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Fire Damage and Odor Removal Services Near Me?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

Cord catching fire at outlet Faulty electrical outlets can cause fires. Inspect your outlets often for signs of wear and tear.

SERVPRO of Amherst Can Mitigate the Fire Damage in Your Home!  

Fire damage can leave behind many unpleasant side effects inside of your Amherst home. For example, a fire can leave both a mess behind and an unpleasant odor that can linger for months after the incident. It is a comfort to realize help is always close at hand.  

Here at SERVPRO of Merrimack, we're fire damage remediation experts. Our technicians are expertly trained and have Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) We have the experience and the advanced technology to make you feel, "Like it never even happened."  

What Can SERVPRO Do to Remove the Physical Signs of Fire Damage?  

Let's say a fire broke out in your living room due to a faulty electrical socket. Your bookshelf, and the radio that caused the fire, went up in flames. Our SERVPRO technicians could do the following to remove the damage caused:  

  • Remove any materials that are beyond saving and dispose of them
  • Pack up your salvageable belongings and send them for treatment at our facility 
  • Use proprietary cleaning agents to remove soot stains 

You might wonder why you need an expert to do these things. There are many soot types and, depending on their origin, different cleaning methods need using. Our SERVPRO technicians have the training to do so.  

How Can Your Technicians Remove the Odor Lingering in My Home?  

Unfortunately, a lingering malodor is extremely common when it comes to fire damage. Our technicians can do a few things to remedy that problem:  

  • Thermal foggers can neutralize airborne particles
  • Air scrubbers with carbon filters can filter airborne particles
  • Priming paints can trap surface particles and lock in the odor 

Our technicians have many restorative techniques at their disposal and advanced technology to aid them. In rare cases, we use devices such as Ozone Machines to remove odors, but only when the home is vacant.  

When your home needs remediation, don't wait to get help. Reach out to SERVPRO of Merrimack by dialing (603) 262-9293. We're always here to help.  

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Can You Handle All Aspects Of Cleaning And Repair To My Amherst Home After A Fire?

7/19/2020 (Permalink)

House fire We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

SERVPRO Has a Team of Experts Able to Deal with Restoring Your Amherst Home

When fire strikes your Amherst home, you are left trying to cope with a disastrous situation. You need professional help you can trust to come alongside you and handle the cleanup and restoration. We can provide that help every step of the way.

Can you take care of the multi-level needs of a fire-damaged home?

A fire of any size can be cause for concern. The more extensive the fire, the more severe the devastation, both to the home and the family. A fire that has spread throughout the residence can leave homeowners in shock, not knowing what to do first. Immediate fire and water mitigation are required. At SERVPRO, we take you step by step through the entire process. We interact with your insurance company, provide move out services, and handled the complete fire damage restoration to your Amherst home. Here is a list of things we often deal with when a fire has occurred:

    •    Making it safe – a safe workplace is needed. May require boarding up the home to protect it.
    •    Water intrusion – water damage from burst pipes and efforts to put out the fire. Water extraction takes place as needed.
    •    Structural damage – floors, walls, woodwork, framing, and stairs become weakened by fire.
    •    Build back services – rebuilding areas that collapsed due to things like the weight of the water from firefighters
    •    Debris removal and disposal
    •    Decontamination
    •   Smoke damage and soot cleanup – using the correct chemicals for the type of soot involved.
    •    Deodorizing
    •    Move out services – the contents of the home may need to be removed to our warehouses for cleaning and restoration
    •    Restoration and cleaning of furniture, drapery, and personal items if possible.

Understanding the Levels of Fire Damage

Every fire is different, and the extent of the fire will determine what takes place. Smaller contained fires are going to require much less fire restoration services than a fire that spreads throughout the home. Understanding the three main types of fire can help you grasp what may get done in your home.

    •    Minor Fire Damage – Smoke residue is contained in a small area. Light to moderate soot damage. Dry and wet cleaning techniques can get used. Minimal replacement of items. Repainting may not even be required.
    •    Medium Fire Damage – Smoke residue is moderate. Repainting may be needed. A higher level of things may need replacing. Heat damage is present in drywall and cabinets. Deodorizing takes place as the smell of smoke is much stronger. More wet cleaning happens.
    •    Major Fire Damage– Severe damage is present Structural repairs are needed. Smoke residues spread through the home. Premises may need boarding up. Debris removal is necessary. Content move out is required.

Technicians That Bring Expertise, Training and Care to the Job

Our Green Team knows the pressure and stress you are undergoing. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited, and fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) work with your situation to reduce that stress. There is no need for a long list of different contractors for each type of job. We are a full spectrum company that can provide:

    •    Fire mitigation
    •    Water damage services
    •    Remediation
    •    Restoration
    •    Licensed reconstruction

The fear of not knowing what needs to happen can be crippling. That is why understanding what may need to take place in your home is essential. There are no surprises from SERVPRO's techs. We keep you informed of the process from beginning to end. The training provided to the technicians is intensive and ongoing. We give your home the care we would give our own.

SERVPRO is There for You

We not only provide fire damage services that mean you only need one company to take care of everything, but we are available whenever a crisis arises. You can call us any time of day or night twenty-four hours a day. Our emergency team will be on its way to you ASAP once we receive your call.

Life can be stressful on a daily basis. Throw a disaster like a fire in the mix, and it can be overwhelming. We understand that and make it our goal to get you back to the little stresses of life as quickly as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for expert fire damage service. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Why Should I Agree to a Pack-Out of My Amherst Home After a Fire?

6/14/2020 (Permalink)

blue wooden home with the roof burned away Our SERVPRO technicians will quickly assess and remediate your fire damaged home. Contact our experts right away.

