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Don't Store Future Water Issues in Your Nashau Basement

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

Water On Floor Flooded basements are common occurrences, but SERVPRO can help you eliminate problem areas in advance so your basement will stay dry.

Leaking Basement Could Turn to Flood Damages at Your Nashua Home

You are not alone if you battle a wet basement in your Nashua home. Many homeowners struggle with underground moisture or aging foundations that allow water to penetrate at vulnerable points. While this can prove to be an issue all on its own to face, the erosion and degradation of the foundation are cause for even more significant concern. Flooding can occur from a single compromised point in your foundation with the right conditions, so it is essential to prepare and work to prevent this possibility.

While you might not have experienced flood damage in your Nashua home before, a wet basement could be the precursor to these effects. The trouble with this erosion and wear on the blockwork used to construct your foundation is that many homeowners do not know what they are looking for when it comes to identifying the problem areas. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you to clean up the mess and remove the water once flood damages have occurred. Still, we can also help to determine weak points and help to repair these compromised areas.

Extraction is always one of the first concerns of our SERVPRO team when we arrive at a flooded residence. Removing the excess water can help us to get to the critical drying stage but also can help us to identify the points where water could penetrate through the defenses of your basement level. Once we have determined the vulnerable cracks, splits, or missing joints, we can repair these points with the use of hydraulic cement. This compound is designed to withstand immense water pressure. It can also be applied and set even when the affected area is still wet.

Flood damages may not be something you can avoid entirely should the effects become widespread throughout the area. Still, you can prevent the slow degradation of your construction materials that allow these damages to occur. Give our SERVPRO of Nashua rapid response team a call at the first sign of flood damage or for information about assessments of the structural integrity of your basement and waterproofing solutions. We are available 24/7 at (603) 889-2311.

Proven Tips to Deal With Nashua Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Your Church

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

Church Pews When your church is facing water damage, time is extremely critical. Contact our IICRC certified team for water damage remediation right away.

Avoid Reconstruction with Water Removal in Your Nashua Church

Water loss incidents can cause substantial structural damage to your Nashua church. The only way to actively avoid this potential outcome is to seek out the fast response of restoration professionals like ours. With effective mitigation strategies like extraction and efficient drying, structural concerns that lead to reconstruction can often get avoided. Our professionals are available 24/7 to respond to water loss emergencies, ensuring that no customer has to wait a moment longer than necessary for money and time-saving mitigation solutions.

Extraction is one of the first steps for any water damage situation in your Nashua church, but water removal requires a fast response and assessment of this damage. Our SERVPRO professionals have a rapid response to all emergencies, arriving with the full measure of our industry-leading equipment designed to protect structural elements from damaging saturation and prolonged moisture exposure, which ultimately requires tear-out and reconstruction.

Every portion of your church represents an investment; the costliest of these is the sanctuary area. From plush carpeting to the rows of pews, water loss incidents threaten the composition of these materials almost immediately. The longer these elements remain exposed, the more they can warp and distort until they are no longer salvageable. Our SERVPRO team can work to remove standing water and oversaturation quickly with effective tools like our wet-vacs with wands or our weighted extractors.

With the high volume of electronics and sound equipment throughout the average modern church these days, standing water and damp conditions can also threaten these elements. Our effective mitigation team can move at-risk electronics to a safe area of the church while extraction, drying, and any replacement or reconstruction get underway.

While substantial water loss incidents can potentially be very costly and challenging to restore, the proper response from our SERVPRO of Nashua team to the emergency can reduce out-of-pocket expenses and the time to repair the damage. Give our experienced professionals a call today at (603) 889-2311.

Warm-Weather Storms can Leave Your Nashua Home with Flood Damage

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

Water in Bedroom pooling Call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 for assistance from a professional remediation company.

Drying Out to Deodorization Solves Flood Damage

The most common concerns when a home in Nashua sustains flood damage are very closely aligned with our normal procedures. We must get your property cleaned up and livable, and doing so requires we work in a specific pattern. 

At SERVPRO, we use internationally accepted standards that reduce waste while providing our customers with fast, reliable results. This matters to those living in Nashua, particularly after flood damage occurs. Pumping out the water is only the first phase. While the others might not seem as dramatic, they play equally important roles in restoring your domicile to livable conditions.

Our large pump trucks rapidly finish extracting the bulk of trapped water (from lower levels, including basements and crawlspace). Then, we can use the same mechanisms to remove water remaining in the crevices of your flooring with our water extraction wands. 

Water-saturated materials often require removal instead of restoration. Water intrusions can leave things soaked through with microbes, bringing other kinds of damage into your home. Flooding within lower areas can produce microbes that can, once airborne, make otherwise dry materials and belongings start to mildew.

Because storms and flooding leave things wet, or at a minimum, damp, we avoid using ozone machines to deodorize. This is our final step in restoring a home. Instead of ozone, we make use of:

  • Hydroxyl generators, as well as 
  • Gel packs that slowly and steadily release pleasant scents, and
  • Odor-absorbing pellets are placed in inaccessible areas.

Flooding can also introduce copious amounts of foreign matter. This is particularly true when sudden and unexpected. If the foreign material is organic, it can leave your property with intense odors. We remove anything we find like this when we carry out other cleanings up of damaged materials. We do everything possible to make it “Like it never even happened.”

For damage related to a storm or flood, call us, SERVPRO of Nashua, at (603) 889-2311.

How Can Owners Return Their Homes to a Clean, Safe Condition after a Mold Infestation?

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

Mold Under Wall Paper Do you know how to locate and remediate mold? SERVPRO does!

Nashua Residents Call SERVPRO for Thorough Repair after a Mold Infestation 

Is Mold Always a Threat to Area Homes? 

In its inert state, mold spores are no more dangerous to Nashua homes than house dust and are almost as common. SERVPRO response teams can remove the water, causing the spores to expand and grow, then remove any mold growths before they spread further.  

Why is SERVPRO a Preferred Choice for Area Homes? 

Our response team technicians understand that mold damage repair in Nashua starts with stopping the mold from causing more damage to the home's unaffected parts. To help mitigate this end, we establish containment with the following actions: 

Install plastic sheeting to seal off contaminated rooms and hallways.

Turn off the HVAC system and cover all vents to prevent cross-contamination throughout the home.

Create negative air pressure in the polluted areas to direct airflow outside the home.  

Our SERVPRO technicians also build 'clean rooms' that allow them to leave tools and protective clothing in a sealed area to avoid spreading mold to other home parts. Once established, they clean everything in the affected area. If the structural property cannot be cleaned, technicians use different methods.  

Can Your Technicians Repair or Restore Everything?  

In most cases, yes. We have the skills to replace wall and ceiling tiles, then paint everything to match the color of the infested panels. Technicians use scrapers and sanders to remove the surface layer of wall support carefully and other structures to get at the mold spores deep inside. If the mold spores deeply penetrate a large area, they also can use a soda-blasting device to dig them out without further damaging the wood. We can also partner with reputable companies to facilitate the build-back. 

Call SERVPRO of Nashua today at (603) 889-2311 to begin repairing your home. No agency can eliminate mold, but we can stop the damage to your residence. Hence, it looks "Like it never even happened."

Make Fire Damage Restoration in Nashua Easier by Hiring a Fire Restoration Technician

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

yellow fire tape in front of a fire damaged house Regardless of the extent of the fire damage, team SERVPRO can help. Contact us for effective fire damage restoration services. We are here 24/7.

SERVPRO Technicians Handle Fire and Smoke Damage for Nashua Homeowners

There is no such thing as minor fire damage. Every single fire incident requires a professional restoration team if you want to put the incident behind you. Even when the flames seem small and the fire damage appears contained, only a specialist with the right equipment and knowledge can give a full picture of the current and potential threats the fire has on your home. Flames, smoke, and extinguishing agents can be detrimental to your home’s structure and to your belongings.

Fire damage restoration experts in Nashua are a phone call away. At SERVPRO, we answer our hotline around the clock and are quick to jump into action. Issues related to a home fire worsen as time lapses, so we travel with all necessary equipment to set in motion a successful remediation process. Our team of certified experts bases their actions on sound scientific principles learned in formal training with leaders in our industry as well as on our day-to-day job. Keeping in mind that each household is unique and every situation presents its own sets of challenges, we generally focus on the following when we receive a call from a homeowner-

  • Safety- we focus on assessing the physical safety of the home and preserving ours by using personal protective equipment and liaising with relevant authorities as needed.  
  • Water and debris removal- our water restoration technicians use pumps, extractors, and air movers to eliminate water and help restore normal humidity levels. We discard unsalvageable items and can move those requiring special attention to offsite locations for treatment.
  • Deodorization- as your home returns to its pre-fire condition, we focus on the air inside it and apply industry-grade solutions to deodorize it by eliminating unpleasant smell particles.

SERVPRO of Nashua is your best resource when a fire happens. Call us at (603) 889-2311 and let us work hard to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Preserves and Restores Water Loss Property in Nashua

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

a leaking pipe under a sink Dealing with a water leak in your kitchen can be quite overwhelming. SERVPRO arrives on the scene with water removal tools and more.

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.

Professionals in Nashua Give Tips for DIY Water Damage Restoration

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded basement with water covering the floors Basement flooding can quickly cause structural damage to your property. Contact SERVPRO anytime for effective water removal and drying services.

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 large 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

The Advantage of ‘Going Green’ as a SERVPRO Restorer

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

female, wiping down black wall Have a great future as a trained SERVPRO of Nashua crew member.

Owners Kevin and Cynthia Lee and our growing staff of restoration professionals have been proudly serving Nashua and its surrounding areas for decades. Our commitment to the growth and development of the roster has allowed us to be a nationally recognized conglomerate of local franchises. We train our team to put the customer first, and that always begins with excellent service across the board.

Serving Your Community

As restorers, you see first-hand the devastation that a loss event can have on a household or a business. With nearly half of companies never reopening after severe disaster events, we are proud to be part of the solution with prompt service and knowledgeable action that gets doors open and Nashua properties back to their everyday operations. We hire locals, so our dedicated staff is helping their neighbors to recover after emergencies, and the technicians have a greater desire to help in their communities.

Competitive Wages and Benefits

While there is value in helping someone return their property to its original condition after water and fire disasters, our technicians, restorers, and management work in a competitive industry that demands alluring pay and attractive benefits. As mentally rewarding as production team members might see the job, we ensure even the newest members of the team experience:

  • Competitive industry wages
  • Bonuses
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid training
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Supportive and patient leadership

A Local Restoration Company

We are a piece of a larger national brand with more than 1700 franchises throughout North America. Despite being backed by one of the biggest brands in restoration, we are a locally run and managed business, and we want our staff to represent the communities they serve around Nashua. We promote from within, and many of our management comprises technicians that have been with us for more than a decade.

Openings Available Now

Because disasters never take a day off, we are always looking to bolster our roster with fresh talent and dedicated self-starting professionals with a willingness to learn. Currently, SERVPRO of Nashua is seeking:

Crew Chief: This position manages restoration jobs happening and the production technicians involved. Chiefs make sure the suitable materials make it to the job, the appropriate equipment is on-site, and that drying and restoration goals and milestones are being met on the timeline to keep pushing production to a positive conclusion. Restoration industry experience is strongly encouraged.

Production Technician: this opening is for those interested in learning residential and commercial restoration approaches and tactics and applying them in a fast-paced, production-driven environment to return damaged properties to their original condition. Applicants are provided paid in-house training to earn as they learn.

Want to see how you fit into a growing team of restoration industry professionals? Give our SERVPRO of Nashua office a call to apply at (603) 889-2311 or send an email with a resume to klee@SERVPROnashua.com

Get Rid Of The Smell After Water Damage To Your Nashua Salon

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Chairs in a salon SERVPRO Restores Water Damage and Controls Odors in a Nashua Beauty Salon

SERVPRO Provides Fast Service to Remove Water and Odors from Your Business

Water damage is a serious risk for any salon. All it takes is a burst pipe or some wild weather, and your beauty business suffers water damage. That means closed doors, no customers or revenue, and a cleanup job on your hands. Not to mention clients not looking their best. Thankfully SERVPRO is on hand to help with any restoration job, no matter how big or how small.

A leading cause of concern after water damage to your Nashua salon is getting rid of the smell. Water damage sometimes leaves behind a musty or damp sort of odor. Of course, you want to get rid of that as quickly as possible, so your salon is a pleasant place for your customers once again.

The first step in restoration is getting rid of any water and drying everything as thoroughly as possible. Our IICRC-certified teams arrive equipped with truck-mounted and freestanding pumps to quickly extract water from your business premises. We also make use of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out your salon - “Like it never even happened.”

Extraction and drying are only the first two steps in the process of getting your business back up and running again. The third is to deodorize it to eliminate any leftover odors, including those normally associated with a beauty salon. The process starts with high-velocity box fans that quickly ventilate your premises and hasten deodorization.

Our technicians have several deodorization methods at their disposal. If the source of the smell is relatively small, such as a carpet or a salon chair, powerful disinfectants are injected into or hand-sprayed onto the surface. However, sometimes a more thorough treatment of the whole area is needed. For this, our SERVPRO experts frequently make use of air scrubbers and thermal fogging.

Air scrubbers draw dirty or contaminated air into the machine and then pass it through a series of HEPA filters. These filters remove 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns. The machine exhausts clean air back into the room. Odors are eliminated and replaced with new air. This also greatly increases the air quality of the establishment.

Wet fogging is effective against leftover water damage smells. A ULV (ultra-low volume) fogging machine compresses water or solvent-based disinfectant through a specially designed nozzle. The result is a fine, cold mist that can be used to penetrate even hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. Our portable ULV foggers are small enough to go into any area of the salon but powerful enough to treat leftover smells.

If you want your salon to smell fresh for your customers and staff after water damage, SERVPRO of Nashua is here to help. Call us at (603) 889-2311 for assistance.

Teach Your Kids Fire Safety To Help Prevent Fire Damage In Nashua

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

a damaged kitchen from fire Fires and fire damage can be very stressful. Call SERVPRO to have someone standing in your corner when facing damage and insurance claims.

Prevention and Teaching Fire Safety can Play a Large Role in Stopping Potential Fire Damage on Your Property

Fire is a real fear for any parent. The fire has the potential to cause immense harm and disrupt your life for many weeks or even months during the cleanup. A blaze is a frightening occurrence for family members of any age, especially children. However, it is also true that many fires are preventable.

Teaching your children some basic fire safety gives them more confidence and you more peace of mind. Tell your kids about some easy, simple fire safety practices that they can understand and do. Getting your kids on board with fire safety helps protect them from harm. Teaching your children fire safety also reduces the risk of accidents and fire damage to your Nashua home.

Teach kids not to play with fire or matches or light candles. Put matches or lighters in a secure location that your children cannot get to – it is even better if they do not know about it. It is also wise to teach them about safety when you let off fireworks or host or attend a bonfire. Let your children see how you handle the fire.

SERVPRO suggests talking to your children about smoke alarms and what to do when they hear one. Tell them how important it is to stay low and get out. Practice exit routes together as a family and talk to them about what they ought to do in the event of a fire. Involve them in smoke alarm tests.

Show your kids how to unplug appliances and make sure they know to tell you at once if they notice a frayed cord.

You might like to look up fire safety resources together. Many free resources are available online, such as checklists, articles, or videos.

Sometimes even if you are very careful, a fire breaks out. It is not always possible to avoid a blaze. We recommend you get in touch with us straight away. SERVPRO staff, from our call center to our teams on the ground, are trained to handle fire situations with care and sensitivity. We understand your fears and concerns and endeavor to allay them.

Getting your home back to normal is a top priority following a blaze. Our IICRC-certified technicians have a range of equipment and techniques on hand to clean soot residue from your home and make it livable once more. We also have several deodorizing techniques in our arsenal, such as ozone machines and thermal foggers or air scrubbers. Our aim is to leave your home clean and free of smoke odor - “Like it never even happened.”

For help with cleanup after a fire, call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 for assistance.

Nashua Businesses Often Don’t Realize They Need Mold Remediation

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

brown spots on ceiling tiles SERVPRO of Nashua is ready to help you take over your mold damaged property.

Insidious Fungal Growths Often necessitate mold Remediation in Nashua 

As responsible Nashua business owners, we are always on the lookout for potential problems that might impact our operations. Unfortunately, some issues like mold are rather insidious in their development and can catch us by surprise. So, we need to know the life cycle of this fungus and understand how it might proliferate.

Nashua mold remediation experts at SERVPRO are well-versed in the phases of mold growth, and, armed with this knowledge, they can help you overcome the effects of this troublesome fungus. Our highly-skilled mold specialists have done countless mold inspection jobs, expertly completed basement mold remediation work, performed bathroom mold removal services, cleaned up attic mold, and routinely handled black mold damage repairs. SERVPRO technicians have learned where and how mold develops in performing their various duties.

The general mold development cycle is as follows:

  • Mold spores are like exceedingly small seeds that exist nearly everywhere in the environment and often originate in masses of thousands
  • Once displaced by wind or even slight airflow, these spores disperse like seeds from the head of a dandelion and eventually float down to land on surrounding surfaces
  • These hardy, resting spores remain dormant until the right combination of temperature, moisture, and food are present to promote their development
  • Mold starts to grow once indoor relative humidity is about 55-60%, temperatures are above freezing, especially between 68 and 86F, and there is wood, paper, or cellulosic fibers present for food
  • Spores absorb moisture, swell, and start to sprout hyphae that act as roots and spore-producing structures 
  • Eventually, the new spores are released, and the process begins all over again

So, it is important to have your business periodically inspected and any mold remediation efforts completed as soon as possible. SERVPRO of Nashua can help you with this and is always ready for your call at (603) 889-2311.

Getting Fast Treatment for Your Wet Basement in Nashua

3/5/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded room with water leaving through the doorway Water in the basement after a storm can quickly degrade your foundation. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and drying services. Call 24/7.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped with Tools to Help Detect Hidden Water in Your Home's Basement or Crawlspace

Storm flooding can often impact the basement of a Nashua home more than anything else. Floodwaters naturally move to the lowest point in an area, which is almost always the basement in homes that have one. Areas wet in a basement in Nashua usually include stairs, floors, molding, and walls. These floodwaters are usually unclean and can develop mold and bacterial growth quickly in the dark, controlled conditions of the average basement. Cleaning the area out after a storm is rarely an easy feat, and may require some of the heaviest equipment in SERVPRO's arsenal.

If the wet basement in your Nashua home still holds standing water, which may be highly likely due to a lack of escape routes for the water, it probably requires pumping to be removed. We use industrial-grade water extractors for this purpose, as large volumes of water cannot be left to air dry for fear of massive structural damage. Our work is not done once water has been removed, however, because the entire basement is most likely still soaked. We bring in a retinue of air movers and dehumidifiers to hasten the natural air drying process and eliminate any remaining moisture from the area.

Time is especially important for our work with basements. In the dark, climate-controlled environments of most basements, mold can proliferate quickly. Fast water extraction and special treatments are critical to slow or stop the growth of mold in your home. If the worst comes to worst and mold takes root in the home, SERVPRO technicians carry appropriate certifications to handle it in an insurance-friendly and professional way. In addition to the threat of mold, timely mitigation and restoration work helps to work against structural damage, as some of the worst effects of a flooded basement can only set in after hours of exposure to standing water.

SERVPRO of Nashua is ready to help in the aftermath of major storms and floods. Call us at (603) 889-2311 to find out how we can help.

Cleaning Up Fire Damage in Your Nashua Home

3/5/2022 (Permalink)

a lint tray from a drying machine that is full of lint Cleaning out the lint from your dryer often can help prevent a fire. Should your home be facing fire damage, contact SERVPRO. We are standing by 24/7.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration to Nashua Homes

Although some might think it unlikely in Nashua, it is possible for your clothes dryer in your home to catch fire if the right circumstances are present. The accumulation of lint in the vent of the dryer, not lousy wiring, is what starts a majority of dryer fires. Every time your clothes make lint, it gets trapped in the filter when the dryer forces hot air into the drum. If there is too much lint clogging the vent, there is not enough airflow to cool the air down. As the temperature rises, the clogged filter has a more significant risk of igniting, resulting in a dangerous fire.

Fires that start from your dryer can happen when you least expect it. It is advisable that you do not ever run your dryer when you are not present in your home for this reason. When you have experienced a dryer fire in your Nashua home, the best call for you to make is to our staff at SERVPRO. We have the training and knowledge needed to repair the damage and clean up the mess.

We consider various factors when we go to clean the fire damage in your home to figure out how difficult it is going to be to remove the smoke residues.

The type of surface has a significant impact. Porous surfaces and natural fibers are probably the most difficult to clean. Porous materials let particles and odor penetrate further. Nonporous surfaces and synthetic fibers are easiest to clean.

The older the surface, usually the more difficult it is for SERVPRO techs to clean, no matter the type. The hotter the fire was, also causes more problems in cleaning, as heat causes surfaces to expand and become more porous. Heat also chars materials and melts and bubbles finishes. Refinishing is required in cases such as these.

How much moisture is present also affects our cleaning efforts. Moisture sets residues and can stain surfaces permanently. Condensation can also do this.

Several other factors such as the kind of material burned, air pressure, temperature change and impingement can affect cleaning efforts. Impingement is the air movement becoming more turbulent as the temperature gets hotter. This air collides with surfaces and creates splattering on vertical surfaces, leaving residues which are more difficult to move.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Nashua is equipped with the knowledge and tools to clean your home after a fire and rid it of harsh residues. Residents in Nashua and the surrounding areas should reach out to us as soon as the fire is out at (603) 889-2311.

Tailored Water Damage Services for Nashua Residents

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

a puddle of water on the floor of a house When water damage strikes in your home, you should act fast. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for remediation and mitigation services.

Nashua Commercial and Residential Water Damage Restoration by SERVPRO

Standard emergency services water damage restoration involves water removal services, and any repair needs you may have. However, water damage comes in many forms, so you need a team in Nashua that can give you a tailored plan for the best results. SERVPRO has experience using proven methods and taking action to help you limit the cost and time involved in your water restoration project.

How can you tell if you need help with water damage in Nashua? The critical thing to remember is that even the slightest amount of water infiltration can lead to degraded materials and black mold growth. Some of the causes of residential water damage we get called for include:

  • Burst pipes
  • Roof leaks
  • Appliance flooding
  • Sewer and septic issues
  • Overflowing toilets and tubs
  • Flooding
  • House fire rescues

Whenever you have water damage on your property, you must have certified technicians getting the work done. All of our team at SERVPRO are fully IICRC-certified and have the experience necessary to handle all aspects of the job with care and precision.

What About Restoration?

With water damage calls, we try to restore versus replace whenever possible. However, in any areas where building materials are unsalvageable, we perform controlled demolition to make your home “Like it never even happened.” This may include elements like your drywall, flooring, subfloor, baseboards, trim, cabinets, and more. We also have various ways to dry out your property, including:

  • Heat technology – Heat drying is sometimes used for drying your wood floors and other wood structures in the home
  • Dehumidifiers – This equipment helps dry moisture to restore relative humidity (RH)
  • Air circulation – Fans and centrifugal air movers help move air throughout your property
  • Air scrubbers – With the power of HEPA filtration, this equipment pulls contaminants, debris, and particles from the air

Water damage of any kind is no match for our crew at SERVPRO of Nashua. If you need someone to come out to begin restoration, give us a call at (603) 889-2311.

Storm Flood Removal at Your Nashua Commercial Property

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with water covering the floor When your property suffers from flood damage, SERVPRO has the equipment to help. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for more information.

Call SERVPRO for Storm and Flood Removal for Your Nashua Business

While the Nashua area is not known for hurricanes, there are times of the year when high winds and storm flooding may become an issue. Any commercial businesses impacted can face challenges regarding cleanup and restoration. At SERVPRO, we are ready to respond year-round for any seasonal weather events. We have commercial storm response crews prepared to arrive and begin cleanup so that you see little to no downtime. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

When you require storm and flood removal in Nashua, SERVPRO comes prepared. We understand that conditions may be harsh, so we bring resources like drying equipment, generators, and other elements to help us make the project go as smoothly as possible. Once you call us to mobilize a team for storm and flooding assistance, you can expect:

  • Securing your storm-damaged facility – It is essential to secure the building and work on hazard elimination to cut back on liability.
  • Commercial storms and water damage restoration – Once water enters your building, it can start causing further damage. We have a restoration team to remove water, mitigate damage, and ensure your structure is sound.
  • Storm debris removal – Restoration services must include debris removal and safe disposal. This involves everything from saturated materials to tree branches and silt. 
  • Communication – Not only do we communicate with you through each phase of our flood restoration process, but we also act as a liaison with your insurance provider as your claim is in motion.

Some businesses that deal with a severe weather event may never fully recover without the help of skilled storm and flood removal professionals. Here at SERVPRO of Nashua, you can count on us regardless of the season or storm event you are dealing with. Call us at (603) 889-2311, and we will mobilize our Green Fleet for arrival at your business location. 

How Do Nashua Fire Damage Pros Handle Mitigation?

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a fire damaged bookshelf with soot covering the books Fire damage can affect you and your family and needs to be handled quickly. Call SERVPRO 24/7 for certified technicians.

SERVPRO Acts Fast in Nashua for Your Fire Damage Mitigation Needs

If you recently had a house fire, many emotions can begin to run through your mind. Once your family and pets are safe, you want to get your home back to normal again. Calling in skilled technicians is best to mitigate the damage so you can get on a path to your daily routine once again. However, there is much more involved in this process than picking up charred debris and replacing damaged materials. SERVPRO is there to make your home “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that water and fire damage mitigation in Nashua go hand-in-hand with most all fire-related events? SERVPRO formulates a plan of action that encompasses all areas where your home was impacted by fire, water, and any other damage during the emergency.

Why is Water Mitigation Necessary with House Fire Cleanup?

  • There might be surprising amounts of water and chemicals used by first responders to extinguish the blaze.
  • Depending on the fire’s cause, there may be damage throughout the home and not in just one area. 
  • If the fire department had to cut into your roof to spray water inside, the chances are good water leaned into all rooms in that path. 

After a fire, there could be waterlogged drywall, furniture, and carpeting. Many of these items can get repaired or replaced, which our skilled fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) can determine as we move through the project. Our mitigation efforts start as soon as possible to limit the development of secondary damage. SERVPRO takes care of board-up and tarping to secure your property, followed by debris removal, water removal services, drying, and odor control. We even take the time to ensure all paperwork is to help alleviate the stress of working with your insurance provider. 

SERVPRO of Nashua is the team to call when you need water and fire damage mitigation in your home or business. Give us a call at (603) 889-2311, and we can get started as soon as possible.

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

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Water damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

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?

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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.


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.

Nashua Cleanup and Water Extraction Are Crucial after a Flood

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage home SERVPRO works with your insurance company. Storm damage remediation is no easy task. We are here to help.

Flash Flooding and Storm Water Removal Services for Prepared Nashua Residents

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, flash floods are blackwater damage scenarios because rushing water can absorb or transport human pathogens, debris, animal carcasses, or other harmful contaminants.

Storm Water Removal Nashua

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 damage in your home safely. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889- 2311.

Why Is Timing So Crucial During Water Damage Restoration in Nashua Offices?

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fleet ready for action. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size water damage commercial building. Having your property back to preloss condition is what we do.

SERVPRO Provides Restoration Services at Any Time Ensuring the Best Outcomes

When water intrudes into your Nashua office, you may be tempted to put off restoration, especially if it happens during inopportune moments such as late at night or during holidays or when you manage to stop the water source. However, correctly timing water damage restoration is as important as having the right skills or equipment.

Sometimes the timing issues that arise during water damage restoration in Nashua offices are caused by a lack of resources. Therefore, help from a professional like SERVPRO is handy since we have sufficient equipment and qualified staff members to take care of the process.

Timely water restoration requires three crucial things:

  • Starting the restoration early
  • Expediting each step of the restoration
  • Tackling different restoration processes simultaneously 

In the immediate aftermath of the water intrusion, the damages are minimal. Apart from materials being soaked, which happens immediately, the other forms of deterioration from the exposure take time to develop.  For instance, mold development takes at least 48 hours, while other issues, like rotting, warping, or other physical changes in wooden furniture or structural materials, take much longer. 

Since SERVPRO customer service is reachable 24 hours a day, we can send help within the first crucial loss hours. We use powerful water extractors to remove any pooling water from the premises. We also set up dehumidifiers to simultaneously manage humidity levels as we perform other restoration tasks. Taking a broad approach helps improve the turnaround time, thus ensuring you can resume your normal business operations fast.

SERVPRO of Nashua has the resources necessary to complete water damage restoration at your business premises in good time. You can reach us at (603) 889-2311. 

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

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from a fire Fire and smoke damage restoration is no easy task. Call the professional outfit of SERVPRO for all of your fire damage needs.

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.

Removing Fire Odors

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 are 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.”

When Flood Damage in Nashua Impacts Soft Contents

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Esporta Can Clean Challenging Soft Contents Suffering Dirt Overload After Flooding in Nashua 

Although recent years flooding along the Merrimack has not reached the levels of 2006’s evacuation, Nashua residents are wary during times of snowmelt and heavy spring rains. Overland flash flooding can occur during torrential precipitation even without the waterways rising. Silt, mud, and other soils and debris swept into your home along with other hazardous substances can soak textiles and other soft contents.  

We Invested to Meet Our Customers’ Needs 

Replacing clothing and accessories, window coverings, rugs, toys, and a host of other soft items is costly after flooding in Nashua. Our Esporta System cleans dirt, chemicals, pathogens, molds, odors, and more from an endless list of household goods and personal possessions. Cost is but one consideration. The time needed to dispose of and replace items is an issue as well. Perhaps the most compelling reason we purchased this innovative washing system is our newfound capability to return unique and treasured items to our customers at a time of great distress and disturbance in their lives. 

Food Grade Clean 

The Esporta system goes above and beyond when cleaning dirt, toxins, and malodors from your flood-damaged belongings. Independent laboratory tests validate that the patented technology and proprietary detergent recipes consistently return 90 percent of contents to “food grade clean.” This high standard means SERVPRO can far exceed the results of conventional industrial washing and dry cleaning in the restoration industry, where not even 40 percent of soft items escape permanent disposal. 

Avoiding Needless Wear and Tear 

Dirt embedded in the fibers, padding, and stuffing of soft contents can damage your belongings in many ways. Staining and odors are concerning, but the particles of sand, mud, silt and just every day “dirt” can shred and cut cloth and break stitching. Before SERVPRO had the Esporta system, we risked damaging soft contents further by rubbing the abrasive soils into the materials by the agitation, paddle, or tumbling action of a typical washing machine. The hydraulic action of the Esporta moves water through materials without additional force, moving both organic and inorganic contaminants out of the objects. 

Do not despair if flood damage affects textile and other soft items. SERVPRO of Nashua offers a one-of-a-kind clean with the highly effective Esporta system. Call us at (603) 889-2311 to see firsthand how we can help.

How Do Fire Restoration Services Remediate Fire-Damaged Homes in Nashua?

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damaged sign When a fire strikes your home, you need the help of SERVPRO techs. Fire damage restoration is a specialty of ours.

Nashua Fire Damage Remediators Employ Several Methods to Restore Local Residences. 

At any time, your Nashua residence could suffer a fire. A host of potential perils threaten it throughout the day and night. While many of these are avoidable, not all of them are. Fortunately, local services like SERVPRO know just how to clean up and restore fire damage if it does occur. 

Unlike many other Nashua fire restoration firms, SERVPRO has time-tested procedures for effectively handling house fire clean-up, smoke remediation, and fire restoration in fire-damaged homes. Once our highly trained and skilled technicians arrive at your residence, usually within four hours of your initial call, they generally follow the following steps:

  • They first perform a thorough inspection of your home, noting all fire and smoke damage and potential safety issues.
  • Next, powerful fans and air movers are used to push out the remaining smoke-filled air and ventilate interior areas.
  • Then, an array of air scrubbers and ozone machines are employed to help eliminate smoke remnants from the air and purify it.
  • Later, our experts use wet, dry, abrasive, or innovative methods to remove various types of fire-related residues from surfaces around your residence.
  • During this process, workers remove smoke particles from your ventilation network with HVAC cleaning systems.
  • Finally, SERVPRO technicians use cutting-edge foggers to neutralize unpleasant odors with commercial-grade deodorants.

Once all of these measures have been taken, any damaged structural elements are repaired or replaced, and destroyed areas of your home are reconstructed. 

As you can see, your neighbors at SERVPRO of Nashua are well-prepared and equipped to handle any fire restoration work you need to have done. So, if you ever need any assistance overcoming a house fire, call us at (603) 889-2311.

How the New SERVPRO ERP System Helps Us Respond Faster in Nashua

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

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Your Business's Water Damage is Our Priority

Although many see our business as a "brick-and-mortar" operation, perfectly fine sticking to old techniques and technology in our restorations, SERVPRO strives to bring its customers the best in digital technology and assistance to save time and money alike when you need it most. Our Emergency READY Profile system, or ERP for short, allows you to request help immediately without having to take the time to call up a representative. The system is designed especially for landlords and commercial franchise owners, as multiple locations and facility detail profiles can be created by you and accessed by our technicians at once. Ultimately, the ERP system allows us to respond quickly and better understand the situation before we arrive. 

When you first create your profile, online or in the app, you find that we request only critical information that helps us respond quickly to your Nashua commercial water damage or any other type of damage. At its simplest, you can input property locations so that we can respond faster to whatever kind of damage you've identified. However, the program also allows you to input much more data to save us time beforehand, such as building plans, priority areas, alternative contact profiles, and other critical pieces of information. Whatever you choose to fill out your profile with can help our technicians better understand the situation as soon as they arrive.  

Water Removal Services

Time is precious in commercial water damage scenarios. As many as half of all businesses never reopen after a disaster. Restoration professionals' quick arrival is critical in stopping further damage and getting doors open sooner. Similarly, many rental properties quickly lose value and potential tenants as they take on extra damage, making a system like the ERP highly desirable for landlords looking to protect their assets. Plus, creating a profile is free and only takes a short time to set up fully. 

SERVPRO of Nashua is a locally-owned damage restoration company committed to fast response times and quality customer service. Call us at (603) 889-2311 today to request our help or find out more about our ERP system.

Things about Mold Damage that Nashua Homeowners Need to Know

8/14/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage Mold remediation for your home is no DIY project. SERVPRO techs are trained and experienced in every phase needed for your property.

Why SERVPRO? We are Certified to Remediate Your Mold Damage

A house serves several different purposes, and many homeowners want to do the right things to protect their homes. Damage can always happen to any home, and it can come from many different sources. Some are less costly or affect only the house itself, without posing any risks to those living in the home. Other types of damage can be more expensive to repair, and others can pose possible health effects. 

In Nashua, mold damage is one of the worst types of damage that a home can have. Mold can create a malodorous environment, contaminate food, destroy clothing, and do many other things inside your home. It can also discolor walls and eat at semi-porous building materials in your home. 

Cleaning mold yourself is not recommended. Surfaces in your home should never be cleaned with bleach. Bleach is mainly composed of water, and mold needs water to live. Cleaning with bleach is ineffective in combating it, and by doing so, you could provide the mold with the water it needs to survive. Changing the color of the mold with bleach does not do anything towards removing it. 

Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal

We can assess your home for mold by using sensors that detect even the slightest rise in humidity and moisture. SERVPRO technicians are trained in using these devices and can tell within a very short time where water has been coming from, and this can often help determine the location of mold colonies. You don't have to live with mold that has grown out of control, and you don't have to clean it yourself, either. We can stop any further damage from affecting your home and restore or repair the damage when we begin work. 

Call your local mold remediators, SERVPRO of Nashua, at (603) 889-2311 whenever you believe you might have a problem with mold damage in your home. We listen to your concerns and answer your questions, then provide you with the service you deserve while we return your home to a healthy and clean state again.

How Can Flood Damage Overwhelm Nashua Basements?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

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Basement flood cleanup can take many forms in Nashua homes, from extraction to mold remediation. 

The basement level of Nashua homes is often one of the most readily and heavily affected areas of the house when natural flooding occurs. As fast as floodwater can infiltrate the lower levels of the property, it would be best if you had reliable water removal tools and equipment to overcome it. Few mitigation strategies and approaches would precede the need for flood water removal.

How Can Standing Water Get Removed? 

