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Animal Feces Cleanup And Removal In Merrimack

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Animal Feces Cleanup And Removal In Merrimack SERVPRO Provides Safe and Sanitary Raccoon Latrine and Animal Feces Cleanup in Merrimack

Trust SERVPRO to Decontaminate Your Merrimack Attic After Raccoon or Other Critter Presence

One of the attractions for visitors to New Hampshire is the variety of woods and wildlife throughout the state. For Merrimack homeowners, that same wildlife can cost them a lot if it gets into their home and tries to make it theirs as well.

Much of the damage is not physical destruction from chewing or nesting in Merrimack homes. Animal feces cleanup takes a large share of the hours a SERVPRO crew puts into the task. It also can result in the lion share of the costs.
 
If an animal nests in an attic, then it is a fairly simple matter to call animal control to have it removed. If caught quickly, then the raccoon, rodent or other creature has not had time to foul it with urine or feces. Unfortunately, homeowners don’t usually realize there is a problem until a new generation of pests is born in the insulation.
 
By this point, enough feces and urine have been dropped inside the attic to infest the insulation. The animal waste compresses the insulation, reducing the capability of it to keep the home cool in the summer. That means higher utility bills.
 
There is also the health concern for owners and residents. The Hantavirus can be present in rodent waste which causes lung damage and muscle aches. Histoplasmosis is another respiratory infection found in bat and bird feces that can be just as dangerous. Raccoon latrines are a treasure trove for Baylisascaris procyonis, a roundworm that can be harmful to people. These contaminated areas should be removed by SERVPRO technicians outfitted in PPE personal protection equipment and trained in biohazardous cleanup.
 
To remove these threats to our fellow residents and homeowners, our technicians start with disinfection. As they enter the attic, they spray an anti-bacterial agent across all surfaces to kill viruses. If there is a large number of feces and urine, each technician wears a breathing mask, rubber boots, and may put on a protective suit if needed, as noted above.
 
Next, they use a commercial vacuum attached to a long hose and a sealed bag to draw the contaminated insulation outside the home. Once technicians remove the majority of the insulation and feces, they go over the entire attic with long-handled scrapers to remove every trace of the material. When they remove all the material, they spray down the attic surfaces again with the anti-bacterial agent to kill any remaining threats.
 
At SERVPRO of Merrimack, our goal is to put you back inside your home the moment it is safe. If you can hear the steps of little critters overhead, call us today at (603) 262-9293 for an inspection. We are here for you.

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Protecting The Contents Of Your Milford Office Building When You Need Water Removal

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Protecting The Contents Of Your Milford Office Building When You Need Water Removal SERVPRO Preserves and Restores Water Damaged Items in Milford Offices Swiftly

SERVPRO Strives to Protect and Secure from Water Damage Elements within a Milford Office Structure

Your office building in Milford might service multiple clients from many different brands and companies. The primary areas of this building offer a broad range of expensive computers and machines, not to mention hard copies of client information and agreements likely spanning back several years. A significant water emergency in your building jeopardizes the employees' ability to work there, and also the investment and the sensitive information mentioned above.

When you come in and discover a high volume of water in your Milford office, your first instinct should be to reach out for professional water removal services. Not only can our SERVPRO team respond quickly to your emergency, but we also have services in place to help you preserve both your equipment and documents amid the disaster before restoration completes.

With a service that our technicians provide known as pack-outs, our team removes all of the equipment and contents of your facility in jeopardy of becoming damaged by the present water or its potential effects. The items get moved to a nearby facility or even another part of the building we are working in, keeping them safe as the water removal and subsequent restoration get underway.

Once the water has gotten removed, and the area is thoroughly dry, our SERVPRO team brings these items back into where they had gotten removed from earlier. For an office building, this kind of assurance can help you to keep your client information secure and unharmed, and protect the substantial investment that your firm has made in the equipment that you use every day.