Professional Pack-Outs Managed by SERVPRO Significantly Improve the Outcomes for Fire Damaged Amherst Residences and the Contents of the Homes

The aftermath of an Amherst household fire is hectic at best and often devastating for you and your family. Understandably, you feel panicked and out of control. When the restoration company you choose suggests a pack-out of most or all of your furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions, you might feel unsure, unwilling to allow what feels like an even more intense disrupting of your life.

What Is the Point of a Pack-Out?

Choosing pursuit of a partial or complete pack-out of the movable property in your fire damaged Amherst home has positive outcomes for both the items moved and the spaces cleared in your dwelling.

How Does a Pack Out Benefit the Items Moved?

  • The articles packed up and transported away from the fire damaged spaces in Amherst avoid additional harm from firefighting water and soot deposit.
  • Our home contents specialists assess the damage to each item and make recommendations based on our fire damage restoration resources, preventing you from the expense and emotional loss of discarding possessions we safely can bring back to function and appearance. 
  • Your possessions are safe and secure in a climate-controlled storage area after restoration. The system we use to track the items allows us to locate and return individual items as you need them.

How Does a Pack Out Streamline Mitigation and Remediation Efforts in Your Home?

  • Removal of furniture and personal possessions allows our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) and Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) to focus on structural components and fixtures damaged by the fire.
  • Moving out water and soot damaged items reduces the moisture, residue, and odor load in your home, increasing the effectiveness of the interventions our on-site technicians employ to manage these issues.  

What Safeguards Are in Place to Account for Packed Out Articles?

Our crew uses the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to inventory and track your packed out property. Using a combination of written lists, barcoding technology, and digital photography, our move out specialists memorialize each item as we pack it carefully. Technicians use protective wrap on large pieces and sturdy boxes for loose, smaller articles. We encourage you to identify the things you might need returned as soon as possible after processing rather than when your home is ready to pack back, such as:

  • Particular types of clothing
  • Books and paperwork
  • Electronics
  • Tools and equipment
  • Treasured items, such as a child's favorite toy or blanket

What Happens During Processing of Fire Damaged Contents?

Every item is considered individually as its needs can vary from other damaged articles. Our employees assess each piece of packed out property to determine:

  • Characteristics of its materials--solid, permeable, washable, dry cleanable, colorfastness
  • Condition--previous damage, soil levels, moisture levels, noticeable odors
  • Types of soiling--oil-based, water-based
  • Evidence of mold, mildew, other microbial growth

We choose cleaning products and methods on an individualized basis, using our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training and experience:

  • Technicians pre-test the efficacy of the selected product and method.
  • If pre-testing indicates the approach chosen is successful, we proceed to clean, dry, disinfect, and deodorize the items.
  • After processing, the items are packed and stored securely, awaiting the completion of on-site fire damage remediation at your home.

Does SERVPRO Help with Insurance Claims?

Many insurance companies suggest working with a reliable and reputable fire damage restoration company, and you might select us because of a recommendation from your carrier. Our CCIS provides a dynamic written and digital record for the packed-out property. The professional assessment our employees complete and updates recorded outline whether chosen interventions succeed in returning contents to preloss condition. This information forms the basis for your claims' coverage. Our documentation supports your requests for restoration compensation or replacement if we cannot restore an item to previous functionality.

Who Takes Responsibility for Reuniting the Processed Contents with My Fire Damage Restored Home?

Our CCIS protocol includes a professional pack back of your property when your dwelling is ready. The same care used when we moved items to our production facility makes the move back respectful and comprehensive. We appreciate how stressful the aftermath of a household fire feels and make every effort to streamline the process for you and your family as you return to your restored abode.

The team at SERVPRO of Merrimack is ready to muster all our resources to transform your home and its contents to "Like it never even happened." Call us at (603) 262-9293 to begin the partnership with our experts that returns normalcy to your life after fire damage.

Who Can I Call When My Amherst Kitchen Has Cooking Fire Damage?

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

large blaze in kitchen fire Kitchens are the source of many house fires each year. Never leave cooking unattended.

Accredited Disaster Mitigation Technicians Can Clean Fire Damage in Your Amherst Home 

Kitchen fires in the Amherst area, depending on what is burning, can be slow-burning at low temperatures or fast-burning, high-heat flames that can diminish quickly with the help of a kitchen fire extinguisher. However, when fired throw proteins into the mix, these damages take on a new dimension of complexity that needs professional care for complete removal. 

When protein fire damage in your Amherst home’s kitchen has left behind hard-to-clean soot and foul odors, SERVPRO technicians stand ready to return your kitchen’s structure and contents to a preloss state. This team adheres to both local regulations and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards for disaster mitigation to maintain your kitchen. 

What Sets Protein Residues Apart from Other Types of Fire Damage? 

When meat, poultry, or fish burns in a kitchen fire, it can impart almost invisible residues that are difficult to clean without professional intervention. Here is what you need to know about protein fires: 

  • Burnt proteins can leave behind a distinctly rancid, meaty odor that can worsen with time.
  • Protein residues require extra care to mitigate because they can penetrate porous surfaces more deeply.
  • Resealing or repainting may be needed to eliminate the smell, even with a professional-grade cleaning.
  • If your kitchen has suffered a protein fire, avoid contacting surfaces affected by residues to minimize the spread of foul odors. 

How Does SERVPRO Remove Protein Fire Damage From My Home? 

The most important aspect of removing protein residues is altering them so that we can perform cleaning more effectively. SERVPRO accomplishes this with the help of enzyme digesters that “eat” protein soils and make them into water-soluble byproducts for easy cleaning water, ammonia, or detergent solutions. 

SERVPRO of Merrimack wants to keep your home looking, “Like it never even happened.” Call (603) 262-9293 to begin the mitigation process. 

