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Restoration of Commercial Water Damage Protects Durham Bakeries from Future Crises

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoration of Commercial Water Damage Protects Durham Bakeries from Future Crises Keep the sweet treats in stock with water damage restoration with SERVPRO.

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Fresh bread out of the oven smells terrific, but few people can take the time to do this on a regular basis. Most residents in Durham rely on local bakeries to supply the needs of fresh baked goods, from loaves of bread to sweet doughnuts and other treats. Bakeries must adhere to strict standards of cleanliness regarding both equipment and building interiors.

One disaster that can make continued production difficult for a bakery in Durham is the existence of commercial water damage. This kind of damage comes in many forms and can cover a large area in a bakery's building, sometimes before you notice its presence. SERVPRO professionals know how to remove the effects of this and other kinds of damage that can happen within a business' interior. Removing such damage and anything affected by it starts the restoration process.

We clean damaged or otherwise adversely affected equipment, including mixers, bakeware, utensils, counters, and cabinetry. SERVPRO works with many local businesses so they can remain vital parts of our local economy and your bakery, like other food-producing businesses, must follow regulations to provide a healthy product to the public. The friendly restoration experts at SERVPRO know how to mitigate such damaging effects and keep them from spreading further.

Crumbling walls and other structural components, flaking paint and varnishes, deteriorating plastics and rubber trim, and other problems may not seem substantial enough to create concern. However, such decay can permit rodent and insect infestations to develop. These problems can undoubtedly pose health hazards to your employees, also, and create an unsafe working environment. SERVPRO understands the enormity of such situations and works quickly to restore safe conditions for both your employees and your customers again.

Removing such materials and replacing them helps restore the state of your building, but we also must locate the source of the water. In rare cases, we find that the water's intrusion was a one-time event, such as an overflowing basin, but in the majority of situations, ongoing leaks or drips cause water damage. We stop these after locating them with our moisture detection devices, including infrared imaging scanners.

SERVPRO of Durham wants to help your bakery rise to the top once again after you discover signs of water damage in your building. Call us at (603) 868-3343 if your bakery is located in or around Newmarket or Madbury and we can help you make it "Like it never even happened."

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It Is Not Always Your Durham Basement That Experiences Flood Damages

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage It Is Not Always Your Durham Basement That Experiences Flood Damages Flooding Greatly Damages Foundations and Structures in Dover Properties--Seek Help from SERVPRO Fast to Limit Water Damages

SERVPRO Suggests to Homeowners in Durham to Respond to Flooding Quickly to Mitigate Damages

As a Durham homeowner, you likely can attest to the severe weather systems that can roll through the area with little warning. Planning for these storms is almost impossible, leading you to rely heavily on the fortifications of your home and its solid construction to ward off the risks associated with heavy rainfall and flooding conditions.

Even if your basement and foundation walls are durable and well-constructed, other areas of your Durham home could allow these flood damages to occur. For example, if high winds pull shingles off of your roof, this could expose the construction materials underneath and test the limitations of the build in preventing high volumes of water from passing through.

When you first discover water can penetrate into your home, you should seek the experience and expertise of our SERVPRO professionals. We respond quickly to your call, no matter when it happens, to help you limit the damages that your home experiences and save the contents of your home from becoming unsalvageably ruined.

Extraction is not always a requirement for these kinds of calls if the source of the immediate damages can get found and repaired. For substantial rebuilds and reconstruction, this work must precede restoration by a certified residential contractor or company of your choosing before our SERVPRO team can do our work.

Thoroughly drying the area is one of the essential components to our restoration process because it prevents structural components from getting weaker, exposes severely damaged areas which require replacement, and prevent secondary damages like mold growth from occurring as well.

Overcoming flood damages in your home is not something that every homeowner gets prepared to face. Fortunately, this is not a battle that you have to fight alone, as our SERVPRO of Durham flood restoration specialists are always available to help you overcome all of the damages caused by this disaster and to return your home to preloss conditions. You can reach us at any time by calling (603) 868-3343.

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Attic Space Sustaining Mold Damage in Durham Places the Entire Home at Risk

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Attic Space Sustaining Mold Damage in Durham Places the Entire Home at Risk If mold damage is found in your attic, call SERVPRO 24/7 for help

How to address mold damage in your attic space

Over the winter, ice dams and small leaks can permit water from melting snow to enter into the uppermost regions of your Durham home. The attic may not receive much traffic from your family, but microbes still exist there in substantial numbers.

The lack of time spent in the attic of your Durham home can mean mold damage can take over large areas before you notice anything wrong. If this mold enters into any holes or other imperfections in your air system's ductwork, mold particles and spores can soon become a problem in your living space down below the attic. We clean visible mold from unfinished wood in attics quite often with non-toxic methods.

