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Water Restoration Companies Providing Services in Merrimack

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work in basement SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced with water restoration services of any size. We have the man power and equipment that is needed.

Why is a fast response to a water leak so crucial for water restoration in Merrimack?

During a water leak, many clients focus on controlling the leak and mopping up the excess water. Water is easily absorbed by hygroscopic materials, such as particleboard and wallboard. These materials must also be dried quickly before permanent damage occurs.

SERVPRO provides fast water restoration response times to residential homes in Merrimack and surrounding towns. We are on hand 24 hours/day and seven days/week with a response time of fewer than 4 hours from your initial call. 

We can save materials with a high hygroscopic factor by drying them quickly and correctly before damage occurs. SERVPRO is a premier company and a top choice by our clients who need a fast response to water leaks requiring restoration.

Some examples of materials that absorb water quickly and can be dried correctly, avoiding permanent damage, include:

  • Carpet
  • Underpad
  • Upholstery
  • Gypsum wallboard
  • Particleboard
  • Un-faced insulation

Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack for water restoration services for companies in Merrimack and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 262-9293.

Flood Damage Waste Water Disposal in Amherst After a Storm

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged property Storms cause flooding damage. When this occurs call SERVPRO and their IICRC certified technicians for the job needed for your property.

Can wastewater be disposed of in a sanitary sewer line after flood damage?

Floodwaters may contain various chemicals, bio-hazards, and debris that may be harmful to the environment and the general population. Every city has guidelines in place for the disposal of wastewater, including contaminated water from a flood.

SERVPRO follows all local and state guidelines for the disposal of flood damage wastewater in Amherst and the surrounding areas that we provide emergency services too. There are general guidelines followed by our firm, which are adjusted to meet any local requirements as needed.

General rules for disposal of flood damage wastewater, consistent across the country, include:

  • Do not dump wastewater in septic tanks, and storm drains, streams or waterways
  • Utilize a licensed wastewater treatment facility if a sanitary line is not available
  • Most states allow clean, gray, and black water to be disposed of in a treated sanitary sewer line
  • A Bio-hazard Firm must handle wastewater with bio-hazards
  • Wastewater is filtered to prevent insoluble fibers from being released

Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack for flood damage services in Amherst and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 262-9293.

Fire Damage Restoration and Cleaning in Amherst

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

kitchen fire Fire restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO technicians are trained and experience with the job needed for your property.

Can fire damage and smoke damage to appliances be cleaned satisfactorily?

The first settlers arrived in Amherst in 1733. In 1741, settlers formed the early Congregational church, and the town was given its current name in 1760 – 1770 after General Lord Amherst. He led the British forces during the French and Indian war. Approximately 3400 people live in Amherst, and about 11,000 people live in the surrounding county.

Some of the interesting activities that residents and visitors to the area enjoy include the following:

  • LaBelle Winery
  • Joe English Reservation
  • Joshua's Park
  • The Village Shoppes at Salzburg Square
  • Break Free 603, LLC
  • Consignment Gallery
  • Amherst Country Club & Ponemah Green Family Golf Center
  • Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Meadow Brook Crossing

LaBelle Winery

The winery began as a dream of the owner in 2001, evolved from making small batches of apple wine to a small commercial operation in 2005. The operation grew further to the 20,000 square foot facility they named Labelle Wineries in 2010. The Labelle Winery has a lot to offer and definitely worth a visit, including:

  • Tastings and Tours
  • The Bistro
  • Catering
  • Art Gallery, Winery Events
  • The Winemakers Kitchen
  • Clubs
  • Private Events

Joe English Reservation

The Joe English Reservation is also home to the Peabody Mill Environmental Center. Over 600 acres of land is available for outdoor activities—Park at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center at 66 Brook Road. There are many trails open in the park.

  • Hiking trails – 20
  • Mountain Biking Trails – 16
  • Trail Running – 20
  • Snow Shoe Trails – 5

The Peabody Mill Environmental Center is run by the city of Amherst and available to the public.

