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Is Water Damage Dampening Your Durham Deli Business?

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Water Damage Dampening Your Durham Deli Business? SERVPRO has the equipment and experience to get your deli up and running after a water loss incident.

Fast Extraction Solutions for Durham Delis 

Delicatessens offer a unique experience for the residents and other businesses of Durham. From made to order sandwiches to cuts of meat, it is a highly trafficked building for local patrons. When water loss incidents occur, including situations like burst pipes, areas of your business can quickly get affected by the spreading damages. While many property owners seek to save money and cut costs whenever possible, it is never advisable to avoid professional restoration during a water loss emergency. 

Though you could already face the need for water removal in specific areas of your Durham business, it is essential to work quickly to reach the main shutoff of water flow to the building. By doing this, you can prevent more water from reaching the breach in your plumbing until this portion of the pipe can get replaced or repaired. Our SERVPRO professionals can offer a full-service approach to restoring these effects, including controlled demolition techniques, plumbing repairs, and the necessary reconstruction the property requires.

Our team understands that your business loses money with its doors closed. We can work to quickly assess the water loss damages throughout the building and determine possible solutions to work around the critical areas of your shop to prevent your doors from closing while cleanup and water removal efforts continue. 

With a deli, you also have sophisticated equipment and machines to protect. From the slicers to various coolers and refrigerating units, moisture from standing water could irreparably damage these investments. Along with the advanced extraction tools of our SERVPRO team to quickly remove any standing water scenarios, we also have a full array of rapid drying solutions to help protect these devices and the construction materials in your building from becoming unsalvageable. 

Protecting your business is critical when emergencies like water loss incidents occur. With plumbing breaks, you need to respond to the situation immediately with professionals like our SERVPRO of Durham team that can help. If you want to make water loss effects “Like it never even happened” for your deli, give our experienced team a call today at (603) 868-3343. 

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Our Experienced Technicians Are Ready To Restore Your Durham Home After A Flood Damage Disaster

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Experienced Technicians Are Ready To Restore Your Durham Home After A Flood Damage Disaster Storm damage demands rapid removal of water and debris. We our the wise choice to mitigate the storm damage and salvage your belongings.

Drying Out the Flood Damaged Materials of Your Durham Home

Floods that submerge homes in Durham visibly damage the softer elements inside, such as walls made of paneling or drywall. Harder components, such as concrete, brick, and solid wood also sustain damage during a flood, although the evidence does not become apparent immediately.

When SERVPRO performs flood damage mitigation in Durham to restore a customer's home from the ravages of flood damage, the interior components play a major role in the timing that takes place with our different pieces of equipment. Some materials can suffer harm when drying happens too slowly or too quickly, and our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training helps us work within corresponding parameters.

Wood trim and flooring can hold water behind and underneath them, as well as inside. We usually remove some of the boards so that the air currents generated by our drying equipment can reach into these spaces. We dry these slowly to prevent rapid changes in moisture content, as such alterations can cause splintering. Our goal is to use the most effective techniques at every stage of your home's mitigation and restoration.
After making flood cuts in softer wall materials like paneling, we start drying the area out. The interiors of opened walls dry faster when we direct air currents into the opened spaces. The pores in these materials come in rather large sizes compared to the pores found in brick and cement, and their wider diameters let moisture escape more rapidly. Capturing this water vapor keeps it from affecting other materials, especially those that require more extensive drying periods.

We wash previously submerged brick and similar surfaces down with a power washer to remove any grime or residue from the flood, spray it with a disinfectant, and then repeat the washing process to ensure that the surface no longer contains anything harmful. Drying this kind of substance takes extra long to finish because the size of the pores prevents moisture from evaporating into the air. We often use heated air currents to pull water out of these materials. When we make sure to dry brick, mortar, and concrete walls thoroughly, particularly the ones that form part of exterior walls, we prevent future problems from occurring during the winter months.

SERVPRO of Durham is always ready to send out experienced and IICRC-certified professionals to mitigate flood damage in our local communities, including Madbury, Epping, and Newfields. Our number, (603) 868-3343, is answered 24/7, year-round, including holidays.