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What is the Best Way to Restore Fire Damaged Cabinets in Merrimack?

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

pan on stove beginning to catch on fire Kitchen fires happen quickly and are devastating. Call SERVPRO for fast, effective remediation.

Cabinet Restoration for Kitchen Fire Damage in your Merrimack Home

Leaving a stove unattended in your kitchen can be a prime cause of house fire. High temperatures can result in animal fats or other forms of grease to ignite, resulting in rapid naked flames, which can damage both the stove as well as the immediate surrounding area. Often you may see severe blackening on the ceiling directly above the stove as well as soot or smoke residues on cabinets. Since hot smokes seek out cooler areas, there is a strong chance that interior cabinets may become soiled with smoke damages.

The impact of kitchen fire damage in your Merrimack home is likely to concentrate on appliances and fittings in the immediate vicinity. Removing these soots can be tricky without the requisite experience in dealing with different types of material and different types of smoke. Heat and pressure may also wear away finishes both on appliances and cabinet. These can then expose surfaces to soots, which can become ingrained. SERVPRO technicians recommend that homeowners not repair, clean, or restore the surfaces and walls before an inspection by professionals.

While SERVPRO promise to arrive on-site within four hours of notification of loss, many homeowners may attempt to repair some damages themselves. We recommend that you lay down any protective sheeting like tarpaulin or old bed linen on surfaces and floors in the affected area. This process can help to prevent falling soots from causing damage. Minimizing foot traffic in the affected area may also be a useful consideration for homeowners while awaiting professional assistance.

In performing kitchen fire damage restoration, the first task of our restorers is to decide which items are salvageable and which are not. The outer layers of your cabinets may become charred beyond repair, in which case SERVPRO technicians may need to remove and dispose of the offending areas. Other aspects of a fitting may respond well to restoration. SERVPRO technicians can use sandblasting equipment to remove surface layers and embedded soots before re-finishing the surface appropriately. We always conduct pre-testing of materials before cleaning solutions, or other chemicals are applied to avoid causing further harm.

Kitchen restorations can be challenging without an in-depth knowledge of how to restore without risking further harm. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

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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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Three Types of Fire Damage That Affect Homeowners in Milford

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire, smoke and soot damaged contents on dresser Sometimes your treasures can be restored after a fire. Call SERVPRO today!

Things to Take Care of After a Fire Damages Your Milford Property

A fire is devastating, and when it occurs, an immediate response can prevent damage from spreading throughout your home. After a fire loss, you should assess the extent of the damage in the structures and contents of your home. It is also essential to learn if your insurance firm can compensate you for all the relevant destruction.

Fire damage in your Milford home can be of three types. All three kinds of destruction come with their issues, so it is crucial to understand what they are and how they can affect your property.

Flame damage

Various types of flame destruction can occur based on what caused the fire. For instance, an electrical fire can have a different effect on your house when compared to a fire caused by a naked flame like a match or candle. Improper restoration can cause unseen structural damage or hidden electrical problems. SERVPRO has expertise in restoring homes after any fire.

Smoke and soot damage

The destruction that soot causes is long-lasting and may hang around for weeks or months after extinguishing the fire. The smoke scent can linger on different structures in your house, including ceilings, walls, furniture, and flooring. Smoke turns into soot, and it may discolor surfaces in your home. Some smoke residues can cause some surfaces to corrode. Our technicians can wipe off light-colored painted surfaces, plastic surfaces, tops of furniture with finished surfaces, Formica countertops and fiberglass surfaces properly to eliminate residues. We can also use air scrubbers to remove the smoke scent from your home.

3rd party damage

A house fire brings about other vulnerabilities and problems. For instance, the water that firefighters used to extinguish the flames can get absorbed in the drywall, flooring, and carpeting. Our SERVPRO technicians can use infrared cameras to check for hidden moisture and then dry the affected areas. Firefighters often use dry chemicals like sodium bicarbonate, monoammonium phosphate, or potassium bicarbonate to extinguish fires. These can leave a corrosive powder on the affected areas. We can clean up the powder quickly to prevent further damage.

After a fire loss, SERVPRO of Merrimack is ready to help you deal with it. We can work with you to restore your property to normal quickly. Call us today at (603) 262-9293.

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A Swift Response Is Crucial When Dealing With Fire Damage In Your Amherst Property

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

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A Quick Response To Fire Damage In Amherst Helps Contain The Scope And Size Of Property Loss

Fire is unpredictable, and it can strike your Amherst property at any time. Dealing with fire and smoke damage can be an emotionally overwhelming and devastating experience. Fires ruin the things they come into contact with. They also cause secondary destruction from smoke odor, soot residues, and the water used to extinguish the fire. Therefore, you need to clean up your property as soon as you can.

Some problems that can occur if you allow smoke and soot to remain on specific structures and contents of your home include permanent discoloration, staining, and etching. After a fire damages your Amherst property, it is advisable to hire restoration professionals to perform the cleanup since this process can be daunting.  SERVPRO offers fire restoration services around the clock, and we can clean up your property so you can concentrate on recovering from the event. The fire and smoke damage restoration services we offer include:

Structural cleaning
We inset the affected structures to determine the degree of damage and then use specific equipment and cleaning products to clean and protect the different surfaces in your home. We use state of the art cleaning techniques like dry ice blasting, sanding, and HEPA vacuuming.

Contents cleaning
It is possible to salvage and restore many items that a fire has not destroyed directly. We can clean and restore items with smoke damage. Our crew inspects the contents of a house to determine the most appropriate cleaning methods. We provide both dry and wet cleaning.

Demolition
Most times, we can clean up structures that soot has destroyed. However, in cases of severe charring, demolition is necessary. Our technicians remove the parts of a house that a fire has ruined like flooring, walls, cabinets, and flooring.