Flood removal in the basement of Nashua homes involves several tools and pieces of equipment in our inventory. Much of these choices depend on the severity of the flood damage and the threats to contents and exposed vulnerable structural elements. Trash pumps and truck-mount extractors often play the fastest and most consistent role after flooding to clear standing water and reach the point where drying could be effective.

What is Necessary for Contaminants and Mold Threats To Get Resolved? 

One of the significant threats and concerns withstanding floodwater is the contamination that is often present. Because rising waters and flash floods cause sewer mains to back up and overflow, as well as chemicals and other substances that can be collected by migrating floodwater, treating contaminants and mold organisms is a necessary means of protecting structural elements of the basement and flooring supports for the main living level of the house. Wet cleaning approaches often include:

  • Sporicidal products
  • Biocides
  • Disinfectants
  • Sanitizers

As overwhelming as flooding can be to the basements of affected homes, our fast-responding team of water restoration specialists can help. We can overcome storm damage and start flood restoration shortly after arrival. Trust our SERVPRO of Nashua team to make flood loss “Like it never even happened,” when you call (603) 889-2311.

Strategy And Planning Are Crucial In The Fire Damage Restoration Process In Nashua

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

corner of warehouse loaded with SERVPRO equipment Fire and smoke damage is no DIY project. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for any size disaster.

Fire Damage Experts In Nashua Talk About Integral Strategy And Planning

Any time a disaster occurs on your property in Nashua, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Fire damage is one of the most common types of insurance claims. Fires are also the most expensive claim, with each one costing over $50,000 on average. Damages due to a fire inside your home are costly compared to other types of damages because several different types of problems can occur. Any time fire damage occurs, the smoke coming from the fire can cause further issues besides the charred material generated from the blaze.

Problems created after something burns can also get worse if they are not dealt with right away. This is why our SERVPRO team always provides fast 24/7 service when helping you with your fire damage project in Nashua. We answer our phones at any time of the day and every day of the week. Our technicians are located in the region, giving us the ability to promptly arrive at your residence shortly after receiving your phone call. We arrive at your house with all of the necessary tools to draft an initial estimate for you and your insurance company.

Why SERVPRO? Trained Fire Damage Restoration Technicians

Our highly trained team is IICRC certified, and we have experience restoring many different types of fire and smoke-related problems. Once we complete the initial inspection and estimate, we start to formulate a plan of completing all of the work needed. To make sure things get done as efficiently as possible, we develop an integrated strategy.

Planning the Restoration Process After Fire Damage

During this stage, we map on paper exactly which tasks need to be performed. We then figure out where each task fits into the overall restoration process. We know that proper pre-planning is essential when providing satisfactory job performance. Having priorities set and a solid plan that states which work gets done when can help prevent unnecessary work repetition and make the overall process run faster and more smoothly. 

If you experience fire damage inside your house, call the SERVPRO of Nashua team at (603) 889-2311 right after the fire occurs.

Flood Damage Exposes Nashua Residents To The Risk Of Property Damage

7/17/2021 (Permalink)

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Why Not Let SERVPRO Handle Your Flood Damage Emergency

Our community surrounds the confluence of the Nashua and Merrimack Rivers, sharing their natural beauty and opportunities to enjoy water activities with our families and neighbors. On occasion, these waterways also cause stress for homeowners when flooding occurs on a seasonal basis or after heavy rains cause them to overflow their banks. If your home lies in the path of rising water from our local rivers, your lower levels can sustain flood damage to both the structure of your house and its contents. Fast relief from this disaster is in order when SERVPRO technicians arrive to help you remove the water and dry the interior quickly, restoring living areas as well as the storage and mechanical systems frequently found in the basement. 

Flood damage causes serious challenges for Nashua homeowners, and it can strike without much notice. The extent of the water intrusion can be significant as the rivers rise, far beyond your ability to mop up and solve yourself. Even homes equipped with sump pump systems or other waterproofing can become overwhelmed with the floodwaters, necessitating a professional response to the problem. The potent combination of our high-efficiency water removal and drying equipment partnered with our trained and certified technicians means your flooded basement or lower levels can be assessed within hours of your emergency call. A plan is developed to restore the damage immediately. Our fast reaction ensures the best outcome after standing water and moisture are removed as complications like mold growth or black water contamination are limited if we can manage the damage as soon as possible.  

Flood Damage Repairs

Choosing SERVPRO over other options offers you a full-service restoration company able to handle all aspects of your home’s flood damage from the initial inspection through the numerous steps necessary to dry out, clean, restore and repair your dwelling and personal belongings. Because we are part of a national fellowship of franchises, we can leverage enough crews and equipment to bring your home to preloss condition, even if we are also helping some of your similarly situated neighbors and local businesses. Our staff also supports you through any claim submission processes with your insurance company. We are aware of local rules and regulations concerning the many issues resulting after flooding and pledge to return your home to its preloss condition so you and your dear ones can resume residence safely and comfortably.  

A call to SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 is the most critical decision you can make after floodwaters from our local rivers invade your neighborhood. Place your trust in us, and we strive to exceed your expectations as we restore the damage flooding has done to your home.

Can Hardwood Floors Be Saved After Kitchen Flooding?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work in kitchen Flood damage in your kitchen doesn't make for a happy home. SERVPRO techs are ready at a moment's notice for the water removal service you need.

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration in Nashua That Can Restore Hardwood Floors

Kitchen flooding is something that often happens in homes. A burst pipe, overflowing dishwasher, or water line to the refrigerator could be the cause. If the kitchen has hardwood floors, they can be permanently damaged if immediate mitigation does not occur.

Is Replacing the Floor the Only Option After Water Damage?

Hardwood floors are lovely. They are easy to care for and durable. One thing they do not like is moisture. When there is a water intrusion in the kitchen, the hardwood floors soak it up rapidly. It is vital to get professional help within the first twenty-four hours if you want to save your flooring. If you do not get water damage restoration help in Nashua, you could end up with:

  • Crowning – the water pushes the wood upward
  • Cupping – the moisture depresses the wood
  • Buckling – lifts the floorboards off the subflooring
  • Mold – can happen in less than 24 hours

Restoring Instead of Replacing

Genuine hardwood floors can be restored if dealt with quickly and professionally. Wood not only absorbs water but pulls moisture from the air. Hardwood floors can seem dry but have moisture underneath or trapped in the wood. We make sure the proper action gets taken to restore your hardwood floors.  Other services we provide include:

For the professional help you need to save your hardwood floor, call SERVPRO of Nashua  at (603) 889-2311.

Maintaining Your Gutters Prevents Water Damage in Nashua

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

gutters filled with debris Clogged gutters cause water damage issues to your Nashua home. SERVPRO has you covered from start to finish on all water damages restoration services.

SERVPRO Tips for Your Nashua Home to Stop Damage by Water

Keeping your home’s gutters in good shape is one of the most important things you can do to avoid water damage to your home. The one thing gutters are designed to do is to channel water away from your foundation. They are critical in protecting the structural integrity of your home. However, for gutters to work correctly, they need to be kept in shape and free of holes, clogs, and sags. If your gutters have caused water damage to your home, you may be wondering where near me is a water damage remediation company, such as SERVPRO, who can help you clean up the mess.  

Most gutter problems are easily avoidable with proper upkeep to your Nashua home. It is worth the time and effort to avoid water damage to your Nashua home. Gutters are something where regular maintenance and inspection can stop more significant problems down the road. 

Clogged Gutters 

If left unattended, the most common problem is that downspouts and gutters get clogged with debris, which renders them useless. The extra weight of twigs, leaves, and standing water can make them sag as well and pull away from the fascia. Clean out your gutters once a year or twice if there are a lot of nearby trees. Maintenance should be scheduled four times a year, with more checks after big storms. If you are comfortable on a ladder, cleaning your gutters is possible on your own if your house is not unusually tall. Once the muck is cleared out, flush the gutters with a garden hose to ensure they flow well. 

If you still wind up having a problem with clogged gutters causing water damage to your home in any way, our trained staff at SERVPRO can come out and help you. We have the tools and experience to correct the damage and prevent more from occurring. 

Sagging Gutters 

Generally, this is a problem with the hardware which secures the gutters to the fascia. The fasteners could have backed out of the wood, the hangers may have deteriorated over time, or are spaced too far apart to support the whole weight of the gutters. As soon as you notice this problem, get new hangers right away to prevent any water damage. The fasteners are inexpensive, and this is an easy fix. 

Holes and Leaks 

You can seal gutter joints that are leaky by caulking the joint with gutter sealant on the inside. A tube is only a few dollars, and gutter sealant can be used to fill minuscule holes. Bigger holes need patches. 

Gutters that are not operating the way they should can cause severe water damage to your home. Once you realize there is a problem, contact SERVPRO of Nashua right away.  (603) 889-2311.

Three Simple Steps for Taking the Stink Out of Fire Damage in Nashua Homes

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

servpro special deodorizer cleaner SERVPRO has unique industrial cleaners and deodorizers to help eliminate persistent fire odors from Nashua homes

SERVPRO Technicians Follow a Multi-step Process for Odor Removal

When we think about fire damage, we imagine charred walls, burned carpets, and collapsed ceilings. Our minds tend to picture the worst scenarios because fire is a very destructive force. However, there are lots of ways in which even a small blaze can cause significant devastation.

The common misconception is that the flames themselves pose the biggest threat. This is not usually true, particularly when it comes to fire damage in Nashua homes. Much harder to deal with can be smoke and soot. The stains are difficult to remove; they contain harsh toxins, leaving an extremely stubborn odor.

This lingering, acrid odor requires expert attention from a fire damage repair company like SERVPRO. Please keep reading to determine how our technicians use cutting-edge deodorization techniques to get homes smelling fresh again.

Removing the Source

Before bringing any deodorizing instruments or tools into your home, the SERVPRO team first carries out a full inspection. This allows them to assess the extent of the problem and identify which fire damaged items need removing. If structural materials have been charred, they remove as much of this as possible.

Preparing the Deodorizer

There are all kinds of different ways to ‘deodorize’ a fire damaged room or area of a house. The reason for this is because the effectiveness of the process often depends on getting the application right. The deodorizing particles released into the area must be able to make contact with the lingering odor particles to neutralize them.

To do this, they need to travel and disperse in the same way as the bad smell did. For fire damaged properties, this typically means that a fogging device or machine is used. Smoke does not flood an area; it travels around it in a kind of mist formation. This is why the SERVPRO technicians apply deodorizing chemicals, sanitizers, and neutralizers as a fine ‘mist’ spray.

Sealing and Containment

In some cases, it is also possible to seal smoke odors away beneath a layer of paint. This will not always be a suitable method, but it is one of the most efficient. If we believe that it can be effective, we save you time and money by taking this quicker, more affordable step. However, sealing and containment are only really viable in mild to moderate fires, in which walls and ceilings have sustained primarily aesthetic damage.

The damage caused by soot and smoke can be extensive, but it does not have to be permanent. Reliable, effective fire damage repairs and remediation services are just a phone call away. SERVPRO of Nashua is based in your local area, and we are here to help you. Call us 24/7 at (603) 889-2311.

Rapid Mold Remediation Work for Nashua Retail Stores in Need

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO techs using a lift for the hard to reach places Mold remediation services for your commercial building are no easy task. SERVPRO techs are trained and equipped for any size job.

We reopen doors faster by prioritizing speed in Nashua retail store mold remediation.

After discovering a mold infestation, the top priority of many businesses is to remove the problem and return to total operating capacity as soon as possible. SERVPRO understands this and works fast to eliminate the issue at the source.

Many of our mold damage remediation strategies for Nashua retail stores revolve around rapid containment, removal, and replacement of materials. Since every day of partial or complete closure affects your revenue, we prioritize speed even more than during residential mold calls. Within hours of our first response to the situation, we establish containment barriers that stop the problem from getting worse. These barriers include plastic sheeting, HVAC system sealing, decontamination rooms, and negative air pressure spaces. We offer targeted mold remediation solutions, including:

  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Black mold eradication
  • Mold Inspection when you suspect a developing problem
  • Office mold remediation that avoids the retail floor

After establishing containment, we work fast to remove infected materials and replace them with equivalent ones, making it look “Like it never even happened.” After thoroughly sterilizing the area with chemical agents and ultraviolet light projectors, we conduct a final sweep for additional damages before granting the all-clear to resume normal operations. Put together, and our mold removal strategy represents the fastest route back to regular business.

SERVPRO of Nashua can handle mold damage of any type and severity. Call us at (603) 889-2311.

Efficient Water Removal and Content Drying for Nashua Businesses

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

pre-mitigation Standing water in your store is bad for business. SERVPRO will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

As leading water restoration professionals, we have large loss drying solutions for Nashua businesses. 

Pumping out standing water is the initial action that must occur before other mitigation and restoration actions can happen. After flooding or burst pipes, pooling can be substantial and require credible solutions that remove high volumes fast, like a pump truck or submersible unit. Standing water and trapped moisture must get removed from:

  • Carpets
  • Hardwood flooring
  • HVAC system
  • Wall materials

How Can We Prevent Content Losses After Water Exposure?

Protecting furniture, stock, inventory, documents, and other items is an objective of water removal in Nashua office buildings. Cleaning textiles and carpets cannot happen without first removing standing water, but this also applies to on-site drying efforts with tools like axial air movers and dehumidifiers. In many situations, it is an efficient practice to remove contents to allow trailered desiccants a faster resolution on moisture extraction and evaporation with warm air exhaust.

Water removal hinges on a quick response. Our SERVPRO of Nashua team will show We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster when you call (603) 889-2311.

How Can Our Restoration Professionals Aid Nashua Homes After Storm Damage?

5/16/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Storm damage restoration is a specialty by SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment for every job.

From repairs to flood restoration, we can recover water-damaged Nashua homes. 

After storms batter homes in the area, water penetration can be an alarming outcome. All efforts made by our responding technicians initially are to extract water and remove any bulk materials from the property that have suffered overexposure. Shovels and rakes can often be sufficient for loosening and removing most solids after structural collapses.

Can SERVPRO Help with Water Damage Repairs? 

The amount of reconstruction and repairs after storm damage to Nashua homes is unpredictable. Long exposures to floodwater or roof vulnerabilities could create more widespread needs for controlled demolition and rebuilding. With a general contractor license, we can provide multiple recovery services to rebuild damaged areas of the house or replace discarded materials promptly. Some repair services include:

  • Fixing plumbing
  • Roof tarping
  • Wall system reconstruction
  • Carpet reinstallation

However, storm damage impacts your property, our SERVPRO of Nashua team can help make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (603) 889-2311.

Is Nashua Still Among the Best Places To Live After Fire and Water Damage?

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO warehouse filled to the top with new equipment. Fire damage mitigation is no easy task for your home. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service needed.

Our prompt response helps restore Nashua’s greatest structures and landmarks.

As one of the largest cities in New Hampshire, Nashua is home to thousands. Because of the more youthful population due to multiple college campuses, the city has a diverse assortment of retail options, entertainment, and sports. When fire affects any of these venues, commercial properties, or residences, we are an experienced team of fire restoration experts to help. We clean up fire and water damage quickly for:

  • Fire damaged homes
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Smoke remediation
  • Fire damage restoration

The Best Place to Live in America 

A claim to fame for Nashua and its over 90,000 residents is twice being named among the best places to live in the US by Money Magazine. Part of this allure for potential homeowners is the favorable weather, having four distinct seasons. It is also near to many transportation hubs and well connected to other areas of the state with throughways and the rest of the country with the Nashua Airport. 

Educational Opportunities for All 

The rise in youthful residents can be attributed in part to Nashua being home to several college campuses. Every semester, these organizations provide focused education and training to thousands of undergraduates and those seeking doctorates through post-grad programs at institutions like Southern New Hampshire University. The city is home to other colleges and universities such as: 

  • Nashua Community College
  • Rivier University 
  • St. Joseph Academic Center

Leading Medical Care and Facilities 

Because of prominent campuses in the city for Southern New Hampshire University and being a town serving more than 90,000 residents within its borders, Nashua has also become home to advanced medical facilities, hospitals, and clinics. Between the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital, hundreds of beds are available for patients seeking treatment by some of New England’s top medical professionals.

How Does SERVPRO Manage Fire and Water Damage?

After a fire damage incident, both fire and water damage can exist in the property. Extinguishment often involves a high volume of water, making this suppression effort as potentially destructive as the fire was in many cases. Fire mitigation can include water removal services to begin addressing any pooling or moisture concerns in the house.

What Mitigation Actions Manage Smoke Damage?

Smoke damage can be another substantial threat to a Nashua home. While fire and water damage are formidable obstacles, soot and smoke residues can cause irreparable damage to exposed materials where these particles come to rest. Products in our cleaning inventory can help with emulsification and dissolving wet and dry smoke concerns to avoid preventable damage to the underlying substrate.

When fire and water damages exist after an emergency, our SERVPRO of Nashua team must implement several mitigation solutions to help. We have experienced professionals ready 24/7 to help when you need it. Call us anytime at (603) 889-2311.

Emergency Services Water Damage Mitigation in Nashua – Call SERVPRO

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

woman catching water in bucket from ceiling leak Water leaks happen quite often in homes. No matter the size of the issue, SERVPRO will be there within four hours of the initial call.

Need Water Damage Mitigation and Repairs after a Water Leak – Call SERVPRO

Water always travels to the lowest point in a building. A water leak in the upstairs bathroom can require water cleanup in the bathroom, adjacent rooms, the ceiling below, and even the basement as it travels from room to room. The first step is to turn off the main water intake valve and then call for help.

SERVPRO provides water damage mitigation in Nashua for water leaks, burst pipes, sewage backups, and water cleanup after a flood. The most crucial action any homeowner can take is to call for help immediately. Our team is prepared to arrive in less than 4 hours and begin removing water from carpets, floors, ceilings, and cavities to avoid permanent damage to porous structures and furniture and prevent mold growth.

We provide:

  • Water Removal Services
  • Moisture removal and dehumidification
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages

Our company's response time aims to reduce secondary water damage from high moisture in your home and long-term exposure to water.

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

Emergency Flood Removal and Restoration in Nashua

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

carpet and subfloor damaged by water When your commercial building needs water damage restoration, call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service.

Flood Removal and Water Damage Remediation in Nashua

Floodwaters do not differentiate between commercial buildings or residential homes. The floodwaters crash through everything, and commercial operations are brought to a standstill until water clean-up can be completed and life returns to normal.

SERVPRO is here to help commercial businesses deal with flood removal and water damage restoration in Nashua. We respond in less than four hours because we know how important it is for companies to resume operations. Also, providing fast emergency services water damage cleanup can reduce the secondary damage from high humidity and contents exposed to water.

For example, water should be removed from wood floors immediately to prevent:

  • Warping and Buckling
  • Cupping and crowning
  • Cracking and splintering
  • Particleboard swelling and disintegration

Carpets may delaminate, and the subfloor may absorb water and need replacement. SERVPRO also takes special precautions with floodwaters. The water and debris left inside your commercial building may contain biohazards, requiring specific biohazard cleanup protocols.

SERVPRO can help you deal with all of these issues. Our fast reaction teams can make a huge difference in returning your commercial operations to normal.

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

Water & Fire Damage Restoration in Nashua

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Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup Services in Nashua

With close to 90,000 people, Nashua has been named the best place to live in America, twice! Once in 1987 and the other in 1998. Nashua, formerly called Dunstable, was first settled in 1654 and incorporated in 1746. The village began as a fur trading town and evolved to a significant cotton mill town, producing over 9.3 million yards of cotton on 710 looms. Fast forward to the 1970s, and the city emerged as part of the high-tech corridor in the Boston area with the Digital Equipment Corp's arrival, later to become part of Hewlett Packard.

Nashua is home to many exciting things to do, including:

  • Mine Falls Park
  • Sky Venture
  • IncrediBREW
  • Greeley Park
  • Holman Stadium
  • Pheasant Lane Mall
  • Spyglass Brewing
  • Bobo's Indoor Playground
  • Millyard Brewery
  • Boston Billiard Club & Casino
  • Nashua Historical Society
  • Windblown Cross Country Ski Area

Mine Falls Park

Mine Falls Park covers 325 acres with forest, wetlands, and open fields. The park is located in Nashua and has a variety of activities available for everyone to enjoy. Fishing, cycling, walking, boating, and cross-country skiing in the winter are available.

Sky Venture

Want to try sky diving? But don't want to go up on a plane. Sky Venture offers indoor sky diving in a vertical wind tunnel that helps you float in the air. No need to be afraid of falling. There are also climbing walls and the Fishpipe water slide. Try standing up and surfing on the water slide.

Greeley Park

Greeley Park covers 125 acres. The park was named after Joseph Greeley, who was the original owner of the land. 

There is a shallow pond, a water fountain, and a variety of flower beds. The city holds city events at the park, including Halloween, Friday Night, and the Fairy Tale Festival.

IncrediBREW, Spyglass Brewing, Millyard Brewery

Several businesses offer opportunities for locals to make their own wine, try out craft beers, and experience a relaxed atmosphere with dinner and live music.

Nashua Historical Society

The Nashua Historical Society was founded in 1870 to preserve materials about historical events in Nashua. There are two museums maintained by the society – Florence H Speare Memorial Museum and the Abbot-Spalding House Museum. Check one of the museums for opening hours and events open to the public.

Windblown Cross Country Ski Area

The Windblown Cross Country Ski Area offers over 40 miles of trails offering various levels of difficulty from flat runs to downhill runs for more experienced skiers. There is also a base lodge, providing food and warmth after an afternoon of skiing.

Must Nashua Homeowners Move out of Their Fire Damaged Homes in Nashua?

In many small fire situations, homeowners need not move out of their homes, particularly if the fire was contained to a small grease fire on the stove, for example. However, the smoke damage and the water & fire damage restoration work may make it necessary for homeowners to find other accommodations for more significant fires.

SERVPRO can help with fire damage restoration in Nashua and the decision to stay or find other temporary accommodation. In many fires, the smoke damage has a more significant impact on this decision than the actual fire damage. Smoke remediation throughout the structure and house fire clean up may involve:

  • Vacuuming
  • Dissolving
  • Agitation of carpet fibers and fabrics
  • Chemical treatment
  • Deodorizing treatment

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

Why Water Mitigation Must Begin As Soon As Possible

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SERVPRO has the manpower and water mitigation equipment to fully restore your Nashua property fast!

An event that ends with water intrusion within your home can be stressful and traumatic. To get your interior back to preloss condition while cutting costs and the time your home is in turmoil, it is better to call in trained technicians for the job. SERVPRO can make it “Like it never even happened,” so that you get back to your routine quickly.

We start as soon as possible upon arrival for water mitigation in Nashua. Our team will:

  • Work on extracting water and removing any bulk material
  • Set up equipment to begin humidity control
  • Begin the demolition of any unsalvageable building materials
  • Remove any contents to be cleaned off-site or within another designated area of the home

Wait! There is More!

  • Implement moisture detection to find any places where water may have migrated
  • Thoroughly clean and decontaminate all salvageable materials
  • Dispose of all unsalvageable materials
  • Clean and deodorize all surfaces, inhibiting musty odors and leaving your home Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned IICRC 

SERVPRO of Nashua is here each step of the way when you require professional assistance with water mitigation. We want to ensure your home gets back to normal faster so that you can put the recent water emergency in the past. Call us at (603) 889-2311, and we will send out our team as soon as possible to begin with, an assessment of your project.

Why is Mold Remediation So Important?

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kitchen mold Mold remediation should be handled by the pros at SERVPRO. Their IICRC certified technicians are trained and ready for any size job.

Nashua residents need professional mold remediation to ensure best results – SERVPRO is available with one phone call!

Due to the potential health effects that mold infestation presents, it is in the best interest of you and anyone living in your Nashua home to have the help of skilled remediation technicians. SERVPRO utilizes all of the right products and proven methods to remove mold from your interior so that you can begin to breathe freely and safely once again.

When calling us for mold remediation in Nashua, we come out to your home to do a walkthrough and full assessment. The presence of mold means an imbalance in humidity levels, or some hidden moisture is the culprit. 

  • Mold requires optimum temperatures and a food source to thrive
  • Mold likes to grow in temperatures between 68 to 86 degrees F
  • Mold feeds on organic materials like wood, drywall, cotton, and wool
  • Mold will accumulate spores on any surface exposed to air

Because mold spores circulate throughout the air, we work fast to create containment barriers to keep it from spreading into unaffected zones in your home. Wearing all of the right personal protective equipment (PPE), our team gets to work carefully removing mold spores and cleaning all surfaces with industrial-grade disinfectants and deodorants. 

SERVPRO of Nashua can be reached by calling (603) 889-2311 whenever you require mold remediation assistance. Why contact us first? Because we arrive fast with our Green Fleet filled with equipment and products to get to work ASAP.

Who is Best to Call for Fire Damage Cleanup?

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SERVPRO warehouse fully loaded. Fire restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO has a team of IICRC certified professionals waiting for the call 24/7 365 days a year.

Cleanup after fire damage is best when handled by SERVPRO – Call us to your Nashua residence.

The city of Nashua, New Hampshire, is one of the three largest cities within the state, coming in second to Manchester. While still relatively rural compared to many other cities within the country, Nashua is considered part of the metropolitan Boston region. Due to the makeup of the city and local offerings, Nashua got named one of the "Best Places to Live in America" by Money Magazine on two different occasions. 

There is a lot to see and do within the Nashua region, including a wide variety of shopping centers, a sizable mall, and plenty of local vendors and event centers. If it is restaurants and bars you want to put on your must-experience list, some of the top options include:

  • Lui Lui Nashua – Italian cuisine, pizza
  • Martha's Exchange - Pub fare, full bar, brewery
  • Not Your Average Joe's - American cooking, craft cocktails, outdoor dining
  • Lilac Blossom Restaurant – Chinese, Asian-fusion

Nashua Quick Facts and History

There is a lot of unique history and interesting facts about the city of Nashua. Whether you are going to visit Southern New Hampshire or planning a move, knowing some of these facts may be helpful:

  • Nashua used to be part of the state of Massachusetts
  • Proximity-wise, Nashua is just 30 minutes away from the seacoast and beaches
  • The Nashua River runs right through the center of the city
  • There are hundreds of acres of parklands throughout Nashua, including Mills Falls Park, which spans 325 acres
  • A popular event location in Nashua is Holman Stadium, which is home to baseball teams of small to big leagues, concerts, fireworks, and school gatherings
  • Nashua is home to one of the first indoor skydiving and surfing facilities in the state, known as SkyVenture 

Famous People That Came from Nashua, New Hampshire

There are several names that you may recognize that come from the Nashua, NH, area. Some notable names from the region include:

  • Paul Michael Levesque, also known as professional wrestler Triple H
  • Judd Gregg, former United States Senator
  • Ray LaMontagne, singer-songwriter
  • Mandy Moore, actress and singer 
  • Sean Murphy, comic-strip artist
  • Decap, record producer, and artist

The Cleanup After Fire Damage Can Be Extensive – Trust SERVPRO to Restore Your Nashua Home

Nashua residents can trust our IICRC-certified technicians at SERVPRO to handle the cleanup necessary after a fire. We are available 24/7 and We're Faster to Any Size Disaster to ensure you have prompt, reliable help when you need it.

Some common questions we field at SERVPRO when it comes to fire damage cleanup in Nashua include:

  • Will we still be able to smell smoke after the cleanup?
  • How can I file a claim for the fire damage?
  • What will it cost to repair and replace damaged materials?

Our crew works fast to eliminate secondary damage, which cuts costs and makes the process faster. We are available to ensure your claim filing goes off without a hitch and always provide our clients with fair pricing.

Fire damage cleanup is better and faster than DIY, so call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 when you need assistance!

Follow These Steps During Nashua Flood Damage

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SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO knows all the steps to take after any source of damages to your property. We have the equipment needed for every property damage occasion.

Stay Calm, and Everything Should Go Smoothly

Flood damage can be overwhelming, but to keep it under control, you need to stay calm. Staying prepared for the worst can often lead to the best. Follow these steps, and you can come out on top of a storm.

  1. Get Everyone to Safety

Your first concern when encountering flood damage in Nashua should be to get everyone in the house to a safe place. For a mild storm, this could be an upstairs room. For severe storms or hurricanes, you may need to leave your home hours in advance.

  1. Contact SERVPRO

Contacting a professional damage mitigation company like SERVPRO can save flooring materials, fabrics, upholstery, and other items in your home from becoming total losses. Contacting us soon after the event helps us to stop the damages earlier and protect your home better.

  1. Call Your Insurer

Insurance companies exist to help you out in times of need. Getting in touch with your insurer soon after an incident occurs helps them track the situation and leads to a faster and better payout.

SERVPRO of Nashua stays ready 24/7 to respond to developing flood damages in the area. Call us at (603) 889-2311.

We Keep Prices Low on Nashua Water Damage Restoration

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SERVPRO logo For water damages in your Nashua property, you want assistance from the professionals. Call SERVPRO immediately to avoid further water loss.

How the Town of Nashua got its Name

Have you ever thought about how odd our city's name is? Of course, everyone knows that Nashua is named after the river, but few people know the real history behind why our places are called what they are.

The story starts with the earliest European settlement of the town, which was in the early 17th century, making our city one of the country's oldest permanent settlements. Opportunists founded it as the fur trading post of Dunstable, with a relatively small contingent of permanent Native American and European settlers. The modern town of Dunstable retains the name despite not being the original building site.

For over two hundred years, the town kept its name until it formally split from its Massachusetts side. Then, residents decided to change the name to Nashua, perhaps motivated by the rapidly expanding economic importance of the waterway. The river had long since been named for the Nashaway tribe, a relatively weak band that had lost lands in wars and debt. Several feuds led to the town's decade-long separation into two competing halves, Nashua and Nashville, before they finally reconciled and moved forward as the community we know today.

Nashua Was Once a Very Grim Place

Today, Nashua's economy continues to thrive and expand, with companies always looking to our neighborhoods to improve the quality of life for employees. However, in times past, employers here helped give the American Industrial Revolution the dark appearance it shows today.

Early in the 19th Century, Nashua began to transition from farming and fur trades into an industrial city. Local investors piggybacked off of infrastructure created by the rapidly growing town of Manchester, with new transportation channels opening that allowed for bulk shipments of raw materials to flow freely in and out of the city. Consequently, enormous mills opened in our downtown, including what was then one of the largest paper companies on the continent.

Over time, working conditions deteriorated, with hours increasing as wages dropped. As in many other industrial towns across America, many people in Nashua suffered injuries and illnesses without any care from their employers. The companies started earning a poor reputation that, coupled with increased competition from the South, spelled doom for local manufacturing.

Things turned out well in the end. Fortunately, the empty mill spaces tempted other companies, especially high-tech firms. Once crippled by robber barons, our community now shines with opportunity.

Water Damage Restoration Does Not Always Cost Much

One of the most understandable concerns we get from Nashua residents about water damage restoration is the process's cost. In an effort to increase the accessibility of our services, we have taken several steps to reduce costs on many of our projects, including:

  • Working with insurance companies to cover most damages
  • Securing high-quality materials for low prices
  • Scaling treatments to the severity of the incident
  • Responding 24/7 to mitigate consequences

If you have questions or concerns about how much a restoration project might cost for you, then you should call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 to speak with one of our expert representatives.

Highly Trained Fire and Smoke Remediation Technicians in Nashua

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SERVPRO vehicle Our skilled technicians have the training and state of the art equipment your property will need after a fire incident. Call SERVPRO today.

SERVPRO Technicians are Some of Nashua’s Most Experienced

Many companies offering damage mitigation and restoration services have limited experience and training that leaves them unprepared for some situations. At SERVPRO, we train all our technicians to rigorous standards and require national certifications before sending anyone out on a job.

Every new employee spends weeks undergoing full-time training before being sent out for fire and smoke remediation in Nashua. Even after obtaining multiple certifications and understanding the complexities of ash and smoke removal, every junior team member gets paired with a veteran technician that can guide them through the process and correct mistakes as they happen. Over the years, our technicians accrue a wealth of experience, including:

  • Multi-damage situations that require out-of-the-box thinking
  • Training on new and emerging technology
  • Advanced specialty certifications
  • Refresher courses on uncommon skills

We treat our technicians well to ensure that they stay with the company and hone their skills. Combined with our top-shelf equipment, SERVPRO technicians provide the best possible care for your home. Call us to ensure that FSRT fire and smoke damage restoration technicians, with IICRC the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, are dispatched to your home.

If you need help with fire and smoke materials in your home, call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 for our 24/7 services.

Laugh it Up in Nashua at Chunky's Cinema Pub

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Chunky's Cinema Pub in Nashua is Hosting Live Comedy Featuring Drew Dunn

Everyone loves to laugh, so why not break up the doldrums of winter with a live comedy show at Chunky's Cinema Pub. Not only is Chunky's well-known for 'dinner and a movie' experiences, but this is also the place to go for some of the best local comedy the New England area has to offer. Drew Dunn is a New Hampshire-based comic who will bring laughs and good times to all in attendance. Capacity is limited within the auditorium to allow for safe social distancing. The regular pub food and cocktail menu will be available.

  • Date: Saturday, January 30th, 2021
  • Time: 8 pm to 10 pm – doors open one hour before showtime
  • Location: Chunky's Cinema Pub, 151 Coliseum Avenue, Nashua
  • Cost: $15 per person

SERVPRO of Nashua knows that it is excellent for all of us to laugh and have a good time. Why call us when you suspect mold in your home? We have proven mold remediation techniques to give you peace of mind – and we always leave your household Certified: SERVPRO Clean! Call our team today at (603) 889-2311, and we can send out a crew as soon as possible.

Nashua Residents – Time for Computer Class: Introduction to eBay

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

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The Nashua Library is Hosting a Virtual Learning Event Focused on Everything eBay.

Even though the eBay e-commerce website has been around for many years, some people still have yet to navigate it. Whether you are interested in selling on eBay or you want some great tips on bidding and buying, this virtual event hosted by the Nashua Public Library is just what you need! Introduction to eBay includes everything from creating your account and searching for goods, all the way through bidding on items or selling your items. Be sure to check out the other online computer class events that are available through the library!

  • Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2021
  • Time: 3 pm to 4 pm
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom, hosted by Nashua Public Library
  • Cost: Free; however, prior registration is required to receive the login link

SERVPRO of Nashua is pleased to support our local community and all happenings through the library. If you are a homeowner who has water damage, you need water companies in the area you can trust. We arrive fast, and our IICRC-certified technicians have the techniques and equipment to get the job done. Call us at (603) 889-2311 24/7 when you need fast, reliable service!

Commercial Nashua Properties Deserve Prompt Action for Fire Cleanup and Smoke Removal

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Mitigate Damage and Loss for Your Nashua Business by Calling SERVPRO for Fire Cleanup and Smoke Removal Services

Hillsborough County in New Hampshire is where you will find the city of Nashua. This is a lovely town that includes a mixture of city and suburban life with rural areas on the outskirts. When the 2010 United States Census was taken, Nashua had a population of 86,494 people. This makes it the second-largest city within the state and greater New England, with Manchester being the largest. 

Over time, Nashua has grown to be known as a textile city, but this industry has since left the region. In most recent years, Nashua has been adopted as part of the Greater Boston region due to a vast economic expansion. On two different occasions, in 1987 and 1998, Nashua was named the “Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine. This is the only city that has taken the top ranking for this title on two occasions. 

Nashua, New Hampshire’s Roots, and Rich New England History

The city of Nashua was initially part of a tract of land within the state of Massachusetts that covered a 200-square mile area by the name of Dunstable. This area had been awarded to a man named Edward Tyng from Dunstable in England. Nashua’s location is close to the center of the original grant from 1673. There have been some disputes as to the boundary between New Hampshire and Massachusetts, which was fixed back in 1741 after the two province governorships became separated. Due to this, Dunstable township split in two, with some of Dunstable and Tyngsborough remaining in Massachusetts. However, Dunstable, New Hampshire, was later incorporated from the north section of town in 1746. 

Dunstable was initially settled in approximately 1654, and it was fairly busy as a fur-trade town. Just as many of the other New England riverfront communities throughout the 19th century, it developed within the Industrial Revolution, where many textile mills enjoyed operation by way of water power. In 1836, there were three cotton mills built by Nashua Manufacturing Company that put out over 9 million yards of cloth annually while using over 700 looms. 