Finding significant water damages in your office building is nothing that any business owner or manager can handle on their own. With the need to keep your business running for the clients that you serve, as well as to protect and restore the building that becomes threatened by the pooling water, our professionals can help. You can count on our SERVPRO of Merrimack water restoration specialists to respond quickly, even amid your emergency. Give us a call anytime at (603) 262-9293.

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Remedying The Wet Basement In Your Milford Home

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Remedying The Wet Basement In Your Milford Home Milford Area Basements, Storms, and the Solution for Water Removal and Drying--SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Dehumidification and Water Removal from Wet Basements

While your Milford home is no stranger to substantial storms moving through the area, the ability of your house to ward off the damaging conditions should be a constant concern you have. Arguably, most homeowners do not even realize that their foundations have become compromised until the water is already leaking or pouring into their homes. Fortunately, this is not a situation that you have to face on your own.

While your basement area might not get the same kind of heavy traffic that the rest of your house does, it is still important to ensure that this area stays dry. A wet basement in your Milford home can cause considerable damage in a short period, not to mention allow for worsening conditions like microbial growth. The physical deterioration of furnaces and heavy appliances like washers and dryers can also occur.

From the moment that our SERVPRO team arrives at your home, we begin assessing the full scope of the damage to your basement area. Namely, we are looking for the source of the dampness or present water and aim to repair this breach. Thermal imagery can indicate the presence of water trapped in the blockwork of your foundation, which gives our technicians an opportunity to drill weep holes to drain out these blocks and reseal these holes with hydraulic cement.

Portable sump pumps can extract the present water if it pools throughout the basement. Drying the area is one of the most critical steps to any of our water restoration work, and in these cases, concrete flooring often requires specialized equipment to remove embedded moisture. Our SERVPRO professionals use LGR dehumidification equipment to draw out moisture from the concrete slowly as not to damage its integrity. The key to successful dehumidification is monitoring and drawing out the trapped moisture in a steady manner.

While there are plenty of reasons why your basement might be persistently wet, you can always count on our professional restorers to help you identify the source and remove the water. We have the tools and experience to help prevent this problem from recurring and to restore the damage it has caused. You can reach our dedicated SERVPRO of Merrimack team anytime by calling (603) 262-9293.

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What To Do When The Fire Alarm System In Your Milford Bookstore Causes Mold Damage

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What To Do When The Fire Alarm System In Your Milford Bookstore Causes Mold Damage Finding mold damage in your bookstore is probably up on the list of things that you absolutely do not want to happen in your shop.

Mold Damage Caused By Your Fire Alarm System

Finding mold damage in your bookstore is probably up on the list of things that you absolutely do not want to happen in your shop. Mold decays organic material, and because books are made from trees, it is not exactly ideal. Not to mention, mold can cause health effects.

Unfortunately, a false fire alarm can bring a lot of trouble to your Milford bookstore and ultimately lead to mold damage. The sprinkler system soaks everything, and if you try to handle the water damage on your own without calling for professional help, it can cause even more problems for you in the long run. Should you miss any water, it becomes the perfect feeding ground for mold in as little as three days. Fortunately, it is not too late to call a restoration service company to handle the mold.

When you call SERVPRO, we make it our priority to get to your property as quickly as we can. We understand that many types of property damage are time sensitive and we have worked this knowledge into the very way we run our business. Mold damage can ruin your stock the longer that it stays in your store.

When SERVPRO arrives at the scene, our IICRC-certified technicians can section off the area of your bookstore that is damaged. Creating a barrier makes it so the mold that we agitate cannot spread to another part of your store.

SERVPRO can box up any undamaged books, and we can take count of any that are ruined to make an inventory of what you lost. While we begin remediation, we can set up an air scrubber with carbon filters to capture airborne spores and neutralize the odor that mold leaves behind. We can use disinfectant to clean any mold from surfaces and an antifungal agent to help prevent regrowth.

Do not stop to consider what you can do when you find mold growing in your bookstore. Call (603) 262-9293 to contact SERVPRO of Merrimack. We strive to arrive swiftly so we can help return your store to its preloss state.

