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What Can I Do About All The Water Damage in My Nashua Kitchen?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO of Nashua For Professional Water Damage Remediation Services!

There are many appliances inside your Nashua home that could cause water damage. Many people may think, "that wouldn't happen to me." However, most people experience a water-related emergency in their homes at least once in their lives. Having a plan of action can always help you keep calm during an emergency where time is critical. Knowing whom to call can mean the difference in your home.

What Can Water Damage Remediation Technicians Do About a Spill From a Broken Water Supply Line?

Imagine a scenario where your kitchen floor suddenly suffered a pool of water spilled from a broken water supply line, which was connected to your refrigerator. Leaving the water to sit on your floor is never a good idea, as it doesn't take long for water to damage your Nashua home. Calling a professional cleanup and restoration company, such as SERVPRO, is the best thing you can do for your home.

What Are Some Signs that My Hardwood Kitchen Floor Has Been Water Damaged?

If your hardwood kitchen floor sustained water damage, it would quickly begin to show signs in the individual floorboards, such as:

  • Swelling
  • Cracking
  • Bubbling

What Devices Can SERVPRO Technicians Use in My Home to Remediate the Water Damage?

SERVPRO technicians can use a variety of advanced technological devices designed specifically for reducing excess moisture inside of your home. These devices include:

  • Extractors and Wet/Dry Vacuums
  • Heaters
  • Floor Drying Mats

Our technicians can use these devices in conjunction to maximize an environment ideal for evaporation. After we finish remediating your home, we hope to leave you feeling, "Like it never even happened."

Dial (603) 889-2311 to contact SERVPRO of Nashua today! We're open around the clock and always ready to help you.

Can SERVPRO Help Me? I Fear There is a Mold Infestation in My Home.

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

Got mold? Mold remediation mitigation is no easy task. SERVPRO has the equipment and manpower for every job needed.

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

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 infests 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.

Finding Mold in the Attic of Your Nashua Residence Leads to Control of the Situation

Nashua is the location of many of New England's best-looking homes. The striking architecture of most promises beautiful homes complete with spacious attics full of surprises from the past. What often remains hidden, though, is vast microbial growth.

In Nashua, SERVPRO cleans up mold located in the attic of many homes on a regular basis. Doing so is crucial to the health of the home and those living there. Mold and other microorganisms can pass easily through tiny openings in the ducts found inside the typical attic.

Many microbes present in an attic may have traveled there through the ducts, to begin with, showing how easily this can happen. As air flows through a tube, a slight vacuum can form, suctioning any nearby spores and then depositing them in other areas of the home. Finding mold in the attic can indicate mold problems in other locations in your home.

The technicians at SERVPRO hold certificates from the IICRC, showing expertise in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT). Ridding your home of excess fungi and spores through the process of mold remediation does not eliminate these organisms. Doing so is an impossible feat, as mold exists in every corner of the planet. The conditions which permit mold to overgrow are what we can control, and this, in turn, controls how much microbial activity occurs inside your residence. When growth is at a standstill, mold damage also remains under your control.

The treatment for an attic with signs of the mold includes the application of Concrobium. This commercial-grade mold inhibitor is safe for use around people, pets, plants, and even damp carpeting and other delicate items in your home that ozone can harm. We can apply this like we would apply paint for large, open areas with brushes or rollers. We apply antimicrobial sprays in tight spaces where access is more difficult. When applied like this, the liquid penetrates extremely well. Regardless of location, Concrobium dries clear and provides lasting protection. We can also direct antifungal agents using fogging machines and HEPA filtered air scrubbers.

Belongings stored in the attic can also suffer from microbial growth. Cleaning each item and ensuring it remains dry afterward can help prevent damage from occurring. We can pack your items up and perform this task at our location or do the work on them while still in your attic.

Whenever mold is located in an attic, a complete examination and inspection of the roof and all of its components can provide answers about the source of the moisture that boosted the mold's growth. Correction of any discoveries should happen as quickly as possible.

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.

How Should Smoke Damage Be Removed from Nashua Attics?

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO warehouse with equipment Harsh odors from a fire is not an easy task. SERVPRO fire damage restoration services are top-notch.

Harsh odors in the attic space of Nashua homes can be a substantial obstacle for restorers.

Odors are often one of the most challenging restorations, and recovery needs a property has after a loss incident. Fires spread fast through homes and businesses, and the attic is an easy target with the convection process once smoke particles and soot damage become aerosolized. Our SERVPRO team can help with the mitigation and post-fire deodorization your entire house requires.