Deodorization
Our SERVPRO technicians often use various strategies to remove odors from a home. We can use pairing agents, which are chemicals that combine with odor particles to deal with bad scents. We also use equipment like Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers and hydroxyl generators to eliminate the malodors present in a building.

Pack-outs
We itemize and inventory the fire-damaged contents of a house and take them to our facilities for cleaning and restoration. We maintain accuracy when packing, tagging, and listing contents. We bring back the items to a home after the restoration process.

After a fire damage emergency, a fast response is critical. SERVPRO of Merrimack has trained technicians who can respond to your fire loss with compassion and competency. Contact us at (603) 262-9293 for restoration services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Trained Technicians Are Available 24/7 To Restore Your Milford Home

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

When it comes to fire damage our team has you covered. Our fire damage specialists have the equipment and expertise to handle any size fire.

Understanding Protein-Based Fire Damage Residues in Milford

Protein-based residues can become an issue in the kitchen or another cooking area without visible flames in your Milford home. The greasy film and unpleasant odor develop when anything with protein-rich ingredients is overcooked. Not precisely soot, the coating consists of the substances remaining after the meat, dairy, or eggs burn down to a fine, oily concentrate. Evaporation, not combustion causes the problem.

When the roast or chops went past well-done to charcoal-like, the resulting Milford fire damage looks different from the fine ashy or thick sticky soot of paper or electrical fires. You might think chucking the hardened meat into the garbage and airing out the house is the solution. 

Unfortunately, the evaporative process already sent tiny, oily droplets on air currents. Similarly to a more typical fire, the residues settle on cooler surfaces. If your HVAC system was operating, the oily mist hitches a ride and settles on walls, ceilings, and flat surfaces many rooms or stories away from the ruined meal.

SERVPRO technicians are familiar with this particular type of residue and can help remove it from any surface or item affected in your home by fire damage. The thin, almost invisible, and rancid-smelling debris attaches to many surfaces or materials. Clothing, wallpaper, window coverings, books, and furniture are all fair game for protein-based coatings and their odors.

Delay is not wise because the residues are corrosive and the stench long-lasting. Once you make the connection between the smell and the cooking disaster, SERVPRO crews can inspect all areas of your home. We seek evidence that the burned dinner remnants are now absorbing into porous materials of your home.

SERVPRO Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) are uniquely qualified to work through this challenge. They are trained to match cleaning products, tools, and methods to the residues. Protein-based residues need cleaners that break down the bond between damaged surfaces and the coating. Solvents and abrasive tools or products that have abrasive ingredients, or both, are often helpful.

If the highly-odoriferous protein residues continue to cling and smell despite our efforts, SERVPRO might recommend using specialized paints or coatings to seal the pores of the affected structures. Sealing prevents the odors from continuously vaporizing.

SERVPRO of Merrimack has trained technicians, products, and tools to manage all kinds of fire damage residues. Call us at (603) 262-9293 if an overcooked meal caused surface damage and a noxious smell.

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Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Fire Damage in Merrimack

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage to your Merrimack home can leave many lingering residues and odors. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Odor Removal in Your Merrimack Home 

While there are many lingering effects after a fire loss incident in Merrimack homes that property owners can overcome with elbow grease and the right focused cleaning efforts, there are other symptoms that ensure that returning a house to preloss condition is a significant challenge. Odor damages, for example, can spread far beyond an ignition source to affect multiple areas of a home, even rooms otherwise unaffected by the disaster. Reducing or eliminating the presence of these harsh scents often requires a higher grade of cleaning agent and units designed for deodorization in the restoration industry. 

When overcoming fire damages in Merrimack homes like lingering odors, SERVPRO professionals like ours must utilize multiple pieces of equipment. The best approach for professional deodorization gets determined by the severity of the condition, the affected materials, and the timeline to protect the rest of the household. While there are multiple units and approaches available to our professionals, the most commonly used by our team are: 

  • Hydroxyl Generators 

These machines utilize both an onboard HEPA filtering system and produce free radicals to break down the molecular structure of foul odors on contact. These units are safe to use around people, pets, and softer materials. 

  • Ozone Machines 

These units (and the larger chambers at SERVPRO facilities) produce a gas comprised of three oxygen atoms. These irregular compounds bond with odor molecules to neutralize them. This practice is not safe to use around humans and pets. 

  • Thermal Foggers 

As you might expect from the name, thermal foggers generate heat which vaporizes a compound the fogger can use. In these applications, the fogging solution is a highly effective deodorization agent. This practice is ideal for open areas and softer materials. 

  • Material Removal/Cleaning

Cleaning can help to noticeably reduce the presence of harsh odors in a fire-damaged area of your home. It is always the last resort of our SERVPRO professionals to allow for material removal and later replacement, and this decision only gets made with areas too severely damaged to preserve. 

While there are some aspects of fire damage that homeowners can address on their own when first responders leave the scene, symptoms like odors pose a much more challenging obstacle to overcome. Let our SERVPRO of Merrimack team help you make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (603) 262-9293.

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Our Crew Can Restore Your Home In Merrimack To Pre-Damage Condition After A Fire

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Merrimack wants to help ensure your family’s home receives skilled and complete cleanup and restoration after a fire.

After A Fire, SERVPRO Helps Your Family With Cleanup Services In Merrimack

When thick smoke darkens your home in Merrimack during a fire and firefighters douse everything with their hoses, your home becomes an unsafe mess. Smaller fires do much the same thing but in a more concentrated area.

SERVPRO can help you make your home livable again after a fire in Merrimack with their cleanup and restoration services. Our certified employees work in teams in restoring your home. Cleaning of soot-covered elements of your home and your family’s belongings, removal of materials destroyed in the fire, and repainting areas along with the installation of new materials make your home safe again, “Like it never even happened.”

