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How Your Property in Nashua Benefits from Mold Remediation

6/1/2024 (Permalink)

tech in PPE controlled demo A SERVPRO mold remediator in PPE executes a controlled demolition in this Nashua kitchen. "Like it never even happened."

Our Methods are Tested, Thorough & Cost-Effective

SERVPRO® helps homeowners in Nashua protect their homes and other property from destructive harm. Our experts in mold remediation regularly do this here because of the elevated humidity levels in the area. We can also help you protect your home and its contents.

When it comes to mold remediation in Nashua, SERVPRO is your reliable partner. We employ a comprehensive approach, using the most effective and cost-efficient methods to ensure thoroughness. Given that mold can thrive in any part of your home, we are equipped with a diverse range of methods to address every possible area.

Here are three:

  • Filtration during cleanup,
  • Remedy all sources of unnecessary humidity, and
  • Engage in preventative measures.

Having HEPA filters on our air-moving and vacuuming equipment eliminates many live mold particles and viable spores. Air currents help keep spores from settling anywhere. During abrading or other cleanup tasks, a constantly running air-moving system with HEPA filters captures dust and microbial material.

Nashua, like the rest of New Hampshire, is prone to high humidity. At SERVPRO, we take a proactive approach to this issue. Our technicians can assess the humidity level inside your home and take the necessary steps to mitigate it. We regularly address water line leaks and other preventable sources of moisture. If required, we can install a sump pump, repair siding or gutters, or remove debris that could lead to moisture accumulation in your home.

After we perform mold remediation and ensure no water damage can cause future mold infestations, we often apply Concrobium to newly installed and existing building materials. Concrobium is a non-toxic substance that encapsulates remaining microbes and spores and simultaneously discourages new spores.

When water damage has resulted in secondary problems like mold, remediation is often the answer. Call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 for services specific to your home's needs.

Equipment for Efficient Water Damage Restoration in Nashua Premises

4/28/2024 (Permalink)

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Swift Nashua Water Restoration with SERVPRO® Cutting-Edge Gear

In southeastern Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, Nashua is a city brimming with attractions, diversity, and a rich tapestry of amenities. Nashua's educational institutions include Fairgrounds Elementary School, New Searles Elementary School, Nashua High School South, Elm Street Middle School, Main Dunstable Elementary School, Rivier University, and Nashua Community College. Those who enjoy outdoor activities can find many attractions in Nashua, owing to its wide array of parks and recreational facilities, including Greeley Park, Roby Park, and Park Social. The Nashua Symphony Orchestra, the Greeley Park Art Show, and the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium exemplify the lively arts scene within the city.

A rapid and effective water damage restoration in Nashua commercial settings demands specialized equipment to promptly address the damage, avert mold proliferation, and return the affected spaces to their original condition. SERVPRO uses detection devices, extraction equipment, air moving and dehumidification equipment, and safety equipment to promptly eliminate moisture from floors, carpets, and other impacted surfaces. Extraction devices are available in a range of sizes and configurations. We also utilize commercial-grade disinfectants and specialized equipment, such as thermal foggers and sprayers, to sanitize affected surfaces and prevent microbial growth.

Essential equipment that aids in commercial water extraction

The scale of water damage in commercial settings can be substantial. Factors such as the structure layout, the depth of the water to be extracted, and access to power sources dictate whether we use pumps or extraction units, which are the most suitable choices. SERVPRO crews assess these variables to determine the most efficient and thorough approach to water extraction.

The Role of Extraction Units in Commercial Settings

SERVPRO crews may use a portable extractor to remove water from a premise since it is highly flexible and can be taken into almost any area of the structure. However, they necessitate electricity for their operation, thus requiring power to be supplied either from the building's electrical system or a generator. Additionally, we may employ large truck-mounted extractors, which are heavy-duty systems mounted on vehicles equipped with high-capacity pumps and hoses.