In December of 1836, Dunstable got renamed Nashua, taking the name from the Nashua River. This was done by a declaration through the legislature in New Hampshire. The Nashua River had originally been named by the Nashuay Indians. In the Penacook language, Nashua means “beautiful stream that has a pebble bottom” or “land in between two rivers.”

1842 is when the town split once again in two, which lasted for 11 years after a dispute in northern Nashua and the portion south of the river. Throughout that time, the north portion of the area was called Nashville, and the southern region maintained the name Nashua. Reconciliation came about in 1853, and the two joined once again as the City of Nashua. 

Enjoying Area Attractions and Must-See Historic Sites in Nashua, NH

There is a lot to love about Nashua, including the diverse setting from one side of the city to the next. Some of the top areas and attractions that you shouldn’t miss when you are in the area include:

Downtown Nashua: The downtown area of Nashua is a real focal point of the heart of the city itself. It is part of a program called “American Downtowns,” and the city has gone through many transformations over the years. Not only is there a strolling hotspot for shopping and cool coffee shops, but you also have award-winning restaurants, unique wine bars, and a cherry-picking destination that spans multiple blocks.

Mine Falls Park: If you are a nature buff, then you will love Mine Falls Park, which offers several access points. Many people come to the park to hike around the canal loop, and there is a bridge where people enjoy a bit of fishing. Because of the serene setting, this is also an excellent destination to sit and have a picnic lunch when the weather is nice.

Holman Stadium: Located at 67 Amherst Street, this is an excellent venue to go when you want to catch local baseball games. This is a family-oriented facility that also features a variety of events throughout the spring and summer seasons. Many locals love to stop by the stadium not only for baseball but also for the annual Fourth of July celebration. Additionally, the concessions at this stadium are highly-regarded as some of the best festival food in the region!

Along with the above attractions, Nashua is well known for having some of the coolest breweries and taverns in the state, such as:

  • IncrediBREW
  • Spyglass Brewing
  • Millyard Brewery
  • White Birch Brewing
  • Fody’s Tavern

When Your Nashua Business Has Been Through a Fire, You Need Pros to Handle Your Fire Cleanup and Smoke Removal Needs – SERVPRO is Available 24/7 for Emergency Service!

Handling a fire restoration job requires a specific set of skills and training. Here at SERVPRO, we have a variety of techniques and the latest technology to address the damage to your Nashua business. We come in to fully assess the scene and formulate the best course of action to get the results you deserve. When the project is complete, everything is left “Like it never even happened,” so that your company never misses a beat.

When it comes to fire cleanup and smoke removal in Nashua, some of the techniques that we may use on various surface areas include:

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning (spray and wipe)
  • Foam Cleaning
  • Immersion Cleaning
  • Abrasive Cleaning and more

Because smoke and soot residue is corrosive by nature, it is imperative that we act quickly to limit the onset of secondary damage. If areas of your business contain materials that are unsalvageable, we work to complete controlled demolition so that everything is back to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Nashua is available for emergency service when you want skilled technicians handling your fire cleanup and smoke removal needs at your commercial location. Once you call us at (603) 889-2311, we will have our Green Fleet at your door and ready to start working within a few hours.

Nashua Residents Can Go on a Digital Safari

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Travel to the Phoenix Zoo Without Leaving Your Nashua Home

If you ever wanted to visit the Phoenix Zoo or go on a safari, now is your chance. The zoo is bringing its incredible array of animals to virtual visitors from all over. It is a behind-the-scenes look at animals being cared for, live educational programming, and much more.  The current digital safari videos include:

  • Splashing Good time – Orangutans
  • Walking with Al – Anteater
  • Aja’s Adventures – A unique bird
  • Find the Cheerios – Monkeys
  • Scarlet Macaws
  • Chilean Flamingos
  • Jai: Tiger and water
  • Northern Ground Hornbill
  • Sloth’s 4th Birthday

And that is just the beginning. There is much more to explore and lots of photos and information about the zoo’s unique residents. From slippery to furry, you are bound to discover more about the animal world. So hop on over to the Phoenix Zoo’s website and explore anytime and stay as long as you like. 

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Repair to Nashua 

If you have a leaking faucet, burst pipe, or overflowing dishwasher, which led to water in your home, SERVPRO can provide fast mitigation. We stop the problem at its source and clean up the mess created by the water intrusion. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311.

Online Drawing Class for Kids from Your Nashua Home

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

students sketching and painting in an art class It will be exciting to see the community participating in the virtual art classes in Nashua!

Nashua Families Can Take Advantage of this 1 Session Virtual Art Class

The Art Studio NY is hosting classes from New York City, but you do not have to travel to NYC to enjoy them. In this class for kids ages 9 – 12, art instructor Allison Shyer teaches kids the basics of drawing. It is a fantastic way to get some art and activity into their day, and the kids can have fun socializing as well. When you sign up for the class, the students will:

  • Create a finished drawing
  • Easy to follow step-by-step instructions 
  • Learn new drawing techniques
  • Discover famous artists
  • Use art as a medium for free expression

The Zoom class takes place on December 11, 2020, from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. You can call (212) 932-8484 for more information and a material list. 

SERVPRO Proudly Serves Nashua

SERVPRO of Nashua provides flood extraction services to Nashua and surrounding communities. When storms hit and flooding occurs, you want a company you can depend on. Contact us at (603) 889-2311 for flood water mitigation and cleanup. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Nashua Businesses Count On SERVPRO

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a woman holding a bucket of water and trying to catch water dripping from the ceiling Water damage can quickly put you out of business. Prevent that by calling SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

We are the Water Removal Experts Businesses in Nashua Depend on to Restore Their Facilities 

Nashua is the second-largest city in northern New England. It has an estimated population of over 89,000 as of 2019. The textile industry was the reason for early growth but has seen a great deal of economic development in modern times. Money magazine named it the “Best Place to Live in America” twice. The town is beautiful and has many amenities to offer families and businesses.

Early History Begins with a Land Grant

In 1673 Edward Tyng from Dunstable, England, was granted 200 square miles of land in Massachusetts. The center of that land is where Nashua is located. The Merrimack River runs along Dunstable, and the town was split in 1732. This created a boundary dispute between New Hampshire and Massachusetts, which was resolved in 1741. The result was that Dunstable became two separate entities. One in the state of New Hampshire and one in Massachusetts.

Textile Industry Grows a City

While Dunstable would begin as a fur trading town in 1654, it didn’t stay that way for long. As a riverfront town, it was perfect for the textile industry. Textile mills required water to operate, and the Nashua and Merrimack Rivers aided in the growth that came with the industrial revolution.

Cotton Mills & Cloth

The Nashua Manufacturing Company had three cotton mills in place by 1836. The companies had 710 looms, which produced cloth that equaled 9.3 million yards. That amount of production caused the area to expand and brought workers and families to Dunstable.

A New Name

The half of Dunstable that was in New Hampshire would get a new name on December 31, 1836. It became Nashua. It was named after the Nashua River. Dunstable is still a town today on the other side of the river. The name for the river originates from the Penacook language of the Nashuway Indians, and it means “beautiful streams with a pebbly bottom”. It can also mean land between two rivers. Both are appropriate in describing this beautiful area.

The Town Splits Again

The town of Nashua would split again in 1842, and for eleven years, the northern and southern parts would be separate. The southern portion remained Nashua while the northern part called itself Nashville. Reconciliation came about in 1853, and Nashua was chartered.

The Railroad Comes to Town

The railroad brought even more growth to the town. There were six railroad lines in this busy mill town. They included the:

  •   Boston, Lowell, and Nashua
  •   Worcester and Nashua
  •   Nashua and Acton
  •   Nashua and Wilton
  •   Concord and Nashua
  •   Rochester

Before the Civil War, 56 trains would come through the city every day. The trains carried folks to and from all over the country. Today there is a new effort on extending commuter rail lines. The goal is to extend the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Lowell Line to Nashua from Lowell. The Boston Surface Railroad is looking to expand as well, connecting Lowell to Bedford, NH. It would take the commuter line close to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Trolley Hub in New Hampshire

Trolleys were a great way to travel, and Nashua was a central hub for New Hampshire trolley systems. Residents and visitors could travel by trolley to Boston, Manchester, and even Hampton, NH. It traveled all over the city as well, ending at the dance hall. It closed in 1932 as other forms of transportation became popular. But in its day, the trolley was the way to travel.

Textile Industry Declines as World War I Hits

The manufacturing companies, such as the Jackson Manufacturing Company, employed hundreds of people in the late 1800s. The Nashua mills did quite well up until World War I. At the time, the textile industry began to go downhill. Much of this was due to different forms of energy that would replace water as an energy source.  Transportation costs could be saved by companies who could now manufacture cotton fabrics at the source of the cotton growth. They no longer needed water run mills to make textiles. The last mill closed in 1949.

A City is Reborn

When the textile industries declined, it left hundreds of people out of work. Sanders Associates saved the day when they took over a closed mill. At that time, they were a new defense firm. The company would go on to be a major player in the home video game market. The first commercial home video game, the Magnavox Odyssey, was created by one of the employees. In 1970 Digital Equipment Corp. arrived in Nashua and shot the city into part of the high-tech corridor that is part of the Boston area.

Fun Facts About Nashua

The city has been featured in various movies and shows. It is also home of Russian dressing. James E. Colburn developed this delicious salad dressing around 1910. Other fun facts include:

  •   The Office had several scenes in fictional Nashua. 
  •   MADE of MTV fame filmed an episode in Nashua High School in 2004.
  •   The West Wing has a Nashua flashback during the second season.
  •   Matt Damon wants to move to Nashua in Good Will Hunting.

SERVPRO of Nashua Proudly Serves Local Businesses

When a business suffers flooding from water intrusion, it can mean closing down until the mess is cleaned up. SERVPRO provides fast water removal that gets you up and running. When our technicians arrive on the scene they:

  •   Provide emergency mitigation if needed
  •   Extract the water using powerful pumps
  •   Dry the premises with industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers
  •   Use controlled demolition to enhance drying in hard to reach areas
  •   Repair damaged structural elements
  •   Clean surfaces and content
  •   Restore your facility to preloss condition whenever possible

As a business owner in Nashua, SERVPRO understands the need to keep your business functioning. We can handle the needs of both small businesses and large commercial enterprises. For all your water removal and fire, mitigation needs contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Enjoy the Sights of St. Petersburg from Your Nashua Home

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles in front of house When this home needed emergency restoration, the Green Fleet was on call!

Stay Safe in Nashua with Virtual Tourism

This November, you can enjoy a virtual tour of St. Petersburg, Russia, a city reminiscent of Venetian splendor with its unique waterways and architecture, from the comfort of your home. This Eastern European locale is packed to the brim with culture and history in every corner and is an excellent choice for a virtual tour, whether you are in Nashua or Manchester. 

This St. Petersburg virtual tour includes the following: 

  • A visit to the Hermitage Museum, the world's second-largest art museum
  • A breathtaking firsthand look at the royal family's home
  • A tour of the former Church of the Savior on Blood, now a world-class museum 

The guided tour also covers such subjects as the fate of the Romanovs, now entombed in Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg. 

The next available tour is on November 26, 2020, starting at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. 

SERVPRO of Nashua preserves community safety and stability through restoration, including cleanup of water in your Nashua home's basement. Homeowners in need can contact this team at (603) 889-2311 to get started.

Support Local Nashua Businesses This Black Friday

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle in parking lot Our SERVPRO team members are looking forward to Plaid Friday. Be sure and tell us hello if you see us!

Plaid Friday Offers an Alternative to Big Box Holiday Shopping in Nashua 

This Black Friday, which is November 27, 2020, the city of Nashua is carrying on a unique option for locals who want to avoid the crowds of holiday shoppers at large stores. Best of all, participation is as easy as heading downtown for a leisurely afternoon of shopping. 

Plaid Friday offers a bevy of benefits for both shoppers and entrepreneurs: 

  • Supporting small businesses and giving back directly to the community
  • Avoid the stresses of a typical Black Friday holiday shopping endeavor
  • If you wear a plaid shirt while shopping, you can enjoy access to even more fun, including discounts, giveaways, and much more 

While Plaid Friday first got its start in California, it is now an effort to bring fun and enjoyment back to holiday shopping in cities all over the country, supported by the Shop Indie Local Campaign. 

SERVPRO of Nashua encourages residents to support locally-owned and operated businesses. When you need smoke elimination services for your Nashua home after a fire, call (603) 889-2311 to have an emergency-response crew at your property within hours.

Nashua Locals Can Expect 24/7 Service from SERVPRO Teams

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Sunset view of Nashua skyline SERVPRO loves our community. Call us should you incur fire damage. We will restore your home like it is our own.

SERVPRO Pros Use Reliable Tools to Remove Fire Damage from Nashua Homes 

Nashua, New Hampshire, is home to over 89,000 citizens as of 2018. The Gate City is currently crucial to such businesses as: 

  • Dell
  • Arista Networks
  • Amphenol
  • Silicon Labs
  • SRC Inc., a nonprofit formerly known as Syracuse Research Corporation 

The city's name originally comes from the Nashuway tribe, Nashua being a Penacook word referring to both a pebbly-bottomed beautiful stream and land located between two rivers. Nashua is situated between the Nashua and Merrimack Rivers and was initially formed by acquiring a 1673 land grant for a settlement named Dunstable. 

Historically, Nashua was well-known for its textile manufacturing. Still, when demand declined due to advancements in technology and agriculture, much of this crucial industry moved to the southern United States, closer to where staple textile crops like cotton were cultivated. Manufacturing in Nashua waned between World War I until after the end of World War II. 

Two significant industries played a significant role in the city's revival in the mid-twentieth century: defense and technology. Today, Nashua is a booming New England city with extensive recognition for being one of America's best places to live. The city won the number one spot for this category in Money magazine's annual surveys in 1987 and 1998. 

The Nashua Fire of 1930 

The Gate City is, unfortunately, no stranger to the devastation that fire can cause to a community. In May of 1930, the Nashua Fire destroyed 500 citizens' homes and incurred over $2,000,000 in property damages, a staggering figure for the time. Other reported properties razed by the flames included two churches and four manufacturing plants. 

The fire, which ignited somewhere along a wooden Boston & Maine railroad bridge, was exacerbated by winds exceeding 40 miles per hour, which fanned the flames toward Nashua's residential area. It took several fire rescue teams from neighboring communities to successfully suppress the inferno. 

However, during such trying times, heroes are bound to show themselves. Almost a dozen priests, including Fathers Ubald Simoneau and Isadore Janelle, who coordinated to lead 600 children to safety as the flames threatened their church during a play performed in the hall. Father Janelle also salvaged some of the church's sacred vessels before collapsing and being rushed to the hospital. The clergymen's swift actions saved hundreds of lives from the flames that would engulf their church a mere ten minutes later. 

In the 1950s, a new church was constructed, and by 1960 the burned convent had also been restored. To this day, the Infant Jesus complex is used as a church, convent, and school. 

The Nashua Fire Rescue 

Collaboration is a vital part of what has helped keep Nashua safe from destructive fires. The Nashua Fire Rescue evolved from a volunteer fire department in the 19th century into a full-time effort nearly a century later. The fire department in Nashua is New Hampshire's second-largest and currently has an Insurance Services Office (ISO) 2 rating. 

The ISO's Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, of FSRS, relies primarily on four crucial factors that affect local insurance rates: 

  • The effectiveness of local emergency communications and responsiveness
  • Community outreach and education efforts regarding fire safety
  • The quality of your local fire department's staff, including the training and availability of firehouses near communities
  • Water supply availability for fire suppression, including the prevalence of operational fire hydrants 

Fire departments are scored from 1 to 10, with 5 being both the mean and median score. A 1 is awarded to 0.71% of all communities participating in the FSRS program. 

Nashua's Fire-Rescue service sports 176 career firefighters and administrative staff, six stations, a training site, and a dispatch facility. The team responds to a whopping 20,000 service calls per year to protect over 7,000 businesses and almost 90,000 citizens. The average response time in 90% of cases is less than four minutes after a service call. 

Fire suppression is essential for keeping communities safe. SERVPRO technicians aid in the restoration process after a fire is extinguished to keep communities safe after a disaster while preventing further damages. 

How Do SERVPRO Technicians Remove Fire Damage Odors from Nashua Properties? 

SERVPRO technicians are certified to provide Nashua homes with fire restoration services covering everything from removing unsalvageable debris to performing necessary structural and contents repairs to restore a residence to its preloss condition. 

Smoke and soot damages can cause significant stains on odors, particularly on porous surfaces like clothing, upholstery, drapes, and carpeting. Water damage may also be present from fire suppression performed by firefighting services. HVAC systems and ventilation intakes can also house copious amounts of soot, requiring various degrees of both manual and chemical intervention to salvage ductwork and mitigate odors. 

SERVPRO technicians use EPA-registered solutions to combat soot and odors. Cleaning products include: 

  • Enzyme digesters that turn oily, odorous protein residues from cooking fires into water-soluble byproducts for easy cleaning and odor control
  • Solvent-based deodorizers that can be dispersed in sprays, thermal foggers, and injection systems
  • Biocides and alkaline cleaners that combat heavy soils, mold, and other related concerns from both the fire and fire suppression
  • Some abrasion cleaning mediums, like soda ash, can aid odor control efforts
  • HEPA filter air scrubbers capture soot particles and other contaminants in the air as small as 0.3 microns 

Hydroxyl generators are another noteworthy means of odor control that can also eliminate volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from an environment. These generators dismantle these concerns at the particle level and mitigate the effects of over 5,000 known chemicals and compounds that can affect a home's comfort. 

SERVPRO of Nashua renders emergency fire damage response service for homeowners that is Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call (603) 889-2311 to have an experienced crew at your home to coordinate with you and your insurance adjuster.

How is Restoring Commercial Properties Different from Residential?

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

light fixtures and chandeliers displayed in store Cleaning light fixtures is part of our fire damage restoration services.

A Commercial Fire Damage Repair Can Be Complicated by Architecture and More Extensive Structural Components. SERVPRO Works with Nashua Businesses to Deliver On-time and On-budget Restoration

What coverage does a business have for fire losses?

The kind of insurance coverage you have for your Nashua business can vary depending on policy and provider. Business insurance typically covers lost revenues, whereas a separate policy covers the structure and contents. We understand that insurers divide the system and contents. Our technicians clean these two aspects separately while recording any works in a digital inventory. Commercial builds usually have a more complex structure and structural components such as archways, chandeliers, and foyers. Our experience allows us to be confident of removing smoke deposits and returning your business to a preloss condition.

What are the separate categories for commercial restoration?

  • The structure may include any brick and mortar or building assembly.
  • Structural components could include electrical fittings, chandeliers, or other decors.
  • Contents refer to furniture or other items and ornaments in your business.

Are lighting fixtures restorable after a fire?

When conducting commercial fire damage repair in your Nashua business, it is vital to pay extra attention to lighting fixtures. These fittings usually have crevices or cracks that can become coated in soots and other soils. Without addressing these areas, your business may continue to carry burnt odors or show noticeable signs of the fire event. Lighting fixtures like chandeliers can often require specific and targeted cleaning to return them to a preloss condition. Our crew chiefs have the knowledge and access to technology that allows them to perform effective repair.

How are chandeliers cleaned after a fire?

  • Hand-cleaning delicate chandeliers can be useful for handling light to moderate smoke damages.
  • Low-pressure steam cleaning can dislodge soots without risking damage to the material structure.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning methods usually give the best results providing that the chandelier can withstand full-submersion in a cleaning fluid.

Businesses can sustain all kinds of fire damage affecting the structure, contents, and components. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311.

Can I Clean Up Smoke Residue Myself In My Nashua Home?

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

fire damage to home They use HEPA vacuums and filters, dry sponges, and potent cleaning agents to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Different Kinds of Soot Call For Different Cleaning Methods – Hiring Professionals in Nashua Ensures the Job is Done Right

Small fires are more common in Nashua than large ones that consume a residence. Quickly contained, these small blazes can still leave smoke residue throughout the home. An oil furnace puff back can spread soot everywhere with no fire involved. SERVPRO has technicians, equipment, and expertise to mitigate soot damage.

If I Wipe Down My Walls Won’t That Take Care of It?
While kitchen fires are the most common source of residential fires, faulty appliances, and other issues can cause them as well. The fire may not have been extensive enough to char the walls or peel the paint, but they can still do damage. Since you can see soot, it looks simple to clean. But using the wrong cleaners can make the situation even worse. Fire cleanup in Nashua needs to be handled by professional technicians. Here’s what you need to understand about soot:
    •    Soot is smoke residue that has settled.
    •    It is made up of microscopic particles that spread rapidly.
    •    It is acidic in nature and when in contact with skin, can worsen the damage.
    •    It causes hidden damage.
    •    To neutralize soot, specific chemicals are needed.
    •    There are several types of soot, each requiring a different cleaning agent.
    •    It eats away at the material it covers if left untreated.
    •    Has a strong odor.

Cleaning Up a Smoke Damaged Home
Soot gets into the furniture, the cracks in the ceiling, and everything in between. SERVPRO has experienced technicians that understand the proper fire cleanup and removal of fire damage from your home. Our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) address the situation with advanced technology and the best tools for each situation. They use HEPA vacuums and filters, dry sponges, and potent cleaning agents to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 for quality fire cleanup services.

A Storm Left Me Dealing With Flood Damage in My Basement. How Do I Restore It?

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning Strike/ Storm Art Storms can bring floodwater and storm damage. The professionals at SERVPRO are always on call to handle your water damage restoration needs.

Contact SERVPRO Technicians to Help You Perform Flood Damage Restoration in Your Nashua Residence. 

Floodwater in a home can lead to extensive damage that can be expensive to repair if ignored for an extended period. Involve SERVPRO restorers to return your Nashua property to its pre-damage state in the shortest time possible. We have decades of experience and hi-tech equipment that helps us to complete the restoration process with minimum disruption to the customer.

What are the causes of basement flooding?

Flood damage can be frustrating to most property owners, especially those who do not know what to do. Our technicians can help you handle the storm flood damage in your Nashua property. We also offer emergency cleanup services after storms. It is essential to know the common causes of basement flooding to take preventive measures. Some of the common causes of basement flooding include:

Poor basement sealing: During the construction of your property, the basement foundation and tiles require proper sealing. If it was not done correctly or deteriorated with time, water from the ground could begin to seep into your basement.

Poor downspout installation: Downspouts direct water away from the structure and its foundation. However, if the downspouts are missing or broken, water can pool next to the home. 

Gutter debris: Gutters are vital in moving water away from the property. However, clogged gutters with twigs and seed pods can stop water from moving off the roof, away from your home.

How can you extract the water effectively?

Water extraction is an essential task that speeds up the drying process. We use our state-of-the-art equipment to speed up the extraction process. However, we first have to inspect if the floodwater contains debris and dirt. If the water is clear, we can use an electric submersible pump powered by our portable generator. The pump eliminates the suction lift limitations and provides continuous quiet operation. It can move up to 1000 gallons of water per minute through a 4" to 2" hose. The machine extracts the excess water leaving only moisture behind. We can eliminate the moisture using air movers and dehumidifiers. 

How do restorers get rid of odors in crawl spaces?

Our technicians understand that odors in crawl spaces may get into your home even after cleaning and thoroughly drying the property. Since it is challenging to maneuver crawl spaces, we can use the Aquafog Cherry Deodorizer to thermal fog the crawl space. The product gets into small cavities and cracks to combat odor molecules.  

Floodwater can devastate and frustrate homeowners, especially when the secondary damages begin to occur. Call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 to get your property to its preloss state. “Like it never even happened.”

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Why Is SERVPRO So Effective At Cleaning Up Flood Damage In Nashua?

9/7/2020 (Permalink)

Living room and Dining Room Flooded Considering everything, it is important to be mindful of the ever-present threat of flooding in the coastal Northeast.

SERVPRO’s Thorough Technician Training Program, Along With Its High-Tech Gear, Makes It One of the Best Nashua Flood Damage Remediation Services.

Situated near the stormy northeastern coast, Nashua experiences the yearly effects of powerful coastal storms.  As these weather systems pass through, torrential rains often swell and overflow the nearby rivers and ponds.  These excess waters, in a relatively short period of time, can inundate area homes and cause thousands of dollars in damages.  Fortunately, when this happens, help is available.  Your neighborhood SERVPRO, has a staff of highly trained professionals that are dedicated to serving you and ensuring your satisfaction.  Moreover, they are equipped with all the latest advanced tools to quickly resolve even the most difficult issues.  Many times, our experts can even make your home seem like it never even experienced flooding.

What Makes Your Company So Knowledgeable About Flood Damage Remediation?
Our Nashua flood damage remediation service has successfully cleaned up local flood damage for twenty-two years.  Company professionals have several years of industry experience, and their knowledge base includes everything related to actual flood damage cleanup to complex issues involving insurance.  This is because, in addition to working for SERVPRO, some of our staff members have previously been involved in the insurance business.  Additionally, technicians know and adhere to the standards set by numerous reputable authorities such as the:

    •    Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
    •    American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA)
    •    Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)
    •    Institute of Environmental Education (IEE)

Armed with both our own knowledge and that developed by these various specialized organizations, we are better able to effectively deal with your flood damage.

In What Specific Remediation Topics Have SERVPRO Technicians Received Training and Been Certified?
SERVPRO technicians are individually certified by the IICRC in numerous flood damage cleaning and restoration topics.  These topics include everything from structural and contents drying, to specialized cleaning, disinfecting, and odor neutralization.  Some of the specific certifications our experts earn are in:

    •    Water damage restoration
    •    Applied structural drying
    •    Applied microbial remediation
    •    Odor control

The above certifications are indicative of company technicians’ advanced training and knowledge in all aspects of the remediation process.  This knowledge is important because it helps us resolve flood-related issues quickly the first time.

Does SERVPRO Have a Good Track Record When It Comes to Customer Service?
One of the many things that set SERVPRO apart from its competitors is its commitment to customer service.  As neighbors, our staff is always concerned about your satisfaction and wants to meet or even exceeding all of your expectations.  Also, our in-house Employee Certification Training Program (ECTP) emphasizes the importance of this, instructing workers to always listen carefully to, answer the questions of, and courteously serve all customers.  It is likely this intense dedication to serving customers that have earned us a 4.7-star customer satisfaction rating on Google Reviews and a 4-star rating on Facebook.

What Advanced Tools Do Your Technicians Use?
Some of our success is made possible by the top-notch remediation tools we use.  This equipment enables our experts to rapidly remove large volumes of floodwater from your home, expertly dry its structural components and contents, professionally remove hazardous waste and disinfect impacted surfaces, and effectively deodorize your residence.  A few of the notable tools we use are:

    •    Powerful commercial-grade truck-mounted and portable extractors
    •    Submersible gas pumps
    •    High-velocity box fans
    •    Advanced air blowers
    •    Injectidry systems
    •    Thermal foggers
    •    Ultra-low volume foggers
    •    Thermal foggers
    •    A vast array of EPA-approved disinfectants and deodorizers

This extensive arsenal of state-of-the-art gear helps us deliver the best results to our customers, often in less time and for less money than our competitors can.

How Do You Eliminate the Harmful Microbes Associated With Flooding From My Home?
We employ various methods to sanitize your home and make it safe to live in after a flood.  First, after the floodwaters have been removed, we spray strong disinfectants on structural elements and affected surfaces around your house.  Next, our workers remove hazardous waste and impacted materials from your residence.  Then, in order to make your home less hospitable to microorganisms, they use powerful dehumidifiers to dry out and lower the overall humidity of its interiors.  Afterward, using aerosolizing foggers, technicians further treat your home with antimicrobial compounds.  Once completed, all of these efforts ensure that your home is free of hazardous microorganisms that could cause negative health effects.

Considering everything, it is important to be mindful of the ever-present threat of flooding in the coastal Northeast.  Remember to prepare your home accordingly and always know your restoration options in the event of a potential flood.  With that said, if you ever experience flooding, you can always call your neighborhood SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 for assistance.

Will I be Closed Permanently Because of Mold Damage in My Nashua Catering Kitchen?

8/16/2020 (Permalink)

black mold growing up a wall Commercial kitchens can create the optimal environment for mold to grow in. Contact SERVPRO for mold damage mitigation and inspection services.

Commercial Kitchens Can Struggle with High Humidity and Plumbing Issues that Create a Perfect Environment  for Mold -- Inspection and Remediation Are Nashua SERVPRO Specialties

Mold spores are everywhere in the environment, even in Nashua commercial food preparation areas. Before mold growth on surfaces begins, the spores must absorb moisture. Kitchens have many opportunities for settled or airborne spores to find water:

  • Spills
  • Steam from cooking 
  • Dishwashing equipment 
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Inefficient humidity controls, including missing, poorly operating, or inconsistently used exhaust fans

How Do I Respond If I Think I Have a Commercial Mold Problem?

You work hard, succeeding in making your business the answer for catering excellence in Nashua. Needing mold inspection and remediation creates stress and worry. The media hypes mold damage in Nashua, but SERVPRO has the training and experience to resolve the issue and get you back to creating memorable meals for your customers.

How Does the Mold Inspection and Remediation Process Work?

Many mold remediation jobs begin with the customer pointing out visible mold colonies or an unpleasant, musty odor characteristic of mold growth. We start in that area and inspect carefully for additional mold damage, including checking in recesses and building cavities nearby. Then we proceed to remediate the mold by following protocols developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Containing the outbreak

We wrap the space in 1.6 mil polyethylene, installing a negative pressure air mover to seal the perimeter and force the contaminated air through HEPA filters.

Removing the mold

Mechanical brushing and scraping is the best technique for nonporous surfaces. If the mold infiltrated porous materials, we sometimes can remove the active mold and incapacitate the hyphae (rootlike mold organism structure) using abrasive techniques like soda or dry ice blasting.

Containing and disposing of the debris

We place mold and moldy materials into doubled bags and follow legal regulations to discard the waste appropriately.

Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces

Vacuuming with HEPA-filtered equipment and wiping the affected areas with EPA-registered products to clean and disinfect for the finish.

Note: Merely broadcast spraying with an antimicrobial is an inadequate response. Mold is challenging to control without physical removal as the hyphae can remain entrenched and ready to regrow colonies. 

Consult with the experts at SERVPRO of Nashua when you need mold inspection and remediation. Schedule an assessment at (603) 889-2311.

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What Can SERVPRO Do About Fire Cleanup Odors In Nashua?

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

Living Room On Fire If you are concerned about smoky odors after fire cleanup, give SERVPRO of Nashua a call at (603) 889-2311.

SERVPRO Helps Nashua Residents Get Their Homes Smelling Good Again

Anyone who lives in Nashua hopes they will never suffer a disaster at home. However, sometimes problems are unavoidable, and that is where SERVPRO comes in. We are always on hand to help and get your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Some fire cleanup services in Nashua leave odors behind. This is unfortunate because leftover smoky smells are very unpleasant and a nasty reminder of the fire. Anyone facing the aftermath of a fire wants to forget it and resume a healthy life as soon as possible. Dealing with odors is an essential part of getting back to the daily routine.

Why is it so hard to get rid of smoky odors?

SERVPRO of Nashua understands that lingering smoke smells are uniquely hard to get rid of. The smell after a fire is often a cause of distress to our customers, and something they ask for our assistance with.

Smoke and soot from microscopic particles that can bond to a wide range of materials such as wood, plastic, and metal. The smoke particles penetrate profoundly and are hard to get rid of, so a home often smells smoky long after the fire was extinguished.

Why is deodorization so important?

Getting rid of odors is an essential part of SERVPRO’s fire cleanup process, because:

    •    Lingering smoke smells are an unpleasant reminder of the fire
    •    Even if a home is thoroughly cleaned, it does not truly feel clean until all the odors are gone
    •    Deodorization is one of the quickest ways to flush out hidden soot particles
    •    A fresh-smelling home helps homeowners feel more positive and ready to move forward after fire cleanup

Not all cleanup services emphasize deodorization, which is why it is a good idea to call us.

What products does SERVPRO use for deodorization?

The deodorization process uses a range of products and equipment to achieve the desired effect. Some of our professional deodorizing products include:

    •    Odor counteracting beads – these contain powerful solvent counteractants which are released into the air to maks nasty odors
    •    Deodorant granules or pellets – use an ingredient called fuller’s earth to absorb odors like a sponge
    •    Water-based counteractants – can be added to cleaning solutions
    •    ULV and thermal fogging agents – can be added to ULV or thermal foggers and dispersed into all the nooks and crannies of a house.

Odor counteracting beads are best used anywhere they will be borne by the air currents. We sometimes place them in HVAC systems to help them circulate. Deodorant granules are versatile and can be used in a small space or throughout an entire building to suck up and trap odors. Fogging agents are used with fogging machines to get into all the hard-to-reach places, and also to fog a whole room quickly.

What equipment will SERVPRO bring to my home?

Deodorization does not stop with the application of chemicals. There are also several pieces of kit we can use to further deodorizing efforts.

We train our technicians to choose the best equipment for the job and position it most effectively. Air movers are ideal for ventilating a home both before and after thermal fogging. Photocatylicitc Oxidizers and Ozone Machines are both excellent pieces of equipment for powerful odor removal.

When does deodorization take place?

We deodorize your property after we have dealt with smoke remediation, cleanup, and restoration. It is an essential final step in returning your house to its pre-fire state.

Before we rid your home of smells, we will assess the damage and draw up an effective and personalized cleaning plan. Once we are happy with the cleaning and restoration, we move on to applying deodorizing chemicals and equipment to the situation.

Is this better than trying to deodorize the property myself?

Yes, it is much better than trying to DIY the deodorization process. Our teams have access to professional equipment and robust cleaning solutions that you simply cannot get over the counter. It is also important to note that we thoroughly train our technicians in industry best practices, so you can rest assured you are getting the best service.

Calling in the professionals is also safer, because we assess any structural issues or health hazards in your property, and we equip our technicians with PPE to ensure their safety.

What happens if I am not happy with the result?

Customer satisfaction is a vital part of our services. You will receive a call from your file manager a week after our visit, to give you the chance to ask any follow-up questions or air any concerns you may have.

If you are concerned about smoky odors after fire cleanup, give SERVPRO of Nashua a call at (603) 889-2311.

How Quickly Can My Business Reopen After a Pipe Burst?

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO techs are available around the clock to get your Nashua property restored and reopened as fast as possible  

An overnight pipe burst can put the brakes on your normal daily operations. If your Nashua property does not have environmental monitoring, the water can flow for hours before it gets discovered. The faster the restoration services begin, the quicker you get to reopen for business. All property owners should set up a readiness plan for what to do when faced with this type of loss, so you know what to do. A sample list might be:

  • Turn off the water to the building
  • Contact your insurance agent 
  • Call SERVPRO or use the Emergency READY Plan app
  • Removal of items from the loss area if it is safe to do so

How Does SERVPRO Know What My Insurance Policy Covers for Commercial Water Damage Cleanup?   

When the technicians arrive at a Nashua property to handle commercial water damage, the crew chief communicates with both the property owner and insurance adjuster as needed. This transparency in communication ensures that no actions outside the scope of coverage get done, and the property owner does not have to feel anxious about unexpected out-of-pocket charges. This is usually the case, but it is dependent upon your insurance carrier.

Common Actions for Prepping for Reopening

With their advanced equipment for extraction and drying, SERVPRO techs can bring down the interior moisture levels rapidly. Then they wipe down the surfaces and perform any odor control applications necessary. One of the essential parts of the restoration is the final walk-through where the SERVPRO crew chief takes the owner and, when needed, the adjuster, through the completed restoration services to go over the actions taken as well as any final repairs that need to get done to restore the area entirely.

SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 stands ready to help local businesses with any size commercial water damage. The techs are available 24/7 to return your property to its preloss condition.

How do I Get Rid of a Bad Smell After Flooding In My Nashua Home?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

A living room with wet carpeting. When you find that your home is under attack from a water damage, call SERVPRO. We know what it takes to get your home back in correct order.

A Reputable Restoration Company Eliminates the Smell and Destruction Following a Flood in your Nashua Home

Nashua residents may find their homes under the threat of a storm and the ensuing damage. As you worry about your home, take the time to identify a reputable restoration company specializing in water events. When disaster strikes, you want to have the most competent team to help you navigate the crisis.

In Nashua, flood damage is a specialty of our SERVPRO team. Whenever debris and bacteria make it into your home via floodwaters, we are ready to perform a thorough assessment of the situation and propose an action plan. Our goal is to move efficiently to help mitigate your loss of time and money. As soon as it is safe to enter your residence, we don our personal protective equipment and kick-off the process to protect your home and family.

