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How SERVPRO Remediates Mold in Your Amherst Home

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How SERVPRO Remediates Mold in Your Amherst Home Is mold hiding behind your drywall?

Our Mold Remediation Services are Effective in Controlling Microbial Populations in Amherst Houses

SERVPRO invests significant amounts of energy, time, and money into training our employees and supplying the most effective equipment to put into our Green Fleet. We do this because we want to serve the people in Amherst to the best of our ability, effectively cleaning and mitigating homes from the effects of disasters.  

One way we do this in Amherst is by using highly effective mold remediation techniques. We want our customers to know that while there is no such thing as complete elimination of microbes from a house, we always do our utmost best to reduce the majority of microbes inside their home. Because spores regularly enter the house, controlling their ability to grow is what becomes crucial in our power to control the life cycle of mold within the confines of the home.  

To control mildew and mold, we must control their water intake, and the most effective way to do this is to eliminate it from your home. Without water, microbes become dormant and no longer release spores, nor spread in size. We must consider all sources of water, including condensation. Microbes do not require much water at all to become a problem.  

After our infrared thermal imaging cameras reveal damp areas and possible sources of moisture, we eliminate these and then dry the area. This step prevents future mold from surviving if newly released spores settle in the area.  

We then remove mold-covered materials, but only if we determine these have become damaged. When mold only covers the surface, we can clean these things instead. It is always more cost effective to restore structures through cleaning than it is to replace those same items. It also takes significantly less time, allowing us to finish more quickly that if we needed to wait for replacement materials to arrive.  

Before remediating contaminated areas of any mold damage, we build a temporary chamber to contain the microbes in the area. As we work, this machine runs continuously, creating a negative pressure, all while whisking dirty air through the device and then outside a window.  

Once done, we clean the area with HEPA-filtered vacuums. These trap any dust, mold, spores or other debris and leave the area safe, “Like it never even happened.” We apply a quick-drying liquid antimicrobial agent to kill off any residual microbes and prevent any newly settled ones from ever finding a supportive environment again.  

SERVPRO of Merrimack can help you keep your home free of an over-abundance of mold and mildew. Call us for professional mold remediation services. Our number is (603) 262-9293 and is answered 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Why SERVPRO of Merrimack Is a Restoration Leader

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO of Merrimack Is a Restoration Leader SERVPRO Promises Complete Satisfaction to Restoration and Cleanup Treatments in the Amherst Area

Home and Business Owners in the Amherst Area Trust SERVPRO for Emergency Restoration Services

The foundation of our business is to provide our customers with the best possible service. What does that mean? Our customer is our boss, and we conduct the cleanup and restoration services to reduce the impacts of an emergency call for help, day or night. We aim to build a relationship of trust and security with our local residents even though each business dealing is a transactional matter.

When a commercial property owner, homeowner or renter from the Amherst area contacts our office, we handle it with compassion and understanding. This is the initial action in building a trusting relationship. We listen with empathy and gather relevant data so that we can speedily, within four hours or less, dispatch our Green Fleet to your property. This brief initial information gathering also helps to reduce stress from the caller knowing that they made the right choice. We understand the strain caused by a water, fire, or mold accident or disaster, as we place ourselves in the situation of the person on the other end of the line. We can instill confidence in our clients, and a sense of "everything is going to be okay," by committing to our promise of a prompt response and a compassionate and polite on-site experience.

SERVPRO crews that communicate directly with our customers during the initial visit understand the importance of the meaning of "a house is not a home." Your home is a sanctuary, a shelter and a place of security for you and your family. We appreciate each of our customers. Entrepreneur Magazine has recognized the dedication put forth by our franchise for its outstanding service and achievements.

Trust is a huge ingredient in our restoration business. Just as we are taught to “don't open the door to strangers” or “always be cautious when it comes to new people,” we take pride in putting you first, always. Another reason Why SERVPRO is an outstanding choice to help you through an accidental home emergency.