SERVPRO's Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) use methods similar to sandblasting, but without the sand, to remove microscopic organisms harbored in your attic. After we finish, we use a HEPA-filtered vacuum to remove both the mold particles and spores, as well as the solid agents used to blast the microbes off surfaces.

As always, before beginning our work, we protect ourselves with personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves and air filtering masks. We also protect your living area from contamination by enclosing your attic space and turning off the air system. Reducing the number of spores that migrate into other areas of your home keeps your microbial population much more controllable.

To further protect your home from microbial damage, we can discuss the need for an air scrubber that efficiently removes any particles in the air, including mold particles and spores. Air scrubbers keep any mold that escaped when you discovered it growing in your attic from restarting a new colony downstairs. Our machines change the air inside a home rather quickly, so they do not need to run for an extended period.

SERVPRO of Durham sends technicians to homes and businesses in the Newfields, Kingston, and Stratham areas to perform mold damage remediation. If you discover mold or other microbial colonization occurring in your home, call us at our local emergency service line number, (603) 868-3343, so we can assist you in maintaining a healthy interior environment for your family.

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When Your Durham Home Suffers Substantial Water Damages

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Your Durham Home Suffers Substantial Water Damages SERVPRO of Durham is here to inspect, assess, and restore your property back to preloss condition.

SERVPRO is Here For You When Water Damage Strikes Your Durham Home

As a homeowner, your Durham residence is always on your mind regarding how you can make it better equipped to withstand the forces of nature and the damages that these instances can do to your home. Unfortunately, even with the most diligent of homeowners taking the most extreme of precautions, you cannot plan for the possibility of internal water emergencies or issues that pose a threat all on their own.

Your Durham home can fall victim to water damages with little notice or warning, especially with instances like appliance failure and degradation. Water-fed machines like your washing machine or dishwasher often do not age well, and simple components like bushings are all that stand in the way of preventing overfilling. When these parts malfunction or break, your appliances continually get fed water (overflowing onto the floors in the area) until you manually shut down the supply line.

Our SERVPRO team has seen all manner of disasters like these throughout our time serving customers in our communities. While every situation differs slightly, our unique training allows us to handle every water damage situation that we might encounter, and become a clear choice for those looking for professional restoration done right.

The process begins with an assessment of the damages and a determination of what we need to restore your home back to the way it should be. Often these situations require extraction of present pooling water, which typically gets achieved with the use of portable pumps and wet-vacs. For more extreme extraction needs, we can dispatch a pump truck from our SERVPRO fleet.

Drying the area is a critical component to restoration. It is essential that the area is thoroughly dried to prevent further damage to structural components or worsening damages like microbial growth.

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When it comes to overcoming water damages of any severity in your home, you want to make sure that the job gets done correctly. You can always put your trust in our SERVPRO of Durham restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess and move on from the damages. Give us a call 24/7 at (603) 868-3343.

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Old Kitchen Outlets Can Cause a Small Electrical Fire in Your Durham Home

5/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Old Kitchen Outlets Can Cause a Small Electrical Fire in Your Durham Home When facing an electrical fire, contact SERVPRO for remediation and prevention efforts.

SERVPRO Starts the Remediation Process Quickly After a Fire for Best Results

Outdated outlets, wiring, and appliances can cause a blaze in your home and then leave fire damage behind. When it comes to the safety of your home, it is always best to check the plugs of your old appliances for damage or potential fire hazards. While harder to detect, it is also possible for outdated and faulty outlets in old homes to cause electrical fires. However, despite caution accidents can still occur. It is important to know that when these accidents happen, help is nearby.
While you may be tempted to wait and think about your options after your Durham home suffers fire damage, it is never a good idea to hesitate. Soot adheres to surfaces with the help of the heat from fire; the longer it stays in contact with whatever it is attached to, the more damage it can do. Soot can discolor your wooden cabinets and expensive countertops. Ashes can get inside of your vents and stove. Leaving the damage alone for too long can result in the loss of your belongings. It is best to get professionals into your home quickly so they can inspect the damage and get the remediation process going.
SERVPRO can use advanced technology to handle the soot, ashes, and odor left behind by the blaze. We can sand down the smoke off of your wooden cabinets and, afterward, they can be refinished to restore them to their pre-fire condition. Our SERVPRO techs can employ the use of thermal foggers to address the odor that clings to your kitchen. Thermal foggers trap the particles in that air that cause the odor and neutralize them. Lastly, SERVPRO can make sure to clean any ash from the vents in your kitchen.
Do not delay when you have a small fire in your home. Dial (603) 868-3343 to contact SERVPRO of Durham. No matter what time, we can take your call.

