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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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When Storm Damage Causes A Wet Basement In Your Merrimack Home

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storm Damage Causes A Wet Basement In Your Merrimack Home SERVPRO and Basement Waterproofing for the Merrimack Area

Damp Basements Lead to Many Problems--Call SERVPRO

There are several times every year where severe weather systems can leave your Merrimack home at risk for storm damages. From the torrential storms throughout the winter leaving untold heaps of snow on your roof to the coastal storms gathering strength as they head inland towards the area, you might never be entirely ready for what the next storm system could do to your home. It has been a year of too many Nor'easters.
 
While there are undoubtedly some serious issues that could present themselves immediately, there are other concerns that could take a little while for you even to notice. One of these circumstances could be a wet basement in your Merrimack home. Over time, storms and the damage they cause can wear down and dramatically impact the effectiveness of your home’s foundation and basement walls. This situation inevitability causes some serious concerns for your house, even if initially the effect does not seem that extreme.
 
Wet basements offer some pressing concerns that should inspire you to act. One of the largest of these concerns is the possibility for mold growth in these areas where moisture is now getting introduced in already warm and likely humid environments. Adding more dampness and moisture from penetrating water coming through your foundation only gives the mold spores present in the environment more of a food source to seat and colonize.
 
Fortunately, SERVPRO can help you through this unfortunate circumstance and help you to dry out this area once again. From the time that we arrive at your home, our team gets to work quickly in identifying the places where water is currently penetrating the block walls and entering the basement area. Once the vulnerable spots have gotten identified, these areas can get adequately sealed up with hydraulic cement.
 
Drying out the area is one of the most efficient ways of preventing mold growth, as this vastly limits the food this fungal organism requires to grow and thrive. This process often consists of using large air movers and industrial strength dehumidification equipment to pull all of the moisture from the environment.
 
While it might not seem like a big deal at first, you should take a wet basement seriously and do what you can to correct the problem before the situation worsens. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at the first sign of moisture where it should not be. We can be reached 24/7 by calling (603) 262-9293.

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SERVPRO Cleaning Fire Damage in Amherst

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Cleaning Fire Damage in Amherst The professionals at SERVPRO can thoroughly clean smoke and odor residues left behind after a fire.

SERVPRO Categorizes Fire Damage into Three Categories: Minor, Medium, and Major

After a fire, most of the damage to Amherst homes comes from smoke and odor residues that rest on and even penetrate some surfaces like building material and furniture. To fully clean and remove them requires not just experience, but also the right tools.

SERVPRO places fire damage to Amherst homes into three categories: Minor, Medium, and Major. We make this determination for odors and smoke residues depending on how far out they extend from the fire point of origin and how strong the odor or how thick the residue is in each room.

With Minor damage, odors are mild and usually removed with the same cleaning agents we use smoke residues on ceilings, floors, walls, and furniture. The residues themselves are normally light-to-moderate in this category and are limited to only a few rooms. Our technicians can remove all of these with sponges or cloths and hand-spraying a cleaning agent when needed.

Medium damage happens with hotter fires. They produce stronger odors, thicker residues, and spread them throughout more of the home. In this category, a cleaning agent is needed to break up the residues to remove them. Simply cleaning the building material and property does not eliminate all odors in this category, so SERVPRO technicians use an additional deodorizing agent to destroy the odor-causing particles.

To get rid of them, SERVPRO technicians use pressure sprayers and injectors to distribute deodorizing agents. The pressure sprayers are excellent for covering large surfaces such as kitchen walls or living room carpets with either a deodorizer or a cleaning agent. We use the injectors to apply a small amount of deodorizer directly into a small stain in carpets or upholstered furniture.

Major damage occurs close to the fire’s point of origin. Odors are exceptionally strong, and standard deodorizers do not remove all of them. If the fire burned hot enough to cause structural damage, then the smoke residues are exceptionally thick here and spread through the entire home. The level of residue makes removal of building material like drywall cheaper than attempting to clean it. The same may apply to furniture and other personal property due to the extent of the damage or the cost of cleaning.

For heavily covered property, we use an immersion tank to soak and remove the residue in a cleaning agent. We do this only for items not further damaged by soaking. To remove the odors when the usual agents do not work, our technicians bring in an ozone machine. This device generates a gas that oxidizes the odor particles. This gas alters them and removes the odor completely. The drawback to using an ozone machine is we need to evacuate the home of people, pets, and any items made from natural rubber until we finish the procedure.

Restoring your home after a fire is not a quick process, but SERVPRO of Merrimack is here with you at each step. If you need our services, call us at (603) 262-9293 today.

