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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)

Three SERVPRO vehicles being loaded by technicians in a parking lot SERVPRO technicians use an array of drying equipment to rid your home in Nashua of water damage.

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.

Water Restoration Services in Nashua Are Essential After a Storm

4/1/2023 (Permalink)

equipment drying storm damage garage Stormwater removal and following demolition are keystones of SERVPRO services for our Nashua neighbors.

Heavy Rains May Threaten Your Nashua Home, but SERVPRO Is Ready to Help

If you live in Nashua, you may have yet to consider who the area's premier water damage remediation company is. But when storms become a reality and suddenly water inches closer to your sliding doors or through roof leaks, you suddenly wonder who to call. Removing water damage in your home is critical, especially if it is stormwater. Speed and accuracy are essential components to mitigating the damage caused by the storm.

For stormwater restoration in Nashua and access to water mitigation services, call SERVPRO and let us handle your emergency. Our staff brings the latest techniques and advanced equipment designed to handle your needs to your doorstep. As you might expect, water extractors, deodorizing, drying, and disinfecting are key steps in water removal and remediation. Many of our clients don't realize that we also offer a variety of other services to facilitate the cleanup process. Some of those services include:

  • Move-out services to protect undamaged items offsite while the cleanup process is happening
  • Insurance claim assistance and coordination with adjusters and other relevant parties
  • Controlled demolition and repairs whenever possible to speed up the remediation work

A successful water damage remediation process involves much more than using infrared technology or thermal imaging to find water damage. It is also more than water extraction and requires disinfection and deodorization. At SERVPRO, we take charge, so you can rest assured that all aspects of remediation are considered.

SERVPRO of Nashua is at your service when you call (603) 889-2311. Our goal is that when we leave, your home looks and feels "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Can Help with Mold Removal from Bathrooms in Nashua

3/7/2023 (Permalink)

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High Humidity in Bathrooms Can Lead to Mold Infestations in Nashua Homes

Many bathrooms in Nashua homes are prone to mold infestations caused by high humidity, abundant organic material, and warm temperatures. Hot baths, hot showers, and poor air circulation are the perfect conditions for mold spores to attach themselves to walls and surfaces inside showers and form mold colonies.

SERVPRO provides mold removal services, including restoring and repairing homes in Nashua. We are available 24/7 and will respond in less than four hours from your initial call to assess the extent of the mold infestation and damage.

There are several actions homeowners can take to control and manage mold formation in high-humidity areas like bathrooms:

  • Turn on air circulation air vents whenever anyone is taking a shower or hot bath
  • Open windows to increase air circulation
  • Use a portable fan to blow air from the bathroom to other areas of the home
  • Ensure that your AC is running in warm months to dry and circulate the internal air
  • Wipe down all surfaces after taking a hot shower or bath

Act quickly to control mold growth as soon as you spot mold spots growing on surfaces. A well-established mold colony is already in place if you smell a musty odor. Our mold specialists can wipe down all surfaces, apply disinfectant and dry all surfaces.

We also utilize moisture sensors to assess if there is moisture inside walls, which could lead to damaged structures and further mold colonies. Controlled demolition may be needed to access interior walls and dry the space. We can also assist with repairs and restoration once the bathroom is dry and free of mold.

Based on the configuration of your bathroom, our SERVPRO technicians can offer suggestions on how to avoid future mold infestations, including those suggestions mentioned previously. We can help with mold removal, prevention, restoration, and repair.

Call SERVPRO of Nashua for mold removal services. We provide service to Nashua and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 889-2311.

SERVPRO's Water Damage Restoration Team Protects Shops in Nashua

2/3/2023 (Permalink)

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More Shops Stay Open with Water Damage Restoration

Whenever a shop owner calls it quits after a disaster affects their business in Nashua, it affects all of us. The loss of revenue carries a trickle-down effect. SERVPRO can help companies to avoid this by providing skilled rebuilding services, including water damage restoration. 

Instead of letting a disastrous event cause you to lose your investment, let SERVPRO help. Our water damage restoration team puts Nashua businesses back on track. And for those who invested in their commercial endeavors by creating a free Emergency READY Profile, we can respond much faster, reducing preliminary damages by a drastic measure. 

Our teamwork helps us to succeed in helping area businesses rebuild after an event involving intrusive water. Here are some ways collaboration enhances our services: 

  • Preparing areas for subsequent work 
  • Advising other teams about hazards
  • Joint efforts

Teamwork sometimes happens between teams or crews that only affect each other's work area, not because they work side-by-side. Sometimes one team working on a site prepares the area for the work to follow. Making neat cuts on flood-damaged drywall is one of these ways. If we were to make haphazard cuts, the crew installing new drywall would have to re-cut the sections. These two tasks might happen a week apart, but teamwork is crucial to maintain efficiency. 

