. With mold, the color rarely indicates its potential to cause health effects or how aggressively it may destroy materials inside a home. Many species of mold, regardless of color, can cause problems, and this is why SERVPRO AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians take every mold damage situation seriously.
 
We employ the latest in technological advances and proven methods to secure your home after a mold infestation. SERVPRO of Nashua understands your concerns about mold, especially black mold, and the damage these microbes can cause your family and home. Call us today at (603) 889-2311, so that we can put your fears into a better perspective.

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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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