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Professional Mold Remediation Restores Amherst Homes to a Healtheir, Pre-Loss State

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professional Mold Remediation Restores Amherst Homes to a Healtheir, Pre-Loss State We respond to your call for mold remediation services quickly in order to save you money in having to replace items. Call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand How Quickly Mold can Destroy Your Property

We want our Amherst homes to provide a safe and healthy haven for ourselves and our families. Protecting occupants from the outdoor climate and other hazards requires not only a high level of structural integrity to keep unwanted things at bay but also that nothing inside poses a risk, either.
 
Homeowners can prevent one type of health effect from happening to their families through mold remediation services in Amherst. SERVPRO's team of IICRC-certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) can efficiently perform the cleanup work and restorative repairs needed in homes suffering from microbial infestations like mold and mildew.
 
Microbes can become attached to almost any surface in your home, from walls and ceilings, including in their interiors, inside appliances, on your children's toys, clothing and household textiles (including upholstered furniture and bedding), and many other things that turn your house into your family home. One of the reasons that SERVPRO responds quickly to such calls is because we want to prevent as much damage as possible that mold infestations can create.
 
Stains from microbes can appear on walls, ceilings, paneling, cabinetry, and trim within your home. Cleaning alone does not remove the hyphae, which are small, root-like parts of the mold, and it is this part that creates the stains. Our technicians remove the microbes and then treat the area with antimicrobial agents. Painting over the area when physical damage has not yet occurred can save homeowners money and time over the replacement costs. However, we must begin soon after mold damage begins for this to option to remain effective. Once deterioration begins, only replacing such materials can adequately restore a home.
 
Mold remediation can help protect your family from the health effects of mold by eliminating the bulk of your home's microbial population. Your children do not need to face exposure to mold-contaminated toys, carpeting, or other items in your home. After proper remediation, your home can once again provide the safety and protection you want for your family.
 
SERVPRO of Merrimack can send a highly qualified team of mold remediation specialists to your Milford or Mt. Vernon home to bring your residence back to a healthy state that greatly benefits your family. Call us at our local emergency services hotline number, (603) 262-9293, to speak with a technician who can answer your questions and schedule an appointment with you for an initial assessment.
 
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Why You Need Urgent Water Removal Services When Your Amherst Bakery Floods

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why You Need Urgent Water Removal Services When Your Amherst Bakery Floods Our trained team of IICRC-certified technicians can arrive at your property very soon after your call to address the flood damage in your bakery.

Water Removal Services

No one ever plans to find flood damage at their business when they unlock the doors to open during the early morning. Finding stagnant water that leaked inside your property through a hole in your storeroom ceiling, which was made worse during the previous night's storm, can seem like a nightmare. Your stored equipment is in danger of water damage and the food supplies inside the room are thoroughly soaked and need to be thrown away. More importantly, the water inside needs to be removed as soon as possible, or it is likely to do further damage to the structure of your building. Swiftly hiring professional services can reduce the chances of other unpleasant discoveries in the future, such as mold.

Our highly trained team of IICRC-certified technicians can arrive at your property very soon after your call to address the flood damage in your Amherst bakery. No matter the time, when you need our services, we can send a team to you. Your schedule matters to us, and we understand that closing your doors for only half of the day is far more beneficial for you, if it is possible.

Our SERVPRO techs bring advanced technology with them on every job. Depending on the volume of water that needs to be removed, we can pick and choose the best tools for the job. SERVPRO can bring portable pumps, wet/dry vacuums, and extractors to your property to remove the water as swiftly as possible.

Getting the water out fast is our highest priority as we do not want to allow it time to cause further damage to your property. Once we remove the water, we can clean up your space and throw out any spoiled foodstuff and clean your equipment. Our final task is for our techs to use more trade-tools to dry out the structure of your storeroom.