Home and business owners in Merrimack, Milford, and Amherst have come to expect a professional experience when you contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. We pledge to make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO Provides Odor Control for Our Merrimack Neighbors

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Building Services SERVPRO Provides Odor Control for Our Merrimack Neighbors Don't Use a Clothes Pin for Odor Control in Merrimack--Call SERVPRO

Merrimack Household Odors, Whether Real or Imagined Need SERVPRO Service for Clean Air Quality

Smells can last a lifetime in your residence without even realizing the bad odors in your home. Surveys show that odors can catch the attention of the Hippocampus, in the brain and retain certain memories from that odor. Creating memories is always important because our memory recalls certain snapshots of our life, and with bad odors lingering around it can create bad memories associated with the house, and nobody wants that. Phantosmia, or imagined smelling of an odor, further complicates the issue.

SERVPRO can come in and remove those nasty odors around your Merrimack house and get it back to smelling fresh again. Bad odors can stem from fire & smoke damage, musty refrigerators, unwashed bedding or even your furry friend’s shaggy hair and dirty paws, so it is important to understand what you can do to keep those odors from lingering around the house.

The first trick is to eliminate the source of the smelly odors. Say the source is the nasty odor stemming from the smoking habits that was left behind by the previous owner. There are many do it yourself techniques you can use to try to get rid of that lingering smoke odor. However most times it does not eliminate the deep odor itself. When you call SERVPRO, we are there to respond as quickly as possible, and we have the tools and necessary equipment to take care of that smoke that was left behind and to locate the source easily.


SERVPRO uses a set of particular chemicals that we use to pre-spray the surface, and then we clean the surfaces thoroughly and intensely. We use orange and lemon scented chemicals to give the surfaces a proper fresh wash. After the washing of the walls, ceilings, carpets, and furniture is completed, we utilize a sealer to conceal the surfaces and keep them clean and free of the nicotine residue. The HVAC system will need to be cleaned out as well due to the piles of debris left from the smoke and odors in the air and clumping up in the vent registers. When the heat or A/C is turned on, all those particulates of smoke debris are just going to blow back into the house, causing the lingering smell of smoke to recycle throughout the home. After everything is heavily washed the SERVPRO team use chemicals to deodorize the smell entirely to keep those nasty smoke odors from destroying your new journey in your new home.

SERVPRO also has the availability to place HEPA air scrubbers with additional charcoal filters to help move the nicotine odor molecules out of the house as smooth and quickly as possible.
Fortunately for us, we have the world's best furry companions with us on this earth, unfortunately for us, they get dirty and bring in elements that can linger around the house for long periods. Creating those memories with your furry friends is so important for development, therefore clean and fresh odors are a must!  Pets do produce dander, dirt, dandruff and more grimy smells that come from the outside and bring them into your house. SERVPRO can come in and conduct a deep cleaning to get rid of the animal hair or fur to get the debris from spreading.

We have highly advanced vacuum wands and fully certified equipment that can eliminate those dirty odors and debris from your furry little friends. In any case of how the odors get into your house, they still are there. You can always call SERVPRO of Merrimack to help deodorize your home and get rid of those nasty lingering odors. We are open 24 hours 7 days a week and are ready to serve you and your furry little friends! (603) 262-9293 

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Do You Struggle With a Constantly Wet Basement in Merrimack?

1/6/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Do You Struggle With a Constantly Wet Basement in Merrimack? Repeated water in your basement can cause damage over time. Call SERVPRO to discuss the water removal and remediation process.

Lasting Solutions for Wet Merrimack Basements

Some Merrimack homeowners struggle with keeping parts of their property dry throughout the year, which can cause damages and potential hazards for those living in the house. The basement can prove especially challenging when the house must contend with saturated ground surrounding the foundation walls or water seeping up through the concrete floors to make the area persistently damp.

Finding solutions that can not only address the immediate concern of the wet basement in your Merrimack home but also help to safeguard it from moisture and water damage in the future is not as difficult as it might seem. With the right professional assistance, like our certified SERVPRO technicians, we can address the immediate damage to the materials in this affected portion of the house and install equipment or modify the layout of the basement to divert water.

Our SERVPRO professionals first assess the severity of the situation by determining the full measure of the water damage. We closely inspect exposed materials for any signs of mold growth to prevent spores from colonizing and causing more substantial damages to the basement. We can work to prevent any future growth of mold colonies by spraying potential host materials with an antimicrobial spray which makes the material uninhabitable for a colony to use.

