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Efficient Fire Damage Assistance in Merrimack

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician wearing a PPE suit Our SERVPRO crew has the protection and equipment to handle fire damage restoration in Merrimack.

Merrimack Residents Can Trust SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damaged homes call for skill and precision when cleaning and restoring to ensure the best results. However, Merrimack homeowners also face tremendous stress and a sense of loss from any items lost in the fire. SERVPRO is here to make it easier for you to regain your life once a fire breaks out. Whether there is a house fire or your commercial property suffered damage, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Once you experience fire damage in Merrimack, a quick call to our office will mobilize our Green Fleet filled with all the necessary equipment and tools to restore your property to pre-fire condition whenever possible. We offer 24-hour emergency service because we realize the sooner we arrive to begin fire assessment and mitigation, the more chance there is of reducing fire damage and saving you money. You can also count on us to arrive within hours of your call!

What is the SERVPRO Difference?

Rather than leaving your property to chance with DIY restoration and cleanup, you will have IICRC-certified technicians at the ready to get to work. Our professionals have been through the whole gamut of training, including continual education, to ensure we give our area clients nothing but the best. Some of the team members you may see at your property during house fire cleanup  include:

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) – ready to address all charred debris, stubborn soot, and specialized cleaning techniques.
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians (UFT) - can handle even the most delicate materials as they work to salvage items whenever possible. 
  • Odor Control Technicians (OCT) – trained to use odor counteractants, specialized equipment, and cleaning agents to rid your property of foul, stubborn smoke odors.
  • Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) – ensure that all water and moisture from extinguishing the blaze gets addressed to keep secondary damage and mold from developing.

Having the Proper Tools and Equipment Makes All the Difference!

A team is only as good as the tools they have to execute the job, which is why we stock up all of our vehicles with the latest equipment for fire and smoke restoration. Some of the pieces that you may see the SERVPRO team using at your Merrimack property include:

  • Thermal Fogging Equipment – This equipment uses solvent-based products that put out a dense fog. The fog consists of a deodorant solution that disperses in tiny particles to bond with odor-causing particulates in the space.
  • Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) Fogging Equipment – This equipment works with deodorizing agents, atomizing the liquid to put out a mist that quickly penetrates areas where odorous particulates travel. When necessary, this equipment is helpful for disinfectant and fungicide applications.

What About the Removal of Charred Materials?

Charred materials require removing and replacing all new materials in many fire situations. Using controlled demolition methods, trusted contractors dispose of unsalvageable materials like drywall, baseboards, carpeting, and other elements. Once everything gets replaced, everything gets finished off to make it “Like it never even happened.”

When it comes to content cleaning, we carefully inspect all items to determine how they can get restored.

  • All items get logged using our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), so there is a detailed inventory.
  • Everything gets put into a non-salvageable, salvageable, or questionable category.
  • Pretesting also gets done to help us determine the restorability – we work outward from the source of damage.

Get your daily life back to normal faster when you have SERVPRO of Merrimack helping with fire damage at your property. Give us a phone call at (603) 262-9293, and we can dispatch our crew as soon as possible to begin the initial inspection and assessment.

Quality Water Damage Assistance in Merrimack

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

Drying mats on water damaged hardwood floor SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians in Merrimack have the knowledge and equipment for every size water damage restoration service needed for your home

SERVPRO Helps Merrimack Residents in Need of Water Damage Restoration

Water disasters in your Merrimack home or office are never easy to deal with, especially without the right equipment and planning in place. SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified water restoration technicians take the hassle and stress out of water removal services, repair, and reconstruction - helping get back to life as usual. We’re Faster to any Size Disaster – ready to deal with broken pipes, floodwater, faulty appliance leaks, and beyond.

With advanced inspection, extractions, and drying equipment, we are here to address your water damage in Merrimack. Not only are we a trusted leader in the restoration field, but being locally owned and operated means that all emergencies hit home with our team. Let us help you to restore your property, making it “Like it never even happened.”

