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Quality Water Damage Assistance in Merrimack

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

Drying mats on water damaged hardwood floor SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians in Merrimack have the knowledge and equipment for every size water damage restoration service needed for your home

SERVPRO Helps Merrimack Residents in Need of Water Damage Restoration

Water disasters in your Merrimack home or office are never easy to deal with, especially without the right equipment and planning in place. SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified water restoration technicians take the hassle and stress out of water removal services, repair, and reconstruction - helping get back to life as usual. We’re Faster to any Size Disaster – ready to deal with broken pipes, floodwater, faulty appliance leaks, and beyond.

With advanced inspection, extractions, and drying equipment, we are here to address your water damage in Merrimack. Not only are we a trusted leader in the restoration field, but being locally owned and operated means that all emergencies hit home with our team. Let us help you to restore your property, making it “Like it never even happened.”

We are Getting it Done Right the First Time with our Proven Restoration Processes

All water-related emergencies are slightly different, so unique solutions are best to get the right results. However, our general process for emergency services water damage remains the same, including the following steps:

  • Initial contact
  • Assessment and damage inspection
  • Water removal services
  • Dehumidification and drying
  • Cleaning and repair (with controlled demolition, as needed)
  • Restoration

Our Green Fleet to the Rescue

Part of the beauty of having skilled technicians on the job is that we always arrive with the right tools and equipment for each project. Our goal is to always return items and areas with water damage to pre-event conditions. We do this with the help of:

  • Powerful extractors and submersible pumps
  • Light wand or carpet extractors
  • Rovers (ride-on extractors)
  • Air movers and industrial fans
  • Dehumidification (refrigerant, desiccant)
  • Drying mats (injectidry systems)
  • Specialized cleaning agents and deodorizers

There is no job too big or small, and we have equipment at the ready at any given time so that we can get started as soon as possible in any emergency from flooding to burst pipes at large-scale facilities. We have thousands of pieces of equipment waiting at our warehouse, which means we are powered up with the resources necessary to get the job done in a fraction of the time of DIY.

Does SERVPRO Save Money with Prompt Restoration Service?

The great thing about the restore versus replace mentality is it saves our customers time and money. We arrive fast to begin water cleanup, offering better results, thus lowering claim costs overall. Here’s how we can save you money on your Merrimack water damage call:

  • The use of specialized equipment to locate hidden moisture, including meters, sensors, and Thermo-hygrometers.
  • Emergency water mitigation to help minimize secondary property damage or the onset of mold and bacterial growth.
  • Specialized cleaning and restoration, including handling priceless heirlooms, documents, and other delicate items.
  • Advanced drying techniques followed by careful monitoring ensure your property thoroughly gets dried.
  • Odor Control Technicians (OCT) to ensure no foul, musty odors get left behind – may include the use of ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers or thermal foggers.
  • Sanitizing all surface areas, making everything Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

Did You Know We Work with Your Insurance?

Are you looking to have a stress-free claims process after suffering from damage? Let SERVPRO help to ensure you have everything in order!

Never let water damage take hold within your property by letting it sit too long. Get in contact with our team at SERVPRO of Merrimack to have our Green Fleet deployed to your door within hours. Reach us by calling (603) 262-9293 for emergency response, 24/7.

Efficient Fire Damage Assistance in Merrimack

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician wearing a PPE suit Our SERVPRO crew has the protection and equipment to handle fire damage restoration in Merrimack.

Merrimack Residents Can Trust SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damaged homes call for skill and precision when cleaning and restoring to ensure the best results. However, Merrimack homeowners also face tremendous stress and a sense of loss from any items lost in the fire. SERVPRO is here to make it easier for you to regain your life once a fire breaks out. Whether there is a house fire or your commercial property suffered damage, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Once you experience fire damage in Merrimack, a quick call to our office will mobilize our Green Fleet filled with all the necessary equipment and tools to restore your property to pre-fire condition whenever possible. We offer 24-hour emergency service because we realize the sooner we arrive to begin fire assessment and mitigation, the more chance there is of reducing fire damage and saving you money. You can also count on us to arrive within hours of your call!

