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The First Priorities of Fire Damage Cleanup in Merrimack Homes

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

couch after fire No matter the size and destruction to your building, SERVPRO handles all commercial damage restoration projects. Call now!

Mitigation Objectives After Fire Damage

The first 48 hours of cleanup and restoration are critical for your home after a fire. Our 24/7 availability is crucial in ensuring mitigation and recovery services start immediately. When the first responders clear the house for entry, our SERVPRO team is ready to step in to help. 

The Impact of a Fire on Your Home 

Fire damage in Merrimack homes can show in several ways. The volatile environment in your house after a fire makes fast recovery and cleanup essential. Fires combust materials, leaving debris, soot, and smoke damage behind.

Mitigating Losses from the Start

Mitigation can have multiple objectives and focuses. We must work fast to secure the structure and avoid catastrophic damages where they can be avoided. Some of the earliest emergency services and mitigation measures include:

  • Debris Removal – bulk material and debris removal must be the first step in effective mitigation. Debris and charred material remnants generate soot and foul odors, creating an increasingly more toxic environment before removal occurs. 
  • Air Quality – early mitigation needs also focus on the volatile environment our restoration professionals enter. Airborne contaminants and debris can create an unsafe atmosphere for those exposed, so we deploy air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to help.
  • Water Extraction – fires must be extinguished, which can leave many rooms of your home facing pooling water threats. We have multiple extraction units to help manage these concerns.
  • Demolition – we remove damaged building materials ruined by the fire. Smoke, water, and soot damage can make certain surfaces unsalvageable. Controlled demolition is employed though we strive to restore and not replace damaged elements and contents.

Fire damage can be threatening and destructive to your home. You can count on our fast response to emergencies to start mitigation immediately. Our SERVPRO of Merrimack team is ready to help when you call (603) 262-9293.

Assistance with Water Mitigation in Merrimack

3/14/2023 (Permalink)

Water On Tile Floor Don't let water damage take over your property, Call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

SERVPRO Offers Water Restoration Services in the Merrimack Area

When appliances malfunction in your home, your dishwasher can sometimes become a culprit. Sometimes, when dishwashers break, they can spray water all over your kitchen. The supply lines running to your dishwasher could also break or leak, which can cause a disaster in your kitchen. If your kitchen's floor fills up with standing water, the moisture could ruin items like your flooring, kitchen cabinets, and walls.

Since multiple supply and drain lines run through your kitchen, it is one room that our SERVPRO technicians find is often the source when conducting water mitigation inside your Merrimack home. If a mishap floods your kitchen, it could also spread to other rooms in your house. Standing water in your kitchen can also raise the relative humidity level in your building and cause secondary issues in places that do not come into contact with moisture.

Services we can offer after your kitchen floods out:

  • Pump out standing water that is deeper than two inches using a submersible pump
  • Use a mop and squeegee to remove moisture from laminated floors
  • Use a heavy-duty extractor and weighted extraction tool to extract moisture from thick carpets
  • Set up injection drying machines to dry out wall cavities
  • Use drying mats on hardwood floors to prevent coupling
  • Set up air movers to push air into cabinets
  • Applied structural drying (ASD)

If your kitchen's relative humidity level rises, your cabinets could be negatively affected. Moisture can also leak into your cabinets from the inside out, becoming prime spots for mold growth. We can use fans or air movers to push air inside your cabinets which will speed up the natural evaporation process. Dehumidifiers can then pull all the moisture out of the air to aid the drying process. 

If you ever notice standing water on your floors after your dishwasher malfunctions, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

Expert Commercial Water Mitigation Services for Merrimack Businesses

2/8/2023 (Permalink)

Water on Commercial Floor Call SERVPRO of Merrimack for fast and efficient service.

SERVPRO Prevents Further Damage When Your Merrimack Business Suffers Water Damage

Commercial water mitigation services are essential in returning a business to normalcy. For instance, if a hotel suffers water damage from a burst pipe, it can impact the business negatively. A disruption in operations can occur, costly repairs may be needed, and sometimes there can be a loss of inventory.

Business owners in Merrimack need commercial water mitigation services such as those offered by SERVPRO whenever unfortunate events occur. We understand the importance of having a quick response to restore your business to its pre-damaged state effectively, and as a result, we have come up with various steps to do the job right.

The first step that our restoration technicians take is to stop the source of the water. Then, we assess to determine the extent of the damage and check whether there was any damage to the inventory, electrical systems, HVAC systems, and the building structure.

When we have a clear picture of the damage, our SERVPRO technicians formulate an action plan. Usually, the next step is to extract water from the building. The following are some of the methods we use during water extraction:

  • Portable extractors: we use them to extract water from upholstery, carpets, and other surfaces.
  • Truck-mounted extractors: They have a powerful vacuum that makes them suitable for removing a large amount of water.
  • Submersible pumps: Our SERVPRO technicians place them at the building's lowest point and are typically used to remove water from crawl spaces and basements. Water is channeled out of the building through a connected hose.
  • Injectidry systems: They use a combination of heat and pressure to remove water from porous materials. We usually use them to dry hard-to-reach surfaces, ceilings, and walls.

We are ready to use dehumidifiers, fans, and other specialized equipment to dry the affected surfaces. Conditions for mold growth and further damage are eliminated through moisture removal. Before we ensure the building is safe for occupancy, we clean, sanitize, and repair the affected areas.

As a company, SERVPRO of Merrimack is Faster to Any Size Disaster and can get your business back to normal within the shortest possible. Call (603) 262-9293 for professional and stress-free restoration services.

Finding a Quality Merrimack Mold Removal Service is Paramount

1/9/2023 (Permalink)

hand holding moisture meter against mold damaged ceiling Inspect your home often for signs of mold, and call SERVPRO for all of your mold remediation needs.

SERVPRO Performs Effective Merrimack Mold Removal

Mold is a common and troubling issue for Merrimack homeowners and requires fast, professional service to resolve effectively. The first signs of mold, like musty smells and staining, can materialize rapidly and with little to no warning. Sometimes, these initial indications go unnoticed entirely. That said, when they are spotted, you need expert help fast.

Merrimack’s go-to mold removal service SERVPRO usually arrives at your home within a few short hours of your initial call and can often remediate your mold-related damage in less time than other local firms. Once onsite, our mold specialists perform a thorough mold inspection, evaluating the extent of fungus-related impacts and identifying what needs to be addressed. After this initial assessment, our IICRC trained SERVPRO team, begins its mold remediation efforts and any necessary black mold damage repairs. We complete our work using the following methods and tools:

  • Sealing affected rooms off from other parts of a residence with plastic sheeting and containing mold spores with negative air chambers
  • Filtering mold spores from the air with cutting-edge air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to eradicate these airborne threats and prevent their spread
  • Replacing irreparably impacted contents and building materials and rebuilding any collapsed areas
  • Pre-cleaning heavily soiled places before wiping mold from structural elements and other surfaces with mops, sponges, and cloths
  • Employing substances like sodium bicarbonate and dry ice to remove troublesome fungal growths
  • Fogging mold-damaged materials and surfaces with designer antifungals like SERVPROxide that can eliminate and prevent mold from returning for several weeks

At the same time, our skilled experts ensure that the particular issues that led to your current situation are corrected. In other words, all water leaks and moisture-related problems contributing to mold growth at your residence are fixed.

So, when you need quality mold removal service, call SERVPRO of Merrimack. Our helpful professionals will assist you as soon as you call them at (603) 262-9293.

Storms Can Leave Merrimack Homes in Need of Water Damage Repair

12/14/2022 (Permalink)

Home Water Damage Call your local professionals at SERVPRO of Merrimack to ensure your home is dry and sanitary.

New Options Come with Water Damage Repair Work

A storm can happen any time during the year in Merrimack, with winter often bringing freezing temperatures and powerful winds. When inclement weather tears openings in your house's exterior, rain, sleet, snow, and ice can get inside and affect insulation, drywall, paneling, and other materials. SERVPRO helps homeowners undo the damage with professional water damage repair services.

Helping property owners in Merrimack through our water damage repair services allows us to show them different options that can do more than merely restore their property. We can change several aspects of your home's interior. Doing so is often possible through your insurance. Our crew leader can explain more about these options.

These changes include:

  • Painting, wallpapering, paneling,
  • Carpeting and other floor coverings, and
  • Updating entryway doors and cabinetry. 

Changing the color of the rooms that need water damage repairs can brighten them up and create a new look. Wallpaper and paneling can accomplish this also, and change hallways and foyers, as well.

Repairs often mean blending old with new when a home sustains water damage. However, with flooring, we usually must remove the entire floor covering to provide the customer with a consistent result. Otherwise, trip hazards might result, as well as an unaesthetic appearance.

Water can cause wood to swell, split, and warp. Veneers can peel away from surfaces. Moisture often causes problems with the closing of doors. Cabinetry might not close correctly, where the inside of the door no longer lies flush against the cabinetry framework. We can eliminate such issues when we do repairs to fix water damage.

In addition to these improvements, SERVPRO can provide deodorization services. Water damage often creates a musty odor. We can discuss the available scents and how we can apply each one for you.

Call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for scaled-to-you water damage repairs that can make your residence "Like it never even happened." 

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.

Water Damage Restoration for Mt. Vernon

7/10/2022 (Permalink)

rusty metal on wall area Don't let water damage your home or warehouse in Mt. Vernon--call SERVPRO, "Like it never even happened."

Mt. Vernon Rapid Water Extraction Mitigates Water Damage to Your Property

Floods can cause massive damage to any home, causing immediate damage but also leaving behind copious amounts of water, which can go on to cause further problems. Failed plumbing leaves volumes of standing water on surfaces and belongings. SERVPRO brings large, industrial-grade tools such as water extractors and air movers to water removal jobs to return to a preloss state as quickly as possible.


One of the most noticeable effects of slow water removal in Mt. Vernon is the warping of flooring and other materials. We help to minimize these effects by treating wood and other materials early on. If warping does occur, it may be repairable but often makes the restoration job much more complex and expensive.


Mold growth is one of the biggest reasons to seek fast treatment after water damage in your home. Almost all mold damage that would normally result from a flood is avoidable if water is removed quickly enough. On the other hand, slow responses can lead to massive mold infestations that can cost thousands more to remediate. Hiring a well-equipped and broadly certified company like SERVPRO means that you have extra lines of defense for preventing mold proliferation caused by residual moisture.


One component of our water removal process is dehumidification. While this may seem a time and money-intensive method with little reward, it is critical in preventing metals from oxidizing. Many metals can tarnish and weaken when exposed to high humidity and water levels, including materials like iron, which are used commonly and widely throughout American homes. Rusting can significantly compromise structural components.

SERVPRO of Merrimack is an experienced local damage restoration company with the credentials and equipment to save your home from even the most severe floods and water damage. Call us 24/7 at (603) 716-9246

Trusted Fire Damage Restoration Services for Residents of Milford

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

Big Fire Flames SERVPRO technicians respond quickly and act fast to restore your home after fire damage leaving it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Technicians Understand the Different Types of Fire Damage and the Procedures Needed to Clean Them

Cleaning up your property after experiencing a fire damage incident can be stressful since you might not have the right tools and expertise. As a resident of Milford, you must learn the various options when facing such an incident. One of the recommended steps is hiring professionals to restore and clean your property. You are advised to contact them as soon as the disaster strikes.

Communication is essential when dealing with fire damage incidents in Milford. That is why a licensed service provider like SERVPRO highlights the various steps it takes when restoring your property. The first thing that our technicians do is to analyze the type of fire and the level of the damage. The kind of damage is what determines the restoration procedure that we use to restore your property.

Before the restoration can start, we address the safety concerns of the site. Apart from checking whether there is any danger posed by the building's electrical system, we inspect whether the ceilings, walls, roofs, and other such areas are intact. Since the combustion process produces smoke and soot, we fully understand the theory of fire, and that helps us when choosing the proper procedures when doing the restoration.

Dependent on the residues that are left behind after the fire, we can decide to use fluids or air to remove them. If the residues are dry and loosely attached to the surface, then our IICRC-certified technicians might choose to vacuum the target area. When the residues have mixed with moisture and removing them by vacuuming is not possible, we can dissolve them using a cleaning agent and later flush and rinse the surface.

Once our SERVPRO team has cleaned your property, deodorization then follows to address any odors that might be present. We also dispose of the residues as per the local and state requirements.

SERVPRO of Merrimack is an experienced service provider that offers storm, water, fire, and mold damage restoration services. Call us at (603) 262-9293 to learn more about our professional services.

When Flood Damage Restoration Needs Special Equipment to Be Completed in Amherst

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

Flood by Stop Sign Call SERVPRO for Flood Damage Cleanup and Water Removal in Amherst

Standing Water Requires Special Removal and Drying Services

Torrential rainfalls are a common occurrence in Amherst during the rainy seasons. While they are a blessing in their own way, they can also cause significant losses to local homeowners. The resultant floods can sweep cars and other items away and even compromise the structural integrity of your home.

At SERVPRO, we have a team of highly experienced technicians trained explicitly for flood damage restoration projects in Amherst. Our tools and techniques are chosen according to IICRC guidelines, ensuring the cleanup process goes smoothly and efficiently. We aim to restore your property to its original state as best as possible, "Like it never even happened."

There are many pieces of flood damage restoration equipment required to complete the job correctly. This field is complex and takes a lot of expertise and technology to do right. Before entering the site, SERVPRO workers must wear special clothing to protect themselves. Additionally, we must bring tools and heavy equipment to remove moisture from the air and dry the interior.

Disinfectants and chemical cleaners are also helpful in flood damage restoration and moisture detection devices for spotting problem areas. In cases of severe water damage, SERVPRO technicians may use specific demolition tools to remove compromised materials quickly. These include axes and sledgehammers. In other cases, we may use a pressure washer to clean out the areas that sustained significant flood damage.

Natural floods can cause three types of flood damage. If the water comes from a sanitary source, it belongs to category 1 and does not require protective clothing most of the time. It is not common to have uncontaminated water post-flooding. If it has some contaminants, it is placed in category 2. The third category refers to any standing water that is thoroughly contaminated. In any case, it is always best to include protective clothing in a restoration equipment kit.

To this end, SERVPRO professionals use PPE (personal protective equipment) that consists of safety goggles, rubber boots, rubber gloves, full-body protective gear, and a respirator designed for areas with high moisture levels. The respirator, in particular, is essential because it prevents our technicians from inhaling airborne contaminants, such as mold, during the restoration process.

If you are in a flood damage situation, SERVPRO of Merrimack has covered you. We offer 24/7 emergency services to residents and neighboring towns to ease the stress of floods and other natural events. Call us today at (603) 262-9293.

The Most Effective Mold Removal Practice for Merrimack Homes

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on Wall We aim to restore your property as quickly as possible, “Like It Never Even Happened.”

Multiple Mold Removal Tactics Could Be Used 

There is no single method of effectively removing and remediating active mold colonies. Changes in conditions like the material, location, and environmental factors can play a part in choosing the most efficient option. Often, the choice in removal approaches comes down to three main choices:

  • Surface Cleaning
  • Abrasive Tactics
  • Controlled Demolition

The Advantage of Surface Cleaning

Mold removal in Merrimack homes utilizes the least invasive approaches possible. Surface cleaning is a fast and effective solution for mold in its earliest stages but fails to deliver effective results the longer that mold exposure is a concern. We have several antimicrobial and sporicidal products in our inventory that can eliminate spores on contact. These products can limit future mold infestations where applied.

When Are Aggressive Measures Needed?

Surface cleaning does not always remove the entire problem, however. In some situations, colonies have infested beyond the outermost surface layer. They must get removed using more abrasive measures like sanding for wood framing or media blasting for porous surface materials. Some of the materials put under air or water pressure to achieve this mold eradication can include:

  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Crushed walnuts
  • Corn cobs
  • Dry ice

Is the Material Beyond Saving?

Removing damaged materials is one of the final and most direct methods of managing mold in a household. Drywall is often compromised to the point of requiring controlled demolition. Removed materials are discarded safely, and the connected elements are thoroughly inspected and protected against colonization with antimicrobial inhibitors.

Mold is an underrated and underappreciated threat to homes and businesses, especially when the organisms can grow and spread over a long period. Our SERVPRO of Merrimack AMRT-Certified technicians have a fast response and knowledgeable approach to removing colonies and protecting the structure. Give us a call anytime at (603) 262-9293. 

Addressing the Cause and Effect of Mold in Amherst Homes

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

mold spores growing on a white wall When mold takes hold in your home, it’s time to bring in the professionals. Contact team SERVPRO to quickly assess the situation and formulate a plan.

Here to Help with Mold Remediation in Your Home

There is not an infinite amount of causes for mold growth and colonization, but present moisture and dampness can increase the likelihood for your Amherst home. As much as you might expect this situation to resolve itself, this is rarely, if ever, a probability. 

Over the years, we have managed to help countless residents with our mold remediation in Amherst properties. Our fast and confident response in their time of need helps to reduce the spread and severity of these conditions and helps our team to understand the cause and catalyst of the colonies better. Once you have reached out to our emergency response line, our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT), accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), can get to work. 

As premier restorers that have been proudly serving the area for many years, we understand that our job does not end with just removing mold colonies. We do, however, have advanced equipment and potent products to accomplish this. With our soda and media blasting, we can remove colonies from surfaces without damaging a substrate, we have controlled demolition techniques, and we have access to effective antimicrobial solutions and mold inhibitors. 

We do not remove active colonization without also looking for the cause of the moisture and dampness in the area leading to the spread of the organism. Whether this mold is found in the basement after persistent hydrostatic pressure inevitably gets through foundation walls into the lower levels of your home or ice damming on the roof that can lead to attic moisture – we can work with our customers to determine a cause and to help resolve this for the immediate future. We have a team of general contractors in-house that can make any necessary construction repairs and renovations to prevent recurrences seamlessly. 

Mold does not have to be a destructive presence in your home, especially with the fast and confident response you can expect from our SERVPRO of Merrimack team. Give us a call anytime that you discover mold in your home at (603) 262-9293.

Handle Storm Flood Damage Cleanup Fast in Merrimack

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

water covering the tile floor of a kitchen Quick action is required to deal with the flooding situation in your home. Call our team 24/7 for water removal and drying efforts.

Merrimack Residents Trust SERVPRO for Reliable Flood Damage Help

New England weather can be unpredictable, so Merrimack residents could be in for heavy wind and rain whenever a significant storm rolls through. Not only does this mean the potential for a leaking roof from storms, but flash flooding could mean water coming in through your basement. This contaminated water can spell trouble whether you have a failed sump pump or do not have one installed. Luckily, SERVPRO is locally owned and operated, offering area residents peace of mind with 24/7 emergency service – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Flood damage in Merrimack is never a time to contemplate DIY. Skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) at SERVPRO know how to carefully assess your structure for risks while following best practices when dealing with contaminated flood water.

Know the hazards involved in storm flooded homes

Storm flooding in the area brings diverse risks for any homeowner that you need to avoid. Some of the essential things to keep in mind include:

  • Outside infrastructure damage, including downed power lines or poles
  • Waste and other contamination from sewage and animal fecal matter
  • Various industrial bi-products like medical waste, industrial chemicals, fuel, and household cleaners
  • Vermin (rodents, insects, etc.)
  • Damage to your home’s structural elements, including the foundation and supporting materials

Once we arrive at your door, we assess your property and the structure itself for any hazards. Our crew will treat the contaminated water with antimicrobials and suit up in personal protective equipment (PPE) for our safety.

We begin muck-out services to handle debris and silt while performing water removal services in tandem. Our powerful pumps and extractors can handle massive water levels and debris to facilitate the quick removal of water so that we can move into the drying phases. Along with water removal and drying, we perform controlled demolition to replace all unsalvageable materials. Then, surfaces get thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack whenever you require prompt assistance with storm flood damage. You can reach out to the customer care team at (603) 262-9293.

Can Water Damaged Documents be Restored in Merrimack?

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

wet pages of paper that are drying Document drying capability is necessary when mitigating a commercial water damage situation. Our trained technicians have the expertise to help.

Drying Records and Storage Contents in Your Merrimack Office

With so many offices fitting into smaller plaza properties throughout Merrimack, many owners have had to get creative with storage and hard copies of documentation. With groundwater and moisture being such a common issue with homes and commercial properties throughout the Northeast, storage of these documents and contents in basement areas can often lead to unexpected damages. Recovering from these effects requires a team of professionals adequately trained in the restoration of water-damaged documents and contents, which requires both specialized equipment and the experience of our trained IICRC-Certified restoration technicians.

Many business owners do not realize the ramifications or consequences of a wet basement until the water damage has spread throughout the entire Merrimack office space. Without the experience to successfully and entirely protect and dry damaged documents and paperwork, owners often do more harm than good to these affected contents. Our SERVPRO team has on-site and off-site solutions for recovering damaged records affected by a wet basement.

When our SERVPRO professionals first arrive at your plaza office building, we work quickly to identify the source of the moisture in the area. We must dry out the water damaged areas of your building and set up the appropriate approach to prevent the same situation from occurring again in the immediate future through sealing off vulnerabilities for moisture to penetrate the basement or identifying water leaks or breaks in plumbing moving through this portion of the building.

Freeze drying is an effective approach to completely removing moisture from affected records and documents without allowing them to become too badly damaged as they would with conventional cleaning approaches. With many of these documents getting written with pen ink, moisture can cause these words to bleed on the pages if the situation does not get addressed quickly. Best of all, we have the means of freeze drying with a mobile unit, ensuring that your documents do not have to leave the vicinity to get restored.

Quick drying damaged documents can be an effective means of protecting your records and documents damaged in basement storage when moisture and dampness get out of control. You can count on our SERVPRO of Merrimack professionals to make these damaging effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (603) 262-9293.

Start Your Rewarding SERVPRO Career with Us

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

male tech SERVPRO cleaning black wall Join the SERVPRO of Merrimack team for a great future

Ever since Kevin and Cynthia Lee first opened the doors of SERVPRO of Merrimack in 1998, they have strived to provide a genuinely customer-driven experience. We train all of our team members to focus on customer satisfaction. We can show this by answering questions, addressing customer concerns, and prioritizing the homeowner's comfort during an emergency. These are not skills to be taught; this is the type of culture we are inspiring in our ranks when our restoration technicians get out and serve in the communities they share with the customer.

More than a Restoration Company

We have found that the more our production technicians and management become involved in the events of the communities and their organizations, the more driven they are to help when disasters strike. We are a reputable name throughout Merrimack and its surrounding areas because of our continued involvement in awareness drives and events like Walk for Cancer, the American Red Cross, and efforts to help veterans and the homeless struggling in our city. We want those that join our SERVPRO of Merrimack team to embody a passion for the region and its history like we do, wanting to help even beyond the limitations of residential and commercial restoration solutions.

Becoming Part of the Whole

SERVPRO as a whole represents more than 1700 brands across North America. However, Merrimack's branch is part of a small group owned and operated by Kevin and Cynthia Lee with a tight-knit team of industry professionals to help properties when disasters strike. We are always looking to increase our roster with quality candidates, as our brand and individual franchises only succeed with a continued dedication to training and bringing up the future of the restoration industry. Hires can expect:

  • Competitive restoration industry wages
  • Top-tier equipment and training
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Employee appreciation events 
  • Retirement
  • Incentives and bonuses

Grow As a Restoration Service Provider

We understand the value of developing talent and retaining it. We are only as successful as we have been since the turn of the century because of our investments and drive to keep employees happy with their working situation and train them to be franchise leaders. We promote from within, making the available training and accreditation courses valuable for those looking to rise above entry-level production technician positions.

Join Our Team

SERVPRO of Merrimack is currently seeking qualified candidates for:

Crew Chief: This management position oversees production technicians and active restoration jobs throughout the city. The candidate would be comfortable managing personnel, acquiring needed equipment, and taking necessary steps with the customer, insurance provider, SERVPRO staff, and other third parties to continue driving a restoration project forward.

Production Technician: The bulk of the restoration industry force we present to homes and businesses. Candidates will be trained in restoration niches to become qualified personnel for cleaning, restoration, repairs, and content management/inventory.

Interested in available positions? Reach out by emailing your resume to klee@SERVPROnashua.com or calling our office at (603) 262-9293. 

Restoring Water Damages to Your Mt. Vernon Apartment Building

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

outside view of multistory apartment Water damage can quickly affect several properties at the same time in an apartment building due to all the rooms and areas being connected.

Help Keep Tenants Safe by Calling SERVPRO When Water Damage Affects Your Apartment Buildings

Your Mt. Vernon apartment building is home to several families that directly count on you to handle problems as they arise. As the building owner and landlord to those leasing properties inside, most of the facility's maintenance falls to you directly or to whomever you choose as a subcontractor for the tasks. You might not always be in preventative maintenance mode on your building, but failure to keep up with the plumbing inside can create some costly problems for you.

Water damage to your Mt. Vernon building can happen in several ways. You can have a compromised roof that buckles under the weight of heavy snowfall and ice that has not melted away. Appliances like washing machines in a central location for tenant use can overflow or malfunction. Pipes can freeze and burst or become too old to handle the fluctuating pressures and disconnect. Any of these scenarios can result in water damage to the building, but not only this, you have to clean the mess quickly before it affects the families living in the building directly.

Since all rooms and areas connect via walls, ceilings, or floors, it is not hard to see how a water emergency might quickly affect several properties simultaneously. In these situations, restoration specialists like our SERVPRO team can significantly reduce the damage that could occur and work fast to restore what has already happened.

Locating the source of the problem is the first step in our SERVPRO technician's initial assessment of the situation. If the problem was the plumbing, the water gets turned off to that section until the plumbing can get repaired. A hole in the roof can be boarded up or tarped to prevent further element interference while the restoration occurs, and the area is prepped for reconstruction.

With so many families and tenants to think about in your Mt. Vernon apartment building, call the restoration specialists you can trust. SERVPRO of Merrimack has an emergency response team that is available 24/7 to handle any water emergency that you might have. Give us a call today at (603) 262-9293.

Preventing Fire and Fire Damage from Matches in Mt. Vernon

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Is Ready for Restoration Following Fire Damaging Occurrences

Humans are fascinated by fire. Unfortunately, this fascination can happen at a young age, especially when a child has access to matches or a lighter. The leading cause of death by fire for young children is children playing with fire. What are the dangers in Mt. Vernon of children playing with matches? 

House fires and fire damage in Mt. Vernon are one concern for children playing with matches. Your home can easily catch fire if a matchstick meets flammable materials like carpeting, clothing, newspapers, or draperies. These fires have the capability of trapping your family inside, leading to smoke inhalation and burns, and in the worst-case, death. 

When your home has suffered through a fire, our SERVPRO staff can help you put your home back together again. We are professionally trained and IICRC certified to clean up damage from fire, including damage done by firefighters. 

Many fires started by children playing with matches are lit outside. Windy or dry conditions can quickly turn into a massive fire, especially if located near forests or dry brush. Children are often not knowledgeable on how to put the fire out while it is still small enough to be contained, and might not report the fire, so they do not get in trouble. 

Having open communication with your children about playing with matches and fires is essential in preventing these accidents from happening. Children should be taught that lighters and matches are not toys and should only be handled by adults. Once they grow old enough to use matches, show them how to use them appropriately and dispose of them after they are blown out. Lighters and matches should never be readily available to children.

When an accident does happen, SERVPRO is the one to contact. We have the tools and knowledge to clean up and repair the damages done to your home after the fire is out. 

Please do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Merrimack after a fire. The longer you wait, the more damage can occur from soot and smoke residues, so give us a call at (603) 262-9293 if you reside in the areas of Amherst, Milford, or Merrimack.

Soda Blasting During Mold Remediation in Merrimack

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

heavy mold growth on wall Our techs know that containment and removing the contamination present are vital to preventing future issues.

SERVPRO Can Provide Black Mold Mitigation Services in Merrimack

Whenever you notice that black mold has formed somewhere in your home, you have a small water leak or another source of moisture getting into your house. The bad news is that once a fungus forms, it can quickly spread throughout your structure. The black formations you can see on wet surfaces in your home are hyphae structures that can release seed-like spores into the air.

Our SERVPRO technicians know that containment and removing the contamination present are vital to preventing future issues when working on Merrimack mold remediation. Since mold can cause health effects, we can take specific measures like building a containment chamber in the affected areas to prevent the spores from spreading. We can attach an air scrubber to the chamber to create negative pressure that traps airborne particles.

Once your affected rooms are properly contained with plastic, our IICRC trained techs can then look for the source of the damage. We can use infrared cameras to track where the moisture came from. We can then repair the leak so that no more water leaks into your home.

Services we can offer to mitigate black mold:

  • Black Mold Inspections
  • Bathroom Mold Mitigation
  • Attic Mold Remediation
  • Water Extraction Services
  • Applied Structural Drying (ASD)

Once we have the source of the leak repaired and the affected areas contained, we can start removing the contamination. If items like your bathroom vanity or drywall get contaminated on both surfaces, they might have to be removed. Suppose the mold is only present on the surfaces of your building materials. In that case, we can utilize methods like soda blasting that can chemically remove the contamination and neutralize malodor particles.

If you ever notice that black mold has started to grow on sections of your drywall, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

Salvaging Merrimack Fire Damaged Possessions

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

burned antique furniture in living room SERVPRO cleans and preserves precious family possessions following house fires in Merrimack, "Like it never even happened."

Fire Cleanup and Cleaning in Merrimack Is Best Left to SERVPRO

Fire always produces more than smoke. When something burns, ash and soot are also produced. These two substances are carried through the air. They can damage anything they settle on. They continue to damage whatever they have landed on even after extinguishing the fire.

If your Merrimack home has fire damage, it is crucial to recover your belongings and that of your home for remediation to begin as soon as possible and by qualified experts. SERVPRO has employees who are certified Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) who understand the complexities of all aspects of restoring your home, and its contents, to a safe and comfortable state again.

Soot and ash affect different surfaces in a variety of ways. It may seem that hard surfaces should withstand any damage from soot and that cleaning these would be an easy, simple task, but this is not the case. Deposited soot often feels greasy to the touch, but soot, in actuality, contains highly corrosive chemicals. 

In addition to these harmful chemicals, soot and ash also contain microscopically fine particles that can ruin the sheen on hard surfaces, including metal, leaving them dull and unsightly looking. The methods to remove soot deposits depend mainly on the type of materials that burned to produce the soot. With firefighters' water and steam, soot can penetrate upholstery and other household fabrics. Our Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians (UFT) can restore your furniture to pre-fire condition. 

Restoring your belongings is only part of the process of restoring your home after a fire has damaged it. Structural aspects should be restored to their original state, free of both fire and smoke damage. All traces of water need to be eliminated, or water damage can become an issue in the future. Carpeting and padding must be replaced with either new carpet or another type of flooring. Walls are not complete without baseboards, and wall outlets need to be checked for safety.

Fire affects a home in many ways. The professionals at SERVPRO of Merrimack have the experience required to make things right again. "Like it never even happened." Call us at (603) 716-9246.

Your Flooded Amherst Basement Is Restored to Functionality with SERVPRO's Help

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

picture of flooding, stairway, basement Call SERVPRO to mitigate groundwater damage after flooding to your Amherst basement. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Storm Damage Mitigation for Amherst Property Owners--Call SERVPRO

Wet basements occur in roughly 60% of all Amherst area homes; at some point, you have had or are going to have a problem with water or moisture in your basement. It can ruin the space, regardless of whether you use it for storage or have taken the time to turn it into a fully-livable area. Ignoring moisture can eventually saturate your home's framework and lead to corrosion, mold, and rot.

A few hurdles make it tough to reclaim a wet basement in your Amherst home. However, with the help of a quality restoration company, you can remedy the situation. So, before you get trapped in a problematic situation that has you replacing carpeting, drywall, furniture, and other belongings, think about these helpful hints that make dealing with an extensive soaking easier.

Take the time to have a professional like those offered at SERVPRO, inspect your basement for common problems. A trained eye can spot more, and we have the equipment to help locate hidden moisture that might cause problems in the future. All it takes is moist air circulating through the area, making contact with cool foundation walls, or uninsulated piping to create a clammy, uninviting atmosphere.

By controlling the humidity levels and condensation that enters your basement, you can avoid issues that create wet carpeting, rust, and appliances' corrosion. You need to ensure that the area has enough ventilation and, in some cases, install a dehumidifier that helps reduce the relative humidity, keeping your basement nice and dry. Water-proofing applied materials to the exterior, even below grade, can help prevent groundwater intrusion.

Our professional technicians at SERVPRO can help you seal cracks in your foundation walls that allow groundwater to seep from hydrostatic pressure, install proper ventilation and dehumidifiers that contribute to maintaining a quality environment. 

SERVPRO technicians can also repair your roof flashing, gutters, and downspouts that allow rain runoff to enter the area. We use waterproofing products designed to keep runoff away from your home. We can go as far as improving the grading of your property or installing additional drainage, backflow valves, or even submersible pumps if necessary.

Stop suffering from constant water problems in your basement; give SERVPRO of Merrimack a call today. (603) 262-9293

SERVPRO of Merrimack - Insulation removal

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

a ripped up section of the ceiling revealing the insulation behind it Wet insulation is typically less effective. Contact SERVPRO to assess and remediate when you are facing storm damage. We are standing by 24/7.

Insulation Removal in Merrimack Homes

Purchasing insulation is similar to how people used to buy a savings bond, get what they need, put it somewhere safe, and then forget about it. That is not quite how it works; if your insulation becomes wet from a broken pipe or a storm that has worked its way under your roof and down your walls, you need to have it removed and replaced.

Once the blown-in insulation is soaked from storm damage in Merrimack, it becomes packed down, reducing its R-value. This value is the measurement of how quickly building materials (insulation and siding, for example) lose heat. A high R-value means the material is an excellent insulator and prevents the transfer of heat into a home or building. Insulation also loses R-value over time and due to other contamination. SERVPRO has developed a process for insulation removal based on decades of experience.

Blown-in insulation (regardless of whether it is fiberglass or cellulose) breaks down over the years. It does not happen quickly, but cellulose insulation needs examination if you have owned your home for more than twenty-five years. Fiberglass insulation has been a guarantee for a century.

Both varieties of insulation degrade and lose their heat resistance when birds or rodents find a way into the walls. Urine and feces break down the fibers very quickly. If the contamination is in an attic, the smell quickly becomes a factor as it spreads down and through your home. Even more dangerous to your family is the microbial threat that the presence of animal waste brings. Once our team members have removed the infested insulation, they thoroughly sanitize every crawl space and wall section using one or more of the antimicrobial agents available to us.

Each of our offices has an extensive inventory of equipment to ensure that we accomplish this with a minimal interruption to your life and home. We remove the contaminated insulation using a variety of vacuums and hoses. Every pound we remove from your home is collected into a specially designed filter bag that traps every fiber so our technicians can safely remove it from your property.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Removing and replacing insulation is not an easy process, and certainly not one for a homeowner to try and accomplish. If your wall and attic blown-in insulation have become contaminated or no longer protecting your home, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 today. We are here to help.