On occasion, teamwork happens unexpectedly. One team that encounters safety hazards, such as loosened wiring that might pose a risk, sharp edges from glass or metal, or other dangerous items, advises other teams, as well as does what is possible to cover such areas up or otherwise eliminate as much of the risk as possible. 

When we do have communication and cooperation between different crews, it helps keep both efficient. With such joint efforts, we might have one unit performing readings for another or setting up equipment (such as drying, heating, and desiccation) to achieve the best results for the customer. 

Call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 when you have water damage. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Water Cleanup for Your Residence in Nashua

1/4/2023 (Permalink)

Water On Floor Disaster may strike at any time in Nashua. Call SERVPRO for the water damage restoration services needed for your property.

Let SERVPRO Handle Your Water Cleanup Project in Your Nashua Residence

Water damage is one of the most destructive problems you can face as a homeowner. Your Nashua home can suffer costly damage to the structure and furnishings. You can avoid additional damage by acting quickly. The more time the water sits, the worse off your home will be.

Water cleanup needs to be done quickly to your Nashua property, so call our professionals at SERVPRO right away. Many water spills are minor and only require a mop and bucket by homeowners. However, lingering water can stagnate and become contaminated if not removed totally. We will also help you restore your possessions and are available seven days a week, any time of day or night. With our experience and expertise, we can take care of the job for you and make it look like the event never happened.

The Restoration Process

SERVPRO technicians use proven water remediation techniques to remove moisture and promote effective, fast drying of your structure. The restoration process for water cleanup can include the following:

  • Repairing, cleaning, or reinstalling floor coverings and floors, like carpeting, hardwood floors, and carpet pads.
  • Removing and resetting contents.
  • Installing tack strip.
  • Seaming carpet.
  • Replacing or repairing subfloors.
  • Replacing, cleaning, or refinishing structural materials such as walls, baseboard plates, insulation, ceilings, vapor barriers, and framing.
  • Cleaning and repairing items in areas such as crawl spaces, attics, basements, and storage areas.
  • Cleaning, replacing, or repairing ductwork.

Our WRT water damage restoration technicians have IICRC certifications. They can skillfully position air movers, axial fans, and desiccant and LGR low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers to attain standard RH relative humidity. Before securing a water-damaged property, including the furnishings and belongings, the water must be extracted and all materials dried.

When water damage strikes your residence, you can count on SERVPRO of Nashua to help you restore your home and possessions. Call us anytime at (603) 889-2311, and you can rest in knowing we will take care of everything, so you don’t have to stress.

Standard Fire Restoration Procedures Nashua Professionals Apply

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

Flames and Embers For any type of fire damage in your property you can count on SERVPRO to help.

SERVPRO Fire Damage Repair in Nashua Is Procedural

Resolving fire-related problems is only an everyday problem if you have a fire restoration or firefighting career. Therefore, when a blaze affects your property, you might not know what you are expected to do - in some cases, you might even question the actions taken by others to resolve damages.

Understanding the typical fire restoration procedures your Nashua property requires can help you cope with the loss better. SERVPRO helps with information and execution of the processes necessary to save your contents and structural sections affected during the incident. 

Standard Procedures Include:

  • Property-wide inspection
  • Elaborate deodorization procedures
  • Addressing moisture deterioration

It might surprise you when the restoration team wants to inspect all the rooms in your house, including bedrooms and upstairs areas, after a small flare-up in the kitchen. Such an inspection helps reveal whether there is any hidden damage or, in most cases, soiling. The combustion process produces smoke, vapors, and aerosols that spread uninhibitedly across the property - even closed doors or windows cannot prevent smoke movement. Therefore, failure to inspect all areas can leave soils in otherwise unaffected regions.

Defeating Fire Odors Takes Effort

The strong stench left in the house by fires is expected. You might also expect it to go away when you remove debris and clean soot from the house. In most cases, your expectations might be shattered when smells remain after cleanup. Odor is not just confined to the air where you experience it. Its molecules penetrate porous materials, including wood and fabrics, which act as reservoirs releasing the odor back into the air; that is why cleaning does not eliminate the problem. Our SERVPRO crews use different deodorization techniques to defeat odor problems. 

Deodorization Procedures:

  • Thermal fogging
  • Wet fogging
  • Neutralization with hydroxyl or ozone generators

Drying structural areas and contents is also an essential part of defeating odors. High humidity in the air makes odors more discernible. Moisture can also lead materials to deteriorate, creating new smells.

SERVPRO of Nashua performs standard fire restoration, making any incident “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (603) 889-2311.