Benefits of truck-mounted extraction units

  • They offer faster extraction
  • Extracts large volumes of water rapidly
  • Run off the work vehicle's fuel; hence, no on-site power is required

SERVPRO of Nashua has appropriate water damage restoration equipment to use. Call us at (603) 889-2311. Faster to any size disaster™.

Responding to Flood Damage When Your Nashua Neighborhood Is Affected

2/6/2024 (Permalink)

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Key Focus Areas for Effective Flood Restoration

Nashua is a beautiful city of approximately 90,000 residents. Some landmarks in its downtown region include Black Bridge, La Dame de Notre Renaissance Française Statue, and Foster Square. For outdoor exploration, the Nashua River Rail Trail is a peaceful escape. Alternatively, local parks like Greeley Park and Mine Falls Park provide a perfect setting for picnics. Other attractions include shopping facilities like Pheasant Lane Mall and historical facilities like the Abbot-Spalding House Museum. 

Whether you anticipate flood damage in your Nashua neighborhood or not, you may end up with an unpleasant situation where your home is drenched in water, mud, and silt. Flooding also degrades many structural materials, including drywall, insulation, and carpets. Responding to these changes requires time and resources. SERVPRO® is well prepared to handle such incidents. We also offer guidance on things you can do as part of your response.

Focus areas when responding to a flooding incident

  • Finances
  • Handling temporary repairs
  • Handling contamination 

Most aspects of flood restoration involve costs, whether replacing damaged materials, buying cleaning products, or seeking alternative accommodation until the issue is resolved. For someone dealing with an incident for the first time, you might be unaware of what cost implications you might face. Our SERVPRO crew chiefs inspect your property, determining the damage levels and hazards, thus helping you understand how long restoration may take, the necessary precautions, and the financial implications. 

Before you can resolve all flooding issues, your property may need some temporary repairs that limit further damage. In case strong winds or falling debris shatter windows or cause roof cave-ins, you need to protect the interiors from rain and other weather elements. SERVPRO takes care of this by doing temporary repairs such as boarding up windows and tarping the roof. We can also set up containment inside the house to isolate some sections from contamination.

Contamination by chemicals and biohazards is common in flooded areas since groundwater pushes raw sewage, herbicides, and other chemicals inside homes. Other forms of contamination include mold since microbial development is common in humid areas. Our crews combine cleanup, decontamination, and drying procedures to address contaminants. 

SERVPRO of Nashua is a reliable partner to help you navigate flood damage incidents. You can reach us at (603) 889-2311. 

Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services in Nashua, NH

12/2/2023 (Permalink)

soot covered brass pitcher SERVPRO understands that valuable, soot-covered items hold sentimental value to our Nashua neighbors. We make them clean, "Like it never even happened

SERVPRO Has the Capacity to Handle All Fire Damage Incidents in Nashua

Fire damage can happen at any time, wrecking your property. Smoke residues and other debris can destroy your walls, furniture, upholstery, carpets, and other valuables, especially when the disaster is not handled correctly. The repercussions can be devastating, especially when you do not know where to turn.

Working with a professional restorer can be advantageous when your property in Nashua suffers a fire damage disaster. Our team of SERVPRO® technicians is qualified and highly experienced to handle all fire damage situations. We also have the right equipment and the expertise to use them to ensure effective cleaning and restoration.

Cleaning and deodorization are important steps of fire damage restoration. When you call us, our team members carefully assess the nature and extent of the damage, decide the most appropriate cleaning method, and fully restore your structure and contents. We use EPA-approved deodorization products to leave your property fresh and comfortable.

A fire can also destroy your art and book collection. However, restoring special items like books and artwork requires great care and expertise due to their construction and materials. But there is no need to worry, as that is what we at SERVPRO are all about.

Our technicians successfully restore your hardcover books and art pieces after a fire by evaluating the construction type (coated or uncoated paper stock) and pre-existing damage like brittle or discolored pages. We also determine whether the damage is due to water or heat and the type of smoke residues (light or heavy, dry, loose, or absorbed).

