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We Get You Back In Business In Nashua After A Water Loss

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

One of our technicians extracting water damage from the carpet Our team extracted water from the carpeting in the affected area of this room by setting up commercial air movers and dehumidifiers.

Mitigating HVAC Commercial Water Damage in a Nashua Gift Shop

New Hampshire businesses may have a plan for when water damage occurs but may be overwhelmed by cleanup involved when it affects hard-to-reach areas like wall cavities and ventilation systems. With HVAC systems, it is especially crucial to remove damage quickly, as water can affect nearby structures and allow for mold to develop. Without fast action, the safety of your facilities may be compromised. 

If your Nashua business has commercial water damage in need of rapid mitigation, IICRC-certified SERVPRO professionals are available to remove damage quickly and return your facilities to a preloss condition. Whether your inventory has been affected by water or your structures require repair and replacement, SERVPRO can begin cleanup and repairs within hours of your initial contact. This firm prides itself on being a franchise, so owners, technicians, and staff are all local residents in tune with the needs of the community. 

Checking Your Vents

  • Evaluate the materials. Sheet metal, fiberglass, and flexible aluminum are all able to transport air effectively around a facility. 
  • Insulate your ducts. Insulated ventilation is efficient because it can better retain its temperature. Acoustical lining can also reduce air sounds in your building's ductwork. 
  • Monitor the supply and return registers. Keep these unobstructed at all times to maintain optimal airflow. 
  • Seal leaks fast. Notice any loose connections, gaps in seams, or kinks in flexible ducts? Duct mastic and similar approved materials can go a long way toward maintaining your ducts until more permanent repairs can be made. 
  • Inspect the duct supports. Supports for your ducts should be no more than 10 feet away from each other. If there are any loose supports, have a professional repair them as soon as possible. 

SERVPRO's Cleanup Process

In commercial facilities, ventilation systems can pose unique challenges because they are often located in touch-to-reach areas. However, SERVPRO technicians have the tools and techniques needed to evaluate the condition of your ductwork and dry it thoroughly. If your ducts are made of sheet metal, they can be wiped down with OSHA-approved cleaners. If your HVAC system has a fiberglass lining, technicians can check for mold growth and remove contaminated insulation quickly. If nearby ceiling tiles are affected, they can be removed and replaced as well. 

SERVPRO of Nashua is a team you can count on to be Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (603) 889-2311 for rapid-response cleanup today.

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Fire Cleanup In Your Nashua Property

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property Safe and comprehensive contents fire cleanup is just a phone call away.

A Sports-Minded Family’s Fire Cleanup in Nashua Enhanced by the Esporta Washing System

A household fire has far-reaching consequences in every room and space of your Nashua home. Unlike other disasters which often confine themselves to a particular area in your house, the smoke and soot can spread throughout every inch of a structure. Contents are not immune to the harm caused by the residues and accompanying odors. We strive to respond to customer content cleaning needs, including researching and purchasing efficient, unique, state-of-the-art equipment.

Soft Contents Include a Broad Range of Possessions
After a kitchen blaze, the fire cleanup in Nashua can include the family’s sports equipment stored in the garage. A family whose members are committed to fun, exercise, and competition can own the equivalent of a small sports shop of equipment. Protective attire and the “tools” of the sports trade include many examples of soft cloth, leather, plastic, cord, canvas, padded, or mixed-media possessions vulnerable to the smoke and particularly malodorous residues a protein-based fire creates:

    •    Shin-guards                
    •    Chest protectors
    •    Shoulder pads                
    •    Wrist/forearm guards
    •    Pelvic protective equipment        
    •    Gloves
    •    Helmets                
    •    Caps/Hats/Visors
    •    Jerseys                
    •    Shorts/Pants/Breezers
    •    Shoes/Boots/Skates            
    •    Socks
    •    Compression wear            
    •    Bags    
    •    Sticks/Bats/Paddles/Balls/Pucks and more

Victory Is Certain with Esporta on the Bench
The time and expense previously needed to replace your family’s sporting equipment after fire damage are negated by our decision to embrace a different type of fire cleanup system. SERVPRO crews can deliver a whole new level of clean for sports necessities with the Esporta iS4000. Separate compartments for and secure containment of a host of otherwise permeable and challenging-to-clean athletic items permit thorough washing and rinsing of your expensive gear. The system avoids the potentially damaging agitation of typical industrial washing machines. Instead, we succeed in saving the game by utilizing the Esporta’s:

    •    Patented Hydraulic Action
    •    Proprietary Detergents
    •    Computerized Cleaning Cycles

Safe and comprehensive contents fire cleanup is just a phone call away. Call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 to experience the evolution of cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing provided by the Esporta iS4000.