Is the odor the main priority after a flood?

Our SERVPRO team understands the ramifications of flooding, and the lingering smell is undoubtedly one of them. Although we first focus on avoiding cross-contamination and discarding items beyond repair, we also set the groundwork for disinfecting and deodorizing your home. However, a musty smell plays a vital role in identifying underlying issues that need our attention. A smell can point us to residual waters or excess humidity in your walls. When it is time to address the stench, our team may use some of the following techniques to make it a thing of the past:

  • Ozone generator- helpful in purifying the air in your home, it is usually one of the last steps in your restoration
  • Drywall replacement- the smell may come from drywall with excess humidity. Our team can work on replacing the panel or preparing the area for other contractors as appropriate.
  • Charcoal filters and air scrubbers- cleaning the air and killing bacteria is essential to eliminating odor molecules

SERVPRO of Nashua is your partner when disaster strikes. Call us at (603) 889-2311 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

What Conditions Must Get Restored After a Fire in My Nashua House?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

fire damage that burnt up an attic of a home Fire damage to a home can quickly devastate a family. Contact SERVPRO for mitigation of fire damage to your home.

There are many destructive effects of a fire in your home, even after the blaze has gotten extinguished. 

Fire losses can be among the most destructive disasters to impact your Nashua home. What makes these emergencies so severe is that they can be as damaging to your property after extinguishment as they were during the fire. Understanding what your home needs, and how to implement these strategies, falls to the capable hands of our experienced restoration professionals. As a preferred vendor with local and major insurance companies, we can work quickly to meet the needs of damage claims and get restoration started as soon as possible.

Our responding technicians in this niche are among the most well-trained and educated in our roster because dozens of loss effects embody fire damage in Nashua homes. Fire losses are the second most common callout for our professionals, so it is a situation that we are always prepared to face. We can mobilize quickly after these disasters, seeking to reach compromised properties within hours of the first notice of loss. Multiple threats exist after extinguishment that our SERVPRO team must face upon arrival. These include:

  • Smoke Residues
  • Structural Compromise
  • Lingering Odors

What are Emergency Services After a Fire?

How our technicians initially respond to losses affects restoration as a whole. We are dedicated to the promise that We're Faster to Any Size Disaster. This commitment ensures that we can get vital recovery services started immediately when it is safe to enter the house. We call the actions we take before mitigation emergency services, as they are the first line of defense in protecting your property after a loss. Each of these steps can reduce the ultimate cost and length of restoration, so they must happen as soon as possible. Some of these emergency services include:

  • Debris Removal – There are typically piles of ash, material remnants, and other debris throughout the property after a structure fire. While these areas can be unsightly, they also amplify odors and soot damages in the environment. 
  • Controlled Demolition – Structural damage is a common threat after fire losses because fire can burn through sensitive materials quickly in a destructive path through your home. Removing compromised construction materials ensures that we have a clear and stable point to begin reconstruction. 
  • Content Management – Protecting your belongings is a vital service that we must start as soon as we arrive. From relocating some of your possessions to protecting them with the pack-out process, we work to keep as much of your belongings safe.

How Can Smoke Residues Get Addressed?

Smoke residues and soot are among the most considerable challenges that exist after a fire loss because microscopic particles can be hazardous to the health of those exposed. It is vital to remove coatings and residues as soon as possible, and this involves several specific approaches that vary based on a few specific factors, including:

  • Type of Smoke Damage
  • Severity of the Coating  
  • Materials Affected

Removing soot and smoke residues can be challenging because improper cleaning tactics can lead to smearing and staining the surface. We can remove the bulk of the buildup on the surface of exposed materials using soda blasting and agitative cleaning techniques.

Can SERVPRO Handle Construction Needs?

Fires can destroy your house's structural integrity and leave you with a pressing need for build back and repair. Structural loss can happen quickly, especially in high-heat disasters where the blaze moves quickly through the property. Controlled demolition removes the immediately damaged areas of these construction materials and prepares your home for the later reconstruction that it needs. This process protects what structural elements are salvageable and helps to reduce the spread and severity of loss effects immediately. We have a team of in-house contractors that respond along with our technicians to these emergencies to get build back and repairs started as you need them.

What Are the Best Methods for Removing Smoke and Burning Odors?

Odors are another common threat that Nashua homeowners face after a housefire. Burning materials can leave behind a harsh scent that penetrates porous materials and lingers in open spaces. Addressing each of these concerns requires premier tools and equipment in our inventory. Depending on the materials affected and the size of the damaged area, we often choose among a few deodorizing tools to help:

  • Thermal Foggers
  • Hydroxyl Machines
  • Ozone Generators

Fire losses can present multiple threatening conditions to your property that should get addressed as quickly as possible. With the experience and fast response of our SERVPRO of Nashua team, we can make fire losses "Like it never even happened." Call us at (603) 889-2311.

How Much Damage Could a Broken Washing Machine Cause?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Broken washing machine Faulty appliances can quickly cause water damage in your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for assistance.

When your washing machine malfunctions, it could leave Nashua homeowners contending with hundreds of gallons of standing water. 

Several potential issues could affect the washing machine in your Nashua home and cause it to leak or flood the areas around the appliance. Broken seals in the discharge line can happen without you noticing, and once a breach exists in this outlet, the full water contents of a load can empty onto the floor of your laundry room. Even worse, damage to the input hose that fills your appliance could leave you contending with an endless flow of water on the floor until you shut off the valve supplying it.

When dealing with a pressing need for water damage repair in your Nashuahome, you can depend on the fast and reliable service of our SERVPRO team. With both qualified restoration technicians and in-house residential contractors, we can meet the needs of your water damaged home. We have become a one-stop-shop for recovery after the malfunction of water-fed appliances in your house. Extraction is often one of the first steps that we take to resolve the emergency, and this step includes several water removal tools such as:

What Do I Need to Repair the Broken Fixture? 

Broken valves or plumbing attached to the washing machine must get repaired before you can resume the use of the appliance when the water lines get pressurized again. The residential contractors that we have on our roster include building trade experts in the plumbing field, allowing us to make the necessary repairs while mitigation steps like extraction and drying are taking place simultaneously.

While water losses from appliances can be unexpected, our SERVPRO of Nashua team can respond quickly with the tools and technicians to help. Give us a call anytime at (603) 889-2311.

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How Do I Clean Soot Residues From My Nashua Restaurant's Kitchen After a Fire?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

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For Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Your Nashua Restaurant Call SERVPRO

One of the most common sources of structural blazes are mishaps in the kitchen. When operating your Nashua restaurant, your staff uses heat and multiple hot appliances to produce the food you sell every day. Therefore restaurants can be at high risk for structural burns.

How can you get rid of soots and soils on my restaurant's appliances and kitchen walls?

When mitigating commercial fire damage in your Nashua eatery, our SERVPRO technicians can use different techniques depending upon what types of surfaces got affected. If wooden or other porous surfaces got coated in residues, then we can utilize dry cleaning methods such as vacuuming or sponge cleaning. If non-porous surfaces like your stainless steel appliances got negatively affected, then we can use water-based detergents or solvents to remove the soot. Whenever we clean and remove soot residues, we utilize the following cleaning actions:

    •    Mechanical Action- Physical agitation of the soot can be a very effective way to remove soot residues. Dry cleaning methods rely on agitation since water-based detergents cannot be used on porous surfaces. Wet cleaning methods also use agitation by scrubbing with a rag or steel wool.
    •    Lubrication- Lubricating or making things slippery can aid in releasing the soot's bond with your affected surfaces.
    •    Chemical Action- Many products cause chemical reactions to occur that can aid in cleaning and removing residues.
    •    Suspension- During most chemical actions, the cleaner causes the soot to suspend into the detergent. Suspension can occur when a soil dissolves into a cleaning mixture, or they emulsify into a product it cannot be mixed with.
    •    Dispersion- Once the soils get released from the affected surface, they then get dispersed into the cleaning formula.
    •    "Like Dissolves Like"- This phenomenon refers to soils getting dissolves by chemicals that are like them. Water-based detergents will dissolve water-based soils, and solvents made of oils will dissolve oil-based residues.

If a fire burns in the kitchen in your restaurant and leaves behind soils and soot residues, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 immediately after the fire gets extinguished.

How Adversely Can Smoke Damage My Nashua Home Contents?

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps Evaluate the Level of Damage and Use Advanced Cleaning Techniques to Reverse the Effects of Fire and Smoke Damage in Your Nashua Property

Although you might not worry much about smoke damage compared to other effects of fire, it can devastate your Nashua property. One unique aspect of smoke damage is that it can affect areas of a property that the heat or flames from the fire do not reach. Even an outdoor fire or one that only affects a detached section, such as a garage, can still cause damages inside the main house. Several factors combine, leading to such outcomes.

What characteristics of smoke are likely to worsen fire and smoke damage in my Nashua home?

It is standard for a fire to produce smoke as different materials combust. Experienced fire and smoke restoration technicians in Nashua are also aware of other common characteristics that smoke exhibits during a fire that influence the resultant damages, including:
    •    Accumulation of smoke deposits in enclosed spaces
    •    Penetration of smoke residues into older surfaces
    •    Accumulation of more smoke residues on synthetic fibers

Such outcomes are influenced by factors like cooler temperatures within enclosed spaces such as cabinets compared to the rest of the open rooms. Older surfaces, on the other hand, tend to be porous, thus allowing deeper penetration of smoke residues, while synthetic surfaces attract residues ionized during combustion, thus collecting more deposits.

How does understanding smoke behavior help when dealing with damages?

Understanding smoke movement patterns help establish where most residues are likely to accumulate for better focus during cleaning. It also eliminates the chances of overlooking some areas such as locked cabinets where you might not expect smoke deposits.

Apart from helping pinpoint soiled areas, understanding smoke behavior can also help in making a better choice of cleaning resources. For instance, when our SERVPRO technicians notice that smoke filtered into a room with closets or cabinets, we prepare several resources to help with cleaning, odor management, and prevention of residues from setting. Typical resources include:
    •    Dry cleaning sponges
    •    Denatured alcohol
    •    Sanding equipment

In the case of old surfaces where we expect deeper penetration of residues, we prepare for several cleaning steps starting with mechanical action to help dislodge residues without sending them deeper into the material. One effective mechanical action is vacuuming the area before using other cleaning procedures such as wet cleaning with solutions.

What signs indicate severe smoke damage on contents?

Smoke tends to deposit residues on items. However, the accumulation of residues does not necessarily lead to serious damage. Most residues are easy to wipe off with a cleaning sponge or wet cleaning procedures. However, some outcomes signify severe damage and may include:
    •    Yellowing
    •    Staining
    •    Rusting
    •    Bad odor

The changes can appear on a wide range of materials, including plastics, ceramic items, metals, and fabrics. Our SERVPRO technicians use various approaches to clean your contents, thus reversing the damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Yellowing mostly happens on plastic items such as utensils, toys, appliances, or any other plastic item within your house. Whitening the items require a couple of supplies, including a chemical agent to reverse the yellowing, agitation resources, and rinsing or regular cleaning detergent.
Our technicians use chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, or other specially formulated cleaning agents to help remove the yellowing. For small items such as utensils and toys without electrical components, we use emersion methods such as ultrasonic cleaning. The system creates and collapses millions of bubbles, and the energy released helps agitate the affected surfaces. Such a system also helps in other aspects of cleaning, such as controlling the amount of cleaning agents used, the temperature of the solution, and increasing the dwell-time, thus improving the outcome.

Is it possible to reverse significant changes such as rusting or staining?

Smoke contains several substances, including particulate matter, water vapor, and chemicals such as nitrogen oxides and tar. When these substances are deposited on different contents in the house, they can cause staining or rust in metallic items or finishes. Our technicians inspect the affected material to determine whether restoration is possible. For fabrics, we use a variety of tests, including:
    •    Chemical tests
    •    Specific gravity test
    •    Burn test

Once we establish that restoration is possible, we use different approaches, including applying chemical agents, agitation, or sometimes we may use enzyme cleaning agents where necessary. For the best outcome, we focus on the stained section and then clean the entire item.

Replacing damaged contents is a costly affair. Call SERVPRO of Nashua to help find a way to save your valuables. You can reach us at (603) 889-2311. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Nashua, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Nashua today at (603) 889-2311 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Do You Start to Get Rid of Fire and Smoke Damage?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Check Out the Smoke and Fire Recovery Strategies SERVPRO Customizes for Nashua Households

Few events are more disruptive to your family’s daily life than a residential fire and its aftermath. As you try to get things sorted, it becomes clear quickly that you need reliable and expert help to take the first steps back towards a normal existence.

Is It Safe for Your Loved Ones to Breathe the Smoke?

Fire and smoke damage in Nashua exposes your  home and family to airborne particulates, even if the blaze seemed minimal and extinguished swiftly. Smoke contains tiny bits of incompletely combusted structural components and contents.  They drift on air currents and through your HVAC system, containing bits of the following materials:

  • Plastics and foams
  • Rubbers
  • Organic fabrics, including cotton, wool, and linen
  • Carpets
  • Wood and wood products
  • Synthetic fabrics
  • Asbestos and lead-containing materials

Can Smoke Be Cleared Out of My House?

Fire and smoke damage present severe air-quality issues. Cleaning the air of contaminants is high on the list of tasks of the SERVPRO plan. Opening windows and using industrial axial fans to move air out is one method. Another strategy our trained technicians use to reduce the toxic air contamination in affected spaces is the employment of an air scrubbing system. 

How Is an Air Scrubber Set Up?

Our team encloses areas of your smoke-damaged home with heavy-duty plastic, sealing the edges of the partition with negative air pressure generated by the air scrubbing machine. We might partition off whole rooms, or build smaller chambers inside large areas with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe or steel tension bars.

What Does an Air Scrubber Do?

Air scrubbing equipment forces the air inside the enclosure through high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters before exhausting it to the outside. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) mandates that the filters remove at least 99.97 percent of particles 0.3 micrometers or larger. HEPA filters can clear most smoke particles from the air inside the containment areas we build. 

The fire and smoke damage mitigations technicians at SERVPRO of Nashua improve air quality outcomes with proven techniques. Call (603) 889-2311 for a fast and professional response to your household’s crisis. 

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What Do You Do After Your Nashua House Floods?

5/9/2020 (Permalink)

House Flooded after storm Call us as soon as possible after a water loss event for the best outcome.

SERVPRO knows seeing your Nashua home flooded can be overwhelming, bring in professional help to make the restoration process go smoother

Floodwater in any part of your home is overwhelming to look at. One of the first actions you should take when it happens in your home is to engage a professional restoration services company.

Can Carpet with Flood Damage Get Cleaned for Reuse?
Flooring often gets the brunt of the loss when flood damage happens in a Nashua home. Once groundwater enters and saturates carpeting, in most cases, the carpet requires disposal as a biohazard due to the contaminated nature of the floodwater. Anything it runs through, it brings into the house, and sometimes the water has chemicals, debris, or sewage. Any of those elements alone make the water dangerous, and often there is a combination of those in the water. This is why SERVPRO techs wear protective clothing and use respirators to avoid aspirating the water vapor.

Signs of Water Damage to Flooring and What to Do About It
Once saturated, flooring types react in different ways to water exposure. Here are some of the most common situations that occur after an inch of floodwater enters a home:

    •    Floating and laminate floors - this type of floor covering tends to lose adhesion after exposure to water. SERVPRO technicians can remove the tiles and inspect the pieces to determine the nature of the construction materials. In some cases, the tiles can get cleaned, disinfected, and re-installed.
    •    Carpet and padding - is categorically a loss. The carpet does not have the potential to get returned to a sanitary state for reuse, and frequently the backing comes loose and causes permanent damage that is not restorable.
    •    Hardwood Flooring - many factors determine the outcome. For one, the amount of water exposure and also the type of composite materials that make up the flooring. Engineered hardwood with veneer topping may come loose or otherwise deteriorate. Solid hardwood floorboards may buckle or warp, but often can get dried, sanded and refinished, thereby saving the investment.
    •    Ceramic Tile -If the seal on the grout line is intact and the tile itself is in good shape, this type of flooring has the best potential for a full recovery. No seepage into the subfloor and no absorption of the floodwater means after extraction of the water, drying, and disinfection, the flooring stays in the home.

Proactive Actions Homeowners Can Take When Flooding Happens
If there are electrical outlets in danger of coming into contact with floodwater, turn off the electricity to the home, if it is safe to do so. If not, vacate the property and inform anyone entering the home of the potential for shock. Other efforts from homeowners that help lessen loss include:
    •    Removal of small items from the floor
    •    Take valuables out of the home
    •    Important documents should get removed
    •    Small furnishings that are easy to move should get relocated

Professional Extraction and Drying is a Must After Water Damage
SERVPRO technicians have certifications in handling biohazards and have experience dealing with the removal of contaminated floodwater safely. They can quickly extract the water and determine the migration path within the home with their advanced moisture detection equipment. This can assist in locating areas with water loss that may be outside the initial flood zone within the home, so nothing gets missed during the restoration process.

Once the techs extract the maximum amount of water, ascertained by doing "dry" passes where little to no moisture gets picked up by the equipment, they move on to the drying phase. Careful goals get set for drying times, and numerous air movers paired with dehumidifiers get deployed to bring down the moisture rapidly. The technicians carefully monitor this process to ensure the timeline gets maintained for completing this phase of the restoration.

Is It Possible to Remove Floodwater Odors By Drying?
In most situations, the odors will not diminish very much through drying. This is because the odorous molecules remain, and although the professional disinfectant and cleaning agents used by SERVPRO tech can markedly reduce musty water odors, sometimes stronger applications get used to eradicate odors fully. For airborne particles, the very safe hydroxyl generators use UV rays to eliminate odors and stop them from spreading. Thermal fogging is also a very effective way to eliminate foul scents through the use of a heated solvent delivered as a fog that penetrates items and structural elements throughout the property and makes odors a thing of the past.

SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 has the tools and equipment to clean up, dry, and restore local properties with flood damage. Call us as soon as possible after a water loss event for the best outcome.

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Can I Trust SERVPRO When It Comes To My Nashua Cleanup?

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How Do I Restore My Nashua Home After A Water Damage?

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

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Remove water damage quickly to reduce secondary damage.

When your Nashua home experiences significant water damages, you might concede that cleaning up the mess and getting the area restored is out of the wheelhouse of the weekend warrior handyman-homeowner. One of the best things that you can do for your home is to react to the situation as quickly as possible, to allow for a rapid response time that limits the severity of the damage in your house.

Whether a burst in your plumbing or a disconnected appliance is to blame, when you need water removal services for your Nashua home, it is always a good idea to know whom you plan to call ahead of time. This forward thinking can help you get the right team, like our SERVPRO professionals, to your home and working on restoring the damage that you have experienced while everyone else is still pouring through reviews and ratings.

From the moment that our professionals arrive at your home, we can get to work quickly on extracting the water from the affected areas. The longer this pooled water gets permitted to stay, the more damage and farther reach it has. Ultimately, this makes it exponentially more challenging to dry the area thoroughly. This extraction typically involves a combination of equipment such as wet-vacs, portable pumps, and even a pump truck from our SERVPRO fleet if a high enough volume of water is present inside your house.

Once the standing water has gotten removed, air movers and dehumidifiers work to dry out open areas of your home. Drying mats could get used to penetrate beneath the top layer of flooring and eliminate moisture seepage here. In the same way, our injectidry system can prevent moisture from persisting in wall cavities by forcing air through hoses inserted through holes commonly drilled (and then later repaired) behind baseboards.

When you need water removal services in your home, time is of the essence. Trust in the team of restoration specialists we have at SERVPRO of Nashua. Our experienced team can respond quickly and restore your home back to pre-water loss conditions. Give us a call 24/7 at (603) 889-2311.

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What Do I Do If My Water Heater is Leaking All Over My Basement Floor?

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

containment barrier of poly sheeting in a garage with air movers Water Tanks, Basement, Garages, and Interiors of Nashua Homes Get a Premier Water Cleanup and Repair Service from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Technicians Are Available to Mitigate Water Damage to Your Nashua Home 24/7

While Nashua homeowners may have been informed by their local water heater installation professional about the service lifespan of this crucial home appliance, failures can occur well before that eight- to twelve-year service life has ended. While annual or semi-annual inspections can prevent many incidents, accidents can still happen that leave homeowners unsure about what to do. Consumer-grade products are typically not able to address the effects of sudden, high-volume water damage.

What can SERVPRO provide for Nashua homeowners affected by water damage due to appliance failures?

  • 24/7 service. SERVPRO techs are available to mitigate damage at any time of the day or night, including weekends and holidays.
  • IICRC-certified technicians. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets the standard for the restoration industry. Technicians observe these specifications to the letter.
  • Sophisticated cleanup technologies. Restoration pros utilize everything from infrared cameras to Thermo hygrometers to determine the moisture contents in and behind surfaces and then combat damage with extraction tools, drying equipment, and EPA-registered antimicrobials.
  • A loss-prevention approach to cleaning. SERVPRO focuses on restoring your structure and its contents while minimizing repair and replacement costs with safe and effective cleanup methods and technologies.

Water Heater Parts That Can Cause Water Damage to Nashua Homes

These parts are often the most vulnerable on tank-style water heaters, which can be found in 97% of US homes. A lack of regular maintenance causes a whopping 44% of water heater-related repair needs. Flushing and evaluating the tank once or twice a year can prevent a variety of failures in your system.

  • The anode rod. This aluminum or magnesium rod collects rust to keep corrosion from affecting the tank or other parts of the heater. If this rod corrodes too much or sediment buildup prevents the anode rod from doing its job, other parts of the heater may rust, including the tank and valves.
  • A corroded tank. If the internal or external tank rusts, it can lead to large amounts of water pouring into your home. Keep the tank clear of sediments and replace the anode rod when needed to prevent this.
  • Loose or rusty valves. Leaky valves can indicate sediment buildup or corrosion issues in other areas of your hot water tank.
  • Damaged supply lines. Hot water outlets can get damaged as they supply water to the home because the water is hottest at the top of the outlet.

When you notice these signs, call a trusted professional to make repairs or replace parts immediately. However, if water damage has already occurred in your Nashua property, SERVPRO is only a phone call away from providing effective mitigation.

Dealing with Nashua Basement Water Damage Until Help Arrives

  • Elevate furniture and possessions. Keep possessions off the ground and away from water wherever possible. Keep furniture on cinder blocks and put belongings in plastic containers on shelving that is out of reach of the water.
  • Avoid electrical components. If the water damage occurred near your breakers or other electrical components, avoid touching them to prevent the risk of electrical shocks. Have a professional examine your electrical system for damages.
  • Do not flush out your water heater. Attempting to flush sediments out of a leaky water heater can cause even more damage. Wait until your heater has been serviced, and the tank has been repaired or replaced.
  • Contact your insurance company. This step is crucial to receiving compensation for damages to your property. Water damage from your water heater can lead to extensive structural repairs, structural drying, and potential mold remediation depending on the duration of the leak. An insurance adjuster can assist you in navigating these complexities. SERVPRO can also help with the claims filing process.

While it can be overwhelming to deal with water damage to something as essential as your water heater, the most important things homeowners can do until mitigation professionals arrive are staying safe and protecting their possessions.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Restore Your Nashua Home's Water-Damaged Basement

SERVPRO works diligently to extract water from finished basements with a variety of tools, including:

  • Extraction wands
  • Mops
  • Squeegees
  • Sponges

Extraction is essential not only to minimize the onset of further water damage but also to ensuring that structural dying is successful and efficient. Without this process, drying with air movers and dehumidifiers can take several times longer.

If you have wood furniture or upholstery that has been affected by water tank damage, technicians can address that during the extraction and drying process. Polyethylene drying chambers may be erected to contain affected furniture in a space that can facilitate faster drying.

Water damage often brings odors with it that are musty and unpleasant. SERVPRO can address these odors with EPA-registered biocides, low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers, and box fans made to exchange air at speeds between 3000 and 5000 CFM (cubic feet per minute).

SERVPRO of Nashua serves the community with mitigation that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (603) 889-2311 for 24/7 service that can restore your home to its preloss condition.


4/1/2020 (Permalink)

The Phoenix GuardianR Air Scrubber - green in color Powerful and Reliable, and Economical Air Scrubbing Equipment Available for Rent from SERVPRO of Nashua.

If you are looking to rent a smaller, portable air scrubber to improve the air quality and/or to maintain negative air pressure within an indoor space, the Phoenix GurardianR Pro HEPA Air Scrubber is an excellent option. This compact unit will provide up to 4 air changes per hour in a room containing up to 7500 cubic feet, or 30' x 30' x 8'. 

Call  (603) 889-2311 for more details and pricing


Use as negative air machine or HEPA air scrubber to remove airborne contaminants during restoration, abatement, and remediation work.


Air enters unit passing through two-stage HEPA filtration to remove airborne particles. Optional third stage activated carbon/potassium permanganate filter removes airborne gases and odors. Capable of four air changes per hour in a 7,500 cu. ft. area.


  • Low amp draw – 1.9 amps.

  • Variable speed operation – 200 to 500cfm.

  • Two-stage filter design.

  • Optional third-stage Carbon/Potassium Permanganate gas phase filter.

  • Large filter media maximizes filter life.

  • Filter change light.

  • Ducting options for scrubbing or negative air

    operation; detachable outlet duct ring and built-in lip

    on inlet to hold intake ducting in place.

  • Duplex GFCI and circuit breaker.

  • Daisy-chain capacity - up to six total units on a single


  • Lightweight and easy to carry.

  • Durable, rotomolded housing.

  • Stackable up to four units high for storage and


  • Tethered inlet cap protects filters during transport.


Negative air in a controlled environment, Mold remediation, Water damage restoration, Fire Damage, and Air Quality Control.


  • Impeller fan may not start at low speed. If this occurs, rotate speed control to high until the impeller fan starts, then adjust to lower speed.

  • Negative air applications can cause open combustion appliances to back-draft and cause flame roll-outs from appliance pilot lights. Check that proper venting of open combustion appliances is occurring and all pilot lights and open flames have been extinguished in areas to be placed under negative pressure.


  • Power:          2.4 amps / 120v / 60Hz
  • Weight:         33 lbs.
  • Dimensions:   22”W x 14”H x 24”D
  • Airflow:         200 to 500 CFM (variable) outlet
  • Ducting:       16” Inlet / 10” 
  • Cord:           24’, 14/3, black w/ lighted plug
  • ETL listed for US and Canada
  • Conforms to UL STD 507 and certified CSA


  • #78016 18” x 18” x 1” Pleated media filter 
  • #78018 18” x 18” x 2.5” HEPA filter
  • #4031861 10” Lay flat duct collar ring


  • 78017 18” x 18” x 2” Carbon/Potassium Filter
  • #4028357 16” x 25’ Intake Flex Duct
  • #78040 10” x 250’ Lay-Flat Duct


  • Daily
    • Inspect power cord for damage; replace if needed
    • Check filter change light; replace filters as needed.
    • Check GFCI to ensure it is not in a “tripped” condition; push “RESET” to reset GFCI.
  • Periodic:
    • Wipe down housing with detergent and hot water. Be careful not to expose electrical components to water.


To decontaminate equipment, dispose of all contaminated filters and clean exterior thoroughly with hot water and detergent being careful not to expose motor or electrical components to water. Let dry, then wipe down unit with an EPA Registered Disinfectant according to label directions.


  • For Indoor Use Only.

  • Connect to GFCI outlet; do not use extension cords.

  • Do not block air intake or outlet. One foot minimum distance to obstructions.

  • Do not use as a stool or bench.

  • Do not operate with a damaged cord or plug.

When Water Damages Nashua Boutique Stores

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

View of inside of clothing store Water damage can quickly damage your clothing store. SERVPRO has the expertise to restore your store with as little disruption as possible.

SERVPRO of Nashua Supports Local Small Businesses

Part of the beauty of owning a boutique store is that you can take a creative license in decorating and accessorizing it. In Nashua, it is a pleasure to hunt for unique pieces that bring the personality of your shop to the forefront and gives you a unique look that differentiates you from neighboring stores. However, your dedication may not be enough to protect you from a pipe bursting and submerging your inventory and décor in water, leaving you with an immediate need for a reputable restoration company.

For water damage in Nashua commercial establishments, you can count on SERVPRO to be an integral part of your team as you bring your shop back to normal. Our expert team recognizes the value of your time and effort, and we seek to minimize the minutes your shop remains closed to the public. Reach out to our 24/7 hotline as soon as the emergency takes place and let our Green Fleet be your guide throughout the restoration process.

Even well-intentioned friends may increase your vulnerability if they are not experts like our team is. Extracting water from any site requires a thorough evaluation of just how widespread the damage is. Many people do not realize that beyond the visible accumulation of water, your structure may also be weaker as a result of the incident. Water can impact your drywall and other construction aspects, which is why our SERVPRO team utilizes specialized equipment to read humidity levels even within the wall cavities. These readings help guide corrective actions designed to protect you from complications down the line.

Insulation is one of those materials that we do not see but can be deeply affected by excess moisture. Generally speaking, our SERVPRO team can help determine whether the water event was grave enough to warrant the removal and replacement of insulation. Alternatively, drying techniques may be sufficient to restore the insulation and ensure that its function is not compromised.

SERVPRO of Nashua is much more than a water extraction service. Our team applies its expertise to resolve and anticipate issues stemming from water seeping into your belongings and structure. Call us at (603) 889-2311 and let us be your guiding light as we strive to leave your shop, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Act Fast In Nashua After A Water Loss

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

Our van parked outside a property Our certified technicians are ready 24/7 to restore your home after a water damage disaster. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Water Damage Nashua – Pipes Freeze in Rooms Without Heat

Cold winters can freeze water pipes quickly, even inside your home. Many homeowners try to conserve energy and expenses in the winter by turning down the thermostat and turning off hot air vents in unused rooms. There can be a downside to this strategy, especially if there are water pipes in these rooms or the walls during a cold spell.

SERVPRO responds to water damage events in Nashua in all kinds of weather. Frozen pipes inside walls can cause water leakage in the immediate room, as well as the rooms below. Often the water leak is not noticed until the cold spell is over and the pipes thaw out. Water can spray inside the walls for hours before being noticed.

The immediate solution is to turn off the main water supply and thaw out the pipes. A plumber can repair the pipe, replacing the section that cracked when the water pipe froze. SERVPRO can assist in these water damage situations. Our main objective is to remove any standing water and dry out the walls and floors.

Heater and air movers may be installed to raise the temperature in the affected areas to absorb the moisture from the structure. In many cases, the drywall or paneling must be removed. Soaked insulation must also be removed to expose all areas that are wet or damp. Hot, warm air can quickly absorb moisture and dry the area. SERVPRO also uses infrared moisture meters to help identify areas that may require further treatment.

As water evaporates from an area, the surface is cooler, while dry areas remain at room temperature. This difference in temperature shows up on an infrared scan and helps identify areas that still contain moisture and require further moisture abatement. Many clients are surprised how far water can travel in a short time frame. Failure to remove the moisture and treat these areas can lead to structural damage and mold.

Call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Nashua and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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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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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)

fire damaged home “Like it never even happened.”

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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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.

Why We Are The Leader In Nashua Fire Damage Restoration

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

news stairs in a home that replaced the burnt ones after a fire Since the stairs took the brunt of the damage after a fire struck this home, our technicians had to replace them.

What is Fire Debris Removal for Nashua Homes? 

Understanding the initial steps that homeowners must take once Nashua homes become threatened by fire losses is critical to getting restoration started promptly. There are no situations where loss effects can improve without active involvement in mitigation and cleaning, and this starts with removing the fire debris from the property as quickly as you can. Damaging effects can circulate from the presence of destroyed materials and contents, and these combusted elements make up the majority of debris to get cleaned and removed from the residence. 

Fire debris removal in Nashua homes is expressly the responsibility of the homeowner, which can make matters complicated in securing the right personnel to accomplish the task. Ultimately, many property owners can become convinced that cleaning up this damage on their own is the most frugal approach, though without any training or experience in this arena, you can welcome hazardous exposures to airborne contaminants like soot particles and carcinogens. The best approach is to find out how your insurance provider would have you proceed based on the coverage options they provide your property. 

Most Coverage A policies offer some degree of debris removal coverage, often a percentage of the dwelling benefits. Understanding what gets covered and what does not can help you to determine the expected out of pocket expenses. Because of our relationships with area insurance companies, our SERVPRO professionals can help you to cut through the red tape of damage claims and get the work afforded as much as possible. We can work with customers to meet their budgets and their expectations with restoring their fire-damaged homes as well. 

We have the right personal protective equipment and experience to remove loss debris and other fire damage from the home after a fire. We can catalog damages to the contents of your home and offer focused cleaning and restoration services to recover many of these affected belongings to prevent their total loss. 

While insurance can be a great thing for homeowners to maintain for their residence, the process of using this coverage is not always easy to understand. Our SERVPRO of Nashua team has experience with area providers and their requirements, helping us to get the cleaning and recovery project started for your home as promptly as possible. Give us a call today at (603) 889-2311.

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Our Skilled Specialists Can Handle Any Size Disaster That Plagues Your Nashua Property

9/14/2019 (Permalink)

furnished living room in home We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Why Nashua Residents Can Expect On-time, On-budget Restoration Services All Year Round

Owning a company that provides restoration services for the second-largest city in New England has its challenges. Which is why our crew of trained technicians meet every week to discuss the role we play in securing commercial or residential properties in Nashua and returning them to their preloss condition. Our meticulous attention to small details is what allows us to take on mold, fire, storm, or water damage incidents and complete both in time and under budget. SERVPRO stress-free claims process lets you focus on your everyday life while we manage your insurance process and paperwork for an efficient restoration service from start to finish.

The remediation of mold damage in your Nashua home is a painstaking process that involves the careful balancing of containing, cleaning and preventing microbial growth from becoming a permanent problem. SERVPRO restoration services use local Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) qualified technicians who can control mold growth while the removal process is underway.

We achieve this first by preventing the spread of mold which, in ideal conditions, can grow significantly in as little as 48 hours. By bringing the relative humidity of the affected area to below 60% using desiccant dehumidifiers, we can slow the progress of mold in your Nashua home. Containment barriers may be set up to block mold spores from spreading into unaffected areas of the home while decontamination zones can be established for the storage of salvageable contents and personal protective equipment (PPE.)

Robust structural components can benefit from powerful pressure washing or sandblasting to remove the mold-infested surface layers in your Nashua property. SERVPRO restoration services encompass the removal and replacement of non-salvageable materials like drywall or insulation. After thoroughly deodorizing the affected area, and disinfecting it, we can stop the source of mold by drying interior cavities or damp spots to prevent recurring issues. A SERVPRO technician can then share an inventory of works with your insurance adjuster to ease your claim.

Materials combusting at high temperatures release several toxins including carbon monoxide, in the form of wet smoke. Wet smoke deposits are characterized by their greasy, oil-based texture which releases a stubborn malodor. For homeowners with fire damage in Nashua, the offending odor creates an unpleasant reminder of the incident and can be extremely tough to remove using household air fresheners.

SERVPRO uses two methods to remove malodors from home with significant wet smoke residues. The first is to clean the source of odor using oil-based solvents that dissolve soot. This method is effective at removing odor, usually requiring an open system air circulation to exchange odor particles with natural outdoor air. However, in some cases, the placement of box fans does not completely clear malodor presenting a challenge for SERVPRO restorers.

Malodors come from a variety of sources and, where smoke residues are widespread, it can be inefficient to track down every cause. To combat this, SERVPRO odor control technicians (OCT) use several deodorizing methods to get your indoor air back to its pre-incident condition. In cavities like draws, furnishings, and ventilation shafts, we can place powerful odor masking pellets to control odor until it dissipates naturally. In other circumstances, fumigating the affected area, or the whole property, using ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers can find malodors and neutralize them through a chemical bonding process.

Our large loss recovery crew is here to help guide you through the process of getting your home back to its pre-incident condition after a violent storm or weather event. In the years that we have served this community, our proudest moments have been restoring storm damage for Nashua's private residents and commercial centers. Our skilled experts are with you every step of the way from the first phone call to the completion of the job that makes it seem, “Like it never even happened.”

