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What Do You Do After Your Nashua House Floods?
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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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When Flooding in Nashua Impacts Soft Contents
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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 new-found 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 returns 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 first hand how we can help.
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Nashua Cleanup and Water Extraction Are Crucial after a Flood
Floodwater Removal Needed in Nashua? SERVPRO Has Advanced Equipment for the Job!
Flash Flooding and Storm Water Removal Services for Prepared Nashua Residents
Storm Water Removal Nashua
Before the winter months, many homeowners in Nashua begin planning for storm emergencies. These situations can be extremely challenging, which is why preparedness is an essential part of living in a community subject to extreme weather. Checking your insurance is up-to-date, and your coverage is adequate ahead of time can be invaluable. Adverse weather events can quickly lead to flooding as a result of heavy rainfall, dam breaks, ice dams on the roof, or road overflow.
Being prepared for violent weather includes keeping tabs on emergency stormwater removal services that work for Nashua communities. Flooding can occur rapidly in the case of flash flooding, making reinforcing your home ahead of time tough to manage. Professional storm restorers at SERVPRO are here should the worst-case scenario occur, and you need to remove large volumes of moisture from home. Generally, flashfloods are blackwater damage scenarios because rushing water can absorb or transport human pathogens, debris, animal carcasses, or other harmful contaminants.
Entering a structure with black water present requires the correct personal protective equipment. These must include respirators, heavy-duty gloves, boots, and, in some cases, full hazmat suits. Raw sewage, for example, brings in sewer gases to your home, which is harmful to inhale. Equally, the risk of cross-contamination throughout the house is highly likely. Our team at SERVPRO is equipped to enter the property safely, perform emergency mitigation tasks, and prepare the job site should your home need third-party specialists.
The crucial emergency mitigation task is to reduce standing water levels as soon as possible. Standing water with high contamination levels is dangerous to human contact. It is also damaging the structure of your property by exerting significant pound for pound pressure on walls, flooring, and ceilings. Using a self-priming trash pump to remove the water can be suitable equipment because it is specially designed for transporting solid waste. Once there is standing water reduction, we can use more handy deep extraction tools to complete the job. Submersible sump pumps and portable wet/vacs are part of our Green Fleet inventory, always available.
During a storm emergency, you need services that are equipped to enter and mitigate loss in your home safely. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889- 2311.
How SERVPRO Extracts Water From Nashua Basements
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.
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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Professionals in Nashua Give Tips for DIY Water Damage Restoration
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DIY Tips for Dealing with a Flooded Basement in Nashua
As a Nashua homeowner, you should understand that every basement can flood. However, some of you might be surprised by how many different flooding possibilities exist. So, we’ve put together a few tips that can help you limit your losses.
Walking into standing water after experiencing a flooded basement in your Nashua home is never a good idea. Floods from external water sources or sewage leaks can contain harmful bacteria, along with electrical hazards, where frayed cords or exposed wiring pose a severe threat to anyone entering the area.
It is smart to lean more towards contacting a professional, like SERVPRO, before attempting flood damage repairs yourself. However, we also understand that not every situation requires an entire team of trained professionals. If you have plumbing, sewage, or foundation leaks in your basement and are the handy sort, you can do smaller jobs on your own.
Just remember to shut-down electrical services, and close the main water line to your home. Doing so gives you the time to repair the source of the problem correctly. If you are not familiar or do not feel comfortable doing this yourself, contact SERVPRO. We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, ready to answer your call.
Tip 1: Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect yourself from harm or contamination. Thick rubber gloves, waterproof boots (preferably rubber), a mask or respirator, and goggles are all essential tools for this sort of job.
Ventilate the flooded area by opening any windows you find, set up fans and dehumidifiers. If you don’t have them, purchase a few at your local hardware store for the best results.
Tip 2: Remove all damaged items from your basement. Standing water continually damages your belongings, floors, walls, and ceiling. Use everything available to get water out fast. Towels, a mop & bucket, wet-dry vacuums, and sump pumps can all be purchased locally.
Avoid moving larger items on your own; saturated items are heavier than usual. If things feel beyond your capabilities, don’t be afraid to know your limitations.
Tip 3: Disinfect every item, surface, or material touched by flood-waters. Even if the area looks to be in good condition, all require cleaning as soon as possible.