Joshua's Park

Joshua's Park near Courthouse Road and Middle Street is a large playground suitable for children aged 2-12. The park consists of open fields, a playground, and community gardens.

Break Free 603, LLC

Located across the street from Joey's Diner, the Break Free escape rooms offer a great way to unwind while solving a puzzle and finding out how to escape from the room. You have one hour for your team to find all of the clues, solve the mystery and escape the room. Currently, there is a fast-moving disease. Your team must find patient zero, identify the disease and escape before the time is up!

Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary

The bog was formed 12,000 years ago and covered 70 acres. There is a ¾ mile boardwalk that takes you through the bog across the bog mat vegetation and open water. Note that parents should closely watch children and pets since stepping off the walkway can be dangerous.

Proximity to the Fire Can Determine the Degree of Fire Damage to Appliances

Kitchen fires often begin on one of the burners or in the oven. Many generate a great deal of oily smoke residue and heat. The heat can melt many plastic parts on the stove and bake some of the smoke residues onto the surface, making it difficult to remove.

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration services in Amherst. Kitchen fires are often contained to the stove. However, the heat and smoke residues usually require a full cleaning of all surfaces in the kitchen. Damaged plastic components may need to be replaced if high heat conditions damaged them.

Nonporous materials such as:

  • Metal and enamel surfaces
  • Glass surfaces
  • Ceramics and dishes
  • Glossy painted surfaces
  • Formica and plastics not damaged by the high heat conditions

It can all be cleaned using soapy water and special cleaners for more difficult areas.

Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack for fire damage services in Amherst and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 262-9293.

What Should Homeowners Look for in a Mold Remediation Specialist?

2/28/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage black on wall, sheeting SERVPRO technicians don Tyvek suits and PPE when remediating mold damage in Merrimack area homes.

A professional Merrimack mold removal company should know how to mitigate mold damage

Whenever you are looking at mold damage in Merrimack, the company you choose to handle the problem should have the proper certification. They should be able to explain the mold removal process to you in an understandable way.

SERVRPRO’s technicians are Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified and trained as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT). When you need mold remediation in Merrimack, you can count on us to do a thorough job. Other factors to look for in a mold removal company include:

  • Proper PPE – High-quality filtration masks, the correct gloves, and full protective suits (Tyvek) if needed.
  • Containment – It is critical to contain the area to prevent the spread of the mold. We use various techniques, including plastic sheeting.
  • Air Purification – During mold removal, the airborne mold spores need to be removed. HEPA filters, along with a combo of air scrubbers and air exchange, get used.
  • Antimicrobial Cleaners – Treating impacted surfaces with antimicrobial agents is a vital part of the mitigation process.

These are just part of the mold remediation process SERVPRO of Merrimack uses to erase mold damage. Contact us at (603) 262-9293 for fast service.

Can Slow Leaks Cause Water Damage in Merrimack Homes?

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

dehu on stripped floor air movers also SERVPRO has the equipment and training to remove water and dry Merrimack basements after a water leak

Leaks can cause hidden damage that requires professional water mitigation

Merrimack, NH, is a town rich in Native American history. Archeological finds indicate people were dwelling in the area after the ice age, but the Pennacook people were the predominant Indian tribe living in the region in later years. The town got its name from the tribe’s word for sturgeon. The Merrimack River was once teaming with the fish, and the Pennacook named the river after the bounty. This river has played an important role in the development of the region due to floodings.

Local Flooding of Importance

Though residents are generally concerned about water removal after a faulty plumbing mishap, Merrimack was almost at the epicenter for the famous locally named Mother’s Day Flood, the New England Flood of May 2006. The floodwaters overran the banks, covering many surrounding homes with sludge and volumes of groundwater.

Who Owns the Land?