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Inspecting and Mitigating Flood Damage in Amherst Homes

3/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Inspecting and Mitigating Flood Damage in Amherst Homes Floodwater, clear or not, needs to be immediately removed from your home to help prevent mold. Contact SERVPRO immediately after an event.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Experience to Investigate the Extent of the Damage That Flooding Caused in Your Home

Any part of your home can succumb to flood damage in the event of a storm or heavy rainfall. Protecting your family and your belongings against these types of events can save you a lot of money in the long run. One way to prepare for flooding disasters is having a reputable water damage restoration company at hand.
 
At SERVPRO, we have a wide range of resources that can reverse flood damage in Amherst as soon as it happens in your home. Our technicians are highly trained and certified by the IICRC, meaning that our methods are up to scratch with industry standards. Our goal is to return your property to pre-damage condition as soon as possible, "Like it never even happened."
 
Some flood damage to the house may be apparent, while other structural damage may need closer inspection. SERVPRO technicians can inspect your home for different types of damage. These include warping and distortion of such structures as floor boards, severe wood rot in lumber structures, wet insulation, paneling, plaster, and wallboard, and roof damage such as defective flashing, holes, cracks, and missing shingles.
 
Even if the floodwater is clear, it could contain various contaminants such as chemicals or sewage. For this reason, SERVPRO professionals always use and advocate for personal protective equipment such as rubber gloves, waist-high waterproof boots, and waders during the flood damage restoration process. It is also advisable to discard any food that might come into contact with the flood waters.
 
Mold growth can occur within 48 hours of flood damage, so it is important to remove wet contents such as bedding and carpeting as soon as possible. Items that have been wet for less than 48 hours may be salvageable, but you may need to decide whether they hold enough sentimental or monetary value beforehand. While mold is beneficial in nature, it can cause health effects in the house.
 
Time is limited when you experience flood damage to your home. SERVPRO of Merrimack is on call 24/7 to provide quick and efficient flood damage restoration services. Call us today at (603) 262-9293.

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Finding A Solution For Your Wet Merrimack Basement

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Finding A Solution For Your Wet Merrimack Basement Sump Pumps Mitigate and Can Prevent Water Damage to Basements in Merrimack--SERVPRO Advice

In Merrimack Basements, Water and Moisture Removal Are in the Field of SERVPRO Expertise

You might think that your basement gets built like a fortress, impenetrable and sturdy. Well, possibly the when your Merrimack house got constructed, but time has a way of wearing things down and causing them to fail in areas. Once even small amounts of water can penetrate portions of your foundation, the passing fluid breaks away and erodes more and more of the mortar joints holding the blocks together. Soon the small amount of water that could find its way in has become quite a high volume. The hollow cells of the block can also hold and hide large amounts of water and moisture.
 
Before you know it, you desperately need help combatting the wet basement area of your Merrimack home. While initially, the shock of pooling water in your basement (or even just excessive dampness) might seem overwhelming, when you know whom to call to help, the task is anything but insurmountable.
 
Many people are unaware of how professional restoration services can help them to overcome trouble they might experience in their basements. Our SERVPRO technicians are concerned primarily about getting the area dried out and restoring the damage to vulnerable areas that have allowed for water penetration. The restoration job itself is not complete without providing lasting solutions to keep the same thing from happening again shortly.
 
While instances of flooding in your basement are best remedied with the use of equipment like sump pumps, preparing for this kind of gear is something that is also best left to professional outfits. Proper installation requires the flooring in the basement to be adequately graded to move water to the pump's location, even though most of the work that a sump pump does is removing water that pools along your home (or underneath it) and prevent it from getting into the basement.
 
In many cases, even with the source of the water damage handled by our SERVPRO technicians, it is advisable to utilize dehumidification equipment in the basement. This device pulls the moisture out of the air and can prevent compounding disasters like lingering water damage with fungal growth. Sufficient ventilation and a keen eye can prevent problems from occurring.
 
Finding the right solution for your wet basement is not a decision that you have to make alone. You can trust the experience and professionalism of the technicians we have at SERVPRO of Merrimack. Our emergency response team is available 24/7 by calling (603) 262-9293.

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The Appropriate Steps to Take When You Find Black Mold in Your Amherst Home

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Appropriate Steps to Take When You Find Black Mold in Your Amherst Home Finding black mold in your home can be scary, but the professionals at SERVPRO are trained and equipped to remediate the damage.

Trust SERVPRO When You Are in Need of Mold Damage Remediation

Finding any mold growing in your Amherst home can be traumatic enough, but some typically generate a more immediate of a response. The truth is, nearly all kinds of mold are very similar to one another, the difference is how they present themselves in your home. With none of them being something that you want to leave to grow and thrive in your residence, you should be thinking about the right remediation team to call to help you set things right and remove the current mold colonies growing in the affected areas of your house.

