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SERVPRO Says Call Us First for Fire and Smoke Restoration to our Nashua Property

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Steps to Help Make Fire Cleanup in Your Nashua Home More Effective

A sudden flare-up in an area like the kitchen is likely to leave surfaces or fixtures such as cabinets, doors, and even the ceiling scorched or caked with soot. You can fix these damages in many ways, including replacing the degraded materials. However, you are more likely to prefer a cost-friendly solution. Fire cleanup offers that solution when done correctly.

What cleanups can achieve
Before choosing a solution such as fire cleanup in your Nashua home, it is essential to establish whether it is appropriate. Cleaning can help you deal with blackened or stained surfaces as well as bad odor. It can also restore charred surfaces effectively if the charring is not too deep. However, you cannot restore damages that compromise the structural integrity of a material.

Home-based solutions
For minor incidents, you may be able to do the cleanup on your own. Knowing particular tips can help you achieve the right outcome. To deal with surface discoloration and soot from surfaces such as walls, use warm water and detergent. Cleaning products containing TSP, tri-sodium phosphate are great for reducing smoke odors so you can look for cleaning agents containing that agent. Here is the caveat. SERVPRO techs ALWAYS pre-test detergents and cleaning agents before applying to surfaces. Often, DIY'ers smear and stain and exacerbate the fire and soot damage. Try calling us first.

Using Advanced Cleaning Procedures
While conventional methods can be useful at times, in many cases the damages left are too extensive, thus requiring advanced cleaning methods. Otherwise, you would have to replace or resurface the affected materials.  Dry ice blasting and soda blasting are two great advanced cleaning options our SERVPRO teams use. They rely on air pressure to drive the abrading material over the surface removing thick soot or charring.  Both are also mildly abrasive, so they do not cause additional damages to the surface.

To clean or not to clean?
For surfaces with unique properties such as acoustic tiles or other porous materials, wet cleaning can cause problems, including dissolving the textured surfaces. Our SERVPRO technicians use Peroxide Active cleaning, which helps remove all soils while retaining the properties of the material. Often, inexpensive, porous materials should be removed and discarded.

Proper cleanup of fire damage can help save cost when restoring your property. Call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Preserves and Restores Water Loss Property in Nashua

7/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Restores Wood Flooring in Nashua, Why Replace? The Water Damage Restoration Professionals!

Saving a Nashua Hardwood Floor after a Water Leak

Modern appliances are typically labor and money saving options, accessible equipment that Nashua homeowners purchase and install to make life a little easier. Many appliances use water to complete their tasks. Malfunctions of pumps or breakdowns of hoses or connections can expose your home’s structure to water damage. Often the units are built-in, concealing the leaks until significant harm to structural components and fixtures has already occurred.

We recently responded to concerns about a water leak from a Nashua customer. The problem was in the kitchen where the beautiful tongue and groove hardwood flooring risked permanent damage from water flowing out of a built-in dishwasher. This area of the kitchen sits above a crawl space that also suffered damage from the water intrusion.

When our crew arrived, we disconnected and moved the dishwasher from the area. Water had not only flowed on the surface of the floor in front of the appliance, but also had seeped between the planking, through the underlayment paper, and into the subfloor. After assessing the situation, the SERVPRO crew followed the plan devised to save the hardwood, bring the subfloor back to normal moisture levels, and dry out the crawl space void and supporting joists.  

We needed to dry the expensive hardwood tongue and groove planking to appropriate moisture levels in a controlled manner to prevent distortion. Access to the subfloor and crawl space was also necessary to remove any water and to speed the drying process. SERVPRO crew members carefully removed planks from about 24 rows of the tongue and groove installation to help accomplish these goals.

Technicians took frequent moisture readings as the planks dried in a contained area, ensuring even but not overly aggressive drying. Air movers and heaters pulled moisture from the subfloor and created circulation in the crawl space. Dehumidifiers captured the resulting airborne water vapor for collection and disposal. All affected surfaces received thorough cleaning and disinfection using EPA-registered products.

Once all materials and the crawl space dried to specifications, SERVPRO arranged for the expensive tongue and groove flooring’s reinstallation. The crew’s fast and professional response saved our customer considerable expense, making the water crisis “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Nashua commits to arriving quickly with the trained crew and state-of-the-art equipment needed to restore your home after any disaster. Call us at (603) 889-2311 to schedule an assessment of your water loss.