What is the SERVPRO Difference?

Rather than leaving your property to chance with DIY restoration and cleanup, you will have IICRC-certified technicians at the ready to get to work. Our professionals have been through the whole gamut of training, including continual education, to ensure we give our area clients nothing but the best. Some of the team members you may see at your property during house fire cleanup  include:

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) – ready to address all charred debris, stubborn soot, and specialized cleaning techniques.
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians (UFT) - can handle even the most delicate materials as they work to salvage items whenever possible.
  • Odor Control Technicians (OCT) – trained to use odor counteractants, specialized equipment, and cleaning agents to rid your property of foul, stubborn smoke odors.
  • Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) – ensure that all water and moisture from extinguishing the blaze gets addressed to keep secondary damage and mold from developing.

Having the Proper Tools and Equipment Makes All the Difference!

A team is only as good as the tools they have to execute the job, which is why we stock up all of our vehicles with the latest equipment for fire and smoke restoration. Some of the pieces that you may see the SERVPRO team using at your Merrimack property include:

  • Thermal Fogging Equipment – This equipment uses solvent-based products that put out a dense fog. The fog consists of a deodorant solution that disperses in tiny particles to bond with odor-causing particulates in the space.
  • Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) Fogging Equipment – This equipment works with deodorizing agents, atomizing the liquid to put out a mist that quickly penetrates areas where odorous particulates travel. When necessary, this equipment is helpful for disinfectant and fungicide applications.

What About the Removal of Charred Materials?

Charred materials require removing and replacing all new materials in many fire situations. Using controlled demolition methods, trusted contractors dispose of unsalvageable materials like drywall, baseboards, carpeting, and other elements. Once everything gets replaced, everything gets finished off to make it “Like it never even happened.”

When it comes to content cleaning, we carefully inspect all items to determine how they can get restored.

  • All items get logged using our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), so there is a detailed inventory.
  • Everything gets put into a non-salvageable, salvageable, or questionable category.
  • Pretesting also gets done to help us determine the restorability – we work outward from the source of damage.

Get your daily life back to normal faster when you have SERVPRO of Merrimack helping with fire damage at your property. Give us a phone call at (603) 262-9293, and we can dispatch our crew as soon as possible to begin the initial inspection and assessment.

Why Merrimack Residents Need Professional Mold Damage Help

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

Mold damage growing on a wall with wood studs Mold can grow inside walls. It just needs a moisture source. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold damage in your Merrimack home.

Safe, Effective Mold Damage Help When Merrimack Properties Need It

Any property can develop black mold, and many homeowners, property managers, and business owners may not realize it is there until the problem gets out of hand. Not only should you take the time to inspect various areas of your Merrimack property for this pesky fungi, but having a remediation plan in place is also extremely helpful. Rather than trying to attempt mold cleanup on your own, having trained technicians from SERVPRO handle it for you will be safer and a lot more effective.

Why worry about mold damage in Merrimack? Many people may not realize that mold can spread throughout their property in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores are all around us, naturally occurring indoors and out. Because of this, it is virtually impossible to remove all of it from homes and businesses thoroughly. This is why homeowners should never trust a company that claims they can remove mold – nor should you be trying DIY products you find in stores claiming to eradicate the spores.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation to the Rescue!

With proper inspection and remediation services, you can drastically cut back on the spore count so that it gets to normal or ‘baseline’ levels. SERVPRO will never advertise removals or guarantee eradication. What we will always do is our best to work on cleanup and restoring your mold-damaged property to make it as it was before – “Like it never even happened.”