We are Getting it Done Right the First Time with our Proven Restoration Processes

All water-related emergencies are slightly different, so unique solutions are best to get the right results. However, our general process for emergency services water damage remains the same, including the following steps:

  • Initial contact
  • Assessment and damage inspection
  • Water removal services
  • Dehumidification and drying
  • Cleaning and repair (with controlled demolition, as needed)
  • Restoration 

Our Green Fleet to the Rescue

Part of the beauty of having skilled technicians on the job is that we always arrive with the right tools and equipment for each project. Our goal is to always return items and areas with water damage to pre-event conditions. We do this with the help of:

  • Powerful extractors and submersible pumps
  • Light wand or carpet extractors
  • Rovers (ride-on extractors)
  • Air movers and industrial fans
  • Dehumidification (refrigerant, desiccant)
  • Drying mats (injectidry systems)
  • Specialized cleaning agents and deodorizers

There is no job too big or small, and we have equipment at the ready at any given time so that we can get started as soon as possible in any emergency from flooding to burst pipes at large-scale facilities. We have thousands of pieces of equipment waiting at our warehouse, which means we are powered up with the resources necessary to get the job done in a fraction of the time of DIY. 

Does SERVPRO Save Money with Prompt Restoration Service?

The great thing about the restore versus replace mentality is it saves our customers time and money. We arrive fast to begin water cleanup, offering better results, thus lowering claim costs overall. Here’s how we can save you money on your Merrimack water damage call:

  • The use of specialized equipment to locate hidden moisture, including meters, sensors, and Thermo-hygrometers.
  • Emergency water mitigation to help minimize secondary property damage or the onset of mold and bacterial growth.
  • Specialized cleaning and restoration, including handling priceless heirlooms, documents, and other delicate items.
  • Advanced drying techniques followed by careful monitoring ensure your property thoroughly gets dried.
  • Odor Control Technicians (OCT) to ensure no foul, musty odors get left behind – may include the use of ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers or thermal foggers.
  • Sanitizing all surface areas, making everything Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

Did You Know We Work with Your Insurance?

Are you looking to have a stress-free claims process after suffering from damage? Let SERVPRO help to ensure you have everything in order!

Never let water damage take hold within your property by letting it sit too long. Get in contact with our team at SERVPRO of Merrimack to have our Green Fleet deployed to your door within hours. Reach us by calling (603) 262-9293 for emergency response, 24/7.

Why Merrimack Residents Need Professional Mold Damage Help

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

Mold damage growing on a wall with wood studs Mold can grow inside walls. It just needs a moisture source. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold damage in your Merrimack home.

Safe, Effective Mold Damage Help When Merrimack Properties Need It

Any property can develop black mold, and many homeowners, property managers, and business owners may not realize it is there until the problem gets out of hand. Not only should you take the time to inspect various areas of your Merrimack property for this pesky fungi, but having a remediation plan in place is also extremely helpful. Rather than trying to attempt mold cleanup on your own, having trained technicians from SERVPRO handle it for you will be safer and a lot more effective.

Why worry about mold damage in Merrimack? Many people may not realize that mold can spread throughout their property in as little as 48 hours. 

Microscopic mold spores are all around us, naturally occurring indoors and out. Because of this, it is virtually impossible to remove all of it from homes and businesses thoroughly. This is why homeowners should never trust a company that claims they can remove mold – nor should you be trying DIY products you find in stores claiming to eradicate the spores. 

SERVPRO Mold Remediation to the Rescue!

With proper inspection and remediation services, you can drastically cut back on the spore count so that it gets to normal or ‘baseline’ levels. SERVPRO will never advertise removals or guarantee eradication. What we will always do is our best to work on cleanup and restoring your mold-damaged property to make it as it was before – “Like it never even happened.”

Think about the following should you suspect spores colonizing in your home:

  • Spores are microscopic, floating through the air and entering homes via windows, doors, HVAC systems, and even on you or your pets.
  • Spores thrive within moist surroundings and quickly colonize when exposed to water. 
  • It begins to thrive with enough moisture, the proper temperatures, and an organic food source.
  • Before remediation starts, SERVPRO addresses the source of the water or moisture issue. We do this to ensure the problem does not return.
  • You will often notice musty, strong odors that lead you to areas where spores may be colonizing.
  • Higher than average relative humidity (RH) may be the culprit, so try to keep indoor levels below 45%.

Handling Your Contents with Care 

Moisture issues and mold growth is not only destructive for your property, but your belongings may take a hit as well. Our technicians know how to navigate the structure for cleaning, but we also have specialized methods to handle things like:

  • Clothing
  • Furnishings
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Keepsakes, and more

Odor is a big part of the problem with any colonization issue. We have Odor Control Technicians (OCT) on our team, ready to identify and eliminate foul, musty odors that come from a mold infestation. 