Preparing Your Commercial Business for a Disaster

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

It is stated that about 50% of commercial business who run into a disaster never re-open after that disaster occurred. SERVPRO of Nashua wants to help more business stay in business after an emergency happens and be there for support when needed. 

SERVPRO of Nashua established an Emergency Disaster Program so that when a disaster comes, you will have a blanket of security in times of panic. This is a detailed description of where to go, when to take action and who you can call. An emergency ready profile is vital for your commercial business because a disaster could happen at any moment, and SERVPRO wants to help prepare our customers for any disaster that may come your way. The ERP, or emergency ready profile is a profile that will have all the necessary information you need to handle situations with disasters. No contracts are involved and it is at no cost to you or your business. We locate all the emergency numbers you may need and emergency action checklist for a step by step on what to do in a disaster. We also have provided the necessary utility shut off locations for all the gas, electric, heat, water and other important locations to know and understand how to turn them off. This is vital because in case of emergencies and panic, you may not know how to even shut off the source, which is important because the source needs to be shut off before any action can be done. It will also give you a complete property overview, showing where emergency exits are and where exactly you should leave the property when evacuating. 

Time is of the essence in cases of emergency, so it is important to act fast to eliminate anymore disaster from occurring. By having a plan of action, you can readily be prepared and act in a timely manner, and limit the amount of time you as a company are inactive. Not only does the ERP save you time, but money as well. We obtain all your insurance information so you have it readily available at your convenience as a mobile app also. We have detailed an insurance policy information in your pamphlet to inform our customers what their policy is and what is covered by insurance. It is important to keep in mind, safety first and to account for everyone in the building and make sure everyone is okay before moving on. Things get crazy and hectic and emotions run high when a disaster occurs, so SERVPRO of Nashua wants to make this as easy as possible for our customers because we understand the hardships you might be going through at that moment. We can offer you all the services in the world to cleanup the damage, but the best service we can offer is helping you be prepared. 

SERVPRO wants the best for our customers and we know the best for them is the Emergency Ready Profile. SERVPRO of Nashua always has your back when it comes to preparedness and the essentials when dealing with a disaster. 

We Get You Back To Business In Nashua After A Fire Disaster

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

This establishment acted very quickly to extinguish the fire, however in spite of his efforts, there was plenty of soot and smoke damage.

Fire Damage in the Nashua Convenience Store Cleaned Up Fast

When it comes to commercial fire damage, the livelihoods of owners, employees matter as well as reopening the business, so we strive to turn around loss as fast as possible so you can resume activity and get daily operations back to normal.

SERVPRO answered a call from a convenience store in Nashua with commercial fire damage. Someone heating a burrito in a microwave failed to remove an outer foil wrapper which caused a fire. When someone opened the microwave, oxygen fed the fire, and it spread down one wall before firefighters extinguished it.

Our technicians split into two groups upon arrival a short time after the initial call. One group put up containment using thick, plastic barriers around the fire-damaged area to limit any further spread of soot, while another group packed away items from the shelves for inspection to see what items had restoration potential. Because soot particles have the potential to travel into sealed foodstuffs, safety reasons require discarding of the items.

Our certified Fire Damage Restoration Technicians removed the charred items quickly and used vacuums with HEPA filtration to remove the debris and water from the firefighting efforts. Once done, we moved on and used air scrubbers in tandem with air movers to both dry and remove airborne soot particles.

Standard cleaning methods for smoke damage include:
Dry cleaning sponges to pick up dry, powdery residue
Wet cleaning for tough, greasy residues
Immersion cleaning for non-porous items
Spot cleaning as needed for surfaces or objects that damp cleaning methods may cause damage

The final step before completion of restoration services was the removal of the pungent smoke odor. Our technicians are certified in the science of odor removal and have numerous types of equipment and methods for robust odor control. We frequently use gel pellets that work on time release for around the clock coverage of low-grade odors to thermal fogging and hydroxyl generators that work at the molecular level for neutralizing odors.

Commercial fire damage should be handled as fast as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311, and our emergency response teams are available 24/7 to restore your property to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

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Our Experts Can Prevent Further Fire Damage To Your Nashua Home

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

If a fire has damaged your house, SERVPRO of Nashua is ready to take care of the smoke and soot damage.