Think about the following should you suspect spores colonizing in your home:

  • Spores are microscopic, floating through the air and entering homes via windows, doors, HVAC systems, and even on you or your pets.
  • Spores thrive within moist surroundings and quickly colonize when exposed to water.
  • It begins to thrive with enough moisture, the proper temperatures, and an organic food source.
  • Before remediation starts, SERVPRO addresses the source of the water or moisture issue. We do this to ensure the problem does not return.
  • You will often notice musty, strong odors that lead you to areas where spores may be colonizing.
  • Higher than average relative humidity (RH) may be the culprit, so try to keep indoor levels below 45%.

Handling Your Contents with Care

Moisture issues and mold growth is not only destructive for your property, but your belongings may take a hit as well. Our technicians know how to navigate the structure for cleaning, but we also have specialized methods to handle things like:

  • Clothing
  • Furnishings
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Keepsakes, and more

Odor is a big part of the problem with any colonization issue. We have Odor Control Technicians (OCT) on our team, ready to identify and eliminate foul, musty odors that come from a mold infestation.

How it Works

  • Containment procedures begin to help spread and isolate contaminated areas using negative air pressure and physical barriers.
  • Specialized air filtration equipment grabs microscopic spores from the air.
  • Our team uses powerful air scrubbers with HEPA filtration vacuums to keep spores from spreading during cleanup.
  • Mold-infested materials deemed unsalvageable get removed and disposed of using a controlled demolition process.
  • Antimicrobial and antifungal treatments are used to clear colonies, keep new colonies from forming, and keep surfaces sanitized and Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Call SERVPRO of Merrimack when you need reliable, efficient assistance with mold damage cleanup. We are available 24-hours a day for both commercial and residential applications. Reach us by dialing (603) 626-9293.

Rescuing Kitchen Appliances with Fire Restoration in Merrimack

11/9/2022 (Permalink)

fire blazing on kitchen counter SERVPRO removes fire damaged appliances or cleans them after a Merrimack kitchen fire.

SERVPRO Fire Damage Technicians Can Restore your Home

Fires are most common in the kitchen. Switching off for one second is all it takes for a stove top to catch alight, causing extensive damage to your home and appliances. While kitchen fires can be frightening, the resulting smoke, burnt materials, and soot are often confined to a singular area, making restoration somewhat easier. It is rarely necessary to replace entire kitchen units or appliances following a house fire, and SERVPRO is available to help local homeowners with the following:

  • Appliance restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke damage removal

One of the core concerns for homeowners when seeking fire restoration in Merrimack is the expense. Kitchens contain some of the most valuable appliances in the home, with dry cleaners, washing machines, dishwashers, fridges, and ovens all commonly found here. Fortunately, the surfaces of these appliances are considered similar to hard-surfaced furniture in restoration.

Hard surfaces have the strongest chance of returning to a preloss condition because they can withstand the most aggressive chemical or agitative cleaning actions. They are also resilient to smoke and odor penetration, meaning that even significant soiling is only likely to affect the object at a surface (cosmetic) level.

Appliance restoration following a kitchen fire

  • The most common restoration methods for appliances are polishing and wet cleaning.
  • High-alkaline cleaners can damage most surfaces but are useful on appliances with heavy grease soils. These products include FireStar and Industrial Cleaner.
  • Venting hoods are restored inside and out to ensure that odor or soil is completely removed from the home.

Fire particles can settle in the smallest of spaces. Technicians may have to perform light disassembly of kitchen appliances to ensure that all soils are removed. Usually, disassembly involves:

  •  The removal of heating dials
  •  Taking apart the oven hood
  •  Performing duct cleaning

We promise to re-assemble these appliances once cleaning is complete.

Kitchen fires can be unpleasant, but restoration is possible with professional assistance. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack for fire damage restoration at (603) 262-9293.

