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Experienced Flood Damage Technicians In Kingston Help Mitigate Damages

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Experienced Flood Damage Technicians In Kingston Help Mitigate Damages SERVPRO Rises to the Occasion to Remove Stormwaters from Kingston Properties

Rely on the Crews from SERVPRO for Stormwater Removal and Clean Up

Recently, many areas of the country have been plagued by some violent storms. If a storm ever comes through Kingston, there is a good chance the area gets hit with high levels of rain and wind. The combination of large volumes of rain and high winds can cause significant damage to your property.

SERVPRO's flood damage experts in Kingston can come to your aid when your house gets damaged in a storm. Our property restoration teams have experience in dealing with all types of damage rainwater and wind can cause to your home. Flooding and brutal storms can cause problems to the exterior and the inside of your home.
     
Sometimes wind can cause objects to fly into your house. For example, say during a storm the high winds tear off a tree branch, and it flies into your house. Now there is a hole in your house that rainwater is filling. If you call in SERVPRO, we can help the problem cause as little damage to your home as possible. First off, our restoration team can come in and seal the hole off so that no more water gets into the structure. For emergency service, we can typically use tarps and plywood to mitigate damages. If the water inside the home is excessive, then we can extract all of the water out of the carpet and floor. Then, our team can test moisture levels and see if there is still moisture in the floors and walls. This process can take a short time, or it might take weeks to restore your home to its preloss condition.
 
If there is still high moisture levels inside the floor and walls of your home after extraction, we can then implement our structural drying process. During this process, we can set up air movers and dehumidifiers to get the moisture levels back to normal. Usually, these devices work in conjunction with the water extraction equipment.
 
When your house gets damaged in a storm, it is essential to get the problem mitigated quickly so that any damage endured is kept to a minimum. To minimize storm caused damage, call SERVPRO of Durham at (603) 868-3343 for help 24/7.

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Water Damage Can Happen Because of Leaks Around Shower Enclosures in Newmarket Homes

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Can Happen Because of Leaks Around Shower Enclosures in Newmarket Homes Leaks in Newmarket Bathrooms Cause Damage

Hidden Leaks Lead to Water Problems and Damage

Water is used throughout a Newport home, from washing machines to kitchen sinks to bathroom fixtures. When these devices leak, water can pool in locations that should always remain dry. Other times, breaks in water lines create the problem.

Newmarket homeowners can expect water damage to developing whenever water ends up where it should never exist. One such location is through tiny cracks in the grout around shower enclosures. Once these areas begin to take on water, they then disintegrate behind the grout, also. Water can affect any area adjacent to the shower enclosure, including above locations. This is because water seeps into porous materials quite quickly, sometimes defying gravity in a process called wicking.

When SERVPRO receives a call about water damage that comes from an undetermined source, we assure the homeowner that we carry the equipment and devices just for that purpose. Our hygrometers can detect water-laden materials, which allows us to follow the water back to the source. Many times, we find that undetected leaks and open areas that should not be created the problem. We eliminate this situation. In the case of a shower releasing water, we tear out the defective materials and replace them with all new ones or partner with a rebuilding company for the renovation.

We can often paint over the water stains found on walls and ceilings below and next to the shower area, saving the homeowner the expense of replacing these sections of the affected room. There are times, though, when this is not possible because of the amount of deterioration. Each home is unique, and we must assess each one on its own merit.

Our goal is to restore your home with the least intrusive and most cost-effective methods available to us. We want your home restored, so it is “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Durham can be contacted by calling our local number, (603) 868-3343, at any hour on any day of the year. We remain dedicated to our community and know emergencies happen round-the-clock.

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What SERVPRO Does During Restorations For Fire Damage In Kingston

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What SERVPRO Does During Restorations For Fire Damage In Kingston The final stage in most SERVPRO fire damage jobs in Kingston is the restoration process.

Fire Damage Restoration

The final stage in most SERVPRO fire damage jobs in Kingston is the restoration process - when we send our best teams to conduct repairs, remodels, and refinishes around your home to restore it to the same quality it was in before the disaster ever happened. This, however, is often one of the longest and most cost-heavy parts of the process, especially for larger fires that cause more damage. Here is a short outline of some of our more common restorations after a fire.