Additionally, we acknowledge that different items are valued differently. As such, we evaluate the value of each item to determine whether special handling and care are necessary for high-value ones.

Call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 for professional fire damage cleanup services at any time of the day.

Proper Roof Drainage Limits Nashua Water Damage

11/7/2023 (Permalink)

Image of rain overflowing from roof gutters with the caption: Here to Help with Storm Damage If you experience water damage in your Nashua home, call SERVPRO. We're Faster to any size disaster™.

Maintenance Avoids Nashua Water Removal Needs  

When heavy downpours cause water damage in Nashua basements or crawl spaces, homeowners seek immediate emergency services. Fortunately, the SERVPRO® team offers 24/7 response to requests for help. A prompt safety assessment at your home, followed by rapid water removal and structural drying services, is critical to recovery. 

Our crews also determine why your home in Nashua was vulnerable to water damage due to flooding and seepage. Reputable disaster recovery companies like SERVPRO commit to going beyond today’s crisis, assisting property owners in arranging adjustments, repairs, and maintenance to prevent the next storm from damaging your home again. 

What Causes Repeated Basement Water Damage?

Surprisingly, the system you expect to protect your home from rain and meltwater runoff could be the culprit in basement and crawl space seepage and flooding. Aging and poorly maintained roofs, gutters, and downspouts funnel precipitation to the ground right next to your foundation, permitting the fluids to flow into windows and other openings and pass directly through porous materials like cinder blocks, concrete, wood, bricks, or stones used in foundations.  

How Can Property Owners Avoid Roof Drainage Issues?

Some SERVPRO technicians will look top-side as others attend to water damage mitigation and remediation below ground level. Identification of weaknesses in your roof and drainage system is the key to recommendations for repairs and reinstallation due to:

  • Loose, worn, and missing shingles, flashings, and damaged eaves and soffits
  • Clogged and broken down gutters, including improperly angled troughs that cause pooling and overflowing down your exterior’s siding--note that clogged gutters cause ice dams during freezing temperatures, resulting in water damage at the roofline and into your attic
  • Improperly attached or blocked drain spouts might also deposit water directly at the foundation line rather than several feet away, exacerbated by inadequate grading (no sloping away) of the ground next to your home, also allowing water to pool and seep inside

Collaborate with the experts at SERVPRO of Nashua when costly repeated water damage from storms disrupts your family’s life. Call us at (603) 608-3058 to discuss options for emergency water damage restoration services and preventative maintenance that help block future water incursion.

Problem-Free Mold Removal from Nashua Properties

8/3/2023 (Permalink)

Image of exposed pipes in a mold infested ceiling with SERVPRO Here to Help with Mold Remediation Let SERVPRO of Nashua be your best weapon in the battle against mold.

Helps Nashua Businesses Manage Mold Repair Conveniently

Mold in a commercial establishment can have dire consequences, including the possibility of sparking legal issues. If your Nashua business operates from leased premises, problems like mold may be considered negligence if your lease requires you to maintain the property. You can execute mold removal efficiently by involving SERVPRO®.

Successful mold removal from your Nashua property requires different things, including timely discovery and potent remedies to defeat the underlying microbial growth processes driving the spreading colonies. SERVPRO helps with both aspects since we can facilitate thorough inspections of any section of your property and execute the essential control steps.

Processes Facilitating Mold Removal

  • Containment to limit contact with moldy materials
  • Dry cleaning to remove loose mold debris
  • Deep cleaning to dislodge embedded mold residues
  • Demolition to remove decayed materials

When you disturb moldy surfaces, spores, and light debris escape into the air exposing the people on the premises. Such exposure is more concerning when customers and staff members are involved. SERVPRO can help you avoid complications by creating sufficient containment to isolate general or specific areas within your premises.