While our crew works tirelessly to dry out the current saturated materials and environment, we also determine the best solutions prevent recurrences moving forward. Assessing the structural weakness of blockwork and repairing it can be an effective step. We can also install a sump pump and direct water and moisture to this device with new grading to the concrete flooring. This pump can successfully divert water away from the basement and only runs when it has water to remove, keeping it working better and saving you money on added utility costs throughout the years to come.

Many homeowners think of the immediate problem and how to address the damage that has already occurred rather than safeguarding for the future. Our SERVPRO of Merrimack response team can use the full measure of our talent and experience to restore your property, and also protect it from mold growth and water damage for the future. (603) 262-9293.

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Are Mt. Vernon Homes Hosting Mold Colonies for the Holidays?

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Are Mt. Vernon Homes Hosting Mold Colonies for the Holidays? Mold can grow inside walls. It just needs a moisture source. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold damage.

Mold Remediation from Start to Finish in Mt. Vernon Properties

A small amount of moisture in the home can become a hotbed for microscopic fungi to reproduce. High humidity levels or heavy rainfall is a common cause of damp in certain areas of your home. Mold spores, which are ever-present in the home environment, can settle on these damp spots and proliferate in as little as 48 hours. Doing your homework and having a professional, qualified remediator on hand is an essential part of being a responsible homeowner.

Mold remediation in Mt. Vernon properties require training, certification, and expertise. Mold spores, by nature, spread easily riding on natural air currents in the home. An inexperienced technician can easily cause further damage by acting irresponsibly. At SERVPRO we use IICRC certificate holders to remediate the affected area and reduce the risk of problems recurring.

One of the first things we do on arrival is to cordon off the affected area. The removal of mold colonies involves agitating the affected area using wet, dry and solvent-based cleaning methods. The aggressive nature of this process can make mold spores airborne. SERVPRO can use physical barriers, in the form of plastic sheeting, or negative air pressure to prevent the infestation from spreading.

With the affected area suitably quarantined we can bring in equipment to help remediate the issue. As stated previously, mold requires moist environments to thrive. We find the source of moisture and dry it by strategically placing rapid air-movers in the affected zone. These machines blast hot air into crevices, cavities and between floorboards; thoroughly drying hard to reach areas in the process.

Where carpeting or fabrics show signs of infection, we can treat them with anti-microbial chemicals. This procedure is a preventative measure to ensure mold does not return after service. The remediation of walls and ceilings can damage paintwork. In these instances, we can apply an anti-microbial paint as a base layer to further reduce the likelihood of a long-term mold issue in your home.

Remediating is not easy, but it can be painless if you choose the right provider. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack anytime at (603) 262-9293.

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Some Ways to Avoid the Spread of Mold in Your Amherst Business

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Some Ways to Avoid the Spread of Mold in Your Amherst Business If mold affects your business environment, the damage can spread quickly. Contact SERVPRO for containment and remediation services.

Commercial Mold Remediation Experts in Amhurst Stress the Importance of Containment

If a slow water leak ever develops inside your Amhurst distribution center, unnoticeable problems can occur. If organic materials inside your place of business stay wet for more than two days, it is possible that you will need a professional commercial mold remediation company like SERVPRO. A fungus only needs an environment with normal room temperatures, an organic food source, and moisture to thrive. Over time fungi can grow bigger and bigger and potentially cause more damage to your warehouse. Once microbes activate inside a structure, commercial mold remediation becomes necessary to prevent future issues.
 
Once a fungus forms, it builds structures called hyphae that release reproductive spores into the air that can contaminate areas throughout the building. Our SERVPRO team knows that one major part of commercial mold remediation in Amherst is to inhibit spores from causing fungi to form in other areas than the initial source. The key to accomplishing this is to contain the affected area. The first step to any fungal mitigation project is to build a containment chamber around the part of your warehouse that is contaminated so that no spores or hazardous dust particles created during the work process gets put in the building's airflow system.
 
We know that being in the distribution business requires a clean environment because items are constantly coming in and out of the center and they travel to many different areas. Packages that get contaminated by hazardous particles could cause extensive liability for your business. Anytime a problem with fungi occurs inside your distribution center it is important that we work quickly so that none of your packages or things coming in and out get affected. We also take extra measures to help make sure that all of your packaging and sorting equipment stays unaffected by contaminants.
 