What Can Be Submitted in the SERVPRO ERP System in Mt. Vernon

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

a man in a storage room taking inventory on an ipad When your business submits an ERP, remediating commercial water damage becomes a more organized and effective task. Contact our technicians today.

SERVPRO Allows You to Get Prepared with the ERP System

The SERVPRO ERP system allows business owners to maintain profiles for their businesses, with separate information and details for each location. This makes it easy for companies or landlords with multiple physical locations to watch out for to manage their properties in times of disaster, and get appropriate information to us quickly. There are many options available when you create an Emergency Ready Profile. Although none are mandatory, we allow you to submit everything from technical drawings to contact lists to legal documentation.

Building Plans and Technical Documents

Especially for water damage in Mt. Vernon apartments and other tightly-packed businesses, submitting building plans, blueprints, and technical documentation greatly assists our technicians on-site and beginning mitigation. SERVPRO asks that you submit anything that could be helpful to us, from floor plans to breaker locations and from wiring configurations to vent arrangements. There are innumerable documents that may or may not exist for each building, and the more we have access to, the better we can identify threats and the quicker we can work.

Legal Documentation and Insurance Files

Although some legal documents should stay private, the ERP system allows you to upload any relevant information to our servers to make white-collar operations smoother and get better response times from associated law and insurance firms. This is especially important for insurance work, as we work closely with insurance providers and adjusters, and pre-existing documents for yours will invariably be helpful.

Contact Information and Local Services

By submitting lists of contacts and perhaps local associates, you can help us be in better touch with all relevant parties in cleanup proceedings. Tenants and investors can be notified and updated on the situation, local contractors can be reached out to more quickly, and our renowned communications expertise can be fully put to use.

SERVPRO of Merrimack has the fast response times, passionate customer service, and high-quality equipment necessary for perfect business restorations. Give us a call at (603) 262-9293 for our help or to learn more about our ERP system.

What Is Unique About Fire Damage Restoration in Merrimack Homes?

2/13/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering the table and counters Regardless of the room affected, facing fire damage can be a daunting task. Partner up with SERVPRO to help. Our technicians are standing by 24/7.

SERVPRO Probes Fire Damage for Unique Problems When Restoring Merrimack Homes

Fire is a destructive phenomenon that leaves clear signs such as hanging ceiling panels and heavy soot deposits on vertical and horizontal surfaces. However, the fire at your Merrimack home might also cause unclear or unprecedented damages hampering your restoration efforts.

You can perform better fire damage restoration at your Merrimack property if you understand the different ways a fire affects materials. The fixtures you have in the house also determine the outcome of such incidents, making professional assistance from a team like SERVPRO essential.

Irregular damages can be triggered by:

  • HVAC units spreading debris haphazardly
  • Smoke depositing unique residues
  • Residues concentrating in hidden locations

The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system can spread residues far beyond the rooms touched by the fire. Alternatively, it can keep re-soiling the house after cleaning. The main issue you might face because of the HVAC system is unending odor issues. Our SERVPRO technicians assess your system to determine whether cleaning or parts replacement is necessary before operating the utility.

Damage Caused by Fire Residues

Fire is known to produce soot that collects on various surfaces. What you may not anticipate is the uniqueness in the physical qualities of the soot residues leading to problems when cleaning. 

Fire residues can be classified as:

  • Lipophilic
  • Lipophobic
  • Hydrophobic
  • Hydrophilic

Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate residues before starting restoration then choose a cleaning solution based on the principle of "Like dissolves like." So, for example, if we discover the soils are lipophilic, we choose oil-based cleaning products.

As the fire burns, smoke moves around driven by convection currents resulting in unusual outcomes. For instance, the insides of cabinets and closets are colder than the surrounding areas, so smoke moves towards these areas, resulting in exceptional soiling levels.

SERVPRO of Merrimack explains in detail what sort of issues we expect at your property before we start fire damage restoration. Call us at (603) 262-9293.

Tips for Performing Water Damage Repair in Merrimack

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

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Hiring a Company SERVPRO is the Right Water to Handle Water Damage in Merrimack

Water damage is a common issue for homeowners, and it comes in different levels of severity. Whether it’s a small leak or a major water intrusion incident, it is reassuring to have professionals to assist you in bringing normalcy back to your life. SERVPRO offers restoration services around the clock.

Knowing that water damage in your Merrimack residence can lead to the destruction of structures and contents, we can quickly come to your aid. We can use sophisticated equipment, specialized techniques to restore your home. This process includes:

  • Removing ruined components
  • Water removal
  • Cleaning and disinfection of salvageable contents
  • Drying the space

Removal of Ruined Components

Our SERVPRO restoration team can evaluate if it is possible to decontaminate ruined structures and contents or if it is necessary to remove and replace them. The decision to replace or restore depends on pretest results, the nature of the contamination, and the material's porosity.

Water Removal

If your carpet sustained water damage, we could use carpet wands to extract the water. These devices are appropriate for the initial water extraction from glue-down carpets. They are also useful for removing residual water on the surface of carpets after restorers have used a stationary tool.

Cleaning and Disinfection of Salvageable Contents

We perform a cleanup of contamination before beginning restorative drying. However, our SERVPRO team provides humidity control in contaminated areas to reduce moisture migration, microbial amplification, and potential secondary damage. We set up and turn on dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity within the affected areas.

Drying the Affected Areas

Our SERVPRO restorers can dry out the affected surfaces using air movers and refrigerant dehumidifiers. These dehumidifiers work almost the same way as air conditioners work. They use the dew point principle to eliminate water vapor from the air. The cold refrigerant is pumped through coils, and the moist air in the area that is being dried gets moved across the cold evaporator coils. As the dehumidifiers cool air at or below the dew point, water vapor condenses on the cold coils and fins. The water drains off the fins into a collection tank and is pumped out of the home.

When you need restoration services after water damage, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Property Owners Can Handle Storm Flood Damage in Amherst

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

flood damage sign Storm and flood damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate service.

They Can Hire SERVPRO To Perform Storm Flood Damage Restoration in their Amherst Homes

When a thunderstorm hits, the risk of property damage increases because heavy rains can cause flooding in homes. Storm flood damage is a significant issue that requires a combination of methods to handle it correctly. To restore your residence, you need to contact flood damage cleanup experts like SERVPRO.

Our restorers have the required training and advanced equipment to handle storm flood damage in your Amherst residence. We can remove the floodwater that often contains harmful microorganisms, sand, and pesticides. Our specific flood damage repair services include:

  • Initial inspection
  • Debris removal
  • Floodwater removal
  • Drying by air movement and dehumidification

Initial Inspection

Our SERVPRO technicians can visually inspect your residence and use equipment like thermo-hygrometers to measure the air masses' relative humidity and temperature. These tools also provide our restorers with details like the dew point, vapor pressure, and humidity ratio.

Debris Removal

If there is debris on your property, our SERVPRO crew can use a backhoe loader to remove it. This maneuverable and versatile machine works efficiently in storm-damaged properties cluttered with junk. It is a tractor with a loader-type bucket and can perform different kinds of light-duty material handling and shoveling tasks.

Floodwater Removal

Our SERVPRO team can use self-priming trash pumps to remove the floodwater. We define these pumps as trash, semi-trash, slurry, or full-trash mostly by the kind of solids they can pass. Semi-trash pumps can pass solids that are less than 5/8″, while trash pumps can pass solids that are up to 1¼″. Full trash pumps can pass solids that are over 3″, while slurry pumps can carry fluids loaded with mud or sand.


We can use air movers to expedite evaporation at the surface level and minimize drying time. Air moving equipment produces high-velocity airflow to improve evaporation by introducing airflow at the surface level. Air movers replace the cool, saturated boundary layer with drier, warmer air from dehumidifiers. They also move dry dehumidified air from rooms where dehumidifiers are positioned to other rooms of a property.

If you need storm and flood damage restoration services, contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. When can make the damage seem, “Like it never even happened.”

How to Remove Mold in the Attic of Merrimack Homes

1/14/2022 (Permalink)

mold spore Mold damage remediation for your home is a service for SERVPRO. We have the latest equipment and technology for every disaster.

SERVPRO Has Expertise in Remediating Mold in the Attic of Affected Merrimack Homes

The attic is among the common areas of mold infestation in homes. It tends to have ideal mold growth conditions, including an abundant food source from the wood sheathing and hot, humid conditions. In addition, many homeowners do not go up in the attic often. So, mold can grow undisturbed for years.

The moisture issue that can lead to mold growth in attics includes insufficient or blocked ventilation, roof leaks, and improper exhausting of dryer vents or bathroom fans. Thankfully, SERVPRO can handle the mold in the attic of your Merrimack residence promptly. Some of the signs of an attic mold problem include:

  • An attic that feels excessively stuffy or hot – Normal attics should feel breezy if they are well ventilated. If your attic is stuffy, it is a sign of a ventilation issue, leading to mold growth.
  • Dark black staining on wooden surfaces – If the wood on your attic shows black discoloration, the issue has moved beyond moisture.
  • Damp insulation in the attic.
  • Water that drips from bath fans, light fixtures, and smoke detectors.
  • A moldy or musty odor in the attic.

Expert Attic Mold Remediation

Attic jobs are complicated, and there is a chance that people with little experience cannot complete the job well. In addition, it is essential to fix the moisture problem and the mold problem to avoid repeating the job. When you hire SERVPRO, you can have peace of mind that we did the job right for yourself and your family.

Our SERVPRO team can perform chemical-based remediation using powerful cleaning agents to kill the mold and then cover the attic with potent antifungal sealers that prevent mold from growing back. Another strategy is abrasive blasting. Our SERVPRO technicians can use abrasive blasting equipment to propel a stream of abrasive mediums like soda ash, dry ice, or sand against the affected surface. This equipment works using pressurized airflow or a motor-driven wheel to offer the desired finish on the substrate.

If you need mold remediation services, contact SERVPRO of Merrimack for help. You can reach us at (603) 262-9293.

Should a Homeowner Try to Remove Mold on Their Own or Hire a Mold Removal Company in Merrimack?

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Image with truck & logo Mold damage is not a DIY project you want. Leave it to our skilled professionals at SERVPRO. We will make it look "Like it never even happened."

Research-Based Detection of the Moisture Problem Fueling Fungal Growth and a Long Term Plan to Inhibit Microbial Rebound Are Reasons Why SERVPRO Stands Out Among Mold Removal Companies in Merrimack

Mold issues are common in residences in Merrimack, just like elsewhere in the Northeast. Understanding how a mold outbreak gets its start clarifies how vulnerable nearly every household is to fungal damage. Mold spores are tiny, invisible to the naked eye. They float on air currents and track into homes on footwear, pets, and clothing. As long as no consistent water source is available, the spores stay dry and simply coexist with the occupants of a home, inert, drifting in the breeze, or settling on surfaces and furnishings.

How Do Inconspicuous Mold Spores Become Troublesome Mold Colonies?

Spores are impossible to eradicate, but reputable mold removal companies in Merrimack do not attempt or promise to rid a home of the spores. Instead, appropriately trained and certified mold remediation technicians focus on breaking the cycle of active mold growth. Mold growth can occur rapidly, needing only 24 to 48 hours of exposure to a water source to start dividing and multiplying. It is critical for you not to ignore water incursions based on seemingly minor circumstances such as:

  • Slow drips in plumbing under sinks and in walls
  • Clogged air conditioning drains and seeping condensation coils
  • Repeated spills near pet feeding areas
  • Precipitation blowing in through open windows and doors
  • Mudrooms where foot and outerwear do not dry out entirely because of inadequate ventilation
  • Steamy kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry areas without exhaust fans or inconsistently used equipment 

Removing rapidly multiplying colonies is one crucial step, but focusing only on removal is inadequate. Vigilance in managing moisture and using scientific principles to inhibit continuous reinfestation is why we follow the protocols of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when taking on your mold concerns.

What Are the EPA’s Mold Remediation Directives?

We approach all water damage issues with transparency and integrity, which is why SERVPRO concentrates on proactive interventions designed to minimize the chances that mold growth in Merrimack takes hold. Our mission is not to return to your home repeatedly to manage mold but to give you the knowledge that empowers you to avoid most mold problems. Before we can start you off on a clean slate, we proceed per the EPA as follows:

We locate the mold -- often with your help as you point out the feathery or leathery growth or notice the unmistakable musty smell.

We contain the area:

Wrapping the affected space in 1.6 mil polyethylene, frequently supported by plastic conduit

Installing a negative pressure air scrubber to seal the perimeter of the containment chamber and to force airborne mold particles through HEPA filters before exhausting to the outdoors

We mechanically remove the mold organisms through:

  • Brushing
  • Scraping
  • Controlled blasting with soda or other gentle abrasives that also incapacitate the continued growth of the mold’s invasive filaments or “hyphae”
  • The contained space is cleaned of moldy debris, including any porous material too infiltrated to remediation. Wipe down and vacuum with HEPA-filtered equipment reduces the spore levels to the “normal” measurement of the average home.
  • The debris is double-bagged and disposed of as hazardous waste following local rules and regulations.
  • Topical EPA-registered antimicrobials treat the affected surfaces to kill residual spores and inhibit fast regrowth.
  • We might recommend sealing surfaces with paint-like primers impregnated with EPA-registered antimicrobials for another “layer” of protection from mold rebound.

How Do Professionals Manage the Moisture?

A mold removal project is incomplete unless the water damage or lingering moisture issues that caused the mold damage are addressed. We are very experienced in discovering the cause of water loss and following the migration of fluids and absorbed moisture far from the original crisis site. To do this, we:

  • Visually inspect, looking for staining, peeling paint, and bulging building materials
  • Use moisture detection and metering devices to map out and evaluate the intensity of any remaining liquid or absorbed water 
  • Provide water removal or structural drying services
  • Help you arrange for repair of leaks in roofs, plumbing, or appliances
  • Help assess high humidity concerns that can lead to mold growth and recommending strategies such as:
  • Installation of exhaust fans
  • Adjustment of HVAC systems
  • Improving ventilation 
  • Adding constant or periodic dehumidification to the affected areas 

We do not consider remediation complete until we find and arrange for the elimination of the water damage behind mold growth, why SERVPRO of Merrimack delivers sustainable results. Call (603) 262-9293 for a consultation and learn what we can offer as a long-term solution for mold growth removal.

Fire Damage and Odor Removal Services Near Me?

12/24/2021 (Permalink)

Room with fire damage You want help from the professionals after a fire in your home or business.

SERVPRO of Amherst Can Mitigate the Fire Damage in Your Home!  

Fire damage can leave behind many unpleasant side effects inside of your Amherst home. For example, a fire can leave both a mess behind and an unpleasant odor that can linger for months after the incident. It is a comfort to realize help is always close at hand.  

Here at SERVPRO of Merrimack, we're fire damage, remediation experts. Our technicians are expertly trained and have Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) We have the experience and the advanced technology to make you feel "Like it never even happened."  

What Can SERVPRO Do to Remove the Physical Signs of Fire Damage?  

Let's say a fire broke out in your living room due to a faulty electrical socket. Your bookshelf, and the radio that caused the fire, went up in flames. Our SERVPRO technicians could do the following to remove the damage caused:  

  • Remove any materials that are beyond saving and dispose of them
  • Pack up your salvageable belongings and send them for treatment at our facility 
  • Use proprietary cleaning agents to remove soot stains 

You might wonder why you need an expert to do these things. There are many soot types and, depending on their origin, different cleaning methods need using. Our SERVPRO technicians have the training to do so.  

How Can Your Technicians Remove the Odor Lingering in My Home?  

Unfortunately, a lingering malodor is extremely common when it comes to fire damage. Our technicians can do a few things to remedy that problem:  

  • Thermal foggers can neutralize airborne particles
  • Air scrubbers with carbon filters can filter airborne particles
  • Priming paints can trap surface particles and lock in the odor 

Our technicians have many restorative techniques at their disposal and advanced technology to aid them. In rare cases, we use devices such as Ozone Machines to remove odors, but only when the home is vacant.  

When your home needs remediation, don't wait to get help. Reach out to SERVPRO of Merrimack by dialing (603) 262-9293. We're always here to help.  

What Can Limit Structural Damage From Frozen Pipes and Ice Damming in Merrimack Homes?

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Ice dam Frozen pipes and Ice damming can be a real problem in your home, call SERVPRO for assistance right away.

SERVPRO Can Help You Contain the Strain From Freezing and the Deterioration From Water Exposure

Despite the frigid temperatures, there is much to enjoy in winter. The icicles dangling on the eaves of your house are a beautiful sight. However, some of these things you enjoy or ignore can have hidden risks that cause problems, including structural damage to your Merrimack home. 

Preventing frozen pipes and ice damming at your Merrimack home is the desirable goal, although it is not always attainable. The next best option is preventing damages to the structure, contents, and any other material within the property. SERVPRO handles incidents involving freezing regularly and thus understands the damages likely to develop in your home.

Damages From Ice Dams and Frozen Pipes Include:

  • Burst pipes
  • Torn gutters
  • Loose shingles
  • Widespread moisture damage 

Freezing puts structural materials under intense strain leading to failure. For instance, when water freezes inside a pipe, it expands rapidly, and if faucets are not turned on, there is no room. The pipe, whether plastic or metal, may end up bursting. For roofs, expanding ice lifts shingles, compromising the seals and thus allowing water into the house, leading to traditional moisture damage

If the pipe freeze or ice dam is already there, finding a solution that eliminates it without damaging the structure is essential. Pinpointing the problem and using a gentle approach to resolve it is the best way to prevent structural damage. SERVPRO technicians can help identify frozen pipes even in concealed areas. We can also check whether an ice dam is leaking water into your attic. 

Some of the Solutions we Deliver Include:

  • Providing heating around frozen pipes using space heaters
  • Blowing cold air into the attic to stop a leak from ice dams
  • Raking the roof with a specialized aluminum roof rake with wheels

Fixing insulation problems after addressing the immediate risks is necessary for long-term results. 

SERVPRO of Merrimack can help save your home from the effects of frozen pipes and ice damming. Call us at (603) 262-9293. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Proven Water Damage Restoration Methods for Amherst Properties

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

Equipment drying carpet Water damage restoration for your home is a job for SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment for every job.

Amherst Property Owners Can Trust SERVPRO for Rapid, Reliable Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Water mitigation is always the first step for all emergency services water damage calls we get at SERVPRO. Once you contact us, we will arrive within hours at your Amherst property so that we can get started. We are your restoration first responders ready to limit the loss, put your mind at ease, and return your home or office to pre-water damage conditions. Once we get done, your interior gets the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal of approval!

After our assessment, we proceed with water removal services to extract all standing water. From there is when true water damage restoration in Amherst begins. Some of the steps we put into our work plan may include:

  • Additional water extraction – This may include portable extractors or rovers to pull moisture from carpets. If deemed unsalvageable, the carpet and the padding below might have to get removed and replaced with new materials.
  • Controlled demolition and debris removal – Drywall and other building materials may have to be removed and discarded in some water damage situations. We handle all debris removal, disposing of items according to local Amherst guidelines.
  • Final dry-out – Our crew strategically places air movers and dehumidifiers to work on moisture removal from the air. With a quality drying plan in place, it is not uncommon for drying to complete in a few days.
  • Antimicrobial application – SERVPRO uses EPA-registered cleaning agents and antifungals to thwart mold growth and foul odor development. 
  • Contents restoration – We work to restore versus replace whenever possible. We use specialized cleaning methods and pack-out services to handle personal belongings, furnishings, and other elements that need careful drying and cleaning. While not all items can get saved, many can, and we continuously work to salvage as much as possible. 

Call (603) 262-9293 when you need help with water damage restoration at your home or business. You can reach SERVPRO of Merrimack 24 hours a day.

Devastating Fire Damage Calls for Skilled Restoration in Merrimack

11/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire sign Fire damage restoration for your home is a job for SERVPRO. We have the manpower and training for every size disaster.

SERVPRO Arrives Fast to Your Merrimack Home to Begin Fire Restoration and Damage Repair

The thought of having to deal with the fallout after a fire is overwhelming for any Merrimack resident. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) notes fire departments across the U.S. respond to a fire scene every 24 seconds. Fires also account for over $25 billion in property damages. It should also be known that SERVPRO is there to handle fire-damaged homes so that you can have peace of mind your property gets back to normal quickly. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

With our fire damage restoration methods in Merrimack, SERVPRO works to return properties with fire and smoke damage to pre-fire conditions. Some restoration projects can take weeks or months depending on the destruction, but we have proven methods and all the right equipment to cut back on time as much as possible. A few of the steps you may see our crew taking during your restoration project include:

  • Damage assessment – We take a look at how far the smoke and flames penetrated the structure to determine the proper methods, equipment, and products for the job.
  • Debris removal and property security – We safely remove and dispose of charred materials while securing your property to keep vermin, vandals, and weather from getting in until restoration is complete.
  • Controlled demolition, water mitigation, and drying – We address any standing water or moisture from first responder actions, dry out all areas, and work on controlled demolition.
  • House fire clean up and smoke remediation – We carefully clean soot and smoke residue from all surfaces, and our odor control technicians (OCT) work to make it “Like it never even happened.”
  • Restoration and finishing touches – Everything gets restored to pre-fire condition; new drywall, paint, or wall coverings, flooring materials, countertops, fixtures, and whatever else necessary.

Fire damage restoration with SERVPRO of Merrimack brings excellent results each time. Reach out to us for emergency response at (603) 262-9293.

Why Should Merrimack Residents Worry About Water Mitigation?

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work on flooring. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the knowledge and equipment for every size water damage restoration service needed for your home.

Professional Water Mitigation with SERVPRO Lessens Damage and Costs for Merrimack Property Owners

A leak developing behind a wall can lead to mold growth that spreads rapidly. Heavy rains could cause basement flooding and other issues around your ground floor. Even if you have a broken sprinkler system in Merrimack, it could lead to water damage that impacts your property somehow. These are a few examples of why water mitigation is essential to cut back on costs and loss whenever you have a water-related incident. Our team at SERVPRO is available 24/7 to assist with proper mitigation and restoration!

Restoration should always start with water mitigation in Merrimack. You cannot move through to restore your home or business without mitigating the damage first. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, getting you the results you deserve quicker than any DIY methods alone.

What is Water Mitigation Service?

  • This is the initial step to address water damage.
  • Proper mitigation inhibits further damage.
  • Mitigation steps include water removal services, moisture control, and tackling structural drying.
  • SERVPRO’s mitigation team lessens secondary damage like crumbled drywall, buckled flooring, and widespread mold growth.

Once you call SERVPRO to your property, we begin with inspection and assessment. After our crew chief develops a plan, water extraction starts with the help of pumps and extractor tools. We then move into structural drying with industrial-grade fans, desiccant dehumidifiers, heavy-duty axial fans, centrifugal air movers, subfloor drying systems, and more.

Controlled demolition might be necessary for projects where building materials get damaged beyond repair. Our methods may include flooring removal and replacement, flood cuts to remove crumbling drywall, and other steps to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Merrimack is the team you want to handle your water mitigation needs. Contact us by calling (603) 262-9293, and we can send our Green Fleet to your door as soon as possible.

Why Can't I Do My Own Water Removal for My Carpet?

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

a person pulling up water damaged carpeting Water damage can quickly affect the carpets in your home. Contact our certified team 24/7 for effective water removal efforts.

DIY efforts can leave water behind in your Merrimack carpet, SERVPRO can remove the water completely

When water damage happens in a home that includes carpeting, the timer starts ticking on the damage. This is because water degrades rapidly, and after 48 hours, the carpet will most likely be damaged and require removal and disposal.

What is the Difference Between DIY and Professional Water Extraction?

DIY water removal in Merrimack homes using standard household tools such as wet/dry vacs or mops has the potential to leave water behind. Other problems that can occur are:

  • Inability to extract water from under carpet can ruin the pad and backing
  • Tile and floating floors with water trapped underneath can delaminate
  • Cannot get water that migrated behind walls
  • Inadequate removal can lead to foul odors or mold growth

The professional extraction equipment used by SERVPRO gets chosen based on the type of surfaces they are working on. The techs use various types of extraction methods for the best outcome, using guidelines from the IICRC Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. For example, their portable pumps have the pulling power to remove deeply embedded water within both carpet and padding.

Drying Methods to Save Carpet

After the water removal efforts, the drying process is another difference. Household fans do not have the power that professional drying equipment possesses. Additionally, the techs use specialized methods to dry the carpet in place, such as floating. This application involves loosening one side of the carpet and positioning air movers to force air underneath. This dries the carpet from the bottom up.

When a small area of the carpet is affected by water, the techs also utilize tenting. A plastic barrier gets positioned over the damaged area, and the air is directed into the wet carpet. In both applications, dehumidification equipment gets used to grab airborne water vapor and port it away.

SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 stands ready to help local properties with water removal needs 24/7.

What Factors Allow Mold to Grow in My Locker Room Showers?

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

a locker room in a gym Humidity in locker rooms needs to be monitored continuously. Should mold develop, call SERVPRO to assess and remediate the mold damage.

Commercial Mold Remediation for Merrimack Gyms Stops Microbes in Their Tracks

Locker room showers in gyms and Merrimack public facilities need to take mold remediation efforts seriously to keep the area safe and comfortable for customers. However, there are times when the microbial growth is more than daily custodial cleaning can fully mitigate.

SERVPRO provides mold remediation for Merrimack businesses in need of a higher standard of cleanliness. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified crews to perform mold mitigation services as well as remove any water damage that may be contributing to mold growth on your property.

How Mold Accumulates in Locker Room Showers

  • Ventilation limitations. Ventilation is a must for keeping relative humidity below levels that are ideal for mold growth. Water vapor from showers instead clings to porous surfaces like towels, rugs, and cleaning brushes. Keep porous items clean and dry to prevent the spread of mold.
  • Excess humidity. Too much humid air combined with hours of hot water usage a day can quickly lead to mold growth—lower mold risk by setting the AC lower or investing in dehumidifiers for your facilities.
  • Dirt buildup. Mold is not an indicator that your showers are dirty. Still, it cannot grow without the right environment and consumption of organic material like dust and dirt—clean showers daily, especially in hard-to-reach areas like ceilings and grout. 

SERVPRO’s Sanitation Measures

Disinfection is key to eliminating or at least limiting, microbes and mold spores. After securing a mold-affected area for cleanup, SERVPRO technicians use a variety of tools to combat shower mold, including:

  • Agitating brushes to remove loose mold deposits
  • HEPA filter air scrubbers for catching and removing spores floating in the air
  • Wet cleaning with detergent solutions targeted at curbing microbial growth

SERVPRO of Merrimack provides businesses with Faster to Any Size Disaster remediation and mitigation services when you call (603) 262-9293.

How Flood Water Absorption Varies Throughout Merrimack Homes

10/17/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with items floating everywhere Has your home experienced flooding? Contact SERVPRO for water removal equipment and the experienced technicians to get the job done right.

Understanding the Movement of Moisture can Help Focus Drying and Cleaning Efforts for Flooded Merrimack Homes

Flooding can vary from one property to the next. Likewise, the path that floodwater and moisture take in the residence is not the same. Inspections and assessments determine the best drying and restoration strategies.

The Intrusion of Flood Effects

The penetration of water and subsequent flood damage to Merrimack homes can be traumatic. The physical force necessary to overcome entry points and vulnerable building materials can leave many structural elements compromised.

The Permeability of Exposed Materials

There are several types of materials and building elements that could become damaged by migrating flood effects. Based on their permeance, specific actions must take place to prevent avoidable demolition and reconstruction. Classifications include:

  • Porous – Carpets, gypsum board, and textiles absorb water and moisture fast and can be quickly overwhelmed and damaged when extraction and drying do not begin soon. 
  • Semi-Porous – The materials under this heading can slowly absorb moisture and water, and with many of them organic materials, they can also support microbial colonization. 
  • Non-Porous – These materials do not draw in moisture and are typically unaffected by standing water or pooling. 

Harnessing Drying Sciences to Help Restore Your Home

Knowing what type of material can be beneficial to restoring a flood-damaged residence, understanding the expected behavior of intruding water can also help. We can often identify the likely path of migrating water beyond tracking equipment based on wet areas seeking a balance with dry spaces nearby. We can use this knowledge to place drying and moisture management tools effectively. 

Knowing how certain materials become affected by flooding and water damage shows the attention necessary to dry and restore these elements. Our SERVPRO of Merrimack team can respond fast after flooding to assess the damage and create a tailored restoration solution. Give us a call today at (603) 262-9293.

Our Professionals Are Ready To Restore Your Merrimack Business After A Water Damage Disaster

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial water damage repair is no easy task. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size disaster.

Commercial Water Damage Merrimack – Wet Carpet and a Leaky Window

Imagine the surprise a guest of a motel recently received when he and his wife got out of bed one morning. Not only did the couple not get a lot of sleep due to the lightning and thunder the previous night, but the couple was also surprised to step onto a wet carpet. The carpet was soaked, and the water was cold as well. Fortunately, their clothes and suitcases were not on the floor.

SERVPRO responds to commercial water damage incidents in Merrimack and surrounding areas. The motel owner faced refunding the night's charges to the couple and taking that particular room off the availability list for at least a week.

Cleaning & Drying the Carpet

While the storm had moved on, there was still the wet carpet, and of course, the window needed to be repaired. It was not obvious where the leak occurred; however, the occupants recall a driving rainstorm that seemed to come straight at the window.

SERVPRO can respond to situations like these on a 24/7 basis and usually within 4 hours of calling our office. While the owner is making arrangements to have the window looked at, we can remove water and moisture from the carpeted floor using a weighted extractor. A weighted extractor is a heavy-duty water vacuum with a technician riding on it to add extra weight to squeeze every last drop of water from the flooring material.

After removing all of the water damage, we introduce air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the room further and return the motel room to normal humidity levels. SERVPRO understands the urgency of completing the work quickly in cases like these as well as the need to minimize disruption to other guests. We can work closely with the motel manager to minimize any disruption as much as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Milford, Mt. Vern, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Can Dehumidifiers Dry a Wet Property in Merrimack?

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

ceiling leak Water damage restoration for your home could be a problem. SERVPRO IICRC certified techs are trained and experienced in all phases of water damage.

What is the Fastest Way to Dry a Wet Property?

Dehumidification can speed up the drying process, but for efficient drying and mitigation, SERVPRO uses water removal equipment. This equipment can be up to 900 times more effective.

Drying a property relies on using the right resources and equipment. Most Merrimack water restorers opt for extraction equipment over dehumidification because it provides quick results. A water extractor, sometimes referred to as hot water extraction, uses a heating element combined with negative air pressure. Usually, this equipment is fitted to a truck mount, which provides the necessary power for both vacuuming and heating. At the return side of the equipment, a restorer can use a range of fittings to remove water from walls, carpeting, fabrics, or furnishing. Water extractors using light-wands are useful for areas of restrictive access.

Is Equipment Essential in Drying a Property?

  • Submersible water pumps have a range of versatile uses for both solid waste and subterranean water removal  
  • Hot water extractors which can be adapted to the requirements of the situation
  • Rapid air-movers can help to promote airflow, which encourages evaporation

Is Dehumidification Necessary to Dry Out Indoor Spaces?

One of the risks of drying a wet property is that evaporating moisture can raise relative humidity. Higher levels of humidity can result in condensation damages as well as microbial growth concerns. SERVPRO uses dehumidifiers in a property to maintain control over conditions while applying more effective drying equipment like axial air-movers. The average time to completely dry property is around five days. However, molds can reach full growth in as little as seventy-two hours in the right conditions. Therefore, it is essential to maintain control over indoor humidity levels to prevent secondary damage while conducting primary water restoration.

If you require assistance with a water emergency, contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

What Should Merrimack Businesses Expect from Commercial Mold Damage Clean Up?

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage Mold remediation for your commercial building is an easy choice. SERVPRO has you covered from start to finish on every project we take.

SERVPRO’s IICRC-Certified Technicians Help Merrimack Businesses Handle Mold Damage Safely

There are numerous steps and techniques required to handle mold remediation in a safe, effective manner. SERVPRO is the team to call whenever you notice black mold growth in one or more areas of your commercial property. We will come in for an assessment and put a plan of action together to clean all impacted surfaces and battle foul odors. Once our crew gets done, your commercial space gets Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

Mold damage in Merrimack is never a task to tackle on your own or by your interior cleaning crew. Spores can easily dislodge and spread during a DIY clean-up, but our team understands best practices to get the project done right the first time. These are some techniques that you may see us using during mold remediation:

  • Containment – Sealing off areas where mold is detected helps keep spores from traveling through the air and into unaffected zones. 
  • Negative Air Pressure – Setting up negative air pressure within a containment zone helps keep spores from spreading. We might use HEPA filtration to pull spores and other airborne contaminants from the area, which leaves clean, fresh air behind.
  • Vent and Door Sealing – Before starting remediation, doors and air vents in other areas of the business must be sealed off to prevent spores from spreading. This includes the HVAC system, which should get turned off the minute mold growth is suspected.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Along with foot cover, our crew wears protective coverings, eye protection, and breathing apparatus to ensure safety throughout the mold remediation at your business property. Wearing the PPE during clean-up and removing them before re-entering clean zones helps to prevent further tracking. 

Never spread mold spores unknowing with DIY commercial mold remediation. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293, and we can send our mold specialists out as soon as possible.

Who Can I Call When My Amherst Kitchen Has Cooking Fire Damage?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

aftermath of kitchen fire; charred and smoke damaged cabinets Protein fire residue is hard to clean. SERVPRO is trained and equipped to remove all traces of the fire.

Accredited Disaster Mitigation Technicians Can Clean Fire Damage in Your Amherst Home

Kitchen fires in the Amherst area, depending on what is burning, can be slow-burning at low temperatures or fast-burning, high-heat flames that can diminish quickly with the help of a kitchen fire extinguisher. However, when fire proteins are thrown into the mix, these damages take on a new dimension of complexity that needs professional care for complete removal.

When protein fire damages your Amherst home’s kitchen and leaves behind hard-to-clean soot and foul odors, SERVPRO technicians stand ready to return your kitchen’s structure and contents to a preloss state. This team adheres to both local regulations and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards for disaster mitigation to maintain your kitchen.

What Sets Protein Residues Apart from Other Types of Fire Damage?

When meat, poultry, or fish burns in a kitchen fire, it can impart almost invisible residues that are difficult to clean without professional intervention. Here is what you need to know about protein fires:

  • Burnt proteins can leave behind a distinctly rancid, meaty odor that can worsen with time.
  • Protein residues require extra care to mitigate because they can penetrate porous surfaces more deeply.
  • Resealing or repainting may be needed to eliminate the smell, even with a professional-grade cleaning.
  • If your kitchen has suffered a protein fire, avoid contacting surfaces affected by residues to minimize the spread of foul odors.

How Does SERVPRO Remove Protein Fire Damage from My Home?

The most important aspect of removing protein residues is altering them so that we can perform cleaning more effectively. SERVPRO accomplishes this with the help of enzyme digesters that “eat” protein soils and make them into water-soluble byproducts for easy cleaning water, ammonia, or detergent solutions.