How it Works

  • Containment procedures begin to help spread and isolate contaminated areas using negative air pressure and physical barriers.
  • Specialized air filtration equipment grabs microscopic spores from the air.
  • Our team uses powerful air scrubbers with HEPA filtration vacuums to keep spores from spreading during cleanup. 
  • Mold-infested materials deemed unsalvageable get removed and disposed of using a controlled demolition process.
  • Antimicrobial and antifungal treatments are used to clear colonies, keep new colonies from forming, and keep surfaces sanitized and Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Call SERVPRO of Merrimack when you need reliable, efficient assistance with mold damage cleanup. We are available 24-hours a day for both commercial and residential applications. Reach us by dialing (603) 626-9293.

Trusted Fire Damage Restoration Services for Residents of Milford

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

Big Fire Flames SERVPRO technicians respond quickly and act fast to restore your home after fire damage leaving it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Technicians Understand the Different Types of Fire Damage and the Procedures Needed to Clean Them

Cleaning up your property after experiencing a fire damage incident can be stressful since you might not have the right tools and expertise. As a resident of Milford, you must learn the various options when facing such an incident. One of the recommended steps is hiring professionals to restore and clean your property. You are advised to contact them as soon as the disaster strikes.

Communication is essential when dealing with fire damage incidents in Milford. That is why a licensed service provider like SERVPRO highlights the various steps it takes when restoring your property. The first thing that our technicians do is to analyze the type of fire and the level of the damage. The kind of damage is what determines the restoration procedure that we use to restore your property.

Before the restoration can start, we address the safety concerns of the site. Apart from checking whether there is any danger posed by the building's electrical system, we inspect whether the ceilings, walls, roofs, and other such areas are intact. Since the combustion process produces smoke and soot, we fully understand the theory of fire, and that helps us when choosing the proper procedures when doing the restoration.

Dependent on the residues that are left behind after the fire, we can decide to use fluids or air to remove them. If the residues are dry and loosely attached to the surface, then our IICRC-certified technicians might choose to vacuum the target area. When the residues have mixed with moisture and removing them by vacuuming is not possible, we can dissolve them using a cleaning agent and later flush and rinse the surface.

Once our SERVPRO team has cleaned your property, deodorization then follows to address any odors that might be present. We also dispose of the residues as per the local and state requirements.

SERVPRO of Merrimack is an experienced service provider that offers storm, water, fire, and mold damage restoration services. Call us at (603) 262-9293 to learn more about our professional services.

When Flood Damage Restoration Needs Special Equipment to Be Completed in Amherst

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

Flood by Stop Sign Call SERVPRO for Flood Damage Cleanup and Water Removal in Amherst

Standing Water Requires Special Removal and Drying Services

Torrential rainfalls are a common occurrence in Amherst during the rainy seasons. While they are a blessing in their own way, they can also cause significant losses to local homeowners. The resultant floods can sweep cars and other items away and even compromise the structural integrity of your home.

At SERVPRO, we have a team of highly experienced technicians trained explicitly for flood damage restoration projects in Amherst. Our tools and techniques are chosen according to IICRC guidelines, ensuring the cleanup process goes smoothly and efficiently. We aim to restore your property to its original state as best as possible, "Like it never even happened."

There are many pieces of flood damage restoration equipment required to complete the job correctly. This field is complex and takes a lot of expertise and technology to do right. Before entering the site, SERVPRO workers must wear special clothing to protect themselves. Additionally, we must bring tools and heavy equipment to remove moisture from the air and dry the interior.

Disinfectants and chemical cleaners are also helpful in flood damage restoration and moisture detection devices for spotting problem areas. In cases of severe water damage, SERVPRO technicians may use specific demolition tools to remove compromised materials quickly. These include axes and sledgehammers. In other cases, we may use a pressure washer to clean out the areas that sustained significant flood damage.

Natural floods can cause three types of flood damage. If the water comes from a sanitary source, it belongs to category 1 and does not require protective clothing most of the time. It is not common to have uncontaminated water post-flooding. If it has some contaminants, it is placed in category 2. The third category refers to any standing water that is thoroughly contaminated. In any case, it is always best to include protective clothing in a restoration equipment kit.

To this end, SERVPRO professionals use PPE (personal protective equipment) that consists of safety goggles, rubber boots, rubber gloves, full-body protective gear, and a respirator designed for areas with high moisture levels. The respirator, in particular, is essential because it prevents our technicians from inhaling airborne contaminants, such as mold, during the restoration process.