Once any contaminated sections of your distribution center get properly contained with chambers made out of heavy-duty plastic, we begin removing any materials that got affected by the fungi. If you ever happen to notice microbial contamination at one of your company's distribution facilities, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 any day of the week.

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Merrimack Homeowners and SERVPRO Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipe

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Merrimack Homeowners and SERVPRO Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipe Why Suffer Frozen Pipe Damage and Water Loss in Merrimack? Call SERVPRO

Water Damage Cleanup from Frozen Pipes in Your Merrimack Home

Freezing temperatures have already set in for Merrimack homeowners, and with that drop comes substantial threats to the property without the appropriate precautions. Frozen pipes can swell and burst, causing significant damage to your home until you can get the supply stopped and professional restoration technicians called in to help clean up the mess and dry up the saturated elements.

While many Merrimack homeowners do not consider the persistent threat of water damage from frozen pipes, it affects many homes throughout our service area every year. Most often, the cause of this phenomenon is a lack of insulation on exposed pipes susceptible to the steep temperature drops. Without this protection and warmth provided to the plumbing, water can freeze quickly in the right conditions and damage the pipes, disconnect them at the joints, or cause them to burst entirely.

When an emergency like this occurs, a homeowner wants an understanding that calling in professionals means efficient service from a knowledgeable staff of trained technicians. With our SERVPRO team, you get our experienced crew of IICRC-certified water restoration specialists arriving with the full measure of extraction, drying, and plumbing repair equipment necessary to thwart the spread of damage throughout your home.

As a franchise that also offers licensed contracting work to our customers, you can appreciate the comprehensive approach to not only stopping the spread and continued damage from the present water through the affected areas, but a team of professionals with the expertise to fix the broken or compromised plumbing as well. This service can prevent you seeking secondary assistance that can delay the critical mitigation and restoration work that needs to happen to your home.

Frozen pipes might not happen to everyone, but when it happens in your home, you can trust in the experienced technicians we send to your aid to do what is necessary to repair the plumbing and restore your home entirely. Whenever disaster strikes, reach out to our SERVPRO of Merrimack rapid response team 24/7 by calling (603) 262-9293.

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Merrimack Fire Damaged Homes Do Need Odor Removal and Restoration--Contact SERVPRO

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Merrimack Fire Damaged Homes Do Need Odor Removal and Restoration--Contact SERVPRO Call SERVPRO to Remove Odors after a Fire in Your Merrimack Home

Drying Out and Deodorization are Essential Parts of Fire Damage Mitigation in Merrimack

Performing mitigation services to help restore damaged homes in Merrimack includes different approaches to the harm a home or business sustains. Two of these steps focus on the secondary results from the event.
 
Merrimack homes that sustain fire damage often end up with standing water and the presence of foul odors. Both of these problems require mitigation, in addition to the extraction of fire-damaged materials and belongings. SERVPRO technicians must remove all of the water used in extinguishing the flames, and also destroy the odors that pervade a residence after a fire. Smells come from the soot that spread, burnt materials, and the water, as well. Steam produced when water hits anything burning also creates a powerful odor by carrying pungent particulates.
 
We use machines that efficiently pull water out of your home by eliminating water vapor and moisture from the air and absorbent materials. Fans, desiccant machines, and moisture-trapping heated extraction units restore normal dry conditions quickly. Removing such moisture keeps areas of your residence that remained directly unaffected by fire damage from sustaining damage from the water. Microbial infestation and other secondary water damage types can occur in homes that do not receive such desiccation treatments after fire damage.
 
Air scrubber, outfitted with HEPA and charcoal filters remove still-airborne soot particles, keeping the air clean and odor-free while we work. Restoration of a healthy indoor air quality is crucial for the well-being of occupants. These machines further protect a home after fire damage from the additional risk of exposure to mold spores that quickly flourish after exposure to water used in firefighting efforts. To finish odor control efforts, we often choose to use thermal fogging for its strength in penetrating areas directly invaded by smoke during a fire. We use agents that bind chemically to soot particles and make them too heavy to re-enter the home's air currents and become noticed as bad odors. During the actual work, we can also place hydroxyl generators to neutralize foul odors.
 
SERVPRO of Merrimack works with residents in Mt. Vernon and Milford, also, in mitigating fire damage in homes and other residential properties. Contact us to help restore your dwelling by calling (603) 262-9293. Our service line is answered 24/7 throughout the year.