Contact SERVPRO of Nashua for help if you find yourself in over your head. (603) 889-2311
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Nashua Professionals Talk Repairing Storm Damage to Nashua Homes
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
- 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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What Happens When Flood Water Sits in Your Nashua Home
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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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Are You Prepared for Extreme Weather Property Damage in Nashua?
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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?
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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Will Frozen Pipes Cause Water Damage in Your Nashua Home This Winter?
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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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What Few People Know About How Flooding Can Affect Your Nashua Home
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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Don't Store Future Water Issues in Your Nashau Basement
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
If you battle a wet basement in your Nashua home, you are not alone. 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 is cause for even greater 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 damages 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, but 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 that you can avoid entirely should the effects become widespread throughout the area, but you can prevent the slow degradation to your construction materials that allow for 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.
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Troubleshooting Your Nashua Wet Basement
When your basement is soaked after a storm, call SERVPRO for drying out and remediation services.
SERVPRO Technicians Start With a Thorough Assessment Before Remediating Storm Damage in Your Home
Severe weather is a situation that many Nashua homeowners are unfortunately familiar with facing. More than this, steady rainfall that does not happen in torrential downpour waves can also pose threats to your home in different ways. Storms of all shapes and sizes can leave you with cleanup and restoration needs.
Many homeowners might not even recognize that they have a problem until they come across a wet basement in their Nashua residence. This sign is usually an excellent indication that water has become able to breach the foundation blockwork of your home, or at the very least has found a path through the concrete flooring of the area. Either one of these issues needs to get addressed as expediently as possible to prevent worsening conditions.
Penetration of the blockwork can be an indication of weakening mortar joints and pathways that only worsen over time. The more water to pass through the blocks, the less resistance this water has in reaching the interior of your home. Our SERVPRO professionals can help to identify these penetration points and often repair them with hydraulic cement if the damage is not too considerable. This solution can stop the flow of water into the basement.
There are other instances where water can leach into your home through the concrete floors via cracks and broken areas. Our SERVPRO technicians can utilize specialized dehumidification equipment to gently pull the moisture from this flooring without making its current damage worse. If sump pump installation is ultimately deemed unnecessary, continued use of dehumidification equipment in the area might be recommended if the moisture persists from beneath the house.
A wet basement can lead to multiple concerns for a homeowner. Not only are you allowing the possibility of mold growth on organic materials in this area of your house, but you are also running a continual risk of material damage to flooring and walls in the lower levels of your house. Let our experienced SERVPRO of Nashua restoration professionals help you to clean and dry this mess. We are available anytime by calling (603) 889-2311.
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Flood Damage Technicians In Nashua Explain Hardwood Floor Drying Equipment
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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A Wet Basement in Your Nashua Home is a Warning
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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Advanced Flood Damage Mitigation for Your Nashua Area Home
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
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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Clogged Gutters Can Create Flood Damage To Nashua Homes
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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Getting Fast Treatment for Your Wet Basement in Nashua
Prevent mold from growing up your basement walls with a quick response to flooding from SERVPRO technicians. Contact our team today.
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 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 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.
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Proper Maintenance Prevents Sump Pump Failure In Nashua Homes
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
Services Available To Combat A Constantly Wet Basement In Nashua
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
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.
Flood Damage Exposes Nashua Residents To The Risk Of Property Loss
Flood waters can overwhelm your property. Call SERVPRO to assess and remediate!
Why Not Let SERVPRO Handle Your Flooding 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 that are equipped with sump pump systems or other waterproofing can become overwhelmed with the flood waters, 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 will be assessed within hours of your emergency call and a plan to restore the damage will be implemented immediately. Our fast reaction ensures the best outcome after standing water and moisture is removed as complications like mold growth or black water contamination is limited if we as soon as possible to manage the damage.
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 put your home to rights even if we are also helping some of your similarly situated neighbors and local businesses. Our staff will also support 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 pre-loss condition so you and your dear ones can resume residence safely and comfortable.
A call to SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 is the single most important decision you can make after flood waters from our local rivers invade your neighborhood. Place your trust in us and we will strive to exceed your expectations as we restore the damage flooding has done to your home.
When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO of Nashua is ready!
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.
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.