Tackling Challenges That Impede Mold Removal

One of the reasons for delaying mold removal procedures is the challenges they present. You may notice mold signs, such as a persistent musty smell, yet you cannot see any growth on walls, ceilings, or other surfaces. Therefore, demolition is necessary to facilitate removal, yet you may be reluctant to create unnecessary damage. Another challenge is mold development on surfaces sensitive to moisture, heat, or chemicals, which would limit some of your actions. 

Involving SERVPRO rather than letting the problem fester is the best approach. Our technicians know how to tackle the challenges, resolving the issue faster. 

Unique ways we tackle mold challenges

  • Soda or dry-ice blasting sensitive surfaces to remove mold colonies
  • Tracing hidden moisture using thermal cameras
  • Performing controlled demolition, minimizing physical damage

If you rely on SERVPRO of Nashua to handle your mold removal exercises, you can defeat the issue “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (603) 889-231. 

Challenges of Kitchen Fire Restoration in Nashua

6/10/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Expertly Manages Protein-Based Residues

Kitchen fires are a common cause of smoke, soot, and charring damage in the US. This top ranking comes as no surprise when you consider possible cooking mishaps because of the following variables:

  • Unattended and mishandled equipment 
  • Combustible materials too near flames or heat sources
  • Cooking appliances unintentionally turned on or left on negligently after use.

Kitchen Fire Damage Characteristics

Interventions needed for successful fire restoration in Nashua vary depending on the fuel available. Kitchen fires feature circumstances that complicate recovery efforts. Smoke and soot arise from overheating food, grease, and oils. The residues generated are primarily dehydrated ingredients, including vegetables, fruits, spices, and protein-heavy items such as meats, broths, and dairy. Fats and oils exposed to soaring temperatures vaporize far above their smoke points.

Dehydrated food bits combine with the fats and oils into a fine mist. The mist attaches as a transparent but stubborn coating on all surfaces, even in spaces far from the kitchen. Because the superheated oils and proteins become rancid from the extreme heat, the protein-based residues have a horrible odor, even if they are hard to see. 

Professional Kitchen Fire Restoration

Cleanup after a kitchen fire requires the skills and resources of SERVPRO professionals. Our crew members complete the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training to earn and maintain Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) certification. Assessment of your property’s damage by experienced project managers leads to a comprehensive kitchen fire restoration plan:

  • A complete property inspection, seeking evidence of protein-based residues in every space (mindful that this type of soot can be nearly invisible)
  • Testing of cleaning products, likely solvents, and methods to ensure SERVPRO technicians combine appropriate cleaners and application strategies to break the bond of the highly adhesive coating  
  • Carefully increased agitation with abrasive tools and additives to loosen residues.
  • Adjustment of temperature and cleaning product dwell times to improve residue removal. 
  • Employment of advanced deodorization technology such as enzymatic treatments, thermal fogging, and hydroxyl generators to neutralize rancid odors

SERVPRO of Nashua offers trained and well-equipped technicians for fire restoration, including removing the tenacious residues left after a kitchen crisis. Call us at (603) 889-2311 as soon as practical to schedule a prompt assessment and emergency services.

Nashua Homeowners Can Look Out for Water Damage

4/3/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Techs Bring Professional Water Cleanup to Nashua

The need for water restoration in Nashua properties shows up in various ways. Property owners can regularly check out their residences for signs of damage. Signs of the need for water restoration are:

  • Water stains or wet spots on floors or walls
  • Nails coming out of floorboards due to warping from moisture
  • Musty odors also indicate the presence of mold
  • Leaks under sinks

There are several actions Nashua homeowners with water damage can take to address the need for water cleanup and establish preventative measures to avoid this situation in the future. SERVPRO recommends that property owners perform the following actions:

Inspect their residence regularly, looking from floor to ceiling in each room

  • Use of environmental monitoring to notify the homeowner in case of a leak in the plumbing or pipe break
  • Be vigilant in basements and crawlspaces, checking for hydrostatic water or the need for encapsulation (installing an envelope in the enclosed area)
  • In case of water damage within the home, always use professional restoration services