SERVPRO of Merrimack wants to keep your home looking, “Like it never even happened.” Call (603) 262-9293 to begin the mitigation process.

Harsh Weather Conditions Can Force You to Leave Your Amherst Home

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

large tree fallen, damaging two homes Storm damage can result in your temporarily relocating. SERVPRO is your one stop shop for storm damage remediation.

What should I do after Evacuating my Amherst Property in a Storm?

Severe weather conditions can force you to evacuate your Amherst home temporarily. SERVPRO can help to secure and restore the property until it is safe to return.

What Services are Available for Homeowners That are Temporarily Relocated Due to a Storm Emergency?

Our services operate within the margins of first responders and remodeling for homes with storm damage in Amherst. One of the hardest challenges homeowners face during testing weather is the stress of temporarily evacuating their homes. It can be tough to focus on work or life when you are unsure of the safety of your property and possessions. Our team incorporates general contractor training programs (OSHA) into our qualifications and expertise. OSHA qualifications mean we are capable of performing emergency remediation and reconstructive restoration. After speaking with your insurance provider, you should immediately contact a restoration service to reduce the chances of further loss or looting while your property is vacant.

What Can I do to Secure a Property That is Currently Vacant Due to a Violent Weather Event?

Professional restorers can enter, scope, and seal a property that is temporarily vacated due to weather-related emergencies. Setting up security in and around your property can help to deter criminal activities while the home is vacant. SERVPRO restorers can set up clear signage as well as boarding up broken windows or doors using robust materials to prevent unlawful entry. Also, our technicians can prevent further water intrusion by sealing upper levels from the elements. These may include installing temporary tarpaulins over any gaps in roofing or structure that stop rainwater from entering the property. At the ground level, our team can block entrance ways to prohibit further water intrusion from the roads or neighborhoods.

How Can I Protect my Possessions After Temporarily Vacating My Home During a Storm?

Leaving your home in an emergency can force you to leave most of your possessions behind. As part of our emergency services package, we can offer residents secure storage for their contents during the restoration. While it is more convenient and less time-consuming to keep contents on-site, there are some situations where contents could become damaged or unsafe in a storm-damaged structure. A move-out process involves creating a digital inventory of the contents in your home. We enlist professional movers to transport these items to a climate-controlled warehouse for cleaning, drying, and storage until we can safely bring them back to the structure. Our team makes a note of the location in the home of any contents that require removal so we can put them back in their original position when they are ready to return to the property.

What Contents Restoration Services can I Expect From a Move-Out?

  • Dry cleaning of fabrics and textiles
  • Decontamination and cleaning
  • Storage in a climate-controlled warehouse
  • Immersion cleaning for dense items
  • Esporta washing that can remove up to 99% of soils
  • Deodorization of textiles and contents that are odorous
  • Full accountability, insurance protection, and security while items are in storage

Do I need to wait for an insurance adjuster estimate before starting an emergency restoration?

We work closely with insurance adjusters when performing any restoration works on a property, and usually producing estimates is done before work begins. However, in storm-related damages, it can be challenging to produce a full estimate until emergency services at the property are complete. Often properties with significant water intrusion are impossible to fully assess before reducing the standing water levels. Equally, there may be structural damage that is not immediately apparent until further restoration and inspections are complete. Most of the time, emergency restoration is already underway before a resident receives an estimate. By performing mitigation tasks as quickly as possible, we can reduce the chances of further harm coming to your home.

What Kind of Hidden Damages Can Occur in a Property With Significant Water Intrusion (Flooding) and Storm Impact?

  • Flooding of the properties cavities, including floors and ceilings
  • Warping of the structural frame, which can require remodeling or reconstruction
  • The extent of water migration. Blackwater migration can result in significant demolition and reinstallation of building materials to return it to a preloss condition.
  • Mold or other microbial growth-related damages
  • Condensation water damage. For example, water migration from a crawl space with no vapor-barriers
  • Damages to the electrical or plumbing systems within the home

The impact of storm damages to a property can often feel overwhelming to a homeowner. Many potential sources of damage can make restoration a significant undertaking. Our technicians are here to help mitigate against expensive or permanent damages to both your home and contents. By performing timely emergency and mitigation procedures, we can bring down the overall expense of your claim as well as reducing the time frame to return your home to a preloss condition.

If you are temporarily relocated from your home due to a storm, contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

Can Water Restoration Professionals Save Soaked Merrimack Floors?

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

drying mat being used to dry water on hardwood floor When water damaged this kitchen, we were there. We used drying mats to thoroughly dry hardwood floors.

We Pull Out All the Stops for Merrimack Floor and Water Mitigation and Remediation - Why SERVPRO Delivers Outstanding Results

Floors take a real beating after burst pipes, ceiling leaks, or basement flooding in Merrimack. Water restoration experts leverage the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best practices to provide positive outcomes for most hard flooring.

Why Does SERVPRO Sometimes Change Strategies When Merrimack Hard Floors Need Water Restoration Help?

Homes contain a variety of flooring materials, some handling water removal efforts in Merrimack better than others. Our crews choose the most successful strategies, why SERVPRO considers the severity of the water damage and the durability of the flooring materials.

  • Laminate or Vinyl Tile Flooring - Laminate or vinyl flooring is inexpensive and popular. Vinyl tiles glue down, while laminates sandwich a photographic applique layer and inner core between synthetic overlays. After water damage, rapid peeling or delamination occurs, and installation adhesives fail. The subfloor can survive after professional water extraction and drying, but the decorative tiles nearly always require tear-out and replacement.
  • Hardwood Floors - Homeowners prize hardwood floors, which is why SERVPRO invests considerable training and equipment for its restoration. Promptly removing water is the key. SERVPRO uses negative air pressure drying mat systems and selective removal hardwood sections to uncover water and provide access for effective structural drying techniques. We also utilize rolling pin-prick holes through “waterproof” finishes to allow evaporation
  • Ceramic Tile - Tiles that “pop up” signal that water drained through cracked or unsealed grout to cause the subfloor to swell. The tiles themselves rarely show damage and can be reset and regrouted. SERVPRO concentrates on drying out the subfloor from underneath or aiming warm, dry air from above after strategically removing a few tiles.
  • Concrete and Asphalt Tiles - These floors ride through most flooding after professional water removal, cleaning, disinfection, and drying.

You have a lot “riding” on your floors; that is why SERVPRO of Merrimack endeavors to do all possible to restore them. Call (603) 262-9293 to review your options.

Do You Struggle with a Constantly Wet Basement in Merrimack?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

flooded basement cartoon, wood steps SERVPRO offers water removal and solutions for wet basements in Merrimack

Lasting Solutions for Wet Merrimack Basements

Some Merrimack homeowners struggle with keeping parts of their property dry throughout the year, which can cause damages and potential hazards for those living in the house. The basement can prove especially challenging when the house must contend with the saturated ground surrounding the foundation walls or water seeping up through the concrete floors to make the area persistently damp.

Finding solutions that can not only address the immediate concern of the wet basement in your Merrimack home but also help to safeguard it from moisture and water damage in the future is not as difficult as it might seem. With the proper professional assistance, like our certified SERVPRO technicians, we can address the immediate damage to the materials in this affected portion of the house and install equipment or modify the basement's layout to divert water.

Water Damage Restoration Steps

Our SERVPRO professionals first assess the severity of the situation by determining the full measure of the water damage. Next, we closely inspect exposed materials for any signs of mold growth to prevent spores from colonizing and causing more substantial damages to the basement. Finally, we can work to prevent any future growth of mold colonies by spraying potential host materials with an antimicrobial spray which makes the material uninhabitable for a colony to use.

While our crew works tirelessly to dry out the current saturated materials and environment, we also determine the best solutions to prevent recurrences moving forward. Assessing the structural weakness of block-work and repairing it can be an effective step. We can also install a sump pump and direct water and moisture to this device with new grading to the concrete flooring. This pump can successfully divert water away from the basement and only runs when it has water to remove, keeping it working better and saving you money on added utility costs throughout the years to come.

Many homeowners think of the immediate problem and address the damage that has already occurred rather than safeguarding for the future. Our SERVPRO of Merrimack response team can use the full measure of our talent and experience to restore your property and protect it from mold growth and water damage for the future. (603) 262-9293.

What To Do When the Fire Alarm System in Your Merrimack Bookstore Causes Mold Damage

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

open sign on door of store SERVPRO provides rapid water and mold cleanup and remediation to keep your Merrimack bookstore open for business

Mold Damage Caused by Your Fire Alarm System Malfunction

Finding mold damage in your bookstore is probably up on the list of things that you do not want to happen in your shop. Mold decays organic material, and because books are made from trees, it is not exactly ideal. Not to mention, mold can cause health effects.

Unfortunately, a false fire alarm can bring a lot of trouble to your bookstore and ultimately lead to mold damage in Merrimack. The sprinkler system soaks everything, and if you try to handle the water damage on your own without calling for professional help, it can cause even more problems for you in the long run. Should you miss any water, it becomes the perfect feeding ground for mold in as little as three days. Fortunately, it is not too late to call a restoration service company to handle the mold.

When you call SERVPRO, we make it our priority to get to your property as quickly as we can. We understand that many types of property damage are time-sensitive, and we have worked this knowledge into the same way we run our business. Mold damage can ruin your stock the longer that it stays in your store.

IICRC Trained Water and Mold Damage Technicians

When SERVPRO arrives at the scene, our IICRC-certified technicians can section off the area of your bookstore that is damaged. Creating a barrier makes it so the mold that we agitate cannot spread to another part of your store.

SERVPRO can box up any undamaged books, and we can take count of any that are ruined to make an inventory of what you lost. While we begin remediation, we can set up an air scrubber with carbon filters to capture airborne spores and neutralize the odor that mold leaves behind. We can use disinfectant to clean any mold from surfaces and an antifungal agent to help prevent regrowth.

Do not stop to consider what you can do when you find mold growing in your bookstore. Call (603) 262-9293 to contact SERVPRO of Merrimack. We strive to arrive swiftly so we can help return your store to its preloss state.

How Does a Whole-House Evaluation Help When Investigating Water Damage in Amherst?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

removed wall showing mold Why SERVPRO? When evaluating and inspecting we can also provide mold remediation for water damaged Amherst properties

Awareness of reasons a residence in Amherst needs water clean up is why SERVPRO delivers successful outcomes

Merely providing emergency services for Amherst water damage relief is inadequate, as the same crisis can recur if the contractor ignores the issues causing water incursions. Focusing on causes as well as remedies is why SERVPRO goes beyond water damage repairs to inhibiting future:

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Basement flooding

Why Does SERVPRO Help Customers Avoid Repeated Water Emergencies?

Our owners, as well as the rest of the team, value customer service and customer satisfaction. Providing skilled services with integrity is why SERVPRO invests in crew member training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). This certification plus first-hand experience in applying learned techniques help our team identify vulnerabilities in your Amherst home’s structure and contents to a repeated need for water removal services.

What Underlies Amherst Water Damage Remediation Needs?

Tracing the roots of residential water intrusion requires knowledge of water behavior inside a structure and the effects moisture has on a wide range of building materials and contents. Persistence in determining water damage causation is why SERVPRO is an industry leader, resolving water damage restoration projects entirely. We have solutions for water crises tracing to dozens of circumstances of which Amherst homeowners are unaware, including:

  • Seasonal issues such as ice dams or in-ground sprinkling configurations
  • Fixture or hardware failures, such as poorly installed or broken gutters and downspouts
  • Appliance and climate-control equipment risks, such as leaky hoses, clogged drains, or improperly calibrated HVAC systems

Taking all factors into account is why SERVPRO of Merrimack conquers the trickiest water damage remediation and mitigation scenarios. Call us at (603) 945-9826 for a thoughtful approach to your water damage restoration needs.

Sump Pump Failure in Merrimack After a Storm

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded basement with water everywhere Flooding in your basement can quickly cause extensive damage. Contact our SERVPRO team for effective water removal and remediation services.

SERVPRO Can Extract Storm Damage

Basement flooding is a common threat in New Hampshire, even in normal weather. With the ability of rain to enter your basement, it may need a sump pump.

Failure of a sump pump can happen at almost any time. It is important to maintain it just like any other item in your Merrimack home to prevent flood damage. SERVPRO doesn't typically repair or replace a failed sump pump, but we do have a 24-hour, experienced response team to restore your basement to a clean, dry state after the worst happens.

Basement Flooding Cleanup

We start by bringing in one or more pumps from our equipment inventory to remove standing water. If the power has been interrupted, technicians can bring a generator as a temporary energy source. If the task is going to be extensive, we provide a generator truck for continuous support. Once the water is pumped out, our inspector examines the floor and walls for structural problems that need to be fixed before moving on.

Next, technicians remove everything from the basement. They help you determine what is salvageable and what needs to be thrown out. The final decision rests with you and your insurance adjuster. Once that is completed, the response team sets up air movers and exhaust fans to begin drying out the surrounding air, walls, floor, and trim. If the air is extremely humid, we deploy dehumidifiers to get a quicker response.

Water Damage Extraction 

If the floor is carpeted, our technicians draw out the trapped water with commercial-grade water extractors. To dry out the damp fibers and the pad underneath (if there is one), they deploy specialized heaters designed to dry fibers and pads completely without harming either one. The specific conditions of the flooding will dictate if these flooring materials can be salvaged.

Before we arrive, there are two things you need to do; stay out of the basement and make sure the power is off. If the water covers the electrical outlets, there is a significant risk of being electrocuted once power is restored if you are standing ankle-deep, trying to sort through the damaged property. Your main circuit breaker should be on the outside of your home and marked. If it is not, or if you are not sure, wait for our response team to arrive and take care of it.

The effects of a sump pump failing are expensive and messy. Clean-up requires a professional restoration team to make sure everything is done quickly and efficiently. If you need our services, SERVPRO of Merrimack is here to help. Call us today at (603) 262-9293 to start the process.

Water Damage Prevention & Restoration In Merrimack

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

puddles of water on the floor of a basement Water damage at your business location can literally stop production. One quick call to SERVPRO can get the remediation process started.

We Work Hard to Prevent and Remediate Water Damage

Every year, all year round, the elements affect your commercial building in ways that you don't understand. When you add the possibility of human error, you have the potential of being struck by a disaster that would instantly bring your business to a halt. You want to take care of your commercial property correctly, but if the damages to your property aren't visible, where do you start?

Get your property inspected by our expertly trained commercial water damage specialist in Merrimack. We work with you to ensure that your property can make it through the year without causing you more problems than it should. Our technicians can provide you with the services you need to provide your employees with a healthy working environment and be there for you when a situation happens that is out of your control.

Inspecting for Water Damage

Minor visible signs are everywhere. Without the proper training, they are hard to catch. But, at SERVPRO, our extensive training provides us with a unique perspective that helps us prevent common maintenance issues from causing significant damage to your commercial property and the valuables that you rely on every day.

SERVPRO technicians can inspect your roof for leaks or possible hazards and perform the maintenance needed to ensure that you don't have any problems with leaks. Your ventilation system, HVAC, ducting, seals, and venting need regular inspection and servicing to remain in good working condition. Allow us to make sure that everything is in proper working order.

You may be wondering why you should go looking for trouble if it hasn't reared its ugly head. At SERVPRO, we have technicians specializing in dealing with every aspect of maintenance and restoration of your commercial property. We can catch problems before they get to the point of becoming something more that has the chance of causing significant harm to your commercial assets that could cost a lot more to repair in the long run.

Working hard to provide you with fast and efficient service, we pride ourselves on arriving within four hours of your initial call. We go right to work and make sure that you are fully informed along the way to help decide which steps best fit your situation.

There's no reason to let simple maintenance issues become something more. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Merrimack today to prevent a problem from developing tomorrow. 24/7 (603) 262-9293

How Do You Identify Visible and Invisible Mold Damage in Your Amherst Property?

6/13/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on the ceiling in the corner of a room Finding mold in your home needs not cause a panic situation. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 to remediate the mold damage.

SERVPRO Can Prevent Future Mold Damage in Your Amherst Home?

Indoor mold removal in Amherst is important to prevent possible health effects on the occupants. Since we understand the risks of coming into contact with the mold, our SERVPRO technicians wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment during the remediation process. For mold to start growing, its spores must come into contact with sufficient moisture. Since the spores are almost everywhere, stopping the water is key. While it is possible to come across visible mold, we have the experience to identify invisible mold which might be hiding in hard-to-access areas.

How Our SERVPRO Technicians Stop The Moisture Sources During Mold Remediation in Amherst?

Before our SERVPRO technicians can start doing mold removal in your Amherst property, we must identify the origin of the moisture causing its growth. We can check the windows, roof, and building envelope for possible leaks. Once we identify the sources, we fix the leaks immediately. To prevent chances of future leaks, we eliminate wet spots and condensation points by performing the following:

  • Vent appliances that generate moisture to the outside area
  • We make sure the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning drip pans do not have any obstructions and are clean
  • Maintain an indoor relative humidity of between 30-50%
  • Do piping insulation
  • Ensure high occupancy areas have adequate ventilation

SERVPRO of Merrimack offers 24-hour emergency mold remediation services to residents of Amherst and its environs. Call (603) 262-9293 to work with a trusted industry leader.

How We Salvage Items With Fire Damage in Merrimack

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from a fire Smoke and soot damage from a fire is not a DIY project. Our techs are ready at a moment's notice.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Services

Practically all fire damage events are destructive, leaving homeowners with ravaged homes and destroyed belongings. While a blaze is capable of ruining a broad range of possessions, it's also possible to keep the contents of your home out of the trash heap.  

If you are a homeowner dealing with fire damage in Merrimack, you probably think that many of your possessions are a lost cause. However, when you call SERVPRO, we work to restore your belongings and save you money. Here is how we salvage a variety of items, even those affected by fire damage.  

Electronics and Appliances 

It is not just flames that can destroy electronics and appliances, but the soot and smoke left over after a fire emergency has ended. Soot and smoke can erode metals and finishes, wreck circuitry, and make appliances and electronic devices malfunction. Our SERVPRO technicians will carefully assess your electronics to see if they can be salvaged and then rid them of damaging soot deposits. This cleaning is only done to the exterior covers. For actual electronic repair work, we can refer you to a competent partner.

Books and Documents 

Even if flames did not directly contact your paper documents and books, smoke could leave them with markings and odors that stick. We have industry-leading tools that can restore paper of all types, even collectibles. The method that we use will depend upon how fragile the document or book is -- the sooner you call SERVPRO after fire damage has occurred, the greater the chances that we can salvage delicate items. 

Rugs, Carpet, and Furnishings 

Though it may appear to be ruined by water from fighting the fire or smoke and soot, don't automatically assume that your area rugs and carpet will have to be thrown out. Though we may need to replace your carpet pads, we're usually able to clean, deodorize, and restore a wide variety of rugs and carpet types. We can eliminate many odors by placing hydroxyl generators to purge the air of odor-causing particulates as we go about our tasks of fire damage restoration.

At SERVPRO of Merrimack, we're well equipped to help get your home and possessions back in good shape after any fire emergency. Call us 24/7 at (603) 262-9293, and we can assess the damage and offer professional services.

How To Assess Flood Damage In Amherst Properties If Asbestos Is Present

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO sign Storm damage restoration by SERVPRO is second to none.

Flood Damage And Asbestos

When dealing with flood damage restoration, it is not all about repairs. First, the technicians have to determine the extent of the damage to pick the safest, most effective techniques. This is an essential part of service for all homeowners, but it is crucial for those with asbestos in their property.

The SERVPRO team is trained to work safely around toxic materials like asbestos. Your health and well-being are a top priority, so when we repair flood damage in Amherst, we always carry out a full inspection before starting repairs. This gives us a chance to identify any potential hazards and develop an efficient, effective plan to neutralize or avoid them.

Keep reading to find out why our moisture reading devices are safe for use in all properties, even if they contain asbestos.

Testing For Water Migration 

At SERVPRO, we use a range of methods to determine the level of water migration after flooding. The most common method is the pinhole test, which is carried out with a small electronic device. This is inserted into structural components (drywall, wood, or attic insulation), creating a tiny hole. The device penetrates the material and measures the level of moisture.

Avoiding Toxic Materials 

If you know or suspect that the flood-damaged material contains asbestos, you should tell the SERVPRO technicians when they arrive onsite. Do not worry because the pinhole test is highly unlikely to disturb toxic substances. The hole created is too small to dislodge toxic spores, and the technicians can take special precautions to make sure that this does not happen.

OSHA And EPA Safe 

We can be confident of our flood damage repairs' safety because we regularly review them following industry standards. All moisture reading and flood restoration techniques are designed to keep asbestos levels within the EPA and OSHA limits. In the improbable event of a disturbance, immediate steps will be taken to contain the area and make it safe again.

If you have recently endured flooding in your home, get in touch with the experts at SERVPRO of Merrimack. We can help you make fast, effective repairs, even if your property comes with challenges like asbestos or other toxic materials. Call us 24/7 at (603) 262-9293.

Merrimack Residents Count on SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration of Their Homes

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

fire flames Fire damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for the help your home needs.

Fire Damage at your Merrimack Home? SERVPRO is Just a Call Away

Fire Damage can be a traumatic event for any homeowner in Merrimack. The soot-covered walls, ceilings, and damaged content can be overwhelming to witness, but SERVPRO is there for you. Our fire restoration experts reach the site in no time and begin accessing the water and fire damage and planning the restoration right away. 

Fire damage restoration of your Merrimack home must be planned and executed meticulously to remedy the situation without incurring secondary damage. SERVPRO technicians focus on the following protocol to maximize results in a minimal time frame. We aim to eliminate the fire and smoke damage and restoring your home to a preloss condition "Like it never even happened."

How do SERVPRO Techs Perform Structural Cleaning during House Fire Cleanup in Merrimack? 

Once SERVPRO restorers access the damage at your Merrimack home, they prepare a plan to start the structural cleanup. The choice of the cleaning method depends on the material involved.

  • Washable: Smoke-damaged materials that can be wet cleaned are called washable. We use water or solvent-based cleaners on such material to eliminate soot and residue. 
  • Non-washable: Material that can be damaged by water or solvent-based cleaners is deemed non-washable. Technicians clean such materials using dry cleaning methods such as sponge cleaning, vacuuming, and brushing.

The type of residue also dictates which method SERVPRO technicians use. For instance, oil or grease-based residue requires a dry solvent cleaning agent and dry residues don't. 

Call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for round-the-clock assistance.

Does an Amherst Home Need Decontaminated After a Flood?

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

tech in a white suit Tyvek SERVPRO technicians don Tyvek Suits during biohazard cleanups after flashflooding in Amherst homes

If your Amherst residence has flood damage SERVPRO’s trained biohazard recovery team can handle the water cleanup

Flash flooding in Amherst and other storm problems can put homes at risk. One of the significant concerns with storm flooding is “black water.” This type of water is contaminated and needs special handling.

Why is Black Water Hazardous?

Flood damage in Amherst greatly impacts homes where the floodwaters go raging through. Flooding carries dirt, debris, pesticides, chemicals, and microbes with them. When the flooding has stopped, the standing water becomes a breeding ground for all kinds of unsanitary things.

How is Flood Restoration Handled?

Our IICRC certified technicians understand biohazardous situations. They are also OSHA and ABRA-certified. They have the proper PPE to use when cleaning and provide the disinfection and sanitization needed. SERVPROXIDE is one of the agents we use, and it:

  • Has the lowest toxicity rating from the EPA
  • Is a proprietary hospital grade disinfectant
  • Is registered with the EPA
  • Is a stabilized chlorine dioxide-based antimicrobial
  • Is fragrant free

The contaminants that cause the need for sewage cleanup are not to be taken lightly. Ensure your home is safe by calling the pros. We handle:

  • Leaking roof from storm damage
  • Basement flooding
  • Flood restoration
  • Water damage repairs

Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for professional flood damage services.

Where Do Merrimack Businesses Turn for Water Damage Remediation?

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

orange moisture meter SERVPRO skilled technicians use moisture meters to find hidden pockets of water in Merrimack commercial buildings.

SERVPRO provides water damage restoration that keeps your Merrimack business in business

It can be a real problem to come into work to find burst pipes or another problem, has caused a water intrusion. If your business is in a strip mall or a building with others, tracing the problem can be challenging.

How is Water Movement Traced?

If your company needs water mitigation in Merrimack, you want someone who knows how to trace the water migration and provide water clean-up. Our trained technicians use advanced tools to trace meandering water. Moisture can quickly collect in walls and cavities where the damage cannot be readily seen. To locate hidden water and provide water damage remediation, we use:

Keeping Your Business Open

You need to stay open, and we can help. If you have a problem that involves water damage, we provide:

  • Ceiling repairs from water damage
  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Water removal services
  • Emergency services water damage

For all your commercial water, fire, or flood restoration needs, contact SERVPRO of Merrimack today at (603) 262-9293. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fire Damaged Homes in Amherst Need Professional Mitigation

4/18/2021 (Permalink)

fire in house, grill in back yard Amherst Grilling and House Fires Can Happen Together. Luckily, SERVPRO is Close By

SERVPRO provides fire and smoke damage restoration to Amherst homes

Amherst, NH, is an interesting town steeped in history. Within the town is the Village of Amherst. It is a historic district registered with the National Register of Historic Places, with just over 600 people living there. It is a fascinating look into the past. It was established around 1755 and is a wonderful example of a New England village center. The district is home to primarily residential buildings but also includes the Congregational Church and other older structures.

Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary

If you love the outdoors and wildlife, these beautiful wetlands need to be on your bucket list. Thousands of years old, it is home to some rare and unique plants and animals. The bog is believed to have developed when glacial ice broke off over 12,000 years ago. It is a kettle hole pond and a distinctive feature in the state of New Hampshire. Visitors can walk the trail that crosses over the bog and enjoy the amazing array of flora and fauna.

Joe English Reservation

If hiking or strolling along trails is what you enjoy, you have numerous options along the Joe English Reservation. Family-friendly with streams and a beaver pond, it is a great place to take the kids. You can grab a map that outlines where the different trails intersect and plan your walk. Benches scattered throughout allows visitors to stop, rest, and enjoy the great outdoors. During the winter months, it is a favorite place to snowshoe. If you are lucky, you will catch a glimpse of the wildlife in the area.

Hodgman State Forest

One of the outstanding features of Hodgman State Forest is the red pine trees. It is a small park, only eight acres, and is a drumlin. From the park, you can see an excellent panorama of Souhegan Valley. Other great places to enjoy nature in Amherst include:

  • Lindabury Orchard – Annual Lindabury Cider Fest is held here.
  • Caesar’s Brook Reservation – Great view of forest progression
  • The Reflecting Place – Benches where you can watch wildlife and birds.
  • The Great Meadow – Beaver, muskrat, and birds abound.
  • Ross Bird Sanctuary – Nice walk and a great place to see the beavers.
  • Currier Land – Riverine habitat.

Great Places to Eat in Amherst

After spending all that time outdoors, walking, and enjoying nature, you might want to grab a bite to eat. There are some excellent options for you:

  • Lobster Boat Restaurant
  • Mile Away Restaurant
  • Papa Joe’s Humble Kitchen
  • Black Forest Café & Bakery
  • The Riverhouse Café
  • My Sister’s Kitchen
  • Buckley’s Great Steaks

Whatever your tastebuds are hankering for, you are sure to find it in Amherst.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage Restoration to Amherst Residents

Fire-damaged homes require professional fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup services. Even a small fire can lead to serious smoke residue throughout the home. You want a company who understands the fire restoration process followint the IICRC best practices and who will do their best to restore your home to preloss condition. At SERVPRO, we fit both of those qualifications. We provide:

  • Water & Fire Damage Restoration
  • House Fire Clean Up
  • Smoke Damage Services
  • Smoke Remediation

Everyone’s situation is unique, and the processes involved in the above are going to vary. We do a scope of the home and put together a unique plan of action to mitigate your problems. If you need professional water and fire damage restoration, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603)262-9293.

Water Restoration Companies Providing Services in Merrimack

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work in basement SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced with water restoration services of any size. We have the man power and equipment that is needed.

Why is a fast response to a water leak so crucial for water restoration in Merrimack?

During a water leak, many clients focus on controlling the leak and mopping up the excess water. Water is easily absorbed by hygroscopic materials, such as particleboard and wallboard. These materials must also be dried quickly before permanent damage occurs.

SERVPRO provides fast water restoration response times to residential homes in Merrimack and surrounding towns. We are on hand 24 hours/day and seven days/week with a response time of fewer than 4 hours from your initial call. 

We can save materials with a high hygroscopic factor by drying them quickly and correctly before damage occurs. SERVPRO is a premier company and a top choice by our clients who need a fast response to water leaks requiring restoration.

Some examples of materials that absorb water quickly and can be dried correctly, avoiding permanent damage, include:

  • Carpet
  • Underpad
  • Upholstery
  • Gypsum wallboard
  • Particleboard
  • Un-faced insulation

Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack for water restoration services for companies in Merrimack and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 262-9293.

Flood Damage Waste Water Disposal in Amherst After a Storm

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged property Storms cause flooding damage. When this occurs call SERVPRO and their IICRC certified technicians for the job needed for your property.

Can wastewater be disposed of in a sanitary sewer line after flood damage?

Floodwaters may contain various chemicals, bio-hazards, and debris that may be harmful to the environment and the general population. Every city has guidelines in place for the disposal of wastewater, including contaminated water from a flood.

SERVPRO follows all local and state guidelines for the disposal of flood damage wastewater in Amherst and the surrounding areas that we provide emergency services too. There are general guidelines followed by our firm, which are adjusted to meet any local requirements as needed.

General rules for disposal of flood damage wastewater, consistent across the country, include:

  • Do not dump wastewater in septic tanks, and storm drains, streams or waterways
  • Utilize a licensed wastewater treatment facility if a sanitary line is not available
  • Most states allow clean, gray, and black water to be disposed of in a treated sanitary sewer line
  • A Bio-hazard Firm must handle wastewater with bio-hazards
  • Wastewater is filtered to prevent insoluble fibers from being released

Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack for flood damage services in Amherst and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 262-9293.

Fire Damage Restoration and Cleaning in Amherst

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

kitchen fire Fire restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO technicians are trained and experience with the job needed for your property.

Can fire damage and smoke damage to appliances be cleaned satisfactorily?

The first settlers arrived in Amherst in 1733. In 1741, settlers formed the early Congregational church, and the town was given its current name in 1760 – 1770 after General Lord Amherst. He led the British forces during the French and Indian war. Approximately 3400 people live in Amherst, and about 11,000 people live in the surrounding county.

Some of the interesting activities that residents and visitors to the area enjoy include the following:

  • LaBelle Winery
  • Joe English Reservation
  • Joshua's Park
  • The Village Shoppes at Salzburg Square
  • Break Free 603, LLC
  • Consignment Gallery
  • Amherst Country Club & Ponemah Green Family Golf Center
  • Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Meadow Brook Crossing

LaBelle Winery

The winery began as a dream of the owner in 2001, evolved from making small batches of apple wine to a small commercial operation in 2005. The operation grew further to the 20,000 square foot facility they named Labelle Wineries in 2010. The Labelle Winery has a lot to offer and definitely worth a visit, including:

  • Tastings and Tours
  • The Bistro
  • Catering
  • Art Gallery, Winery Events
  • The Winemakers Kitchen
  • Clubs
  • Private Events

Joe English Reservation

The Joe English Reservation is also home to the Peabody Mill Environmental Center. Over 600 acres of land is available for outdoor activities—Park at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center at 66 Brook Road. There are many trails open in the park.

  • Hiking trails – 20
  • Mountain Biking Trails – 16
  • Trail Running – 20
  • Snow Shoe Trails – 5

The Peabody Mill Environmental Center is run by the city of Amherst and available to the public.

Joshua's Park

Joshua's Park near Courthouse Road and Middle Street is a large playground suitable for children aged 2-12. The park consists of open fields, a playground, and community gardens.

Break Free 603, LLC

Located across the street from Joey's Diner, the Break Free escape rooms offer a great way to unwind while solving a puzzle and finding out how to escape from the room. You have one hour for your team to find all of the clues, solve the mystery and escape the room. Currently, there is a fast-moving disease. Your team must find patient zero, identify the disease and escape before the time is up!

Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary

The bog was formed 12,000 years ago and covered 70 acres. There is a ¾ mile boardwalk that takes you through the bog across the bog mat vegetation and open water. Note that parents should closely watch children and pets since stepping off the walkway can be dangerous.

Proximity to the Fire Can Determine the Degree of Fire Damage to Appliances

Kitchen fires often begin on one of the burners or in the oven. Many generate a great deal of oily smoke residue and heat. The heat can melt many plastic parts on the stove and bake some of the smoke residues onto the surface, making it difficult to remove.

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration services in Amherst. Kitchen fires are often contained to the stove. However, the heat and smoke residues usually require a full cleaning of all surfaces in the kitchen. Damaged plastic components may need to be replaced if high heat conditions damaged them.

Nonporous materials such as:

  • Metal and enamel surfaces
  • Glass surfaces
  • Ceramics and dishes
  • Glossy painted surfaces
  • Formica and plastics not damaged by the high heat conditions

It can all be cleaned using soapy water and special cleaners for more difficult areas.

Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack for fire damage services in Amherst and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 262-9293.

What Should Homeowners Look for in a Mold Remediation Specialist?

2/28/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage black on wall, sheeting SERVPRO technicians don Tyvek suits and PPE when remediating mold damage in Merrimack area homes.

A professional Merrimack mold removal company should know how to mitigate mold damage

Whenever you are looking at mold damage in Merrimack, the company you choose to handle the problem should have the proper certification. They should be able to explain the mold removal process to you in an understandable way.

SERVRPRO’s technicians are Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified and trained as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT). When you need mold remediation in Merrimack, you can count on us to do a thorough job. Other factors to look for in a mold removal company include:

  • Proper PPE – High-quality filtration masks, the correct gloves, and full protective suits (Tyvek) if needed.
  • Containment – It is critical to contain the area to prevent the spread of the mold. We use various techniques, including plastic sheeting.
  • Air Purification – During mold removal, the airborne mold spores need to be removed. HEPA filters, along with a combo of air scrubbers and air exchange, get used.
  • Antimicrobial Cleaners – Treating impacted surfaces with antimicrobial agents is a vital part of the mitigation process.

These are just part of the mold remediation process SERVPRO of Merrimack uses to erase mold damage. Contact us at (603) 262-9293 for fast service.

Can Slow Leaks Cause Water Damage in Merrimack Homes?

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

dehu on stripped floor air movers also SERVPRO has the equipment and training to remove water and dry Merrimack basements after a water leak

Leaks can cause hidden damage that requires professional water mitigation

Merrimack, NH, is a town rich in Native American history. Archeological finds indicate people were dwelling in the area after the ice age, but the Pennacook people were the predominant Indian tribe living in the region in later years. The town got its name from the tribe’s word for sturgeon. The Merrimack River was once teaming with the fish, and the Pennacook named the river after the bounty. This river has played an important role in the development of the region due to floodings.