When you discover black mold in your Amherst home, it is about as problematic as any other variety and should get handled entirely. Professional remediation services can help not only to remove the current colonies that are growing and thriving but also work to eliminate the source of the moisture necessary to feed the mold spores in the air and create the thriving organisms. Our SERVPRO team gets specially trained to handle black mold and any other variety of fungal growth, both to remove its colonies and to prevent the spores from spreading to new areas of your home.

Isolating the problem area is one of the first steps that our technicians take when we enter your home because it is critical that the problem does not get worse than it already is. This process gets accomplished through the use of negative air chambers around the affected area so that spores circulating through the air during the scrubbing of the damaged surfaces get neutralized and become unable to leave the vicinity.

Preventing the moisture is another critical component of the remediation process. While our dehumidification equipment can quickly pull the moisture from the air and resolve the immediate threat, locating the source of the moisture is an important step as well. This assessment helps to prevent future mold growth by repairing whatever damage exists which permits water and moisture to enter the environment.

As you can see, our experienced remediation specialists have the right focus and equipment to resolve your mold damage situation quickly and professionally. When you discover black mold or any other kind of damage to your home, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Merrimack. Our experienced team is available 24/7 at (603) 262-9293.

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Qualified Experts Providing Water Removal Services in Amherst

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Qualified Experts Providing Water Removal Services in Amherst When your dishwasher overflows, it can be overwhelming to remedy the situation. Contact SERVPRO and let our team remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Dry Out Your Property Before Restoration Begins

One of the most common problems homeowners in Amherst face is a faulty dishwasher overflow. If this occurs in your home, it is imperative to call a professional water removal company who can make sure the water does not have an opportunity to penetrate your floor or walls.

Settling for a quick clean up job and having your washing machine replaced just hides a severe problem that you should never ignore. Should you experience a dishwasher overflow, there are a few things you can do to ensure a proper water removal occurs in your Amherst area home.

Remember, the flooded area is hazardous and can lead to injury. Avoid entering your kitchen to avoid unwanted problems, also, avoid touching the machine as you may cause further drainage. However, you can switch off the power supply at your electrical control panel by flicking a circuit breaker.

Calling a company, like SERVPRO, gives you access to the personnel, equipment, and resources necessary to get the situation under control fast. We can help move furniture, carpeting, and other household items to prevent further damage and use water extractors to remove excess water quickly and efficiently returning your kitchen to normal.  
SERVPRO also provides air-movers and additional techniques that makes drying the affected area, easier. We can dry the entire space, and help you limit any losses you might experience as a result. Our technicians can also offer suggestions to help you avoid future overflows.  

SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified water removal specialists are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to provide you with quality water removal services you can count on to rectify water emergency situations that occur on your property. Never take the chance of leaving behind water that can cause future problems that affect the quality of life you and your family experience in your home.

Obtain access to qualified personnel from SERVPRO of Merrimack after experiencing any water intrusion in your home. Our company is locally owned, providing professionals who proudly serve members of our community including the Milford and Mt. Vernon areas. Our technicians provide expert water removal, cleaning, and restoration services you can trust. (603) 262-9293

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Flood Damage Cleanup in Your Milford Home

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Cleanup in Your Milford Home Heavy rainfall can cause sewer pipes, underground drainage, and street drains to overflow.

You Can Rely on SERVPRO Professionals to Fully Restore Your Home after Flood Damage

Floods can sometimes develop slowly in Milford, allowing you to react. The most common kind of flood, overland flooding, happens when streams or rivers overflow their banks. Heavy rains can also cause water in sewer pipes, underground drainage, or street drains to exceed what they are made to carry normally. Flash floods can also occur, usually after very heavy rains and a levee or dam break. It is more dangerous because of the volume and speed, plus the water is usually filled with rocks and debris.

No matter the reason for flooding in your Milford home, flood damage has to be handled quickly to avoid additional damage being done. It is an overwhelming situation to be dealing with, so it is highly recommended that you allow our professionals at SERVPRO to help you get the water out of your home and dry it back out. We are experienced in flood damage remediation and can get the job done right.

We start a damage review as soon as we get to your property. Before we begin any work, we give you an estimate of the costs of restoration. We then work efficiently and quickly to begin removing the standing water with truck-mounted pumps. By doing this, mold growth is reduced, since this procedure speeds up the drying time.

