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Why You Really Need SERVPRO’s Expert Technicians When Dealing with Storm Damage in Amherst

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

flooded residential area Quick action on your part after flooding can really pay off! Contact Team SERVPRO immediately for water removal and remediation services.

Getting Over Flood Damage in Amherst 

After a flood, the cleanup tends to be overwhelming, and knowing how to handle the remnants of the floodwater and debris is crucial when it comes to mitigating further damage within your home. As the floodwater recedes, it leaves behind silt and debris, possibly containing disease-causing organisms and potentially dangerous chemical contaminants.  Left unattended, there is potential for extensive damage to the structure of your home and the contents, including deterioration of the drywall and upholstered items. If not dealt with quickly, the microorganisms left behind in the wreckage may also cause future health issues.  

If you find your home with flood damage in Amherst, the certified professionals at SERVPRO are readily available to assist with the post-flood cleanup and restoration process. We understand that cleanup needs to happen in a timely matter to ensure the least amount of damage as possible. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Flood water is considered black water (category 3 water) and is unsanitary. Cleanup and disinfecting after black water contamination requires strict safety precautions and compliance with OSHA standards on workplace safety. Carpet contaminated by black water may need to be replaced, although restoration is the goal for the SERVPRO team. Extra care is taken with any valuable area rugs using a four-step process; cleaning, soaking in biocides to kill dangerous organisms, re-cleaning and then drying the rug. 

Many typical household cleaners are antimicrobial; however, they often do not kill the fungi and bacteria typically found in a flood situation. SERVPRO technicians use specialized cleaners, including phenolic disinfectants and chlorine. The alcohol in phenolic disinfectants ensures effectiveness in killing bacteria and fungi found in floodwater. The bleach in chlorine acts as a germicide against bacteria, viruses, and mold making it a powerful microbial cleaner for use in floodwater. Technicians consider each specific situation when creating a restoration and cleanup plan. 

SERVPRO quickly comes into a flood-damaged home and removes contents from the floor, flood cuts the drywall where necessary to effectively dry the structure, and uses cleaning agents and specialized equipment to clean and dry the storm impacted areas. 

SERVPRO of Merrimack makes it "Like it never even happened." Contact us at: (603) 262-9293 for assistance 24/7.

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Some Warning Signs of Fire Damage Issues in Milford

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

fire and smoke on electric wire plug in indoor, electric short circuit Whether the fire damage stems from an electrical issue or started in a different way, team SERVPRO has you covered.  Call today.

Get The Fire Damage Restoration You Need In Milford

Something that no homeowner expects to happen is a fire, but this is often an unfortunate and tragic event. Few emergencies are as catastrophic and costly as a house fire, but it can help to hire trained professionals to assist with the restoration process. 

To address fire damage in Milford, you can trust our team at SERVPRO. We have trained restoration professionals that work hard to clean the soot and smoke left behind after a fire. Rather than immediately removing your walls and other materials, we formulate a plan to do our best to clean everything using a range of tools, agents, and trusted methods. 

Surface Cleaning

Spraying and wiping most surfaces is often the first order of business when our SERVPRO technicians start the cleanup process. Water or cleaning agents can be used to help break down any fire damage residues that are left behind. Another option is foam cleaning on materials where the color could run, including drapes, curtains, and upholstery. 

Absorption Cleaning

In the event that there are items in the home that are too fragile to be cleaned with water or cleaners that are solvent-based, absorption techniques can be used. SERVPRO technicians put down a layer of fine powder that helps to absorb and pull up residue so that it can be vacuumed away without causing surface damage. The same cleaning powder is also beneficial for use on porous surfaces, including marble, concrete, and brick.

Immersion Cleaning

Whenever fragility or color fastness is not an issue, our technicians can immerse items in an ultrasonic cleaning tank that helps to break down residues for easier removal. This tool uses sound waves to create agitation that forces bubbles over surfaces and throughout woven fabrics. Due to the nature of the immersion cleaning process, it is usually used after all other cleaning methods are exhausted. 

These and other methods are waiting whenever you need help with fire damage restoration. To set a team into action, give us a call at SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. We can send our technicians out to your location as soon as possible to get started.

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How SERVPRO Uses Direct Heat to Help Dry Water Damaged Merrimack Homes

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

significant water damage on ceiling and walls A pipe burst in the ceiling and caused significant damage below. We were able to restore this home and make it, "Like it never even happened."

Direct Heat Benefits Efficient Drying in Merrimack Homes  

During the winter months, Merrimack homes become very susceptible to water loss incidents. In many cases, drops in temperature can expose inadequate insulation on plumbing fixtures. Addressing these concerns as they happen can often fall to the fast response and reliable results of our SERVPRO team. We have effective practices for efficient drying after water losses, and choosing these strategies can save our customers time and money.  