Call Us If Your Carpet In Your Amherst Home Suffers Water Damage

9/13/2022 (Permalink)

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Effective Water Cleanup For Carpeting In Amherst Homes

Overflows in the bathroom or the kitchen of your Amherst home can initially stay contained to the waterproof flooring common to the construction of these areas. After only a brief period, this water can begin to spread to neighboring rooms and seep through carpeting to affect subflooring materials and floor support materials. It is important to address water loss incidents quickly in your home, as lingering moisture can prove devastating to structural integrity and provide the conditions necessary for damaging effects like mold growth.

While you might require water cleanup for your Amherst home, your carpets require specialized tools and equipment to restore. Our SERVPRO professionals have a mindset when we begin a project to protect and preserve original materials when possible. With carpeting, there is a finite timespan between saturation and irreparable damage, so immediate action is vital to prevent tear-out and replacement.

With water loss incidents, assessing the damage is an important step that happens as soon as our technicians arrive at your home. We can determine the spread of the water with moisture detection equipment and thermal imagery. As it is easy for carpet fibers to absorb spreading water, this damage can quickly move beyond the base of the material and into subflooring or structural elements beneath it. Extraction and drying efforts must begin as soon as possible.

Our SERVPRO team arrives with our ROVER weighted extractor equipment that can roll over carpeted areas and force water to the surface for removal by the high-powered vacuum attached to the system. Once saturation gets reduced, our team can float the carpeted areas by allowing our high-velocity air movers to force heated air beneath the carpet and above the subflooring material to maximize efficiency.

With many steps necessary to remove the water and moisture damage from an overflow or appliance malfunction, you need professionals who can arrive quickly with the tools and expertise to make a difference. Our SERVPRO of Merrimack water restoration specialists can make the damage in your home “Like it never even happened.” Give our crew a call today at (603) 262-9293.

Merrimack Shops Require Fast Fire Damage Restoration for Contents

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

Inside of clothing store Protecting the contents of your fire damaged shop requires dozens of decisions. But SERVPRO can help!

Fire Damage Restoration for Contents 

Restoration and recovery after a fire in your shop can be overwhelming. Without a clear place to begin, the situation can continually worsen. Choosing the experience and fast response of SERVPRO professionals can help to protect the inventory and structure from more significant post-fire effects.  

The Benefits of a Quick Inspection

Beginning fire damage restoration for Merrimack boutiques always starts with evaluating the loss and the physical impact on structural elements, contents, and the environment. Our experienced production management inspects all impacted areas of the building for:

  • Odors
  • Secondary damages
  • Condition of contents
  • Salvageability
  • Need for off-site recovery

Relocating At-Risk Items

The destructive properties of post-fire effects can directly impact the contents and wares of the shop. When physical damage has not yet occurred, it is possible to relocate these items to a clean and safe area of the business to prevent avoidable harm.

Cleaning Objects On-Site

A desirable outcome for business owners for boutiques and shops is light and minimal cleaning needed to return their wares and inventory to their original condition. In some situations, establishing a staging area in an undamaged portion of the property allows a clean and stable location for surface cleaning and content evaluation. 

Moving Contents to Our SERVPRO Warehouse

When on-site cleaning and restoration is impossible, we have advanced restoration strategies available off-site at our SERVPRO warehouse. With tools like submersion tanks, ESPORTA Wash Systems, and deodorization chambers, fire and smoke damage does not have to destroy your shop's inventory, contents, and other valuable assets.

Protecting the wares and contents of your shop requires dozens of decisions between what is salvageable, what can be cleaned without relocation, and when more advanced restoration is needed. You can count on the fast mitigative response of SERVPRO of Merrimack to help when you call (603) 262-9293.

Problems Caused by Flood Damage That An Amherst Property Might Experience

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

standing water in flooded room Various events can cause flooding in our area, but we help many homeowners when they encounter such disastrous circumstances.

Problems Caused by Flood Damage

Weather-related damages that an Amherst home might suffer range from slight warping of framed screens or missing shingles on a roof to massive flooding throughout the entire house. Various events can cause flooding in our area, but we help many homeowners when they encounter such disastrous circumstances.