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Is Mold Being Stored in Your Merrimack Attic

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Is Mold Being Stored in Your Merrimack Attic Attics have an ideal environment for mold. Inspect your attic regularly and call SERVPRO at the first sign on mold.

Contending with a Moldy Attic in Your Merrimack Property

With the winter setting in around your Merrimack home soon, preparing for more massive snowfalls and the damage they could impose on your property is a wise venture. Your roof is particularly susceptible to the collection of snow, which could ultimately exceed the weight and support limitations of this defensive structure. When a roof becomes compromised, moisture and water flow can penetrate the vulnerable points to cause interior damage like mold growth.

A disturbing reality about mold damage in your Merrimack attic is that many homeowners do not know about the problem until it spreads to affect more areas in the floors below. By this point, the organism has spread readily throughout the attic space and likely caused significant damages to the structural elements and contents stored in this space. You need a team of professionals that can arrive quickly with the right equipment to remove the growth and begin to return your property to the pre-mold condition.

With the severity of a discovery of mold growth on your property, having a team of professionals available whenever disaster strikes is critical to minimizing the time it takes to restore and remediate the conditions. Our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians have the IICRC certifications and experience to make short work of mold growth in your home, and we are available 24 hours a day to help you.

Ultimately resolving mold growth in the attic of your home relies on our SERVPRO technicians and our equipment to eliminate excessive moisture, locate the source of the damage, and keep the mold from spreading to new areas while removal techniques get employed. We utilize tools like our dehumidifiers and air movers to draw out the moisture and remove it from the area. Our professionals can spray unaffected and lightly affected surfaces with antimicrobial solutions developed in SERVPRO labs to prevent further growth and spread.

Overcoming mold damage in the attic space of your home is not something that you can face on your own, but our SERVPRO of Merrimack professionals can help you. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (603) 262-9293.

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When A Flood Damages Your Amherst Home, You Need Our Team Of Specialists To Help!

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When A Flood Damages Your Amherst Home, You Need Our Team Of Specialists To Help! You can trust that when you contact us at (603) 262-9293, you are getting a knowledgeable crew who also cares about you and your safety.

Flood Damage Cleanup For Your Property In Amherst

Flooding in Amherst from heavy rainfall can cause local streams and creeks to overflow, flooding roads, properties, and even homes. The heavy winds that usually accompany these storms can uproot trees, causing even more significant damage. If your home has experienced flooding, it is something you need professional help with quickly once the storms subside.

Flood damage cleanup for your Amherst home is something that needs to be done in a timely fashion to prevent further issues but also needs to be done safely. At SERVPRO, our staff is trained to be able to restore your home and possessions without risk to your family or our workers. The proper safety equipment helps us to do so.

When your home has floodwaters invade it, there may be potential hazards we need to be careful of so we can keep everyone safe. Personal protective equipment is available to all workers on site to ensure safe working conditions.

SERVPRO techs wear gloves to protect hands from absorbing substances or getting contaminated with microorganisms. The kind of glove can be selected based on its ability to protect against the hazards and conditions of the work environment. When certain materials cannot be restored, demolition is needed. We might also need to expose trapped and hidden moisture. Heavy-duty gloves help protect hands during the demolition and removal of structural materials.

Eye protection is worn to protect from punctures from flying particles or burns from corrosive substances. If extensive mold growth has occurred, mold spores can infect the eyes, so we wear full-face respirators or goggles. Head protection is also needed if there is any danger of falling objects or confined spaces. Hard hats are regularly inspected to ensure the shell and suspension system are in good condition.

We also use rubber boots to protect from electrical hazards or coming into contact with harmful substances. Boots can be equipped with steel shanks for the ball of the foot, steel soles for the whole sole, or steel toes.

We are also careful in flood situations to ensure the power is turned off. Various kinds of circuit testers are available, and we can use one to tell whether a circuit is grounded and protected by a GFCI.

At SERVPRO of Merrimack, one of our main priorities is keeping you, your family, and our workers safe during a flood situation at your home in Amherst, Milford, or Mt. Vernon. You can trust that when you contact us at (603) 262-9293, you are getting a knowledgeable crew who also cares about you and your safety.

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