Local Flooding of Importance

Though residents are generally concerned about water removal after a faulty plumbing mishap, Merrimack was almost at the epicenter for the famous locally named Mother’s Day Flood, the New England Flood of May 2006. The floodwaters overran the banks, covering many surrounding homes with sludge and volumes of groundwater.

Who Owns the Land?

The ownership of the region was under dispute in the late 17th century. The Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Province of New Hampshire were both making claims. That didn’t stop European settlers from coming and making it their home. It was good land, and people were eager to make a new life for themselves. In 1746 the boundary lines were re-examined, and the land in Massachusetts was granted to New Hampshire. The town was known as Naticook at that time.

A Town is Born

When the town was incorporated on April 2, 1746, it took on the name of Merrymac.  The current spelling was used later. When Governor Benning Wentworth issued the charter, roughly 50 families were living in the area. Native Americans flourished in the area as well. They included:

  • Pennacook
  • Pawtucket
  • Nashaway

Places of Historical Importance

Like many New England towns, Merrimac is rich in history. One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Matthew Thornton, lived his entire life in Merrimack. Today, Thornton’s home, now the Common Man Restaurant, and the Matthew Thornton cemetery are still standing and welcome visitors.

Villages Make Up A Town

Merrimack was made up of 4 villages originally, although boundaries are somewhat vague due to modern development. They are:

  • Thorntons Ferry
  • Reeds Ferry
  • South Merrimac
  • Merrimac Village

SERVPRO Proudly Provides Water Mitigation to Merrimack Residents

Sinks can develop slow leaks that can cause hidden water damage to cabinets, flooring, and other material. When this happens, getting professional water damage assistance is vital. When this type of problem occurs, our technicians:

  • Evaluate the levels of water damaged content
  • Track these levels with tools such as moisture meters
  • Trace the source of the water if not already known
  • Extract the water and dry the area

The tools used for water extraction and drying depends on the level of damage but can include light wands, pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers. If necessary controlled demolition is used to restore structural elements.

Do not let hidden moisture damage your home. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for professional water mitigation services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Who Can Help Milford Residents with Cleanup After a Fire?

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

smoke billowing from second floor wood framed house Smoke-filled Milford homes following a fire-damaging event can can cleaned and restored by SERVPRO. We provide fresh IAQ indoor air quality.

SERVPRO mitigates fire damage quickly and professionally

There are many harmful side effects when a fire strikes. Not only can it destroy the home and content, but water damage and foul odors can result. It’s nice to know SERVPRO technicians can mitigate the damage.

What Techniques are Used to Remove Smoke Odor?

When fire damage occurs in Milford homes, smoke odor is always a problem, even in small fires. Our technicians are the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification certified and know how to mitigate soot and odors. Some of the techniques we use include:

  • Neutralize airborne particles with thermal foggers
  • Air scrubbers filter out airborne particles via HEPA and carbon filters
  • Lock in and trap odors on surfaces with priming paints
  • Ozone machines as a last measure in empty houses to alter chemical composition of malodors

We have many restorative techniques in our arsenal that allows us to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Professional Fire Restoration Services

You have enough stress to deal with when a fire occurs. Leave the clean up to us. If you need fire damage services in Milford, contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The Granite State Winter Challenge for Amherst Residents Starts in 2021

1/31/2021 (Permalink)

New Hampshire Flag Residents of New Hampshire can depend on SERVPRO's experienced, reliable technicians for restoration services in their homes and businesses.

Amherst Residents are Invited to Participate from February

The Granite State Winter Challenge is a new initiative by the New Hampshire Governor's Council taking place in Amherst. The challenge involves participating in thirty minutes of healthy activity every day from the 1st of January through to March. This program incorporates late-comers, with many participants posting their progress and their live Facebook feed actions. The virtual event occurs by registering with the council, which accepts late registrations from the 31st of January. Certain activities are hosted in groups, such as the first-day walk in the New Hampshire State Park. There are no costs involved with registering, but residents are encouraged to actively apply themselves, helping others with activity ideas and posting their progress. 

  • The Granite State Challenge runs through February and March.
  • The initiative is championed by the Governor's Council on Physical Activity & Health
  • Local instructors post live health activities throughout the challenge to provide participants with fresh ideas for their challenge

Flooded basements and cellars can cause damage to the upper floors or become contaminated. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

Hiking in Mt. Vernon this January from the 24th Onwards

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Person hiking Get out of the house for a breath of fresh air and adventure, while SERVPRO tackles your homes fire damages.

Local Residents of Mt. Vernon Take to the McClellan Walking Trails

The McClellan Walking Trails is a short hike through woodland grounds that treats outdoor enthusiasts to some excellent views as well as cascading waterfalls. The trails are open all year round, with the local governance regularly plowing the marked trails for easy access during the winter months. Residents of Mt. Vernon can take a short drive up to Lyndeborough to take part in this trail event that is open from January 24th onward. There is ample parking in the nearby lot, and the trails end at the lower part of the Purgatory Falls. During the winter period, visitors can take part in cross country skiing. Many of these trails are maintained thanks to dedicated volunteers who work on New Hampshire public pathways throughout the year. 

  • Local trail guidebooks are purchasable from the planning division of the City Hall for $7.00
  • Camping, Fires, and Motorized Vehicles are prohibited from use on public trails
  • COVID regulations are enforced with a minimum social distancing of six feet when using the tracks.

Property fires can lead to extensive smoke, odor, and fire damages. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 now.

Water Intrusions Can Have Lasting Consequences to the Contents and Structure of your Merrimack Home.

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

3 SERVPRO vehicles SERVPRO has the experienced technicians with the equipment and expertise your home needs after a water catastrophe. Give us a call right away.

SERVPRO of Merrimack is a Local Team of Expert Restoration Technicians.

The town of Merrimack is located within the largest county in New Hampshire State, Hillsborough. This area's common nicknames are the Granite State due to its abundance of quarries and geologically significant rock formations. But the site here goes by another name, The Switzerland of America named so because of its sublime mountain ranges and rivers that run from New England. Merrimack refers to the Sturgeon fish found in massive numbers in the nearby river and is taken from the Pennacook language describing said fish. There is evidence of settlements alongside the Merrimack river dating back to the first ice age. Modern history shows colonial settlements being first established in the mid-seventeenth century with numerous historical importance sites dotted about the 33.4 square miles that make up the town boundaries. The Signer's House in South Merrimack was the former home of the Declaration of Independence signatory Matthew Thornton and remains the only example of period architecture from the 1780s in the state. The adjacent cemetery and Georgian house are preserved by the Historical Society of Merrimack and have listings with the Register of Historic Places.

Merrimack remained a relatively small community until the 19th century, made up of four distinct villages, including South Merrimack, Thorntons Ferry, Reeds Ferry, and Merrimack Village. However, with the invention and subsequent mass production of automobiles, it transformed into a commuter belt for those working in the larger urban areas like Boston. One of the largest employers in the area is Anheuser-Busch, which runs Budweiser breweries that are open to the public for tours and tastings. There are several excellent state parks, including the Wildcat Falls Park and the Twin Bridge Park. The proximity of mountain regions and the Merrimack Valley ensures a passing trade of outdoor enthusiasts who can take the opportunity to go skiing during the winter months and hiking trails and cycle rides. Reeds Ferry remains an excellent shopping destination with routes as an early trading outpost while historic sites can prove popular with tourists throughout the year. America's Stonehenge, located in nearby Salem, shows monolithic stone structures that pre-date Christopher Columbus's arrival and mimic those found in early Britain. These structures are the oldest examples of appearances on North American soil.

  • The Anheuser-Busch Brewery just off the Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack originally opened in 1970 and celebrates its 50th year in 2020. The brewery here produces world-famous brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Redbridge, and Butsch beers. Set among Merrimack county's hillsides, visitors can enjoy a two-hour tour taking them through the brewing process from hop to pint glass. 
  • The Signer's House and Thornton Cemetery was initiated into the Register of Historic Places in 1978. It is a Georgian period structure initially built in 1780 and was the home to Declaration of Independence Signer George Thornton. Walking tours are conducted through these historic sites showing the burial sites and educating the public on the Ferry landing, which overlooks near Litchfield.
  • The Twin Bridge Park and Kids Kove is a small public park for picnicking and taking kids down to the nearby Brook. There is ample parking for a weekend trip, while the relatively short walking trails are ideal for short hikes with young children. The park was established around thirty years ago and remained a popular day out for residents. 

Eating out at Merrimack's American Diners and Restaurants. 

  • Merrimack's cuisine is typically American tradition, with much of the produce sourced from the nearby Merrimack River and surrounding green lands. The primary foods here are warm and welcoming plates of seafood and steaks with many locations featuring excellent outdoor eating patios during the summer months. 
  • Buckley's Great Steaks is on the more expensive side of the culinary offerings in Merrimack, which is situated on the Daniel Webster Highway nearby to the Anheuser-Busch brewery. The atmospheric dining room features a Tudor-style beamed ceiling, while the menu is a delightful offering of prime cuts.
  • The Common Man Restaurant just down the road from Buckleys is a hub for the local community who share a taste for American hamburgers, sides, and salads. The upstairs bar is typically friendly and welcoming for both locals and visitors passing through.
  • For seafood, Lobster Boat Restaurant is the go-to venue for great food and excellent service. What the Lobster Boat lacks in a high-end atmosphere, it more than makes up for in simple, fresh-produce that is cooked to perfection. A hole in the wall type eatery for those looking for a non-touristy dining spot. 

SERVPRO of Merrimack Provides Exceptional Water Removal Services to Residents in Need

Water intrusion can severely damage your property and possessions. The likely causes of these events can be frozen pipes during the winter months or heavy rainfall that can overload drainage systems. Unfortunately, the consequences of water intrusion are often the same for all homeowners. Furnishings can lose their shape or color while walls and ceilings begin to crack and peel. Homeowners with hardwood fittings can often find floorboards buckling or warping due to water exposure. SERVPRO is a professional outfit that can help to rescue your home and contents by providing quick-drying equipment. Using psychrometric science, our technicians can speed up the drying process and return your home to a preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

  • SERVPRO technicians hold industry-approved certifications awarded by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certifications body. Our licenses allow us to clean and dispose of hazardous materials that may be present, or have entered, your home.
  • Licensed professionals can help to recover damages faster, thereby reducing potential losses associated with water intrusion events. 
  • Recovering possessions and belongings from potential water exposure damages require skill and experience. Our technicians have a range of equipment and products to perform an effective solution. 

If your home suffers from a water intrusion event, do not hesitate. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

Zoom Event Meant for Merrimack Residents to Practice Yoga at Home

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO office building, 11 Caldwell Drive. Do you have a leaky faucet, or burst pipe in your home causing water damage? Call SERVPRO for the water mitigation services to help you out.

Join Other Merrimack Dwellers to a Livestream Power Vinyasa Class

If you like practicing yoga, you have the opportunity to do so in the comfort of your Merrimack home under the guidance of Gail Duval, an experienced and registered yoga alliance teacher. The event takes place on zoom on December 26, 2020, beginning at 8 AM until 9 AM. The sixty-minute Power Vinyasa class is designed for everyone who wants to twist, sweat, flow, and build a smart-core-centered body.

The class is structured to be accessible for all levels and to challenge the more experienced students. It has the ability to:

  • Increase endurance
  • Build strength
  • Create ease
  • Release tension

To sign up for the live stream class, check your New Hampshire Power Yoga account's communication preferences. It would help if you had opted for texting and/or email to get the live-stream link. Click on the link that says my account, log in, and then proceed to the account info tab. If you are signing up online for the first time, you should create your account login. If you have an account, you only need your password to log in. After completing signup, you get a text or email that includes a link to view the live stream class.

SERVPRO of Merrimack affectionately welcomes you to the Livestream Power Vinyasa Class. If your Merrimack home needs water damage mitigation services, we are the right company to hire. Call us any time at (603) 262-9293 for prompt and effective water restoration services.

Prompt and Effective Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services to Milford Business Owners

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

The Gregg Crossing Bridge in Milford, New Hampshire. Business can take a hit in sales when a fire is in the equation. Call SERVPRO for the fire restoration services needed to get you back into the game.

With Decades of Experience, SERVPRO Technicians Offer High-Quality Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services in Milford

Milford is a small town on Souhegan River in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. It is the manufacturing and retail center of a multi-town area that people unofficially refer to as the Souhegan Valley. According to the 2010 census, the area is home to a population of 15,115.

According to the 2010 census, Milford, which is the town center, has a population of 8,835. Located between routes 13 and 101A of New Hampshire, the town is defined as the Milford Census-Designated Place.

The Town's History

In 1794, Milford separated from Amherst. Similar to several towns Named Milford across America, the name comes from a mill on Souhegan River that people had built on a ford.

Before the town was established, the location was home to many granite quarries. People used the stones harvested from these quarries to build pillars for the United States Treasury located in Washington, D.C. At the back of a $10 American bill, one can clearly see the pillars. However, if the bill is redesigned, it is not clear if the pillars can remain. Nicknamed "The Granite Town," the town has only one small operating quarry as of 2017.

In the 19th century, the town developed many successful textile mills like most riverside towns in New England. In the Second World War, the industry left New England. However, Milford continued to be the commercial and retail center for most surrounding towns. Some of the leading employers included:

  • Hendrix Wire and Cable Inc., a cable manufacturer
  • Cirtronics Corporation, a contract manufacturing company
  • Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., a casting company

A firm in Milford known as Alene Candles was among the first companies in 2018 to apply "conscious leadership" in the manufacturing production setting.

The town also hosts the Milford State Fish Hatchery. Besides, the town is also home to Souhegan Valley Boys and Girls Club. The club was built on the previous property of the private theater American Stage Festival, which is now bankrupt. 

Most slaves who managed to escape from slavery sought refuge on the Underground Railroad at Milford. The town was also home to Harriet E. Wilson, who published "Our Nig” a semi-autobiographical novel. In 1859, she also published "Sketches in the life of a Free Black," It is the first novel published by an African-American woman in the country.

The Milford Oval's shape is not oval or square but triangular. In American parlance, the name "square" denotes a town irrespective of geometry. The name "oval" has been in existence since the 19th century when it was oval. The town center is the Oval, with its centerpiece being the Pillsbury Bandstand, and its backdrop is the Souhegan River. The Oval's traffic flow has been a series of three one-way streets and three intersections for many years. This results in an uncommon argument where vehicles going into the Oval have the right of way over vehicles that turn left to go through the Oval. In the 1980s, this treatment was reversed to conform to traffic norms where vehicles in the Oval have the right of way over those entering the Oval. 

Milford culture

The town is famous for its early October "Pumpkin Festival." The event, which attracts more than 35,000 people, is held on a three-day weekend between Friday and Sunday. The festival has various attractions, which include:

  • Music stages
  • Carved pumpkin lighting
  • Food trucks
  • Wine tasting
  • Craft air
  • Haunted trail
  • Fireworks around the Oval

The Geography of Milford

According to the United States Census Bureau, Milford covers 66 kilometers square (25.3 sq mi). 65 kilometers square (25.2 sq mi) of the total area is land while 0.26-kilometer square (0.1 sq mi) is water, which covers 0.24 percent of the town. Souhegan River drains Milford town. The highest point of the town is 248 meters (814 feet) above sea level. This is close to its western border on Boynton Hill summit.

The town's demographics

According to the 2010 census, the town hosts 15,115 people in 5,929 households. Also, the census recorded a total of 6,295 housing units. 5.8 percent or 366 of these units were vacant at the time. 35.7 percent of the household had children below the age of 18 years at the time.

25 percent of the town's population were below the age of 18. While 7.8 percent were between the age of 18 and 24. 39 years was the median age, and in every 100 women, there were 95 men. 

Between 2011 and 2015, the estimated annual income for each household was around $64,576. The average family had a median income of approximately $80,241. The income per capita of Milford was $32,918. About 5.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Fires in Milford

Fires in Milford are a relatively common occurrence. According to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System in 2018, fire departments in New Hampshire reported 198 fires. The national average was 9.8 injuries and 2.5 deaths per 1,000 fires. When a fire occurs, calling professional restorers soon after the firefighters put it out helps prevent costly secondary damage.

How do SERVPRO restorers conduct commercial fire damage restoration in Milford?

A fire in a business location such as a retail store can be devastating. It can lead to loss of inventory, and damage to the building, making it difficult to conduct business. When the unfortunate happens in your retail store, contact a reliable restoration company like SERVPRO within 24 hours to avoid closing your business doors for an extended period. We have expertise in performing commercial fire damage restoration in Milford. Our restoration team is available around the clock and ready to respond to our customers' distress calls.

Since we understand how devastating the secondary damages of fire can be and how fast the damage can spread, we respond within the shortest time possible. Our technicians begin with inspecting the affected area to determine the most effective technique and equipment to use.

We can take the following steps to minimize damage and speed up the restoration process:

  • Securing the facility from harsh weather and possible intrusion.
  • Identifying salvageable items and remove those damaged beyond repair.
  • Ventilating the business to remove the smoke and soot residues in the air
  • Cleaning all affected surfaces, including floors, permanent fixtures, and ceilings using approved products. This helps prevent acidic soot from causing more damage.
  • Deodorize all salvaged contents in the business using state-of-the-art cleaning and sanitation equipment. Our technicians can clean and decontaminate the HVAC system to eliminate pollutants and ensure it functions properly.

We work fast and effectively to make sure you open your business doors as soon as possible.

Fire damages in your business should not lead to extended interruption of your daily operations. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for fast and efficient commercial fire damage restoration "Like it never even happened." 

Do not Miss the Polar Express Family Brunch in Amherst.

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

People drinking at a winery. Storm damage can be a lot all at once. Call SERVPRO who are experts from start the finish in ever aspect of storm damage.

Join Other Residents of Amherst and Enjoy the Polar Express Family Brunch

Organized by LaBelle Winery, you can bring your family and friends to enjoy the magic of the holiday season together. Attendees should expect to receive official Polar Express tickets upon arrival at the event. Taking place from 20th to 24th December, at LaBelle Winery 345 New Hampshire 101, the event is open for all.

Those in attendance can sit in the Great Room to dine and expect to enjoy the “The Polar Express” film on the enormous projector.

Kids can expect a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus to present a gift that symbolizes the magic of Christmas to anyone and read the “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Guests can enjoy various biting’s including:

  • Assorted Scones
  • Winter Fruit Salad with Pomegranate Seeds
  • Breakfast potatoes and French Toast Casserole with Crisp Bacon  
  • Berries in Maple Citrus Vinaigrette

All guests are expected to have masks upon arrival and in public spaces.

SERVPRO of Merrimack welcomes you to the Polar Express Family Brunch. If there is storm flood damage in your Amherst residence, it can affect its structural integrity if not handled on time. Call our team at (603) 262-9293 for effective restoration in a brief period.

Hold a Stress Free Birthday Party in Merrimack this Winter

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

overhead view of Merrimack The Merrimack River could lead to water damage in your commercial property. Call SERVPRO for help.

Nuthin’ But Good Times Has Merrimack Kids Parties Covered

It’s a busy time of year, so if you want to give your kid a birthday party to remember, why not let Nuthin’ But Good Times take care of it?

Nuthin’ But Good Times is a family-oriented facility with an indoor play area, massage chairs, and a cafe. Every birthday party package includes:

  • A privately booked room
  • Pizza and ice cream for guests
  • A unique handprint to take home

Of course, kids also get the use of the play facilities on site. You can book a small two-hour party or a four-hour extravaganza. Some packages also include goodie bags and balloons.

For a stress-free party, let Nuthin’ But A Good Time handle the venue, food, and entertainment. All you need to bring is the cake. Please call ahead to book and be sure to arrive 15 minutes before your allotted time.

Storm damage is a worry for local businesses in the winter months. Any business in need of stormwater removal can call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. We are available 24 hours, every day.

Give the Gift of Words in Amherst this Holiday Season

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

Amherst town hall SERVPRO helps Amherst commercial and civic properties with mold remediation

Budding Poets in Amherst Are Invited to Explore Expressions Through Poetry

New Hampshire has a proud poetry tradition, and the Poetry Society Of New Hampshire is celebrating that tradition this festive season with a series of virtual events. Whether you are a writer yourself or love to listen, there is something for everyone this winter.

In November, join poet Susanna Hargreaves for a very special event:

  • A discussion of “I am” poetry and how to use it
  • Discover Susanna’s unique approach to this popular poem form
  • Learn to write your own Gift of Words to share with loved ones

The meeting will be held on Zoom on December 1 at 7 PM. Contact the Society to book your place and to receive your poetry template ahead of time.

Mold is a worry for commercial venues at this damp time of year, whether events are in-person or virtual. SERVPRO of Merrimack is here to offer mold inspections and remediation to all businesses in the area. Call us today at (603) 262-9293

SERVPRO Encourages Residents and Visitors to Enjoy the Great Outdoors In Merrimack

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

Merrimack town hall sign Merrimack depends on SERVPRO for water damage restoration--ask the residents!

Merrimack Is a Perfect Destination for Getting Back to Nature

Merrimack is a lovely New England town, with a population of a little over 25,000 people. It is the perfect size to have plenty of amenities for residents and visitors alike while still being small enough to retain a classic New England charm. The great outdoors are never far away in Merrimack, and it offers ample opportunity for fresh air, exercise, and the peace and quiet that comes with getting back to nature.

There is evidence that Merrimack was settled as long ago as just after the last ice age! The settlement was beside a river called Monnomoke or Merramake, which is a First Nations term for sturgeon, a type of fish that was very common in the Merrimack River. By the time the town was incorporated, the river was known as the Merrymac, and the city took its name.

Merrimack enjoyed a boom in the nineteenth century when a railroad was built in town, and a new town hall was put up. These days Merrimack is a thriving community made up of four distinct areas that call to mind the old days when each was a separate village:

  • South Merrimack occupies the Southwestern part of town, near the Boston Post Road.
  • Reed Ferry, in the Northern part of town, is situated beside Merrimack River and is also close to Baboosic Lake.
  • Thornton's Ferry is situated beside peaceful Nanticook Lake. It is named after Matthew Thornton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Merrimack Village sits between Reed Ferry and Thorntons Ferry and contains the library, town hall, and several schools. It is beside the Souhegan River.

Enjoying the Great Outdoors in Merrimack

Merrimack has hiking trails, horseback riding, and mountain biking paths galore. Here are some of the best places to explore nature in and around Merrimack:

  • Wildcat Falls Park and Conservation Area is the place to go for outdoor activities. There are miles of walking trails that include powerful river rapids, a dramatic waterfall, and lots of peaceful woodlands. Grab a free map at the entrance and enjoy exploring – just be careful of the steep drops around the falls.
  • Twin Bridge Park and Kids Kove is perfect if you are looking for something a little less strenuous than Wildcat Falls. There's an easy trail suitable for all the family beside the river, plus a wooden playground that provides hours of fun for the kids.
  • Wasserman Park is a family-friendly dog park where you can enjoy watching lots of beautiful breeds even if you are not a dog owner yourself. The park offers basketball and tennis courts, grill pits, and docks to swim from or sunbathe on.

Time your visit right, and you will be able to catch the Fourth of July parade or the annual Rock’n Ribfest, a family event with live music and delicious ribs prepared in all kinds of ways.

There Is Indoor Fun on Tap Too

If the weather changes or you are ready to sit down, Merrimack has plenty of indoor attractions too. Kids will love Nuthin' But Good Times, a family event center with an indoor playground, a cafe, and even relaxing massage chairs for tired kids.

If you need refreshment, Hayward's Ice Cream has been producing delicious ice cream for over 70 years now, and word is they are very good at it. Adults will love a trip to Anheuser-Busch brewery, where you can take a tour, sample many different beers, and stop off at the gift shop. Or if you are looking for a bargain, look no further than Merrimack Premium Outlets, where you will find over 100 designer stores offering deep discounts.

Historic Flooding on The Merrimack River

One of the few downsides of living near a beautiful river like the Merrimack is the risk of flooding. Merrimack's situation near other rivers and lakes puts it at an additional chance of a flood incident. There have been several such incidents in history:

  • In March 1936, a double flood of rainwater and melting snow raised the Merrimack level to 20.8 m at Lowell.
  • The New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most deadly hurricanes in the area and caused flooding on the Merrimack.
  • On May 15, 2006, New England was hit by severe flooding. Excessive rainfall raised the Merrimack 2.8 m above flood levels, triggering evacuations and causing extensive property damage.

The Merrimack does not flood often, but it still carries some flood risk and with it all the inconvenience and stress that comes with flooding. Thankfully SERVPRO is on hand to help residents if such a flood ever happens again. We can also help with flooding caused by garden run-off, heavy rainstorms, or indoor disasters such as plumbing leaks or broken appliances.

How Does SERVPRO Deal with Raw Sewage in Flood Situations?

When the Merrimack flooded in 2006, the floodwater force broke the main sewage pipeline at the city of Haverhill, MA, causing 35 million gallons of raw sewage to flow into the river daily.

Raw sewage is a particularly distressing side effect of flooding in your home. If you are looking for water companies near you in Merrimack, be sure to choose one like SERVPRO with the experience to handle raw sewage:

  • We act quickly because the longer we leave contaminated water, the greater the health risk.
  • We equip all our technicians with all the personal protective equipment they need to handle a raw sewage situation. This includes waders, long rubber gloves, aprons, full bodysuits, and ventilators.
  • We quickly dispose of all contaminated building materials, rugs, drapes, and furniture, to decontaminate your home.
  • We offer full health and safety training to all our staff.

When your home is dry and decontaminated, we deodorize it. We use activated carbon filters, HEPA filters, air scrubbers, and specially formulated pellets to remove odors from your home and leave it "Like it never even happened."

If you are thinking of water companies near you, think of SERVPRO of Merrimack. We are on hand to deal with any flood or contamination situation you may face. Call us at (603) 262-9293.

How Can Residents Deal with House Fires?

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

heavy smoke and soot on ceiling Even small fires leave smoke and soot damage throughout your house. SERVPRO has the tools to remove the soot and restore your home.

Amherst Residents Can Reduce Losses of Fire Damage by Contacting SERVPRO.

What methods reduce fire losses?

A property fire in your Amherst home can be a harrowing experience. Many items you collect over the year may become permanently damaged or ruined by soots, odors, and smoke residue. Structural soiling can often be impossible to remove without using specific cleaning products and methods. SERVPRO is a local restoration service that can help recover your home and contents using cutting-edge cleaning technologies and methodology. We understand that residents need to continue with their lives regardless of fire-incidents and work with you to minimize personal disruption.

What are subcontractors enlisted for fire damage recovery?

  • A building or general construction expert may need enlisting when significant parts of a structure sustain damage.
  • Remodelers and architects are usually reserved for the most extreme fire loss scenarios but can sometimes be necessary.
  • Electricians are used to re-circuit or restore power to a home if there is damage to the fault box or wiring.

Are subcontractors essential to fire loss recovery?

It can be frustrating to need multiple services for fire damage in your Amherst home. Numerous subcontractors are not required as SERVPRO technicians can perform extensive cleaning, restoration, and deodorizing tasks in many situations. In specific instances enlisting a subcontractor may be critical to returning your home to its preloss condition. We can enlist trusted-third parties on your behalf and task them with their specific requirements for your home. You may also request subcontractors if there are unique requirements, such as artwork restoration or remodeling. 

What considerations are useful for subcontracting?

  • The infrastructure of the vendor including location, expertise, insurance, licensing, and financial stability
  • Vendor reputation for outstanding work and quality.
  • Verifying subcontractors by using the better business bureau, city council, or the contractor license board.

Subcontracting duties may be necessary to return your home to its normal condition. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

How Can Property Owners Restore their Homes After Flood Damage Occurs?

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer Regardless of the way that your home was flooded, SERVPRO is the effective company for water removal services. Call right away.

Flood Damage Restoration in Amherst Requires Special Skills and Cutting-Edge Techniques that Only a Certified Firm Like SERVPRO Can Deliver.

Floodwater can seep into hard to reach areas and cause severe damage in your Amherst home in the long run. You need the help of SERVPRO restoration experts to restore your property. We have advanced equipment and we apply approved practices that can get your property back to the condition it was in before with the storm. 

Do homeowners need to involve professionals for small floodwater?

Unfortunately, even a small amount of floodwater can cause damage like warped wood, stained walls, and mold growth if not handled on time. When storm flood damage in your Amherst residence occurs, do not attempt to clean up the affected area without professional help. It is vital to contact professionals if floodwater:

Is in a crawl space or behind a wall

Touches drywall

Saturates upholstered furniture or saturates carpeting

Creates a pool of water

Why should homeowners involve SERVPRO technicians?

SERVPRO is a leading restoration firm. We achieved this by providing our customers with:

Quality services

Start-to-finish restoration

Exceptional customer service

We deliver the highest possible customer experience by offering real-time updates to our clients and their insurance company.

What is the timescale for the restoration process?

We always aim to arrive at our customer's property within the shortest time possible. Since flood water can get too hard to notice the area, our experienced professionals can use thermal imaging cameras to check how water traveled in the structure. We can also use a luminometer to test for organic contamination in water and surfaces.

The inspection helps us to determine the best restoration techniques to use. With modern equipment, and rapid drying technology, we can get your property to its former glory in the shortest time possible.

What happens to the moisture behind drywall?

We try as much as possible to minimize damage to our customer's property. However, that does not mean that we ignore moisture behind walls. We can use a drilling machine to drill small holes in the drywall to access the moisture. Our restorers can use structural cavity drying equipment to direct dry air behind the drywall. The dry air replaces the moist air behind the wall leading to faster drying.

Do not let flood water damage your valuable items. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for professional restoration. "Like it never even happened."

Can the Floors of my Amherst Home Be Saved After Flooding?

10/18/2020 (Permalink)

flooded room with blank frame hanging on the wall When you respond quickly, team SERVPRO can remove the water to save your floors. Contact us right away.

SERVPRO is a Flood Damage Specialist that Can Help Assess and Restore your Amherst Home After an Emergency.

Are floors susceptible to water damage?

Finished floors in your Amherst home are among the most susceptible to water-related damages in a flood situation. It is essential to have a professional technician inspect the finish of your floor and any other aspects of the material assembly when performing a restoration. Since floor finishes can vary significantly from carpets to hardwoods and vinyl, it is vital that you have good knowledge of how floors are constructed and what are the best methods for drying or cleaning a particular material. Our technicians have significant experience working within residential properties and can effectively apply our drying systems to different materials.

Do floodwaters have a worse effect on carpets or wood?

The type of flood damage that is sustained in your Amherst home can depend on the material. Carpeting is among the most commonly used floor finishes in residential properties. Carpets can be made from nylon, polyester, or wool, with nylon being the most resilient material. Wooden floors are repairable in almost all flooding situations, providing restoration technicians are dealing with hardwood. Lighter constructions such as vinyl are typically inexpensive, which makes replacing them a good option when considering flood repair.

What methods are used to dry wet carpets?

  • In-place drying involves drying the material without disengaging the carpet and can be time-efficient especially in areas with heavy furnishings.
  • Drying the carpet flat is when restoration technicians remove both the carpet and dispose of the padding before leaving it to dry on the subfloor.
  • Floating a carpet involves disengaging a carpet and ventilating warm air on the underside to dry out both the laminate and the pad. An axial air-mover is ideal equipment for floating carpets.

 What are carpet pads?

Carpet padding is usually a rubber or sponge material placed directly beneath the carpet and directly above the subfloor. The general thickness, or gauge, of the carpet pad, can vary from home to home. When water enters a property, it can migrate through carpet fibers and laminate, which causes the carpet pad to absorb moisture. Generally, when this moisture absorption occurs, the most effective solution is to remove the pad altogether. SERVPRO technicians can remove the pad, cut it into smaller pieces, and place in double-sealed waste bags to remove the property. In many situations replacing the carpet the pad is unnecessary as existing carpet can be rolled onto a new pad.

How does water affect floor assembly?

  • Light exposure to moisture affects the finish- either carpet or floorboard solely.
  • Moderate water exposure may soak into the carpet pad below the floor which can lead to microbial growth or odor.
  • Significant water intrusion can affect the subfloor beneath the finish and pad requiring replacement or cavity drying.

Are hardwood floors ruined after flooding?

Properties with hardwood floors have a strong chance of restoration due to the resilience of materials like maple, oak, and birch. Often, these floorboards contain a water-resistant finish, which only wears over excess exposure to moisture. A hardwood floor is typically attached to the subfloor with vapor barriers in between to prevent condensation damages. SERVPRO can inspect these floors using a non-penetrating moisture meter to read water migration in the property accurately. Due to hardwoods' expensive nature, it is often better to restore them from even category three water damages. The steps to restore hardwood involve drying, cleaning, sanding, and then refinishing and can take several months to complete.

How can I prevent permanent damages to hardwoods after a flooding event?

When mitigating flood losses in an Amherst property, it makes sense to prioritize expensive materials. Water extraction takes place right away, and technicians may remove any coverings like carpet to save the wood. To prevent permanent damage, it is crucial to reduce the indoor humidity levels around the wood floors. The ideal humidity ratio for drying these floors is 35 to 40 grains per pound (GPP.) A desiccant dehumidifier that utilizes a silica gel can reduce indoor humidity and sustain it to the 35GPP required to save the floor. SERVPRO technicians stock both refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers for residential water issues.

How do professionals increase drying efficiency for wet flooring?

  • Pull air from the surface by using negative air-pressure or a drying mat system.
  • Push air beneath planks by positioning air-movers (this technique works best with mill grooved or sleeper system floors)
  • Creating a drying tent and directing hot, dry air directly into the affected portion of the floor

Water frequently causes damage to floor assemblies in residential flooding situations. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

What Problems Can a Fire Cause in my Amherst Home?

9/26/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Our team at SERVPRO of Merrimack is your best resource when disaster strikes.

Your Amherst Home Can Face Many Problems Following a Fire. Call SERVPRO to Help You Sort Through the Damage and Restore It

Home fires can leave many consequences behind, and your Amherst home could need help to restore it. Even the smallest of flames can burn drywall, create enough soot to cover all the surfaces in your home and leave behind a pungent smell. When a fire happens, your best approach is to call a professional restoration service who can take a comprehensive approach to leave your home in its preloss condition.

The reasons why you should call SERVPRO when there's fire damage in your Amherst home are plentiful. For one, our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to handle fires damage of all sizes. Besides our expertise, we also have access to equipment made specifically for our industry and suited to perform an efficient cleanup process. When necessary, our staff goes as far as packing and moving your belongings to an alternate location where we can clean them while your home's structural elements are being treated. In sum, we become a one-stop team for all your needs after the incident.

What are the typical challenges after a home fire?
The majority of homes show soot on top of all surfaces, including items inside cabinets and window frames. Even if the fire happens in a well-defined area of your house, the impact is widespread. Our SERVPRO team addresses all issues, including irritants in the air, which we counteract by wearing personal protective equipment and using air scrubbers to help purify it. In terms of the actual cleanup, we employ one or a combination of the following:

    •    Solvents- best for any soot already stuck on the surfaces and needing a prolonged application
    •    Chemical agents- our team tailors their use to the organic or inorganic nature of the item to prevent damage due to abrasiveness
    •    Cleaning equipment- adds a mechanical solution to clean each surface

Our team at SERVPRO of Merrimack is your best resource when disaster strikes. Call us at (603) 262-9293 as soon as the emergency occurs and let us mitigate your loss until your home looks “Like it never even happened.”