Amherst homes can suffer flood damage whenever nearby bodies of water overflow. The Souhegan River can push water along smaller streams, and copious amounts of snow can melt quickly and flow downhill into residential areas.

SERVPRO can help your family, and your home, after any type of flooding event. Flood damage requires a proper and prompt response to prevent the spread of destruction and disease. Our employees receive extensive training that results in attaining IICRC certificates in Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT). These certificates ensure that our technicians know and understand how a flood can affect your residence and the proper mitigation methods to rectify the damage.

No matter where the water came from, we can get it removed and restore your home's dryness once again. Working as a team, we work as quickly as possible to

  • clear your home of debris (pathogens to mud, sand, and silt to more oversized items) 
  • remove materials that we cannot restore (carpets and warped or buckling materials)
  • sanitize your home's surfaces
  • combat the development of odors

We must remove anything that can hold moisture from your home. A damp environment allows microbes to flourish, and this can cause severe problems for your family home. Soil and mud, carpeting, padding, drywall, insulation, and other now-saturated materials, can all create the perfect environment for mold, mildew, bacteria, and other pathogens. Removing these items removes the water and these microorganisms' chance to thrive. Other things, such as broken shards of glass, twisted metal, and broken boards, can pose safety risks.

After we begin restoring the dryness your home requires, we can concentrate on sanitizing your home. Wiping down surfaces, including walls and shelves, and removing caked and dried mud around door frames prepares your home for your return. Deodorizing the living area so you do not experience the dank smell that many floods leave behind helps your family quickly recover from the flooding event and move forward. We aim to help make everything "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Merrimack has dedicated professionals who can restore your home after any degree of flood damage. SERVPRO is always available to answer your call at our local number. Contact us, 24/7, 365 days a year, at (603) 262-9293 for our 24-hour, round-the-clock services.

Drying and Sealing a Wet Basement in Merrimack

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

drawing of basement; including water heater and stairs Call SERVPRO to thoroughly inspect your basement for water damage and seal it to prevent flood damage.

Preventing Flood Damage in Your Basement

Fall is here now, and it is time to check basements for leaks and seepage. Merrimack has been fortunate this year regarding weather, but that does not mean it is OK to skip regular inspections and maintenance.

Dealing with a wet basement in Merrimack is not the worst disaster to work through, but it can still be a nuisance and an expensive nuisance at worst. SERVPRO has the know-how to not just clean and dry your basement but to help you stop future water intrusions as well.

A wet basement usually has two sources: a leaky pipe draining into the basement or seepage from outside the foundation. Our technicians are trained to remove and replace most interior leaks. We can accomplish this within a few hours, while major leaks or pipe replacement could take a day or two. Once we stop the water source, we use water extraction wands to remove water trapped in carpets or cracks on the floor. As we perform this task, other restoration team members set up dehumidifiers to dry the surrounding air.

When the water is coming in from the outside, we recommend two options, depending on the type of basement. If the area has a dirt floor, we recommend encapsulation. With this process, SERVPRO technicians seal the floor with polyester mesh reinforcing polyethylene sheets. This water vapor barrier effectively prevents moisture from bleeding from the ground. We secure the sheets to the basement walls using two-sided foundation tape or polyurethane caulk. We also install a frame along the bottom of the walls if needed for extra support.

If the basement has a concrete floor, then we recommend waterproofing. Our IICRC-certified technicians seal every crack and seam with hydraulic cement. It forms a near-perfect barrier against leaks. Once it is dry, we apply masonry cement over the entire surface of the basement walls. The coating is waterproof and forms a very efficient seal against cracks too small to see and seepage that can come between cement blocks and mortar.

Regardless of the type of basement, SERVPRO also recommends sealing  the outside walls. We dig out around the foundation, clean the walls, and then coat them with a thick layer of commercial-grade liquid rubber. It is an excellent sealant, even in extreme weather, and does not leak unless the foundation cracks or the house shifts off the pad.