Fast Fire Damage Cleanup In Your Nashua Residence Can Prevent Further Destruction

Fires are one of the worst disasters you and your home can suffer because they cause physical destruction and emotional turmoil. Fire can ruin a significant part of your home and possessions. As with other adverse events in life, the only choice you have is picking yourself up and proceeding on with putting your life back in order, even if this may be difficult.

The smoke from a fire can travel along the inside of your house, staining the drywall and other surfaces. To deal with the effects of smoke and soot, you need fast fire damage cleanup for your Nashua residence. If smoke and soot settle on surfaces, they can cause further destruction to the structure of your house and its contents. The synthetic material in flooring and furniture creates chemical reactions that produce corrosive gases and acids when burned.

If you do not clean up furnishings and fixtures, they can become unsalvageable after a short period. The pre-cleaning methods that SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) use can neutralize acids and safeguard at-risk surfaces in your property like glass, metal, chrome, and tile. Our technicians are well-trained in fire damage mitigation and corrosion control.

Water is another problem you may have to deal with after a fire. The firefighters working to save your house can pump hundreds of gallons of water onto it to extinguish the blaze. Some water can evaporate because of the heat of the fire, but some of it may pool on the floor or saturate porous materials like carpets. The water can also mix with spilled liquids, burned plastics, and other potentially hazardous substances. Removing water is a crucial aspect of cleaning up fire damage. We have sophisticated water inspection, extraction, and drying equipment like:

• Moisture sensors
• Industrial-strength pumps
• Air movers
• Dehumidifiers
• Thermohygrometers
• Thermal imaging cameras

We use up-to-date equipment, procedures, and products in cleaning up the fire and smoke damage. Our SERVPRO technicians identify the surface to determine which products or procedures can bring about the best outcome. For instance, we can agitate surfaces using towels, air and water pressure, and brushes to dislodge residues from surfaces and distribute cleaning products across the surfaces. We're careful to preserve the surface of the material we are cleaning. Since smoke residues bind to the surfaces they contact, we use wet or dry cleaning processes to release and carry away residue particles from the affected surfaces. Our goal during the cleanup process is to restore materials to preloss condition to minimize the expense of a fire damage claim.

If a fire has damaged your house, SERVPRO of Nashua is ready to take care of the smoke and soot damage. Contact us at (603) 889-2311 for cleanup services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Nashua Stagnant Water, Malodors, SERVPRO Can Restore Pleasant IAQ Indoor Air Quality

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

For Great IAQ in Nashua after a Water Loss--Call SERVPRO--The Company with the Equipment and Skills, "Like it never even happened."

Tips for Removing Odors Caused by Water Damage in Your Nashua Residence

When a home has a musty smell, it can be challenging to focus on anything else apart from the horrible odor. You may describe the scent as dank, earthy, stale, or moldy, and it could be an indication of water damage or mold growth. Water can get into unwanted areas after a pipe burst or an appliance like a water heater or washing machine leaks.

Bacteria can grow in stagnant water, making it emit a bad odor. To deal with odor after experiencing water damage in your Nashua residence, the first step should be to extract the standing water using a wet/dry vacuum and then dry saturated carpets or other wet furnishings outdoors if the weather permits. If the outdoor temperature does not allow drying items in the sun, elevate the damp carpets or furnishings to allow air to circulate over and underneath them. Place fans around the soggy household fixtures to aid the drying process. If there are windows and doors close to the water-damaged area, open them to let fresh air in as this can speed up drying.
You can also steam clean your carpeting to remove the excess moisture and odor-causing bacteria and toxins. You may also use common household ingredients such a baking soda and vinegar to remove the lingering odors. In cases of severe water damage, you may have to uninstall the carpeting, remove the padding underneath, and replace them both. A task most homeowners are not willing to do on their own.
If the affected area is large to handle personally, call a restoration firm like SERVPRO for help. We can send a seasoned Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) to your house right away to evaluate the problem and begin the restoration work.
Our technicians can develop a workable plan based on the severity of water loss and odors. Odor issues from water damage typically occur because damp materials have not dried completely. Many of the odors go away when the moisture level of materials returns to normal. We use water extraction equipment, air movers, and dehumidifiers to achieve complete and odor-free dryness. One method of deodorization may not eliminate all the scent, and that’s why our crews use multiple deodorization agents to deal with both real and imaginary odors (Phantosmia), including:
• Masking agents
• Filtration and absorption agents
• Pairing agents
• Sanitizers and disinfectants
Our SERVPRO WRT can also use air scrubbers to eliminate moisture from the air. Air scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters can capture floating particulates that carry unpleasant smells. We also have the expertise to take care of any mold growth, eradicating it at the source so it does not return.
If there are unpleasant odors in your home after a water loss incident, contact SERVPRO of Nashua to eliminate them and restore the affected areas. After our services, the damage can seem “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (603) 605-8822 anytime.