Can Water Stains Get Removed From My Amherst Conference Room Carpet?

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Close-up Photo Of Flooded Floor In Kitchen From Water Leak SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 serves the local community as the go-to choice for commercial water damage repair.

SERVPRO technicians bring the equipment and cleaning agents to local Amherst businesses to restore them from any size water damage

Handling the restoration of an Amherst property after commercial water damage, even when attempts have already been made at cleanup, is something SERVPRO does best. The use of improper cleaning solutions or methods can make water stains worse or, in some cases, permanent. The technicians can test the fibers of the carpet and scope the existing issues to determine an accurate restorability factor.

What is the Best Method for Commercial Water Damage Repair of a Wet Conference Room?
SERVPRO techs perform several actions before they decide on a method for commercial water damage repair in an Amherst office. Conference rooms frequently have large tables, numerous chairs, and often carpet. Some of the most common primary tasks are:
    •    Extracting the water  
    •    Removing the chairs and placing the table on blocks
    •    Scoping the room for seepage under the carpet into the subfloor
    •    Double-checking for wicking of water in the walls
    •    Carpet fibers get tested to determine if dye bleeds or shrinkage is a possible issue

There is never a single method for water cleanup. The techs take each structural element and determine the activity for the best outcome. For example, the sheetrock may wick water, and the techs can remove the baseboards and cut only the saturated part of the sheetrock off, leaving the majority of the wall intact. This assists with drying the room and makes the needed cosmetic repairs quicker than replacing an entire portion of the wall, saving the property owner the cost of replacement and assisting in reopening the business faster.

SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 serves the local community as the go-to choice for commercial water damage repair. The certified technicians work fast and efficiently to get your property restored and your business back to normal operations as quickly as possible.

Why are My Bulkhead Doors Letting Water Into My Amherst House?

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

Flood in a house with furniture floating Storms can bring flood damage into your home, and SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 stands ready 24/7 to remove the water and clean up the mess!

SERVPRO technicians can clean up the water damage and pinpoint the repairs that need to occur in your Amherst home

Bulkhead doors are a nice low-key entrance to a basement or cellar; however, they require the same maintenance and attention as other areas of the home. If the foundation plate or doors develop gaps or cracks that do not get addressed, the next heavy storm or flash flood can dump a large amount of water into the lowest level of your Amherst home. If you have a sump pump, it can get overheated if there is too much water, and to ensure all the water gets extracted, bringing in a professional restoration services company helps avoid issues from an inadequate cleanup.

How Can I Stop Flood Damage Leaking Into My Basement?

When you have leaking bulkhead doors in your Amherst home and flood damage is the issue, bringing in SERVPRO as rapidly as you can help minimize the amount of damage to the house. The techs can apply temporary measures to stop further water from entering the house while they:
    •    Extract the water
    •    Use submersible pumps or truck-mounted as needed
    •    Dry the premises
    •    Move out articles to a safe area

Once the technicians finish the cleanup, they use their equipment to measure the air moisture levels and detection equipment to ensure that the conditions are not hospitable to mold growth, and all the water got extracted and dried. At this time, they will move items back into the area and place them in their exact positions, so there are no issues finding something post-cleanup. Afterward, the crew chief goes over the actions taken, so everyone is on the same page, and if any repairs need to happen, the homeowner gets an action list to make explaining what needs to occur easy.

Storms can bring flood damage into your home, and SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 stands ready 24/7 to remove the water and clean up the mess that gets left behind to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

How Can I Isolate Some Sections Of My Merrimack House During Water Removal?

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment on the floor of a home. We can help with all areas of your Merrimack water damage.

SERVPRO Is One of the Premier Water Removal Services in Merrimack That Can Help Take Care of All Your Needs in Case of Water Intrusion

Once you discover a water spill at your home, several things run through your mind, including how to stop the source, remove the water, and take care of any necessary repairs. Apart from these routine issues, you might also have unique needs, such as isolating some sections of your Merrimack property during the restoration process.

What reasons could prompt seclusion of some sections in a home?

Water removal exercises in Merrimack are unique at each property and in every incident. The incident at your home may present some unique challenges that prompt you to desire seclusion of some areas. Some typical reasons include:

  • Residency purposes
  • To prevent the unchecked spread of unwanted materials
  • To create a temporary but safe storage section

You may be worried about the implications of staying in a wet house, including the possibility of developing respiratory issues but, at the same time, want to save the cost of seeking alternative accommodation. Safeguarding the sections of the property unaffected by the water spill can ensure you achieve both goals. 

Is containment sufficient in safeguarding the desired areas?

Establishing containment around specific areas of the property is an excellent way to achieve the desired seclusion. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you create the right type of containment using suitable materials that create airtight barriers. For instance sealing off openings such as doors or hallways to separate some rooms or sections of the property from the affected areas, thus locking out moisture or debris from spreading, is easier with supplies such as:

  • Spring-loaded poles 
  • 4 or 6-mil plastic sheets
  • Zip lock doors
  • Painters tape

With these materials, such containment is easy to set up, taking only a few minutes to construct. As one among the leading restoration companies in the area, we reuse most of the materials we use to set up containment in properties, thus spreading the acquisition costs around rather than burdening a single project.

Apart from limiting moisture from spreading, do containments help water removal in any way?

The drying phase of water removal involves accelerating evaporation, among other processes. If such evaporation drives the humidity level in the air too high, materials with hygroscopic properties such as gypsum or upholstery fabrics in unaffected sections of the property can reabsorb the evaporating moisture, thus recreating the problem. Containing the wet areas creates an opportunity to maximize evaporation efforts without the other problems, thus improving the turnaround time of the entire removal process.

Is containment sufficient in limiting water movement?

Once water leaks into a property, it spreads from the original access point in a couple of ways including:

  • Surface flow
  • Capillary action
  • Evaporation 

Containment mostly helps stop humidity laden air from circulating all over the property.  It might also help prevent some surface flow to a certain degree. Our SERVPRO technicians incorporate other water removal procedures depending on the conditions at your property. For instance, if there are pools on the floors, expediting water extraction is helpful. We have access to sufficient units of water removal equipment, including:

  • Portable extraction units
  • Deep extraction tools
  • Light wands
  • Drying mats

Sometimes the source of the spreading moisture is hidden away in a wall or floor cavity. Containment alone is not a viable solution for such a problem. Our technicians find resourceful ways to deal with such moisture reservoirs to ensure the removal of the moisture threat to the entire property. For a non-invasive approach, we use structural cavity drying equipment to remove the moisture.  The process only requires drilling small holes at the base of the walls, which can help release any water trapped in the cavity. Later we use the holes as the access points for the cavity drying equipment to direct airflow into the wall cavity. The systems replace the moist cold air trapped in the cavity with warmer dry air, which absorbs more moisture, thus promoting drying. 

In the case of water trapped within the floor assembly, we can use drying mats, which help pull water beneath tiles or wooden floorboards. Removal using drying mats is not only practical but also helps avoid irreversible damage that other methods can cause on hard surfaces such as tiles or hardwood. The mats create an airtight seal with the floor surface allowing a high lift extractor to suction the water from the floor through the allocated openings. 

When you have unique challenges caused by water spills, SERVPRO of Merrimack is one of the best restoration companies in the area that you can call for assistance. You can reach us at (603) 262-9293 so that we help you deal with any challenge, "Like it never even happened."

How Can I Get Water Out of My Merrimack Business Fast?

8/9/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking into an overflowing bucket in an office building To get back in business as soon as possible you need professional water removal services. Call SERVPRO for water damage removal services.

Hire SERVPRO to Restore Your Merrimack Building After a Water Spill

How Quickly Can You Remove the Water?

The speed of commercial water removal in Merrimack businesses, a café for example, depends on the amount of water present, the size of the facility, and how long it rested inside the building. Once they have this information, SERVPRO technicians can work as quickly, and safely, as possible to remove water and moisture from the business.

Where in the Business Do You Start?

Our technicians begin where the water is at its deepest. Since there are drains in the kitchen and other food prep sections, water from a spill often pools in the area for customer seating. To remove it, team members bring in pumps for high water and extractor wands for amounts just covering the surface.

If there is a carpet present, technicians use a heating element built into the extractor wands to carefully begin drying it while damaging the surface or softening the glue holding it in place. The heating element is also very useful for drying wood flooring to prevent splintering or cracking of the individual floorboards.

Next, our technicians remove water from the kitchen and serving areas. They use long-handled squeegees to pull it out from underneath appliances, racks, and counters. For remaining trace amounts and to dry the underside of the property, team members install air movers to generate a warm flow of air that quickly forces moisture off surfaces and into the air.

Is That All That Is Needed?

Not yet. SERVPRO technicians finish the task with a moisture meter to check the humidity level in the air. If the level is above normal, they use dehumidifiers to draw moisture out of the air for disposal into the nearest drain. Our goal is to quickly restore the functionality of your establishment.

For information or to schedule a service call for your business here or in Amherst, contact SERVPRO of Merrimack today at (603) 262-9293.

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How Can I Get Floodwater Out of My Basement Without a Sump Pump?

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

standing water in basement Basement flooding is common in this area. SERVPRO has the tools and euqipment to restore your home.

SERVPRO has the Professional Equipment to Tackle Any Size Flood Loss in Your Milford Basement 

Watching floodwater enter your basement is an exercise in frustration made even worse when your sump pump cannot handle the amount of water, or you never had the option for one. It is crucial to bring in professional help for water cleanup to minimize the loss to the contents and building materials in those cases.     

I Have More Than Two Inches of Water in My Basement, What Should I Do About the Flood Damage?    

As overwhelming as seeing flood damage in your Milford basement can be, there are many actions homeowners can take before SERVPRO arrives that can assist in lessening the loss such as: 

  • Turning off the electricity to the home if there is any danger of water coming into contact with outlets
  • Removal of boxes and items on the floor in the basement if it is safe to do so
  • Gathering clothes, medicines, money, and valuables if you need to stay elsewhere during the cleanup 

Once the techs arrive on-site, they have submersible and truck-mounted extraction units that make short work of the water removal needed. For muddy or slurry debris carried in with the floodwaters, we can set up powerful trash pumps for extraction.  

Can My Carpet in My Finished Basement Get Reused After Floodwater Cleanup?    

In most instances, glue down carpet that has had exposure to floodwater is a loss and requires disposal. The concrete substrate underneath needs to dry thoroughly before any new adhesive flooring sticks. SERVPRO techs accomplish this by using their advanced extraction equipment and then using the drying power in their air movers and industrial dehumidifiers to dry the basement as quickly as possible. 

When flood damage happens, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. Our team of professionals stands ready to assist local property owners 24/7 and make the water loss in their homes, "Like it never even happened." 

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Can You Handle All Aspects Of Cleaning And Repair To My Amherst Home After A Fire?

7/19/2020 (Permalink)

House fire We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

SERVPRO Has a Team of Experts Able to Deal with Restoring Your Amherst Home

When fire strikes your Amherst home, you are left trying to cope with a disastrous situation. You need professional help you can trust to come alongside you and handle the cleanup and restoration. We can provide that help every step of the way.

Can you take care of the multi-level needs of a fire-damaged home?

A fire of any size can be cause for concern. The more extensive the fire, the more severe the devastation, both to the home and the family. A fire that has spread throughout the residence can leave homeowners in shock, not knowing what to do first. Immediate fire and water mitigation are required. At SERVPRO, we take you step by step through the entire process. We interact with your insurance company, provide move out services, and handled the complete fire damage restoration to your Amherst home. Here is a list of things we often deal with when a fire has occurred:

    •    Making it safe – a safe workplace is needed. May require boarding up the home to protect it.
    •    Water intrusion – water damage from burst pipes and efforts to put out the fire. Water extraction takes place as needed.
    •    Structural damage – floors, walls, woodwork, framing, and stairs become weakened by fire.
    •    Build back services – rebuilding areas that collapsed due to things like the weight of the water from firefighters
    •    Debris removal and disposal
    •    Decontamination
    •   Smoke damage and soot cleanup – using the correct chemicals for the type of soot involved.
    •    Deodorizing
    •    Move out services – the contents of the home may need to be removed to our warehouses for cleaning and restoration
    •    Restoration and cleaning of furniture, drapery, and personal items if possible.

Understanding the Levels of Fire Damage

Every fire is different, and the extent of the fire will determine what takes place. Smaller contained fires are going to require much less fire restoration services than a fire that spreads throughout the home. Understanding the three main types of fire can help you grasp what may get done in your home.

    •    Minor Fire Damage – Smoke residue is contained in a small area. Light to moderate soot damage. Dry and wet cleaning techniques can get used. Minimal replacement of items. Repainting may not even be required.
    •    Medium Fire Damage – Smoke residue is moderate. Repainting may be needed. A higher level of things may need replacing. Heat damage is present in drywall and cabinets. Deodorizing takes place as the smell of smoke is much stronger. More wet cleaning happens.
    •    Major Fire Damage– Severe damage is present Structural repairs are needed. Smoke residues spread through the home. Premises may need boarding up. Debris removal is necessary. Content move out is required.

Technicians That Bring Expertise, Training and Care to the Job

Our Green Team knows the pressure and stress you are undergoing. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited, and fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) work with your situation to reduce that stress. There is no need for a long list of different contractors for each type of job. We are a full spectrum company that can provide:

    •    Fire mitigation
    •    Water damage services
    •    Remediation
    •    Restoration
    •    Licensed reconstruction

The fear of not knowing what needs to happen can be crippling. That is why understanding what may need to take place in your home is essential. There are no surprises from SERVPRO's techs. We keep you informed of the process from beginning to end. The training provided to the technicians is intensive and ongoing. We give your home the care we would give our own.

SERVPRO is There for You

We not only provide fire damage services that mean you only need one company to take care of everything, but we are available whenever a crisis arises. You can call us any time of day or night twenty-four hours a day. Our emergency team will be on its way to you ASAP once we receive your call.

Life can be stressful on a daily basis. Throw a disaster like a fire in the mix, and it can be overwhelming. We understand that and make it our goal to get you back to the little stresses of life as quickly as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for expert fire damage service. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How Do I Know My Home is Safe After a Flood in Milford?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Flood Restoration Specialists in Milford Conduct a Hazard Assessment Before Performing Work

After a flood in your Milford home, one of the first considerations is that of safety. You want to make sure your home does not present any impending danger for your family. Our technicians assess the damage and potential hazards so that they can best restore your home to preloss conditions. Our technicians strive to create a safe and healthy structure while they work on your home.

How Do SERVPRO Technicians Address Hazards?

The very nature of flood damage in Milford presents hazardous conditions. Excess water can create slip and fall conditions at the least, and structural damage at the worst. It is essential to keep both workers and occupants safe during restoration work. Our IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) specialists use their knowledge and expertise to safely remove excess water through extraction, drying, and dehumidification.

What Are Some Common Solutions to Hazards After a Flood?

    •    Floodwater is contaminated black (level 3) water that can present health risks. Technicians safely extract and dispose of the water according to local regulations while wearing appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
    •    Water can create electrical hazards; technicians make sure electrical equipment is unaffected and not impacted before using electricity, disconnecting when necessary.
    •    Technicians address overhead or inadequate lighting hazards by creating an engineering solution. They can remove the overhead materials causing potential danger or bring in temporary lighting.

Flooding dangers are not always predictable and can pose an immediate threat. Our emergency response specialists are available 24/7 so that we can begin work as quickly as possible and eliminate potential issues before they occur. For assistance, Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Why Should I Agree to a Pack-Out of My Amherst Home After a Fire?

6/14/2020 (Permalink)

blue wooden home with the roof burned away Our SERVPRO technicians will quickly assess and remediate your fire damaged home. Contact our experts right away.

Professional Pack-Outs Managed by SERVPRO Significantly Improve the Outcomes for Fire Damaged Amherst Residences and the Contents of the Homes

The aftermath of an Amherst household fire is hectic at best and often devastating for you and your family. Understandably, you feel panicked and out of control. When the restoration company you choose suggests a pack-out of most or all of your furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions, you might feel unsure, unwilling to allow what feels like an even more intense disrupting of your life.

What Is the Point of a Pack-Out?

Choosing pursuit of a partial or complete pack-out of the movable property in your fire damaged Amherst home has positive outcomes for both the items moved and the spaces cleared in your dwelling.

How Does a Pack Out Benefit the Items Moved?

  • The articles packed up and transported away from the fire damaged spaces in Amherst avoid additional harm from firefighting water and soot deposit.
  • Our home contents specialists assess the damage to each item and make recommendations based on our fire damage restoration resources, preventing you from the expense and emotional loss of discarding possessions we safely can bring back to function and appearance. 
  • Your possessions are safe and secure in a climate-controlled storage area after restoration. The system we use to track the items allows us to locate and return individual items as you need them.

How Does a Pack Out Streamline Mitigation and Remediation Efforts in Your Home?

  • Removal of furniture and personal possessions allows our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) and Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) to focus on structural components and fixtures damaged by the fire.
  • Moving out water and soot damaged items reduces the moisture, residue, and odor load in your home, increasing the effectiveness of the interventions our on-site technicians employ to manage these issues.  

What Safeguards Are in Place to Account for Packed Out Articles?

Our crew uses the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to inventory and track your packed out property. Using a combination of written lists, barcoding technology, and digital photography, our move out specialists memorialize each item as we pack it carefully. Technicians use protective wrap on large pieces and sturdy boxes for loose, smaller articles. We encourage you to identify the things you might need returned as soon as possible after processing rather than when your home is ready to pack back, such as:

  • Particular types of clothing
  • Books and paperwork
  • Electronics
  • Tools and equipment
  • Treasured items, such as a child's favorite toy or blanket

What Happens During Processing of Fire Damaged Contents?

Every item is considered individually as its needs can vary from other damaged articles. Our employees assess each piece of packed out property to determine:

  • Characteristics of its materials--solid, permeable, washable, dry cleanable, colorfastness
  • Condition--previous damage, soil levels, moisture levels, noticeable odors
  • Types of soiling--oil-based, water-based
  • Evidence of mold, mildew, other microbial growth

We choose cleaning products and methods on an individualized basis, using our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training and experience:

  • Technicians pre-test the efficacy of the selected product and method.
  • If pre-testing indicates the approach chosen is successful, we proceed to clean, dry, disinfect, and deodorize the items.
  • After processing, the items are packed and stored securely, awaiting the completion of on-site fire damage remediation at your home.

Does SERVPRO Help with Insurance Claims?

Many insurance companies suggest working with a reliable and reputable fire damage restoration company, and you might select us because of a recommendation from your carrier. Our CCIS provides a dynamic written and digital record for the packed-out property. The professional assessment our employees complete and updates recorded outline whether chosen interventions succeed in returning contents to preloss condition. This information forms the basis for your claims' coverage. Our documentation supports your requests for restoration compensation or replacement if we cannot restore an item to previous functionality.

Who Takes Responsibility for Reuniting the Processed Contents with My Fire Damage Restored Home?

Our CCIS protocol includes a professional pack back of your property when your dwelling is ready. The same care used when we moved items to our production facility makes the move back respectful and comprehensive. We appreciate how stressful the aftermath of a household fire feels and make every effort to streamline the process for you and your family as you return to your restored abode.

The team at SERVPRO of Merrimack is ready to muster all our resources to transform your home and its contents to "Like it never even happened." Call us at (603) 262-9293 to begin the partnership with our experts that returns normalcy to your life after fire damage.

Are the Disinfection Measures Enough?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

close up of virus cells on a red background Cleaning and sanitizing are both keys to helping stop the spread of viruses.

Let’s consider grocery stores in Merrimack and throughout New Hampshire. They’re open as an essential service company. We can easily understand how frequent cleaning and disinfection throughout the store and its equipment are so very important to the health of employees and customers alike. Good news -- recent statistics indicate that preventative cleaning and disinfection are having a positive impact. By the way, when you shop at a store, be sure to practice social distancing.

Professional Cleaning Offers an Advantage

The SERVPRO team can help any business that remains open, by performing supplemental cleaning in Merrimack and using commercial equipment to apply hospital-grade disinfectants. 

 How can SERVPRO of Merrimack help to make cleaning more efficient?

  • Specific strategies for each location,
  • Flexibility with work schedule
  • Experienced in CDC, EPA, OSHA protocols
  • Workforce to complete a project of any size

Our SERVPRO of Merrimack team is available to discuss your needs. Give us a call today at (603) 262-9293.

DISCLAIMER. Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Merrimack, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Merrimack today at (603) 262-9293 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Can I Afford the Cost of Restoration?

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO works with you and your Insurance company.

Once homeowners get over the initial shock of finding a water leak in their home, most begin to worry about the cost of restoration. How much are the restoration and repairs going to cost? Can their budget afford it? Can they cut any corners? Does their homeowner's insurance cover everything? These and other questions can quickly overwhelm people.

SERVPRO provides water damage services in Merrimack, as well as restoration and repair  and surrounding areas. We have been providing water damage services for many years. Our experience and technical certifications, combined with 24/7 availability and 4-hour response times, are aimed at mitigating the damage and controlling the total cost of recovery. There may be an additional cost and even health issues if homeowners do not take the proper steps to remove all moisture from their homes.

Making Informed Decisions

One of the first actions our crew chief takes upon arriving at your home is to complete an assessment of the damage. We make sure that the source of the water is under control, and we develop a plan to remove standing water, remove the moisture, and lower the humidity. If repairs are required, these can also be discussed with the homeowner and the insurance company adjuster. We prepare an estimate of the cost to complete all of this work.

Homeowners can quickly decide in conjunction with the insurance adjuster what action should be undertaken. Note that it is essential to act quickly to avoid long term damage to floors such as hardwood floors and also the growth of mold and mildew in your home. SERVPRO can deploy a team of people within hours of the initial leak to mitigate the damage.

Homeowners without insurance coverage must carefully decide what action to take. Delays or taking no action at all can lead to costly damage more significant than the initial cleanup and drying. Hardwood flooring can cup, crown, or crack, leading to total replacement. Cabinet structures may swell, become unsightly, and lose structural integrity. Worst of all, mold infestations may appear, leading to structural damage, health issues, and very unsightly looking conditions. All of these conditions can be much costlier to repair. SERVPRO can help homeowners understand these issues and make appropriate decisions for their situation.

Call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Mt Vernon, Amherst, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Why Is Standing Water a Concern for My Merrimack Home?

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used in water damaged room When water invades your home, SERVPRO to the rescue! We know how to dry and restore your water damaged home.

Our SERVPRO Professionals Can Help to Remove Standing Water and Dry Your House Before Irreparable Damage Occurs

Following a flood or substantial water loss that could occur in your house, it is crucial to focus on removing standing water first. As much of a priority as this should be, many homeowners are ill-prepared for this mitigation step. To successfully achieve the removal of standing water in your Merrimack house, it involves the union of sophisticated extraction tools and experienced restoration technicians. 

Water removal for Merrimack homes involves the use of multiple extraction tools in our inventory. Finding the right tool for a specific job is a determination made during the scoping of the work to get done. During this initial phase that precedes mitigation, our crew chief and project manager can work with the customer to determine pre-existing conditions, the extent of the damage, and the most efficient extraction and drying solutions available. 

What Are the Main Risks of Standing Water in My Home?  

Standing water is an underappreciated threat to your home. Pooling water, regardless of its depth, can have destructive effects unexposed materials, contents, and other susceptible items. Addressing standing water first can help too limited some of the damaging effects that could take place, including: 

Structural Weaknesses  

Overexposure to standing water over extended periods can lead to a weakening of construction materials in your home. It is essential to note which materials might be deteriorating and highly saturated after water exposure. Saturation can make materials much more massive, which tests the limitations of fasteners like drywall screws and nails.


The movement of water throughout your home after a water loss incident can be a challenge to identify adequately. Getting ahead of this migration is vital, as it can limit how many materials and contents in your home become exposed to damage.


Much like heavier saturations can deteriorate materials like drywall, over saturation of materials like carpeting and wood flooring can lead to specific problems of their own. With prolonged exposure, water can penetrate the surface layer of carpeting, affecting both the padding underneath this layer and even penetrate the subflooring.

Excessive Demolition 

It is consistently a priority of our SERVPRO team to limit controlled demolition and later reconstruction of your damaged home. The fast response when the extraction is needed can help to mitigate the water loss event in Merrimack  and prevent unnecessary demolition when possible. 

How Can SERVPRO Remove Pooling Water?  

As briefly mentioned, the focus of our responding technicians is removing standing water from damaged areas of your home as soon as possible. Our team can go about this in several ways, and it varies based on the severity of the damage, the location of the standing water, and its depth. We have multiple tools to help in this regard, but the most commonly used are: 

  • Submersible pumps
  • Wet vacuums
  • Squeegee wands 

What Happens to Water-Damaged Items in My House?  

Content management is another vital aspect of the immediate work that we can do when we arrive at a water damaged house. By assessing the water damage to your personal property, we can make real-time drying decisions and recovery choices based on what these items need. In many situations, there are upwards of three primary categories the content recovery can fall into, including:

On-Site Relocation

Relocating items in a house to a safer area within the structure can be the most efficient method of protecting your belongings when no other damage is present. This solution is only suitable when no other physical damage is identifiable on the individual items.


Cleaning up individual belongings might seem like a tedious approach, but it can help to reduce out-of-pocket expenses for our customers. By drying and surface cleaning damaged items in the house, we can have items better prepared for replacement in the home following the completion of restoration and mitigation phases.

Off-Site Recovery 

In some situations, on-site recovery is not feasible. If more intricate cleaning and restoration are necessary, items can get relocated to our nearby SERVPRO facility for the attention they need. 

How Fast is Drying After Water Removal?  

While our team has much experience and training in drying sciences, there are too many variables to say with certainty how long drying processes typically take. We must determine where moisture exists and utilize our advanced tools to remove it from the house as quickly as possible. With equipment like high-velocity air movers and positive pressure systems, we can get you back in your home quickly after a loss incident. 

Water loss incidents can be a challenge to overcome, even for experienced restoration technicians like our SERVPRO of Merrimack professionals. Give us a call anytime that we can help with our sophisticated equipment and experienced technicians. We are ready 24/7 at (603) 262-9293.

What is the Best Way to Restore Fire Damaged Cabinets in Merrimack?

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

pan on stove beginning to catch on fire Kitchen fires happen quickly and are devastating. Call SERVPRO for fast, effective remediation.

Cabinet Restoration for Kitchen Fire Damage in your Merrimack Home

Leaving a stove unattended in your kitchen can be a prime cause of house fire. High temperatures can result in animal fats or other forms of grease to ignite, resulting in rapid naked flames, which can damage both the stove as well as the immediate surrounding area. Often you may see severe blackening on the ceiling directly above the stove as well as soot or smoke residues on cabinets. Since hot smokes seek out cooler areas, there is a strong chance that interior cabinets may become soiled with smoke damages.

The impact of kitchen fire damage in your Merrimack home is likely to concentrate on appliances and fittings in the immediate vicinity. Removing these soots can be tricky without the requisite experience in dealing with different types of material and different types of smoke. Heat and pressure may also wear away finishes both on appliances and cabinet. These can then expose surfaces to soots, which can become ingrained. SERVPRO technicians recommend that homeowners not repair, clean, or restore the surfaces and walls before an inspection by professionals.

While SERVPRO promise to arrive on-site within four hours of notification of loss, many homeowners may attempt to repair some damages themselves. We recommend that you lay down any protective sheeting like tarpaulin or old bed linen on surfaces and floors in the affected area. This process can help to prevent falling soots from causing damage. Minimizing foot traffic in the affected area may also be a useful consideration for homeowners while awaiting professional assistance.

In performing kitchen fire damage restoration, the first task of our restorers is to decide which items are salvageable and which are not. The outer layers of your cabinets may become charred beyond repair, in which case SERVPRO technicians may need to remove and dispose of the offending areas. Other aspects of a fitting may respond well to restoration. SERVPRO technicians can use sandblasting equipment to remove surface layers and embedded soots before re-finishing the surface appropriately. We always conduct pre-testing of materials before cleaning solutions, or other chemicals are applied to avoid causing further harm.

Kitchen restorations can be challenging without an in-depth knowledge of how to restore without risking further harm. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

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When Water Damage Causes Water Growth in Merrimack

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Water damaged wall and floor. Mold growing on floor. Unchecked water damage can lead to mold growth. Inspect your home often for water leaks.

Water Damage Merrimack – Avoiding Mold Growth

Whenever water penetrates the structure of a home around windows and doors or perhaps there is a water leak, insufficient drying can lead to the growth of mold infestations. Mold spores are constantly in the air. Mold spores prefer warm moist conditions where there are lots of food sources typically found in homes.

SERVPRO has been providing water damage mitigation and recovery for Merrimack and surrounding areas for several decades. We  train our technicians to thoroughly dry the contents and structure of your home every time there is a water event. SERVPRO knows how important it is to limit moisture hot spots that can provide a perfect set of conditions for mold growth. We are available on a 24 hour / 7-day basis and usually on-site in less than four hours from the initial call.

Moisture and Mold

Initially, most consumers are concerned about the damage a water leak is doing to their carpets, their flooring, and exposed contents. Many attempts to dry their home themselves only to find a few days later, mold growing on surfaces within their home. Mold spores can develop high concentrations in a moist environment and cause health effects for many people with existing respiratory problems.

SERVPRO investigates all potential areas of your home to ensure that we return all moisture and humidity to normal levels. We use water extractors on carpeting, and utilize air movers to blow air under carpets, inside walls, and around furniture. The air absorbs moisture, which is then removed by dehumidifiers placed in your home.

We also check any areas where water may have seeped. For example, under the kitchen or laundry room cupboards, inside walls behind baseboards are checked using moisture meters. If we find significant moisture inside walls, we may drill holes in the walls near the floor to circulate air or make a flood cut to remove water and moisture inside the wall.

SERVPRO ensures that all areas of your home are dried before we leave. We also have contractor services available to help complete any repairs that are needed and avoid unnecessary delays.

Call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Milford, Amherst, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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The Real Truth Behind Storm Damage Remediation Services in Merrimack

2/29/2020 (Permalink)

flooded home living room with couch The rate at which flooding affects your home can be quite overwhelming. Contact our certified technicians for effective water removal efforts.

Weather the Storm When Esporta Cleans Your Soft Contents in Merrimack

Storm damage comes to one of its crescendos during the spring and early summer in Merrimack. Torrential rains, high winds, and even the risk of tornadoes can be on tap. Toppled trees and utility poles break windows and doors, punching holes in siding. Roof and gutter damage can direct significant quantities of water into your residence, saturating contents, as well as structural components. 

Are Your Stored Items Vulnerable to Storm Damage?

It is impossible to predict what spaces inside your home can suffer from storm activity. No matter how diligently you try to shield contents, water has a way of migrating into unexpected places. Although you might rue your choice to store seasonal clothing, linens, sports equipment, and treasured personal belongings in attics or basements because of rainwater damage, we offer hope in Merrimack. Storm damage to soft contents cleans up when Esporta washing system technology is available.

Power Outages Can Increase the Potential for Secondary Damage

Any water making its way into containers can feed opportunistic mold spores, quickly growing into colonies that infest the stored materials. Textiles, padding, and even leather items provide a perfect surface and food source for various molds and mildews. After severe storms, complications like the shutdown of the electrical grid can accelerate cumulative soft content damage. HVAC systems grind to a halt, permitting humidity levels inside your home to rise. SERVPRO technicians learn that high humidity levels alone are enough to support mold growth, proven by opening a storage box or sports equipment bag to the smell of the telltale musty aroma. Exsporta’s pedigree is in smelly sports equipment cleanup. This lineage translates directly to efficient post-storm cleanup.

Computerized Application Avoids Errors

Our Esporta technicians receive advanced training in the proper operation of this unique soft content cleaner from the manufacturer. Various types of soft contents match up with specific temperature, time, and detergent additive recipes, all entered into the washing system’s digital keypad. The low alkaline detergents plus the innovative hydraulic action remove mold and odors, delivering SERVPRO’s customers an impressive “food grade” level of clean. Rather than bagging up thousands of dollars of possessions for the landfill, we return 90 percent of storm-damaged soft contents to you, clean, dry, and odor-free.

SERVPRO of Merrimack increased the odds for soft content cleaning success with our investment in the Esporta. After the storm passes, call us at (603) 262-9293 to access this remarkable washing system for your loss.

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We Get You Back In Business In Merrimack After A Flood

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

A ceiling caving in from flood damage Torrential rains can cause water to leak into your home causing significant damage after a storm. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Commercial Flood Damage Repair In Merrimack May Include Carpet Cleaning

If a big snowstorm hits the Merrimack area this winter, your construction company's office could suffer. When snow from the storm starts to melt it can turn into liquid H2O and find its way into your building, possibly causing you extensive commercial flood damage. Once your building materials and the contents inside your office get wet or saturated, problems can take place.

During a commercial flood damage project in Merrimack, moisture could have entered from the lower door seals after the snow melts. If this ever occurs, your carpets could get negatively affected. If your carpeting inside your business's office gets saturated, it could start to delaminate and have to be removed and replaced. In other situations, we can save your floors by extracting them and setting up drying equipment to remove all of the moisture.

Once the flood damage restoration work has been completed, professional restoration companies such as SERVPRO end the process with a final clean that can include various carpet cleaning methods. After your carpeting in your construction office gets wet, it can attract soils to it. Carpets can also get stained by dirt being in the water that entered from the outdoors.

When cleaning carpets after other restoration steps are complete, our SERVPRO technicians can start by moving all of the furniture within affected areas. For example, the chairs and desks inside your office may have to be moved if the carpets underneath them got wet and soiled. Next, we vacuum the entire area that we are planning on cleaning. Vacuuming can help remove dry soils that are on the surface of the carpet, such as sand, hair, or carpet fibers.

Once the furniture gets moved, and the area gets vacuumed, we then pre-treat areas that contain stains or high traffic areas with industrially specialized solutions. In some cases, this can involve scrubbing the stain with a brush and allowing the chemical time to set before cleaning. Next, we can begin the cleaning process using a carpet and upholstery detergent with a steam cleaner. After cleaning the area, we then run the machine on the carpets again with a rinse solution.

If you ever need professional help with your construction office after your building materials get wet, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 24/7. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Enhanced Success of Commercial Contents Fire Cleanup with Esporta System's Advanced Technology

2/8/2020 (Permalink)

"Come in we are open" sign We will you get back to business as usual. Call us anytime at (603) 262-9293.

Commercial Fire Cleanup and Restoration In Merrimack

When a fire damages the interior of your Merrimack, Amherst, Milford, or Mt. Vernon multi-use commercial building, the aftermath feels overwhelming. Your own enterprise’s space and contents suffer smoke and soot damage as do the retail, restaurant, and office space you rent to other businesses. Fortunately, structural cleaning and deodorizing in the 21st century is a highly-developed and continuously improving process, our team rapidly clearing away soiling and odors from most building materials and surfaces to reinvigorate your business.