The ownership of the region was under dispute in the late 17th century. The Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Province of New Hampshire were both making claims. That didn’t stop European settlers from coming and making it their home. It was good land, and people were eager to make a new life for themselves. In 1746 the boundary lines were re-examined, and the land in Massachusetts was granted to New Hampshire. The town was known as Naticook at that time.

A Town is Born

When the town was incorporated on April 2, 1746, it took on the name of Merrymac.  The current spelling was used later. When Governor Benning Wentworth issued the charter, roughly 50 families were living in the area. Native Americans flourished in the area as well. They included:

  • Pennacook
  • Pawtucket
  • Nashaway

Places of Historical Importance

Like many New England towns, Merrimac is rich in history. One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Matthew Thornton, lived his entire life in Merrimack. Today, Thornton’s home, now the Common Man Restaurant, and the Matthew Thornton cemetery are still standing and welcome visitors.

Villages Make Up A Town

Merrimack was made up of 4 villages originally, although boundaries are somewhat vague due to modern development. They are:

  • Thorntons Ferry
  • Reeds Ferry
  • South Merrimac
  • Merrimac Village

SERVPRO Proudly Provides Water Mitigation to Merrimack Residents

Sinks can develop slow leaks that can cause hidden water damage to cabinets, flooring, and other material. When this happens, getting professional water damage assistance is vital. When this type of problem occurs, our technicians:

  • Evaluate the levels of water damaged content
  • Track these levels with tools such as moisture meters
  • Trace the source of the water if not already known
  • Extract the water and dry the area

The tools used for water extraction and drying depends on the level of damage but can include light wands, pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers. If necessary controlled demolition is used to restore structural elements.

Do not let hidden moisture damage your home. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for professional water mitigation services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Who Can Help Milford Residents with Cleanup After a Fire?

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

smoke billowing from second floor wood framed house Smoke-filled Milford homes following a fire-damaging event can can cleaned and restored by SERVPRO. We provide fresh IAQ indoor air quality.

SERVPRO mitigates fire damage quickly and professionally

There are many harmful side effects when a fire strikes. Not only can it destroy the home and content, but water damage and foul odors can result. It’s nice to know SERVPRO technicians can mitigate the damage.

What Techniques are Used to Remove Smoke Odor?

When fire damage occurs in Milford homes, smoke odor is always a problem, even in small fires. Our technicians are the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification certified and know how to mitigate soot and odors. Some of the techniques we use include:

  • Neutralize airborne particles with thermal foggers
  • Air scrubbers filter out airborne particles via HEPA and carbon filters
  • Lock in and trap odors on surfaces with priming paints
  • Ozone machines as a last measure in empty houses to alter chemical composition of malodors

We have many restorative techniques in our arsenal that allows us to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Professional Fire Restoration Services

You have enough stress to deal with when a fire occurs. Leave the clean up to us. If you need fire damage services in Milford, contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The Granite State Winter Challenge for Amherst Residents Starts in 2021

1/31/2021 (Permalink)

New Hampshire Flag Residents of New Hampshire can depend on SERVPRO's experienced, reliable technicians for restoration services in their homes and businesses.

Amherst Residents are Invited to Participate from February

The Granite State Winter Challenge is a new initiative by the New Hampshire Governor's Council taking place in Amherst. The challenge involves participating in thirty minutes of healthy activity every day from the 1st of January through to March. This program incorporates late-comers, with many participants posting their progress and their live Facebook feed actions. The virtual event occurs by registering with the council, which accepts late registrations from the 31st of January. Certain activities are hosted in groups, such as the first-day walk in the New Hampshire State Park. There are no costs involved with registering, but residents are encouraged to actively apply themselves, helping others with activity ideas and posting their progress. 

  • The Granite State Challenge runs through February and March.
  • The initiative is championed by the Governor's Council on Physical Activity & Health
  • Local instructors post live health activities throughout the challenge to provide participants with fresh ideas for their challenge

Flooded basements and cellars can cause damage to the upper floors or become contaminated. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

Hiking in Mt. Vernon this January from the 24th Onwards

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Person hiking Get out of the house for a breath of fresh air and adventure, while SERVPRO tackles your homes fire damages.