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Tools For Water Damage Remediation In Your Durham Business

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Tools For Water Damage Remediation In Your Durham Business When there has been a plumbing failure of any kind in your Durham business, it can create a lot of commercial water damage.

Water Damage Remediation

Plumbing fixture failures or faulty installations are the primary cause of interior water damage to businesses in Durham. Minor clogs and leaks should be handled properly since they can be the signs of more severe issues in your Durham deli. If an appliance, pipe, fixture, or hose contains running water, it must be maintained correctly and to prevent any losses related to water.

When there has been a plumbing failure of any kind in your Durham business, it can create a lot of commercial water damage. Water can quickly get into every nook and cranny, underneath flooring and inside walls. Cleaning up a mess like this is not a good idea, because if you miss anything, you could also wind up with mold damage. Letting our staff at SERVPRO help you instead is the smart choice, as we have all the tools needed to not only clean up the damage but to find any hidden moisture, too.

Once we arrive at your building, we locate the areas of your structure which are wet and determine precisely how wet they are compared to regular moisture levels. We use various devices to track moisture within the building.

The goal of SERVPRO technicians is to return all materials to their normal moisture content levels. We use moisture meters to find the moisture content of various materials to help us figure out if a structure is dry. Penetrating moisture meters have probes so we can test underneath flooring and inside wall cavities.

A moisture sensor is used to detect excess moisture in soft materials. It has sharp probes which penetrate through carpets and padding so we can figure out how far the water has gone. We can only detect that water is present with this tool, however, and cannot measure the amount of water that is there.

Thermo-hygrometers measure both relative humidity and temperature. Some can even measure the dew point. With the readings from these devices, in conjunction with a psychrometric chart or calculator, helps us to figure out the specific humidity.

SERVPRO of Durham has the necessary tools to help us determine where the moisture in your water damaged business in Epping, Kingston, or Newfields is. You can get in touch with us anytime you need by dialing (603) 868-3343.

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SERVPRO Gets Your Flood Damaged Durham Home Livable Faster

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Gets Your Flood Damaged Durham Home Livable Faster SERVPRO'S Green Fleet Follows the Yellows Lines to Your Property in Durham for Flood Water Extraction

Methods, Skills, Equipment and Experience Help for Rapid Floodwater Removal and Restoration

Flood damage can create a major impediment to day-to-day life in your home, even if the damage is relatively light. Flooding can knock out entire rooms, sections, or floors of a building, making them dangerous to navigate through and impossible to live in. SERVPRO has, through decades of experience and research, developed an approach to flooding that allows us to be in and out of your home as fast as possible to minimize the burden placed on you. So, how do we do it?

Fast Responses
SERVPRO technicians are ready on a 24/7 basis to respond quickly to calls about flood damage in Durham and surrounding communities. Being available at all hours allows us to protect homeowners from disaster even when it strikes in the dead of night and hours of precious time would otherwise tick away. Within four hours of your first call, our representatives arrive on the scene and begin mitigation work that prevents additional damage from happening and takes care of pressing issues on the spot. As a result, we save days or weeks of time and thousands of dollars in expenses during our restoration procedures and get your home back to a livable state in as little time as possible. "Like it never even happened."

Efficient Restorations
Our restoration work focuses on maximizing efficiency in two regards: time and cost. We specifically select innovative strategies and plans that, while more complicated and technologically involved than traditional solutions, take care of drying and restorative tasks far faster and more reliably than in decades past. Furthermore, our technicians take care not to employ redundant or unnecessary strategies if they are not needed to keep costs down. We also keep every part of your home in mind during our work and carefully monitor conditions to make sure that no changes are allowed to go unchecked.
SERVPRO of Durham has helped local homeowners to recover from flood damage disasters for years and has access to national-scale resource networks to make sure that your home receives the care it deserves. Call us at (603) 868-3343.

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Cleaning up Mold Damage in Your Durham Home

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleaning up Mold Damage in Your Durham Home Say no to mold infestations and say yes to mold remediation with SERVPRO of Durham!

SERVPRO Can Take Care of The Mold Infestation in Your Durham Property 

If you have mold growth in your Durham residence, you have a moisture problem, too. Mold does not grow all by itself but requires some type of moisture. If you can control that, then you can control mold growth. Many times, a direct water intrusion is the culprit including a plumbing leak, roof leak, poorly sealed windows that are leaking, water run-off from bathtubs and showers, or drain back-ups.