Rebuilds
Many cases of fire damage in Kingston cause structural damage significant enough to warrant a partial or full rebuild of the area. This means that structural components such as walls, ceilings, floors, and supports are removed and rebuilt with fresh materials. We are fully certified to conduct such repairs, and our technicians have years of experience and training under their belts in this capacity. No matter how severe the damage may be, we can return your home to a state of normalcy quickly and efficiently.

Repainting
Even light fire damage often warrants some amount of repainting. We stock a vast selection of different paint types and colors to match your home's needs perfectly. We also offer unique mold-resistant paint options to help safeguard your home against future threats of mold damage.

Installation Of Carpet And Finishing
Once the base materials of the walls and floors have been renovated or examined, they may still need refinishing or recarpeting to be fully brought back to operation. We do everything in an efficient, fiscally sound fashion and aim to restore existing materials rather than replace them at any opportunity. We can handle many expert refinishing tasks, but may also call on trusted third-party specialists to care for specific materials and situations.

SERVPRO of Durham is a local provider of fire damage restorations, repairs, and rebuilds that are ready for your call 24/7 in the wake of a disaster. Contact us at (603) 868-3343.

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Power Outages Can Cause Water Damage to Your Durham Grocery Store

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Power Outages Can Cause Water Damage to Your Durham Grocery Store Your customers depend on your store location to provide them with groceries for their meals. When facing water damage, it is best to contact SERVPRO

Team SERVPRO Arrives Equipped to Tackle Water Damage on Your Commercial Property

Grocery stores in Durham offer a steady supply of food and produce to the residents here. As with any grocery location, there are often several aisles of frozen fare. When a power outage strikes, these units offer the potential for severe damages to your store when the foods inside start to thaw. This problem continues to get worse the longer that your establishment is without power.
 
When you are dealing with commercial water damages to your Durham store, you are often concerned about the losses in profit that you are going to sustain. While the immediate water damage is apparently one of the primary concerns that you have, you also have to think about the loss of the products as they spoil in the cooling units and the loss of customer traffic as the mess is cleaned up.
 
While local utility companies often promptly work to restore power to your building, often the damage has already been sustained. Before you get your doors opened back up again to customers, you have to clean up and restore the area to eliminate the possibility of customer injuries and to mitigate further losses from damage from lingering water on electrical units and the flooring of the store. When facing a considerable mess like this, you should consider giving our SERVPRO team a call.
 
No matter what time of the day it is, our team is ready to help you bring your store back to preloss conditions. While our SERVPRO professionals might not be able to restore the damage to the frozen products that you have had within these units that were shut down, they can ensure that the water damage that it caused gets dried completely.
 
As you know, the sooner that this damage gets restored and you remove the water in the affected area, the sooner that you can allow customers back into the store and continue making money as usual. Allow our emergency response team to quickly assess the damage and get to work on cleaning up the mess. Clean-up allows you to get things back to normal much more quickly than attempting to resolve the problem on your own.
 
You cannot predict when incidents like extended power outages are going to occur. When the ensuing water damage affects your business, give SERVPRO of Durham a call. We can be reached 24/7 at (603) 868-3343.

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Be Vigilant About Mold Damage In Durham This Winter

12/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Be Vigilant About Mold Damage In Durham This Winter Moisture and Mold in a Durham Ceiling May Result in This Mistake

Mold Infestations Are Not a Seasonal Gift--Call SERVPRO for Help

Winter is a time of holidays, festive cheer, good food and time with family. Unfortunately, it is also peak time for weather damage, broken pipes, mold damage and more. Contrary to popular belief, winter temperatures do not discourage fungal growth as the fungi are hardy and able to grow wherever they find moisture and a food source. SERVPRO is on hand to help Durham homeowners with mold remediation this winter.
 
Nobody wants mold damage putting a blight on their festive celebrations in Durham this year. Fungal growth is often associated with summer, but winter provides plenty of opportunities for spores to grow and set up colonies throughout your home. Vigilance is key to stopping mold before it gets out of hand.
 
Start by checking damp areas of your home such as basements or porches. Look for distinct sources of leaks such as broken doors or windows, or even damaged downpipes or plumbing. Get water leaks fixed immediately – they create a damp environment which is ideal for mold.
 