Local Residents of Mt. Vernon Take to the McClellan Walking Trails

The McClellan Walking Trails is a short hike through woodland grounds that treats outdoor enthusiasts to some excellent views as well as cascading waterfalls. The trails are open all year round, with the local governance regularly plowing the marked trails for easy access during the winter months. Residents of Mt. Vernon can take a short drive up to Lyndeborough to take part in this trail event that is open from January 24th onward. There is ample parking in the nearby lot, and the trails end at the lower part of the Purgatory Falls. During the winter period, visitors can take part in cross country skiing. Many of these trails are maintained thanks to dedicated volunteers who work on New Hampshire public pathways throughout the year. 

  • Local trail guidebooks are purchasable from the planning division of the City Hall for $7.00
  • Camping, Fires, and Motorized Vehicles are prohibited from use on public trails
  • COVID regulations are enforced with a minimum social distancing of six feet when using the tracks.

Property fires can lead to extensive smoke, odor, and fire damages. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 now.

Water Intrusions Can Have Lasting Consequences to the Contents and Structure of your Merrimack Home.

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

3 SERVPRO vehicles SERVPRO has the experienced technicians with the equipment and expertise your home needs after a water catastrophe. Give us a call right away.

SERVPRO of Merrimack is a Local Team of Expert Restoration Technicians.

The town of Merrimack is located within the largest county in New Hampshire State, Hillsborough. This area's common nicknames are the Granite State due to its abundance of quarries and geologically significant rock formations. But the site here goes by another name, The Switzerland of America named so because of its sublime mountain ranges and rivers that run from New England. Merrimack refers to the Sturgeon fish found in massive numbers in the nearby river and is taken from the Pennacook language describing said fish. There is evidence of settlements alongside the Merrimack river dating back to the first ice age. Modern history shows colonial settlements being first established in the mid-seventeenth century with numerous historical importance sites dotted about the 33.4 square miles that make up the town boundaries. The Signer's House in South Merrimack was the former home of the Declaration of Independence signatory Matthew Thornton and remains the only example of period architecture from the 1780s in the state. The adjacent cemetery and Georgian house are preserved by the Historical Society of Merrimack and have listings with the Register of Historic Places.

Merrimack remained a relatively small community until the 19th century, made up of four distinct villages, including South Merrimack, Thorntons Ferry, Reeds Ferry, and Merrimack Village. However, with the invention and subsequent mass production of automobiles, it transformed into a commuter belt for those working in the larger urban areas like Boston. One of the largest employers in the area is Anheuser-Busch, which runs Budweiser breweries that are open to the public for tours and tastings. There are several excellent state parks, including the Wildcat Falls Park and the Twin Bridge Park. The proximity of mountain regions and the Merrimack Valley ensures a passing trade of outdoor enthusiasts who can take the opportunity to go skiing during the winter months and hiking trails and cycle rides. Reeds Ferry remains an excellent shopping destination with routes as an early trading outpost while historic sites can prove popular with tourists throughout the year. America's Stonehenge, located in nearby Salem, shows monolithic stone structures that pre-date Christopher Columbus's arrival and mimic those found in early Britain. These structures are the oldest examples of appearances on North American soil.

  • The Anheuser-Busch Brewery just off the Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack originally opened in 1970 and celebrates its 50th year in 2020. The brewery here produces world-famous brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Redbridge, and Butsch beers. Set among Merrimack county's hillsides, visitors can enjoy a two-hour tour taking them through the brewing process from hop to pint glass. 
  • The Signer's House and Thornton Cemetery was initiated into the Register of Historic Places in 1978. It is a Georgian period structure initially built in 1780 and was the home to Declaration of Independence Signer George Thornton. Walking tours are conducted through these historic sites showing the burial sites and educating the public on the Ferry landing, which overlooks near Litchfield.
  • The Twin Bridge Park and Kids Kove is a small public park for picnicking and taking kids down to the nearby Brook. There is ample parking for a weekend trip, while the relatively short walking trails are ideal for short hikes with young children. The park was established around thirty years ago and remained a popular day out for residents. 