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Call Our Experts When You Are Facing Durham Fire Damage Restoration

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Call Our Experts When You Are Facing Durham Fire Damage Restoration We have the necessary equipment to restore you home after a fire.We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so don't hesitate and call right away.

Odors from Fire Damage can Affect More than Your Durham Home's Laundry Room

A house fire in Durham might involve only one or two areas of a home. Fires that start in a dryer's vent system can cause damage as the flames spread. Part of this can include odors that continue to bother the occupants of the home. These can come from the structural components that charred and also anything that furnished the area.

When residents in Durham experience localized fire damage in their home, they might feel tempted to patch things up and make-do with the results. Doing so can leave a home smelling acrid. Such unpleasant odors can affect porous items such as clothing, paneling, curtains, and carpets when tiny odor-causing particles find their way into the pores of these materials. Their jagged, sharp edges make this happen easily during a fire, as the pressure behind the smoke can become quite intensive.

When SERVPRO receives a call about a fire that happened in or near a dryer, we know that some of the odors noticed afterward might come from the rubber belt that turned the dryer's internal drum. Black, heavy smoke gets produced when items made from rubber burn. Oils that burn also produce similar soot, as well as odors. Greasy and clingy, this smoke adheres to everything it comes into contact with and cleaning improperly can create an increasingly worse mess.

Our technicians always arrive with the tools cleaning up messes and restoring homes require, including controlling odors related to smoke and fire damage. We first eliminate as much of the soot deposited on surfaces as we can reach with our tools. Pulling damaged materials out of your residence removes another source of odors.

SERVPRO relies on thermal fogging to eliminate the rest of the odor-causing particles that exist in otherwise unreachable areas. We choose this option because of the way the heated vapor spreads out and then pushes its way into the same places affected by smoky residues. As soon as the chemicals in the fog mingle with the soot particles, a reaction takes place between the two, leaving the soot unable to find its way back into the air again, keeping your home from holding any foul odors again.

SERVPRO of Durham provides services to Newmarket, Stratham,and Madbury homeowners. Contact us by calling our 24-hour service line at (603) 868-3343 when the effects of smoke and fire damage affect your home and family. We can alleviate the problem with proper mitigation, restoration, and deodorization for you.

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Durham Water Loss, Sudsy Kitchen, Here Comes SERVPRO!

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Durham Water Loss, Sudsy Kitchen, Here Comes SERVPRO! Sudsy Water Damage in Your Durham Kitchen? SERVPRO Provides Fast Cleanup and Drying

An Overflowing Dishwasher Leads to Water Cleanup in a Durham Kitchen

Dishwashers are one of those appliances we can count on, day after day, to do the job right most of the time. However, one small thing, like accidentally putting too much detergent in your dishwasher or a faulty float switch can cause plenty of problems from overflowing on your kitchen floor to potential water damage and mold growth in your kitchen. Without swift water cleanup, you may have more to worry about that mopping up soap suds and water on your linoleum floor.

If an overflowing dishwasher causes you to seek out professional water cleanup for your Durham home, the certified technicians at SERVPRO are ready to help you. All of our specialists receive extensive training and education on water damage prevention as well as cutting-edge tools to evaluate and eliminate moisture in your home.

Within just a few hours of your call, our SERVPRO technicians can begin cleaning up any remaining water in your kitchen with wet/dry vacuums and thorough cleaning of surfaces with EPA-registered disinfectant to prevent bacterial exposure. Linoleum flooring is a vapor barrier, so depending on the amount of time since your dishwasher malfunction has occurred, it may need to be removed to allow any moisture that has seeped into the subfloor to dry.

Drying the wooden subfloor can be accomplished with the help of centrifugal air movers placed every 10 to 16 linear feet, industrial-grade dehumidifiers, and other materials, such as a large sheet of 6mm polyethylene to trap water vapor for removal more effectively. After drying has finished, we can reinstall your flooring and restore any other surfaces that have been affected by water, such as wooden furniture. By the time we finish, your dishwasher overflow may as well have never happened.

SERVPRO of Durham; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, so we can come to your home and restore it to a preloss condition 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays. If you need our services for mitigating damage to your home, give us a call at (603) 868-3343 today.