Having the family home or guests over during the festive season contributes to humidity too – there is likely much cooking going on and you might find the bathroom gets more use and appliances such as washers, dryers, and dishwashers are switched on more frequently.
 
Keep your home well ventilated, even on cold days. Open doors and windows regularly. Invest in one or more dehumidifiers to reduce humidity and thus reduce the opportunities for mold growth.
 
Do not forget to check your HVAC system. HVAC ducts make an ideal breeding ground for mold. Make sure units are well-maintained; empty drip trays regularly and do not allow moisture to pool.
 
Keep an eye out for visible signs of the mold such as a musty smell or visible colonies, and deal with any leaks, pooling water or excess moisture in the home immediately.
 
SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to help with mold damage. We are equipped with air filters, air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums and more to remove visible mold and dry out the environment to reduce the risk of regrowth.
 
For help with fungal growth in Newmarket, Epping, Madbury and surrounding areas this winter, call SERVPRO of Durham at (603) 868-3343 today.

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Your Role in Recovering From Fire Damage in Newmarket

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Role in Recovering From Fire Damage in Newmarket Soot and smoke damages require the correct cleaners to remediate. Contact SERVPRO after a fire and our technicians will clean your damaged items.

Team SERVPRO Puts Together a Fire Damage Remediation Plan Upon Arrival to Your Home

Homeowners facing fire damage risk the further destruction of their Newmarket dwelling’s structure and interiors by attempting clean up on their own. The chemical composition of the soot, smoke, and other debris spread by a fire requires the use of precise techniques and products to restore surfaces and belongings efficiently and safely. Partner with us for the best possible post-fire outcome.
 
Unique cleaning issues that even professional housekeeping companies in the area are not equipped to abate follow fire damage in Newmarket. Specialized training completed by our technicians provides the support needed to prioritize the tasks and to choose the tools and method that lead to the most successful result. We also work with you to identify jobs you can take on to ensure a quicker resolution.
 
The first and most critical responsibility you have as a homeowner is an immediate call to engage SERVPRO’s services. Fire debris is exceptionally corrosive, damaging the structure and contents of your home within minutes. Charring is but one of the concerns. The compounds created when wood and synthetic building materials ignite float unimpeded throughout your home, discoloring and etching plastic, glass, fabrics, paper, painted and varnished surfaces, and metal. The first effects occur within minutes, and permanent damage is observable during the first hours.
 
To prepare for the SERVPRO crews, make pathways across carpeting and cover upholstery with clean sheets or drop cloths. If power is unavailable, you should empty the freezer and the refrigerator and prop doors open. Try not to move around the house to minimize further spread of soot or ash. Turn off the HVAC system and change filters. Blocking vents with cloth can prevent soot from entering the ductwork where it could circulate into other areas.
 
Our well-coordinated crews spread throughout your house following the soot and smoke, many hands making much quicker work of the cleanup than could be completed by a homeowner in the same time. Light, ashy soot vacuums up well, and dry sponges clean other items coated with dry residue. Wetter soot may need a spray and wipe technique, and detailed articles clean up via immersion if waterproof or washable. Fabrics like carpeting and window treatments require professional cleaning, some on site and others at dry cleaning establishments. SERVPRO workers match cleaners and solvents to the type of residue and add abrasives if the coating is particularly tough to remove. At every step, we are in conversations with your insurance carrier to provide evidence for your loss and limit your liability.
 
Under the direction of SERVPRO managers, you may take over some of the cleaning tasks. Knick-knacks, dishes, laundry (after a tutorial), and other smaller items are manageable by homeowners. Removal and disposal of damaged food items and various other tasks may be completed safely by you in consultation with us.
 
Speed and training in specialized techniques are crucial when responding to fire damage. SERVPRO of Durham is available round the clock at (603) 868-3343 to arrange for a damage assessment and to institute a plan to return your home to preloss condition.

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Water Removal Services after Flooding or Fire are Crucial to the Restoration of Your Durham Home

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Services after Flooding or Fire are Crucial to the Restoration of Your Durham Home Durham Water Damage Gets Help from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Reduces Water Losses with Fast Extraction and Restoration

After a home takes on water of any kind, drastic changes begin to take place. Homeowners in Durham can protect their homes from the damage these changes cause by having qualified professionals carry out the necessary services. One small crisis can bring about a multitude of problems.