The damages that violent storms cause a property comes in many different shapes and sizes. Sealant in your roof may have worn away, allowing rainwater to pour into your loft space, windows or doors may be blown through, or internal plumbing can collapse under the increased pressure of flash flooding or drainage. SERVPRO offers restoration services for all of these circumstances via our twenty-four-hour call-line and can arrange for an out-of-hours technician to visit your property to mitigate loss.

After an adverse weather event, your home is at its most vulnerable. SERVPRO technicians can plug the gaps by performing emergency board-ups or fixing temporary tarps over voids in the structure. Stopping water from getting in is the most crucial task in controlling the scale of damages. After we have established a safe zone, we can begin pumping out water and rapid drying the property to prevent further losses as well as arranging for third-party contractors to maintain or restore the structural integrity of your home.

A burst pipe can cause an immediate water damage issue for Nashua residents. Overnight these incidents can release as much as 400 liters of water an hour into your lounge, kitchen, bathroom, and garage. As standing water levels rise, the increased weight and pressure causes water to migrate into wall cavities or into your subfloor where, if not restored effectively, it can return in a mold or microbial growth issue days or weeks later.

SERVPRO restoration services use IICRC trained water restoration technicians who can arrange a visit to your property and mobilize the equipment needed to mitigate loss quickly. Using submersible pumps, technicians can remove the vast body of water efficiently before tackling waterlogged furniture and flooring. Structural components like carpet pads can break apart after coming into contact with water. SERVPRO can identify, remove, and replace non-salvageable items from your Nashua home once water levels have returned to normal.

Even hard concrete subfloors can absorb moisture under the right conditions. Temperature changes cause the absorbed moisture to expand and contract periodically, resulting in gaps in flooring where mold or other microbes can begin to grow. SERVPRO restoration services encompass the proper drying of your subfloor using desiccant dehumidifiers to lower indoor air moisture content to below 40 grains per pound (GPP.) This dehumidification process allows us to draw moisture from hard floors and restore them to a pre-incident condition.

SERVPRO of Nashua has industry-leading experience in providing restoration services to this part of New England. Contact us today for expert assistance in mold, water, fire or storm-related damages at (603) 889-2311.


We Help You Get Back To Business After A Flood Disaster In Nashua

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Air movers be used to clean a store floor After a flood we used several air movers to treat the floors and then we provided a verified document to the store manager.

Familiarize yourself with a Nashua-Based Commercial Flood Damage Restorer before Storm Season

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With the storm season approaching now is an excellent time to put in place a game plan in case your business falls victim to flooding. Ensuring your staff know where to go in the case of a flood as well as making sure key business documents, first aid kits, and battery radios are sealed in a waterproof casing where they can be easily accessed in an emergency is a priority for any business owner at this time of year. Several federal and local advice sites can help you to prepare for a storm-related emergency as we move into September. 

Once you have prepared yourself, and your staff, the next step should be putting together a restoration plan for commercial flood damage in Nashua. Even a minor flood can impact your revenues by forcing temporary closure, and there is a high chance of any floodwaters being contaminated or otherwise considered as infectious waste. Alongside checking your insurance coverage, you should seek out a professional restorer so that you can act quickly in response to a flood event. 

SERVPRO is a locally operated restoration service that has a special wing dedicated to commercial clients. Our call lines are open twenty-four hours a day, and we run an out-of-hours service for emergencies. When you contact us, we can put together a highly trained team of restorers led by a crew chief who can communicate with you directly throughout the restoration procedure. Our team acts quickly to mitigate the immediate losses associated with flood damage.

When large volumes of water enter a commercial property, they create two causes for concern. The first is a water migration issue, which is when moisture is absorbed by porous materials or otherwise seeps into cavities and under fittings in your commercial property. The second is a structural issue. Standing water exerts a tremendous amount of force onto the walls and structure of your property. Sustained pressure like this can cause permanent losses without immediate remediation of the issue.

At SERVPRO, our team acts quickly to remedy these two issues by pumping out standing water quickly, then scoping the affected area for evidence of water migration. Using thermal imaging cameras, we can detect the presence of moisture behind walls or other physical barriers. Our moisture sensors can give us accurate moisture content analysis of your furnishings as well as fittings and structural components like drywall. Using these readings, we can set to work remediating the issue and getting your business back to how it was before the storm. 

We have built a solid reputation as a responsive, expert commercial restoration team. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311.

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Nashua Professionals Talk Repairing Storm Damage to Nashua Homes

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

Broken window from storm damage Did the latest round of storms damage your home and cause flooding? Call SERVPRO of Nashua to remediate the damage.

How Hard is the Process of Fixing Storm Damage in Your Nashua Property?

Extreme weather causes different types of damages to properties. Strong winds in storms can rip open, or punch holes in roofs by driving heavy debris. The torrential rain during storms can also leave your Nashua home flooded. Although storms are predictable, the immobile nature of homes means the only option is fixing damages once the storm passes. Dealing with storm damage can be hard or simple, depending on your approach.

Debris Removal Might be Tougher than Expected

Removal of debris is a significant step when fixing storm damage in your Nashua home. Large debris such as fallen tree branches requires sophisticated equipment to move. Debris such as silt swept into the house by groundwater might be hazardous, therefore requiring protective equipment when handling. Our SERVPRO crews have access to a wide range of equipment for easier access in elevated areas and safe handling of hazardous materials. These include:

  • Cherry pickers
  • Heavy Duty Gloves
  • Shovels
  • Rubber Boots

Some Level of Demolition is Part of the Restoration 

Different problems occur once floodwaters reach the interior of the structure. Severe damage can occur on sheetrock and other porous wall materials due to wicking water or if an opening on the roof lets water through. Drying such materials cannot restore their structural integrity, so demolition is the only alternative. Our SERVPRO technicians can help ease the process because we have access to the right equipment. We also utilize unique approaches such as making flood cuts allowing us to remove only the affected drywall and insulation, leaving the rest in place.

Widespread Decontamination is Necessary 

Since floodwaters contain traces of biohazards such as raw sewage and chemicals, you need to decontaminate all areas such water reaches. It is usually a multi-step process involving thorough cleaning to remove all residues left by floodwater before applying chemical agents to sanitize the affected areas. Our SERVPRO technicians spray EPA registered disinfectants into the water before starting removal and cleanup. We also use specialized equipment such as pressure washers for a thorough cleanup.

With professional assistance, restoring storm damage is not that difficult. Call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 to help you. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Green Vehicle Transports Technicians that Are Way Better at Fire Damage Cleanup in Nashua Properties than the Homeowners

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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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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Here Is What You Should Do If You Experience Commercial Water Damage in Your Nashua Business

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Your Nashua laundromat can experience water damage that accumulates quickly with no warning. Contact SERVPRO today for all remediation assistance.

Never Hesitate to Get Help When Your Nashua Laundromat Sustains Water Damage

A laundromat full of appliances is an unfortunate place to experience sudden water damage. A broken water-supply line can leak out many gallons of water quite swiftly, which can lead to you having to close your establishment until the problem is fixed, and the standing water is cleaned up. Fortunately, experience help is never far.

The best thing that you can do for the water damage in your Nashua laundromat is to call for professional remediation services immediately. Leaving the damage to its own devices for any longer than necessary can spell out trouble for your business. Not only can the water damage the structure of your building, but it can also endanger the other units on the property.

When water damage becomes a problem for you, SERVPRO is ready to help. We build our schedule around yours. No matter the time, or the day, we're always ready to send a team of our experienced water damage restoration technicians (WRT) to your home. Should you find your problem at either 3 AM or 3 PM, it does not matter. We are ready to get to your shop and begin remediation.

The first step SERVPRO can take when we arrive at your property is an investigation. It is essential to remove the standing water from your establishment as soon as possible, as the longer it stays, the more damage it can do to the laminate flooring and the drywall. We can use extractor wands and wet/dry vacuums to remove the still-water from your laundromat, as both are designed to remove the water as swiftly as possible. From there, SERVPRO can remove the units from your store so we can address the flooring.

If the laminate floor has been too damaged, our technicians can remove it so we can dry out the base of your flooring. Similarly, if the drywall has been significantly impacted, SERVPRO can make flood cuts to reduce the changes of microbial growth. Once finished, we can set up some basic drying equipment, such as heaters, dehumidifiers, and air blasting tubes, to encourage the final bits of outstanding moisture to evaporate.

If water damage hits your establishment, never allow it to sit. Dial (603) 889-2311 to speak with SERVPRO of Nashua. Night or day, we can respond to your call.

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How to Turn a Fire Damage Situation in Nashua Into Success

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage happens when you least expect it. Don't let this happen to your home. Contact SERVPRO today for help.

Helping Homeowners with Effective Odor Removal after a Fire in Nashua

When things burn, the combustion creates smoke that deposits soot on any exposed surface. You might not see all of these exposed surfaces, however. Your Nashua home can contain many hidden areas that make removal of all soot deposits impossible with standard equipment.

Because SERVPRO specialists are determined to help homeowners restore their homes "Like it never even happened," we consider it essential to perform Nashua odor removal services after any fire and smoke incidents. Our equipment comes in a variety of different types, ensuring that we always have what we need to protect your family and guests from foul odors.

When smoke fills a room, the solids in that smoke settle as they cool down. Because of the heat pushing the smoke into areas does not dissipate quickly, smoke can enter into small spaces behind walls, above ceiling panels, and inside furniture.

For areas that become sources for smokey odors like this, we use thermal fogging. Hot steam loaded with powerful chemicals that render odor-causing soot inert and unable to get back into the air helps resolve the problem quickly. When other areas of your home require attention, we use different methods.

Walls and ceilings can continue to give off odor, even after cleaning. Priming these surfaces and repainting can stop the odor from coming into the air your family breathes. Various surfaces also respond well with clear sealants. Concrete and brick can hold soot in tiny pores that become worse whenever heat or water vapor in the area increases. Ensuring these particles of soot cannot leave means your home stays fresh-smelling.

When highly porous materials become loaded with soot, like carpeting, we use the application of scented gels and liquids. While these may seem like only a covering of the odors, regular vacuuming steadily removes the particles that cause the odor. Reapplication also helps maintain continued control of odors.

Because we do not live in your home, we rely on your judgment of the effectiveness of our odor removal and control measures. SERVPRO of Nashua considers your involvement in the restoration of your home, including those involving odors, as an essential part of our work. Call us at (603) 889-2311, so we can partner with you when smoke and soot affect the indoor air quality of your residence.

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How Water Loss Events Can Lead to Mold Damage in Nashua

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is stocked with equipment to restore your water damaged home.

How We Use Desiccation during Water Removal to Protect Against Moldy Areas in Your Nashua Home

Water loss incidents in Nashua can cause a home to have a damper environment or standing water in some areas. It is easier to see puddles on your floor, but damp air can also cause problems and make breathing inside air uncomfortable.  

Overdrying can also cause problems, so we use unique instruments that keep our machinery from doing so during water removal projects in Nashua. These pieces of equipment do not become as crucial during the use of pumps and extraction wands as they do when we turn on our desiccation machinery.  

Desiccation pulls moisture out of the air. The removal of water vapor forces moisture trapped behind less-permeable coverings, such as vinyl wall coverings and gloss paints, into the atmosphere and then into our machines. As this occurs, taking readings to prevent the over-drying of your house's interior components becomes very important.  

Everything in the typical home includes some moisture content. While things may seem dry under normal circumstances, even the driest wood still contains some small percentage of moisture. Dropping below this through induced environmental changes in your home can cause permanent damage. SERVPRO technicians know the desired amounts of everyday materials and can easily prevent such damage from happening.  

Moisture readers tell us the amount of moisture inside anything we test. The items we check with our readers include wood floors, trim, and furniture. Without our testing machinery, these items could end up too dry and split, crack, peel, or become damaged in other ways. We want to return your home to its preloss state, "Like it never even happened." Allowing the things inside your residence to end up too dry keeps us from achieving our goal of helping you and your family.  

Call SERVPRO of Nashua for all of your home's restoration and mitigation needs, particularly when water removal services can help. Our 24-hour services number, (603) 889-2311, is always answered to serve you better.

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Are You Prepared for Extreme Weather Property Damage in Nashua?

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Nashua is ready to restore your water damaged home. Give us a call!

Extreme Weather Causes Flood, Storm, and Wind-Related Damage in Nashua

Nothing changes more than the weather, and the aftermath of extreme weather in Nashua is a change most homeowners do not relish. Heavy precipitation, high winds, and stormy conditions can wreak severe damage to residential property, sometimes causing enough harm to force families to temporary lodgings. Minimizing the disruption to your happy family life is our goal as we work to mitigate the damage done by violent and punishing storms. 

Flood, storm, and wind damage in Nashua can devastate your life as well as your home. The force of straight line and tumultuous power of tornadic winds can rip roofs off their supports and send trees and utility poles crashing into the exterior and windows of your house. Once breaching the external integrity of your house, heavy snow, ice, and rain make their way into the interior. From top to bottom, the structural components of your dwelling absorb copious quantities of moisture, starting a cycle of damage and deterioration. 

When SERVPRO arrives, a seasoned project manager evaluates the situation. Our crews tarp and board up areas open to the elements to prevent further water incursion and protect the spaces while technicians begin implementation of the tasks listed on the manager’s work plan.

If possible, we create areas within your dwelling where you and your family can live during the work. Contents damaged by the storm’s effects might be packed out, tracked by our Content Claim Inventory System (CCIS), and cleaned and dried by technicians at our productions facility. SERVPRO contains the damaged areas with physical barriers and sometimes negative pressure air scrubbing systems to prevent the migration of water and drift of residues. 

We use powerful pumps and extractors to remove standing water and industrial strength air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture to normal levels. The SERVPRO remediation crew spends the time and effort necessary to return the interior of your home to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Nashua is the right call when fierce storms visit severe harm to your home. Call us day or night at (603) 889-2311, and a highly-qualified team of experts soon will be on the way. 

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Is Water Causing Damage to Your Nashua Basement?

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the equipment to quickly remove water from your basement.

Water Removal and Recovery for Flooded Nashua Basements

The basement of your Nashua home could be the location for storage, laundry, or extra living space. While you have many options with this lowest level of your home, it is also the most susceptible to situations like flooding. With something as simple as a broken window in the small area above the ground where your foundation gets exposed to the elements, you can allow water to flow into your home unabated. While you might not know how to stop the situation once it has started, our professionals can help to clean up the mess and restore the damage fast.

Many phases make up flood removal and damage restoration for your Nashua home, even if these effects only occur in your basement. Our SERVPRO team has effective and advanced equipment designed to extract floodwater and dry up the area quickly. We can set up these machines as soon as we arrive, and with a 24-hour response to emergencies like flooding, our team can arrive quickly to get mitigation started to prevent further loss.

When our team first arrives at your home, and we begin our initial assessment of the water damage, some of our professionals get tasked with moving at-risk items to a safe area. If it gets determined that the damage is likely to remain in the basement area, many of these items can get safely stored in an unaffected portion of your property. Our team can then safely get set up to begin vital extraction work.

We have several tools and machines that can help through the extraction process, both to reach inaccessible places and to quickly pull high volumes of floodwater from the affected areas. Our equipment ranges from handheld wet-vacs with extraction wands for more challenging extraction points to truck-mounted pumps that can quickly remove the water. The goal is to remove the excess as promptly as possible to get to essential drying efforts.

While there are numerous steps to recovering your basement after a flood, removing the pooling water and mitigating loss is an essential first step. Our SERVPRO of Nashua rapid response team is available 24/7 for all facets of flood recovery by calling (603) 889-2311.

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Are Fire Damage Odors Lingering in Your Nashua Home?

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let the smoke odor linger in your fire damaged home. Call SERVPRO of Nashua to remove the odor.

Indoor Air Quality Concerns for Your Fire-Damaged Nashua Home

Many disasters can impact indoor air quality in your Nashua home. While many homeowners might think of these concerns as particulates and contaminants in the air that can cause health effects or hazards, this is not exclusively the case. After situations like fires, there are smoke and soot particulates in the environment, but there are also harsh odors often left behind from wet smoke situations where fire smolders at a lower heat. These concerns can also make it difficult for families to live comfortably in a home, even with the rest of the property restored.

Addressing fire odor in your Nashua home is often one of the final steps for professional restoration and recovery, as many of the worst elements that worsen these conditions get removed and replaced through demolition and reconstruction. Our SERVPRO professionals can work quickly to identify what areas of your property cannot sustain restoration efforts and require removal and later replacement, and quickly remove these from the area along with other hazardous debris.

When the time has come for odor removal and deodorization, our SERVPRO team has multiple machines that can work to eliminate lingering scents from materials and open areas of your house. Hydroxyl generators, which have likely been in use since the demolition portion of our restoration work, also work to reduce noxious odors throughout your home actively. For more concentrated effects, we can utilize ozone generators and thermal foggers to eliminate these harsh smells permanently.

For the contents of your home that can also fall victim to the wet smoke scent and residue, our contents department can remove these items from the house and take them to our nearby facility for cleaning and deodorizing. They get safely stored in our facility until your home gets fully restored and prepared for their return.

Fire odors can be a challenging effect to overcome without the expertise and equipment of our professionals. You can count on the rapid response and advanced equipment of our SERVPRO of Nashua fire restoration specialists. Give us a call today at (603) 889-2311.

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When Foul Odors Linger After A Fire In Your Nashua Office Building, Call The Professionals At SERVPRO!

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Nashua is thorough when cleaning your office building in Nashua or the surround areas after a fire has occurred.

Restoration Of Commercial Fire Odors In Your Nashua Office Building

A fire in your Nashua office building can be devastating, even if the fire was small. It can lead to the temporary shutdown of your business, besides costly repairs and restoration. Of course, preventing a fire from happening in the first place is the best thing, but if one does occur, you need to move fast to get help, so the settled smoke and soot do not do additional damage.

Commercial fire odors in your Nashua business are also an issue after a fire, which is even more reason to hire a professional remediation specialist, like SERVPRO. Our staff is trained and equipped to handle all damages from fire including the damage from the flames themselves, water damage, from firefighting efforts, and smoke odors, which can travel through areas that weren’t even affected by the fire.

One of the most critical parts of fire restoration is smoke odor elimination. It is essential that we act immediately, so get in touch with us as soon as the fire is out. Smoke can cling to upholstered furniture and carpeting if they are not adequately deodorized. SERVPRO techs’ deodorization procedures break up the smoke molecules to eliminate the lingering smell.

Smoke can also enter and remain in between the walls. Smoke odor can reoccur if we do not correctly remove it in these areas. Depending on the amount of smoke damage, the ceilings and walls might need to be cleaned and repainted.

Smoke and odor particles are also airborne after the fire, and we use multiple treatments during the restoration process with specialty equipment to clean the air. Air scrubbers which are equipped with HEPA filtration systems help to remove the odor particles from the air, which enhances the efficiency of cleaning the air to make it safe again for you and your employees. Microthermal fogging uses a strong deodorizer so we can neutralize odor which permeates the air that was affected by smoke.

SERVPRO of Nashua is thorough when cleaning your office building in Nashua or the surround areas after a fire has occurred. We understand the importance of getting your building wholly restored to its previous condition, so call us right away at (603) 889-2311 once the fire is out.

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Get Rid of that Damp Nashua Basement! Call SERVPRO for Advice and Remediation

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Efflorescence on Basement Walls Tells Homeowners in Nashua to Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Abatement

Long Term Solutions for Your Wet Nashua Basement

With both threats from groundwater springs and severe weather throughout the year, it can prove challenging to keep your Nashua basement dry. While you might have already attempted to implement precautionary measures to reduce moisture as best as you can, for many homeowners it is a battle that they cannot hope to win without the professional expertise and experience of trained water restoration professionals. Our team can help you to not only dry up the damage you currently experience but also to work to find a solution that keeps this area of your home drier moving forward.

For many homeowners, a wet basement in their Nashua home is something that they must grow accustomed to having, as fighting this process is nickel and diming their bank accounts to an extreme degree. Instead of working on your own to try and fight the effects of moisture penetration in your basement, you can count on our SERVPRO technicians to offer real-time solutions that can both dry up the damage your home has already sustained from these penetration points, and work to reduce or eliminate dampness in the future.

We offer efficient extraction solutions that can remove any excess water quickly. Our SERVPRO crew can expedite the drying process from here. Throughout the initial inspection period, and once the excess water has gotten removed from the basement, we can determine the penetration points that allowed water and moisture into this lower level of your home. For vulnerabilities in your blockwork, we can apply hydraulic cement to offer pressure resistance to penetrating groundwater. If you discover efflorescence on your basement walls, time to call SERVPRO.

Recovering your home is only part of the process, however. We also have to determine the best way to keep your basement dry in the years to come, and this could offer a range of possibilities. We can, under extreme conditions, regrade the basement floor toward drains to allow water better flow to these points in the floor. We can install sump pumps, dehumidifiers, and other equipment as well to reduce moisture and water damage. The added benefit of fewer chances of mold growth since the moisture levels have been reduced is an added feature and advantage to maintaining a standard RH in your basement.

Our SERVPRO of Nashua team is a wise choice for your wet basement issues because we know how to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (603) 889-2311.

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

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Need a Moldy Nashua Attic Remediation? Call the IICRC Certified Team from SERVPRO

Mold Remediation Needed Due to Poor Attic Insulation in Nashua

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

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

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Sump Pumps Help Protect Nashua Area Basements

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

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

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

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Winterize your home to prevent frozen pipes.

Nashua's Technicians Discuss Flood Damage and Frozen Pipe Problems

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

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

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

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

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Nashua Air Duct Cleaning Service by SERVPRO

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Moldy Issues in Nashua? The Answer Points to SERVPRO

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Small Mold Stains in Nashua Can Indicate Much Larger Problems--Ask SERVPRO for Advice and Remediation

How to Do Effective Mold Remediation in Nashua

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

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What Few People Know About How Flooding Can Affect Your Nashua Home

12/16/2018 (Permalink)

If flooding has affected your home or workplace, contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation services.

Quick Response Begins Flood Drying Processes in Drenched Nashua Properties

The aftermath of stormy weather finds many homes soaked on the inside because saturated ground creates areas of standing water. Forced downhill, this water often ends up entering homes in Nashua and surrounding areas.
When we respond to a homeowner's call in Nashua about flooding, drying out the home in every affected area becomes our priority. Leaving any section damp only leads to future problems. Hence, we always load our Green Fleet with the latest in equipment and tools.
We cut away damaged areas of drywall and open walls up so we can dry the beams and section of flooring inside the walls. Our air movers can pull moisture out of wooden support beams and get them dry rapidly, and this cuts down on additional warping. Many times, our flood drying efforts result in slightly warped beams correcting themselves.
Floors always become saturated during a flood, and concrete slabs are no exception. Because concrete is so durable, it might seem impenetrable. However, concrete can absorb a significant amount of water. Because the pores in concrete are very small, it holds onto moisture. More porous materials like wood easily release moisture and dry relatively quickly. We apply heat to floors, including real wood flooring and concrete slabs, to make evaporation happen more rapidly.
The moisture that our air movers pull out of different materials throughout a flooded home ends up in the air. SERVPRO specialists set up air movers to push moist air out windows, as well as desiccant machines to extract water vapor from the air. During the entire process, we measure the moisture content in selected materials and compare the readings as our work continues to baselines that we gathered when we first arrived and began the process of drying out your home.
SERVPRO of Nashua is ready to help protect your home with flood drying methods. These techniques have proven reliable and effective in many homes in the Nashua area and we can implement them in your property, also. Call us at (603) 889-2311 when flooding happens to you.

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Let Our Experts Dry And Waterproof Your Nashua Basement

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

When water damages your Nashua basement, you need the team at SERVPRO.

Drying And Waterproofing Wet Basements In Nashua

Nashua basements usually have two uses; as an extra living area or storage for holiday decorations. It serves well for homeowners until they pull out the table decoration shaped like a turkey and discover water leaking in from the outside.

When water damages your Nashua basement, you need the team at SERVPRO. Because removing water does not solve the underlying problem. Our restoration teams understand that a permanent solution requires drying out this part of your home and stopping the source of the water from causing further problems.

After our technicians pump out the water, they set up dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the air and lower the humidity to comfortable levels. As the devices work, one of our inspectors examine the walls for leaks and seeps. While we can stop one or two minor seeps with a small amount of effort, others eventually form and cause more problems.

The only permanent solutions to a wet basement are to encapsulate the interior and waterproof the outside walls and foundation. SERVPRO specialists start inside and fill every seep and larger crack with hydraulic cement to form a barrier to more leaks. Our experts will then coat all basement walls with masonry cement which is waterproof once it dries. It cements together to form an excellent seal against further water intrusion.

If the floor is dirt, we encapsulate the floor by installing a vapor barrier. Technicians cover it with polyethylene sheets and reinforce them with a polyester mesh. They use large enough sheets so that the ends can go up and cover several inches of the basement walls. To prevent moisture bleeding up from the floor, technicians seal the sheets and mesh to the wall with either polyurethane caulk or two-sided, foundation tape. Encapsulation is low-cost and recommended for unfinished basements or crawlspaces.

As team members finish sealing off the interior, others begin work outside. They dig out and clean the foundation walls, then apply liquid rubber in a very thick layer. Once dry, the seal protects against severe weather and does not crack unless the home itself shifts or a large enough force damages the foundation.

Drying your basement can take several days or longer to complete the task. Stopping further water damage takes additional work, but SERVPRO of Nashua can accomplish everything you need to return your property to pre-damage condition. Call us today at (603) 889-2311 to get started.

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Why Commercial Fire Damage in Nashua is Always a High Priority

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage at your event center needs a quick remedy. Call SERVPRO for a fast, professional response when dealing with fire damage.

Conquering Nashua Commercial Fire Damage With The Team Approach Offered By SERVPRO

When a fire ignites in your Nashua business things get complicated very quickly. The immediate concerns are safety and welfare for employees and customers exiting the business as the fire rages. Once the flames subdue, the extent of the damage needs assessment by our professionals. Our team can plan a comprehensive response to the many challenges presented by a commercial fire.

Fire damage to an event center in Nashua affects not only the business owner but also impacts the hopes and dreams of those who chose it to celebrate or commemorate. It is critical to engage a restoration company that offers full-service recovery from all aspects of fire. If the restorers can devise a way to do their work while allowing for partial operations to meet the center’s clients’ needs, so much the better.

SERVPRO arrives Faster to Any Size Disaster, setting the stage for a successful restoration. We have fully-equipped service vehicles, ready to wade into the tasks necessary to get the fire damage recovery on track. Fire damage scenarios often begin with water removal and drying as the first order of business. Firefighting efforts use water and chemicals to knock down the flames. Our crews have IICRC training in both water and fire damage mitigation, seamlessly moving from managing the excess moisture to cleaning up the smoke and soot damage.

We section off unaffected areas of the Event Center as restoration proceeds, using physical barriers and negative pressure air scrubber technology to prevent the drift of soot and odor. SERVPRO knows how vital it is to protect your business’s operations and reputation during the restoration process. We are sensitive to your mission to make the events planned on your property go off without a hitch. Our team works tirelessly to make it happen.

Our employees master proper techniques to remove the broad range of fire damage residues encountered. SERVPRO technicians clean quickly and efficiently, matching products and tools to the types of sooty debris encountered. Even charred surfaces can be brought back to life using strategies representing fire damage restoration industry best practices.

Count on SERVPRO of Nashua to leap into action if your business suffers fire damage. Call us at (603) 889-2311 immediately after the authorities release the premises. We pledge to work with you to get to back to business swiftly for the benefit of your customers.

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SERVPRO Says to Nashua Property Owners--Be Prepared to Prevent Frozen Plumbing Water Damage

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Keep Your Nashua Home's Plumbing from Freezing with Planning and Preparation

Frozen Pipes Can Cause Water Damage in Nashua Homes

The temperatures are rapidly falling around your Nashua home this time of year, and with that, the door gets opened for potential problems with your plumbing. Freezing temperatures can adversely impact plumbing constructed of all types of material from PVC to copper. Swelling of an exposed portion of the line can result in separations, burst pipes, or failing joints from the excessive stress. The result, as you might imagine, is often severe water loss throughout the affected area where the plumbing became damaged.

While no Nashua homeowner wants to face water damage from frozen pipes, the extreme cold weather throughout the season makes this type of repair inevitable for our highly-trained professionals. Our SERVPRO team has the tools and expertise to make a difference quickly regarding extraction and drying efforts, and this fast response we provide can help to preserve structural elements such as flooring and drywall from becoming irreparably damaged by the pooling water.

SERVPRO advises property owners, both residential and commercial, to be proactive concerning the threat of burst pipes from frozen water. Warmth, whether generated through heating devices or insulation of exposed plumbing using tape or foam, can prevent a lot of grief and a ton of money.

Assessment plays a critical role in the mitigation of a water loss incident in your home. Our IICRC-certified professionals dispatched to your address know to make accurate inspections of the damaged areas to determine the full extent of the effects and the processes necessary to return your home to original condition.

As a certified contractor as well, we can offer our customers a comprehensive approach to restoring their home that does not involve the stress and legwork of securing a reputable contractor in the residential sector. Our SERVPRO team can identify the source of the leak as the burst pipes drip or spew water, remove only the materials that allow access to this source and those that became too greatly damaged to save, and build back the damaged elements to restore your home entirely.

With our comprehensive approach to water restoration, we offer our customers critical time-saving progress that limits the cost of focused restoration work to follow our mitigation process. You can count on our SERVPRO of Nashua specialists to help you overcome all of the effects from a burst pipe to return to your home quickly. Give us a call anytime at  (603) 889-2311.

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SERVPRO Explains Why You Need Professionals to Restore Your Nashua Fire Damaged Home

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

In addition to the fire damage, smoke and soot are also left behind. Call SERVPRO to restore your fire damaged home.

Why Opt for Professional Restoration of Fire Damage in Nashua

Fire causes a wide range of damages to property including structural issues such as holes in the roofing, blackened surfaces due to the smoke residue and charred surfaces or item remains. Even a small fire can leave your property in Nashua caked with smoke residue, and bad odor. The convection currents in smoke movement complicate the situation further by depositing most of the residues on the upper sections of the property where it is harder to reach during cleanup.  

Involving a certified technician during the restoration of fire damage in Nashua ensures that you address every type of damage adequately. Since the heat from the flames opens up pores on the affected surfaces, it leads to penetration of smoke residues beyond the surface. Cleaning such areas requires expertise to eliminate the debris without ruining the surface further. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on chemical actions such as suspension or dispersion to loosen the soils that penetrate beyond the surface.  

Fire affects a wide range of parts in a structure including the ceiling, walls and HVAC systems. It also affects components such as lighting fixtures and insulation among others. It, therefore, requires different sets of skills to restore the property to its preloss state. A certified restorer knows the best approach to deal with each aspect of loss. Our SERVPRO technicians can tell you what needs cleaning and what needs replacement. For example, insulation might not lose its insulating properties, but cleaning smoke deposits left on it is more expensive than replacing a few top layers.  

Depending on the level of damage, the occupants might still use the structure or vacate it. Where the structure remains occupied, the can clean and deodorize affected areas leaving the structure habitable. In case of severe damage, the occupants have to vacate the structure. The restorer can help perform actions that protect the structure including boarding up to keep off weather elements or vandals. Our SERVPRO technicians also take measures to protect surfaces against corrosive action by smoke residues.  

Eliminating any guesswork from the restoration process can guarantee a positive outcome. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 to assist you. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Cleans Ductwork for Improved Indoor Air Quality in Nashua Homes

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Use Industry Leading Equipment for Duct Cleaning in Nashua Homes and Businesses

Hey, Nashua Homeowner--Call SERVPRO to Clean and Sanitize Your Property's Ducts

As we all know, SERVPRO offers many mitigation services to help restore property after a fire or water damaging event. These are the cornerstones of our services. However, we also specialize in cleaning, and some examples include general cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning, and much more. Many homeowners do not understand the adverse effects of not maintaining clean and sanitary air ducts.

It is noteworthy to understand why cleaning and maintaining the duct work in your Nashua home is critical. Evidence suggests that in one year, the average family household accumulates around 40 pounds of dust, not even counting animal hair, and residue blowing from the outside. Our air duct cleaning service is professionally done, and we leave our customers satisfied always.

Everyone wants to believe their residence is producing clean air. However, that is not always the case. Air ducts collect large amounts of dust, animal dander, mold spores, allergens, dirt, and other particles that start to pile up from floating around in your residence. When the AC or heat is turned on, those accumulations of dust and filth can travel through the conduits and cycle throughout the interior. This dirty air may cause harm in many ways and has been evidenced to weaken the immune system due to the impurities in the air. SERVPRO has fully certified and licensed technicians to undertake this cleaning process and advanced equipment to accomplish this task.

This service includes a detailed inspection of the vents, filters, and checking for poor seals resulting in leaks. Our heavy-duty vacuum equipment working in conjunction with whip brushes and scrapers can dislodge and remove most of the built-up residue. The vent grates and registers are all cleaned with a mild detergent to help prevent debris from sticking to the surfaces.

Our SERVPRO technicians focus on improving IAQ indoor air quality once the physical removal of unwanted dust and debris has been completed. We can fog the ductwork with an antimicrobial agent that can exterminate mold spores and many species of bacteria and viruses. This improved ambient air is further enhanced with a light deodorizer to create a pleasant atmosphere within the home. This wholesome air affords you and your family a healthier environment to go about your daily routines.

Our recommendation is to contact us for a free inspection to determine if your circulation system requires cleaning. An annual inspection can prevent damage to the HVAC or furnace system while keeping your home cleaner and your family safer. Rely on SERVPRO of Nashua for a fair assessment, and we always leave our customers satisfied and feeling "Like it never even happened." (603) 889-2311

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Revealed: SERVPRO Offers Effective Commercial Remediation Services After a Fire in Nashua

10/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damages at your business location can hinder day to day operation. Contact Team SERVPRO to remediate the damage and restore your space.

How Nashua Businesses can Benefit From Professional Fire Damage Restoration

Owning and operating a business is time consuming and any hours lost could result in a loss of revenue, especially during busy periods of the year. It is not uncommon for damages left behind by fire to go beyond the scope of your in-house janitorial team. When that happens, calling in a professional restoration service can be both cost-efficient and time efficient. However, you need a service you can trust.

We have been consistent in helping local businesses deal with commercial fire damage in Nashua. So, you know you can trust us to provide a quick and effortless service every time. The process begins with a simple phone call to our emergency 24-hour call line. From there, we can make an initial assessment of the scale of damage and the type of team you need to remedy it. Each team is led by a project manager with access to national-level resources.

SERVPRO can send a team of technicians directly to your business immediately after your phone call. Our technicians hold IIRC certificates in odor control and fire & smoke restoration. Sometimes, efforts to contain a fire can cause secondary water damages. We also have IIRC certified water damage restoration technicians, guaranteeing comprehensive restoration services to all our commercial property owners.

Fires are varied which can make remediation more difficult than first assumed. To avoid wasting time, SERVPRO conducts a thorough pre-test of materials. Conducting a pre-test helps us to ascertain the best course of action as well as making sure sensitive materials and furniture are not damaged by over-agitating or chemical usage. Alongside cleaning materials, we can use desiccant foggers to thoroughly deodorize the affected area and restore your business to a working condition.

When a cleanup operation goes beyond the remit of your in-house janitors, contact SERVPRO of Nashua for a professional service at (603) 889-2311.

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FAQ - SERVPRO Says Here Is What You Should Know About Water Damage in Nashua

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

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8 Frequently Asked Questions By Nashua Residents Concerning Water Damage

1. How much does a water damage restoration cost?
A: SERVPRO provides a professional consultation/estimate at no charge. Yes, it is free. We base the cost on this consultation and inspection. We note where the damage happened, what materials were harmed, and how much the water mitigation may cost. This is a professional estimate only. It is determined by the size of the affected area, equipment calculations, proper drying plans, building materials that may need to be removed, and how much containment we may need to set up.

2. Are you filing a claim in Nashua with your insurance company?
A: If you are filing a claim, SERVPRO needs your claim number and the name of your carrier. We can then directly deal with your insurer releasing you from undue worry. You are responsible for the deductible and a deposit if no coverage is available.

3. What chemical sanitizes the affected elements after a water loss?
A:  We utilize SERVPRO's proprietary decontamination products on the affected areas to reduce the likelihood of microbial growth, including mold. The primary decontaminant product is SERVPRO Oxide, an EPA registered chlorine dioxide based disinfectant and stabilizer. This product requires no PPE personal protective equipment when applying, is safe for use on all surfaces, and for people and pets.