What Happens When Flood Water Sits in Your Nashua Home

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Nashua has the equipment to extract water and dry your home quickly.

Prompt Flood Water Removal in Nashua Homes Prevents Secondary Destruction

Floodwater may enter your home because of river flooding, storms, or a torrential downpour, and it can cause permanent damage if not removed right away. Flood damage to your residential property can leave an unsanitary and unhealthy mess in its wake. Dealing with this mess necessitates flood cleanup expertise.  

When in need of flood water removal in Nashua, SERVPRO franchise professionals can help you get your home back to the preloss condition speedily. We are a professional water damage remediation company and offer a full range of water extraction and drying services. We can remove water and moisture from your home and its contents effectively and safely.  

We assess a home to determine the extent of the destruction from flooding and dry the affected areas. We have the expertise to deal with black water, which usually contains pesticides, chemicals, industrial waste, and sewage. The sewage may contain parasites, bacteria, and viruses that could pose health problems.  

Floodwater can cause cracks on the foundation of your home. Soil can absorb water unevenly and cause the concrete slab on which your home rests to lift or crack. This shifting may lead to ruptures in embedded pipes, cracked exterior walls, and a sagging roof.  Foundation shifts can affect windows and doors. The frames become distorted, causing the glass in the windows to break. Windows and doors that do not open are a common sign of damage.  

Our SERVPRO technicians examine the entire flooded area, including carpet and carpet pad, floor and subfloors, insulation, walls and surfaces like brick and concrete. Our protocol is to remove and discard flooded carpet. For other areas, we can use truck mounted or portable pumps to extract as much water as possible since this helps expedite the drying process.  

Our crews can also use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home. We can also use thermal imaging cameras to inspect and monitor the moisture in building materials. We locate areas of dampness that may not be clear and remove the moisture to ensure that mold does not grow.  

If your home has suffered flooding, call SERVPRO of Nashua immediately at 603) 889-2311 for water extraction services. We restore homes to their preloss condition safely and efficiently. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Nashua Water Damage from Any Source Bothering You? Call SERVPRO for Removal and Restoration

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Unwanted Basement Water in Your Nashua Home? Rapid Removal is Available--24/7--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Assists with Water Cleanup in Nashua Basement

Water damage brings several problems to a home. The longer the exposure of building structure and contents continues, the more damage that happens. Then there are the concerns of mold growth and foul odors.

SERVPRO responded to a call for water cleanup in a Nashua home. The homeowner stated he was not sure where the plumbing issue was, but he turned off the water before our arrival. When our technicians arrived, they determined the cause of the water was hydrostatic water seepage and was not due to a plumbing problem at all. The locally heavy rains caused groundwater to be pushed into the basement through the foundation, as water always follows the path of least resistance. When the pressure outside the basement was higher than the pressure inside, the water entered because this type of water loss is a category two, also known as gray water because it has the potential to contain contaminants. It can be considered a Cat 3 if known pesticides, chemicals, organic or fecal matter is present.

Fortunately, the only items stored on the basement floor were in plastic bins, so it was simple to clear out. We used submersible pumps to extract the water from the basement quickly and checked the outside of the home to ensure the gutters and drainage had no bearing on the water intrusion in the basement as water collecting around the surface of the house can sometimes be the cause. The homeowner had gutters that needed cleaning badly, and they were not able to direct the flow of rainwater away from the property.