Contents Cleaning Evolves

Similar cleaning success with the many soft items among the smoke and soot-damaged contents of your flagship location in the past was less certain. With a heavy heart, you might have agreed to send the banquette cushions, wall hangings, window coverings, table linens, and other soft contents of your destination restaurant to the landfill. Before you relinquish the custom-made decor that defines your bistro’s ambiance, consider this. We impressively improved the odds of favorable outcomes for commercial soft contents fire cleanup in Esporta with our investment, the premier textile restoration system available to the disaster recovery industry. 

Esporta Represents a Soft Contents Cleaning Revolution

Unlike a traditional industrial washing machine, Esporta’s design holds soiled items stable during processing, reducing incidental and friction-based damage. Specially formulated cleaning additives are phosphate-free and highly efficient, using half the water of conventional equipment to deliver 90 percent of soft contents back to pre-smoke and soot loss appearance and function. The innovative system arrives at these remarkable results through a computer-controlled, multi-stage process. It employs a combination of hydraulic action and environmentally friendly detergents to restore items to Food Grade Clean, removing 99 percent of contaminants.

Fire Damage Includes Water Loss and Bio-Contamination

Extinguishing a fire in your commercial space can leave filthy, Category 3 water, a broad range of toxic residues, and the chance of microbial infestation. The heat and structural damage can cause ruptures of pipes and subsequent backup of waste. The patented Esporta Wash System is scientifically proven to clean not only soot but also the residuals of water damage, food spoilage, sewage, water damage, and biohazards like molds, mildews, and waste-borne pathogens

Firefighting Equipment Esporta Cleaned

The First Responders, our brave FireFighters, are in the thick of things when extinguishing the blaze at your building. The Break-Out Gear that they don for protection against the heat, flames, soot, smoke, and water embeds with this contaminated debris. Many fire stations turn to SERVPRO to periodically Esporta Clean this protective equipment. The benefit of cleaning and sanitizing rather than tossing save our local municipalities expenses and keep our firefighters always looking sharp.

Fast Turnaround

Because we have eliminated the need for subcontractors and intermediaries for specialized soft content cleaning, we control the pricing, process, and speed of completion. Our team of Content Cleaning Technicians (CCT) embraces the Esporta technology, excited for the opportunities opening up to save you and your insurer time and money as we save your business property, one item at a time. 

Give SERVPRO of Merrimack the chance to transform the contents of your fire-damaged business back to “Like it never even happened,” with the cutting-edge Esporta system. Call (603) 262-9293 to explore how we can save your business without discarding thousands of dollars-worth of soiled textiles and other soft items. 

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Proper Drying Can Save Your Water Damaged Home In Merrimack

1/26/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged flooring We know what it takes to make such an incident seem, “Like it never even happened.”

Proper Drying of Your Merrimack Home after Water Damage Can Prevent Further Destruction

A water intrusion problem can destroy most of the structures and contents in your home and hazardous to the health of your family. Dealing with water damage in your property can be a hassle, but SERVPRO can help. We are the restoration experts Merrimack residents turn to when water has penetrated their homes.

Regardless of what has caused water damage in your Merrimack residence, our technicians can provide effective restoration solutions, which include assessing the damage, providing cost estimates, and performing cleanup and repairs. Our team can fix the underlying issue and restore your property to its original condition.

After a water loss incident, the subflooring, baseboards, and drywall, among other surfaces, can absorb water. Both primary and secondary damage can occur when water pools in your home. Primary destruction happens when materials come into contact with water. Secondary damage occurs when materials are exposed to water vapor. Materials that readily absorb water vapor from the air and hold on to it are likelier to sustain secondary water damage. They include upholstery, carpet, and insulation.

To dry affected surfaces, it is necessary to use high-velocity air movers to speed up the release of absorbed water into the air. Dehumidifiers are also required to remove the excess moisture from the air to create conditions for efficient drying and help protect your property. A combination of factors determines the time it takes to dry a property completely. They include:

    •    The location of the water damage
    •    The duration that water sat in a property
    •    Types of affected building materials
    •    Weather conditions

Our SERVPRO team monitors the drying equipment to ensure it achieves the optimal results within the shortest time possible. The drying equipment should remain on for the duration of time it takes to dry the affected materials. If necessary, we can adjust the temperature in your home to the right setting for proper drying conditions. Avoid changing the settings or shutting off the HVAC system because doing so can prolong the drying process.

During the drying process, you may smell unusual odors. Increased humidity and heat can lead to increased smells, which could be emanating from the drying building materials. You should not confuse them with the scent of mold. As humidity levels drop and the drying process continues, the odors often subside on their own. We can also use deodorizers to reduce these effects.

Do not let a water intrusion incident stress you out. Call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for prompt water cleanup and drying services. We know what it takes to make such an incident seem, “Like it never even happened.”

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Why You Really Need SERVPRO’s Expert Technicians When Dealing with Storm Damage in Amherst

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

flooded residential area Quick action on your part after flooding can really pay off! Contact Team SERVPRO immediately for water removal and remediation services.

Getting Over Flood Damage in Amherst 

After a flood, the cleanup tends to be overwhelming, and knowing how to handle the remnants of the floodwater and debris is crucial when it comes to mitigating further damage within your home. As the floodwater recedes, it leaves behind silt and debris, possibly containing disease-causing organisms and potentially dangerous chemical contaminants.  Left unattended, there is potential for extensive damage to the structure of your home and the contents, including deterioration of the drywall and upholstered items. If not dealt with quickly, the microorganisms left behind in the wreckage may also cause future health issues.  

If you find your home with flood damage in Amherst, the certified professionals at SERVPRO are readily available to assist with the post-flood cleanup and restoration process. We understand that cleanup needs to happen in a timely matter to ensure the least amount of damage as possible. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Flood water is considered black water (category 3 water) and is unsanitary. Cleanup and disinfecting after black water contamination requires strict safety precautions and compliance with OSHA standards on workplace safety. Carpet contaminated by black water may need to be replaced, although restoration is the goal for the SERVPRO team. Extra care is taken with any valuable area rugs using a four-step process; cleaning, soaking in biocides to kill dangerous organisms, re-cleaning and then drying the rug. 

Many typical household cleaners are antimicrobial; however, they often do not kill the fungi and bacteria typically found in a flood situation. SERVPRO technicians use specialized cleaners, including phenolic disinfectants and chlorine. The alcohol in phenolic disinfectants ensures effectiveness in killing bacteria and fungi found in floodwater. The bleach in chlorine acts as a germicide against bacteria, viruses, and mold making it a powerful microbial cleaner for use in floodwater. Technicians consider each specific situation when creating a restoration and cleanup plan. 

SERVPRO quickly comes into a flood-damaged home and removes contents from the floor, flood cuts the drywall where necessary to effectively dry the structure, and uses cleaning agents and specialized equipment to clean and dry the storm impacted areas. 

SERVPRO of Merrimack makes it "Like it never even happened." Contact us at: (603) 262-9293 for assistance 24/7.

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Some Warning Signs of Fire Damage Issues in Milford

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

fire and smoke on electric wire plug in indoor, electric short circuit Whether the fire damage stems from an electrical issue or started in a different way, team SERVPRO has you covered.  Call today.

Get The Fire Damage Restoration You Need In Milford

Something that no homeowner expects to happen is a fire, but this is often an unfortunate and tragic event. Few emergencies are as catastrophic and costly as a house fire, but it can help to hire trained professionals to assist with the restoration process. 

To address fire damage in Milford, you can trust our team at SERVPRO. We have trained restoration professionals that work hard to clean the soot and smoke left behind after a fire. Rather than immediately removing your walls and other materials, we formulate a plan to do our best to clean everything using a range of tools, agents, and trusted methods. 

Surface Cleaning

Spraying and wiping most surfaces is often the first order of business when our SERVPRO technicians start the cleanup process. Water or cleaning agents can be used to help break down any fire damage residues that are left behind. Another option is foam cleaning on materials where the color could run, including drapes, curtains, and upholstery. 

Absorption Cleaning

In the event that there are items in the home that are too fragile to be cleaned with water or cleaners that are solvent-based, absorption techniques can be used. SERVPRO technicians put down a layer of fine powder that helps to absorb and pull up residue so that it can be vacuumed away without causing surface damage. The same cleaning powder is also beneficial for use on porous surfaces, including marble, concrete, and brick.

Immersion Cleaning

Whenever fragility or color fastness is not an issue, our technicians can immerse items in an ultrasonic cleaning tank that helps to break down residues for easier removal. This tool uses sound waves to create agitation that forces bubbles over surfaces and throughout woven fabrics. Due to the nature of the immersion cleaning process, it is usually used after all other cleaning methods are exhausted. 

These and other methods are waiting whenever you need help with fire damage restoration. To set a team into action, give us a call at SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. We can send our technicians out to your location as soon as possible to get started.

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How SERVPRO Uses Direct Heat to Help Dry Water Damaged Merrimack Homes

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

significant water damage on ceiling and walls A pipe burst in the ceiling and caused significant damage below. We were able to restore this home and make it, "Like it never even happened."

Direct Heat Benefits Efficient Drying in Merrimack Homes  

During the winter months, Merrimack homes become very susceptible to water loss incidents. In many cases, drops in temperature can expose inadequate insulation on plumbing fixtures. Addressing these concerns as they happen can often fall to the fast response and reliable results of our SERVPRO team. We have effective practices for efficient drying after water losses, and choosing these strategies can save our customers time and money.  

Specific tools available in our arsenal help to maximize drying and evaporative efforts against water damage in Merrimack homes. Electric heaters are vital to drying and restoration, especially in the worst of the winter months. There are multiple benefits to the use of direct heating functions that can get positioned at specific surfaces, fixtures, and structural elements.  

One of the first advantages of the use of direct electric heating units is the impact that these devices can have on the surfaces. With substantial water loss incidents like bursting pipes in the winter months, heating units can increase the temperature of specific positions on the saturated materials to speed up the drying process. Warmer temperatures promote faster evaporation of trapped moisture and water.  

Portable electric heaters also present the ability to help make the house more comfortable for our customers or our technicians throughout the restoration process. Harsh winter conditions can disable power to properties, which can lead to pipes bursting from dropping indoor temperatures. Our SERVPRO team can provide a trailered generator to utilize portable power to dry your home and heat it throughout this challenging time. Because these larger generators can provide substantial power, we can run larger heating units for the house along with direct electric heaters to increase drying productivity.  

The winter months can often spell disaster for many area homes falling susceptible to cold snaps that can freeze and burst water lines. Our SERVPRO of Merrimack team has sophisticated equipment and technologies to help maximize drying efforts and make water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (603) 262-9293. 

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Are Sump Pumps the Best for Damage in a Merrimack Store?

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

Wood counter of a store with the store shelves in the background. Water damage is nothing to play with, SERVPRO will walk you through every bit of the damage.

Let SERVPRO break down what your Merrimack store needs after water damage.

With a sprawling commercial property like a department store in Merrimack, substantial water loss incidents can quickly spread to affect a wide area of the building. As troublesome as this might seem, fast response to the emergency can limit the irreparable effect on your stock in the store and the possibility of restoring flooring and other shelving fixtures rather than tearing them out and letting our general contractors replace them. 

Many extraction tools can help in interior flooding scenarios where water removal for Merrimack department stores is vital. We strive to provide the best equipment for every disaster, and in many cases, the ideal tool for standing water loss incidents in your store is electric portable submersible pumps. These lightweight units boast a quiet, continual draw of standing water to a designated discharge point, allowing our SERVPRO team to gain control of a widespread water loss emergency effectively. However, sump pumps might not always be the best – or only – extraction equipment necessary to get the job done. 


While you can look to sump pumps to be a reliable option for any depth above two inches, even this small depth can still leave a substantial amount of water that air movers and dehumidifiers could spend weeks attempting to dry out. Instead, once down to the level where sump pumps can lose their prime, our SERVPRO technicians can switch to wet-vacs and light wands to remove the rest of the surface water. 


While standing water, in general, can be addressed by the portable electric pump, oversaturation of carpeting in the primary shopping areas of your store cannot get absorbed by this popular option. Instead, our professionals utilize weighted ride-on extraction units that can move consistently through the area. This approach is even more effective if our team can move racks of clothing, standalone shelves, and tables to other unaffected areas of the store to allow unhindered access for moisture removal.  

Your department store can need many things to look and feel like it did before the water loss incident, and our SERVPRO of Merrimack team is here to help. We have sophisticated equipment and drying tools to make water losses “Like it never even happened” when you call (603) 262-9293.

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We Are Available Day Or Night In Amherst

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying equipment drying the floors in this home Water damage effected the unfinished ceiling and insulation puddling to the basement concrete floor. We had the drying equipment necessary.

Quick, Effective, and Friendly Local Amherst Water Removal Services

Many potential situations could happen in your Amherst home that may lead to needing professional water removal services. It is nothing to be ashamed of; it happens to many people every day. Accidents happen. What is important is how you quickly you can respond to the water damage. After all, it is imperative to clean up a spill of any kind swiftly to avoid future problems. 

Imagine a scenario where the sink in your bathroom suddenly begins to leak and leaves your home in desperate need of local Amherst water removal services. It is essential to know where the water shut-off is in your home, in case a situation like this was ever to occur. Imagine how much worse the standing water in your bathroom would be if it took you significant time to turn off the water. 

Promptly calling for professional help is also important to prevent other problems from occurring, such as the growth of a mold colony. At SERVPRO, we understand how imperative it is to arrive at your home in a timely manner. For this reason, we can gather a team of our highly certified water damage restoration technicians (WRT) and send them to your location as quickly as possible. Our technicians use advanced equipment and can walk you through the process of remediation step by step, keeping you informed the entire time we work in your home. 

Once inside of your home, our SERVPRO WRT could quickly bring wet/dry vacuums and extractors to your bathroom to clean up the standing water damage. You may think that our job might be done once the puddle is gone, but that isn't necessarily true. To help ensure that water damage doesn't set in, SERVPRO can use dehumidifiers, heaters, and air movers to ensure that any excess moisture in your bathroom is removed, especially from the floor tiles. Once finished, we can return your bathroom to you, "Like it never even happened." 

If an accident leaves your home in need of water removal services, never wait. Reach out for SERVPRO of Merrimack by calling (603) 262-9293. No matter the time of day or night, we're ready to help. 

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Become Familiar With Signs of Merrimack Flood Damage

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

frozen vertical copper pipes When pipes freeze and burst, sometimes the damage is hidden behind walls until it’s evident. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Cleaning Up After Frozen Pipe Burst Flooding in Merrimack

Even though pipe leaks and bursts that can occur in Merrimack homes is a clean water incident, there are many ways that it can leave your property desperately needing extensive cleaning after drying completes. Reaching the point where cleaning practices can be useful is a challenge in itself, as many steps are necessary, including both the repair of your damaged plumbing lines, the extraction of standing water, and the thorough drying of all affected surfaces and materials.

Because there are instances in which controlled demolition can be more cost-effective than the time it takes to dry out and restore certain materials, frozen pipes flood cleanup in Merrimack homes is not the same from one job to the next. We strive to provide our customers with a comprehensive approach to restoration and recovery, including the repair of their damaged plumbing and any controlled demolition/build back that might be necessary to return a property to preloss condition. Between our SERVPRO water restoration technicians and general contractors, we can effectively make frozen pipe flooding “Like it never even happened.”

Extraction and drying are vital elements to the recovery of a damaged home, and we have numerous tools and technologies that can help in this regard. From our portable sump pumps to our selection of dehumidifiers and air movers capable of drying out affected materials, we can quickly regain control of a devastating situation. Certain materials that can become saturated in the flooding process, however, are challenging to restore with these drying practices. Wood trim and portions of drywall are an excellent example of this.

Cleaning up after interior flooding involves cleaning up the debris that controlled demolition can leave behind, but also the clearing of residues and other films present on exposed surfaces. We have potent cleaning products, including both disinfectants and antimicrobial options, to reduce the promotion of mold or fungal threats.

No matter how quickly frozen water lines can damage your home, our SERVPRO of Merrimack team can help with effective cleaning, drying, and reconstruction efforts. Give us a call anytime you need us at (603) 262-9293.
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Our Certified Technicians Have The Experience To Service Your Amherst Home

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

A wall in a home covered in mold We will restore your home to pre-damage condition, our experts will use advanced mold remediation equipment. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

How We Train for Mold Remediation in Amherst Homes 

Addressing mold growth in your Amherst home should not be something that you leave to chance or to the inexperienced handymen that you might designate for other repairs and upkeep. As tempting as it might be to save yourself some money and work on removing mold colonies yourself, many lack the expertise and extensive training available to our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) obtaining their endorsements through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) 

Choosing among the professional teams in the area might not be as challenging as you might think, as many have built their names on false claims like mold removal instead of mold remediation for Amherst properties. We have an honest approach to the way that we do business, and our SERVPRO professionals cannot and do not remove all mold from your home, because mold spores exist naturally in nearly every environment. These microorganisms only become a threat when dampness feeds these spores and allows them to root themselves into organic materials in the immediate area. 

While the process takes up to 72 hours to complete, mold damage can often go unnoticed in its earliest stages, leaving homeowners contending with a much more substantial situation once colonies eventually get discovered. The education of our technicians involves the best approaches for removing active colonization, including our line of potent antimicrobial solutions, media blasting, sanding, and lastly, controlled demolition. Removing colonization is only part of the solution, however. 

Our technicians must also address the moisture and dampness concerns that allowed for mold organism production in the first place. Between our team of general contractors and our experienced SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), we can provide immediate solutions to dampness and moisture concerns, including plumbing repair, reconstruction, and rapid drying for lingering water loss effects. 

Because our technicians pursue an extensive training and educational path to obtain their AMRT certifications through the IICRC, we can offer a fast, confident, and knowledgeable response when mold gets discovered in your home. You can count on our SERVPRO of Merrimack remediators to help by calling (603) 262-9293.

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Why SERVPRO is the First Choice for Water Cleanup in Amherst Offices

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipmen being used in long hallway We have the equipment and know-how to remove water from your office. Call us today!

Trust SERVPRO When Your Amherst Office Space Needs Water Cleanup Services

A burst pipe could leave several of your Amherst office cubical spaces in dire need of water cleanup services. After all, a flooded office is no ideal space to get your job done. In fact, working is practically impossible.

Getting in touch with local Amherst water cleanup services is imperative for your office for more reasons than just not being able to do any work. Ruined computers and endangered physical files can back up your work for months and leave your clientele with no other choice but to look elsewhere for business. Furthermore, relocating your employees to another office space for a significant time can become quite expensive for your business. When water damage hits your property, quick response times can make the difference for your business, clientele, and employees.

Similarly, here at SERVPRO, we also believe in quick response times. No matter when your business needs our help, we work around your schedule. If the flooding in your office happens at 1 AM, we can be there as soon as possible, and be ready to remediate your property.

SERVPRO can start with removing any unsalvageable material, and we can create a log of lost items as we work to make an insurance claim easier for you. To clean up the water from the broken pipe upstairs, our highly trained technicians could use a few different advanced technological devices. We could use devices such as wet/dry vacuums and extractors to remove the puddled water.

Finally, should there be any water damaged drywall or floorboards, SERVPRO can remove them and dispose of them for you, putting them out for local pickup. We always want to ensure that the structure of your property is as dry as possible, so the chances of mold damage occurrence are meager. Once finished, we could return your office space to you, "Like it never even happened."

Whenever you need professional water cleanup services, never wait for help. Speak with SERVPRO of Merrimack by dialing (603) 262-9293. Day or night, our technicians are ready to keep the damage at bay.

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The Water Damage Remediation Mystery in Amherst Revealed

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged basement with bikes Water damage can quickly affect the structure of your home. Contact our certified SERVPRO team for water removal services.

Debris Removal and Cleaning after Water Loss in Amherst Homes

Structural damage is an unfortunate effect of substantial water loss incidents, and cleaning up these disasters in your Amherst home requires focused techniques. Clearing residues and removing damaged construction materials is a critical component to making loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Our team can identify problematic areas and materials that require replacement during our thorough inspection of the property when we first arrive.

The inspection and assessment of your property can help us to determine the best equipment, personnel, and products for water cleanup in Amherst homes. This assessment helps our SERVPRO professionals to formulate the best recovery plan tailored specifically to your house and the migration of water loss effects.

Saturation is one of the gravest concerns for our professionals, as we must identify the full scope of moisture damage to all affected materials and areas of the property. Lingering dampness can facilitate mold growth and amplify the spread and severity of other hazardous effects that could result from prolonged moisture exposure.

We have a full team of contracting specialists that can work alongside our certified water restorers to begin controlled demolition on affected surfaces throughout your home. From flood cuts in drywall to the removal of saturated carpeting, we have a full division of our SERVPRO team dedicated to safely removing damaged materials and reinstalling. Flood cuts and removed materials allow for more direct access with drying tools like our air movers, dehumidifiers, and the Injecti-Dry System.

Water exposure can leave residues and a film on surfaces that must get addressed, even if the material itself can remain installed. Our technicians have a great line of cleaning products that can remove these residues from surfaces, regardless of the type. We have chlorine-based cleansers for hard material like tile that is unlikely to become discolored by the composition of the cleaner. We also have many botanical-based options that have a more pleasant scent but do not compromise on strength and versatility.

Several steps must happen after a water loss incident to bring your home back to its original condition. Our SERVPRO of Merrimack team has the experience and equipment to handle these steps. Give us a call whenever you need us at (603) 262-9293.

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Three Types of Fire Damage That Affect Homeowners in Milford

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire, smoke and soot damaged contents on dresser Sometimes your treasures can be restored after a fire. Call SERVPRO today!

Things to Take Care of After a Fire Damages Your Milford Property

A fire is devastating, and when it occurs, an immediate response can prevent damage from spreading throughout your home. After a fire loss, you should assess the extent of the damage in the structures and contents of your home. It is also essential to learn if your insurance firm can compensate you for all the relevant destruction.

Fire damage in your Milford home can be of three types. All three kinds of destruction come with their issues, so it is crucial to understand what they are and how they can affect your property.

Flame damage

Various types of flame destruction can occur based on what caused the fire. For instance, an electrical fire can have a different effect on your house when compared to a fire caused by a naked flame like a match or candle. Improper restoration can cause unseen structural damage or hidden electrical problems. SERVPRO has expertise in restoring homes after any fire.

Smoke and soot damage

The destruction that soot causes is long-lasting and may hang around for weeks or months after extinguishing the fire. The smoke scent can linger on different structures in your house, including ceilings, walls, furniture, and flooring. Smoke turns into soot, and it may discolor surfaces in your home. Some smoke residues can cause some surfaces to corrode. Our technicians can wipe off light-colored painted surfaces, plastic surfaces, tops of furniture with finished surfaces, Formica countertops and fiberglass surfaces properly to eliminate residues. We can also use air scrubbers to remove the smoke scent from your home.

3rd party damage

A house fire brings about other vulnerabilities and problems. For instance, the water that firefighters used to extinguish the flames can get absorbed in the drywall, flooring, and carpeting. Our SERVPRO technicians can use infrared cameras to check for hidden moisture and then dry the affected areas. Firefighters often use dry chemicals like sodium bicarbonate, monoammonium phosphate, or potassium bicarbonate to extinguish fires. These can leave a corrosive powder on the affected areas. We can clean up the powder quickly to prevent further damage.

After a fire loss, SERVPRO of Merrimack is ready to help you deal with it. We can work with you to restore your property to normal quickly. Call us today at (603) 262-9293.

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Some Warning Signs of Immediate Flood Damage Remediation Needed in Amherst

9/15/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded basement If your Amherst basement gets flooded you need help. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Beginning the Recovery Process Following Amherst Flooding

In an area positioned between multiple fronts capable of providing strong storm systems that can destroy Amherst properties, residents and business owners in the area must remain vigilant to the possibility of disasters like flooding happening with little warning. Those in lower-lying areas of the region are more at risk for these circumstances, but any property is susceptible under the right conditions. Once the storm has passed, many homeowners return to their properties to begin the tedious task of assessing the damage. 

Before you can address any of the flood damage in Amherst homes following a disaster, you need to follow specific steps. The more that you can familiarize yourself with the process of acquiring professional restoration assistance and working with your insurance company to come to a solution, the less time gets wasted in securing restoration and recovery services for your property. Our SERVPRO team helps customers as much as we help homes, so you can depend on our experience in disaster relief to help you navigate the hurdles in your path. 

As a premier restoration team in the region, we encourage homeowners to contact us directly when they first return to their damaged properties after a flood loss event. Though you might still wish to contact your insurance provider to see what coverage options you have regarding this situation, our team can already be at work mitigating your losses and protecting what structural elements we can. The longer that construction materials remain exposed to standing water and excessive moisture, the more they decay and deteriorate.

Our initial assessment of the property can help to provide your insurance company with the necessary documentation and photographic evidence needed to approve a damage claim you submit. Even when your provider can only cover the costs of specific recovery approaches, they still require this overall assessment and estimation of specific services to approve the filed claim. 

Only re-enter your property after a flood if you are sure it is safe to do so. Many new threats could exist that came in with the rising waters, and structural elements could have become weakened to the point of collapse. No matter how we can help, our SERVPRO of Merrimack team is here for you. Give us a call anytime at (603) 262-9293.

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A Swift Response Is Crucial When Dealing With Fire Damage In Your Amherst Property

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

fire and smoke damage up ceiling after a kitchen fire. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

A Quick Response To Fire Damage In Amherst Helps Contain The Scope And Size Of Property Loss

Fire is unpredictable, and it can strike your Amherst property at any time. Dealing with fire and smoke damage can be an emotionally overwhelming and devastating experience. Fires ruin the things they come into contact with. They also cause secondary destruction from smoke odor, soot residues, and the water used to extinguish the fire. Therefore, you need to clean up your property as soon as you can.

Some problems that can occur if you allow smoke and soot to remain on specific structures and contents of your home include permanent discoloration, staining, and etching. After a fire damages your Amherst property, it is advisable to hire restoration professionals to perform the cleanup since this process can be daunting.  SERVPRO offers fire restoration services around the clock, and we can clean up your property so you can concentrate on recovering from the event. The fire and smoke damage restoration services we offer include:

Structural cleaning
We inset the affected structures to determine the degree of damage and then use specific equipment and cleaning products to clean and protect the different surfaces in your home. We use state of the art cleaning techniques like dry ice blasting, sanding, and HEPA vacuuming.

Contents cleaning
It is possible to salvage and restore many items that a fire has not destroyed directly. We can clean and restore items with smoke damage. Our crew inspects the contents of a house to determine the most appropriate cleaning methods. We provide both dry and wet cleaning.

Most times, we can clean up structures that soot has destroyed. However, in cases of severe charring, demolition is necessary. Our technicians remove the parts of a house that a fire has ruined like flooring, walls, cabinets, and flooring.

Our SERVPRO technicians often use various strategies to remove odors from a home. We can use pairing agents, which are chemicals that combine with odor particles to deal with bad scents. We also use equipment like Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers and hydroxyl generators to eliminate the malodors present in a building.

We itemize and inventory the fire-damaged contents of a house and take them to our facilities for cleaning and restoration. We maintain accuracy when packing, tagging, and listing contents. We bring back the items to a home after the restoration process.

After a fire damage emergency, a fast response is critical. SERVPRO of Merrimack has trained technicians who can respond to your fire loss with compassion and competency. Contact us at (603) 262-9293 for restoration services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Experts Discuss Long Term Solutions For Flooding In Merrimack

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

carpeted room with SERVPRO fans on floor As overwhelming as a flooded basement can be, our SERVPRO of Merrimack can help in many ways to return your home to normal.

Long Term Solutions For Flooding In Merrimack Basements

Basements in Merrimack homes are among the hardest of regions in your house to keep dry, and that can be a frustrating reality for many property owners. Even with waterproofing solutions both in the basement and outside of the blockwork, or the installation of diversion equipment like French drains, it still might be a considerable challenge to keep with subterranean level entirely dry. Worse still, breaches in the blockwork combined with hydrostatic pressures of underground water and moisture can flood your lower level. Even without heavy rainfall, individual homes in the area are at a nearly constant threat for flooding due to shifting underground springs.

Reducing the likelihood of this flooding in Merrimack basements is easier said than done and rarely something that homeowners can adequately handle on their own. While any property owner can apply compounds like hydraulic cement to stop the immediate flow of water, the installation of long-term solutions often demands expertise and experience that our SERVPRO professionals bring to the equation. We identify what your basement area needs to prevent recurrences while other team members work to extract standing water and dry out saturated masonry and concrete.

As a comprehensive team of experts in Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we can work alongside our licensed general contractors to provide a one-stop-shop solution for every phase of recovery your property must endure. Because we can take care of these aspects under one roof, we can save our customers time and money.

From grading the floor for more effective drainage to the installation of permanent fixtures like sump pumps and dehumidifiers, our SERVPRO professionals can help provide long term solutions that can keep this lower level dry. With our specialized equipment to remove standing water and to dry out saturated elements throughout the basement, we can make these loss events "Like it never even happened.”

As overwhelming as a flooded basement can be, our SERVPRO of Merrimack can help in many ways to return your home to normal. We’re here to help. Give our crew a call today at (603) 262-9293.

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SERVPRO, Amherst, Wine, and NO Mold--Our Goal

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Our ERP Protects Your Bodega in Amherst from Mold Damage

Vintage Wine is Great; Mold is Not in an Amherst Property

Amherst has much to offer in terms of entertainment. Regardless of your preferences, you are bound to find a restaurant, performance, or gallery to reflect them. It is also a great place to run a wine business, particularly one with the beautiful landscape of New Hampshire as its backdrop. With just a few personal touches, you can create a welcoming environment mixing good wine with good friends, music, and even art. The key to your success is providing an experience, one that touches every sense and leaves your customers feeling relaxed and happy as they leave your wine shop.

What you do not want in your winery is the smell of mold. Mold remediation in Amherst is not uncommon, given the climate and age of many structures, but you do not need to fall victim to the spread of bacteria and other micro-organisms. Our SERVPRO mold remediation technicians come equipped with the latest industry best practices to eliminate the issue. Relying on a professional crew can help you avoid a reoccurrence and acting fast is essential to a successful process. As soon as you see or smell something irregular, it is time to reach out to our team to take a look and offer their guidance.

Even before mold becomes an issue, you should protect your business by watching the following-

-Humidity. Track the moisture levels in your store and be mindful of any unexplained changes as they may point to a more significant problem. Our SERVPRO crew carries advanced moisture sensors to help you assess proper levels.

-Utilities.  Make sure your utility bill does not point to a potential leak. Even a small constant drip of water can become breeding ground for mold and close attention to your monthly charges can help prevent it.

-Prevention.  Ask your service provider to review air ducts regularly.  This simple task can prevent mold growth when kept clean and in good working order. Ask us about our ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan to ward off potential losses from mold, fire, or water damaging events to your business.

SERVPRO of Merrimack is your guide through the mold remediation process. Just give us a call at (603) 262-9293 and let us leave your wine shop "Like it never even happened."

Our Trained Technicians Are Available 24/7 To Restore Your Milford Home

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

When it comes to fire damage our team has you covered. Our fire damage specialists have the equipment and expertise to handle any size fire.

Understanding Protein-Based Fire Damage Residues in Milford

Protein-based residues can become an issue in the kitchen or another cooking area without visible flames in your Milford home. The greasy film and unpleasant odor develop when anything with protein-rich ingredients is overcooked. Not precisely soot, the coating consists of the substances remaining after the meat, dairy, or eggs burn down to a fine, oily concentrate. Evaporation, not combustion causes the problem.

When the roast or chops went past well-done to charcoal-like, the resulting Milford fire damage looks different from the fine ashy or thick sticky soot of paper or electrical fires. You might think chucking the hardened meat into the garbage and airing out the house is the solution. 

Unfortunately, the evaporative process already sent tiny, oily droplets on air currents. Similarly to a more typical fire, the residues settle on cooler surfaces. If your HVAC system was operating, the oily mist hitches a ride and settles on walls, ceilings, and flat surfaces many rooms or stories away from the ruined meal.

SERVPRO technicians are familiar with this particular type of residue and can help remove it from any surface or item affected in your home by fire damage. The thin, almost invisible, and rancid-smelling debris attaches to many surfaces or materials. Clothing, wallpaper, window coverings, books, and furniture are all fair game for protein-based coatings and their odors.

Delay is not wise because the residues are corrosive and the stench long-lasting. Once you make the connection between the smell and the cooking disaster, SERVPRO crews can inspect all areas of your home. We seek evidence that the burned dinner remnants are now absorbing into porous materials of your home.

SERVPRO Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) are uniquely qualified to work through this challenge. They are trained to match cleaning products, tools, and methods to the residues. Protein-based residues need cleaners that break down the bond between damaged surfaces and the coating. Solvents and abrasive tools or products that have abrasive ingredients, or both, are often helpful.

If the highly-odoriferous protein residues continue to cling and smell despite our efforts, SERVPRO might recommend using specialized paints or coatings to seal the pores of the affected structures. Sealing prevents the odors from continuously vaporizing.

SERVPRO of Merrimack has trained technicians, products, and tools to manage all kinds of fire damage residues. Call us at (603) 262-9293 if an overcooked meal caused surface damage and a noxious smell.

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Merrimack Property Owners Can Benefit from SERVPRO's Commitment to Cleanup and Recovery after a Mishap or Disaster

7/27/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Goes the Extra Mile for a Merrimack Property Cleanup and Restoration Service

Trusting SERVPRO Professionals with Merrimack Restoration Service

We are much more than just a team offering restoration services to Merrimack and its surrounding areas. Our SERVPRO professionals have sought the best approaches to become indispensable to our customers, offering effective and efficient recovery, mitigation, reconstruction, remediation, abatement, and cleaning for any emergency that threatened a property. With decades in the industry, we can offer our clients the experience and confidence that other area businesses cannot replicate or mimic. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and that begins with a full and practical plan to address the most pressing of concerns for our area, like water, fire, mold, and storm loss incidents.

Water Damage Restoration
We know how easily water damage in Merrimack homes and businesses can occur; that is why this is an area where our professionals stay prepared continuously to face and mitigate. With the service vehicles present in our Green Fleet, many of the production trailers remain stocked with a selection of our broad inventory of recovery equipment, tools, and products. This preparedness ensures that whenever disasters occur, our customers are not waiting on our team to get vehicles stocked and ready to roll out.

We have grown over the last few decades to become a premier choice for water loss recovery in the state, and that started with a goal for every restoration and mitigation project: to exceed our customer’s expectations. If we could change things for you, we could improve the reputation of our restoration team throughout the community. While we might specialize in water removal and cleanup for Merrimack homes, we have the experience and the confidence to overcome all of the detrimental effects of these emergencies.

Our technicians have accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying (ASD.) This training not only prepares our crew to overcome the water damage in Merrimack homes, but it also gives the education to utilize necessary tools like portable generators and other equipment when every minute counts.