4. Will I stay at home during the drying process?
A: The answer is yes if the residence is safe. The well-being of our customers and employees is our number one priority. Each case is different depending on the severity of the damage and is evaluated as such. We urge you to remain in your residence whenever possible. However, if judged unsafe, we can suggest to your insurance company to provide you with a temporary relocation. The drying equipment can be noisy, and usually must run for several days continuously during the dry-down period, so some customers prefer not to stay in the home during this time, or at least not during the night hours.

5. How quickly can a SERVPRO crew arrive after an emergency loss to help?
A: The average time is about 2 hours after receiving the contact. SERVPRO techs can arrive on site to do emergency services and start the mitigation process right away. We just require a signed Service Authorization Form.

6. What is the drying process for water damage?
A: The drying process commences with the crew and the help of the homeowner if needed first to discover the source of the water leak and stop it. The crew checks for any electrical safety concerns. Our technicians can remove any pooling water from the wet area and use moisture detectors and measuring equipment as well as psychrometric charts to determine the moisture in the walls and the air. The SERVPRO crew can develop a drying plan to determine the best means of restoration for the property. We can then deploy a variety of drying systems and equipment, including air movers and commercial grade dehumidifiers, to thoroughly dry the materials and environment. The entire drying process generally takes about 3-5 days to complete, depending on the circumstances.

7. Does all water damage cause mold?
A:  Each water damaging event presents an opportunity for mold or other microbial growth. The source and type of water (Clean, Gray, or Black--highly contaminated), the severity of the leak, the ambient temperature, and the duration that moisture has been present all have a direct effect on the amount and types of microbial growth. It is crucial that you take action as soon as you realize that a damaging water event has occurred to prevent the spread of the microbial growth in your home or business.

8. How soon can microbial growth start to grow?
A: Depending upon the conditions, but in most cases, microbial growth can begin to develop within 72 hours of a water damage event. Swiftly responding is paramount to limiting the spread of microbials and secondary water damage. SERVPRO of Nashua's primary goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of you and your loved ones. (603) 889-2311

Use Water Damage Remediation Services From SERVPRO to Get Your Business Up and Running in Nashua

9/23/2018 (Permalink)

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Getting Nashua Businesses Back on Track With Commercial Water Cleanup Services

Businesses that operate in the hospitality industry have to be extra careful when it comes to health and safety. Providing a safe, secure environment for your customers is the number one concern for any business owner. So when a water leak occurs, you need a fast, effective and professional solution.

Time is of the essence when booking commercial water cleanup in Nashua. Businesses serving food and drink often have to close while work is undertaken, resulting in a loss of revenue. SERVPRO is a localized service that can send a cleanup team directly after notification of loss guaranteeing work begins as quickly as possible.

No-one knows your business better than you do. That is why we work with you to ensure a practical solution. A SERVPRO project manager can keep you informed every step of the way. By providing an instant point of contact, we are always ready to listen should you have any concerns or would like our work crews to direct their attention toward a specific area. Equally, we can discuss every outcome with you as it occurs, and put together a list of contents and damages to be passed on to your insurance provider.

Water removal can be carried out using truck-mounted extraction units that are capable of dealing with excessive moisture or pooling. We then set to work using heated wands which can dry in between floorboards or behind fixtures and fittings. Main areas are tackled with industrial grade wet/ dry vacuums in combination with rapid air-movers to lift any remaining moisture off your surfaces.

Once your SERVPRO project manager is satisfied that surfaces are suitably dry, we can place humidifiers to remove excess moisture from the surrounding air. These humidifiers use desiccant chemicals to help remove water molecules and establish an appropriate dry level. Before you re-open for business, we can use deodorizers to ensure your business is as welcoming as possible for your customers.

When a disaster hits your business, you need a service you can trust. We have built our reputation on effective cleaning solutions for small, medium and large scale businesses. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua 24/7 at (603) 889-2311.

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Checking for Asbestos Abatement in a Nashua Dwelling

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Asbestos Testing in Nashua? SERVPRO Says It Is a Wise Decision

SERVPRO Follows the Law with Asbestos Sampling Prior to Demolition or Renovation Services for Our Nashua Customers

What is the big deal about asbestos? This fibrous mineral when disrupted from its setting can cause lung cancer and the dreaded mesothelioma. Lawyers may benefit from class action cases, but our job is to prevent the spreading of the potentially cancer-causing materials.

SERVPRO takes the inherent dangers and hazards very seriously from asbestos. Our technicians, when requested to deconstruct or renovate homes must establish the year the structure was erected. Before 1985, asbestos in Nashua homes had many uses. Since it was an inexpensive fire-retardant and thermal and acoustical insulator, it was found in many homes for different reasons. Floor tiles, roof shingles, ceiling tiles, pipe cement, joint compound, and thermal insulation for boiler, and even textured paint were some of its uses. But the party ended with the discovery of the health hazards associated with this fibrous mineral.

Our main goal is to ensure the safety of our customers and technicians as well during our work. By law, from that 1985 date and earlier built dwellings, we must make sure an Asbestos Sampling is performed by an outside, certified company.  We do not do this to upset our customers or annoy them, but instead, make sure our customers can be healthy and safe in the working environment. Asbestos contains the mineral Chrysotile that becomes fibers when woven together. When these fibers become airborne and are inhaled or ingested, asbestos can be very harmful and dangerous.

If the sampling comes back negative, the technicians can go forward with the project and start the selective demolition or renovation knowing the well-being of the residents and our workers are secure from this mineral and its consequences. If the sampling comes back positive, SERVPRO will refer our customers to another company that is approved by insurance who can correctly contain the asbestos, so it does not spread through the air. This sampling may take several days to receive the results. During that period we do no work, this is the law.

 It is essential for our customers to understand this process before the technicians show up for work. Knowing information before going into a scenario is always vital so they know what they can expect. We wanted to let you know this information first and foremost, so there are no problems in the future regarding this regulation.

SERVPRO of Nashua takes pride in our work and always strives for the safety of our customers and our technicians, we obey the law and strive to meet and beat your expectations. Ready to help 24/7 by calling us at (603) 889-2311.

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Details on the Various Levels of Fire Damage to Expect in Nashua

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

Whether you are facing minor or major fire damage, contact SERVPRO for a fast response.

SERVPRO Technicians Provide Effective Remediation Regardless of the Level of Fire Damage Affecting Your Home

Different levels of fire damage result when a fire burns your property. Based on the level of destruction, we can classify the damage as minor, medium or major. It is the degree of damage which helps us to choose the restoration procedures. In this post, we are outlining some of the restoration services we offer when attending to the three levels of damage in Nashua.
If your Nashua property experiences minor fire damage, then on specific areas or rooms need restoration services. Such levels of damage are associated with light to medium smoke particles. During the restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians perform wet or dry cleaning of the floor, ceilings, walls, and other items. We usually recommend minor replacements and the areas that need repainting are few.
Most materials that are subjected to medium fire damage need wet cleaning. The smoke particles are of moderate quantity, and several areas may require repainting and replacement. There is a lot of heat damage to materials in cabinets and around the drywall region. Despite that, we clean most of the items at the site and perform deodorization to neutralize any noticeable odors.
Much destruction is associated with major fire damage incidents, and some emergency services may be required. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians may be forced to provide an alternative source of electricity. A big part of the building contains the smoke particles, and charred structural finishes and framing are noticeable. Extensive cleaning is necessary, and we have to use multiple deodorization techniques to deal with the pungent smoke odors.
In cases where out SERVPRO technicians come across contents which are damaged beyond restoration, we recommend a replacement. Where necessary, we can readily subcontract some specialty cleaning services to attend to your electronics, furniture refinishing, and your artwork. Some reconstruction services may also need to be attended by licensed general contractors.
Allow SERVPRO of Nashua to offer its industry-proven services to restore your damaged property to its preloss condition. You can call us at (603) 889-2311 when you need to know more about our residential and commercial restoration services.

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The Real Truth About Mold Growth In Your Nashua Residence

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Many homeowners do not know about the process of mold remediation for their Nashua residence.

The Real Truth About Mold Growth

Whether you have a basement or a crawlspace for your Nashua residence, you almost always have dampness and moisture to face. This external pressure works to try and penetrate into these areas from the moist ground outside and becomes even worse when you have springs in the ground near your home. Combating this dampness might not seem like that pressing of a situation, but when it can lead to damages and dangers in your home, it might be worth it to better understand what is at stake.

Many homeowners do not know about the process of mold remediation for their Nashua residence. It is possible that you have never had to utilize services like this before, and you are only encountering mold damage recently within your house. If you have discovered mold or find yourself concerned that colonies could be forming throughout affected areas of the property, it is best to consult with professional mold remediation technicians for inspections and assessments. This service is one that you can expect from our SERVPRO professionals.

Mold growth in your home stems from lingering moisture that helps to feed mold spores present in the environment. They seat into organic materials in this area and begin to grow, thrive, and spread. It doesn't take long for these colonies to grow out of control and take a severe toll on the structural integrity and strength of the construction materials or contents of this area of your home they have used for colonization.

While our SERVPRO technicians seek to preserve and restore materials rather than tearing out broad areas of your home, it does not take a long time for mold damage to render materials like drywall and framing wood unsalvageable. As the colony grows and seats more deeply into the material, the composition and integrity erode to the point of irreparable damage.

Of course, this does not even begin to showcase the potential health effects that can occur to the occupants of your house when exposed to active colonies. These risks have gotten well documented, but still, many homeowners put off mold remediation for their homes assuming the problem goes away on its own. Mold spreads and destroys, and remediation from our SERVPRO of Nashua technicians is a credible means of stopping this destructive path. Give SERVPRO a call anytime at (603) 889-2311.

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Water Damage Cleanup and Removal Services for Nashua Properties.

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

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Nashua Homeowners Can Depend Upon SERVPRO to Mitigate Water Damage to Their Homes and Possessions

In real life situations, many people experience a disaster at some time. There is a high probability that you can encounter some water damage in your home. The unexpected water pipe that froze and then burst, the broken hose on the washing machine or loose fittings on the ice-makers are all potential causes of unwanted water. The lingering effects of unremoved water on floors, corners, inside wall cavities, or other areas of a house can also cause secondary damages like future demolitions or mold growth.

When your Nashua home is in urgent need of water damage restoration and clean-up services, you should realize that help is not too far away. It is highly advisable that when such an event happens, you ask for some professional help as soon as you can. The faster the professionals come to your rescue, the better it is for you and your household. And less damage, salvageable or not, results.

Fortunately, SERVPRO has excellent restoration and cleaning services for you. Our technicians are highly trained and qualified, IICRC certified, for this task. Our Green Fleet contains all the equipment needed for water extraction, drying, and restoring most structural materials and personal possessions.
Upon arrival, we inspect the source of the water leak if it is not apparent. A minor problem we may be able to fix, more substantial malfunctions generally require the services of a plumber or other professional service. We can measure moisture levels in a dry part of the home to establish a baseline, and as we dry out the wet areas from the water seepage, we can then compare. We document that the affected water damaged materials are dry.

The goal and purpose of SERVPRO of Nashua are to be of help to many people in the community to ensure that people are living stress-free life by offering excellent cleaning and restoration services. You can reach to us at any time at (603) 889-2311, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Aging Electrical Systems Pose a Fire Threat to Your Nashua Residence

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Electrical fires can result when circuits are overloaded and the wires and panel are old or not up to code. Contact SERVPRO to remediate fire damage.

Team SERVPRO Provides Both a Home Fire Risk Assessment as Well as Fire Remediation Services

Most homeowners do not actively think about the various threats to their houses. In fact, many find themselves at a complete loss when it comes to disasters like a fire occurring, wondering just how to pick up the pieces and restore their home back to the way that it used to be. Fortunately, there is hope for your fire-ridden Nashua home in the form of certified and qualified professional restoration services.

While smoking hazards continue to be a leading cause of residential fires, another serious concern is electrical wiring shorting out. Many area homes are several decades old, and these were not all built completely to code or with the right fail-safes in place to prevent combustion and to overheat which leads to sparks and flames. Now you have fire damages to deal with in your Nashua home, but fortunately, SERVPRO is always here to help.

One of the significant concerns that you as a homeowner need to keep in mind is the quality of your home's construction. If you can see this stability and strength waning in areas, there is a good chance that the electrical lines (in conduits or not) throughout your home experience the same struggle with their age and perpetual demand.

Another consideration about the aging electrical system is their inability to sustain the power that they once could. Constant draws on the fuse box for high-powered devices and appliances can lead to overheating and eventual combustion when the lines fail to keep up with the demand of the outlet.

Often these vulnerable points happen within the walls of your home, forcing our SERVPRO team to remove portions of drywall and paneling to get to the heart of the damage the fire has caused.

While it would benefit you to have the lines tested and inspected before such issues ever happen, many homeowners do not consider the possibility of a risk. If you experience a fire like this in your home, you can count on our SERVPRO of Nashua fire damage technicians to help you overcome the mess and restore the damage efficiently. Give us a call anytime at (603) 889-2311.

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Understanding Mold Remediation For Your Nashua Home

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says By Eliminating Excess Moisture Mold Growth in Your Nashua Home May Not Happen

Nashua Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup and Restoration

The discovery of mold growing in your Nashua home should spring you into action. Apart from the potential health effects attributed to exposure to active colonies, there is substantial damage that these same colonies can do to the structural integrity of the materials they consume.

Many homeowners do not understand why mold growth is so detrimental in their residence, however. Worse yet, they have a misguided notion that DIY methods of cleaning and mold removal are as effective as actual mold remediation for their Nashua house. A better understanding of the process and intricate nature of mold remediation might aid you in understanding its importance for your home following the discovery of fungal growth.

Unlike traditional cleaning efforts that you might find strewn across the internet, mold remediation is a much more involved procedure designed to remove mold colonies and restore the damage they have caused to your home. Our SERVPRO technicians isolate the area and set out to remove the colony, penetrating well beyond the surface mold that you can see and affect the entire hyphae.

However, merely removing the colony is not the full extent of the remediation process, either. SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians also have to contend with other symptoms associated with the presence of fungal growth. For starters, finding where the moisture that allowed the spores to seat originated from and a plan to stop this persistent dampness.

Secondly, with a harsh musty odor that is typical of mold colonies growing in homes, deodorization is a requirement as well. Removing this sometimes harsh odor requires the removal of both the moisture and the mold itself, followed by specialized equipment to neutralize the odor molecules in the area. HEPA filtered air scrubbers are integral devices for purging the ambient air of spores and floating particulates. Our AMRT technicians also apply an antimicrobial formulation to inhibit future mold eruptions.

Our remediation process might not be widely understood or known for those that are just experiencing mold growth for the first time in their homes, but now you should have a better idea of what all happens. Our dedicated and certified SERVPRO of Nashua remediation specialists are available 24/7 by calling (603) 889-2311.

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Commercial Water Removal In Nashua

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Nashua Hotels and Offices Rely on SERVPRO for Water Extraction and Business as Usual

Nashua Businesses and Retail Stores Benefit from Rapid Water Removal by SERVPRO

Nashua businesses deal with storms and fires every year. The common element to them is the water left inside the structure after the excitement has died down.
When it comes to commercial water removal for Nashua businesses, the source is usually from a burst pipe, fire suppression system, or other failed plumbing issues. For SERVPRO technicians, that means the water is clean, or not contaminated. They do not have to worry about spraying surfaces with anti-fungal agents, and can immediately bring in pumps and other removal equipment.
Our response teams start with a commercial grade pump. They have access to an extensive inventory and select based on the depth of the water and the size of the structure. In some cases, they may need to bring in more than one pump, but can still remove the majority of the water in a day or two.
Once the water is down to just covering the surface of the floors, SERVPRO specialists changeover to water extraction wands. These devices also come in a variety of sizes and types. If the business has extensive, carpeted areas, like in a furniture store or a large office building, they use a large wand that moves under its power and has a position for an operator to ride, a Rover.
This design allows our technician to stand over the machine as it draws water from the carpets. Extraction wands are also very useful in drawing out water trapped between floorboards. Most of the wands in our inventory also contain a heating element, so the technician can also start drying out floors and carpets as they remove the water.
In a large structure, there is also the problem of increasing humidity. Our restoration teams use dehumidifiers to draw up to 25 gallons of water from the air per unit per day to lower the amount of water in the air. With less water vapor, evaporation and moisture removal from the surfaces moves faster. We also open doors and windows and use air movers and box fans to increase circulation and force the damp, inside air out of the building. The HAT-Heat, Air, and Temperature dictate if this is suitable for any given situation.
If you are dealing with a water removal issue, contact SERVPRO of Nashua today at (603) 889-2311. Our goal is to help you return your business to its original condition and start serving customers again as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened."

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Overcoming A Wet Basement In Your Nashua House

6/16/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Is the Solution for Wet Basement Abatement in the Nashua Area

SERVPRO Offers Features and Benefits to Maintain a Damp-Free Nashua Basement

While you might not put a lot of thought and consideration into it, the basement of your Nashua home is critical to the structural integrity of the entire house. With this in mind, you should take the time and provisions required to ensure that this area gets taken care of appropriately throughout the life of your home, and often that means taking some extra steps to prevent unfortunate circumstances from recurring.

A wet basement in your Nashua home can occur from several different sources. While often this water damage penetrates through the walls from exterior threats, this is not always the case. A wet basement can lead to structural concerns and weaknesses, not to mention the dampness providing the appropriate conditions for mold growth and colonization.

Luckily, you can get help when contending with a wet basement. You can confer with the experienced SERVPRO technicians we employ to offer you the most effective solutions to resolve this problem, as well as diagnosing the source of the moisture. Knowing the cause of your problem can help you to prevent recurrences in the future.

Our professionals often recommend the installation of sump pumps for wet basements, though this is often less effective on its own. For an implement like this to work as it should, often floors need to get graded towards the pump itself, which adds a little more time to the overall length of the project. French drains and drainage tiles, costly and excessive for one-time flooding, can be configured if needed. Melting snow, often accompanied by frozen and non-percolating soil, can lead to hydraulic pressure from the entire foundation and up through the concrete pad. Vapor barriers can help reduce moisture penetrations.

To initially dry out the affected areas, our SERVPRO professionals often utilize air movers and dehumidifiers. These pieces of equipment can work simultaneously to rid the area of moisture, effectively starving out mold spores and eliminating their chance to seat and colonize in organic materials found in the lower levels of your home. We often recommend the installation of a permanent dehumidifier to maintain a set humidity level of below 60% in a basement.

While a wet basement might not seem all that dire to many homeowners, the conditions can quickly worsen to significant structural damages and mold growth. With these two serious factors on the line, it is a wise choice to trust in our SERVPRO of Nashua restoration specialists to help you get a handle on the dampness and confer about steps to prevent future water damaging effects. You can reach our experienced team 24/7 by calling (603) 889-2311.

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An Unattended Space Heater Could Cause A Fire In Your Nashua Home

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage should never be left for an extended amount of time before remediation occurs.

An Unattended Space Heater Could Cause A Fire

The chill of winter can cause some people to use devices that are designed to warm up their house, but unfortunately, they can sometimes cause fire damage to your property if left unattended. Generally speaking, devices that plug into a wall outlet and use a heating element of any kind should not be left on their own or else they turn into a fire hazard. However, this does not mean you cannot use space heaters or other devices that are similar; it only means that you should use them responsibly and with caution. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, accidents happen and when they do it is reassuring to know that expert help is close by and available to call.

When we receive your call, we make it our priority to arrive at your property promptly so we can remediate the fire damage inside your Nashua home before it causes further loss. Fire damage should never be left for an extended amount of time before remediation occurs. Many people recommend that you wait and consider all of your options before making an impactful decision, however, it is actually the opposite of what should be done when home damage of any kind occurs. Due to the extreme heat during a blaze, in combination with the spread of soot and ash, many objects inside your home can become discolored. The longer it takes for remediation to occur, the worse this discoloration can become.

Here at SERVPRO, our techs bring advanced equipment with them to your home. We use specific tools to combat fire damage, including hydroxyl generations and thermal foggers to handle the malodorous smell that fire causes. Our SERVPRO technicians can then begin to clean up any charred or destroyed objects in your sitting room, such as burned curtains or books. Additionally, SERVPRO can remove the soot left behind by the fire inside of your home with chemical solutions that separate the particles from the surface.

Do not dawdle after the fire that broke out in your home is put out. Phone SERVPRO of Nashua by calling (603) 889-2311. No matter the time, we can take your call and hurry to your home.

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Flood Damage Technicians In Nashua Explain Hardwood Floor Drying Equipment

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

If a severe thunderstorm takes place, excessive rains could cause flooding.

Flood Damage Technicians Explain Hardwood Floor Drying Equipment

Hardwood floors are designed to repel moisture that gets on your floors in Nashua. However, wood flooring can still get damaged if enough water saturates the materials for long enough. If a severe thunderstorm takes place, excessive rains could cause flooding. If water gets deep on the outside, then it is possible that it will leak into your home affecting your flooring.

Enough water can ruin the wood’s structural integrity, or mold can develop. When restoring flood damage in Nashua, our SERVPRO technicians use specialized methods to prevent permanent damage to hardwood flooring. If the wood stays wet for long enough, it can start to warp, bow, and cup.

In some cases, drying procedures prevent cupping in wood floors from remaining after moisture is gone. Other times the cupping stays after the floor is drying, requiring our SERVPRO crew to sand down the flooring eliminating the cupping. If sanding takes place, we make sure the floor is completely dry so that the warping does not return after sanding.

One way to rapidly dry out hardwood floors is to use drying mats. The mats consist of a flat rubber mat with holes on the bottom, with a hose attached to an air moving system. Air gets pumped into the mats that concentrate and spread out the air across the wood. Drying mats work well when drying out flooring that is wide and when the affected areas are only in certain sections of the floor.

If the entire hardwood floor got wet after the storm, a flat lay drying system could be used on the floor. Flat lay systems consist of a plastic sheet attached to a hose and an air moving system. The air movers pump air underneath the plastic helping concentrate it on the flooring material. Flat lay systems work well with flooring material that is not as wide and requires more concentrated drying over a larger area than mats can cover.

Once hardwood floors get wet, drying is vital to prevent mold problems and permanent cupping and warping. Before your floor needs re-sanding due to water damage, call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 24/7.

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Commercial Water Damage and Your Private Nashua Preschool

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Strives for Safety During Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Nashua Work and Play Places

SERVPRO Puts Children Safety First during Water Removal and Restoration

Nashua preschool parents want the best for their youngsters and choose preschools based largely on reputation and feedback from other parents. Almost anything can come up during a discussion about which preschool provides the best programs, activities, supervision, and so on, requiring preschool staff remains diligent when on duty.

Some disasters that Nashua preschools cannot entirely prevent include commercial water damage and its many effects. Caused by a variety of mini-catastrophes, damage from exposure to water can take many forms. Paint might begin peeling and flaking off concrete or cinder block walls. Acoustic ceiling tiles might show staining, or worse, deterioration with pieces falling on the floor where children can come into contact with the materials. Carpets can show signs of fraying and smell musty.

Because so many different ways exist that water damage can develop in a building, SERVPRO workers train in the numerous methods available to mitigate such a variety. All too often, building owners find that their business suffers from water damage in more than one area, and in different ways. We can mitigate both areas simultaneously unless rare circumstances prevent us from doing so and force us to complete the restoration process of one before starting to work on the other one.

We understand that while our work provides a crucial service, slowly accomplishing our goals can harm your business, and we want to prevent this from happening. We always work as quickly as we can, safely, so that interruptions to your daycare remain minimal but also so that worker safety remains uncompromised.

Protecting your students also sits high on our list of goals. We remove anything that could cause them harm and replace it with non-toxic, dry materials.

Many of the employees at SERVPRO of Nashua have children and know how safety affects many decisions in a parent's daily life. Water damage can create many different risks that can harm children, either immediately or after a span of time. Contact us so we can help you provide a safe and secure preschool setting for your students. Our emergency service line is always available to take your call at (603) 889-2311.

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Overcoming A Wet Basement In Your Nashua Home

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Nashua Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Basement Water and Dampness Solutions

Older Nashua Homes with Damp Basements Can Call Upon SERVPRO for Help

Many Nashua homeowners struggle to keep their basement dry throughout each season of the year. While you might not see it as that significant, numerous concerns come along with having moisture in this area of your house. Preventing this might seem impossible for you to do on your own, but fortunately, this is not a situation that you have to contend with alone.

A wet basement could indicate several different problems for your Nashua home. Most of these point to structural concerns and penetration points for water and moisture, but correcting these issues is not an overwhelming task to the right team of professionals. With our SERVPRO technicians helping you overcome this situation, we can ensure that the basement of your home gets thoroughly dried and the appropriate measure gets taken to prevent this same situation from occurring again in the immediate future.

Our initial assessment helps to determine the source of the moisture to this area as we plan out the best approach to removing water and moisture from the vicinity. The longer that dampness persists in this area of your home, the more likely the possibility becomes for mold colonies to form. Then you require mold remediation on top of correcting the pressing concerns of a wet basement in your house.

You might want to set up a meeting with the SERVPRO production manager assigned to your home's project about the installation of a sump pump if this is determined to be the problem, or can be a factor in its mitigation. Gutters and drains are also likely solutions to persist water concerns. For these implements to work as they should, exterior foundation grading might need to get adjusted to direct the water to the appropriate channels or drains to get carried away from your home. SERVPRO can provide hydraulic cement, vapor barriers, and water repellent coatings to help suppress the intrusion of water and moisture.

Finding a solution to a persistent wet basement does not have to fall squarely on your shoulders. You can always trust in the experience and expertise of the certified technicians at SERVPRO of Nashua. Our restoration specialists are available anytime you need us at (603) 889-2311.

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A Wet Basement in Your Nashua Home is a Warning

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

The damage in your basement can be caused by an obvious breach or small cracks in the block. Contact SERVPRO to assess, remediate and then prevent.

SERVPRO Remediates the Current Flood Damage in Your Basement and Helps Prevent a Recurrence When the Next Storm Hits

Storms outside of your Nashua home can get pretty severe at times. Though you might be confident that your home has gotten relatively well guarded against the threats and risks of high winds and torrential downpours, it is rarely wholly prepared for the possibility of flooding. The most typical culprit for experiencing the effects of water pushing on the exterior of your home (even underground) is your basement.

A wet basement in your Nashua home is almost always a sign of a potential problem that has to get addressed. The longer that you allow moisture and wetness to continue in this area, the more potential risks that you are taking with both your house and your health. For the sake of your home, allowing vulnerable areas where water can penetrate the blockwork and seep into the room only gets worse the longer it persists, making these pathways broader and allowing more water to pass through every time.

While you might not initially be able to see weak points in your blockwork, our experienced SERVPRO technicians can help you to identify the source of the problem and repair smaller penetration points with hydraulic cement. More significant breaches require the more capable hands of tradesmen working in residential construction for rebuilding the blockwork and sealing up compromised areas. You can even schedule a consultation with our team to consider a solution like grading the floors away from the foundation, installing a sump pump, or even installing a permanent dehumidifier for a lasting solution to the dampness and moisture.

Perhaps one of the most substantial risks that you take by allowing a wet basement to persist is the threat it can present to your health. Moisture and dampness are breeding grounds for mold and fungal growth. Exposure to mold colonies has gotten linked with potential health effects, leading to the understanding that this issue is one that should not get permitted to occur in your home if you can help it.

Having a wet basement can signal you to very significant threats to the structural integrity of your home and the safety of your family living there. If you discover dampness in your lower level, be sure to contact SERVPRO of Nashua to help you through the restoration process. We can be reached anytime by calling (603) 889-2311.

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Unmitigated Water Damage in Your Nashua Home can Lead to Unnecessary Mold Growth

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Any water damage in your home must be remediated right away to help prevent any other problems from starting. Call SERVPRO to start right away.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Investigate Water Damage to Help Prevent Secondary Mold Damages

When homeowners in Nashua have homes with water stains and other types of damage and allow it to remain, this can lead to other problems developing inside the house. These can include many different kinds of issues and affect almost any part of your home.
If your Nashua home sustains water damage, one of these problems can include mold. At SERVPRO, we know that this can take only a few days for microbial populations to begin growing. These microorganisms flourish in damp locations, but even slight increases in moisture can provide enough of an environmental boost to start their life cycle anew.
Water from an accidental overflowing, such as with a toilet, tub, or sink, or a faulty appliance, a busted water line, or a flood, never disappears on its own. Water continually recycles itself, just like in the natural cycles experienced outdoors. However, inside your home, ice rarely forms, leaving moisture with only condensation and evaporation as its two modes of getting around inside your home.
As it goes through these two states of existence, water can leave stains on furniture, walls, and ceilings, cause photos to stick together, produce odors, and also bring about perfect conditions for mold. Restoring your home's natural moisture content helps eliminate these problems, and keeps microbes from growing out of control.
SERVPRO technicians use both drying equipment and anti-microbial agents to solve mold issues. However, the moisture content must always remain below certain levels to keep microbes, especially mold, dormant. Chemical agents can help to only a certain degree in many situations. We implement both dryness restoration and chemical inhibitors, to keep mold under control.
Water damage and its signs can often indicate that mold growth might exist. However, a lack of visible damage does not rule out the existence of either type - water or mold. Using moisture meters and hygrometers help us locate places that might harbor either, or both, of these problems inside your home. Once detected, we can work with you to resolve the issue.
SERVPRO of Nashua's technicians hold certificates from the IICRC and can help you successfully manage both water damage and possible mold growth that often accompanies hidden pockets of moisture. Call us at (603) 889-2311 for assistance in finding the best resolution for your home.

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Why Professional Restoration is Best for the Fire Damage in Your Nashua Home

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

You do not have to tackle fire damage alone, call the professionals at SERVPRO for expert fire damage restoration.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

As if the fire to your Nashua home was not devastating enough to see, now you have to assess the damages that it created to your home and work through a plan to bring your residence back to the way it used to be. Fortunately, this does not have to be a process that you go through alone, and you can save money and some gray hairs by opting to hire professional restoration services for your current or future disasters.

At SERVPRO, we pride ourselves that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and our experience and training through all facets of home restoration give us a unique position to help you through every effect of the fire damage to your Nashua home. Our technicians undergo extensive training to work up the high standards demanded by the company as well as the strict guidelines set in place by safety and health administrations to offer you a professional and expectation-exceeding result.

From the moment that our IICRC certified professionals arrive at your home to begin work on the fire damage you experienced, we prioritize inspecting all of the affected areas for the full scope of the damage and working quickly to prevent situations that could make the present conditions worse. For example, if extinguishing efforts or the fire created holes in the exterior of your home or destroyed windows, we set out to cover these areas and tarp over them to prevent further external damages while the restoration process begins.

We work closely with you to determine what effects trouble you the most and actively threaten comfortable living in your home. This process aids our SERVPRO technicians in determining where to begin and what facets of our process to prioritize. Ultimately, we address every concern that you have: deodorization, soot and smoke damage cleaning, water damage restoration, air cleaning and debris removal, controlled demolition to prepare for reconstruction, and other similar effects.

Perhaps through this brief piece, you can see that having SERVPRO of Nashua helping you work through the damaging effects of a recent fire can help you get your home back to preloss conditions more expediently. You can reach our experienced professionals anytime by calling (603) 889-2311.

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Commercial Water Damage Cleanup in Your Nashua Restaurant

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

A leaking pipe can cause extensive water damage to your commercial property, especially when it goes unnoticed.

SERVPRO Can Thoroughly and Properly Dry Out Your Water Damaged Property

Water is essential to keep your restaurant in Nashua running, but it can be damaging to your property as well. A leaking pipe can lead to damage to the structure of your building, besides abnormally high water bills. Water pipes might look airtight and durable, but they can give way to excessive pressure or can be destroyed by activities relating to construction. If there is a hidden leak that is unnoticed for a period, the damage is even worse.

When you suspect that you have a leak coming from your plumbing or pipeline in your Nashua business, it is crucial that you take action right away. The longer the water is allowed to sit in your building, the more commercial water damage is done. You need the professional help of our staff at SERVPRO, as we are a trained and experienced water damage restoration company.

When drying structures, airflow is one of the most important tools we can use. Drying your building efficiently requires knowing the correct techniques for using airflow. When an air mover blows directly at a wall, the air bounces back, plus it forces moisture into the wall, which is not good. Instead, if we place the air mover at a 45-degree angle, the air bounces off the wall and carries moisture away so drier air can replace it.

SERVPRO techs also place air movers in a clockwise pattern with the inlet facing the wall and nose against the wall. We might have to put extra air movers in closets, large windows, and offsets. We monitor all the equipment daily and move the machines to the left or right in a circular pattern, so we can evenly dry the structure in a timely fashion.

It is sometimes necessary to dry ceilings as well. Airflow has to be directed over wet ceilings to evaporate the moisture. Doing so also circulates the warm air which has risen to the ceiling. A few panels on each end of drop ceilings are opened so we can direct airflow into these open areas.

SERVPRO of Nashua understands how to thoroughly dry your business in Nashua or the surrounding counties after a water damage emergency. Give us a call right away at (603) 889-2311 when you believe you have a problem.

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The Risks Of A Wet Basement In Your Nashua Home

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

Don't Duck Getting Your Basement in Nashua Dried--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Rapidly Extracts Water and Dries Out Basements to Mitigate Losses

When coming out of the winter season, your Nashua home is bound to experience several different kinds of weather. When the temperatures quickly fluctuate by cold and warm fronts passing through the region, what just left snow and ice yesterday is now pouring down the rain. With the ground never getting enough time to thaw before the rainfalls this time of year adequately, the earth is less able to absorb the moisture, and so it runs along the surface and against the foundation of your home.

While many homes remain prepared for the possibility of flooding and subsequent storm damages that were listed above, no home can remain in opposition to pressurized exterior water against their foundation for long. Every Nashua home inevitably contends with a wet basement, unless the appropriate provisions are taken to prevent this occurrence from happening
There are significant risks to having a wet basement. For starters, while the damage might not appear extreme at first, the more water that can penetrate through weak points in your foundation, the wider these pathways become. This fact leads to untold volumes of water eventually penetrating through the walls of the basement and onto the floors unabated. Preventative work now can keep this flooding from occurring, but that begins with an initial assessment from our certified SERVPRO professionals.
Another concern for a wet basement in your home is the possibility of mold growth. Since mold spores only require moisture and warmer temperatures to form colonies, the conditions can easily get met with allowing water to seep through the walls of the basement level of your house. With the high levels of expertise and necessary equipment for our SERVPRO mold remediation specialists to correct and restore this damage, it might also inspire you to act on your wet basement a little more quickly.
Ultimately, no one is going to be as well informed about your wet basement in your home as you are. Without knowing about the trouble you are facing, our experienced team of professionals has no idea that you might require our services. Save yourself a considerable headache in the future, and let SERVPRO of Nashua take care of your wet basement now. Give us a call anytime at (603) 889-2311.

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Mold Damage From Ice Dams In Your Nashua Home

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

The water may end up leaking down into your walls and get trapped inside the walls, leading to mildew and mold growth.

Mold Damage From Ice Dams

In Nashua, it is not uncommon to hear of ice dams. Gutters can sometimes get clogged with ice during the winter season, preventing any water from the roof flowing down properly as it should. Instead, water ends up back onto the roof, where it can get underneath shingles and cause lots of structural damage and leaks. The water may end up leaking down into your walls and get trapped inside the walls, leading to mildew and mold growth.

When you notice mold growth and mold damage on the walls of your Nashua home, you know you have a problem. Since mold can cause health effects for you and your family, besides being destructive to your home, it is not something you want to let hang around. Instead, get in touch with our technicians at SERVPRO. Our crew is certified and trained to handle a mold infestation safely and adequately.

We first inspect your home carefully for signs of visible mold. There can be hidden mold as well that you are not seeing. Various technologies are used to detect the mold and any hidden water sources. We also use different containment methods to stop the mold from spreading throughout the rest of your home. Negative air chambers and physical barriers may be used to keep mold spores from spreading while we are cleaning up the affected area. Any cooling and heating systems are turned off as well, so the mold does not spread.