With any disaster, the best way to stop it is to prevent it from happening. SERVPRO of Merrimack is ready to help seal your basement from future water intrusions and remove any water that could be in your basement now. For more information or to schedule an inspection, call us today at (603) 262-9293.

Call SERVPRO for Water Removal from Your Amherst Boutique’s Carpet

7/10/2022 (Permalink)

clothes boutique wet floor Rely on SERVPRO to keep your carpet and clothes dry after a water spill in your Amherst shop

Shops Stay Open after Water Damage with SERVPRO's Help

As a boutique owner, you know that creating a feeling of warmth and luxury for your customers is essential. You have likely spent a long time getting your premises decorated and furnished to make just the right first impression. That is why water damage is so frustrating. It only takes one broken pipe or big storm to harm your enterprise and leave you unable to serve your customers.

Many boutiques have beautiful carpet that is part of the ambiance. In the event of commercial water damage to your Amherst boutique, water removal is likely at the forefront of your mind. After all, you do not want to pay out for a whole new carpet if you can avoid it.

Is it possible to save a rug from water damage?

In our many years of experience, we have found that the key to successful carpet restoration is rapid water extraction before we start drying. We equip our IICRC-certified technicians with free-standing, truck-mounted, and submersible pumps capable of handling even high volumes of water. The volume and location of the pooling water dictate our actions.

We work carefully to prevent delamination during water removal. Delamination occurs when primary and secondary carpet backing become separated. It is much harder to save a carpet once delamination occurs. Commercial grade glued-down carpeting typically lifts and requires replacement.

After extraction is complete, we turn our minds to drying. We use a combination of carefully positioned air movers and fans to encourage evaporation and dry out your carpet. We also use dehumidifiers to lower the humidity in your boutique and hasten the drying process. Reducing the RH relative humidity in the space also protects the sensitive equipment and wares from moisture damage.

Do not pay to replace your boutique carpet quite yet. Instead, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 716-9246 for help and advice.

For Mold Remediation in Merrimack – Call SERVPRO

7/10/2022 (Permalink)

mold damage on wall, black and green SERVPRO can quietly remove the mold and damage from your Merrimack commercial workplace

Merrimack Companies Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup and Restoration

Mold can infest a commercial building in Merrimack anytime there is high humidity, a small leak, or continuously moist conditions. Mold spores are everywhere, and colonies can begin forming in as little as twenty-four hours under the right conditions. Your employees may eventually be the first to notice a strong, musty odor; however, if customers notice a musty smell, they may avoid your business.

SERVPRO provides commercial mold remediation in Merrimack and the surrounding areas. Our mold abatement specialists are available 24/7, seven days a week, and can be onsite in less than four hours from your initial call. As soon as the typical musty odor is noticed, take action immediately. Locate the source of the moisture. Correct the water leak if possible.

We provide mold inspection services and follow local and state guidelines concerning mold remediation, inspection, documentation, and removal protocols. We can advise based on the affected area's size regarding remediation to minimize the impact on your day-to-day commercial activities.

We use plastic barriers and negative pressure solutions to protect unaffected areas of your business and allow continued operations whenever possible. These containment barriers prevent mold particles and spores from transferring to other building areas, inventory, or capital equipment. Once the moisture source is managed and the mold infestation is removed, we dry the site and provide any restoration or repairs to structural elements that may be required.

Your customers and employees will appreciate the fast response and action to remove any signs of mold infestation and the musty odor it produces. Our services include:

  • Mold inspections and guidance concerning local and state protocols
  • Mold remediation and removal
  • Repair of structures damaged by mold infestations
  • Isolation and protection of unexposed areas during the service
  • Application of antimicrobial products

Call SERVPRO of Merrimack to keep your business in business. We cover Merrimack and nearby areas and can help 24/7. Call (603) 262-9293.