Fire Cleanup and Debris Removal
Fire is rarely contained naturally, and can continually affect a Merrimack home or business without the proper mitigation strategies occurring quickly. Smoke and odors are particularly detrimental to the building, as they can spread without hindrance until professional restoration and mitigation work have begun. Our SERVPRO professionals have experience in all areas of fire recovery, and with decades of experience under our belt, we can confidently put any customer’s home back on the right track to prompt and thorough restoration.

Our swift response by our Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and Odor Control Technicians (OCT) accredited through the IICRC can get cleaning, air filtering, and deodorization going right away in Merrimack properties. We invest heavily in sophisticated and cutting edge equipment to help in every phase of recovery, including:

-    Hydroxyl Generators
-    Thermal & UV Foggers
-    Negative Air Chambers
-    Ozone Machines
-    HEPA Vacuums
-    Chemical Sponges

As vital as it is to restore fire damage in Merrimack homes and businesses, it is equally critical to address the lingering concerns present with damaged contents removed from the property. We have a full division of content management professionals that can utilize sophisticated equipment in our nearby facility to remove soot and smoke residues, deodorize, and adequately clean damaged items and furniture removed during the pack-out process along with the initial damage assessment.

Mold Remediation
We offer a unique and full-service approach to mold remediation in Merrimack, unlike some other companies and services that you might encounter. These other options might suggest that they can “remove mold,” but these claims are often misleading and false. Our professionals can offer mold remediation, which addresses the specific concerns threatening both your house and its occupants, but does not claim to remove the full presence of mold in your home or wherever colonization might exist.

With more than 20 years working mold remediation, we know how to identify mold damage in Merrimack homes and how to design a response to these emergencies that is specific to your situation. It is this same dedication to our customers that have helped us to have such positive feedback for this service through organizations like the Better Business Bureau in the area.

Our SERVPRO team invests back into the services that we provide so that they become more efficient and productive whenever Merrimack homes and businesses are at risk. From supporting the full line of EPA approved antimicrobial and cleaning products we now use to protect our customers and their pets to our in-house industrial hygienist to test environments and double-check our efforts, we can make mold damage “Like it never even happened.”

Storm Floods, Snow, and Winds
Every part of our storm damage response for Merrimack homes centers on a fast and confident strategy with our competent, IICRC-Certified restoration specialists at the controls. We know how easily severe weather systems can compromise structural integrity, and that is why we have a full-service contracting division that can help with emergency board up and tarping services when needed to prevent further water penetration.

The general contractors on our team specialize in repairs, which is ideal when situations like flooding have occurred that require the reinstallation of removed materials and flooring. While this same division can effectively address full-scale build back and reconstruction, they are well equipped to replace specific materials in your Merrimack home, such as:

-    Hardwood flooring
-    Linoleum
-    Tile
-    Drywall
-    Plumbing

Our ability to handle flooding scenarios is also one of the reasons our storm response professionals are so experienced and stay prepared for severe weather events threatening the Greater Merrimack area. We can roll up to these emergencies with the full line of extraction tools and drying equipment, making short work of saturation and exposed areas. We have a restore before replacing mentality, ensuring that all materials and surfaces get restored entirely on-site when possible.

While we have solutions for every facet of recovery and restoration that your home or business might need, we can help. You can count on the professionalism, experience, and leading equipment of our SERVPRO of Merrimack team. Give us a call anytime at (603) 262-9293.


Preparing Your Commercial Business for a Disaster

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

It is stated that about 50% of commercial business who run into a disaster never reopen after that disaster occurred. SERVPRO of Merrimack wants to help more business stay in business after an emergency happens and be there for support when needed. 

SERVPRO of Merrimack established an Emergency Disaster Program so that when a disaster comes, you will have a blanket of security in times of panic. This is a detailed description of where to go, when to take action and who you can call. An emergency ready profile is vital for your commercial business because a disaster could happen at any moment, and SERVPRO wants to help prepare our customers for any disaster that may come their way. The ERP, or emergency ready profile is a profile that will have all the necessary information you need to handle situations with disasters. No contracts are involved and it is at no cost to you or your business. We locate all the emergency numbers you may need and emergency action checklist for a step by step on what to do in a disaster. We also have provided the necessary utility shut off locations for all the gas, electric, heat, water and other important locations to know and understand how to turn them off. This is vital because in case of emergencies and panic, you may not know how to even shut off the source, which is important because the source needs to be shut off before any action can be done. It will also give you a complete property overview, showing where emergency exits are and where exactly you should leave the property when evacuating. 

Time is of the essence in cases of emergency, so it is important to act fast to eliminate anymore disaster from occurring. By having a plan of action, you can readily be prepared and act in a timely manner, and limit the amount of time you as a company are inactive. Not only does the ERP save you time, but money as well. We obtain all your insurance information so you have it readily available at your convenience as a mobile app also. We have detailed an insurance policy information in your pamphlet to inform our customers what their policy is and what is covered by insurance. It is important to keep in mind, safety first and to account for everyone in the building and make sure everyone is okay before moving on. Things get crazy and hectic and emotions run high when a disaster occurs, so SERVPRO of Merrimack wants to make this as easy as possible for our customers because we understand the hardships you might be going through at that moment. We can offer you all the services in the world to cleanup the damage, but the best service we can offer is helping you be prepared. 

SERVPRO wants the best for our customers and we know the best for them is the Emergency Ready Profile. SERVPRO of Merrimack always has your back when it comes to preparedness and the essentials when dealing with a disaster. 

The Different Forms Of Water Damage That Can Occur In Your Amherst Home

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

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Different Forms Of Water Damage Can Reduce The Value, Safety, And Appearance Of Your Home In Amherst

Living comfortably in your home in Amherst requires routine cleaning and also regular maintenance. Finding small leaks or drips along water lines means making the necessary repairs. Placing a pan or bucket underneath the drip can give you time to find a wrench and other tools, but you should not rely on this for more than a few hours, at most. Receptacles fill quickly, and spills from overflows or a knocked-over bucket can happen.

We want to explain how the different components of a home in Amherst might exhibit water damage or long-term exposure to moisture. Our building services department includes the restoration of flooring, helping save you money and preserve the look of your home.

Depending on the type of flooring, and many homes contain more than one style, water can cause permanent damage to wood floors, as well as tile and linoleum. Drywall, plaster, and paneling dry more quickly in the absence of vapor-barrier paints and wallpapers. Restoring furniture that you have invested in can cost much less than replacing the same pieces.

When wood floors soak up water, they can end up deformed. Crowning happens to wooden boards after water sits on the top and soaks in, swelling the top portion like a sponge. Cupping, on the other hand, comes from water sitting underneath and between the boards, raising their edges. This can lead to someone tripping over the uneven surface, increased accumulation of dirt, and uneven wearing of any carpeting or rugs laid over the area. Slow and steady drying of such floors removes the moisture and significantly decreases how much damage becomes permanent.

Where SERVPRO technicians find saturated or damp walls, we examine the interior for stagnant water, as this can cause a range of issues, including unwanted odors. Draining, when necessary, followed by drying the wall from the interior cavity with our Injectidry system. This can help bypass any vapor barriers that would block drying currents from our air movers. Rapidly drying walls and ceilings can keep damp drywall from falling apart, as well as minimize stains. Paneling generally responds well when dried quickly, with little warping or discoloration.

Upholstered furniture in your home contains more wood than just the visible trim. The frame, hidden inside the upholstered areas, can succumb to water damage by cracking, splitting, or warping. These changes can ruin your furniture and make it unsafe to use. We use drying chambers to ensure even and complete drying of your furnishings. Glossy wooden surfaces often require an application of lemon oil to restore their natural balance and prevent stripping away of the finish.

SERVPRO of Merrimack’s skilled technicians know how to make your home “Like it never even happened” after water damage takes its toll on your property. Call us at (603) 262-9293 for fast and professional service that you can depend on for excellent results.

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Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Fire Damage in Merrimack

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage to your Merrimack home can leave many lingering residues and odors. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Odor Removal in Your Merrimack Home 

While there are many lingering effects after a fire loss incident in Merrimack homes that property owners can overcome with elbow grease and the right focused cleaning efforts, there are other symptoms that ensure that returning a house to preloss condition is a significant challenge. Odor damages, for example, can spread far beyond an ignition source to affect multiple areas of a home, even rooms otherwise unaffected by the disaster. Reducing or eliminating the presence of these harsh scents often requires a higher grade of cleaning agent and units designed for deodorization in the restoration industry. 

When overcoming fire damages in Merrimack homes like lingering odors, SERVPRO professionals like ours must utilize multiple pieces of equipment. The best approach for professional deodorization gets determined by the severity of the condition, the affected materials, and the timeline to protect the rest of the household. While there are multiple units and approaches available to our professionals, the most commonly used by our team are: 

  • Hydroxyl Generators 

These machines utilize both an onboard HEPA filtering system and produce free radicals to break down the molecular structure of foul odors on contact. These units are safe to use around people, pets, and softer materials. 

  • Ozone Machines 

These units (and the larger chambers at SERVPRO facilities) produce a gas comprised of three oxygen atoms. These irregular compounds bond with odor molecules to neutralize them. This practice is not safe to use around humans and pets. 

  • Thermal Foggers 

As you might expect from the name, thermal foggers generate heat which vaporizes a compound the fogger can use. In these applications, the fogging solution is a highly effective deodorization agent. This practice is ideal for open areas and softer materials. 

  • Material Removal/Cleaning

Cleaning can help to noticeably reduce the presence of harsh odors in a fire-damaged area of your home. It is always the last resort of our SERVPRO professionals to allow for material removal and later replacement, and this decision only gets made with areas too severely damaged to preserve. 

While there are some aspects of fire damage that homeowners can address on their own when first responders leave the scene, symptoms like odors pose a much more challenging obstacle to overcome. Let our SERVPRO of Merrimack team help you make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (603) 262-9293.

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Flood Damage Remediation Help for Your Milford Home

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage in Milford can be costly. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Mitigating Loss in Flooded Milford Basements 

With the common construction of basements as the foundational support for Milford homes, it is an area that many local property owners must maintain and manage against a nearly constant threat of moisture or dampness. Additionally, these areas are also the most susceptible when natural flooding occurs and can develop penetration points for pooling exterior water to find a pathway into the basement. Combatting these conditions requires a fast response from competent and qualified restoration specialists. 

There are many different threats when flood damage in Milford basements occurs. The first of these risks that homeowners must contend with is the effect that standing water has on the contents and stored belongings of this area of the house. Many property owners use this lower level as a storage space, and when flooding occurs, all of the belongings and possessions here can become at risk. Many of these objects are irreplaceable and hold sentimental value, so preserving them is vital, and our contents department can address these concerns with our mitigation phase. 

We have a climate-controlled warehouse to store all removed items from a property in the pack-out process that coincides with a thorough inspection and damage assessment of the house. Both damaged and at-risk contents get carefully packed up and transported to our SERVPRO facility nearby for focused cleaning, deodorization, disinfection, drying, and organized storage. 

Mitigating loss in the basement of your home requires more than protecting belongings, however. Many construction materials remain at risk or already have become devastatingly exposed to the standing water, making widespread controlled demolition and reconstruction a necessity. We have a full range of restorative reconstruction services, including drywall installation, and carpet, hardwood, and tile repair. With the right response to the emergency, our SERVPRO general contracting division and technicians work together to make it “Like it never even happened.” 

You might not be able to fully prevent flooding from happening in the basement of your home, but you do have a choice on the team that can help you to set things back to preloss condition. Give our SERVPRO of Merrimack professionals a call today at (603) 262-9293.

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A Primer on How Dry Your Water Damaged Merrimack Home

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

A broken water line caused water to pool on the floor and travel to the subfloor. We used our injectidry system to remove water.

Steps Necessary for Thorough Water Removal in Merrimack 

Water damage happens fast considering a burst plumbing line or a faulty appliance can release gallons of water inside your home in a matter of minutes. When done correctly, water removal can help restore the home to its preloss state. Several processes are necessary to achieve the intended goal.  

Water keeps moving through gravity and other forces once it spills, so thorough water removal in Merrimack is only possible after identifying all wet areas. Scoping the areas affected by spilled water is easier said than done, considering water filters into concealed areas and is absorbed by porous materials. Our Water Restoration Technicians (WTR) from SERVPRO, rely on their training and sophisticated equipment to trace excess moisture and locate wet areas. We check humidity levels inside and outside the structure using thermo-hygrometers. We also have thermal cameras to find wet areas concealed behind walls or other solid materials.  

Various methods can help remove water from a flooded house. Choosing the right method helps expedite the process reducing the impact of the incident. The main removal methods are extraction and evaporation. Each method also has different ways of accomplishing the task. For instance, to ease extraction, our SERVPRO technicians make flood cuts providing easier access to water trapped in wall cavities. We also use a variety of equipment, including portable and truck-mounted water extractors depending on the amount of water we find at the loss site. We also use specialized equipment, including injectidry systems, which help remove water trapped in concealed areas such as subfloors without tearing down overlying materials.  

Water loss incidents drive the humidity levels in a house to levels higher than usual. Humidity levels exceeding 50% not only make it uncomfortable for the occupants but also increase the chances of mold growth. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on advanced equipment such as low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers to extract excess moisture from the air. We also have air movers that help increase the evaporation rate quickening the drying process.  

For proper management of a water loss site, call SERVPRO of Merrimack to help. You can reach us at (603) 262-9293 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How We Dry Out Your Amherst Home After A Water Loss Incident is a priority,

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

After water damage we begin "dry" mopping and add an application of an antimicrobial agent, then the construction crew can start the rebuild.

Water Removal in Amherst Homes Prevents Secondary Damage to the Structure and Contents

Discovering that your home has sustained damage resulting from a water leak can be devastating, and fixing water-damaged structures is expensive. Plumbing issues often cause water damage and that’s why it’s crucial to inspect your home’s plumbing system regularly to ensure there are no issues with pipe joints and hoses.

The effects of water loss can be felt gradually or almost immediately depending on the volume of water involved and how long it sits in a home. To prevent further destruction of the structure and the contents of your home, working with experts who offer water removal services in Amherst is imperative. Drying out your home after a water loss incident is a priority, and SERVPRO franchise professionals can help you achieve this. We can dry your items and home to salvage many possessions and prevent mold infestation and rust.

Water can cause the wooden furniture to get discolored, weaken or swell, or the paint on it to chip. It can also cause electronics to malfunction immediately or even lead to electrical hazards. If electronics like TVs, stereos, microwaves, and computers are exposed to water, we can unplug them, disconnect any backup batteries and remove trip breakers or fuses. Our crew can then remove the electronics from the affected area, use shop vacs to extract stagnant water from the floors and wipe excess water from the electronic equipment. If you suspect that the equipment is ruined, we can contact a competent electronics vendor to test and restore it if possible.

If water has intruded into electronic media like DVDs, and CD-ROMs, our crews can set up a dehumidification chamber to lower the relative humidity to 25%. We can work with companies that clean and repair electronic media. Water may also ruin books and other documents in your home. Our SERVPRO crew can save critical documents from getting lost completely. During water removal we use document drying methods like freezer drying, dehumidification, air drying, and vacuum thermal drying to prevent further destruction and dry the books or documents to the best condition possible.

Following a water loss incident, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 to minimize structural repairs to your home. We offer emergency water damage restoration professionally and promptly, to the satisfaction of our customers. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Rapid Response Will Save Your Amherst Home After A Water Damage Disaster

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water spills can quickly escalate, causing severe harm to the contents and structure of your property.

Using Rapid Water Removal To Mitigate Losses In Your Amherst Home

Water spills can quickly escalate, causing severe harm to the contents and structure of your property. Equally, microbial presence in water can create health concerns for those in the home or lead to more extensive mold remediation requirements further down the line. Acting quickly in the wake of a burst pipe or attic leak is essential to containing potential damages. A professional service with highly trained technicians could help to mitigate losses and avoid expensive replacements.

Requirements for water removal in Amherst can vary depending on the size and scale of the job at hand. However, using local services is useful in any size disaster because they reduce call-out times. SERVPRO has the resources to deal with larger scale restoration as well as minor issues involving water. Our remit is to act quickly to remove moisture from your home and thereby mitigate against costly permanent harm to structure or contents.

Restorers working on a clean water emergency can enter your property, remove debris, possessions and conduct vital safety checks. These checks could include alerting you to loose wiring, weakness in floors or ceiling as well as potential contamination hazards. SERVPRO provides personal protective equipment (PPE) to staff members allowing them to enter a flooded property safely, even where contaminated materials like raw sewage may be present.

A proper drying procedure needs establishing in the advent of a clean water emergency. If large amounts of water have migrated, we may set up smaller drying zones using physical barriers like plastic sheeting. These zones allow us to concentrate our drying efforts resulting in a smarter, more efficient service. Where large quantities of water are present throughout the home, SERVPRO mobilizes submersible gas powered pumps that transport water to nearby open sewer points. Once standing water levels drop below two inches, we can bring in water extraction units for targeted removal of residual moisture and pooling.

Our local service has access to national resources in the restoration of water-related property damages, contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 to arrange service.

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We Have The Equipment To Restore Your Merimack Home After A Water Damage Disaster

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

When water damage hit, our techs expedited the drying process after removing the water by drilling weep holes at the base of the wall.

Ensuring Effective Drying After Water Damage in Your Merrimack Home

Certain appliances in homes increase the risk of water damage. Many homeowners deal with water loss after a refrigerator leaks. This usually occurs when the refrigerator’s defrost drain has a clog or freeze. When this happens, you need to thaw the ice and use hot water to flush your drain.

After discovering water damage in your Merrimack home, it is crucial to hire a professional to remove the water and begin the restoration process within 48 hours. Companies that offer remediation services like SERVPRO can help you prevent excessive destruction and reduce the risk of fungus, mold, and bacteria multiplying in the affected areas.

To dry your home effectively, it is vital to ensure that air is moving naturally by opening windows and doors for better air circulation. You also need to open the cabinet and closet doors to speed up drying. Our technicians can use shop vacs to remove excess water from your home. Some of these vacuums are designed to remove water damage from rugs and carpets. We also use high-speed fans to increase air circulation to expedite drying.

Dehumidifying is the other crucial aspect of the drying process because it helps eliminate water vapor from the air. We have both large and portable dehumidifiers and they are most effective when used in a room with the windows and doors shut to keep humid outdoor air from entering the room. A dehumidifier in a closed room can minimize the relative humidity to a low of 20 percent, meaning that if your home has a wood floor, the dehumidifier can pull moisture from the wood.

Our SERVPRO technicians monitor the drying process closely and establish moisture content goals. We create the normal equilibrium moisture content (EMC) and the dry standard. Our technicians measure the moisture content of the items in the unaffected areas to come up with a dry standard. We can use a moisture meter to check the moisture content of baseboards, walls, ceilings, padding, furniture, subfloors and other water-damaged materials. Our goal is to dry a structure and its contents to make the damage look “Like it never even happened.”

When there is water loss in your home, SERVPRO of Merrimack is ready to assist you in drying the affected areas. Contact us anytime at (603) 262-9293 for prompt restoration services.

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Our Crew Can Restore Your Home In Merrimack To Pre-Damage Condition After A Fire

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Merrimack wants to help ensure your family’s home receives skilled and complete cleanup and restoration after a fire.

After A Fire, SERVPRO Helps Your Family With Cleanup Services In Merrimack

When thick smoke darkens your home in Merrimack during a fire and firefighters douse everything with their hoses, your home becomes an unsafe mess. Smaller fires do much the same thing but in a more concentrated area.

SERVPRO can help you make your home livable again after a fire in Merrimack with their cleanup and restoration services. Our certified employees work in teams in restoring your home. Cleaning of soot-covered elements of your home and your family’s belongings, removal of materials destroyed in the fire, and repainting areas along with the installation of new materials make your home safe again, “Like it never even happened.”

We clean everything according to its composition. Getting the layer of soot off these items means that they no longer risk becoming marred and dull. Some items need a vacuum to remove dry soot, while others need wipe-downs with damp cloths or smaller tools. Some items require more intricate cleaning which we can perform with an ultrasonic bath.

We go through your home and place burned items in bags for disposal. This protects your home, the rest of your belongings, and anyone who comes into contact with the area. When structural components become affected like this, sharps points like nails, screws, other fasteners and even glass can create additional hazards.

Some items may seem too damaged to restore, but if the sentimental value is high, let us know. You know your belongings best, and we want you to experience as little stress as possible while we work on your home’s contents.

After we have removed the water used by firefighters and cleaned up your home, we can begin making the necessary restoration work. We measure the location that new materials must occupy and cut them accordingly. This reduces waste and excess expense. We prime areas slated for repainting, to seal in odor-causing soot and keep it from affecting your home. Flooring cleanup happens first, but new replacements occur last. Making things safe for cleanup work to commence and then waiting until all the work finishes prevent floors from experiencing any of the wear and tear that might make them look less new before your family can enjoy their appearance.

SERVPRO of Merrimack wants to help ensure your family’s home receives skilled and complete cleanup and restoration after a fire. During such a stressful time, we understand your family needs expert assistance from people who care about making this tragedy a thing of the past. Call our crew at (603) 262-9293, so we can help speed up recovery.

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We Can Restore Your Flood Damaged Amherst Basement

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

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Drying Water Damage In Your Amherst Basement

Many Amherst residents combat moisture-ridden basements throughout the year. Some homeowners struggle to keep water penetration through their foundation in check, while others battle with moisture leeching in from the concrete flooring from saturated soil underneath the house. However the problem arises, caring for this situation quickly is essential to prevent damaging situations like mold growth from occurring, which can have devastating effects on the occupants of your home and structural elements like framing, supports, flooring, and drywall.

While many consider drying to be the primary focus for recovering your flood damaged Amherst basement, this is unfortunately only part of the restoration process. Our SERVPRO technicians can work quickly to begin drying out elements like the concrete and blockwork that have allowed moisture penetration but must also determine the source of the damage and find lasting solutions to prevent further exposure once our drying efforts complete.

With penetration through degrading and eroding foundation blockwork, our experienced professionals can apply compounds like hydraulic cement to seal up penetration points. This high-strength solution can resist highly pressurized water penetration to prevent it from getting into the basement at that specific point. Wicking concrete can be more challenging to resolve, and often requires the installation of diversion equipment like sump pumps to direct water away from the basement.

Often many times with basements that are partially or fully underground, preventing water penetration entirely is an endless task. Instead, to keep moisture levels below acceptable parameters for preventing mold growth and other concerns, the installation of a permanent fixture like a dehumidifier might also be advisable. These provide lasting solutions to remove the moisture from the basement consistently enough to prevent degradation of essential structural elements and help to prevent mold colonization in this area.

A wet basement might seem like a common staple to area homes but should get addressed as the serious problem that it can become for homeowners. Give our SERVPRO of Merrimack water restoration specialists a call today for our assistance to dry out your basement and provide solutions to protect your home moving forward. Give us a call today at (603) 262-9293.

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Our Flood Damage Specialists Can Restore Your Merrimack Business

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

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Commercial Flood Damage For Your Merrimack Business

When flooding occurs in Merrimack, many times the focus is on the residents who are displaced, and the damage done to their properties. However, many commercial buildings also suffer. Besides property damage and the possibly displaced employees, flooding in your jewelry store can create a loss of revenue and profits, damage to your inventory, a decrease in production and more.

Since you can’t stop the storms from coming, you should learn what to do to help safeguard your commercial structure in Merrimack from flooding and related losses. When the waters do come rushing in, and your building suffers flood damage, you need to enlist the help of a professional remediation company, such as SERVPRO. Our staff has the tools and training needed to help get your business back to looking the way it was before the flooding.

To protect your business, the first thing to do is to make sure you are covered. Commercial property insurance typically isn’t enough protection against flooding. Look over your policy and think about adding flood insurance.

When we arrive, the SERVPRO staff assesses the damages. In many flooding cases, we can remove merchandise and furniture as needed, such as jewelry and display cases in this case, to an off-site location while we restore the rest of the building. Truck-mounted pumps help us remove as much standing water as we can, then we can proceed with drying and restoring the rest of the building.

If your building is in a flood plain or low-lying area, you could be at a higher risk for flooding than those atop a hill. However, any location can possess vulnerabilities, and you should address any risks your building presents and shield it as much as you can against floods.

Floods aren’t always at record heights, but even small amounts of water getting inside can lead to damage. You can limit the destruction by sealing any weaknesses and cracks in your structure and adding a waterproofing layer to the building itself.

Make a plan as well in case a flood does occur. You can establish an emergency and plan to help protect your property, you and your employees including evacuation routes and offsite backup plans for any critical documents and data.

SERVPRO of Merrimack is always standing by to dry your business building in Amherst, Milford, or Mt. Vernon after flooding. Our crew can be reached whenever you need us by dialing (603) 262-9293, so do please don't hesitate to ask us for help.

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Ready for Summer Rains? SERVPRO is the Go-To for Merrimack Commercial Floods

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Get your SERVPRO ERP today by contacting your team at (603) 262-9293.

SERVPRO Provides Commercial Damage Restoration After Heavy Summer Rains 

Extreme weather is becoming the norm in Merrimack as elsewhere. Warmer weather brings the threat of heavy rains like our area experienced in the recent past. It is better to be prepared than panicked when the water rolls into your commercial building. Now is the time to talk with us about devising a proactive solution to disaster.

Surviving a commercial flood in Merrimack depends on how quickly you line up a reputable water mitigation company. We designed a protocol for business owners and our most experienced project managers to consult before disaster strikes. Taking the time to share information, priorities, and an understanding of how professionals manage a commercial flooding scenario helps limit the eventual damage.

Investigating a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) is an investment in the sustainability of your riverside business. One of our managers visits your site, evaluating how a disaster might impact your property and operations. When we learn ahead of time about your layout, storage methods, essential equipment, and customer needs and expectations, our response in the event of a flood is personalized and optimized.

During the walkthrough of your business, we note the vulnerabilities and strengths of your current set up. Expect the SERVPRO team to make practical recommendations intended to keep flood damage to a minimum. We gain knowledge about items we might choose to pack-out and make recommendations to shield equipment and inventory from significant damage.

You give us the needed details by working through our mobile app. The Profile you build allows you to list priorities, nominate employee-agents to act on your behalf, share information about vendors and contractors who helped you build your infrastructure and systems, and designate SERVPRO as your preferred restoration partner.

If river or flash flooding does occur, you and SERVPRO are up to the challenge. A fast response and comprehensive recovery place you and your business in the best position to get through the trials of commercial flood damage. Your customers and clients maintain their confidence in the products and services you provide during the restoration process.

SERVPRO of Merrimack offers the Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) as a resource for local businesses threatened by flooding risks. Call us at (603) 262-9293 to start the process long before you need the help.

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After A Flood In Your Amherst Home, You Need To Call Our Crew At SERVPRO Immediately!

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Call our crew as soon as possible after the disaster through our 24/7 helpline at (603) 262-9293.

What Your First Two Phone Calls After Flood Damage In Amherst Should Be

You should never wait to call for help after your home in Amherst suffers from flood damage. The faster that both insurance companies and damage mitigation specialists get notified of the problem, the sooner your home can become livable again and the fewer costs you should incur after all damage restorations have been completed. A phone call to each service can get your home and household on the path to recovery faster and with as little trouble as possible.

What To Tell Your Insurance Provider
When you call up your insurance provider to report flood damage to your home in Amherst, you should attempt to be as clear as possible when providing your information and a description of the situation while keeping the conversation brief. A summary of who you are and what happened is all that most companies want to know after a disaster, but if they ask additional questions, try to answer them to the best of your ability. Remember that insurance claims, investigations, and business dealings take time, so you do not need to settle everything on the same night of the disaster.

What To Tell SERVPRO
The moment you place your call, our systems start working to bring you the fastest and most effective response possible for your flood damage incident. To make sure our experts have the best possible understanding of what situation we are about to head into, try to describe in detail what you know happened to your home, and what you think might have happened. If any problems exist that might make the situation unsafe, such as flooded roads or downed power lines, be sure to let our professionals know over the phone, so we can prepare. You should also tell us who provides your insurance so that we can communicate with that company and make sure that all of our damage mitigation services get documented and can be used to make the claims process easier.

SERVPRO of Merrimack can help you control and recover from the effects of flood damage in your home. Call our crew as soon as possible after the disaster through our 24/7 helpline at (603) 262-9293.

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Why Our Professionals Are The Best At Tackling Mold Damage In Amherst

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Our technicians are IICRC certified and can safely remove mold from your home. We are available 24/7 so call us day or night and we will be there.

Skilled IICRC-Certified Technicians for Amherst Home Remediation

The discovery of fungal growth in your Amherst home has many owners turning to the internet for solutions that can save them money and allow them to care for their homes on their own. Unfortunately, with thousands of varieties of mold that could affect your property, solutions that can get found on the internet are not “one-size-fits-all,” which can lead to further structural damages or heightened potential health effects for those exposed in your house.

While professional mold remediation does cost money, it is often the only solution for removing harmful mold growth from your Amherst home and restoring the damages that the organism has caused. This effective approach begins with highly-trained IICRC-certified technicians that you can find on our SERVPRO rapid response team. This extensive training ensures that each of our professionals arriving at your home has the same knowledge and expertise to identify what the situation requires.

With inadequate “mold removal” strategies that you can find on your own, common practices only scratch the surface of the entire organism embedded in surfaces and materials throughout your property. While it might appear as though the work was successful, the organism continues to grow and spread beneath the surface, perpetually eroding and degrading the host material and continuing the potential health effects that result from exposure.

The extensive training that our SERVPRO professionals undergo to obtain their IICRC certifications for mold remediation is just the beginning for our knowledge of effective solutions for your damaged home. Our technicians continue training through ongoing educational opportunities both in-house and online to provide every customer with the most effective and efficient restoration work that their property requires amid a potential disaster like this.

As destructive as mold growth can be in your home, it is not something that you should leave to chance to remove. You can always count on the fast response of our SERVPRO of Merrimack mold remediation technicians. You can reach our team 24/7 by calling (603) 262-9293.

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Are You Building a Fire With Your Merrimack Craft Supplies?

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Hot glue guns and other crafting supplies can cause fires.

When Art Projects Cause Fire Damage, SERVPRO Technicians Remove the Mess from Merrimack Homes

Putting together a project that shows off your creative, artistic side can help build memories with your children while helping them increase fine motor skills. Some can become perfect one-of-a-kind decorations for your Merrimack residence. The different instruments used during the making of these crafts require special handling to keep things safe.  

When your home in Merrimack sustains fire damage because of a glue gun that tipped over or a soldering gun that burned too hot, SERVPRO can help undo the damage and clean everything up for you. The use or nearby storage of flammable liquids used to thin paints or clean brushes, as well as low-temp plastics can make a small blaze violently expand.  

Both tables and floors see a lot of use as spaces where families work on art projects together. Both of these can burn during a fire, as well as become part of the way a tiny fire gets out of hand. When SERVPRO's fire damage specialists mitigate such damage, we know that melted plastics and other substances can mar surfaces if we allow them to remain adhered to surfaces for longer than necessary. We start work as soon as possible to get things clean. Removing melted on arts and crafts products from flooring or other surfaces helps restore your home's interior, but removing the heavy soot generated by synthetic products and containers is also required.  

Your home's contents in the vicinity can once again feel clean and look perfect after a thorough treatment in our ultrasonic equipment. After a quick bath in one of our machines, your beautiful items soon look new. This machine uses a bubbling action, generated by ultrasonic waves, that acts how hydrogen peroxide does when you apply it to a wound. It leaves the finishes such as paint and varnish intact while abrading dust, soiling, and soot.  

We also remove soot from durable, non-porous surfaces in your property, giving all your affected contents and any structures the attention they need to restore your home's interior “Like it never even happened.” When structures become damaged, and beyond restorable, we remove these, also, and ensure the area is ready for the installation of replacement materials.  

SERVPRO of Merrimack understands that building memories within your family is a significant activity that covers many areas. We do not want fire damage to diminish the fun you and your children have, so we work quickly to clean the damage up and remove all traces of what might have been a traumatic event for your family. Call us at (603) 262-9293, so we can help you get things back to how you want them.

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How to Take the Headache out of Water Damage Remediation in Your Merrimack Business

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Keep your patrons loyal to your superb coffee shop by never displaying the closed sign due to water damage. Contact SERVPRO immediately.

Restoring Water Damage that Threatens Your Merrimack Coffee Shop

While it takes a great deal of effort to keep your Merrimack coffee shop moving at the pace of its customers, it can often be the areas you least expect trouble to provide you with a profit halting incident. Facilities like the bathroom are amenities for both your customers and employees to utilize, but this area can also be prone to damage from misuse or vandalism. When fixtures break naturally or get intentionally broken in the bathroom, it is important to begin cleaning up the resulting water loss as promptly as possible.

As your bathroom area is likely primarily tile, water damage in your Merrimack coffee shop can be less widespread with a fast response. Our SERVPRO team is available 24/7 to provide quick mitigation tactics to reduce the penetration of this pooling water through grouted joints in the tile flooring and damage to the drywall also used in the construction of the room.

With a fast response to the situation, our team can begin sopping up the water from the affected areas to reduce the penetration through vulnerable points in the tile. As this flooring material gets designed to be impervious to water, drying solutions beginning from the moment that our SERVPRO team arrives can keep water damage from affecting subflooring and concrete beneath the tile.

Drywall can absorb moisture quickly, especially when the broken fixture forces water back into wall cavities. Identifying this moisture involves thermal imagery equipment. It does not take long for sheetrock to become oversaturated, so using tools like our air movers, dehumidifiers, and the injectidry system can help to quickly drop moisture levels in these affected areas to preserve materials when possible.

With a higher volume of customers that rely on your baristas every day, it is important to have skilled technicians working to get your doors open quickly once you discover water damage in the bathroom. From initial cleanup and drying to reconstruction and plumbing repair, let our SERVPRO of Merrimack specialists help you restore your business. Give us a call today at (603) 262-9293.

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Blizzards Spell Big Trouble For Your Amherst Home

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

The high-speed winds and snow associated with blizzard conditions can create problems that are best mitigated by a professional restoration company.

Flood Damage Technicians In Amherst Talk About Problems Associated With Blizzards

The storms that come through Amherst in the winter time can be brutal. The high-speed winds and snow associated with blizzard conditions can create problems that are best mitigated by a professional flood damage restoration company such as SERVPRO. Winds can blow snow drifts or other objects into weak spots in your exterior walls or windows. Any type of hole that gets created can become a portal for water to enter the interior of your structure. Moisture can then start to saturate your contents and building materials as well as cause other types of flood damage.

If snow builds up deep enough outside it is possible that moisture or snow will find its way into your building. If the snow gets into your house, it is wise to call in our SERVPRO technicians to complete flood damage restoration in Amherst. If the snow gets heavy enough, it could cave in your roof. If any snow or ice enters your home, moisture related issues can occur quickly as the snow heats up and thaws out. Water can then saturate your contents and building materials and cause them to lose their structural integrity.