SERVPRO staff use special filtration equipment that allows us to trap airborne microscopic mold spores. HEPA vacuums and powerful air scrubbers stop also mold spores from spreading during remediation. The process depends on how much mold there is and what kinds of surfaces it is on. We use treatments which are antimicrobial and antifungal to get rid of colonies of mold and help stop new ones from starting. Sometimes we may need to remove and get rid of porous materials that are infested with molds, such as carpeting and drywall.

We then clean any restorable items which were affected by the old with a variety of techniques to clean and sanitize them. We are trained to remove odors as well and perform deodorization using fogging equipment. Minor repairs may need to be made such as replacing drywall and painting.

SERVPRO of Nashua knows that finding mold in your home in Nashua or the surround areas is not a happy event, so we want to help you take care of it as soon as possible. You can contact us at (603) 889-2311 any time by dialing so we can clean your home up for you.

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Advanced Flood Damage Mitigation for Your Nashua Area Home

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

When water enters your home from a flood, SERVPRO works quickly to remove the water and dry out your home.

SERVPRO Restores Your Damaged Property after a Flood

When dealing with flood damage on your property, water can impact personal and household items, as well as the structural components of your home. Not to mention that flood water can contain many other contaminants that invade your walls, floor, ceiling, and ventilation system.

Flood damage in your Nashua area home is repairable. However, it takes an expertly trained technician, with the right equipment, training, and resources to remove all of the water that invaded your home. Technicians treat all signs of visible and hidden moisture using infrared moisture detectors and hygrometers to return water levels to normal.

The structural drying process helps remove unwanted water from your home after a flood. Drywall in your home can act like a sponge, drawing water levels above the floodplain on your property. SERVPRO technicians remove all damaged drywall, gaining access to your wall cavities to perform thorough drying and disinfection services, transporting and disposing of all contaminated materials according to local, state, and federal guidelines set by governing bodies such as the EPA.

Your floors require extensive work after being completely submerged in water. With the proper equipment, SERVPRO technicians can help restore your wood floors to its original shape, removing warps, bends, or buckling. Other types of flooring, like vinyl and tile, may require removal to avoid trapping moisture in your subfloor. Technicians also have the tools to remove any damaged insulation in your floors or walls to help improve ventilation and the overall drying process.

Drying your home after a flood takes some time. However, with advancements in equipment and training, SERVPRO can help you recover faster than ever before. Our services help get water in your home under control fast, allowing you to return to your property within days or weeks, instead of months while also helping you avoid additional problems such as mold and foul odors that often accompany a flood.

Contact SERVPRO of Nashua for additional information about any services we have available or to begin your home’s flood damage restoration, today. We have technicians available 24/7, 365, including holidays. (603) 889-2311

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Seemingly Simple Storm Damage Can Spell Flood Damage to Your Nashua Residence

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

When a tree or branch punctures your home, it allows flood water to enter your home causing extensive damage.

SERVPRO Acts Fast to Prevent Further Damage in Your Home

When you are considering ways to keep your Nashua home from damages throughout the time your family lives there, several things come to mind. When you attribute the ever-present possibility of harsh weather conditions rolling through the area, one of the primary concerns for any homeowner should be the maintenance of their property by eliminating threats from dying trees and ensuring their water diversion measures are functioning correctly.

Thankfully not everyone has to deal with an entire tree falling into their home but fail to appreciate the extensive damage that one fallen branch can do. A weighty tree branch can gouge into the siding of your home and tear a hole in this location, limbs can puncture your roof, and they can easily break windows. Considering that these instances typically occur amid significant severe weather, untold amounts of rainwater can enter your home through the newly created hole. Soon, you are not only concerned about structural damages, but also have to worry about flood damage to your Nashua residence.

Our SERVPRO restoration specialists can appreciate a situation where time is of the essence. The faster that pooling water can get removed, the less lasting structural damage that can occur and the fewer contents of your home that become ruined. When our team arrives, we focus first on sealing off the sources of the flood damage via tarps, boards or hydraulic cement for foundational repairs.

Once the source of the water damage has gotten rectified, our experienced SERVPRO team can begin their work on restoring your home to its former condition. For large jobs, truck mounted pumps get used to pull the water from the floors. If the damage has not become extensive enough for a pump truck from our fleet, our specialists utilize portable pumps and wet-vacs to get the job done.

Once the area gets dried successfully using air movers and dehumidifiers, our professionals can closely assess for further damage that could not get seen with initial inspections.

You cannot always predict the behavior of trees or the likelihood of limbs breaking or trees getting uprooted during severe weather. You can count on the professionals at SERVPRO of Nashua to help you set things right. Reach us anytime by calling (603) 889-2311.

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Why Timely Mitigation is Crucial After a Water Damage Incident in Nashua

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage in your home can make you feel overwhelmed. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage and restore your home.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Thoroughly Dry Out Your Water Damaged Property

It takes a few moments for water damage effects to turn your property from bad to permanent. In no time, the wood absorbs water and swells, some contents disintegrate, and odors result from probable rotting. However, what are you supposed to do to prevent the damage from spreading to other areas in your Nashua home when you do not have the skills and tools to do the restoration?
Preventing the secondary and severe complications which arise from water damage Nashua incidents is possible. What you require is to act promptly and seek professional services. Our SERVPRO technicians conduct water damage mitigation in an aim to curb the spread of the water. In the end, you can know what to replace and what is repairable.
If there is stagnant water in an accessible area, then we may use truck-mounted water extractors to do the removal; otherwise, we use portable types. We work towards efficient drying by employing the right technology to do moisture removal. It is normal to see us using a moisture meter to find out the correct moisture content in materials. To enhance the drying process, we may ventilate the area and set up air movers as per the IICRC standards.
When the moisture evaporates from surfaces, the surrounding air absorbs it by acting as a sponge. There reaches a point where the relative humidity increases, and it is advisable to remove the additional moisture from the air. We do this to prevent secondary damage once it settles on materials after it cools. Through dehumidification, our SERVPRO team can extract the additional water vapor in the air.
When rotting has already taken place, and smells are present at the site, we perform deodorization. The deodorants neutralize the odors and sterilize the area to prevent the chances of mold growth. We readily address any pre-existing damage as we work towards making your property attain its preloss state.
SERVPRO of Nashua works towards restoring your property after water, fire, storm and mold damage incidents. Call us at (603) 889-2311 and be served by a trusted leader that responds faster to all sizes of disasters.

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Avoiding A Long-Term Shutdown With Commercial Water Removal At Your Nashua Factory

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

The presence of standing water in any Nashua business can cause many problems, and the same holds true for factories.

Commercial Water Removal

The presence of standing water in any Nashua business can cause many problems, and the same holds true for factories. These issues can last months, decreasing profits, creating an unsafe working environment for employees, and damaging both products and raw materials. Machinery can also become severely damaged when factory managers or owners delay in obtaining proper water removal services.

Many factories in Nashua avoid closing their doors by obtaining commercial water removal services whenever water collects in an area from broken water line es, damaged roof sections, or drain backups happen. Factories often close permanently after managers consider such services unnecessary.

SERVPRO employees can provide a full range of services to any business after flooding incidents occur. We are known nationwide as a trusted provider of mitigation and restoration services. We can respond Faster To Any Sized Disaster, regardless of type or magnitude. We intend on helping you keep your factory operational, so it continues to produce a profit, or returning it once again to an operational state, as quickly as possible.

When a factory remains productive after an incident involving problematic water, factory employees often encounter hindrances because of the water's presence. We understand that these problems make it even more critical that our presence does not become an additional impediment. When our equipment might create a problem in any specific area, we always discuss such issues with our customer to find an agreeable solution.

Working with extraction equipment, we rapidly remove any water present. When complete, our experts can then start restoring the dry conditions your factory requires. Air movers, commercial-grade heaters, and desiccant machines steadily decrease humidity and moisture. We treat areas deemed more likely to develop mold problems with an antimicrobial agent.

Having the skilled technicians at SERVPRO of Nashua come to your factory when you need commercial water removal is as easy as calling us at (603) 889-2311. We are open 24-hours every day of the year, and we want to help your factory remain operational.

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Wet Winter Weather is One Cause of Mold Growth in the Attic of Your Nashua Residence

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Growth and Remediation by SERVPRO for Nashua Area Properties

Many Factors Contribute to Mold Growth in Nashua Homes Until SERVPRO Remediates the Colonies

The winter months, with its strong winds, freezing temperatures, and wet snow can affect your Nashua home from top to bottom. When ice dams form over loosened shingles, birds or other pests open small holes around vents, or inexperienced workers install insulation poorly, moisture can get inside your attic.

Inside your Nashua home's attic, mold can begin growing after only a small amount of water enters. The cold weather cannot stop its growth, especially when the warm air becomes trapped inside, or the sun melts the snow and warms the roof. Slight changes in temperature around spores can trigger their growth. Some attics contain small nooks and areas that receive little air circulation. However, these can experience prolific growth because once mold spores enter, they cannot leave and their accumulated mass steadily increases over time.

Mold causes damage to both structures and belongings. We at SERVPRO remediate both problems simultaneously to serve our customers better. This reduces costs as well as the time required to fulfill both aspects satisfactorily.

Containing the area begins by installing temporary barriers made of heavy plastic sheeting (6-12 mils thick). Once we attach an air scrubber and hose to this set-up, we achieve negative air pressure. Because the air being forced out of your attic never enters your home's other areas, mold cannot spread to them. IICRC standards view this as a very effective method at containing mold while remediation work proceeds.

Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) ensures our work meets acceptable standards from the EPA because this help provides long-lasting protection against the damages microbial colonization can cause inside a home.

Other equipment used includes dehumidifiers and moisture meters to decrease the moisture content in your attic and to detect where this moisture might enter in the future. Sealing these areas or repairing them helps prevent future mold growth.

SERVPRO of Nashua employs qualified technicians to protect the homes in our community. Contact us for remediation of mold in your attic and other areas of your home. Our 24-hour services can be reached at (603) 889-2311 365 days a year.

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Removing the Odor From Your Fire Damaged Nashua Home

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage involves more than just charred items. When the lingering smell of smoke leaves your home with an awful odor, contact SERVPRO for help.

Team SERVPRO Remediates Damage Thoroughly After a Fire, All the Way Down to the Lingering Odor

Sometimes fires do not leave significant structural damages or any substantial damage at all. When a small kitchen fire occurs in your Nashua home, sometimes the worst of the lingering symptoms is the odor. Necessary cleaning efforts might leave your walls and appliances back the way that they were before the fire, getting rid of the smell of smoke from the affected area can sometimes be one of the trickiest things to accomplish.
There are many things that people tend to try to overcome a significant noxious odor like smoke. Merely trying to mask the smell with a stronger one is a common choice, though it rarely lasts long enough to be useful, and indeed does not last long enough to be deemed a solution for the fire damage to your Nashua home. Professional restoration efforts ensure that the smoke damage is neutralized completely, with no scent at all left behind.
Our SERVPRO professionals have several ways of accomplishing the neutralization of odorous molecules. The first is through the use of dense fogging machines. This chemical fog has no scent, but it reacts with smoke damage on a molecular level and nullifies them entirely. This process has also been proven effective for specific upholstered items, drapes, and furniture in the affected area.
Another piece of equipment that our SERVPRO restoration specialists might choose to use for deodorizing your home is an ozone machine with a HEPA filter. This machine cleans the air of the foul lingering odor and removes any harmful molecules that might also still be around following your recent fire. The choice between these two different approaches becomes based on the condition of your home and how widespread the odor has become by the time you have called in our team to take care of the problem.
Dealing with lingering symptoms of a small fire can make it hard just to live comfortably in your home. Let our experienced professionals restore your home to the way it was before the incident and help you to enjoy life in your house again. Give SERVPRO of Nashua a call today at (603) 889-2311.

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Hotel Crisis Averted With Competent Commercial Water Removal in Nashua

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

When hotel hot tubs or showers overflow and cause damage, it is important to contact SERVPRO right away to dry out the property and prevent mold.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive on the Scene With the Equipment and Training to Dry Out Your Water Damaged Establishment

Hotels in the Nashua area meet many needs for residents, area businesses, and visitors. Travelers stop to visit attractions or rest while passing through, family members gather for reunions or events like weddings and graduations, conferences planners need meeting rooms and overnight accommodations for out-of-town attendees, and school groups or sports teams require a home base during a tournament or other contests.
Occasionally during these stays, pranks or accidents cause issues that require commercial water removal in a Nashua hotel. Mistakes like draping the curtain outside of a tub during a shower or parties that result in hot tub water or cooler ice spreading across a suite or common area cause serious consequences for hotel management. Cleaning staff at the hotel do not have the specialized training nor the equipment we use to bring these problems under control.
Hotels that need water removal gain good results when SERVPRO answers the call. We understand that even a day lost to commerce because of a water emergency can spell disaster for an inn, resort, or motel. Guests rely on you for accommodations, and the community expects to be able to recommend your rooms for business associates or family members in town for a limited time.
Our service vehicles have submersible pumps and water extractors onboard, so if the power is interrupted in the flooded spaces for safety reasons, SERVPRO can still begin to remove the water immediately. If a meeting or ballroom is affected, we make certain the crew member numbers and equipment we provide meets the size of the water removal problem.
Drying out tiled areas still requires us to look for migrating water or recesses where pooled-up moisture hides. SERVPRO makes sure that all responding teams have members who know how to measure moisture and scan for pockets of water between walls, above ceilings, or other unexpected areas. Drying goals set through the use of this information allow a systematic and efficient approach to drying.
Where wet carpeting is a problem, our employees use their training to dry it in place, using weighted wands and moisture monitoring to achieve proper moisture reduction at all levels -- carpet, padding, and the subfloor. SERVPRO technicians appreciate the necessity of removing the water fast and thoroughly to avoid secondary issues like mold growth or building material deterioration.
SERVPRO of Nashua prepares for commercial water removal requests by employing only IICRC trained technicians and stocking state-of-the-art industrial strength equipment. When unanticipated water needs removal, give us a call at (603) 889-2311.

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Clogged Gutters Can Create Flood Damage To Nashua Homes

12/13/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding in Nashua from Clogged Gutters Can Be Prevented Says SERVPRO

Storm Waters without Proper Draining Cause Flooding

Clogged gutters are not an uncommon issue to find in Nashua through the fall and winter seasons. With leaves coming off the trees, it does not take a lot of this kind of debris to dam up the gutter or prevents water from getting through your downspout. When there is no natural way for rising water to go, it reaches the point of spilling over the brim, down the siding, and around your foundation.
As a homeowner, one of your chief concerns is keeping water from pooling around your foundation to prevent flood damage to your Nashua residence. While french drain systems offer a reasonable amount of support against runoff getting too close to the blocks, this is anything but full-proof. In fact, these underground drainage systems are meant to work alongside a functioning gutter structure all around the house, preventing an excess of rainwater from reaching the french drain in the first place.
When water is allowed to collect against your foundation wall, the ensuing pressure puts an enormous strain on the blocks and their mortar joints. Weak points are exposed, and flooding occurs in your lower levels. Regardless of how it happened, you need the water cleaned up and to keep the damages from getting any worse. That is where our SERVPRO team can come in to help.
Patching holes in the foundation or wherever the water has been allowed to access your basement is the first step in the restoration process. Removal of the source prevents the problem from getting worse while our SERVPRO professionals begin eliminating the present water in the area. Air movers work to dry the floors and walls while simultaneously reducing the moisture in the room that might fuel mold spores from sprouting on nearby organic materials.
While a regular inspection of your gutter system can prevent this one avenue of flooding, it is nice to know whom you can call when you are facing a challenge like this one. We at SERVPRO of Nashua are available 24/7 at (603) 889 – 2311.

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Eliminating Fire Damage Odors in Nashua

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the training and equipment to thoroughly rid your home of the odors left behind by fire damage.

SERVPRO's Three-Step Process to Remove Odor from Fire Damage

In small to medium fires, most of the cleaning cost to a Nashua homeowner is from smoke odors and residues. Cleaning residues can take a lot of time and effort, but the results are fairly easy to see. Eliminating odors is often a more difficult task.

Remediating Nashua fire damage, especially odor removal, requires multiple methods. To put your home back to its pre-fire condition, SERVPRO uses a three-step process we call Multiple-Phase Odor Control.

Chemical Containment is the initial phase. Our technicians spray a deodorizing agent directly onto any visible smoke residues. The agent forms a barrier that slows or stops the evaporation process which prevents odor particles from turning into a vapor. This free vapor is the actual smell in the air.

Vapor Odor Control is phase two. For odor particles already in the air, SERVPRO technicians use counteragents or deodorant vapors to block them. Simply put, the granular counteragents contain a variety of stronger, more pleasant odors that overcome smoke odors.

Thermal Fogging is phase three. For very strong and difficult to remove odors, technicians use the heat generated by a thermal fogging device to break down a deodorant chemical to the same size particles as the odor vapor. These deodorant particles bond with them, which neutralizes the odor particles by changing their chemical composition. The fog evaporates in just a few hours and leaves behind almost no moisture to stain personal or structural property.

This reduced moisture also makes thermal fogging perfect to prevent color running on delicate fabrics, upholstered furniture, and building material sensitive to too much moisture, like drywall. Not every residence needs all three phases to clean and remove odors. Technicians examine the property after each action to determine if they have finished the job, need to repeat a phase, or move to the next phase.

Removing odors from your home is perhaps the most difficult part of the restoration. We have to eliminate every trace, or the smell returns as strong as before. SERVPRO of Nashua has decades of experience in odor removal and can help you return your home to its pre-fire condition. Call us at (603) 889-2311 today to get started.

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Remediating Mold in Nashua Attics

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Not having enough insulation in your attic can be a cause for mold growth.

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Process

Nashua homes can handle some of the worst storms and come out often needing no more than some new trim or maybe replace a garden shed. It is often a quiet disaster like mold that owners never notice until the restoration costs approach putting on an addition to their home.

When they find mold in the attic, Nashua homeowners at first cannot believe it. Most think our weather is too cold for mold or mistakenly believe since the attic is clean of food, that it should not be able to grow. After decades of cleaning and removing mold from homes, SERVPRO knows that attics are a perfect place for spores to expand and grow, spreading over the top of the entire home.

One factor that promotes mold growing in an attic is not having enough insulation. Too little insulation allows heat from the home rise into the attic where it meets with the colder air. It leads to condensation, which can form small pools of water across the attic that mold spores can use just as easily as those from a leaky pipe or stormwater. Since condensation can occur throughout Fall and Winter, the potential threat is even greater.

To change this, SERVPRO technicians check the amount of insulation and if it has become compromised by the moisture and mold. Both can weigh down blown-in and rolled insulation, making it less efficient and causing even more condensation. If the insulation is still clean and useful, we can add to it after removing the mold.

Since we want to avoid contaminating the existing insulation, technicians first secure plastic sheeting over it. It allows us to bring in vacuum hoses connected to commercial grade pumps. We insert HEPA filters designed to capture the tiny spores and remove most of the mold present.

Next, we spray or use a fog device to deploy anti-fungal and anti-microbial agents throughout the attic. Our chemical agents kill the spores on contact, making it much safer for our technicians to scrape and brush the remaining spores by hand out of the attic.

Our last cleaning step is to remove the plastic sheeting and perform a final inspection. Then, we add to the insulation unless the homeowner wants to use another service.

Mold can expand and grow in any home in New Hampshire. Not having enough insulation should never be the reason for the process to start though. If you have mold or suspect there may be a problem, contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 today. We are here to help.

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Indoor Water Line Breaks Solved by Commercial Water Removal in Nashua Furniture Galleries

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help restore your furniture after water damage to a like-new condition.

Quick and Efficient Water Removal Services for Your Commercial Space

Helping furnish the homes in Nashua takes skill and a desire to help people raise their families in a comfortable home while entertaining guests in style. Part of this requires having floor models on hand so customers know exactly how individual pieces of furniture look and feel, and how the dimensions might play out in their homes.

When a water line breaks inside a Nashua furniture gallery, commercial water removal can help make everything right again. Area businesses know they can rely on SERVPRO and our professional technicians to provide the exact services needed for catastrophes of any size, type, or severity.

With furniture, particularly new pieces, carpeting can quickly stain from the finishes on furniture legs. As soon as we complete our initial assessment, we set these pieces on unfinished wooden blocks to protect the carpeting. These must remain until the furniture and carpeting dry thoroughly.

Removing the water standing in your showroom happens quite fast with the use of our truck-mounted pumps. Solidly built, these steadily remove the water causing you grief. When floors become visible again, we switch to hand-held pumps that our technicians can comfortably handle, making water removal around furniture pieces, stairways, and tight places possible.

Just as our Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) knows precisely what the inside of your building's interior requires, our Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT) knows what each piece of waterlogged furniture requires for restoration. While you might now not be able to sell these items as 'new,' we can often restore furniture items to like-new condition, making your potential customers quite pleased with the new price.

While we assist you in keeping sales strong by performing restorative work, SERVPRO can also help as a neutral party by keeping an inventory sheet of damaged items restored by our technicians. The difference in regular price to after-damage price is often recoverable as a business loss, either via insurance or tax credits, but both may require written documentation.

SERVPRO of Nashua can be reached by calling (603) 889-2311, every day of the year, and at any hour. We remain dedicated to helping all our customers achieve their goals of returning everything to normal once again.

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Minimizing Risk of Attic Mold Damage in Nashua Through Proper Ventilation

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Proper ventilation in your attic can help to prevent mold from spreading and affecting your home.

Tips to Keep Your Home Safe from Mold Damage

There are many possible causes of mold growth in the attic, including moisture seepage, condensation, poor insulation, and of course, poor attic ventilation. Many homeowners in Nashua do not realize that the attic is not just a random part of the building construction, but a significant feature of a home. From this end, proper attic ventilation is important for a healthy home.

Keeping temperatures stable can go a long way towards preventing mold damage in Nashua homes. At SERVPRO, we have a team of dedicated, IICRC-certified mold remediation experts who can help remedy the situation. The attic works as a buffer between the roof and the other rooms in your home, causing it to experience frequent temperature changes that lead to excessive heat and condensation. Both of these factors promote mold growth.

A good way to ensure proper attic ventilation and reduce the risk of mold damage is creating better airflow within the attic, which in turn efficiently removes moisture and excessive heat. SERVPRO technicians normally turn to dehumidifiers and other drying equipment for this purpose. After installing proper insulation, you need to ensure that all your vents are working properly. This step involves a number of considerations.

For starters, all the vents should be exactly the same to ensure a balanced air intake and better airflow through the attic. As a result, this eliminates any hot, static air that may contribute to mold growth and, consequently, mold damage. Secondly, you need to place the vents away from the sides of the house as much as possible. This step helps prevent the temperature of the walls from affecting the air entering the attic.

SERVPRO mold remediation experts can advise you on how to create enough space for proper air circulation in the attic. Typically, this involves leaving about 1 to 2 inches of space between the insulation and the roof sheathing. It is also recommendable to add pressure to the attic by increasing ventilation at the eaves and decreasing it at the ridge. This pressurization prevents the air inside the house from penetrating into the attic.

Specialists at SERVPRO of Nashua are highly trained and highly experienced with attic mold damage restoration. Since we offer our services all over the country, we are well-versed with the many nuances that come with specific building designs and climates. If you have any concerns about mold growth in your attic, call us today at (603) 889-2311.  

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Our High-Tech Water Removal for Nashua Soaked Carpet Situations

10/14/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians use an array of drying equipment to rid your soaked carpets of water,

SERVPRO Uses Professional Drying Equipment to Quickly and Efficiently Remove Unwanted Water in Your Home

Soaked carpets always spell trouble for their owners. Removing water from a Nashua home's carpeting in large volumes is no easy feat without expensive and specialized tools, and just choosing to do nothing can invite a host of negative and detrimental effects into your home, including warping, material disintegration, and mold growth. SERVPRO removes water from carpeting through the use of air movers. These are powerful fans that create directional air flows and target specific parts of a room to dry quickly.

Air movers are one of the most critical components of our water removal plan for Nashua homes. These machines are flexible and can be placed in a wide variety of room shapes, sizes, and special conditions. Air movers placed on the floor can create intense currents directly over the soaked carpet. Some may also be placed perpendicular to the ground to create more diverse and optimal airflows in the room. Moreover, in some cases, we may aim the air movers underneath your carpet. If the soak is thorough, it may take direct drying from underneath to be entirely negated.

In addition to the air movers, our array of other equipment finishes the job where air currents cannot. Dehumidifiers remove water droplets from the air and control humidity in your home. Deodorizing machines can eliminate any odors that may have become more prevalent thanks to the water damage. Also, if the water proves too voluminous for our air movers to handle, we can use portable extraction devices to pump excess water directly out of the home.

These are but a few of the machines we use when removing water from carpeting. We are always careful to avoid rips, tears, and warps in material wherever possible, and more often than not, end up saving the carpet partially or entirely. Be sure to ask a representative for more information about what our arsenal can do.

SERVPRO of Nashua is a locally-owned franchise of a national company. We offer professional and timely restoration services to homes that have been hit by a disaster. Call us at (603) 889-2311.  

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Fire Damage Assessment in Nashua

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO assesses your home after fire damage so they can properly restore your home, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Thoroughly Evaluates Your Home After Fire Damage

A house fire is one of the most devastating events Nashua homeowners can experience. The resultant damage is difficult to repair, and the restoration process is time consuming due to the complications of the assessment and repairs. Knowledge is crucial in the wake of a disaster. As a homeowner, it is important to familiarize yourself with the fire damage assessment process so that you can prepare for it.

If you are unfortunate enough to experience a house fire, you can count on SERVPRO to reverse any fire damage sustained. We have many years of experience providing fire damage and soot damage restoration services to Nashua residents, and our technicians are IICRC-certified. Using advanced tools and equipment, we can return your home to preloss conditions in no time, "Like it never even happened."

The first stage of fire damage assessment begins outside the structure. SERVPRO assessment crew must first ensure that your house is safe to enter by checking existing damage from the outside. It may appear structurally sound to an untrained eye, but the building could still be a safety hazard.

Our fire damage inspectors note any non-structural damage while they are outside the home. During this time, we also assess external damage to outbuildings, yard, and other nearby areas. Once we are confident the house is safe to enter, we proceed with the assessment.

The first interior room to check for fire damage is usually the basement. If your home does not have a basement, SERVPRO technicians replace this step by checking the interior and exterior foundation. The basement leads to the foundation, which can provide valuable information about the situation of the house. If the foundation is broken, cracked, or swamped, the restoration process could be long. On the other hand, less severe fire damage means quicker repairs and fewer expenses.

The last part of the structural integrity assessment leads to the entire house. SERVPRO professionals have to check load bearing walls for slippage, cracks, and even soot damage. Walls with a porous finish could hold odors, stains, and moisture for a prolonged period, leading to mold and bacteria that weakens structural supports in the long run. It is common for some walls to require replacement even if the fire damage was not severe.

A fire disaster is the last thing anyone would want to experience in their home. If it happens, SERVPRO of Nashua is just around the corner to control the resultant fire damage. Call us today at (603) 889-2311.  

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SERVPRO / GreenSky Financing for Nashua

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Nashua Area Restoration Is Easier When SERVPRO Partners with GreenSky for Financing

Nashua Area Property Owners Get Help with Financing for Cleanup and Restoration

If you are dealing with fire, water, or mold disaster, quickly getting help can mean the difference in thousands of dollars in property loss and structural damage. Putting it off for even a couple of days because you are short of funds is an error that can cost you that and more; possibly even a total structural loss of your home.
At SERVPRO, we know exactly how difficult is to clean and return any Nashua home to its preloss condition. The sight of your home in distress is bad enough, but the cost to restore it is another stressor that nearly crushes some homeowners. Fortunately, there is a solution that can remove that additional burden from your shoulders.
Our office has recently joined efforts with GreenSky; an Atlanta based lending company that specializes in providing home restoration loans to people facing what can be the worst day in their lives. Depending on your need, you can qualify for a loan of up to $55,000.
GreenSky is an expert when it comes to installment loan approvals and has provided over $8 Billion to homeowners just like yourself in the last few years. Our managers and technicians have completed their training program to help you through the application process, whichever of their three methods you decide to use.
We can assist you with a GreenSky representative over the phone in our office. There is also an online application we can fill out for you. Approval usually takes less than an hour for either method.
The third application process is one we are very excited to offer. The company recently finished its mobile app; with this, we can handle everything at your home. That means we can take your information and get your approval notification in your front yard as our technicians are setting up pumps to drain flood water, start a mold inspection or begin pulling down fire damaged roof tiles.
With long-term loans with 7 or 8 years (84 or 96 months) and monthly payments as low as $79, this financing tool is one SERVPRO of Nashua is proud to offer its customers and neighbors. If you have more questions about financial assistance; or what we can do to restore your home to its original state, visit us at http://www.SERVPROnashua.com or call (603) 889-2311 today. We are here to help.

Nashua Duct Work Prevents and Mitigates Problems

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning and Repairing Duct Work in Nashua Pays

SERVPRO Experts Can Inspect, Repair, and Clean The Duct System in Your Nashua Home or Business

The weather is finally beginning to cool from a record Summer here in Hillsborough County. Now that you do not need to run your central air every day, it is the perfect time to winterize your HVAC system.

Preparing the duct work for your Nashua home or business is not a difficult process, and it can save you quite a bit when it comes to heating bills in the coming months. SERVPRO is here to help you lower those bills and save every dollar possible.
In the Summer months, the change in temperature from day to night and back again means that the aluminum, duct walls expand and contract. These actions increase when the seasons change, so it is ideal now to have us check the ducts for gaps where the sections join together. Another common problem is the twisting sections also pull at their restraining brackets and straps, sometimes even pulling them off the support beams or other structures.

Repairing these problems is relatively simple. Closing the gaps between sections starts with reattaching or replacing the restraining straps and brackets. It also lines up the ducts in their original positions and lets our technicians push them back into place. If bolts or screws have pulled out of place, we replace them or drill new holes if they are needed. If the sections have bent too far or have torn, it may be cheaper to replace them instead of attempting repairs. Then, there is always duct tape.

Even if we do not find any major problems with your duct work, this is also a perfect time for routine maintenance

as well. The work we do to prepare duct work for winter also allows us to check for excessive dirt, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, or other contaminants that might have found their way inside. The change of seasons is also the perfect time to change out filters and examine fans. With furnace puffback always a concern, it pays to minimize such messy potential occurrances.

As Fall approaches, now is the opportunity to have SERVPRO of Nashua come to your home or business to make sure your heating system is ready for Winter. We have decades of experience in servicing HVACs and can quickly get your system in top form. Call today at (603) 889-2311 for more information or to schedule an inspection.

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Water Damage After Commercial Power Outage In Nashua

8/19/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the technicians and equipment to abate the water damage from the melting in retail settings.

Water Damage After A Power Outage

Convenience and grocery stores rely on vast numbers of coolers and freezers to keep food and drink safe and palatable for customers, and large quantities of ice available. Electricity failures due to storms or stressed infrastructure leave the contents vulnerable to defrosting and spoilage. SERVPRO has the technicians and equipment to abate the water damage from the melting in retail settings.

A long-term power outage caused water damage to your mini-mart in Nashua. You stock significant stores of ice for local residents and travelers, and the melt of that inventory caused overnight flooding of the floors in the store and the back room. The freezers and coolers holding beverages and food also added water to the problem as frost melted and drop pans overflowed. We offer cutting edge water removal and drying equipment and a well-trained crew of certified damage restorers to assist with cleanup and drying of your commercial space.

Water damage needs immediate attention to ensure the integrity of your building’s structure as well as protect the public from any collateral damage such as microbial infestation. SERVPRO crews react within hours of your request for help, bringing truck-mounted pumps and water extractors that need no external source of power for operation. We remove standing water and search for areas where hidden pockets of moisture formed during the melt. Eradicating all sources of flood water is critical to avoid continuing risk of mold growth or deterioration of building materials or fixtures.

The tile floor under the coolers and freezers undergoes an evaluation to make certain no further attention is necessary after water extraction. If the subfloor is also saturated, SERVPRO may position fans in any basement or crawl space beneath the area. Tiles may be lifted if access is limited to move air through. Air movers and dehumidifiers help reduce the moisture content in affected areas of your store. The presence of unrefrigerated food increases the possibility of mold growth, so we apply proper professional antimicrobial products to minimize the chance of colonies proliferating.

We work with your insurance company throughout the process, documenting your good faith efforts to remediate a tough situation. Our crews are trained to assist with the cleanup and disposal of foodstuffs as well or work with your staff or another contractor to complete a comprehensive restoration of your convenience store.

SERVPRO of Nashua is ready to help with water damage from any source and in any location. Call (603) 889-2311 to request an evaluation by one of our experienced project managers.

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SERVPRO - Nashua Blown In Insulation Removal

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO technicians begin removal with a commercial vacuum.

Blown In Insulation Removal in Nashua Homes

Blown in insulation is a cheap and efficient product for insulating attics and walls. It is preferable to insulation blankets because installers can blow insulation into spaces where they cannot physically enter otherwise. This cellulose product efficiently blocks heat from entering or exiting a home. The drawback is that when this type of insulation becomes contaminated or wet, it must be removed and replaced.

Removal of blown in insulation is essential for a Nashua home. Contaminated insulation is a health risk to residents. Animal feces and urine (rats, raccoons, and birds) can contain a variety of diseases from bird flu to the hantavirus. As the insulation begins to compact from the weight of the animal waste, it also becomes a better environment for animals to build a nest. That means more generations of rats which mean more feces and urine until removal of the insulation.

The problem is not always with urine or feces. Clean water from a leaking pipe or a drip from broken roofing tiles can also cost hundreds or even thousands in removal costs. Since wet insulation quickly begins to compact regardless of the source, the ability to hold in or keep out heat reduces as well.

Our SERVPRO technicians begin removal with a commercial vacuum. It is the quickest method and limits the physical contact between our employees and the contaminated insulation. Once we have vacuumed everything out, we use antibacterial cleaners and a fogging machine to pump the cleaning agent throughout walls and attics, efficiently destroying any trace amounts of contamination. These fogging machines also leave minimal residue. We clean and sanitize the cellulose before disposing of it according to state regulations.

After cleaning, one of our inspectors looks for damaged building material. If there are panels that need replacing, we do this before replacing the insulation. Depending on the size of the house, we can complete replacement within a day or two.

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Regardless of the source, removal of contaminated and compacted insulation is necessary for the integrity of your home and the safety of its residents. It is a health hazard and no longer useful in lowering your energy bills. The weather is beautiful now, but SERVPRO of Nashua understands that New Hampshire winters are not forgiving. If you need us, we are here to help. Call today at (603) 889-2311.

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Nashua Wet Basement Inspection Leads to Prevention

7/2/2017 (Permalink)

Basement Dryness in Nashua Keeps the House in Better Condition--If Wet, Call SERVPRO

Continual Dampness Needs Remedial Help from SERVPRO in Your Nashua Basement

A nuisance is how most people describe finding water in their basement or crawlspace. An annoyance that most people try to fix with a Wet-Vac and hanging carpets outside to dry. That may work for a single incident, but when it happens regularly, there is an underlying problem.

The more common reasons for a wet basement in Nashua or anywhere in New Hampshire are condensation and runoff. SERVPRO understands how these causes affect a home, how to treat them and prevent a recurrence. Condensation is also known as sweating. It appears in the form of wet spots, water droplets on the walls and ceilings, and small puddles on the basement floor. They develop when warm, moist air encounters cool, foundation walls or poorly insulated cold-water pipes. In a full-size basement, this leads to damp carpets, rusting metal in shelving and appliances such as washers and dryers. In crawlspaces, this speeds up wood rot, encourages insect growth, and damages stored property.

Our first step to stopping condensation is to set up a commercial grade humidifier. We can remove over 20 gallons per day depending on the humidity level. If the HVAC system has vents in the basement, we turn up the heat to speed up drying. If there is no heat, we bring in portable heaters to raise the temperature. Once the walls are dry, technicians lay down a coat of waterproof sealant to form a barrier against further water intrusion. For crawlspaces, we recommend covering the ground and walls with polyethylene plastic sheeting that serves the same purpose. Ask us about a full encapsulation program for your crawlspace.