Eating out at Merrimack's American Diners and Restaurants. 

  • Merrimack's cuisine is typically American tradition, with much of the produce sourced from the nearby Merrimack River and surrounding green lands. The primary foods here are warm and welcoming plates of seafood and steaks with many locations featuring excellent outdoor eating patios during the summer months. 
  • Buckley's Great Steaks is on the more expensive side of the culinary offerings in Merrimack, which is situated on the Daniel Webster Highway nearby to the Anheuser-Busch brewery. The atmospheric dining room features a Tudor-style beamed ceiling, while the menu is a delightful offering of prime cuts.
  • The Common Man Restaurant just down the road from Buckleys is a hub for the local community who share a taste for American hamburgers, sides, and salads. The upstairs bar is typically friendly and welcoming for both locals and visitors passing through.
  • For seafood, Lobster Boat Restaurant is the go-to venue for great food and excellent service. What the Lobster Boat lacks in a high-end atmosphere, it more than makes up for in simple, fresh-produce that is cooked to perfection. A hole in the wall type eatery for those looking for a non-touristy dining spot. 

SERVPRO of Merrimack Provides Exceptional Water Removal Services to Residents in Need

Water intrusion can severely damage your property and possessions. The likely causes of these events can be frozen pipes during the winter months or heavy rainfall that can overload drainage systems. Unfortunately, the consequences of water intrusion are often the same for all homeowners. Furnishings can lose their shape or color while walls and ceilings begin to crack and peel. Homeowners with hardwood fittings can often find floorboards buckling or warping due to water exposure. SERVPRO is a professional outfit that can help to rescue your home and contents by providing quick-drying equipment. Using psychrometric science, our technicians can speed up the drying process and return your home to a preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

  • SERVPRO technicians hold industry-approved certifications awarded by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certifications body. Our licenses allow us to clean and dispose of hazardous materials that may be present, or have entered, your home.
  • Licensed professionals can help to recover damages faster, thereby reducing potential losses associated with water intrusion events. 
  • Recovering possessions and belongings from potential water exposure damages require skill and experience. Our technicians have a range of equipment and products to perform an effective solution. 

If your home suffers from a water intrusion event, do not hesitate. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

Zoom Event Meant for Merrimack Residents to Practice Yoga at Home

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO office building, 11 Caldwell Drive. Do you have a leaky faucet, or burst pipe in your home causing water damage? Call SERVPRO for the water mitigation services to help you out.

Join Other Merrimack Dwellers to a Livestream Power Vinyasa Class

If you like practicing yoga, you have the opportunity to do so in the comfort of your Merrimack home under the guidance of Gail Duval, an experienced and registered yoga alliance teacher. The event takes place on zoom on December 26, 2020, beginning at 8 AM until 9 AM. The sixty-minute Power Vinyasa class is designed for everyone who wants to twist, sweat, flow, and build a smart-core-centered body.

The class is structured to be accessible for all levels and to challenge the more experienced students. It has the ability to:

  • Increase endurance
  • Build strength
  • Create ease
  • Release tension

To sign up for the live stream class, check your New Hampshire Power Yoga account's communication preferences. It would help if you had opted for texting and/or email to get the live-stream link. Click on the link that says my account, log in, and then proceed to the account info tab. If you are signing up online for the first time, you should create your account login. If you have an account, you only need your password to log in. After completing signup, you get a text or email that includes a link to view the live stream class.

SERVPRO of Merrimack affectionately welcomes you to the Livestream Power Vinyasa Class. If your Merrimack home needs water damage mitigation services, we are the right company to hire. Call us any time at (603) 262-9293 for prompt and effective water restoration services.