Benefits of Professional Water Damage Cleanup

Residential kitchens and bathrooms are two areas where SERVPRO regularly assists with water restoration services. The plumbing hub for the house is in the kitchen, with both sinks and appliances tapping into the home supply for use. Homeowners with a sudden pipe burst might mop up the water, and the floor looks clean, but a lot can be happening below the surface in terms of water damage. Water can seep under tile or floorboards and affect a subfloor quickly. While it may still dry on its own, the result can be loosened or damaged tile or warped floorboards. If the moisture affects the core of engineered floorboards, they can ruin beyond repair and require replacement.

SERVPRO technicians can use their detection equipment to determine all areas of elevated moisture within a structure. Probes can decide if the probability of a wet subfloor or joists exists without lifting boards or drilling holes. Infrared cameras are beneficial for tracking water migration behind walls without damaging the structure. These advanced devices enable the techs to map out the scale of the water damage in a home and set up containment if necessary.

When is Containment Necessary During Water Damage Cleanup?

A sewage backup or contaminated water in a home can lead to the need for containment. This practice of closing off the entrances and vents within the work site inhibits the spread of airborne elements that could potentially cause harm if aspirated or absorbed through skin contact. SERVPRO technicians wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and utilize cleaning agents that carry EPA registrations. This arsenal of supplies includes stout biocides and antifungal solutions to treat the water within the structure and lower the potential for harm from contaminants during the extraction process.

Clean and Sanitized After Water Damage

The techs ensure that the home, even after a sewage water cleanup, gets left sanitized for habitation by the homeowners. The techs wipe down all affected surfaces with their cleaners and test for the presence of bacteria before rating the surface CERTIFIED SERVPRO CLEANED.

Nashua property owners rely on SERVPRO of Nashua for water damage restoration. The IICRC-certified technicians are available 365 days per year by calling (603) 889-2311.

The Best Way to Clean Nashua Walls with Fire Damage

4/3/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Brings Professional Fire Cleanup to Nashua Homeowners

After a fire is limited to a single area with a Nashua home, more considerable damage can occur by well-meaning homeowners trying to clean up fire and smoke damage from their walls. Applying wet cleaners on specific residues can grind the soot and leave permanent stains and fire odors.

It is not unusual for SERVPRO to arrive at a Nashua property with fire damage and find that early self-cleaning efforts have already occurred. During the initial scoping, the technicians talk to the property owner to find out crucial knowledge for the restoration, such as: 

  • Articles within the fire damage area that are important to the homeowner
  • If DIY cleaning occurred before SERVPRO arrival
  • Greenlight for entry from first responders

What are the Outcomes of Under-Cleaned Smoke and Fire Damage? 

When smoke residues do not get adequately removed, the smell of the fire damage remains within the home. The scent cannot be simply painted over. The odorous soot particles in the walls will continue to exude odor. SERVPRO team members have extensive training in removing all types of smoke damage as Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT). The tactics used to remove evidence of a house fire include: 

  • Use of specific tools and applications for dry and wet smoke residues
  • Sealant as needed on walls
  • Controlled demo on walls and assemblies too damaged for restorative cleaning

What Methods Does SERVPRO Use to Clean Smoke Damaged Walls?

SERVPRO team members visually inspect and test residues on walls before applying cleaning methods. Dry smoke reacts badly to liquids, so methods that utilize lifting away the soot get used. The use of trisodium phosphate (TSP) to remove tough stains on walls. In cases where light discoloration or slight fire odors remain, the technicians use sealants to create a new surface on an otherwise undamaged wall that is ready for priming and painting.

There are almost always multiple types of smoke damage in a room after a fire. Consider a room in a home; there will be various objects such as wood furnishings, paper products such as books, and natural fibers such as cotton, wool, or silk upholstery and window treatments. These items create differing kinds of smoke residues as they burn, and the soot deposits on walls and other surfaces. The same cleaning method for removing plastic residues will differ from a book that burns. It is vital to understand the differences in how these fire soils adhere to surfaces and what it takes to remove them without further damage.