Runoff is melted snow or rainwater that runs off the roof and down the side of a home, rather than through rain gutters and drainpipes. The water works through the topsoil and collects along the foundation walls. It eventually works its way through the porous concrete and into the basement

or crawlspace. To stop this, technicians first clean out and repair or replace the drainage system. A proper drain system directs further water away from the foundation and lets the walls begin to dry. If there is a driveway or other covered area next to the foundation, we also check that for cracks and joint separation. These allow water to get under the concrete where it eventually gathers against the foundation.
With the problem identified, we begin digging. We expose the foundation walls so we can check them for holes, cracks and other openings such as the entry points for pipes and cables. Technicians seal everything with a waterproof caulk and then apply a rubber cement over the entire area to prevent further intrusion. Once the coating is dry, we replace the dirt along the foundation.

Dealing with a damp basement or crawlspace is almost the definition of nuisance. When it becomes a recurring problem, you need a professional restoration service. SERVPRO of Nashua has years of experience and hundreds of hours in basements drying, helping our neighbors put their homes and lives back together. If you need us, call (603) 889-2311 today.

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Nashua Animal Feces Cleanup in Your Attic

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Scares Away Critters and Cleans Up Your Nashua Attic

SERVPRO Restores Your Home to a Safe Condition After a Biohazard Cleanup

An animal infestation (bats, rats, and raccoons for example) is unhealthy, damaging to your home and leads to further problems. Animal waste contains pheromones; these scents attract other, sometimes larger, animals to the infestation. This next wave brings more disease and physical danger to every resident.

Removing the threats from biohazardous animal feces to your Nashua home requires more than a simple cleanup crew. SERVPRO has over twenty years of experience in New Hampshire restoring homes to a clean, livable condition. Our technicians treat each infestation as a biohazard and take every step necessary to eliminate the threat to your home and health.

We start with an inspection. Our team does not only visually examine your home, but also uses air testing equipment to check air contamination levels. In every case, our people begin the job wearing masks and sometimes protective clothing and shoes. If the contamination level is very high, we need to start clearing the air immediately.

To do this, we establish negative air pressure in the home. By placing fans and air movers at key points in the structure, we force the contaminated air outside. Exchanging the air provides a safer environment and begins to reduce the odor which can cause eye and nose irritation to anyone in the home. If the infestation is this severe, we do not recommend that the homeowner enters the house until the air content tests at a safer level.

As we clean the air, we begin work to remove the feces. Removal includes not only shoveling out the obvious waste but also clearing the attic and other areas in the home of contaminated insulation, drywall and even crossbeams and other support structure that were compromised by the infestation. By starting in the attic, we can also determine where urine and other waste has leaked into the house, contaminating more rooms.

Where possible, we try to prevent cutting into walls and ceilings. If there is no solid waste to remove, our technicians either spray the area or use a fogger with an anti-microbial or biocide agent. When we do have to pull down building material, we dispose of it and all animal waste per state and federal regulations.

Returning your home to a livable state is not a quick or easy task. At SERVPRO of Nashua, we understand that each job is not just a building, it is where our neighbors live and raise their families. If you need us, call us today at (603) 889-2311 to begin.

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Nashua Sump Pump Failure Causes Flooding

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Nashua Sump Pump Breakdown Calls SERVPRO for Cleanup and Repair

SERVPRO Can Often Repair Sump Pumps While Extracting Standing Water with Our Equipment

For most New Hampshire homes, a sump pump is like a water heater. It is a necessary piece of household equipment that you never notice until it fails and you have to deal with the results.

SERVPRO understand exactly how a sump pump failure affects Nashua homes. As a locally owned franchise, we live here too and know what it is like to feel water on your toes when you step off the last of the basement stairs. Our experience and training let us deal with the common causes of a failure and how to handle them.

Power Failure – Get a backup generator already! OK, if you do not have one and the power is back on, there is the possibility that your pump was damaged when the power surged as it went out. Replacement components are an off-the-shelf item, and we keep parts for the major models in our inventory and ready to go. If this is the case, our technicians can get you back up in a matter of hours.

Wrong Size – This can go either direction. If you have a pump too large for your home, it works too hard and has a shorter lifespan. If too small, it cannot pump out the water fast enough. We can extract the water temporarily with portable submersible pumps, but you still need to purchase a new one for a permanent fix.

Improper Installation – If you or the installer did not set up the pump correctly, it would fail within a matter of minutes or hours. Unless the installation has broken the motor shaft, our technicians can repair and reinstall the pump, so it meets requirements. Depending on the extent of the failure, this could take a day or two. As we repair it, other technicians run one of our pumps to keep you dry.

Clogged or Frozen Discharge Lines – Water has nowhere to go if ice, dirt or other debris block the exit pipe except back into your home. A grated cover protects the exit pipe from dirt, rocks, and leaves. If there is the threat of ice, we can replace the existing pipe with a grated discharge line that has multiple openings.

SERVPRO of Nashua is prepared to help you keep your house safe and dry. We have the training and the equipment needed to get the job done. Call us today at (603) 889-2311 if you need our help or would like to schedule an inspection.

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Nashua Animal Feces Cleanup Is a Biohazardous Task

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazardous Cleanup of Animal Feces in Nashua Safely Done by SERVPRO

Rely on SERVPRO for Cleaning and Sanitizing After Animal Waste Removal

Any community near an undeveloped area deals with raccoons and other wild or undomesticated animals. Even small creatures such as field mice can cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage and restoration fees.

Despite Nashua’s size and urban environment, wild animal feces cleanup is still a problem. Creatures in the surrounding woods find their way into garages and attics; then go unnoticed for weeks and months. Even then, it is the feces odor that most people notice. Sometimes, it is simply the noise in the attic. When it gets to this point, a professional service is needed; SERPVRO has the personnel, experience, and equipment to protect residents and property.

Raccoon droppings contain parasites like roundworm. This infection is less a danger to people than family pets, but the veterinarian costs add up quickly. Rodent feces often contain the Hantavirus, which causes muscle aches, chills and lung damage when the disease fills them with fluid. Bird and bat droppings carry respiratory infections such as Histoplasmosis which has similar symptoms to the Hantavirus. These biohazardous droppings should be cleaned up and the affected areas disinfected.

The feces found in garages is usually mouse or raccoon. There are corners and cavities behind shelves, cabinets, and items in storage where they can hide. Even worse, mice can chew their way through drywall and find their way into the insulation which is a perfect nesting material. It takes only a few weeks before the insulation is so damaged that heating and cooling bills may go up. We recommend that any food stored in a garage needs to be in a sealed container or a storage unit like a drop freezer or a refrigerator to avoid attracting pests.

Attics can host multiple species. Birds find their way under a roof through various points such as a damaged vent screen. Mice and raccoons mark territory that serves as a bathroom, but birds drop waste throughout the space. As with the walls, insulation becomes compacted by the urine and solid waste which destroys its effectiveness.

For both locations, we send in our SERVPRO restoration team to first determine the entry points and close them except for one exit. The next step is to remove all damaged insulation and nests. We must note that we do not trap any trespassers, that is up to a pest control company. Before replacing the insulation, we spray the affected areas with cleaners and anti-fungal agents to ensure a healthy environment. If drywall and other building materials are damaged, we remove and replace that as well.

SERVPRO of Nashua provides the biohazardous efforts needed to rid your home or business of animal waste and decontamination. Call us at (603) 889-2311 for a fast response.

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Proper Maintenance Prevents Sump Pump Failure In Nashua Homes

5/2/2017 (Permalink)

Nashua Basements Stay Dry with Sump Pump Maintenance

SERVPRO Tip for Nashua Homeowners--Reduce Water Damage By Inspecting Sump Pumps Regularly

Sump pumps are pretty common throughout the area. If you have a basement, you are likely somewhat familiar with these devices. Homes placed in low-lying areas have flooding issues, where sump pumps and backflow valves help ease exposure experienced during an event.
Sadly Nashua sump pump failures happen quite often. If your home has one installed, there are a few things you can pay closer attention to that may help prevent these failures from happening when you need the device to be most effective.  
SERVPRO technicians often find that power outages or power surges caused by storms lead to a majority of sump pump failures. You can have an alternative source of energy and surge protection installed to help prevent this type of failure. Small backup generators or battery backup devices can truly save your home during an emergency.
Next, if your sump pump is the wrong size or incorrectly installed, problems can occur. When a sump pump is too big, it is forced to work harder, leading to abnormal wear and tear, limiting the lifespan of the device. If your sump pump is too small, it may not have the ability to fill your needs adequately.  
When SERVPRO installs a sump pump in your home, we dig a pit into the ground at the lowest level inside of your basement or crawlspace. Installing a backflow valve, or check valve into drain lines to prevent water from returning. Ushering excessive water through proper drain pipes, to avoid damage to your home.
If installed incorrectly, sump pumps can accumulate dirt or gravel, causing interference with the pump’s float valve or on/off switch, resulting in malfunctions of the unit. Switch problems occur most often when the float arm becomes damaged.  
SERVPRO technicians recommend performing regular maintenance on installed sump pumps to verify proper operation. Running the pump every three months or during major seasonal changes gives you a heads-up, should problems occur.  
Sump pumps can become clogged or frozen, often requiring maintenance before working correctly. Having someone out to inspect the operation of your sump pump, drainage, and valves once a year can mean the difference between flooding your basement or safely weathering the storm.
SERVPRO of Nashua stands ready to assist you with preparing your home for combatting common issues found in our area. Call today; we can help. (603) 889-2311

SERVPRO Nashua - Insulation Removal

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Insulation that has become water-logged compacts and does not spring back to its original shape when it dries out.

Needing Insulation Removal Services in Your Home? Look No More! 

Insulation serves two purposes: Keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If it becomes damaged in any fashion, then it has to be removed and replaced. If your home’s insulation becomes contaminated in some way, it is now a health risk to your family.

Insulation removal from a Nashua home needs to be conducted by a professional service. SERVPRO has developed over our decades in business, a set of procedures that removes damaged or soiled insulation from your home. We go into the crawlspaces, attics, and wall spaces to take out hundreds of pounds of insulation without risk to your home or the health of the residents.

Insulation that has become water-logged compacts and does not spring back to its original shape when it dries out. Compaction reduces the thermal resistance or the R-value of the insulation, rendering it useless for keeping your home warm or cool. An inch of insulation has an R-value of about 2.2 to 3.5 depending on the type of insulation. Water reduces the ability to hold heat, preventing it from entering your home in the summer and keeping it inside when the temperature drops to freezing and below.

As valuable as insulation is, it is also a natural source of nesting material for mice, squirrels, and raccoons. Other areas of the attic and crawlspaces quickly become a bathroom, harboring feces and urine. Animal waste not only smells bad, but the buildup also provides a vector for respiratory ailments and other diseases.

When this happens, our SERVPRO technicians remove the contaminated insulation and then use anti-fungal and anti-microbial sprays and cleaners to sterilize the affected areas. Once completed, new insulation can safely be laid or blown in place.

There is one last reason to remove water insulation that does not involve damage or animal waste; saving money. The insulation you buy today has a higher R-value than what was on the market 20 years ago. Today’s insulation is far superior to what was blown or laid into homes 40 years ago or even father back.


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Keeping your home comfortable and free from contamination may be expensive, but it is usually quickly accomplished. Removing old insulation gives you peace of mind when it comes to the health of your family and the amount of money saved each month by replacing damaged insulation adds up very quickly. Before the summer heat arrives, call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 today.

Finding Mold in the Attic of Your Nashua Home can Indicate Several Other Problems

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Penetration from the Attic in a Nashua Home--Call SERVPRO

Moisture Fuels Mold Growth That Requires Remediation

Attics are less likely to be visited on any given day by members of your family than any other part of your home, except for crawlspaces. Attics, however, are directly over your living area, and not to the sides and below your home, where crawlspaces are located. Right under the roof, attics are also the first part of your home exposed to most of the obvious hazards that your home is exposed to daily.

In Nashua, mold in the attic can be a warning sign of different problems. Your home does not have a voice, per se, but when particular problems develop, you should pay attention to prevent existing problems from becoming worse or spreading. Mold growth in the upper areas of your home can occur with excess moisture.
Attics have two of the three most important requirements already in place for mold growth, simply because of the very nature of an attic. With a darkened environment rich in the cellulose found in building materials, mold spores only need to have an elevated level of moisture to come out of a dormant state.
Moisture in an attic can come from several places. Many are problems that can be solved. SERVPRO technicians can quickly discover these sources and put a stop to them. When we examine the ducts in the attic, we will look for holes, loose connections, areas where the tape is coming loose, and also where vents are attached to your roof. When these are not connected correctly, a significant portion of the humidity is expelled into the attic. If the conduits are not attached at all, which is sometimes the case, all of the humidity is released into the attic.
Ductwork in the attic supports the circulation of air from many regions of your home. Bathroom fans, the clothes dryer, your stove, and heating and cooling systems can all feed their exhaust ducts into the attic. These ducts are not the only location that can bring moisture and humidity into the attic, though. Your furnace also produces moisture, although it is a small amount. You and your family release moisture into the air every time you exhale. Plants and aquariums can also do the same. Water molecules in the air are standardized by the use of the RH scale, relative humidity, which correlates moisture with temperature.
While these amounts may be small, they do build up with time. Opening doors through normal activities releases much of this moisture. However, when there are small cracks between ceilings and pipes, cables, or other structures that travel from one level of your home to another, moisture can exit your living space and find its way into the attic, instead of outside through your exterior doors. Finding these openings is the first step toward closing them.
Another problem that might be allowing moisture to accumulate in your attic is if any shingles are loose or missing from the roof. If shingles are damaged, they can also permit water to enter. Gutters can also work against your home, instead of protecting it, if they are damaged or clogged. Cleaning them may not be enough. Gutters and downspouts should direct water only away from your home, never toward the exterior foundation. Downspouts should be attached correctly, without any gaps between them and the horizontal gutters. Doing so protects the entirety of your home, not only the attic.
If you have mold in the attic in your home, rest assured that SERVPRO of Nashua can remediate and not only rid your home of the excess mold, but also locate the source of the moisture that allowed mold to grow out of control. Call us at (603) 889-2311, anytime, and we can arrive within four hours after your call.

Services Available To Combat A Constantly Wet Basement In Nashua

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Water in Your Nashua Home Basement? Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Tips and Services for Nashua Properties Storm Damage

Having a wet basement after a storm runs through your area could mean quite a few problems, some that you may not be able to deal with on your own. You might find yourself looking for a professional restoration company for help with a solution to restore your property after an event.
If you find yourself facing a constantly wet basement due to storm damage in the Nashua area, we are here to help. We have a variety of expertly trained technicians well versed in the necessary services to get control of excessive moisture in your home or business.
Regardless of your situation, you need to understand that all basements are prone to flooding. Water itself always runs from high to low ground, meaning that under the right circumstances your basement becomes the sauna or swimming pool that you never wanted.
At SERVPRO we find that torrential rains are the most common culprit in basement flooding. Excessive rain over relatively short periods of time can overload basement waterproofing systems and saturate the ground underneath your basement, pushing up through the cracks in your foundation.
A properly waterproofed basement should have tar sealant on the inside and outside of your foundation walls, as well as what is known as weeping tile installed to help prevent situations like this from occurring. Weeping tile helps pull water into the local sewer system, keeping it away from your home.
If the systems installed fail or cannot handle the water load, your basement floods quite easily. A quality restoration company, like SERVPRO, can recognize the problems you face and install necessary drains, pumps, and redirects, including grading in your yard, to help channel rainwater away from your home.
Sewage backups caused by clogging or broken sewer lines can also cause basement flooding. Most local home builders install sewer tie-in lines to combat situations where this happens, allowing dirty water from tubs, toilets or sinks to escape through a line lower than your basement. In the case of septic tanks, other issues must also be dealt with to insure a return to safety.
In communities where flooding is common, installing sump pumps into basins drilled into the floor of your basement act as a fail-safe, pumping excess water out of your basement. SERVPRO can install these submersible pumps and provide you with back-ups and other services during an emergency.
Often helping you avoid many costs associated with water damage restoration and helping you return your home to a quality pre-damage condition as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Contact SERVPRO of Nashua for additional information about how we can help you avoid substantial damages and prepare for the worst possible situations before they become a problem. (603) 889-2311

Storm Damage to Nashua Home Floorings

2/23/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage to Hardwood Flooring in Nashua, Call SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO Restores Many Carpeted and Hardwood Flooring Houses in Nashua After a Storm

Remediating damage from extreme weather can be an expensive and exhaustive process for a homeowner. Among some of the costs are the replacement of carpets and other types of flooring.

Homes in Nashua after storm damage are still restorable. Fortunately, residents have a partner in accomplishing this. SERVPRO maintains a 24-hour response team with the latest in equipment and training to our industry standards.

First, we stop the source of the water. This action may mean shutting off plumbing damaged by the storm or sandbagging the entrances to your home. If your roof and walls are damaged, our team secures your home from the weather using plywood and tarps.

Then, we remove standing water. Carpets can survive being underwater for an extended period depending on the circumstances of the flooding. But if the intruding water is contaminated, then the carpet and padding are not salvageabel. Hardwood floors begin to warp after just a few hours and require immediate water removal to mitigate water damage. Our technicians use a series of industrial pumps tailored to the size of each task. If the electrical system is unsafe to use, we also deploy generators to secure uninterrupted service.

Next, we lower the inside humidity level. Air that has a high moisture content is a poor environment for hardwood floors and carpets to dry safely without warping or other problems. The immediate goal is to lower the humidity to about 40 percent. We accomplish this by setting up dehumidifiers, refrigerated and chemical are available, and air moving equipment on the affected floors. These machines allow us to increase the air flow and draw moisture out of the carpets and floors at the same time. If it is possible to get underneath (floating a carpet), we also place an air mover there.

Once that has been accomplished, the next goal is to lower the humidity to 15 percent. With this achieved, response team members place commercial grade space heaters to raise the temperature of the room. This action continues the process of drawing out moisture from the floors without damaging wood or carpet. We also have heating units that are designed to slide over a rug, drying it without harming the nape.
If this step is taking an exceptional amount of time with a hardwood floor, then it may be necessary to pierce the finish. This device is a pin roller; it punctures a series of holes in an area of the wood that is usually covered by a piece of furniture or is otherwise out of sight. We take this action only with your express permission. Typically, after standing water has affected hardwood flooring, refinishing may be needed. If cupping occurred, SERVPRO technicians can attempt to sand down the high points to salvage this flooring.

Restoring your New Hampshire home after a disaster is neither simple nor accomplished quickly. SERVPRO of Nashua is pleased to be here, ready to help our neighbors put their lives back together. Call us at (603) 889-2311 today to begin.

Water Damage Restoration Services Available in Nashua

2/7/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO quickly after water damage for best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Will Help Get Your Business Up and Running After Damage

Restaurants, often experience issues with their indoor environments, constantly changing temperatures and humidity levels which make your restaurant just as susceptible to water damage as any other building. However, because of your relationship with the public, you require detailed, professional services, to meet specific standards.
We understand the level of importance that surrounds maintaining a safe, healthy environment in your Nashua restaurant. Commercial water damage restoration repairs need to be done as quickly and efficiently as possible, with little to no interruption in the services you provide to your customers.
You would benefit from contacting a company with local resources, who specializes in these types of situations. We offer many water damage restoration methods to return your business to a quality pre-damage condition, "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO technicians have several years of experience, performing services that fit situations just like yours. Our technicians make your recovery process as simple as possible, from performing an initial inspection and assessment of existing damages to finalizing all repairs and performing a final walk through.
SERVPRO's water damage restoration begins with locating and repairing the water source, making sure that it is no longer a problem. We search for any hazards that may exist and determine which services to offer that fit your unique situation.
Each different water classification, clean, gray, or black water, requires specific handling methods to ensure the safety of your patrons and the workers performing repairs. If any hazards exist that affect the operations of your company, we notify you immediately.
To properly remove standing water and other moisture that exists on your property, we use quality water extraction equipment such as; wet-dry vacuums, hand-held and truck mounted extractors, or submersible pumps, depending on the amount of water that exists and the size of the affected area.
We consider a variety of items during the water damage restoration services offered at SERVPRO. We look at how much contamination is present, the type of materials exposed, whether containment is necessary, or if the area has the proper ventilation for sufficient drying.
Our technicians examine your HVAC system thoroughly, and if it was not affected, we perform the proper steps to ensure that it remains clean during the restoration process. You gain access to expertly trained technicians who pay close attention to possible health threats, or whether personal protective equipment is necessary to maintain the proper safety standards on site.
At SERVPRO of Nashua, we work hard to return your restaurant to a quality preloss condition, call us today for additional information. (603) 889-2311

How Fire Damage Affects Nashua Homes After the Flames Are Gone

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO after the firefighters leave for best results.

Damage Needs Quick Action to Ensure the Best Outcome

Fires are devastating, and the immediate concern when one happens is to keep everyone safe and combat the flames. However, after the flames are gone, most homeowners quickly realize that the trouble has only begun. It is not just the devastating fire itself that can ruin a house's structure and contents, but the problems that a fire event leaves behind.
If you are a homeowner dealing with fire damage in Nashua, you may have noticed that more issues have cropped up well after emergency ended. Here are some of the lasting effects of fire damage and how SERVPRO can help.
Lingering Smoke
Smoke will not only impart an unpleasant smell in your home that sticks and is difficult to eliminate, but it can also permeate just about any porous surface in your home, from walls and furniture to clothing and documents. Off the shelf cleaners will not get rid of smoke from fire damage, but our technicians have the tools and knowledge to deeply and thoroughly clean to get rid of smoke smells for good.
Mold and Mildew
Water is typically used to fight a fire, but the problem is that the water is then left to sit and soaks into the floors, walls, and surfaces of your house. This leads to the development of mold and mildew, which are quite destructive on their own. SERVPRO is careful to extract moisture left from fire emergencies as well as control humidity to prevent the formation of mold and mildew.
Destructive Soot
Soot is particles that result from fire damage, and they are notorious for wearing through everything from paint to electronics and even furniture. When soot collects in large masses it is visible as a dark, almost chalky looking substance -- you may have seen it on your walls, mantle, or on high surfaces. We use industry leading techniques and equipment to ensure soot does not continue to pose a threat to your home and possessions.
The team at SERVPRO of Nashua has the knowledge and skill to get your house back in excellent shape after any fire event. For a great deal more information about our fire damage restoration services or to obtain a quote, call us 24/7 at (603) 889-2311.

Do you know the two different types of smoke

11/30/2016 (Permalink)

Did you know that there are two different types of smoke? Wet and dry.

Wet smoke - Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke - Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue - Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

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Nashua, NH Smoke and Soot Cleanup

11/30/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Smoke and Soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • the type of smoke may greatly affect restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke- wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Nashua will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred.

Restoring Your Nashua, NH Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/30/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Nashua, NH commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Weather we are dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damage area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Therefore, when an emergency situation in your business arises, give us a call anytime and we will be there as fast as we can with the help you need.

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Does Your Nashua Home Have A Mold Problem?

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Mold remediation reduces the mold spores count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is not true. Consider the mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home or business through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher than normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today-603-889-2311

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

This flooded basement was caused by heavy rain.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Nashua basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 603-889-2311

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Nashua and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 603-889-2311!

24/7 Emergency Water Damage Service

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Nashua is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 603-889-2311

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Nashua has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Nashua

SERVPRO of Nashua specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call on SERVPRO of Nashua to help with your water damage

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Nashua provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week-including all holidays.

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Nashua arrives as quickly as possible and that is when they start with extracting the water. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1-24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 week

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal things begin to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

So if you have an emergency, call on SERVPRO of Nashua. 603-889-2311


When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO of Nashua is ready!

10/18/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Nashua specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Nashua, NH, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country, that are strategically located throughout the United States. Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week, to any storm or flood damage in Nashua, NH.

How To Prepare Your Chimney For The Winter!

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

Your chimney is part of your home, which needs cleaning too.

Fall is here! The temperature is mellowing into a more comfortable range, leaves have already started to fall off the trees. Before we all know it winter will be knocking at our doors! So lets get started on talking about cleaning your chimney in anticipation of cooler nights. Some of you might not know this but chimney's need cleaning at least once a year, more often if yours sees more use than average. Fall is a great time to check because you don't want to start a fire for the first time in the winter without performing maintenance. If you are unsure about if your chimney needs sprucing, all you got to do is take a flashlight and look into your chimney. Take a knife and scrape a bit of soot off of the wall, if it is more than 1/8 inches thick then get your gloves on because it's cleaning time!

If this is your first time your fireplace is seeing cleaning materials, be sure to check for nesting animals and critters who may have made a home there!

The next step is to measure the chimney. It's okay to overestimate but try to be as accurate as possible. This can be accomplished by climbing on the roof and measuring down or measuring up through the fireplace. The size and shape of the flue is important to jot down as well. It can be round or square, 6" or 8".

Now it's time to get all your cleaning materials together. Chimney brush, goggles, a broom and dustpan and also the most important thing is a face mask. Cleaning from top down with weighted brush requires up and down motions as you scrape away debris. Cleaning from the bottom up requires a partner on the roof to help scrub with a pulley system. After your chimney is all cleaned, you have to be careful when sweeping and discarding the debris. Now your chimney is ready for winter nights!

What to do if your house has mold

5/16/2016 (Permalink)

No mold is good mold, give us a call if you need help with any remediation or mold removal in your home today.

Mold. The very word can put terror into the eyes of a homeowner. After all, mold in your home can make you and your family sick. If nothing else, it looks disgusting. But it can also weaken your walls, ceilings and floor. And if you try to sell a house known to have mold, you might as well put a sign on your front lawn that reads: "Not For Sale."

So if you think you have mold, and plenty houses do – a 2003 University of Arizona study found that 100 percent of homes have mold (albeit not necessarily the dangerous kind) – what should you do?

Test for mold. That's probably the last thing you or any homeowner wants to hear because mold testing can be expensive, and there are plenty of horror stories out there. Several years ago, Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, who owns a public relations consulting company in San Diego, had a "wicked case of mold" in her kitchen.

"I had no idea it was developing until I could smell it," Falkenthal says.


It turned out to be mold that had developed due to a slow plumbing leak, and by the time she could smell the mold, it was so bad, she ended up having to hire a flood restoration team to gut her kitchen, remove the mold and rebuild a new one during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The mold removal alone – not including the cost of rebuilding her kitchen – set her back $15,000.

"My house looked like a hazmat scene," Falkenthal says, adding that on the bright side, "That's one way to get a new kitchen."

If you're deeply suspicious, it'll probably be worth it to hire a mold inspection company. The average cost to test for mold – not to remove, just to test – is $834, according to HomeAdvisor.com. If that price makes you ill, you could buy a mold testing home kit, which generally runs anywhere from  $10 to $50. That said, molding test kits have a reputation for being unreliable, so as the expression goes, let the buyer beware.

If you do have mold. Don't panic yet. This may not be a major problem. As noted, all homes have some mold. If it's a small area, generally less than 10 square feet, and not that this is a recommendation, but you may be able to do it yourself or hire a handyman to come in and clean it. Websites from RemoveMoldGuide.com to Good Housekeeping articles explain the process, which basically entails treating areas of mold with a mixture of 1 part chlorine bleach and 15 parts water while wearing goggles and making sure you're in a well-ventilated room.

But you may need to hire the professionals. Lynn Munroe, who owns a public relations company in New City, New York, says that about 10 years ago, her youngest son, then 8 or 9 years old, had an unexplained stomach illness, and his asthma was getting worse. Munroe had taken him to numerous doctors, all of whom had no idea what was wrong.

It turned out the problem was with a dehumidifier in the basement. It was attached to the pipes behind the wall, to keep the basement dry. Unfortunately, the pipe apparently became disconnected from the drain pipe behind the wall, and for some time, had been dripping behind the wall.

"Next to where it was dripping was a cedar storage closet with my kids' old clothes that I was saving for my sister's kids," Munroe says. "I opened up that door one day and the inside of the closet was filled with black mold. The wall of that closet leaned up against my sons' playroom – and his TV where he spent countless hours with his brother playing video games. Air tests revealed a really bad mold problem not only in the closet but in the air."

Twenty-four hours later, Munroe says, "hazmat suits came and demolished my completely finished basement."

The very bad news: It set her back $40,000, including the costs of refinishing the basement. Munroe and her family also had to move into her sister's house for six weeks. The very good news: "My son's health condition improved immediately," she says.Avoid scams. Mold removal scams are fairly common. For instance, Kentucky has recently had a rise in reported residential mold cases after a spate of spring and early summer thunderstorms and flooding; this summer, the state alerted its citizens to be vigilant for scam artists and price-gouging by mold removal businesses.

And, of course, being aware that price gouging is a possibility is troubling. It's pretty easy to stay away from a clearly shady operation, like hiring a guy who does business out of the trunk of his car. You'd almost have to be a mind reader or a mold expert to know if a reputable company might be price gouging.

Still, if you're going to hire a company to remove your mold, "always get two bids, so you can get different opinions," says Sabine Schoenberg, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based real estate agent who runs the home improvement website ThisNewHouse.com.

But she adds: "To some extent, I'm a little sympathetic that mold removal companies can't always give you a hard-and-fast estimate since they don't always know what type of problem you have until they take a closer look."


Aside from getting multiple bids, make sure the company is also licensed, and find out how long they've been in business, she says.

Stay vigilant. If you aren't aware of any toxic mold in your home, keep an occasional eye out for it. "A lot of keeping mold away comes down to maintenance," Schoenberg says. "Anywhere you may have dampness, there can be mold. So look in dark and damp places. And it isn't always in obvious places. Like your washing machine, the tray where you put your soap, open that up and let that dry out."

John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada.com, a home management website, echoes that advice and says these simple maintenance tasks will usually dramatically reduce your chances of having a mold problem. Mainly, he advises:

  • Caulk around the water fixtures. That is, your kitchen and bathroom sink, or any sinks or showers in any rooms. "Leaks in and around showers, sinks and bathtubs are source of mold," he says.
  • Clean out the gutters. Well, at least you were going to get around to this sometime, anyway, right? Not only will you prevent things like flooding, it'll reduce your chance of mold. "Standing water in your gutters due to clogs can lead to water leaking into the eaves, and thus in exterior walls," Bodrozic says.
  • Caulk around your windows. On the outside, Bodrozic says. You don't want any leaking after a big rain.
  • Take care of any roof leaks. You'll notice if your roof is leaking into your bedroom, of course, but do you have an attic? Or a crawl space over your ceiling? "These leaks can go unnoticed for years, causing mold growth," he says.
  • Do you have a crawl space under the home? If you do, check under it, to make sure there's no water accumulating and standing there, Bodrozic says. Sure, it'll be gross, but water can lead to mold and structural problems, Bodrozic warns.

In other words, think of mold as a guest who knows it isn't welcome. So don't just hang out in the most popular areas of the house. Every once in awhile, be a good host and drop by the corners and crevices of your home that you normally wouldn't give a second thought about. Your mold is a visitor in your home – but a really shy one.

What do I put in an Emergency Supply Kit?

5/11/2016 (Permalink)

Basic Emergency Supply Kit

Having an Emergency Supply Kit is a key component to being prepared for whatever happens.  Here are some recommended items to include:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust masks or bandanas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents; copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account information
  • Cash
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container

Contact SERVPRO® of Nashua for more readiness tips and tools, including SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile® (ERP). Having an ERP in place for your facility can help minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster. Contact your office today to learn more and be “Ready for whatever happens!”

New and Improved Equipment

7/31/2015 (Permalink)

After attending the National SERVPRO convention, SERVPRO of Nashua has decided to invest in some fo the new equipment that was shown on display.  SERVPRO of Nashua has invested in 10 new state of the art air-scrubbers and 10 new, more efficient dehumidifiers.

These new pieces of equipment will allow SERVPRO to better purify and rid the air of any harmful substances such as microbial spores.  Along with the air purification equipment the new dehumidifiers will help to dry out an area or room more efficiently.  These tools enable a faster ans more efficient cleanup to any disaster.

SERVPRO Nashua Attends SERVPRO Annual Convention

7/27/2015 (Permalink)

The National SERVPRO convention is the best way for SERVPRO of Nashua to keep up to date with the latest equipment and techniques that come out every year.  There are always awesome new pieces of equipment that will help us clean any disaster faster and with more efficiency.  It is great to be able to meet up with new or existing franchise owners, talking and exchanging new innovative ideas for the company.

Just about every supply company out there has a new and improved piece of equipment they like to show at this convention.  However, this year it seemed that Pheonix was at the top of their game.  

Social Media

7/24/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Nashuahas recently been entering the social media world.  We are trying to enhance our ability to help anyone who needs it.  With the multiple social media pages it allows customers to access our services more easily.  This also emables the customer to get a better feel for who we are as a company and who each of our employees are as people.  Please check us out at any of our social pages for a better look at SERVPRO Nashua and the occasional DIY for home improvements.

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American Biohazard Recovery Certification

6/12/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Nashua became American Biohazard Recovery certified during the Summer of 2014. ABRA has set the industry precedent with their golden standard.

"ABRA is an international association of crime scene clean up, trauma scene, hoarding clean up &meth lab clean up recovery professionals who are dedicated to upholding the highest technical, ehtical and educational guidelines of the biohazard remediation industry."

"Our trusted members of the American Bio-recovery Association (ABRA) are here to help relieve you of the emotional trauma. The Nation's most qualified specialized contractors network is here to provide you and your loved ones peace of mind and relief."

SERVPRO of Nashua is proud to be an ABRA certified company and will continue the persuit of the highest quality of specialized biohazard recovery.

SERVPRO of Nashua Becomes an IICRC Certified Firm

8/29/2014 (Permalink)

Our Framed IICRC Firm Certification

SERVPRO of Nashua recently became an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified firm. The IICRC sets the industry standards for the Cleaning and Remediation industry, of which SERVPRO is an industry leader. The following is from the IICRC official website (http://www.iicrc.org).

”IICRC Certified Firms have earned the right to display the cleantrust logo as a symbol of quality. In order to achieve IICRC-certified status, firms must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise.

IICRC Certified Firms must:

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC actively pursues relationships with fiber producers, carpet and fabric mills, furnishing manufacturers and retailers, and others affiliated with the industry. The use of IICRC-certified service professionals is specified in leading manufacturers’ maintenance brochures and warranties.”

SERVPRO of Nashua is honored to count itself among the select organizations to receive this certification. We will continue to offer the same standard of excellence that you have come to expect, but now we have the IICRC stamp of approval to back that up.

18th Annual Show of Dreams

7/31/2014 (Permalink)

The High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Food Bank recently participated in the 18th Annual Show of Dreams, a car show featuring many unique and antique British cars, and split the profits among the two charities. The show took place at the Alvirne Hill House Field in Hudson New Hampshire. The High Hopes foundation is an organization dedicated to offering life changing experiences to chronically and seriously ill children in the state of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities of New Hampshire, serves as the only food bank in the state of New Hampshire. The owner of our franchise, Kevin Lee, volunteered for the event not only because of his interest in antique cars, but also because of his strong belief in giving back to the communities that we service. The show was a great success, seeing many attendees and a lot of fun had by all (not to mention the money raised for these two noble charities).

Helping Hannah Help Haiti

7/22/2014 (Permalink)

Hannah at the "Feed the Need 5K"

SERVPRO of Nashua is committed to helping our community, even when that means helping our community to help those abroad that are less fortunate. Recently, SERVPRO of Nashua donated towards the aims of a high school senior who was trying her best to make a difference in the world. Hannah, a high school senior from Nashua, NH, organized the “Feed the Need 5K,” which helped raise money for a lunch program in Haiti. According to Hannah, the 5K raised nearly $8,100 and 500 lbs. of food for the charity. SERVPRO of Nashua is proud to have supported Hannah in attaining her goal to help others and to help serve the communities in which we are a part. 

Spring Cleaning Promotion!

4/11/2014 (Permalink)

$50 Gift Certificate

After a long winter and cold weather, spring is finally upon us! Start off spring cleaning the right way with this $50 carpet cleaning gift certificate courtesy of your friends at SERVPRO of Nashua.

This promotion is running until July 1st, so hurry up and cash in on the savings! Just print out this flyer and call to schedule an appointment today.

Please feel free to use this $50.00 gift certificate, compliments of SERVPRO of Nashua, on any of the following services:

- Area rug cleaning with scotch guard protection. (Includes oriental, wool, and karastan rugs. Excludes silk rugs.)

- Carpet cleaning with scotch guard protection.

- Stone, porcelain, tile and grout cleaning.

- Stone and grout sealing.

- General cleaning and/or detailed cleaning of your home.

- Cleaning, organization and removal of unwanted items from your basement, garage or attic.


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