We clean everything according to its composition. Getting the layer of soot off these items means that they no longer risk becoming marred and dull. Some items need a vacuum to remove dry soot, while others need wipe-downs with damp cloths or smaller tools. Some items require more intricate cleaning which we can perform with an ultrasonic bath.

We go through your home and place burned items in bags for disposal. This protects your home, the rest of your belongings, and anyone who comes into contact with the area. When structural components become affected like this, sharps points like nails, screws, other fasteners and even glass can create additional hazards.

Some items may seem too damaged to restore, but if the sentimental value is high, let us know. You know your belongings best, and we want you to experience as little stress as possible while we work on your home’s contents.

After we have removed the water used by firefighters and cleaned up your home, we can begin making the necessary restoration work. We measure the location that new materials must occupy and cut them accordingly. This reduces waste and excess expense. We prime areas slated for repainting, to seal in odor-causing soot and keep it from affecting your home. Flooring cleanup happens first, but new replacements occur last. Making things safe for cleanup work to commence and then waiting until all the work finishes prevent floors from experiencing any of the wear and tear that might make them look less new before your family can enjoy their appearance.

SERVPRO of Merrimack wants to help ensure your family’s home receives skilled and complete cleanup and restoration after a fire. During such a stressful time, we understand your family needs expert assistance from people who care about making this tragedy a thing of the past. Call our crew at (603) 262-9293, so we can help speed up recovery.

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Are You Building a Fire With Your Merrimack Craft Supplies?

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Hot glue guns and other crafting supplies can cause fires.

When Art Projects Cause Fire Damage, SERVPRO Technicians Remove the Mess from Merrimack Homes

Putting together a project that shows off your creative, artistic side can help build memories with your children while helping them increase fine motor skills. Some can become perfect one-of-a-kind decorations for your Merrimack residence. The different instruments used during the making of these crafts require special handling to keep things safe.  

When your home in Merrimack sustains fire damage because of a glue gun that tipped over or a soldering gun that burned too hot, SERVPRO can help undo the damage and clean everything up for you. The use or nearby storage of flammable liquids used to thin paints or clean brushes, as well as low-temp plastics can make a small blaze violently expand.  

Both tables and floors see a lot of use as spaces where families work on art projects together. Both of these can burn during a fire, as well as become part of the way a tiny fire gets out of hand. When SERVPRO's fire damage specialists mitigate such damage, we know that melted plastics and other substances can mar surfaces if we allow them to remain adhered to surfaces for longer than necessary. We start work as soon as possible to get things clean. Removing melted on arts and crafts products from flooring or other surfaces helps restore your home's interior, but removing the heavy soot generated by synthetic products and containers is also required.  

Your home's contents in the vicinity can once again feel clean and look perfect after a thorough treatment in our ultrasonic equipment. After a quick bath in one of our machines, your beautiful items soon look new. This machine uses a bubbling action, generated by ultrasonic waves, that acts how hydrogen peroxide does when you apply it to a wound. It leaves the finishes such as paint and varnish intact while abrading dust, soiling, and soot.  

We also remove soot from durable, non-porous surfaces in your property, giving all your affected contents and any structures the attention they need to restore your home's interior “Like it never even happened.” When structures become damaged, and beyond restorable, we remove these, also, and ensure the area is ready for the installation of replacement materials.  

SERVPRO of Merrimack understands that building memories within your family is a significant activity that covers many areas. We do not want fire damage to diminish the fun you and your children have, so we work quickly to clean the damage up and remove all traces of what might have been a traumatic event for your family. Call us at (603) 262-9293, so we can help you get things back to how you want them.

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

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

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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Maintaining Your Smoke Detector Can Save Your Milford Home from Fire Damage

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Install and Check the Batteries in Your Milford Property Smoke Detectors

Holy Smokes!! SERVPRO Says Install Smoke Detectors in Your Milford Property

For early detection of fire in your Milford home, a smoke alarm is critical. Not only can it save your home from burning down but it can save you and your family. Many things can cause a fire. They include misuse of an appliance, smoking in bedrooms and faulty wiring. Others include curious children playing with candles, matches or lighters. No matter how or where having a well-maintained smoke alarm is key to the safety of your family and home.

A smoke detector is a handy device that can reduce fire damage to your Milford home. For this to be possible, installation of smoke alarms in the kitchen and hallways is a must. There are two types of detectors: ionization and photoelectric. Ionization detectors have a small chamber. This chamber contains a small electric current. If smoke enters the chamber, ion levels change. That leads to a drop in the electric current causing the alarm to sound.
For the photoelectric model, it uses a beam of light to sense the presence of smoke. This beam shoots in a straight line if smoke is not present. If smoke is present, the beam scatters. That activates the alarm. At SERVPRO, we tell homeowners to follow these tips to maintain smoke detectors.

Test the detector every month
We recommend the testing of smoke detectors at least once a month. This helps to determine if the battery is dead or if the alarm is working. To test the device, press the button until an audible alert tone sounds.

Replace the battery
If you find the battery is dead, we recommend you replace it. Check the manufacturer’s instructions on how to replace the batteries. You can always know if the batteries are running low. How? The detector emits a low beeping sound. But, be doubly cautious and follow the wisdom of replacing the batteries when you reset your clocks for Daylight or Standard Time.

Vacuum the detector
After testing or replacing the batteries, we also recommend vacuuming the detector. This helps to remove any cobwebs, insects and dust build-up. Use a soft brush attachment for this process.

Following the maintenance tips above should cut losses and possibly save your family. If an emergency or mishap does occur from fire, water or mold problem, call our SERVPRO of Merrimack 24/7 emergency line at (603) 262-9293.