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Take the Stress Out of Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Durham with SERVPRO

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Take the Stress Out of Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Durham with SERVPRO Don't let your business be overcome by water damage. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Commercial Water Removal in a Durham Insurance Agency

The day-to-day at an office can be quite busy, especially if your day is full of telephone calls and interfacing with customers shopping for insurance plans. You may stop in the restroom to wash your hands after lunch, only to find that you forgot to turn off a sink that is prone to backing up, which can leave water all over the floor of your office's restroom that seeps into the hallway carpet.

If an unexpected pipe leak causes commercial water removal in your Durham insurance agency, SERVPRO technicians are ready to come to your business to mitigate the damage and leave your office looking, as we like to say, "Like it never even happened."

Tile is a semi-porous surface that is highly resistant to water, so cleaning up your company restroom can be performed with industrial-grade wet/dry vacuums. For carpet, in cases where the padding has not begun to separate from it, our SERVPRO team can use such tools as the Rover extractor to remove water. By using the body weight of the technician, moisture can be sucked up from carpet to prevent permanent damage or delamination of your office's carpet.

After removing the water from your floors, drying can commence with the help of our centrifugal air movers and low grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers. The LGR works much like the air handler in an air conditioner and works in tandem with polyethylene sheeting laid on the carpet and taped down to channel moist air to an exit point, such as a window. Moisture is evaporated into the air by air movers and continually replaced with dry air from the dehumidifiers. Our technicians can monitor the drying process carefully, particularly with carpet, using a variety of tools including moisture sensors and thermo-hygrometers.

SERVPRO of Durham is ready to help you with any size disaster. If you need our services to restore your commercial facility after suffering water damage, give us a call today at (603) 868-3343.

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Our SERVPRO Heroes Are Here For You When Flood Disasters Strike

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our SERVPRO Heroes Are Here For You When Flood Disasters Strike Our technicians have the expertise to extract, clean, and restore your damaged home from all flood type of disasters.

Basement Flood Damage Cleanup in a Durham Residence

Flooding is the most common--and costly--natural disaster in New Hampshire. In April alone, some cities can expect as much as 4" of rain. When flooding from significant rains seep into your finished basement and leave you with soggy walls and flooring, handling it on your own can seem to be an impossible task to undertake. 

When you discover flood damage in your Durham home's basement, SERVPRO technicians can restore your structure to its pre-flood condition. Our professionals are available at any time of day to address your disaster and mitigate long-term damage from moisture.

Our team uses several tools to evaluate moisture on your property so that we can get an idea of damage to your flooring and structural elements behind drywall. For example, infrared cameras may be used to evaluate moisture in or behind drywall or sheetrock. Moisture meters are frequently used to assess moisture in a variety of surfaces, while moisture sensors are a useful preliminary measure of water absorption in porous surfaces. Thermal imaging and moisture meters can be used after extraction to confirm a surface is dry.

SERVPRO technicians can construct polyethylene partitions that accelerate drying and contain moisture. This moisture can be eliminated through air movers and dehumidifiers, which are positioned to pull moisture out of surfaces, extract the water, and turn it into warm, dry air. It is crucial to establish a balance of air movement and dehumidification - too many air movers in a water-damaged space can overwhelm dehumidifiers, while too few air movers mean slower drying. Air movers can be placed at 45-degree angles to the walls affected by moisture collection, approximately 10 to 16 linear feet apart. In most Class 1 water damage cases, air movers are positioned roughly 150 to 300 square feet apart but can be moved closer to 50 to 60 square feet apart in situations where a significant amount of wet carpet or other surfaces need drying.

SERVPRO of Durham is ready to address and restore your home after a flood disaster 24/7. If your home needs emergency disaster cleanup, give us a call today at (603) 868-3343.

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Addressing Water Damage in Your Durham Rental Home

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Addressing Water Damage in Your Durham Rental Home SERVPRO Provides First Aid to Water-Damaged Medicine Cabinets in Durham--More Than a Band-Aid

Water damage often hides in hard-to-reach places in the home. When allowed to accumulate behind installations such as bathroom cabinets, it often leads to further structural and property damage that is difficult to fix without professional assistance.
 