What is Controlled Demo and How Does It Benefit Fire Damage?

When SERVPRO technicians cut away the charred or deteriorated walls and building materials for removal, this is known as controlled demolition. This action lowers the fire odors in the structure and readies the property for deep cleaning and the necessary repairs to make it a home again.

Nashua property owners rely on SERVPRO of Nashua for fire damage restoration. The IICRC-certified technicians are specialists in house fire cleanup and are available 24/7 days per year, including holidays, by calling (603) 889-2311. SERVPRO can handle the restoration service from start to finish, from the initial cleanup to build back services.

Solutions to Expect After Nashua Home Develops Mold Damage

4/3/2023 (Permalink)

Mold Damage on a bathroom ceiling The pros at SERVPRO should handle mold remediation in Nashua. Their IICRC-certified technicians are trained and ready for any size job.

SERVPRO Cleans and Removes Materials from Nashua Homes during Mold Remediation

Noticing signs of mold calls for rapid action to stop further contamination and restore preloss conditions. Since each mold contamination case varies, you might not know what restoration procedures may be necessary. Typically, the level of infestation determines the actions required so that a response can range from simple cleaning of soils to demolition of materials.

The signs that indicate whether your Nashua home has mold damage begin as very slight changes on surfaces or even in the air. You might notice your home feels stuffier than usual, which then progresses to a musty smell that makes staying indoors for a long time uncomfortable. Other signs include dark patches, browning, and deterioration that leaves materials crumbly. SERVPRO can provide an appropriate response at any stage of contamination.

Mold remediation combines different aspects since it must address existing deterioration and limit chances of future growth. The most crucial factors include moisture management and inhibiting microbial growth processes since they are responsible for continued development or future breakouts.

Typical Actions Against Mold Damage

  • Containment of some house sections
  • Teardown of structural materials
  • Application of chemical agents
  • Various drying procedures

Once mold starts, it spreads over vast areas affecting the structure and contents of organic materials. However, it rarely affects the entire home unless it is abandoned. SERVPRO technicians isolate contaminated areas from the unaffected sections when remediating the damage. Constructing airtight physical barriers helps keep mold debris from spreading. Such a barrier is made from plastic sheets held up by PVC pipes or spring-loaded metal rods, making it convenient to set up and disassemble.

The Reason that Mold Damage Occures

Mold formation is a natural process that aids the natural decomposition of materials. When naturally-occurring spores settle on surfaces, they sprout root-like hyphae that penetrate organic materials and break them down as food. Therefore, when mold develops inside your home, the affected materials deteriorate and maybe unsalvageable if intervention is delayed. Demolition to remove porous and structurally unsound materials is a likely process for your home. Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians help perform controlled demolition, which removes the affected materials while minimizing damage in unaffected areas.

Controlled Demolition Tasks

  • Precision cuts
  • Targeting particular areas
  • Organizing debris

Demolition is usually done to open up walls, ceilings, and floors removing moldy materials from the surfaces or within the cavities. These three areas contain different materials, including the covering panels, tiles or boards, and the support structures such as frames and joists. Various utilities like air ducts, plumbing, and electric ducts also run through these areas. You must do demolition in a way that saves utilities to avoid unnecessary costs. Our SERVPRO technicians use precision cutting tools and accessories such as stud finders to ensure unnecessary destruction does not happen.

Demolition produces various wastes ranging from large chunks of materials to fine dust. These wastes need a clear organization plan to minimize soiling and protect your households from unnecessary exposure to mold debris. Our crews use heavy-duty sealable plastic bags to collect the larger debris. We also establish negative air pressure before demolition to prevent the finer debris from spreading.

SERVPRO of Nashua knows what to do in a property affected by mold damage and can help you devise an appropriate remediation plan. Call us at (603) 889-2311. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.