Cleaning Up Soot Residues

One of the first steps in managing fire damage for Nashua homes is recognizing the effect of soot and smoke residues on the entire house. Thick soils amplify harsh odors and other post-fire effects. To remove oily deposits and soot damage, a few cleanup options include:

  • Scrubbing 
  • Wet Cleaning
  • Dry Vacuuming

Addressing Insulation

While we work to restore when possible, heavy smoke and odor damage to insulation in the attic often requires removal and replacement. For moderate smoke damage, our technicians have a few steps possible to regulate strong smells. Proper ventilation of the attic can help, but ULV fogging has the most direct impact on present odors and neutralizing these concerns. 

Removing Odors from the Rafters

Often the impact to the rafters and structure within the attic is correlated with the intensity of the fire. In some cases, light smoke damage can show that little impact has occurred to exposed beams and structural elements. Heavy smoke damage can leave thick residues but also intense and offensive malodors. After surface cleaning, sealing these rafters can help prevent recurrences of harsh odors.

Fire damage can impact hundreds of surfaces and materials as the disaster spreads through a residence. Depending on the source, areas like the attic can become heavily damaged by soot, smoke, and direct fire exposure. Our SERVPRO of Nashua team can help when you call (603) 889-2311.

Can SERVPRO Save My Hardwood Floors After Flood Water Removal?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

bowed floorboards coming up from the floor When flooding affects your hardwood flooring, quick action is necessary. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and flood damage remediation services.

Nashua Homeowners Are Keen To Save Expensive Hardwood Flooring After Flood Water Removal

Hardwood flooring adds something special to a Nashua home. The look of hardwood floors is elegant, warm, and luxurious. Wood flooring often represents a significant investment, and so, of course, residents are keen to keep their floors in good condition.

Our customers who need flood water removal in Nashua often tell us they are concerned about their hardwood floors. They want to know if the floor is salvageable or damaged beyond repair by the floodwater.

What Does Water Do to Wood Floors?

Wood absorbs moisture from the air around it, and of course, it can absorb water from its surface. Unfortunately, this makes hardwood floors susceptible to damage during a flood. Water can cause:

  • Cupping – moisture causes the planks to curve downwards
  • Crowning – moisture causes the planks to bend upwards
  • Buckling – planks lift away from the subfloor altogether

When Should a Homeowner Call SERVPRO?

Call SERVPRO of Nashua as soon as you realize flood water has touched your hardwood floor. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, which is essential because time is of the essence if you want to save your floor. The longer the wood is wet, the more likely it is to cup, crown, or buckle. There is also more risk of water getting into the subfloor and a higher chance of fungal growth.

Please put in a call to us at once. We will be in touch within an hour to arrange a time for our team to come to your home and begin the mitigation process.

What Should a Homeowner Do While Waiting for the Remediation Team to Arrive?

A homeowner's actions depend on how safe the situation is. If the water is from a river or sewer, it could contain contaminants, and it is not safe to touch it. Please wait for the experts.

However, if the flood is from indoor plumbing (not the toilet or sewage) or a leaking appliance, it may be safe for you to mop up the water carefully. If it is safe to do so, we recommend:

  • Wearing protective gloves and an apron
  • Use a mop or microfiber cloth to soak up water gently
  • Moving rugs, books, magazines, textiles, or any other colored items away from the floor to prevent further staining

Please do not attempt to clean up large amounts of water – leave that to the professionals. Do not try to clean up if you are unsure whether the water contains contaminants or if it is not safe for you to be in the room. Always put your safety first.

What Factors Affect Whether SERVPRO Can Save the Floor?

There is the possibility of saving cupped or crowned floors, but buckled floors must usually be replaced.

The type of floor makes a difference in the damage and the remediation process. Real hardwood floors consist of a single layer of wood, which can be dried and refinished. Real floors are more straightforward to salvage than engineered floors, with multiple thin sheets of wood placed in different directions. The various layers can crack underwater damage, rendering them unsalvageable.

There Are Other Factors That Affect Whether We Can Save The Floor:

  • How much water is present and how much has sunk into the floor
  • Whether the water has penetrated to the sub-floor
  • How long the water has been in contact with the floor – it is easier to save floors within 24 hours of the incident
  • The category of water – we cannot keep floors flooded with blackwater (which contains sewage and other contaminants)

What Equipment Does SERVPRO Use to Tackle Water-damaged Flooring?

We use moisture meters, moisture probes, and thermo-hygrometers to assess the amount of moisture present, how deep the water goes, and the humidity of the air across the floor's surface.

We employ truck-mounted and free-standing pumps to remove floodwater from the floor and prepare it for the next stage of cleaning and drying. The more water we draw, the better the floor's chance of survival. When the floor is clear of water, we use dehumidifiers and air movers to lower the humidity and encourage drying.

We can also apply microbial and deodorizing treatments to the floor if needed.

Can Householders do Anything to Prevent Flood Damage?

Although you cannot change the laws of physics and prevent the wood from warping under the influence of water, you can make your floors more resistant by taking care of the finish. Ask your installer for tips on how best to care for your floor's distinct finish and make it more robust.