In the event of a leak behind a bathroom medicine cabinet that leads to water damage in your Durham rental home, certified, highly-trained SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 to address and mitigate the damage.
 
When our team comes to your home to inspect your water damage, sensors are used to evaluate moisture levels. After inspection, water is removed from the bathroom wall with a portable extractors or drilling weep holes for drainage and drying depending on the amount of space available. After extraction, our SERVPRO professionals can get right to work on drying the water-damaged areas behind your bathroom cabinet.
 
To facilitate proper air flow, a technician can now use those drilled weep holes to force in warm air via an injecti-dry system, part of our advanced equipment invenory. After that, an air mover is positioned at a 45-degree angle to the affected wall at a rate of one per 150-300 square feet of drying area. In cases where surfaces such as carpet are soaked through, technicians position air movers every 50 to 60 square feet of affected area. Typically, carpets are not the flooring of choice in a bathroom.
 
Dehumidifiers also require proper setup to absorb and eliminate moisture picked up by air movers. This process is aided by small chambers created with polyethylene partitions that are positioned to contain drying to the water-damaged area. As the surface dries, the partition is made smaller in order to continually accelerate drying.
 
After drying is complete, our experts can then clean the area with an EPA-registered broad spectrum disinfectant. Fast drying techniques can aid in the cleanup process as well. In the event of odors, ULV foggers or pump sprayers are commonly used to deodorize walls and ceilings. For a minor mishap, a gel to absorb odors and provide fresh scents can be used.
 
SERVPRO of Durham is ready to assist you 24/7. If you need assistance with a disaster of any size, call us today at (603) 868-3343.

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Your Durham Home Can Be Restored After A Fire

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Durham Home Can Be Restored After A Fire Timing is vital to avoid further issues, so do not hesitate to call us at (603) 868-3343 when you need to, even in the middle of the night.

Fire Damage Cleanup For Your Durham Home

Laundry rooms in Durham homes are a common place for fires to begin. To keep your home safe, it is essential that you practice some safety precautions in your laundry room. The combination of electricity, water, natural gas, heat, and combustible materials can lead to a fire hazard which is potentially dangerous every time you do a load of laundry. Laundry room fires can be small or catastrophic, but routine checkups and simple maintenance can help prevent these disasters.

When you’ve experienced a laundry room fire and fire damage in your Durham home, get in touch with our SERVPRO staff right away. We are a professional remediation company who is trained and experienced to handle situations like this. We need to move quickly to avoid additional damage from settled smoke and soot, so reach out to us as soon as the flames are extinguished, any time of day or night.

To help prevent a fire, clean your lint filters out after every use. If you use a dryer bar or dryer sheets, residues can accumulate on the lint screen. Remove the screen each month and clean it with soapy, hot water. Let your lint filter air dry before putting it back into the dryer. You should also properly dispose of the lint. Don’t leave an accumulation of lint in the laundry room, and don’t leave any combustible liquids near your washer and dryer.

Even a small fire can produce much smoke. Besides cleaning the settled smoke from affected surfaces, SERVPRO staff also needs to clean the air. To do so, we use machines such as ozone generators and air scrubbers. The portable ozone machines generate ozone, which reacts chemically with molecules that cause odor and oxidizes the residues and removes the odors. Air scrubbers can remove airborne particles of smoke and odors from the air in your laundry room, pulling them through a series of filters, and then exhausting clean air back out into the area.

If you are using a flexible, dryer vent hose, get a rigid plastic or metal dryer hose vent to replace it with right away. The flexible hoses are lint traps and a huge fire hazard. The rigid ones still need to be cleaned regularly but are much safer.

You should also ensure that both machines are plugged in the appropriate wattage outlets which are grounded. Do not ever use an extension cord to run either machine and do not overload the outlets they are using. Never leave your dryer running while you are not home or when you go to bed.

SERVPRO of Durham wants to help you clean up after a fire in your home in Epping, Stratham, or Kingston. Timing is vital to avoid further issues, so do not hesitate to call us at (603) 868-3343 when you need to, even in the middle of the night.

