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We Safely Remediate Water Damage In Nashua

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

A technician using a cleaning device on the carpet in this building Our industry certified technicians were quickly dispatched to do a thorough damage assessment and safely restore this property.

Sewer Backups in your Nashua Food Outlet? Contact Commmercial Water Damage Technicians Now

Commercial Water Damage Nashua

Food outlets can suffer enormously from changing weather conditions throughout the year. As a property manager, your lease likely applies to an older building that has undergone significant amounts of change and pressure, with many businesses passing through. Failures in the integrity of the structure such as misaligned joints, roof infiltration, the buildup of grease, or customers flushing items down a drain can cause blockages as well as sewer backup. A sewer backup can quickly result in the washroom area becoming flooded with biohazardous waste substances causing temporary closure until restoration is complete.

Dealing with biohazardous substances in commercial water damage requires professional Nashua services. In-house janitorial teams or staff members lack both the expertise and the job description to ensure your property returns to a safe and sanitary condition. While temporary closure may affect the revenues of your food business, it does not affect your reputation or the safety of staff and customers. At SERVPRO, we can send a team of trained technicians to your location immediately upon notification of loss.

The difficulty of dealing with contaminated waste emergencies is that water damage is likely to contain solid waste. This can rule out the use of specific pumping equipment while also requiring personal protective equipment (PPE) to enter and carry out the restoration safely. SERVPRO technicians may also need to inspect the tiling or vinyl floor to ensure that contaminated fluid migration does not occur during service.

Restoring biohazardous substances requires careful containment. Using double-sealed polyethylene bags, SERVPRO technicians can safely store and transport biohazard substances to a waste facility. We can also deploy pumping equipment explicitly designed for shifting out solid wastes from the property. Thorough disinfection, as well as deodorization and air-filtration, may be a necessity to get your business back to a safe commercial space for serving food.

As a property manager ensuring that sewer back up is dealt with expertly and securely is essential to maintaining your food license. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311.

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Recovering From Fire Damage In Nashua

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

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Recovering Fragile and Porous Materials from your Nashua Home after Fire Damage

One of the challenges you are going to face when performing fire restoration is the considerable amount of different materials and surfaces you may encounter. Your home is full of fabrics, stones, woodwork, and plastics. Each of these categories divides further into even more considerations. Silk, for example, cannot respond well to the same restoration procedure as a robust polyester or cotton. Smoke does not delineate between different materials but can bond with some and not others.

Pre-testing and due diligence when applying cleaning methods to fire damage in your Nashua home are both essential. While agitation may be an easy option to dislodge and remove soils, it can spread costs further or cause harm to the materials you are attempting to recover. Take care to read the instructions of both the article you are trying to clean as well as the cleaning solution itself. Oil-based cleaners work with oil-based stains. Water-based cleaners, on the other hand, work with water-based soiling.

At SERVPRO, our technicians undergo years of training and qualifications to assess your home after a fire confidently. While we have extensive access to mechanical cleaning equipment, there are many parts of your home that may not suit abrasive cleaning. Carpeting and expensive fabrics, for example, may lose much of their texture and fibers during aggressive vacuuming or rotary cleaning. These fibers may also clog up your vacuum cleaner or extractor, causing problems.

Our routine for sensitive materials and fabrics is to use absorption. Absorption incorporates the dispersal of power directly onto the surface of the material. SERVPRO can adapt truck-mounted extractors to disperse powders quicker over a large surface area. These powders absorb odor particles as well as smoke. SERVPRO technicians find they are effective at recovering porous materials like marble, brick, and concrete, as well as fabrics, upholstery, and drapery. Once soiling is absorbed, we can use light vacuums to remove them from the affected material.

Fragile materials that are a part of your home environment could suffer permanent harm without the correct cleaning method. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311.

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Eliminating Washing Machine Water Damage in Nashua

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

A washing machine with soap suds flowing out of the machine. Nashua let us help you through your washing machine water damage. So you can get back to your normal life.

The way we help Nashua water damage due to a washing machine.

Washing machine failures can be frustrating for a variety of reasons. Supply line failures are common, with the typical supply line giving out after 8.7 years of use. After the deductible, these incidences can cost $5,308 on average-- a costly endeavor for homeowners to deal with after a disaster occurs. On top of that, without quality extraction and mitigation, mold and other bacteria can proliferate in floors and other nearby surfaces, leaving residents with more to worry about than leaks or wet spots on their walls or floors. 

If a washing machine supply line failure causes water damage to your Nashua home, certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to mitigate the issue and ensure that your home is restored to a preloss condition. Not only do technicians have access to comprehensive education in water damage cleanup, but they also have extensive experience in the field. This team is dedicated to serving the community with quality disaster cleanup that works per the needs of property owners and insurance adjusters. 

The Right Tools for the Job

SERVPRO technicians and franchise owners rely on tools and methods that comply with standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. The IICRC sets specific practical standards based on the field of psychometry to set a high bar for cleanliness. 

SERVPRO technicians can use a variety of moisture measurement tools, including infrared cameras, thermohygrometers, and moisture sensors and meters, to ensure that temperature and relative humidity requirements are met. Throughout the cleaning and drying process, technicians monitor the moisture levels of materials as well as the surrounding air to set drying goals.

How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Home

If your laundry room has vinyl tile flooring, great care must be taken to restore it. With extensive exposure to water, vinyl tiles come up easily from concrete, but this also makes replacement very easy and inexpensive. Replacing vinyl tiles is often more cost-effective than drying and reinstalling them. 

Tile installed over wood underlayment can lead to water damage that warps or otherwise affects the structural integrity of the subfloor. Technicians can use non-penetrating moisture meters to determine the state of the subfloor and whether it needs drying after a washing machine appliance failure. Technicians can also test whether vinyl tiles are glues containing asbestos. If so, they can bring in a certified asbestos abatement contractor to remove any remaining asbestos from the property.

SERVPRO of Nashua serves the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (603) 889-2311 when disaster strikes in your home.

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)

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Let us asses and recover your Nashua fire damage.

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.