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Mitigation Reduces Damage After a House Fire In Milford

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mitigation techniques after a fire in Milford will help you salvage some Irreplaceable Items.

Damage Mitigation Following a Milford House Fire

One of the things that many Milford homeowners understand about disasters and their effects is the importance of mitigation. While this might be a new word for many to learn, mitigation is an industry term for limiting the spread and severity of damages through the application of preventative measures and techniques. In situations where a fire affects your residence, this mitigation approach is critical to ensure that areas of your home do not continue to get affected by the symptoms of a recently extinguished fire.

Among the most challenging things that homeowners experience when facing fire damages in Milford is the effect that this disaster has on the irreplaceable items within their house. Photographs and keepsakes are among the sentimental items that retain no base reimbursement amount, and therefore, are among the hardest to reconcile when faced with a widespread loss. Fortunately, with the rapid response of our SERVPRO team, we can help you to preserve some of these items from getting ruined.

Our initial efforts when we first arrive at your home are to assess the full scope of the damage so that we can ensure we have the appropriate equipment and personnel available to complete the restoration process efficiently. At this same time, we work to install mitigation techniques throughout the affected areas to help limit the spread of damaging effects and to preserve areas and contents that remain at risk for continued damages.

One of the ways that our SERVPRO professionals achieve this is through a process known as pack-outs. This approach removes at-risk items from the house, keeping them safe from the persistent threat of damage while restoration gets underway. While they are out of the house, our technicians can carefully look at the items to determine if any of them require focused restoration techniques to repair.

Mitigation work is only successful when the professionals can promptly reach the site. Without knowing that you suffer the effects of a fire in your house, our SERVPRO of Merrimack technicians cannot help you yet to overcome or save it. Give our experienced team a call whenever you need us at (603) 262-9293.

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Red Fire Trucks Leave Your Milford Property as the SERVPRO Green Fleet Arrives to Clean Up the Mess

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Techs Are Holding the Ladder at this Milford House Fire--Waiting to Start the Cleanup

Getting Rid of Fire Damage in Milford Real Fast

Fire damage can be very detrimental. Even if you are not in the house, the aftermath can still be very traumatic. Fire damage can destroy all the structure and foundation of your home. Your furniture, carpets, floor, walls, belongings, and many other items can be gone in a full-blown house fire. Fortunately, most events are not catastrophic. If you postponed the fire restoration process, the destruction from smoke damage could get worse. That means, the longer you wait to address the issue, the more repairs that you might have to deal with along with a higher cost.
 
Fortunately, you can reduce costly repairs in the long-term from fire damage in Milford if you contact a cleanup and restoration company like SERVPRO. A restoration service often has experts and advanced tools and equipment to restore your home. They can try to save as many personal belongings, furniture, appliances, clothing, and any item as they can. We can document and take pictures of everything as a written record. Once the restoration is complete, we can return all salvageable furniture and appliance to your home. It is essential to work as quickly and carefully as possible to get your home back to its normal state, "Like it never even happened."
 
SERVPRO can send skilled technicians promptly to your site. They can begin the mitigation process to secure the structure and prevent further issues. The mitigation service may even include winterizing the plumbing to avoid frozen pipes, provide temporary electricity to the structure, and boarding up openings to secure the area. Most articles and appliances that are wet from the firefighting procedures can be dried off by the technicians. After the mitigation process, the techs can clean the area from smoke residues with special sponges and detergents. Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians can also relocate possessions for additional cleaning and storage at our plant. All pack-out items are tagged and barcoded. We can alleviate some of the pressure and stress with your claim and work with you and your insurance provider to reach an equitable solution.

There is a variety of cleaning processes such as dry cleaning, electronic cleaning with a partnered company, furniture refinishing, cleaning expensive artwork with a curator or third party and ultrasonic bath cleaning at our facility. Upon completion, SERVPRO techs can do a final walk-through to make sure that you are satisfied with the results.
 
If you need experts to restore your home from fire damage, then call SERVPRO of Merrimack at 603-262-9293 for a consultation and 24/7 emergency help.

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Why Choose SERVPRO Fire Restoration For Your Mt. Vernon Home

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

A fire in your Mt. Vernon residence can leave you unsure of how to save the contents of your home and preserve its structural integrity.

Fire Restoration

A fire in your Mt. Vernon residence can leave you unsure of how to save the contents of your home and preserve its structural integrity. Most homeowners can concede that restoring the damage to their home is simply too great a task to handle on their own and choose to seek out reputable and experienced restoration professionals instead.

Finding the right professionals to handle the fire damage in your Mt. Vernon residence boils down to which reputable company is willing to ensure that the job gets done safely, correctly, and above all else, efficiently. While there might be several options you can choose from, here are some considerations that might set our SERVPRO team apart.

Rapid response times help to mitigate damages that your home experiences even after a fire have gotten extinguished. This pre-emptive effort helps to keep overall restoration costs down and limits the amount of time the process takes overall. One of our SERVPRO mottos is to be Faster To Any Size Disaster, which is more than just a catchphrase.

Another process that sets our restoration team apart from some of the other options that exist for you to choose is our commitment to the contents of your house. We work quickly to determine at-risk items and remove them from the affected areas of your home for faster and more concentrated restoration efforts, but also to keep further damages from occurring to the items themselves.

These items get cleaned and deodorized individually, along with closer inspection to determine their need for restoration. Once the project nears completion in your home, these cleaned and restored individual items removed from your house get returned to their original positions.

There are many companies that you can choose from when it comes to fire restoration in your home. Our crew works to provide the best quality service encompassing the work that we do in your home and our commitment to providing the best in customer consideration. If you experience a fire in your home, trust our SERVPRO of Merrimack team to help you get things back to pre-damage condition. Give SERVPRO a call anytime at (603) 262-9293.