Specific tools available in our arsenal help to maximize drying and evaporative efforts against water damage in Merrimack homes. Electric heaters are vital to drying and restoration, especially in the worst of the winter months. There are multiple benefits to the use of direct heating functions that can get positioned at specific surfaces, fixtures, and structural elements.  

One of the first advantages of the use of direct electric heating units is the impact that these devices can have on the surfaces. With substantial water loss incidents like bursting pipes in the winter months, heating units can increase the temperature of specific positions on the saturated materials to speed up the drying process. Warmer temperatures promote faster evaporation of trapped moisture and water.  

Portable electric heaters also present the ability to help make the house more comfortable for our customers or our technicians throughout the restoration process. Harsh winter conditions can disable power to properties, which can lead to pipes bursting from dropping indoor temperatures. Our SERVPRO team can provide a trailered generator to utilize portable power to dry your home and heat it throughout this challenging time. Because these larger generators can provide substantial power, we can run larger heating units for the house along with direct electric heaters to increase drying productivity.  

The winter months can often spell disaster for many area homes falling susceptible to cold snaps that can freeze and burst water lines. Our SERVPRO of Merrimack team has sophisticated equipment and technologies to help maximize drying efforts and make water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (603) 262-9293. 

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Are Sump Pumps the Best for Damage in a Merrimack Store?

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

Wood counter of a store with the store shelves in the background. Water damage is nothing to play with, SERVPRO will walk you through every bit of the damage.

Let SERVPRO break down what your Merrimack store needs after water damage.

With a sprawling commercial property like a department store in Merrimack, substantial water loss incidents can quickly spread to affect a wide area of the building. As troublesome as this might seem, fast response to the emergency can limit the irreparable effect on your stock in the store and the possibility of restoring flooring and other shelving fixtures rather than tearing them out and letting our general contractors replace them. 

Many extraction tools can help in interior flooding scenarios where water removal for Merrimack department stores is vital. We strive to provide the best equipment for every disaster, and in many cases, the ideal tool for standing water loss incidents in your store is electric portable submersible pumps. These lightweight units boast a quiet, continual draw of standing water to a designated discharge point, allowing our SERVPRO team to gain control of a widespread water loss emergency effectively. However, sump pumps might not always be the best – or only – extraction equipment necessary to get the job done. 

Depth

While you can look to sump pumps to be a reliable option for any depth above two inches, even this small depth can still leave a substantial amount of water that air movers and dehumidifiers could spend weeks attempting to dry out. Instead, once down to the level where sump pumps can lose their prime, our SERVPRO technicians can switch to wet-vacs and light wands to remove the rest of the surface water. 

Material 

While standing water, in general, can be addressed by the portable electric pump, oversaturation of carpeting in the primary shopping areas of your store cannot get absorbed by this popular option. Instead, our professionals utilize weighted ride-on extraction units that can move consistently through the area. This approach is even more effective if our team can move racks of clothing, standalone shelves, and tables to other unaffected areas of the store to allow unhindered access for moisture removal.  

Your department store can need many things to look and feel like it did before the water loss incident, and our SERVPRO of Merrimack team is here to help. We have sophisticated equipment and drying tools to make water losses “Like it never even happened” when you call (603) 262-9293.

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Addressing the Cause and Effect of Mold in Amherst Homes

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Corner of a closet with the drywall covered in mold Kick Mold out of your house with help from SERVPRO.

Here to Help with Mold Remediation in Your Home

There is not an infinite amount of causes for mold growth and colonization, but present moisture and dampness can increase the likelihood for your Amherst home. As much as you might expect this situation to resolve itself, this is rarely, if ever, a probability. In most cases, the circumstances can worsen to the point of threatening the health and wellbeing of those most closely exposed to the active colonization. 

Over the years, we have managed to help countless residents with our mold remediation in Amherst properties. Our fast and confident response in their time of need helps to reduce the spread and severity of these conditions and helps our team to understand the cause and catalyst of the colonies better. Once you have reached out to our emergency response line, our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT), accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), can get to work. 

As premier restorers that have been proudly serving the area for many years, we understand that our job does not end with just removing mold colonies. We do, however, have advanced equipment and potent products to accomplish this. With our soda and media blasting, we can remove colonies from surfaces without damaging a substrate, we have controlled demolition techniques, and we have access to effective antimicrobial solutions and mold inhibitors. 

We do not remove active colonization without also looking for the cause of the moisture and dampness in the area leading to the spread of the organism. Whether this mold is found in the basement after persistent hydrostatic pressure inevitably gets through foundation walls into the lower levels of your home or ice damming on the roof that can lead to attic moisture – we can work with our customers to determine a cause and to help resolve this for the immediate future. We have a team of general contractors in-house that can make any necessary construction repairs and renovations to prevent recurrences happen seamlessly. 