Durham property owners often rely on professional water removal services to dry their homes out when saturation is an issue. Unwanted water can come from interior or exterior flooding or firefighting efforts. Large amounts of water on floors or heavily saturated walls and attics need to be removed and extracted until achievement of complete dryness in your home occurs.

SERVPRO uses the latest in technology not only to remove the water in your home but also to find hidden areas with water and moisture. Elevated humidity can also create problems, and we have solutions for that kind of situation, as well. Hygrometers and moisture detectors help us locate areas where water seeped into, even when it feels dry to the touch.

Determined by the location and the material affected, we might use only hand-held and highly portable extraction units, heating pads for floors, air blowers, or full-size pumps mounted on large trucks. Combining any of these, along with air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, and desiccant machines, our technicians steadily, but quickly, dry your home's interior. Other restorative work cannot begin while conditions remain damp.

Whenever flooding includes contaminated water, we ensure that not only do we eliminate all the water but that we also remove any pathogens or chemical residues. We put our skills to work so we leave each home or business “Like it never even happened.” Failing to remove all the water can set your property up for future problems with mold, deterioration, and destruction of materials, foul odors, insect and other pest problems.

The skilled professionals at SERVPRO of Durham want to help you protect your home. Water removal services help prevent other problems from developing inside your residence. Because water damages from the first second it touches your home, contacting us at our local number, (603) 868-3343 can reduce total restoration costs while mitigating loss.

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Ocean, River, and Rain Water All Contribute to Flood Damage Risk in Newmarket

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ocean, River, and Rain Water All Contribute to Flood Damage Risk in Newmarket A quick response from our trained technicians can make all the difference when your home is facing a flooding situation. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Our Technicians Arrive Quickly With Equipment and Manpower to Dry Out Your Flooded Property

The Granite State suffers from flash flooding when torrential rains pound the area. Exacerbating the destructive power of the rain is the potential in Newmarket for the Lamprey River to overflow its banks and Great Bay to produce a storm surge if the weather conditions are right. Homes in Newmarket are at risk of damage from flooding, requiring a fast and efficient professional response.
 
Flood damage in Newmarket is like no other disaster, storm-swollen waters soaking yards, businesses, and homes. The response to flood damage must be immediate, as the longer the waters invade a residence, the more likely that structural damage is a result. The scale of the flooding demands restoration efforts be made by trained technicians, using high-capacity water control equipment.
 
Homes that feature living areas in their lower levels are particularly vulnerable to flood damage. Family rooms or expansion bedrooms face ruin when flood waters creep up the walls and soak through carpeting. SERVPRO flood damage response crews base their successful flood damage restoration efforts upon the advanced training received. State of the art equipment and proven water removal and drying methodologies form the basis of our award-winning flood restoration services.
 
Water removal is accomplished using powerful pumps and high-efficiency extractors. The training SERVPRO crew members master in Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses make a difference. The need for a speedy response is emphasized, and proper techniques stress the removal of water completely, without causing further damage to the structure or fixtures in the affected areas. Carpeting, for example, can survive a flood but risks secondary damage if the individuals handling the heavy-duty water extractors are poorly prepared to operate the tools. Stretching, tearing, and delamination are all threats when an inexperienced attempt to remove the water occurs.
 
Professionals from SERVPRO know how to suction the water from both the carpeting and its pad using weighted wands, patiently and skillfully moving over areas until all apparent water is gone. Often the padding can be dried in place, but our crews may decide to remove and replace it as a relatively inexpensive fix when the contamination risk is high, and the padding remediation is taking longer than expected.
 
The key to a successful flooding restoration in a living area is that balance between speed of cleaning and drying thoroughness. SERVPRO project managers work closely with you to lay out the options for your particular circumstances, making the best choices depending on the extent of the flooding damage and our ability to return moisture levels to preloss norms. Lighter involvement of contaminants like sewage and seawater supports a persistent attempt to restore preexisting materials and contents, with the addition of appropriate sanitization treatments. Severe contamination with infectious waste or chemicals may impel the decision to remove and replace heavily soiled items and even structures.
 