You can also flood-proof the room by ensuring door and window seals are in good condition and keeping appliances and plumbing in good condition.

If you are concerned about your hardwood floors, give SERVPRO of Nashua a call at (603) 889-2311.

A Leaking Pipe in My Kitchen Caused Water Damage in My Property. Who Can Help Me to Restore it?

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

a pipe under a sink leaking water When water damage occurs from a plumbing issue, tea SERVPRO can help. Call our technicians 24/7.

SERVPRO Can Perform Effective Water Restoration in Your Nashua Home

Plumbing issues are among the common causes of water damage in most properties in Nashua. Professional plumbers and water damage restoration experts may have to work closely to identify any likely contamination in water and the problem's source to determine the right approach for mitigation and restoration.

When Should I Contact Professional Restorers?

Most water damage incidents call for fast extraction and drying to minimize damage. SERVPRO can use advanced equipment and tools to conduct water restoration in your Nashua residence. We use the necessary equipment depending on the level of standing water present in our customer's property. For example, if there are two or more inches of stagnant water in your house, we can use an electric submersible pump to extract it.

Unfortunately, even a small amount of water sipping into various surfaces in your property can cause mold growth, stain your walls, and warp your wooden surfaces if ignored for more than 48 hours. You need restoration services after any amount of water event that:

  • Saturates your upholstery and carpeting
  • Gets into a confined area or behind a wall
  • Touches your drywall
  • Creates a pool of water

When Do You Start The Restoration Process?

An efficient water restoration process needs to get a reputable plumber to fix the plumbing issues. It is possible to minimize damage by switching off the main water supply and removing the excess water. Minimizing the spread of contaminated water may be useful to contain damage, reducing the number of contents that need cleaning and disinfection. Mitigation can have a limited effect if you do not fix the plumbing issue first.

How Do You Dry Carpeting?

A leaky supply line causes category one water damage since it releases clean water. In such an instance, our technicians do not need to clean or disinfect the affected area as we extract the excess water and dry it on time. Our SERVPRO technicians can use a self-propelled extraction tool to remove the excess water from your carpet. The machine only leaves moisture behind, which we can extract using indirect-fired furnaces. These tools can dry the area thoroughly. 

Water damage can cause health effects if ignored for an extended period. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 to handle the water damage in your property to make it "Like it never even happened."

How Can Homeowners Avoid Frozen Pipes and Achieve Ice Damming Prevention in Nashua?

12/5/2021 (Permalink)

an outside view of a frozen pipe When frozen pipes burst and affect your family home, team SERVPRO can help. Contact our technicians for remediation and for help in your home.

Mastery of Water Migration Theory and Effective Avoidance of Cold Weather Pipe Bursts and Ice Dam Build Up are Why SERVPRO is a Reliable Resource for Nashua Residents

In late autumn, frozen pipes and ice damming prevention tops Nashua home maintenance chores. Plummeting temperatures plus sleet and snow can spell disaster for vulnerable residences. Fortunately, homeowners have a range of preemptive strategies that can avert the conditions that lead to cold weather water damage.  

What Can Nashua Property Owners Do to Prevent Frozen Water Lines?

The pipes in your plumbing system, freshwater supply, and waste, can freeze and crack when temperatures drop below freezing. Inadequate or absent insulation allows the moisture inside pipes to freeze and swell, exerting enough pressure to split the casing. This is why SERVPRO urges owners to know where cold and moisture enter a home, stopping the water damage and basement flooding in Nashua by:

  • Purchasing and wrapping affected lines with inexpensive pipe insulation
  • Closing exterior garage doors to trap warmth near pipes
  • Opening bathroom and kitchen cabinets to enhance warm airflow
  • Keep interior thermostats at warmer levels, even at night or when away (55 degrees is the bare minimum)
  • Allow water dripping from a faucet to keep water moving throughout the system

Why Does SERVPRO Focus on Gutter Cleaning and Roof Inspection?

When called to evaluate an attic leak, our IICRC-certified crews seek icicles as a sign that an ice dam is present. Just like the pressure of frozen water in a pipe, the moisture trapped by an ice dam swells, causing gaps at the roofing edge, resulting in ceiling leaks after it flows into an attic. Clogged gutters and downspouts you failed to clean during the fall allow water to pool during daytime thawing and freeze at night. Maintaining gutters and adjusting drainage avoids the creation of ice dams. Sealing joints between roofing materials and attic structures stop the thawing of gutter ice as warm air from your home stays inside.

Thorough training and on-the-job experience are why SERVPRO of Nashua is ready to help homeowners minimize frozen pipes and ice dams damage. Call (603) 889-2311 for winterization insulation and repair suggestions and assistance if water damage does occur.