After our SERVPRO technicians extracted the water, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the surfaces. Then we cleaned and disinfected the affected areas to inhibit mold growth. Once we completed our cleanup efforts, we gave the homeowner a list of the necessary actions to restore the basement to preloss condition and preventative measures to take to avoid this situation from occurring again.

SERVPRO of Nashua stands ready to assist homeowners with water cleanup of any type. Call us at (603) 889-2311, and we can be on-site soon after your initial call with the necessary equipment because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How to Restore Fire Damaged Personal Contents in Nashua

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

You can trust SERVPRO of Nashua to restore your fire damaged home.

Advanced Contents Restoration in Fire Damage Removal for your Nashua Home

The lasting impact of a fire in your property can seem catastrophic at the time. However, by enlisting the help of a professional restoration service, you can get your home back to its preloss conditions quicker than you might think.  We repaint walls and ceilings, clean surfaces, and restore possessions. Our service is available for minor, medium, and severe property damages.

An essential part of our service is fire damage removal in Nashua properties. When materials have burned at low temperatures for a significant period, personal possessions can suffer heavy soiling and require removal to an external facility for cleaning or storage. SERVPRO can subcontract professional movers on your behalf as well as creating a detailed inventory of your valuables.

One of the advantages of a removal procedure is that cleaning work for structure and structural components are efficient. By removing items, we can gain access to wall cavities as well as performing refinishing or repainting works. Also, third-party general contractors can only begin work on repairing your home's structure once the removal of contents is complete.

At our facility, we can treat items to specific cleaning methods for fire damaged contents. Immersion cleaning, for example, allows us to place dense items like chandeliers or drapery rods into a solvent solution. Ultrasonic soundwaves create high-temperature pressure to the surface of the material and are exceptionally useful at removing stubborn soiling or smoke residues.

Porous items that are not suited to ultrasonic cleaning may include fabrics, drapes, or clothing. SERVPRO can make use of mechanical cleaning methods like Esporta washing machines to restore fabrics. These machines are proven to remove up to 99% of soiling from damaged materials and have a good chance of getting valuable possessions back to their preloss condition without having to resort to an expensive replacement.

Pack out procedures are invaluable in restoring your contents. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 to see how we can help.

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Steps to Handling Water Damage in Your Nashua Residence After an Air Conditioner Leak

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

If and when appliances malfunction and cause water damage, our SERVPRO team will be there to help.

Is Your A/C Causing A Major Leak in Your Home? Call SERVPRO! 

Your air conditioner can malfunction and soak several structures in your home, including the ceiling, baseboards. It can also ruin carpets and drywall if it in on the ground floor. When this occurs, you need to address repairs and take care of the resulting water damage. 

Some of the causes of AC leaks include a cracked drain pan, a dirty unit filter, faulty condensate pump, condensation buildup in duct-work and a damaged evaporator coil. If your air conditioner leaks and causes water damage in your Nashua residence, you need to turn off the unit, check for the cause of the issue, and perform the necessary AC repairs. After that, it is vital to hire the water damage restoration professionals at SERVPRO to assist you to handle the cleanup, drying, and restoration of your home. 

Our remediation experts can use equipment like wet vacs to extract water from carpets and hardwood flooring. We can also set up air movers to create cross-currents of air throughout the affected area. We can then use dehumidifiers to expedite the drying process and eliminate moisture. Dehumidification dries a home thoroughly to prevent further damage. 

Here at SERVPRO, we use a scientific approach to water cleanup and removal whose emphasis is on monitoring and documenting the entire drying process. Our technicians can use moisture meters to check for moisture in walls, ceilings, and flooring. If moisture is present, we create a comprehensive drying plan to eliminate it quickly and safely. 

After we complete the drying process, we can determine if additional structural repairs are necessary. If the damage is significant, we can patch and repaint ruined baseboards and drywall. We can deal with the structural damage caused by AC condensation leaks in ceilings, tear out and replace any ruined drywall, and replace badly soaked hardwood flooring and subflooring to restore your home to its pre-water loss condition. We can make your water loss incident appear “Like it never even happened.” We involve our customers throughout the restoration process and provide them with a certificate of completion after they are satisfied with the work.

If water from an AC leak has damaged your home, SERVPRO of Nashua can help you to remove the water and restore your home. Contact us 24/7 at (603) 889-2311 for prompt water damage restoration services.

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