Do not debate your options when you find flood damage on your property. Get the job done fast by calling SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. We strive to get to your home as quickly as possible.

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Addressing The Mold You Discovered In Your Amherst Home

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Addressing The Mold You Discovered In Your Amherst Home Mold in Your Amherst Home? Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Amherst Property Owners Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

For as common as fungal and microbial growth can be to Amherst homes, it is surprising how so many homeowners are not fully aware of how this problem can arise. It is very simple for mold to seat and colonize in your home, and it has nothing to do with the cleanliness of the house. Moisture present in the atmosphere combined with an organic food source and the warmth most people tend to keep their homes heated (or cooled) to is all the conditions necessary for this damage to occur. It is crucial as a homeowner that you keep an eye out for mold growth or damp areas of your home that could allow a colony to form.  
 
While you might not necessarily think that mold damages are all that considerable of a concern for your Amherst home, there are many reasons why you want to address this issue as soon as you can. For starters, mold has gotten attributed to potential health effects for you and your family who find themselves exposed to the growing colonies. This does not even address the kind of structural damage and destruction that a thriving colony can do to construction materials in your home and personal belongings, including clothing.
 
The best solution for mold present in your home is to seek out the professional expertise of our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians at SERVPRO. Our team has the training and equipment to help you reduce the risk of this colony continuing to spread throughout your home and to work to remove these colonies from the places they have taken root.  
 
The process begins with the isolation of the affected area to prevent spores from moving to different organic materials nearby. Your air conditioner or heater has to get turned off for the remediation process to prevent these same spores from circulating well out of the affected areas. Sanding and soda blasting are typical approaches for removing the colonies present, though it depends on the severity and size of the colonies our SERVPRO team faces.  
 
Mold in your home is something that you want to address as soon as you can. This growth can affect both your health and the structural integrity of your home. Trust in the remediation technicians we have at SERVPRO of Merrimack to help you through every step of this involved process. Give us a call anytime you need us at (603) 262-9293.

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SERVPRO Brings the Heavy Treatments Needed for Basement Water Removal in Amherst

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Brings the Heavy Treatments Needed for Basement Water Removal in Amherst Extracting Water Swiftly from Amherst Basements Mitigates Damages--Says SERVPRO

Amherst Basements Get Fast Water Loss Mitigation When SERVPRO Is Called

Some of the heaviest water removal work in Amherst that SERVPRO does can be attributed to basement flooding and pooling. As the lowest point in many local buildings, basements gather large volumes of water that require the sort of heavy machinery and manpower we typically reserve for only the most pressing and severe situations. We pledge to take every measure necessary to return your home to a livable, comfortable state, but those measures may include one or more of the procedures outlined below.

Water Extraction
Some of the most time-critical water removal work we do in Amherst may involve water extraction, the process whereby we use industrial-strength pumps to displace significant volumes of water in a short amount of time. Even light flooding may sometimes warrant the use of the types of motorized extraction tools used by SERVPRO professionals. We pump any water we can out to the street, where it can safely flow into a drainage system or low-lying area away from your home. If the water has specific contaminants, then we must pump it into containers for disposal off-site. Typically, we may also employ some of the vehicle-mounted pumps typically reserved for large commercial and residential spaces. Submersible, portable sump pumps are often used to begin bulk water extraction.

Drying
The potential for water damage does not go away as soon as we extract standing water. In the dark, isolated confines of a basement, any moisture still in the area can cause expensive damage for long after the initial disaster. We use a two-pronged approach to handle difficult drying situations. Portable, configurable air movers create strong directed air currents in the room to quickly dry out materials and surfaces. However, to finish the job, we also need to use dehumidifiers that collect airborne water droplets and place them in organized, manageable storage containers. With this flexible system, we can overcome basements of most shape or size, even when complex floor plans and difficult drying situations may be present. Weep holes may be drilled to extract water and residual moisture from cement blocks. We may recommend to our customer to install a permanent dehumidifier and sump pump. Dampness must be eliminated to help prevent the growth of mold colonies.