Get the help you need when facing flood damage challenges with a call to SERVPRO of Durham. Our staff awaits your call 24 hours a day at (603) 868-3343.

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How Did Mold Damage Get Into My Newmarket Home?

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Did Mold Damage Get Into My Newmarket Home? SERVPRO of Durham has the tools and technology to detect mold in your home, no matter how hidden it may be.

SERVPRO Can Answer All Your Newmarket Mold Related Questions

The most important thing to remember after you discover mold damage in your Newmarket home is not to panic. Mold growth is a common problem in homes all across America, and you are neither the first nor the last to encounter and eventually rebound from a mold infestation in your home. You may already be wondering what went wrong, either out of curiosity or a desire to prevent a similar disaster from cropping up in the future. In truth, mold does not need much to take root in your home.

Mold damage in Newmarket starts with a natural process, as tiny mold spores enter the home through wind currents or physical carriers. There exists no way to prevent this from happening: mold spores are so small and ubiquitous that their spread cannot be easily controlled. You may be wondering, then, why mold found its way into your home now and not earlier. It may be due to random chance - you could very easily have never had the right species in the right spot in your home to grow into a sizable colony. Or, more likely, an event created suitable growing and living conditions for the fungus.

Most mold damage cases SERVPRO technicians see in the field also accompany some form of water damage. Whether through a flood, leak, or a simple increase in humidity, excess water in the home is the easiest way to pick up a nasty mold infestation. Our first order of business in any mold remediation project is to search for, and correct this moisture issue, as leaving it without repair invites mold back into the home after we finish our work. In the future, be vigilant against leaks, drips, and other sources of moisture in your home, as they could be the harbingers of future mold problems for your household.

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SERVPRO of Durham is a locally-owned company that provides home damage mitigation and restoration services to those in need. Call us 24/7 at (603) 868-3343 for our help or a quote.

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Student Tenants Cause Water Removal Challenges In Durham

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Student Tenants Cause Water Removal Challenges In Durham Apartment and Store Front Buildings Benefit from SERVPRO 's Rapid Water Removal Services in Durham

Durham Apartments Benefit from Swift SERVPRO Water Extraction Services

Landlords who cater to college students may be able to chuckle after a crisis is averted, but rookie tenant mistakes can result in the need for Durham commercial water removal services. Overflowing sinks and tubs or malfunctioning toilets are common causes of water problems in student housing. Our fast and trained teams of technicians help subdue the damage.
 
Inexperience with doing laundry caused some of your freshmen tenants to overstuff a couple of washers in the basement utility area, requiring emergency water removal in your Durham apartment building. The abused clothes washing equipment spewed many gallons of water throughout the basement of the complex, threatening storage areas, other machines in the laundry room and the HVAC system. Our experienced crew arrives within hours of your call and gets directly to work removing the water.
 
We assess the safety of working in several inches of water before putting our equipment to work. If the power must be shut off to prevent electrical shock, SERVPRO workers take full advantage of our truck mounted pumps and water extractors to suction out the water using our vehicles to provide electricity. While the pumps and extractors work on reducing the volume of standing water, our technicians take baseline moisture measurements to determine drying goals for floors and walls in the affected area.
 
Air movers and dehumidifiers positioned professionally begin the task of moving moisture out of structural elements and fixtures like flooring or wallboard. SERVPRO technicians also evaluate the flooded area to discover if any hidden water remains. The cinder block construction of many lower levels can retain water inside the open cells of each block or behind paneling or drywall. We extract this water when found as it risks microbial growth and material deterioration. Tactics like drilling through mortar joints and removing sections of wall covering releases the water to avoid secondary damage.
 
Tenant storage areas pose a challenge, but SERVPRO responds by packing out boxes and items in harm’s way, staging it in another area of the apartment building for renters to review their possessions. We can extend the option for exclusive drying techniques like freeze drying when the water damages documents. We work with your insurance to help you and your tenants make decisions on which items are worth expensive drying efforts and which may need disposal.
 
When your renters turn laundry day into a flood, call SERVPRO of Durham for reliable water removal services. Our office staff dispatches crews as soon as possible after your initial contact at (603) 868-3343.

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