If you are in a flood damage situation, SERVPRO of Merrimack has covered you. We offer 24/7 emergency services to residents and neighboring towns to ease the stress of floods and other natural events. Call us today at (603) 262-9293.

The Most Effective Mold Removal Practice for Merrimack Homes

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on Wall We aim to restore your property as quickly as possible, “Like It Never Even Happened.”

Multiple Mold Removal Tactics Could Be Used 

There is no single method of effectively removing and remediating active mold colonies. Changes in conditions like the material, location, and environmental factors can play a part in choosing the most efficient option. Often, the choice in removal approaches comes down to three main choices:

  • Surface Cleaning
  • Abrasive Tactics
  • Controlled Demolition

The Advantage of Surface Cleaning

Mold removal in Merrimack homes utilizes the least invasive approaches possible. Surface cleaning is a fast and effective solution for mold in its earliest stages but fails to deliver effective results the longer that mold exposure is a concern. We have several antimicrobial and sporicidal products in our inventory that can eliminate spores on contact. These products can limit future mold infestations where applied.

When Are Aggressive Measures Needed?

Surface cleaning does not always remove the entire problem, however. In some situations, colonies have infested beyond the outermost surface layer. They must get removed using more abrasive measures like sanding for wood framing or media blasting for porous surface materials. Some of the materials put under air or water pressure to achieve this mold eradication can include:

  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Crushed walnuts
  • Corn cobs
  • Dry ice

Is the Material Beyond Saving?

Removing damaged materials is one of the final and most direct methods of managing mold in a household. Drywall is often compromised to the point of requiring controlled demolition. Removed materials are discarded safely, and the connected elements are thoroughly inspected and protected against colonization with antimicrobial inhibitors.

Mold is an underrated and underappreciated threat to homes and businesses, especially when the organisms can grow and spread over a long period. Our SERVPRO of Merrimack AMRT-Certified technicians have a fast response and knowledgeable approach to removing colonies and protecting the structure. Give us a call anytime at (603) 262-9293. 

Addressing the Cause and Effect of Mold in Amherst Homes

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

mold spores growing on a white wall When mold takes hold in your home, it’s time to bring in the professionals. Contact team SERVPRO to quickly assess the situation and formulate a plan.

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. 

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 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.

Handle Storm Flood Damage Cleanup Fast in Merrimack

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

water covering the tile floor of a kitchen Quick action is required to deal with the flooding situation in your home. Call our team 24/7 for water removal and drying efforts.

Merrimack Residents Trust SERVPRO for Reliable Flood Damage Help

New England weather can be unpredictable, so Merrimack residents could be in for heavy wind and rain whenever a significant storm rolls through. Not only does this mean the potential for a leaking roof from storms, but flash flooding could mean water coming in through your basement. This contaminated water can spell trouble whether you have a failed sump pump or do not have one installed. Luckily, SERVPRO is locally owned and operated, offering area residents peace of mind with 24/7 emergency service – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Flood damage in Merrimack is never a time to contemplate DIY. Skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) at SERVPRO know how to carefully assess your structure for risks while following best practices when dealing with contaminated flood water.

Know the hazards involved in storm flooded homes

Storm flooding in the area brings diverse risks for any homeowner that you need to avoid. Some of the essential things to keep in mind include:

  • Outside infrastructure damage, including downed power lines or poles
  • Waste and other contamination from sewage and animal fecal matter
  • Various industrial bi-products like medical waste, industrial chemicals, fuel, and household cleaners
  • Vermin (rodents, insects, etc.)
  • Damage to your home’s structural elements, including the foundation and supporting materials

Once we arrive at your door, we assess your property and the structure itself for any hazards. Our crew will treat the contaminated water with antimicrobials and suit up in personal protective equipment (PPE) for our safety.

We begin muck-out services to handle debris and silt while performing water removal services in tandem. Our powerful pumps and extractors can handle massive water levels and debris to facilitate the quick removal of water so that we can move into the drying phases. Along with water removal and drying, we perform controlled demolition to replace all unsalvageable materials. Then, surfaces get thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack whenever you require prompt assistance with storm flood damage. You can reach out to the customer care team at (603) 262-9293.

Can Water Damaged Documents be Restored in Merrimack?

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

wet pages of paper that are drying Document drying capability is necessary when mitigating a commercial water damage situation. Our trained technicians have the expertise to help.