Mold does not have to be a destructive presence in your home, especially with the fast and confident response you can expect from our SERVPRO of Merrimack team. Give us a call anytime that you discover mold in your home at (603) 262-9293.

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We Are Available Day Or Night In Amherst

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying equipment drying the floors in this home Water damage effected the unfinished ceiling and insulation puddling to the basement concrete floor. We had the drying equipment necessary.

Quick, Effective, and Friendly Local Amherst Water Removal Services

Many potential situations could happen in your Amherst home that may lead to needing professional water removal services. It is nothing to be ashamed of; it happens to many people every day. Accidents happen. What is important is how you quickly you can respond to the water damage. After all, it is imperative to clean up a spill of any kind swiftly to avoid future problems. 

Imagine a scenario where the sink in your bathroom suddenly begins to leak and leaves your home in desperate need of local Amherst water removal services. It is essential to know where the water shut-off is in your home, in case a situation like this was ever to occur. Imagine how much worse the standing water in your bathroom would be if it took you significant time to turn off the water. 

Promptly calling for professional help is also important to prevent other problems from occurring, such as the growth of a mold colony. At SERVPRO, we understand how imperative it is to arrive at your home in a timely manner. For this reason, we can gather a team of our highly certified water damage restoration technicians (WRT) and send them to your location as quickly as possible. Our technicians use advanced equipment and can walk you through the process of remediation step by step, keeping you informed the entire time we work in your home. 

Once inside of your home, our SERVPRO WRT could quickly bring wet/dry vacuums and extractors to your bathroom to clean up the standing water damage. You may think that our job might be done once the puddle is gone, but that isn't necessarily true. To help ensure that water damage doesn't set in, SERVPRO can use dehumidifiers, heaters, and air movers to ensure that any excess moisture in your bathroom is removed, especially from the floor tiles. Once finished, we can return your bathroom to you, "Like it never even happened." 

If an accident leaves your home in need of water removal services, never wait. Reach out for SERVPRO of Merrimack by calling (603) 262-9293. No matter the time of day or night, we're ready to help. 

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Become Familiar With Signs of Merrimack Flood Damage

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

frozen vertical copper pipes When pipes freeze and burst, sometimes the damage is hidden behind walls until it’s evident. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Cleaning Up After Frozen Pipe Burst Flooding in Merrimack

Even though pipe leaks and bursts that can occur in Merrimack homes is a clean water incident, there are many ways that it can leave your property desperately needing extensive cleaning after drying completes. Reaching the point where cleaning practices can be useful is a challenge in itself, as many steps are necessary, including both the repair of your damaged plumbing lines, the extraction of standing water, and the thorough drying of all affected surfaces and materials.

Because there are instances in which controlled demolition can be more cost-effective than the time it takes to dry out and restore certain materials, frozen pipes flood cleanup in Merrimack homes is not the same from one job to the next. We strive to provide our customers with a comprehensive approach to restoration and recovery, including the repair of their damaged plumbing and any controlled demolition/build back that might be necessary to return a property to preloss condition. Between our SERVPRO water restoration technicians and general contractors, we can effectively make frozen pipe flooding “Like it never even happened.”

Extraction and drying are vital elements to the recovery of a damaged home, and we have numerous tools and technologies that can help in this regard. From our portable sump pumps to our selection of dehumidifiers and air movers capable of drying out affected materials, we can quickly regain control of a devastating situation. Certain materials that can become saturated in the flooding process, however, are challenging to restore with these drying practices. Wood trim and portions of drywall are an excellent example of this.

Cleaning up after interior flooding involves cleaning up the debris that controlled demolition can leave behind, but also the clearing of residues and other films present on exposed surfaces. We have potent cleaning products, including both disinfectants and antimicrobial options, to reduce the promotion of mold or fungal threats.

No matter how quickly frozen water lines can damage your home, our SERVPRO of Merrimack team can help with effective cleaning, drying, and reconstruction efforts. Give us a call anytime you need us at (603) 262-9293.
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Our Certified Technicians Have The Experience To Service Your Amherst Home

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

A wall in a home covered in mold We will restore your home to pre-damage condition, our experts will use advanced mold remediation equipment. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

How We Train for Mold Remediation in Amherst Homes 

Addressing mold growth in your Amherst home should not be something that you leave to chance or to the inexperienced handymen that you might designate for other repairs and upkeep. As tempting as it might be to save yourself some money and work on removing mold colonies yourself, many lack the expertise and extensive training available to our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) obtaining their endorsements through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) 

Choosing among the professional teams in the area might not be as challenging as you might think, as many have built their names on false claims like mold removal instead of mold remediation for Amherst properties. We have an honest approach to the way that we do business, and our SERVPRO professionals cannot and do not remove all mold from your home, because mold spores exist naturally in nearly every environment. These microorganisms only become a threat when dampness feeds these spores and allows them to root themselves into organic materials in the immediate area. 