SERVPRO of Merrimack has the resources available to get your home back to normal faster and with less expense than you ever thought possible. Call us as soon as disaster strikes at (603) 262-9293.

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Drying And Restoring A Wet Basement In Merrimack

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Drying And Restoring A Wet Basement In Merrimack Wet or Flooding Basement? Call SERVPRO for Help

Water Seepage and Intrusions Get Help from SERVPRO

Unless they have finished it out, most Merrimack homeowners do not spend much time in their basement except to wash clothes and put away the Christmas decorations. For most of the time, this benign neglect does not harm. After a storm or plumbing issue, however, it can lead to several costly problems.
 
A wet Merrimack basement can result in personal property loss, structural damage, and even mold. SERVPRO teams dry the basement as quickly as possible and stop water from becoming an issue again in the future to prevent this.
 
To start with, our technicians use pumps and extraction wands to remove standing water from the basement. Then, they lift and dry any carpets on the floor. If there are none, the team members set up air movers to blow warm, dry air over the surface of the floor to speed up the drying process. Once they begin, other members place a dehumidifier in the basement to draw water from the air and surrounding materials like drywall and personal property.
 
Now, one of our inspectors looks for where the water is leaking into the basement. If it is a minor leak, our specialists can repair it or even replace a connection. If the leak is a major issue, SERVPRO always recommends using a licensed plumber or contractor.
 
If the water is seeping in from the outside, it may be necessary to seal the basement. If the floor is unfinished dirt, we encapsulate it by first leveling the floor and then sealing it using polyethylene sheets to serve as a vapor barrier. Technicians push them into place and extend them up onto the walls, then seal the edges to the concrete using two-sided, foundation tape or polyurethane caulk.
 
If the basement has a concrete floor, our team uses the polyurethane caulk to seal any leaks or seeps and then cover the entire surface with hydraulic cement. They do the same for leaks and seeps discovered in the walls. These two sealants form an excellent bond against water getting into the basement again.
 
At SERVPRO of Merrimack, it is our goal to restore every wet basement to its original, dry condition. If you are dealing with this situation, or any other water problem in your home, call us today at (603) 262-9293. We are here for you.

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What to Do When You Discover Mold Growing In Your Amherst Clothing Boutique

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What to Do When You Discover Mold Growing In Your Amherst Clothing Boutique Mold Remediation Can Save Your Clothing Boutique in Amherst from Closing Permanently--Contact SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO Works Hard to Keep Your Customers Shopping During the Mold Remediation

Mold is a common occurrence all over the country, and unfortunately, mold damage is something very real that can impact your business. While the back room of your clothing boutique is not typically a place customers would roam, having mold growing near your stock is never safe for business. Mold can cause health effects, and it can also bring a musty odor with it. Musty odors and new clothes do not go hand in hand, and it can turn customers off at a swift rate. Luckily, there is professional help nearby to deal with the small mold problem in the back room.

Our IICRC-certified technicians can handle the damaging mold on your Amherst property whenever it best suits you. We understand how important it is for you to keep the doors of your business open and we strive to be unobtrusive as possible while keeping the flow of your business natural. Our technicians are flexible and can work around your schedule, at all hours. If it is needed, we can work while your store is closed to keep out of the way during business hours.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians can section off the part of your store that has been infested with mold damage. It is essential to separate the area because mold spores become airborne once again when agitated and can then attach themselves to new surfaces. To be as thorough as possible, SERVPRO uses antifungal agents to eradicate mold spores.
 
After cleaning the mold, our technicians can employ the use of air scrubbers to neutralize the musty scent left behind. If dampness caused by water damage was the source of your mold problem, SERVPRO could use advanced equipment to dry out the area. Making sure the environment has been returned to standard levels of humidity helps reduce the chance of mold growing again.
 
If mold damage has struck your business, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. 24/7 we can take your call and send our technicians to your property to get the remediation process started.

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