Drying Records and Storage Contents in Your Merrimack Office

With so many offices fitting into smaller plaza properties throughout Merrimack, many owners have had to get creative with storage and hard copies of documentation. With groundwater and moisture being such a common issue with homes and commercial properties throughout the Northeast, storage of these documents and contents in basement areas can often lead to unexpected damages. Recovering from these effects requires a team of professionals adequately trained in the restoration of water-damaged documents and contents, which requires both specialized equipment and the experience of our trained IICRC-Certified restoration technicians.

Many business owners do not realize the ramifications or consequences of a wet basement until the water damage has spread throughout the entire Merrimack office space. Without the experience to successfully and entirely protect and dry damaged documents and paperwork, owners often do more harm than good to these affected contents. Our SERVPRO team has on-site and off-site solutions for recovering damaged records affected by a wet basement.

When our SERVPRO professionals first arrive at your plaza office building, we work quickly to identify the source of the moisture in the area. We must dry out the water damaged areas of your building and set up the appropriate approach to prevent the same situation from occurring again in the immediate future through sealing off vulnerabilities for moisture to penetrate the basement or identifying water leaks or breaks in plumbing moving through this portion of the building.

Freeze drying is an effective approach to completely removing moisture from affected records and documents without allowing them to become too badly damaged as they would with conventional cleaning approaches. With many of these documents getting written with pen ink, moisture can cause these words to bleed on the pages if the situation does not get addressed quickly. Best of all, we have the means of freeze drying with a mobile unit, ensuring that your documents do not have to leave the vicinity to get restored.

Quick drying damaged documents can be an effective means of protecting your records and documents damaged in basement storage when moisture and dampness get out of control. You can count on our SERVPRO of Merrimack professionals to make these damaging effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (603) 262-9293.

Start Your Rewarding SERVPRO Career with Us

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

male tech SERVPRO cleaning black wall Join the SERVPRO of Merrimack team for a great future

Ever since Kevin and Cynthia Lee first opened the doors of SERVPRO of Merrimack in 1998, they have strived to provide a genuinely customer-driven experience. We train all of our team members to focus on customer satisfaction. We can show this by answering questions, addressing customer concerns, and prioritizing the homeowner's comfort during an emergency. These are not skills to be taught; this is the type of culture we are inspiring in our ranks when our restoration technicians get out and serve in the communities they share with the customer.

More than a Restoration Company

We have found that the more our production technicians and management become involved in the events of the communities and their organizations, the more driven they are to help when disasters strike. We are a reputable name throughout Merrimack and its surrounding areas because of our continued involvement in awareness drives and events like Walk for Cancer, the American Red Cross, and efforts to help veterans and the homeless struggling in our city. We want those that join our SERVPRO of Merrimack team to embody a passion for the region and its history like we do, wanting to help even beyond the limitations of residential and commercial restoration solutions.

Becoming Part of the Whole

SERVPRO as a whole represents more than 1700 brands across North America. However, Merrimack's branch is part of a small group owned and operated by Kevin and Cynthia Lee with a tight-knit team of industry professionals to help properties when disasters strike. We are always looking to increase our roster with quality candidates, as our brand and individual franchises only succeed with a continued dedication to training and bringing up the future of the restoration industry. Hires can expect:

  • Competitive restoration industry wages
  • Top-tier equipment and training
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Employee appreciation events 
  • Retirement
  • Incentives and bonuses

Grow As a Restoration Service Provider

We understand the value of developing talent and retaining it. We are only as successful as we have been since the turn of the century because of our investments and drive to keep employees happy with their working situation and train them to be franchise leaders. We promote from within, making the available training and accreditation courses valuable for those looking to rise above entry-level production technician positions.

Join Our Team

SERVPRO of Merrimack is currently seeking qualified candidates for:

Crew Chief: This management position oversees production technicians and active restoration jobs throughout the city. The candidate would be comfortable managing personnel, acquiring needed equipment, and taking necessary steps with the customer, insurance provider, SERVPRO staff, and other third parties to continue driving a restoration project forward.

Production Technician: The bulk of the restoration industry force we present to homes and businesses. Candidates will be trained in restoration niches to become qualified personnel for cleaning, restoration, repairs, and content management/inventory.

Interested in available positions? Reach out by emailing your resume to klee@SERVPROnashua.com or calling our office at (603) 262-9293.