While the process takes up to 72 hours to complete, mold damage can often go unnoticed in its earliest stages, leaving homeowners contending with a much more substantial situation once colonies eventually get discovered. The education of our technicians involves the best approaches for removing active colonization, including our line of potent antimicrobial solutions, media blasting, sanding, and lastly, controlled demolition. Removing colonization is only part of the solution, however. 

Our technicians must also address the moisture and dampness concerns that allowed for mold organism production in the first place. Between our team of general contractors and our experienced SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), we can provide immediate solutions to dampness and moisture concerns, including plumbing repair, reconstruction, and rapid drying for lingering water loss effects. 

Because our technicians pursue an extensive training and educational path to obtain their AMRT certifications through the IICRC, we can offer a fast, confident, and knowledgeable response when mold gets discovered in your home. You can count on our SERVPRO of Merrimack remediators to help by calling (603) 262-9293.

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Why SERVPRO is the First Choice for Water Cleanup in Amherst Offices

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipmen being used in long hallway We have the equipment and know-how to remove water from your office. Call us today!

Trust SERVPRO When Your Amherst Office Space Needs Water Cleanup Services

A burst pipe could leave several of your Amherst office cubical spaces in dire need of water cleanup services. After all, a flooded office is no ideal space to get your job done. In fact, working is practically impossible.

Getting in touch with local Amherst water cleanup services is imperative for your office for more reasons than just not being able to do any work. Ruined computers and endangered physical files can back up your work for months and leave your clientele with no other choice but to look elsewhere for business. Furthermore, relocating your employees to another office space for a significant time can become quite expensive for your business. When water damage hits your property, quick response times can make the difference for your business, clientele, and employees.

Similarly, here at SERVPRO, we also believe in quick response times. No matter when your business needs our help, we work around your schedule. If the flooding in your office happens at 1 AM, we can be there as soon as possible, and be ready to remediate your property.

SERVPRO can start with removing any unsalvageable material, and we can create a log of lost items as we work to make an insurance claim easier for you. To clean up the water from the broken pipe upstairs, our highly trained technicians could use a few different advanced technological devices. We could use devices such as wet/dry vacuums and extractors to remove the puddled water.

Finally, should there be any water damaged drywall or floorboards, SERVPRO can remove them and dispose of them for you, putting them out for local pickup. We always want to ensure that the structure of your property is as dry as possible, so the chances of mold damage occurrence are meager. Once finished, we could return your office space to you, "Like it never even happened."

Whenever you need professional water cleanup services, never wait for help. Speak with SERVPRO of Merrimack by dialing (603) 262-9293. Day or night, our technicians are ready to keep the damage at bay.

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The Water Damage Remediation Mystery in Amherst Revealed

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged basement with bikes Water damage can quickly affect the structure of your home. Contact our certified SERVPRO team for water removal services.

Debris Removal and Cleaning after Water Loss in Amherst Homes

Structural damage is an unfortunate effect of substantial water loss incidents, and cleaning up these disasters in your Amherst home requires focused techniques. Clearing residues and removing damaged construction materials is a critical component to making loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Our team can identify problematic areas and materials that require replacement during our thorough inspection of the property when we first arrive.

The inspection and assessment of your property can help us to determine the best equipment, personnel, and products for water cleanup in Amherst homes. This assessment helps our SERVPRO professionals to formulate the best recovery plan tailored specifically to your house and the migration of water loss effects.

Saturation is one of the gravest concerns for our professionals, as we must identify the full scope of moisture damage to all affected materials and areas of the property. Lingering dampness can facilitate mold growth and amplify the spread and severity of other hazardous effects that could result from prolonged moisture exposure.

We have a full team of contracting specialists that can work alongside our certified water restorers to begin controlled demolition on affected surfaces throughout your home. From flood cuts in drywall to the removal of saturated carpeting, we have a full division of our SERVPRO team dedicated to safely removing damaged materials and reinstalling. Flood cuts and removed materials allow for more direct access with drying tools like our air movers, dehumidifiers, and the Injecti-Dry System.

Water exposure can leave residues and a film on surfaces that must get addressed, even if the material itself can remain installed. Our technicians have a great line of cleaning products that can remove these residues from surfaces, regardless of the type. We have chlorine-based cleansers for hard material like tile that is unlikely to become discolored by the composition of the cleaner. We also have many botanical-based options that have a more pleasant scent but do not compromise on strength and versatility.

Several steps must happen after a water loss incident to bring your home back to its original condition. Our SERVPRO of Merrimack team has the experience and equipment to handle these steps. Give us a call whenever you need us at (603) 262-9293.

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