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SERVPRO Cleaning Fire Damage in Amherst

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

The professionals at SERVPRO can thoroughly clean smoke and odor residues left behind after a fire.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

After your family is safe and the fire fighters have left, contact SERVPRO for an assessment and remediation efforts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Trusted Fire Damage Restoration Services for Residents of Milford

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

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 need to learn the various options when faced with such an incident. One of the recommended steps to take is hiring professionals to restore and clean your property. In fact, 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 right 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 on 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 today at (603) 262-9293 to learn more about our professional services.  

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Expert Cleaning & Restoration Services To Battle Fire Damage In Your Amherst Home

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

No matter how severe the fire damage may be, our SERVPRO team will be here to help your home get back to preloss condition.

SERVPRO Has The Expertise and Experience To Restore Your Amherst Home


The smoke generated by a fire in your Amherst area home can produce far more damage than the flames of the fire itself. Heat creates swirling plumes of smoke that stain your walls, driving smoke to other rooms, leaving soot and debris on a variety of unprotected surfaces.

Each surface in your Amherst home affected by smoke receives ongoing fire damage long after the flames are out. Depending on the surface, smoke residues eat away at protective coatings, eventually making contact with and damaging the material underneath. Without extensive knowledge, training, and specialized equipment, treating each surface can be somewhat tricky, leading to losses you might otherwise have avoided.

Making the call to SERVPRO gives you access to IICRC-industry certified technicians with vast knowledge and experience treating and cleaning a variety of surfaces found in your home.

We safely restore plastic, wood, metal, and fabric items regularly, giving you the ability to limit any losses you experience after a fire occurs on your property. By using chemical-sponges, EPA-registered disinfectants and other devices at our disposal, our cleaning technicians can save many items you thought lost forever.

SERVPRO cleaning and deodorization technicians help return the contents of your home to a quality pre-damage condition. We remove stains, smudges, and blemishes on many types of materials using advanced cleaning methods and equipment. Our technicians use various methods to remove deeply seeded smoke odors that linger forever without the proper treatment; we help remove these odors and help improve your indoor air quality after an event.

SERVPRO technicians are available throughout the area 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, regardless of when tragedy strikes. We have an entire Green Fleet, stocked, and ready to respond to your call for help. You can count on us to deliver quality, efficient services that repair, restore, or even rebuild, using technicians qualified in every aspect of household restoration.

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Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack for full-service solutions to emergency situations that may occur on your property, or schedule your home’s initial inspection, today. (603) 262-9293

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Cleaning Up Fire Damage After a Fire from an Electric Blanket in Milford

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

It is important to follow the safety guidelines when using a heated blanket in order to prevent fire damage to your home.

The Different Techniques Used to Remove Fire Damage from Your Home

Electric blankets are great for keeping you warm and toasty in the coming cold months in Milford. However, they can also cause fires if they are not appropriately used or well-maintained. If you choose to use it all night long, you must ensure the blanket is equipped with thermostatic controls for safety. When not in use, the blanket should be stored flat to prevent overheating from damage to the internal wiring.

If an electric blanket has caused a fire and fire damage in your home in Milford, you have various levels and types of damage left behind to deal with. Rather than trying to do the cleanup on your own, contact our professionals at SERVPRO, who have the knowledge and training needed to deal with all types of damages from a fire.

In fire damage restoration, our cleaning process must break the bond between the soils and surfaces they adhere to. The actions we use to loosen soils include mechanical action, lubrication, chemical action, and suspension and dispersion.

Often, agitation is an effective method to dislodge soils from surfaces they are attached to. When smoke residues adhere to surfaces, using mechanical action before other cleaning actions can be successful. We use mechanical action as an initial step to pre-clean excess dry, non-greasy residues from a surface before putting either water-based or solvent-based cleaning products.

The action of making something slippery is lubrication. Our goal here is to break the connection between the soil and surface by making soils slide into the cleaning solution.

Chemical actions happen when a substance chemically changes or alters another substance. Many times, a SERVPRO tech applies a cleaning product to alter some residue chemically. The changes made to the residues let us remove them from a material or surface.

The most common cleaning action is loosening soils, then suspending and dispersing them in a cleaning product. Then we extract soils along with the cleaning product. Suspension occurs when a soil dissolves in a cleaning product it mixes with, or when soils emulsify in a cleaning product they do not mix with.

After a fire in your home, SERVPRO of Merrimack can be trusted to thoroughly clean and repair the damages. If you reside in the areas of Amherst, Milford, or Merrimack, you can reach us by dialing (603) 262-9293.

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Preventing Fire and Fire Damage from Matches in Mt. Vernon

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mt. Vernon and Fire Damage Are No Match for SERVPRO Restoration

SERVPRO Is Ready for Restoration Following Fire Damaging Occurrences

Humans are fascinated by fire. This fascination can, unfortunately, happen at a young age, especially when a child has access to matches or a lighter. The leading cause of deaths by fire for young children is children playing with fire. What are the dangers in Mt. Vernon of children playing with matches?
 
House fires and fire damage in Mt. Vernon are one concern when it comes to children playing with matches. Your home can easily catch fire if a matchstick meets materials which are flammable like carpeting, clothing, newspapers, or draperies. These fires have the capability of trapping your family inside, leading to smoke inhalation and burns, and in the worst-case death.
 
When your home has suffered through fire, our SERVPRO staff can help you put your home back together again. We are professionally trained, and IICRC certified to clean up damage from fire, including damage done by firefighters.

Many fires started by children playing with matches are lit outside. Windy or dry conditions can turn quickly into a huge fire, especially if it is near forests or dry brush. Children are often not knowledgeable on how to put the fire out while it is still small enough to be contained, and might not report the fire, so they do not get in trouble.
 