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Newmarket Property Management Companies Count on SERVPRO for Rapid Water Loss Mitigation

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Newmarket Property Management Companies Count on SERVPRO for Rapid Water Loss Mitigation That's Right! Call SERVPRO When You Need Water Loss Cleanup and Restoration in Newmarket

Fast Commercial Water Removal Minimizes Damage to Newmarket Apartment Units

Water damage can be devastating to a structure if it is not addressed as soon as possible after the initial water intrusion. Whether it is from a water line failure, broken dishwasher in a unit or other reason, you should seek help now or at least within 48 hours; any standing water needs to be handled as a hazardous black water situation if it is left to stagnate.
 
When you contact SERVPRO for commercial water removal in your Newmarket apartment complex, our local emergency response team arrives on site within hours to begin cleanup. Since drywall can absorb water, units that could potentially be affected by water are inspected. We do not rely solely on visual assessment to determine if building materials are compromised by moisture. We use digital probes that measure moisture behind walls and subflooring, so there are no hidden odor or mold issues when surfaces appear dry. The health and well being of your tenants is our priority.
 
Depending on the amount of standing water in the property, our technicians have various methods to extract water from the unit or units quickly. If it is a clean water spill, a weighted extractor pushes excess water from carpet padding, and we can direct airflow under carpeting to thoroughly dry subflooring and padding from the bottom up with the use of air movers and dehumidifiers in tandem.
 
Drywall is absorbent and pulls water up. If drywall between apartment units is affected, complete drying is crucial for the removal of moisture or structural damage and mold can be secondary damages that occur. If the drywall or building materials are found to be saturated, SERVPRO technicians drill weep holes to drain water and carefully set up air movers to direct air behind drywall to ensure there is not an ideal place for mold colonies to set up home which can happen as quickly as 24-48 hours after a water spill. At times, we can perform a controlled demolition to remove saturated materials or to inspect wall or floor voids.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Durham at (603) 868-3343 for fast and efficient commercial water removal from your property. Our technicians are available 24/7 and have the equipment to extract water quickly and the expertise to help avoid secondary damage from water through fast action. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Why Removing Mold Damage in Your Durham Home Fails when Cleaning with Bleach

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Removing Mold Damage in Your Durham Home Fails when Cleaning with Bleach Mold Remediation in Durham Is Best Left to SERVPRO

Reasons to Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Microbes exist in extremely high numbers across the planet, including in Durham, and have thrived for eons, regardless of climate. Their minimal requirements and their hardiness make for a durable organism that can easily create hundreds or thousands of dollars in damaged homes. 
 
Durham homeowners often believe cleaning mold damage away when found seems easy, especially if done using bleach. Unfortunately, this method fails at preventing regrowth of mold, and worse, it can help mold spread to other parts of your home. 
 
The anatomy of a mold is relatively complex for such a tiny organism. The invisible spores travel and spread. When homeowners find mold, they view patches or colonies as the colorful part. The underside is the location of the hyphae, which anchors the mold onto surfaces. The hyphae, like small roots, burrow into the surface. Doing this can create primary mold damage, such as crumbling of drywall and other porous materials. It is also the well-known stain left behind after cleaning with bleach. 
 
Cleaning mold with bleach fails because water molecules can penetrate where bleach molecules cannot. The size of bleach molecules prevents penetration into surfaces such as drywall or wood. The surface may seem clean and free of mold, but the hyphae remain. Still alive, the possibility of embedded hyphae to re-emerge later increases because of the water provided to them – the same water mixed with the bleach when 'cleaning' the wall. 
 
Instead of providing mold found in your home with their next drink, professional remediation of mold damage can gain you much better results. Removing mold damaged areas goes hand in hand with preventing mold from returning to damage your home again in the future. The mold inhibitors we use are extremely effective but safe around children and pets. SERVPRO has the IICRC certificates needed to prepare them to return your home to a healthy condition and restore everything, so it is “Like it never even happened.” 
 
SERVPRO of Durham can help remove mold damage and prevent microbial growth from returning. Increase the healthy state of your home by calling us at (603) 868-3343 when you find this fungus growing inside your home.

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