Notice a Strong Musty Odor in Your Nashua Home – Call SERVPRO

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Got mold? Mold remediation is no DIY project. SERVPRO techs use the latest technology and equipment for every mold remediation service.

SERVPRO Provides Mold Remediation. Inspection and Removal in Nashua

Mold spores are present everywhere indoors in our homes and outdoors in Nashua. Under the right conditions, mold spores can germinate into mold colonies and release a strong, musty odor. High humidity, small plumbing leaks, condensation, and a warm environment usually provide the best conditions for mold growth. Many residents and business owners may not even realize they have a mold problem until they encounter a mold colony in a little-used room and notice the musty odor.

SERVPRO provides mold remediation services in Nashua. We can assist in identifying the source of the moisture and recommend solutions to reduce the humidity levels. We also complete thorough mold inspections and recommend a plan to remove the mold along with any items that may be too damaged to be cleaned. Long-term mold infestations can also damage structural components of your building forcing removal and reconstruction.

Non-porous materials such as glassware covered in mold can be cleaned, disinfected, dried, and removed to a staging area until the mold colony has been removed. Porous materials cannot always be cleaned. They may be too damaged, or the cleaning process may not allow them to be returned to their original condition. Often mold on drywall is an indication that the moisture has penetrated the drywall, causing swelling and disintegration with mold colonies inside the wall cavity. We carefully place these materials in bags onsite and remove them. In some situations, negative pressure rooms are established to prevent mold spores from being distributed to the remainder of the building while cleaning and removal are underway.

SERVPRO provides the following Mold remediation services.

  • Mold inspections and removal
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Establish clean rooms, decontamination rooms, and staging rooms

Call SERVPRO of Nashua for mold remediation in Nashua and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 889-2311.

SERVPRO Provides Emergency Services Water Damage Restoration in Nashua

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

dishwasher spillage Water removal from an appliance mishap can be a hassle. Let SERVPRO techs handle all the work for you. Call now!

Need Water Damage Remediation and Repair in Nashua – Call SERVPRO

Water leaks occur for many reasons in Nashua homes. From overflowing sinks to broken hoses connected to washing machines and dishwashers to old plumbing connections that have deteriorated and begun to leak, hundreds of gallons of water can soak your home while you are away. The water always travels to the lowest point in the house, following the easiest path. Flooring materials can be damaged, interior walls, ceilings in rooms below the leak, and so on. With all of the potential damage, it is important to act quickly and call for help.

SERVPRO provides water damage mitigation in Nashua on an emergency basis. Our team responds in less than four hours from your call because we know how important it is to remove excess water, begin drying, and lower humidity before extensive damage can occur, especially to porous materials.

Drywall and particleboard materials absorb water easily, begin to swell and lose structural integrity. Kitchen cupboards, laundry room cupboards, and bathroom cupboards can be ruined. Carpets and underpads can be cleaned and dried provided that the water does not cause the carpet to delaminate. Hardwood floors absorb water more slowly, but even hardwood floors can swell, causing cupping and buckling.

The emergency water damage remediation and restoration services provided by SERVPRO includes:

We respond quickly with the equipment needed to provide water damage restoration and return your home to its preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Nashua for water damage mitigation in Nashua and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 889-2311.

Need Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Nashua – Call SERVPRO

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team planning a job. SERVPRO techs have the training and experience in every phase of commercial damage restoration.

SERVPRO Provides Smoke and Fire Damage Cleanup for Commercial Buildings in Nashua

In many situations, fires can be extinguished relatively quickly in Nashua commercial buildings. However, the fire department must ensure that the fire is extinguished and not lurking in recesses or ceilings. They may demolish or open up areas to check, leaving a lot of secondary damage. In addition, there are smoke residues on everything in the place. Building managers need to begin cleanup and restoration as soon as possible to return the commercial space to normal operations.

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration services for commercial buildings in Nashua and surrounding areas. Once the fire department leaves, it is time for our professionals to take over and restore your building to its preloss condition. Damaged drywall and insulation are bagged and removed. We inventory commercial contents as they are either cleaned or removed for disposal. Items that can be cleaned of smoke residues and restored are moved to a staging area for later use.

Our building services team can assist with fully restoring your building after cleaning, drying, and odor removal is completed. We coordinate and handle the entire process saving your company time and expenses to return your commercial building to normal operations as fast as possible.

Our SERVPRO team is dedicated to providing the help you need after a fire:

  • We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup
  • Full range of building restoration services to save you time and money

We also provide emergency protective measures such as boarding up damaged windows and doors and placing tarps on the roof to prevent further damage from weather and animals.

Call SERVPRO of Nashua for commercial fire damage restoration in Nashua and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 889-2311.

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

10/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are ready at a moment's notice for any size water damage restoration project. Call now!

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