Having open communication with your children about playing with matches and fires is essential in preventing these accidents from happening. Children should be taught that lighters and matches are not toys, and should only be handled by adults. Once they grow old enough to use matches, show them how to use them appropriately and to dispose of them after they are blown out. Lighters and matches should never be readily available to children.
 
When an accident does happen, SERVPRO is the one to contact. We have the tools and knowledge to be able to clean up and repair the damages done to your home after the fire is out.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Merrimack after a fire. The longer you wait, the more damage can occur from soot and smoke residues, so give us a call at (603) 262-9293 if you reside in the areas of Amherst, Milford, or Merrimack.

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How We Remediate Fire Damage in Mt. Vernon

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

Many of the items that have been in your family for years can be restored after a fire. Call SERVPRO to assess and remediate.

SERVPRO Certified Technicians Know the Correct Way to Treat Every Surface Damaged By Fire


Fire always produces more than smoke. When something burns, ash and soot are also produced. These two substances are carried through the air. They can damage anything they settle on. They continue to damage whatever they have landed on even after the fire is extinguished.

If your Mt. Vernon home has fire damage, it is crucial to the recovery of your belongings, and to that of your home, for remediation to begin as soon as possible, and by qualified experts. SERVPRO has employees who are certified Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (SRT) who understand the complexities of all aspects of restoring your home, and its contents, to a safe and comfortable state again.

Soot and ash affect different surfaces in a variety of ways. It may seem that hard surfaces should be able to withstand any damage from soot and that cleaning these would be an easy, simple task, but this is not the case. Deposited soot often feels greasy to the touch, but soot, in actuality contains highly corrosive chemicals.
 
In addition to these harmful chemicals, soot and ash also contain microscopically fine particles that can ruin the sheen on hard surfaces, including metal, leaving them dull and unsightly looking. The methods to remove soot deposits depend largely on the type of materials that burned to produce the soot. Combined with the water and steam from firefighters, soot can penetrate into upholstery and other household fabrics. Our Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians (UFT) are able to restore your furniture to pre-fire condition.

Restoring your belongings is only part of the process of restoring your home after it has been damaged by a fire. Structural aspects should be restored to their original state, free of both fire and smoke damage. All traces of water need to be eliminated, as well, or water damage can become an issue in the future. Carpeting and padding must be replaced with either new carpet or with another type of flooring. Walls are not complete without baseboards, and all outlets need to be checked for safety.

Fire affects a home in many ways. The professionals at SERVPRO of Merrimack have the experience required to make things right again. We can be contacted by calling (603) 262-9293 at anytime you have fire damage.

How We Salvage Items With Fire Damage in Amherst

12/12/2016 (Permalink)

Book Burning in Amherst? Call SERVPRO to Clean Up the Fire Damage

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Services

Practically all fire events are destructive, leaving homeowners with ravaged homes and destroyed belongings. While a blaze is capable of ruining a broad range of possessions, it's also possible to keep the contents of your home out of the trash heap.
 
If you're a homeowner dealing with fire damage in Amherst, you probably think that many of your possessions are a lost cause. However, when you call SERVPRO, we'll work to restore your belongings and save you money. Here's how we salvage a variety of items, even those affected by fire damage.
 
Electronics and Appliances
It's not just flames that can destroy electronics and appliances, but the soot and smoke that's left over after a fire emergency has ended. In fact, soot and smoke can erode metals and finishes, wreck circuitry, and make appliances and electronic devices malfunction. Our SERVPRO technicians will carefully assess your electronics to see if they can be salvaged and then rid them of damaging soot deposits. This cleaning is only done to the exterior covers. For actual electronic repair work, we can refer you to a competent partner.
 
Books and Documents
Even if flames didn't directly contact your paper documents and books, smoke could leave them with markings and odors that stick. We have industry leading tools that can restore paper of all types, even collectibles. The method that we use will depend upon how fragile the document or book is -- the sooner you call SERVPRO after fire damage has occurred, the greater the chances that we can salvage delicate items.
 
Rugs, Carpet, and Furnishings
Though it may appear to be ruined by water from fighting the fire or smoke and soot, don't automatically assume that your area rugs and carpet will have to be thrown out. Though we may need to replace your carpet pads, we're usually able to clean, deodorize, and restore a wide variety of rugs and carpet types. We can eliminate many odors by placing hydroxyl generators to purge the air of odor causing particulates as we go about our tasks of fire damage restoration.
 
At SERVPRO of Merrimack, we're well equipped to help get your home and possessions back in good shape after any fire emergency. Call us 24/7 at (603) 262-9293 and we can assess the damage and offer professional services.

Do you know the two different types of smoke

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

Did you know that there are two different types of smoke? Wet and dry.

Wet smoke - Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke - Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue - Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

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Merrimack, NH Smoke and Soot Cleanup

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Smoke and Soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • the type of smoke may greatly affect restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke- wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Merrimack will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred.

 

Fire Damage Is More Than Just A Loss.

9/15/2016 (Permalink)

Having a fire can be a disaster.

Having a fire inside your home or business is the last thing anyone would ever expect to happen to them. It's more than just a loss, it can be a disaster. It leaves behind so much damage and soot, some people don't even know how to go about a cleanup after a fire. Calling SERVPRO is the answer, we have experience and skills backing us up with training and certification to have your home or business looking "Like it never even happened." We clean anything that comes to mind, doors, windows, cabinets, furniture, personal belongings, carpets, area rugs, even metal accents. We also remove and bag any linens to be washed so it will be free of any soot and so you don't have to worry about having that fire scent. Even though cleaning up after a fire can be a complicated process, there isn't anything SERVPRO can't do.