It may look like your home is dry after massive amounts of water have been removed, but it is not dry yet. We might have to replace carpets, as well, to avoid additional damage to the subflooring. We use air movers, dehumidifiers and fans to speed up the drying process, and we are as thorough as possible to avoid mold growth. Any hidden water in your flooring, walls, or even ceiling is detected with moisture meters, hygrometers, or infrared cameras.

After flood damage, unpleasant odors can linger. We may need to extract these from furniture, upholstery, clothing or other possessions. We also include carpet cushions and carpeting, and clean everything with disinfecting and sanitizing products and treatments. Germs are eliminated with our antimicrobial treatments.

Lastly, we repair or rebuild damaged parts of your home with the help of other specialists we contact to help us.

SERVPRO of Merrimack makes sure to dry and clean your home in Amherst, Milford, or Mt. Vernon thoroughly after flood damage, plus make sure your home is sanitized, cleaned, and repaired if needed. Just give us a call at (603) 262-9293 anytime you need our assistance.

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Milford Residents Learn What to do Both Before and After Fire Damage Occurs

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Milford Residents Learn What to do Both Before and After Fire Damage Occurs After your family is safe and the fire fighters have left, contact SERVPRO for an assessment and remediation efforts.

Professional Remediation Companies Like SERVPRO can Help You Before a Fire With Prevention Tips and After a Fire With Remediation and Restoration

Fire damage can occur in your Milford area home quickly, without warning. A simple mistake turned tragedy as you and your family flee from your burning home, hoping beyond hope that everyone survives.

Moving forward after disaster strikes your home takes guts, fire damage in Milford is no joke. Whether you experience a small kitchen fire or a full structure fire, the aftermath can be rather extensive, easily leaving you feeling hopeless and depressed. However, what you choose to do both before and after can make all of the difference in the length and success of your home's recovery.  

It is essential for you to prepare every member of your family for this type of emergency situation, regardless of how minimal the chances are that you may experience one yourselves. We can give you the tools necessary to understand which steps to take and help you prepare for incidents such as these.  

SERVPRO could perform a full inspection of your home, helping you locate potential problems and help prevent significant losses when tragedy strikes. The more you become aware of about your surroundings, exits, and safety equipment, the more likely you are to take the proper actions to protect your property.

By having a relationship with your local SERVPRO before experiencing a disaster you can take advantage of our READY PROGRAM. By developing an Emergency READY Profile, you obtain an immediate plan of action, understand what to expect in advance, and receive timely mitigation to circumstances that directly affect your restoration process.  

The SERVPRO READY PLAN APP is available for your phone, computer, laptop, tablet or alternative multi-media device. With it, we can help you prepare, provide a no-cost assessment of your property, allow you to share critical information needed in the event of an emergency and help you minimize the amount of time needed to return to your home.

Learn more about what SERVPRO of Merrimack has available to help you overcome extreme situations that may occur in your home, call today. (603) 262-9293

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Restoring Water Damages to Your Mt. Vernon Apartment Building

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Water Damages to Your Mt. Vernon Apartment Building Water damage can quickly affect several properties at the same time in an apartment building due to all the rooms and areas being connected.

Help Keep Tenants Safe By Calling SERVPRO When Water Damage Affects Your Apartment Buildings

Your Mt. Vernon apartment building is home to several families that directly count on you to handle problems as they arise. As the owner of the building and landlord to those leasing properties inside, most of the maintenance and upkeep of the facility falls to you directly or to whomever you choose as a subcontractor for the tasks. You might not always be in preventative maintenance mode on your building, but failure to keep up with the plumbing inside can create some costly problems for you.

Water damage to your Mt. Vernon building can happen in several ways. You can have a compromised roof that buckles under the weight of heavy snowfall and ice that has not melted away. Appliances like washing machines in a central location for tenant use can overflow or malfunction. Pipes can freeze and burst, or just become too old to handle the fluctuating pressures and disconnect. Any of these scenarios can result in water damage to the building, but not only this, you have to clean the mess quickly before it affects the families living in the building directly.

Since all of the rooms and areas connect via walls, ceilings, or floors, it is not hard to see how a water emergency might quickly affect several properties at the same time. In these situations, restoration specialists like our SERVPRO team can significantly reduce the damage that could occur and work fast to restore what has already happened.

Locating the source of the problem is the first step in our SERVPRO technician’s initial assessment of the situation. If the problem was the plumbing, the water gets turned off to that section until the plumbing can get repaired. A hole in the roof can be boarded up or tarped to prevent further element interference while the restoration occurs and the area is getting prepped for reconstruction.

With so many families and tenants to think about in your Mt. Vernon apartment building, call the restoration specialists that you can trust. SERVPRO of Merrimack has an emergency response team that is available 24/7 to handle any water emergency that you might have. Give us a call today at (603) 262-9293.

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