Finding mold growth and mold damage in your Durham home does not make for a happy day, but it can be cleaned up. If the source of the moisture is solved, you also won’t have to worry about a new colony of mold returning. Professional help from a mold remediation company such as our staff at SERVPRO is the best way to go. Household products are not recommended, as they do not adequately clean the mold.

When we first arrive, we inspect the affected area to see how far the mold has spread. During remediation, we wear protective gear including gloves and a respirator to avoid breathing in the spores of mold as we disturb them. Sometimes, a full-face mask and Tyvek suit is needed.

A containment area is made around where the mold colony is to prevent the spores from spreading to clean parts of your home. SERVPRO techs use air scrubbers to filter out excess mold spores, and in situations where building materials such as framing are wet still, we use dehumidifiers with low flow to help the drying process.

When the mold is on porous materials like carpeting or drywall, it many times needs to be removed and replaced. When the mold is on these types of materials, it is not easy to clean, so it is better to get rid of it. Non-porous surfaces such as marble and tile are wiped down to remove the mold spores, and we use HEPA vacuums before and after cleaning of all affected areas.

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SERVPRO of Durham works hard to ensure we take care of your mold problem in your residence in Stratham, Newmarket, or Epping. You can be confident when you call us at (603) 868-3343 that we can make your home safe for you and your family again.

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Key Areas That Need to be Deodorized After Fire Damage to Your Kingston Home

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Key Areas That Need to be Deodorized After Fire Damage to Your Kingston Home Fire damage in your attic needs thorough remediation and restoration efforts. SERVPRO technicians can provide those services. Call today.

SERVPRO Technicians are Equipped With Tools Which Offer Complete Remediation Services to Homeowners

Apart from the carnage due to heat and flames, a fire also brings with it another huge problem- the odor. The smell of burning material can linger on in your home long after the fire has been contained. There are a few areas of your home that are more susceptible to accumulation of odors after a fire than others.

SERVPRO Professionals can pay particular attention to these areas and use some of the latest technology to combat odors after fire damage to your Kingston home. Here are some of the areas that can need more attention.

Confined areas
Confined spaces are magnets for odors after a fire incident. The smoke can fill these areas and saturate them with the smoke causing particles. If the area is heavily contaminated, SERVPRO technicians can use ULV foggers or an ozone machine to combat the odor.

Attics are uniquely challenging for the process of odor elimination after a fire incident. It is often needed to remove the contents to locate the source of the odor. There are two materials in the attic that are most severely affected by the odor-causing particles- the insulation and the rafters.

The material used in insulation is very porous, and the odor particles can penetrate deeper into it. The situation can get worse if there is a high air pressure within the attic. Ventilation and spraying deodorant with ULV fogger are perhaps the best options for eliminating such odors.

If the fire is particularly intense, the structural material including the rafters can be covered in smoke and soot. The odor elimination process in such situation starts by scrubbing the residue from the surfaces and spraying with a strong deodorant.

Another place where odor molecules can accumulate is the inside of an automobile. If your car is trapped in the garage on fire, the smoke and soot residue can penetrate the upholstery of the vehicle and can cause them to reek with burnt odor.

Call SERVPRO of Durham today at (603) 868-3343 to talk to one of our odor elimination experts.
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When You Need Help Removing Water From Your Durham Property

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When You Need Help Removing Water From Your Durham Property Urgent water removal services are something that many homes in the Durham region can need during the early spring.

Removing Water From Your Property

You need water removal services, and you need them quickly. The spring thaw has come, and the old sump pump in your basement has broken due to the excessive water running around your home as the snow melts. Now your basement floor is covered with ankle-deep water as the sump pump can no longer deal with the excess.

Urgent water removal services are something that many homes in the Durham region can need during the early spring. However, it is critical and essential that the water should not be left for too much time to stagnate. The more time that water sits in your home, the higher the chance for structural damage grows. Fortunately, help is never far.

SERVPRO can arrive at your home within hours of your call to evaluate the damage done. From there, our skilled technicians can set up a plan to extract the water that has collected in your basement. We employ the use of powerful truck-operated pumps as well as wet/dry vacuums to remove all of the water that has built up in your home.

Once we have removed the stagnating water, our technicians can evaluate the level of damage to the structure of your basement. Concrete floors can often build up a chalk-like calcium deposit when exposed to water. Our technicians can clean your floors thoroughly to remove this and then set up a drying plan for the rest of your basement.

Depending on the amount of the damage done by the water, SERVPRO can dry out your walls and any belongings that have sustained water damage. We can do this through the use of tools like dehumidifiers, axial fans, and air movers that can eliminate moisture from the air and your home.

When your home desperately needs water removal services, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Durham at (603) 868-3343. We can work to get your home as soon as possible and return your basement to its preloss state.

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