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Nashua Cleanup and Water Extraction Are Crucial after a Flood

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

ducted air scrubber and mover drying out flooded bathroom Floodwater Removal Needed in Nashua? SERVPRO Has Advanced Equipment for the Job!

Flash Flooding and Storm Water Removal Services for Prepared Nashua Residents

Storm Water Removal Nashua
Before the winter months, many homeowners in Nashua begin planning for storm emergencies. These situations can be extremely challenging, which is why preparedness is an essential part of living in a community subject to extreme weather. Checking your insurance is up-to-date, and your coverage is adequate ahead of time can be invaluable. Adverse weather events can quickly lead to flooding as a result of heavy rainfall, dam breaks, ice dams on the roof, or road overflow.

Being prepared for violent weather includes keeping tabs on emergency stormwater removal services that work for Nashua communities. Flooding can occur rapidly in the case of flash flooding, making reinforcing your home ahead of time tough to manage. Professional storm restorers at SERVPRO are here should the worst-case scenario occur, and you need to remove large volumes of moisture from home. Generally, flashfloods are blackwater damage scenarios because rushing water can absorb or transport human pathogens, debris, animal carcasses, or other harmful contaminants.

Entering a structure with black water present requires the correct personal protective equipment. These must include respirators, heavy-duty gloves, boots, and, in some cases, full hazmat suits. Raw sewage, for example, brings in sewer gases to your home, which is harmful to inhale. Equally, the risk of cross-contamination throughout the house is highly likely. Our team at SERVPRO is equipped to enter the property safely, perform emergency mitigation tasks, and prepare the job site should your home need third-party specialists.

The crucial emergency mitigation task is to reduce standing water levels as soon as possible. Standing water with high contamination levels is dangerous to human contact. It is also damaging the structure of your property by exerting significant pound for pound pressure on walls, flooring, and ceilings. Using a self-priming trash pump to remove the water can be suitable equipment because it is specially designed for transporting solid waste. Once there is standing water reduction, we can use more handy deep extraction tools to complete the job. Submersible sump pumps and portable wet/vacs are part of our Green Fleet inventory, always available.

During a storm emergency, you need services that are equipped to enter and mitigate loss in your home safely. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889- 2311.
 

Our Experts Discuss Our Procedures After A Fire In Your Nashua Home

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

fire causing damage We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Fire and Odor Removal and Possible Procedures in Nashua

Dealing with the odor following a fire can be offensive and difficult to eliminate. After even the smallest kitchen fire, odor particles permeate throughout your home into every nook and cranny, creating long-lasting smells. While airing out your home does assist with ventilation, which helps with odor control, it is not enough to eliminate malodor after a fire.

Fire and odor removal in Nashua is difficult at any time of year, but summer and winter present unique challenges. The weather can have an impact on odors after a fire. During winter, it may be difficult to properly ventilate your home, especially if it was a minor fire where you do not need to leave your house. Having open windows and doors to ventilate is not possible if you are trying to function in your home. During summer, the odor may present itself again due to a rise in humidity.

There are four basic procedures for deodorization. There is not a one size fits all method since odor problems tend to be unique and do not always come from one source. SERVPRO restoration technicians create a plan to suit your individual needs following a fire.

First, it is imperative to remove the odor source instead of trying to deodorize the source. Technicians identify and remove charred materials before deodorizing. Debris may give off smoke odors if it is contaminated. Although every situation is different, this first step of removal is standard with most fire restorations.

Then, SERVPRO technicians clean surfaces containing odor-causing residues. Odor particles may keep generating if not adequately cleaned. If the fire in your kitchen was a grease fire, there might be a lot of residue on the stone, vent hood, filters, walls, etc. All of these things need cleaning to ensure deodorization is effective. Sometimes, the whole house needs cleaning since smoke odors often penetrate throughout the structure.

The third procedure is to recreate the conditions that caused odor penetration, except instead of smoke clouding the house technicians use a deodorizing fog or "smoke" from a thermal fogger to attack the odors. This procedure is for the most offensive and stubborn smells as residents and pets need to vacate the home during fogging. The last method of sealing is also reserved for difficult situations. Technicians seal surfaces by painting over walls to trap malodors under the fresh coat of paint, or they seal duct surfaces within the air handling system that are unreachable.

The above procedures to eliminate malodors after a house fire is typically linked with mechanical means. During the cleanup segment of the service, hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers are often deployed in strategic interior locations to physically change the chemical composition of airborne particulates and compounds.

For 24/7 assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311. We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

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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)

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

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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