If water or snow gets into your structure after a winter storm, our SERVPRO technicians start by making sure your structure is secure and taking measures to prevent more moisture from entering. Next, we begin removing as much of the snow or water while it is in its liquid form as possible. We accomplish water removal using a variety of tools including high powered vacuums and mops.

After we remove as much liquid and frozen H2O as we can, we begin the structural dry-out phase. During this step, we use specialized equipment to create an environment that is ideal for rapid drying and evaporation. We use heavy-duty box fans or air movers to create a circular movement of the air so that moisture keeps evaporating from wet materials to find equilibrium. We then set up dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air and exhaust out hot, dry air to be used in the circulation.

If you ever notice excessive moisture after a storm, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 any time of the day.

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Why Swift Remediation is Needed to Prevent Water Damage to Your Milford Home

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

This damage was caused by an upstairs leaking toilet. The damage spread even to the flooring downstairs.

The Reasons Why SERVPRO's Water Damage Experts are Right for Your Milford Home

Milford homes experience water in all three forms. Water from overflowed sinks or leaky pipes, water vapor from hot showers and cooking, and even ice that forms on your roof can cause deterioration and other problems.
Taking care of your Milford home throughout the year includes preventing water damage, regardless of the form it takes, which is why SERVPRO's specialists train extensively, to ensure that we can effectively mitigate the effects of water, humidity, and ice. Our employees earn different certificates from the IICRC and arrive with industry-standard equipment when preparing to assist homeowners.
Once water enters your home's living space, breaking free from where it should only exist, damage begins to occur. This slowly spreads when leaks or drips are the sources, even if the damage seems inconsequential. Sudden problems involving large volumes of water are more easily seen and reacted to, but both types can damage a home and lead to secondary water damage. SERVPRO employees are also highly skilled in mitigating such issues, from stains on ceilings and mold in attic spaces.
Your home's various materials react to the presence of water in different ways, but we understand this, and the most efficient ways to make it all “Like it never even happened.” Our technicians are always ready to repair the damage and restore your home's integrity.
Ice dams and frozen gutters can force moisture into your home, and then spread downhill, while saturated ground near your foundation can increase your basement's humidity excessively. Ventilation systems can carry steam from the dryer to the basement to the upstairs, and everywhere in between, and along with it, spores that lead to microbial infestations. A leak under a sink can trickle down and across your floor, staining the ceiling below while weakening your floor. There is no reason to tolerate these deficits when we can easily make things right again.
Call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 to get things squared away in your home, quickly and efficiently. We are always ready to help you with water damage issues and other forms of deterioration your home might experience.

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How SERVPRO Remediates Mold in Your Amherst Home

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Is mold hiding behind your drywall?

Our Mold Remediation Services are Effective in Controlling Microbial Populations in Amherst Houses

SERVPRO invests significant amounts of energy, time, and money into training our employees and supplying the most effective equipment to put into our Green Fleet. We do this because we want to serve the people in Amherst to the best of our ability, effectively cleaning and mitigating homes from the effects of disasters.  

One way we do this in Amherst is by using highly effective mold remediation techniques. We want our customers to know that while there is no such thing as complete elimination of microbes from a house, we always do our utmost best to reduce the majority of microbes inside their home. Because spores regularly enter the house, controlling their ability to grow is what becomes crucial in our power to control the life cycle of mold within the confines of the home.  

To control mildew and mold, we must control their water intake, and the most effective way to do this is to eliminate it from your home. Without water, microbes become dormant and no longer release spores, nor spread in size. We must consider all sources of water, including condensation. Microbes do not require much water at all to become a problem.  

After our infrared thermal imaging cameras reveal damp areas and possible sources of moisture, we eliminate these and then dry the area. This step prevents future mold from surviving if newly released spores settle in the area.  

We then remove mold-covered materials, but only if we determine these have become damaged. When mold only covers the surface, we can clean these things instead. It is always more cost effective to restore structures through cleaning than it is to replace those same items. It also takes significantly less time, allowing us to finish more quickly that if we needed to wait for replacement materials to arrive.  

Before remediating contaminated areas of any mold damage, we build a temporary chamber to contain the microbes in the area. As we work, this machine runs continuously, creating a negative pressure, all while whisking dirty air through the device and then outside a window.  

Once done, we clean the area with HEPA-filtered vacuums. These trap any dust, mold, spores or other debris and leave the area safe, “Like it never even happened.” We apply a quick-drying liquid antimicrobial agent to kill off any residual microbes and prevent any newly settled ones from ever finding a supportive environment again.  

SERVPRO of Merrimack can help you keep your home free of an over-abundance of mold and mildew. Call us for professional mold remediation services. Our number is (603) 262-9293 and is answered 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Why SERVPRO of Merrimack Is a Restoration Leader

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Promises Complete Satisfaction to Restoration and Cleanup Treatments in the Amherst Area

Home and Business Owners in the Amherst Area Trust SERVPRO for Emergency Restoration Services

The foundation of our business is to provide our customers with the best possible service. What does that mean? Our customer is our boss, and we conduct the cleanup and restoration services to reduce the impacts of an emergency call for help, day or night. We aim to build a relationship of trust and security with our local residents even though each business dealing is a transactional matter.

When a commercial property owner, homeowner or renter from the Amherst area contacts our office, we handle it with compassion and understanding. This is the initial action in building a trusting relationship. We listen with empathy and gather relevant data so that we can speedily, within four hours or less, dispatch our Green Fleet to your property. This brief initial information gathering also helps to reduce stress from the caller knowing that they made the right choice. We understand the strain caused by a water, fire, or mold accident or disaster, as we place ourselves in the situation of the person on the other end of the line. We can instill confidence in our clients, and a sense of "everything is going to be okay," by committing to our promise of a prompt response and a compassionate and polite on-site experience.

SERVPRO crews that communicate directly with our customers during the initial visit understand the importance of the meaning of "a house is not a home." Your home is a sanctuary, a shelter and a place of security for you and your family. We appreciate each of our customers. Entrepreneur Magazine has recognized the dedication put forth by our franchise for its outstanding service and achievements.

Trust is a huge ingredient in our restoration business. Just as we are taught to “don't open the door to strangers” or “always be cautious when it comes to new people,” we take pride in putting you first, always. Another reason Why SERVPRO is an outstanding choice to help you through an accidental home emergency.

Home and business owners in Merrimack, Milford, and Amherst have come to expect a professional experience when you contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. We pledge to make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO Provides Odor Control for Our Merrimack Neighbors

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Don't Use a Clothes Pin for Odor Control in Merrimack--Call SERVPRO

Merrimack Household Odors, Whether Real or Imagined Need SERVPRO Service for Clean Air Quality

Smells can last a lifetime in your residence without even realizing the bad odors in your home. Surveys show that odors can catch the attention of the Hippocampus, in the brain and retain certain memories from that odor. Creating memories is always important because our memory recalls certain snapshots of our life, and with bad odors lingering around it can create bad memories associated with the house, and nobody wants that. Phantosmia, or imagined smelling of an odor, further complicates the issue.

SERVPRO can come in and remove those nasty odors around your Merrimack house and get it back to smelling fresh again. Bad odors can stem from fire & smoke damage, musty refrigerators, unwashed bedding or even your furry friend’s shaggy hair and dirty paws, so it is important to understand what you can do to keep those odors from lingering around the house.

The first trick is to eliminate the source of the smelly odors. Say the source is the nasty odor stemming from the smoking habits that was left behind by the previous owner. There are many do it yourself techniques you can use to try to get rid of that lingering smoke odor. However most times it does not eliminate the deep odor itself. When you call SERVPRO, we are there to respond as quickly as possible, and we have the tools and necessary equipment to take care of that smoke that was left behind and to locate the source easily.

SERVPRO uses a set of particular chemicals that we use to pre-spray the surface, and then we clean the surfaces thoroughly and intensely. We use orange and lemon scented chemicals to give the surfaces a proper fresh wash. After the washing of the walls, ceilings, carpets, and furniture is completed, we utilize a sealer to conceal the surfaces and keep them clean and free of the nicotine residue. The HVAC system will need to be cleaned out as well due to the piles of debris left from the smoke and odors in the air and clumping up in the vent registers. When the heat or A/C is turned on, all those particulates of smoke debris are just going to blow back into the house, causing the lingering smell of smoke to recycle throughout the home. After everything is heavily washed the SERVPRO team use chemicals to deodorize the smell entirely to keep those nasty smoke odors from destroying your new journey in your new home.

SERVPRO also has the availability to place HEPA air scrubbers with additional charcoal filters to help move the nicotine odor molecules out of the house as smooth and quickly as possible.
Fortunately for us, we have the world's best furry companions with us on this earth, unfortunately for us, they get dirty and bring in elements that can linger around the house for long periods. Creating those memories with your furry friends is so important for development, therefore clean and fresh odors are a must!  Pets do produce dander, dirt, dandruff and more grimy smells that come from the outside and bring them into your house. SERVPRO can come in and conduct a deep cleaning to get rid of the animal hair or fur to get the debris from spreading.

We have highly advanced vacuum wands and fully certified equipment that can eliminate those dirty odors and debris from your furry little friends. In any case of how the odors get into your house, they still are there. You can always call SERVPRO of Merrimack to help deodorize your home and get rid of those nasty lingering odors. We are open 24 hours 7 days a week and are ready to serve you and your furry little friends! (603) 262-9293 

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Are Mt. Vernon Homes Hosting Mold Colonies for the Holidays?

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can grow inside walls. It just needs a moisture source. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold damage.

Mold Remediation from Start to Finish in Mt. Vernon Properties

A small amount of moisture in the home can become a hotbed for microscopic fungi to reproduce. High humidity levels or heavy rainfall is a common cause of damp in certain areas of your home. Mold spores, which are ever-present in the home environment, can settle on these damp spots and proliferate in as little as 48 hours. Doing your homework and having a professional, qualified remediator on hand is an essential part of being a responsible homeowner.

Mold remediation in Mt. Vernon properties require training, certification, and expertise. Mold spores, by nature, spread easily riding on natural air currents in the home. An inexperienced technician can easily cause further damage by acting irresponsibly. At SERVPRO we use IICRC certificate holders to remediate the affected area and reduce the risk of problems recurring.

One of the first things we do on arrival is to cordon off the affected area. The removal of mold colonies involves agitating the affected area using wet, dry and solvent-based cleaning methods. The aggressive nature of this process can make mold spores airborne. SERVPRO can use physical barriers, in the form of plastic sheeting, or negative air pressure to prevent the infestation from spreading.

With the affected area suitably quarantined we can bring in equipment to help remediate the issue. As stated previously, mold requires moist environments to thrive. We find the source of moisture and dry it by strategically placing rapid air-movers in the affected zone. These machines blast hot air into crevices, cavities and between floorboards; thoroughly drying hard to reach areas in the process.

Where carpeting or fabrics show signs of infection, we can treat them with anti-microbial chemicals. This procedure is a preventative measure to ensure mold does not return after service. The remediation of walls and ceilings can damage paintwork. In these instances, we can apply an anti-microbial paint as a base layer to further reduce the likelihood of a long-term mold issue in your home.

Remediating is not easy, but it can be painless if you choose the right provider. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack anytime at (603) 262-9293.

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Some Ways to Avoid the Spread of Mold in Your Amherst Business

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

If mold affects your business environment, the damage can spread quickly. Contact SERVPRO for containment and remediation services.

Commercial Mold Remediation Experts in Amhurst Stress the Importance of Containment

If a slow water leak ever develops inside your Amhurst distribution center, unnoticeable problems can occur. If organic materials inside your place of business stay wet for more than two days, it is possible that you will need a professional commercial mold remediation company like SERVPRO. A fungus only needs an environment with normal room temperatures, an organic food source, and moisture to thrive. Over time fungi can grow bigger and bigger and potentially cause more damage to your warehouse. Once microbes activate inside a structure, commercial mold remediation becomes necessary to prevent future issues.
Once a fungus forms, it builds structures called hyphae that release reproductive spores into the air that can contaminate areas throughout the building. Our SERVPRO team knows that one major part of commercial mold remediation in Amherst is to inhibit spores from causing fungi to form in other areas than the initial source. The key to accomplishing this is to contain the affected area. The first step to any fungal mitigation project is to build a containment chamber around the part of your warehouse that is contaminated so that no spores or hazardous dust particles created during the work process gets put in the building's airflow system.
We know that being in the distribution business requires a clean environment because items are constantly coming in and out of the center and they travel to many different areas. Packages that get contaminated by hazardous particles could cause extensive liability for your business. Anytime a problem with fungi occurs inside your distribution center it is important that we work quickly so that none of your packages or things coming in and out get affected. We also take extra measures to help make sure that all of your packaging and sorting equipment stays unaffected by contaminants.
Once any contaminated sections of your distribution center get properly contained with chambers made out of heavy-duty plastic, we begin removing any materials that got affected by the fungi. If you ever happen to notice microbial contamination at one of your company's distribution facilities, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 any day of the week.

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Merrimack Homeowners and SERVPRO Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipe

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why Suffer Frozen Pipe Damage and Water Loss in Merrimack? Call SERVPRO

Water Damage Cleanup from Frozen Pipes in Your Merrimack Home

Freezing temperatures have already set in for Merrimack homeowners, and with that drop comes substantial threats to the property without the appropriate precautions. Frozen pipes can swell and burst, causing significant damage to your home until you can get the supply stopped and professional restoration technicians called in to help clean up the mess and dry up the saturated elements.

While many Merrimack homeowners do not consider the persistent threat of water damage from frozen pipes, it affects many homes throughout our service area every year. Most often, the cause of this phenomenon is a lack of insulation on exposed pipes susceptible to the steep temperature drops. Without this protection and warmth provided to the plumbing, water can freeze quickly in the right conditions and damage the pipes, disconnect them at the joints, or cause them to burst entirely.

When an emergency like this occurs, a homeowner wants an understanding that calling in professionals means efficient service from a knowledgeable staff of trained technicians. With our SERVPRO team, you get our experienced crew of IICRC-certified water restoration specialists arriving with the full measure of extraction, drying, and plumbing repair equipment necessary to thwart the spread of damage throughout your home.

As a franchise that also offers licensed contracting work to our customers, you can appreciate the comprehensive approach to not only stopping the spread and continued damage from the present water through the affected areas, but a team of professionals with the expertise to fix the broken or compromised plumbing as well. This service can prevent you seeking secondary assistance that can delay the critical mitigation and restoration work that needs to happen to your home.

Frozen pipes might not happen to everyone, but when it happens in your home, you can trust in the experienced technicians we send to your aid to do what is necessary to repair the plumbing and restore your home entirely. Whenever disaster strikes, reach out to our SERVPRO of Merrimack rapid response team 24/7 by calling (603) 262-9293.

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Merrimack Fire Damaged Homes Do Need Odor Removal and Restoration--Contact SERVPRO

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to Remove Odors after a Fire in Your Merrimack Home

Drying Out and Deodorization are Essential Parts of Fire Damage Mitigation in Merrimack

Performing mitigation services to help restore damaged homes in Merrimack includes different approaches to the harm a home or business sustains. Two of these steps focus on the secondary results from the event.
Merrimack homes that sustain fire damage often end up with standing water and the presence of foul odors. Both of these problems require mitigation, in addition to the extraction of fire-damaged materials and belongings. SERVPRO technicians must remove all of the water used in extinguishing the flames, and also destroy the odors that pervade a residence after a fire. Smells come from the soot that spread, burnt materials, and the water, as well. Steam produced when water hits anything burning also creates a powerful odor by carrying pungent particulates.
We use machines that efficiently pull water out of your home by eliminating water vapor and moisture from the air and absorbent materials. Fans, desiccant machines, and moisture-trapping heated extraction units restore normal dry conditions quickly. Removing such moisture keeps areas of your residence that remained directly unaffected by fire damage from sustaining damage from the water. Microbial infestation and other secondary water damage types can occur in homes that do not receive such desiccation treatments after fire damage.
Air scrubber, outfitted with HEPA and charcoal filters remove still-airborne soot particles, keeping the air clean and odor-free while we work. Restoration of a healthy indoor air quality is crucial for the well-being of occupants. These machines further protect a home after fire damage from the additional risk of exposure to mold spores that quickly flourish after exposure to water used in firefighting efforts. To finish odor control efforts, we often choose to use thermal fogging for its strength in penetrating areas directly invaded by smoke during a fire. We use agents that bind chemically to soot particles and make them too heavy to re-enter the home's air currents and become noticed as bad odors. During the actual work, we can also place hydroxyl generators to neutralize foul odors.
SERVPRO of Merrimack works with residents in Mt. Vernon and Milford, also, in mitigating fire damage in homes and other residential properties. Contact us to help restore your dwelling by calling (603) 262-9293. Our service line is answered 24/7 throughout the year.

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Is Mold Being Stored in Your Merrimack Attic

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Attics have an ideal environment for mold. Inspect your attic regularly and call SERVPRO at the first sign on mold.

Contending with a Moldy Attic in Your Merrimack Property

With the winter setting in around your Merrimack home soon, preparing for more massive snowfalls and the damage they could impose on your property is a wise venture. Your roof is particularly susceptible to the collection of snow, which could ultimately exceed the weight and support limitations of this defensive structure. When a roof becomes compromised, moisture and water flow can penetrate the vulnerable points to cause interior damage like mold growth.

A disturbing reality about mold damage in your Merrimack attic is that many homeowners do not know about the problem until it spreads to affect more areas in the floors below. By this point, the organism has spread readily throughout the attic space and likely caused significant damages to the structural elements and contents stored in this space. You need a team of professionals that can arrive quickly with the right equipment to remove the growth and begin to return your property to the pre-mold condition.

With the severity of a discovery of mold growth on your property, having a team of professionals available whenever disaster strikes is critical to minimizing the time it takes to restore and remediate the conditions. Our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians have the IICRC certifications and experience to make short work of mold growth in your home, and we are available 24 hours a day to help you.

Ultimately resolving mold growth in the attic of your home relies on our SERVPRO technicians and our equipment to eliminate excessive moisture, locate the source of the damage, and keep the mold from spreading to new areas while removal techniques get employed. We utilize tools like our dehumidifiers and air movers to draw out the moisture and remove it from the area. Our professionals can spray unaffected and lightly affected surfaces with antimicrobial solutions developed in SERVPRO labs to prevent further growth and spread.

Overcoming mold damage in the attic space of your home is not something that you can face on your own, but our SERVPRO of Merrimack professionals can help you. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (603) 262-9293.

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When A Flood Damages Your Amherst Home, You Need Our Team Of Specialists To Help!

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage Cleanup For Your Property In Amherst

Flooding in Amherst from heavy rainfall can cause local streams and creeks to overflow, flooding roads, properties, and even homes. The heavy winds that usually accompany these storms can uproot trees, causing even more significant damage. If your home has experienced flooding, it is something you need professional help with quickly once the storms subside.

Flood damage cleanup for your Amherst home is something that needs to be done in a timely fashion to prevent further issues but also needs to be done safely. At SERVPRO, our staff is trained to be able to restore your home and possessions without risk to your family or our workers. The proper safety equipment helps us to do so.

When your home has floodwaters invade it, there may be potential hazards we need to be careful of so we can keep everyone safe. Personal protective equipment is available to all workers on site to ensure safe working conditions.

SERVPRO techs wear gloves to protect hands from absorbing substances or getting contaminated with microorganisms. The kind of glove can be selected based on its ability to protect against the hazards and conditions of the work environment. When certain materials cannot be restored, demolition is needed. We might also need to expose trapped and hidden moisture. Heavy-duty gloves help protect hands during the demolition and removal of structural materials.

Eye protection is worn to protect from punctures from flying particles or burns from corrosive substances. If extensive mold growth has occurred, mold spores can infect the eyes, so we wear full-face respirators or goggles. Head protection is also needed if there is any danger of falling objects or confined spaces. Hard hats are regularly inspected to ensure the shell and suspension system are in good condition.

We also use rubber boots to protect from electrical hazards or coming into contact with harmful substances. Boots can be equipped with steel shanks for the ball of the foot, steel soles for the whole sole, or steel toes.

We are also careful in flood situations to ensure the power is turned off. Various kinds of circuit testers are available, and we can use one to tell whether a circuit is grounded and protected by a GFCI.

At SERVPRO of Merrimack, one of our main priorities is keeping you, your family, and our workers safe during a flood situation at your home in Amherst, Milford, or Mt. Vernon. You can trust that when you contact us at (603) 262-9293, you are getting a knowledgeable crew who also cares about you and your safety.

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Maintaining Your Smoke Detector Can Save Your Milford Home from Fire Damage

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Install and Check the Batteries in Your Milford Property Smoke Detectors

Holy Smokes!! SERVPRO Says Install Smoke Detectors in Your Milford Property

For early detection of fire in your Milford home, a smoke alarm is critical. Not only can it save your home from burning down but it can save you and your family. Many things can cause a fire. They include misuse of an appliance, smoking in bedrooms and faulty wiring. Others include curious children playing with candles, matches or lighters. No matter how or where having a well-maintained smoke alarm is key to the safety of your family and home.

A smoke detector is a handy device that can reduce fire damage to your Milford home. For this to be possible, installation of smoke alarms in the kitchen and hallways is a must. There are two types of detectors: ionization and photoelectric. Ionization detectors have a small chamber. This chamber contains a small electric current. If smoke enters the chamber, ion levels change. That leads to a drop in the electric current causing the alarm to sound.
For the photoelectric model, it uses a beam of light to sense the presence of smoke. This beam shoots in a straight line if smoke is not present. If smoke is present, the beam scatters. That activates the alarm. At SERVPRO, we tell homeowners to follow these tips to maintain smoke detectors.

Test the detector every month
We recommend the testing of smoke detectors at least once a month. This helps to determine if the battery is dead or if the alarm is working. To test the device, press the button until an audible alert tone sounds.

Replace the battery
If you find the battery is dead, we recommend you replace it. Check the manufacturer’s instructions on how to replace the batteries. You can always know if the batteries are running low. How? The detector emits a low beeping sound. But, be doubly cautious and follow the wisdom of replacing the batteries when you reset your clocks for Daylight or Standard Time.

Vacuum the detector
After testing or replacing the batteries, we also recommend vacuuming the detector. This helps to remove any cobwebs, insects and dust build-up. Use a soft brush attachment for this process.

Following the maintenance tips above should cut losses and possibly save your family. If an emergency or mishap does occur from fire, water or mold problem, call our SERVPRO of Merrimack 24/7 emergency line at (603) 262-9293.

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How Professionals Remove the Foul Smells From Your Amherst Home After a Flood

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

After floodwaters recede, foul odors linger. SERVPRO can remove those odors.

How SERVPRO Handles Pungent Smells After Flood Damage In Your Amherst Home

Most Amherst homeowners are familiar with the bad odor that comes with flood damage. To make your home habitable again, secure the services of SERVPRO experts. By doing so, we take steps to remove the flood water, clean and restore your home. Afterward, we remove the bad odor by deodorizing your home.

Getting rid of flood damage in your Amherst home is not easy. The process is extensive and involves many steps. By hiring SERVPRO technicians, we can help to take care of the strong odor. Many sources contribute to the acrid smell in your home after flooding. Burst sewage pipes are one of the most common culprits.

If a municipal sewage line bursts, it is unable to transport the effluent, which results in sewage backup. When the effluent mixes with flood water and flows into your home, it generates an acrid smell.

SERVPRO experts categorize this water as black water. It contains harmful bacteria and can cause health effects. When it comes into contact with your furniture and carpet, the material absorbs the black water. Not taking proper measures leads to bacteria emitting an acrid smell. That is the disposal of the furniture or carpet.

Other sources of bad odor can be dead animals, mildew and pet waste.

At SERVPRO, we equip our elite team with deodorizing equipment. To get rid of the bad odor, we use thermal foggers and ULV wet foggers. This equipment sprays a deodorizing agent in your home.

Before getting started, we begin by identifying the source of the odor. Afterward, deodorization begins. What you need to know is that there is no all-in-one solution. We use many methods to make your home habitable again. They include masking agents, pairing agents, disinfectants, and sanitizers.

Also, we use electrically generated deodorizers, filtration and absorption agents.

At SERVPRO of Merrimack, no job is too big for our flood damage technicians. Our elite team can get rid of the pungent smell quickly. Doing so returns your home to its former glory. For immediate help, call our 24/7 emergency line at (603) 262-9293.

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Never Worry About Water Damage In Your Amherst Property Again With Help From The Professionals At SERVPRO

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

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Water Removal At An Amherst Pizzeria Following Interior Flooding

Pizza is very popular throughout the world, so it is no doubt that your Amherst pizzeria sees a fair share of business every day of the week. The trouble with a steady schedule and a present demand on the utilities throughout your building is the persistent threat of stressing water lines and causing them to fracture or break. These same conditions could occur with failing insulation throughout the winter months. However it might occur, you need emergency restoration services to respond immediately.

Apart from the pressing need for water removal in this situation your Amherst pizzeria is facing, there are other concerns that you have to become aware of as well. From the moment that the water loss situation begins, the damage has started to spread throughout the wall cavity to affect both these immediate materials, adjacent rooms, and flooring. Our SERVPRO emergency response team can respond promptly to the situation to help you get the supply of water shut off and a solution in place to repair the break and restore the damage it causes.

From the moment that our dedicated professionals arrive at your business, we get to work on removing the present water from the area using sophisticated extraction techniques. With varying types of flooring materials between your kitchen area and a dining portion of the building, the methods of drying these components might vary between equipment like air movers, dehumidifiers and other industry-leading tools to draw saturation from these materials to prevent warping.

Our SERVPRO technicians pay close attention to contents within your shop that could be at risk from the high volume of water, such as your cooking equipment and seating options. As saturation and damp environments persist, these components could continually be at risk. Our assessment helps our team to determine where drying efforts are necessary first.

While you cannot prepare for the possibility of internal flooding in your pizzeria, you should have a good idea of the team that can help you overcome the effects. Our SERVPRO of Merrimack emergency response team can arrive anytime that you have a problem and help you through each step of our process. Give our professionals a call today at (603) 262-9293.

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Mitigation Reduces Damage After a House Fire In Milford

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mitigation techniques after a fire in Milford will help you salvage some Irreplaceable Items.

Damage Mitigation Following a Milford House Fire

One of the things that many Milford homeowners understand about disasters and their effects is the importance of mitigation. While this might be a new word for many to learn, mitigation is an industry term for limiting the spread and severity of damages through the application of preventative measures and techniques. In situations where a fire affects your residence, this mitigation approach is critical to ensure that areas of your home do not continue to get affected by the symptoms of a recently extinguished fire.

Among the most challenging things that homeowners experience when facing fire damages in Milford is the effect that this disaster has on the irreplaceable items within their house. Photographs and keepsakes are among the sentimental items that retain no base reimbursement amount, and therefore, are among the hardest to reconcile when faced with a widespread loss. Fortunately, with the rapid response of our SERVPRO team, we can help you to preserve some of these items from getting ruined.

Our initial efforts when we first arrive at your home are to assess the full scope of the damage so that we can ensure we have the appropriate equipment and personnel available to complete the restoration process efficiently. At this same time, we work to install mitigation techniques throughout the affected areas to help limit the spread of damaging effects and to preserve areas and contents that remain at risk for continued damages.

One of the ways that our SERVPRO professionals achieve this is through a process known as pack-outs. This approach removes at-risk items from the house, keeping them safe from the persistent threat of damage while restoration gets underway. While they are out of the house, our technicians can carefully look at the items to determine if any of them require focused restoration techniques to repair.

Mitigation work is only successful when the professionals can promptly reach the site. Without knowing that you suffer the effects of a fire in your house, our SERVPRO of Merrimack technicians cannot help you yet to overcome or save it. Give our experienced team a call whenever you need us at (603) 262-9293.

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FAQ - SERVPRO Has the Answers About What You Should Know Concerning Water Damage in Merrimack and Amherst

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

FAQ questions Merrimack Homeowners Have the Questions and SERVPRO Has the Answers to Mold and Water Problems

8 Frequently Asked Questions That Worry Property Owners in Merrimack About Water Damage

1. How much does a water damage restoration cost?
A: SERVPRO provides a professional estimate after consulting with you free if charge. We document the damaged area, what components and possessions were damaged, and estimate the water mitigation cost. Many factors come into play like the time needed, the equipment deployed, and containment and barrier setups.

2. Are you submitting a claim with your insurance?
A: If you are submitting a claim, SERVPRO requires the claim number and the name of your insurance company. We can then directly interact with your insurer releasing you from undue stress. However, you are responsible for the deductible and a deposit if no coverage is available before we begin the restoration of your Merrimack property.

3. What product sanitizes and disinfects the affected elements after a water loss?
A:  We use SERVPRO's proprietary decontamination products on the stricken areas to reduce the likelihood of microbial growth and for cleanability. The chief decontaminant product is SERVPRO Oxide, an EPA registered chlorine dioxide based disinfectant and stabilizer. This chemical requires no personal protective equipment PPE during treatment, is safe for use on all surfaces, and of course for people and your pets.

4. Can I remain at home during the drying process?
A: The short answer is yes; if the residence is safe. The safety of our customers and employees is our number one priority. Each case is different depending on the severity of the damage and is evaluated on its own problems. We help you to remain in your residence when feasible. However, if deemed hazardous, we can suggest to your insurance company to provide you with a temporary relocation. The drying equipment can be loud, and usually must run for several days continuously during the dry-down period, to achieve our drying goals. This is your personal decision.

5. Can a SERVPRO team respond quickly to an emergency loss?
A: We average about 2 hours after receiving the phone call on site to do emergency services and start the recovery process right away. However, we do need a signed Service Authorization Form prior to beginning the mitigation.

6. What is the drying process for water damage?
A: The drying process begins with the crew stopping the water flow if it is on-going. The crew checks for any electrical hazards to avoid shocks or worse. Our technicians can extract any pooling water from the wet areas and use moisture measuring and detection equipment as well as psychrometrics to discover the moisture in the wall cavities and the air. The SERVPRO crew can formulate a drying plan to determine the best methods of restoration for your home. We can then place a variety of drying systems and equipment, including air movers and commercial grade dehumidifiers, to completely dry the materials and environment. The entire drying process typically takes about 3-5 days to complete. And we document the results for your carrier.

7. Does all water damage cause mold?
A:  Each water damaging event presents an opening for mold to grow from dormant spores or other microbial growth. The source and type of water (clean, gray, or black) the volume of the water, the ambient temperature, and the length of time the moisture has been present all have a direct bearing on the amount and types of microbial growth species. It is critical to take action as soon as you understand that a water damage loss has occurred.

8. How long before microbial growth starts to grow?
A: Depending upon the conditions, but in most cases, microbial growth can start within 72 hours after a water loss. Swiftly responding is crucial to prevent the spread of microbial and other organisms.

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The Advantages Of Hiring SERVPRO To Remediate Mold Damage In Your Amherst Home

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

If you have noticed a moldy smell or visible evidence of mold growth contact SERVPRO!

How To Remove Mold Damage From Your Amherst Property

Notice a musty odor or visible growth spots in and around your home? These could be signs of the proliferation of mold spores and can cause health effects. Unfortunately, the noticeable signs of mold microbes tend to be symptoms of a larger problem. Moisture can build up from a variety of sources in a household. Moist and humid environments provide the ideal conditions for mold growth which can start growing in as little as 24 to 72 hours.

Homes that have mold damage in Amherst can benefit from rapid assessment and treatment. The tell-tale signs could include a distinct musty odor in certain areas of the house as well as visible staining or soiling on your possessions. Sometimes, mold can grow in areas of the house you rarely visit such as an attic or crawlspace for several months before spreading into other areas of the home.

A professional remediation service not only removes the surface signs of mold but also gets to the route of the problem, preventing recurring issues. SERVPRO technicians are trained to recognize and treat mold using a range of equipment. Valuable fabrics or clothing can be sent to an external center for restoration and permanent structure like paneling or softwoods can be treated by soda blasting; a soft abrasive method that uses compressed air to clear away mold without damaging the structure.

One of the priorities in mold remediation is finding the source of mold. Spores expand rapidly but, for a proper restoration, need to be traced back to initial growth spot. This can be caused by a leaking pipe, heavy rainfall or issues with structural integrity in older homes. By treating the source with anti-microbial sprays and reducing humidity levels, SERVPRO can lower the likelihood of mold returning after a service.

Musty odors can be dealt with using foggers. At SERVPRO we use equipment with odor neutralizing chemicals to remove unpleasant smells around the home. In large scale services, we have the option to bring in ozone generators to permanently alter the surrounding atmosphere and remove odor particles for good.

If you have noticed a moldy smell or visible evidence of mold growth contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 for expert home restoration.

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Checking for Asbestos Abatement in a Merrimack Home

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Advises Merrimack Customers on the Ramifications of Asbestos in Their Dwellings

In Merrimack Houses, SERVPRO Adheres to the Law with Asbestos Sampling Before Demolition or Renovation

What is the story concerning asbestos? This fibrous mineral, when established in a structure, is safe enough until it is demolished and the fibers become airborne. The terrible cancer known as mesothelioma is just one of the hazards associated with this mineral. Lawyers love class action suits, but our job at SERVPRO is to prevent the spreading of the potentially cancer-causing materials by following the law.

SERVPRO understands the inherent dangers and hazards that result from asbestos exposure in the Merrimack area of New Hampshire. Our technicians, when requested to demolish or renovate homes must ascertain the year the house was erected. Asbestos had many uses in home construction prior to 1985. Why so? It was a cheap fire-retardant and thermal and acoustical insulator found in many homes for different reasons. Old floor and ceiling tiles, roof shingles, joint compound, and thermal insulation for wrapping boiler and pipes, and even textured paint were some of its uses. It was very versatile until the party ended with the determination that the fibers were carcinogenic.

Our main goal is to assure the safety of our clients and our technicians as well during deconstruction of a property. Asbestos contains the mineral Chrysotile that is fibrous and is woven together for many uses. When these fibers become airborne and are inhaled or ingested, asbestos can be very harmful and dangerous. But by law, from that 1985 date and earlier dwellings required an Asbestos Sampling performed by an outside, certified company before services could be rendered.

If the sampling is negative, the crew can go forward with the project and start the selective demolition or renovation knowing the safety of the residents and our team are secure from this mineral and its dangers. If the sampling comes back positive, SERVPRO must refer our customers to a third party company that is approved by the homeowner's insurance company to isolate and contains the asbestos, so it does not spread through the air. This testing takes several days during which work cannon commence. This is the law, and we follow the law.

We want our customers to understand this process before the technicians show up for work. Knowing information before going to start the job is always vital. We wanted to let you know this information first and foremost, so there are no problems in the future regarding this regulation.

SERVPRO of Merrimack works and strives for job site safety and never jeopardizing the well-being of our customers. We are ready to help 24/7 by calling us at (603) 262-9293.

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Red Fire Trucks Leave Your Milford Property as the SERVPRO Green Fleet Arrives to Clean Up the Mess

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Techs Are Holding the Ladder at this Milford House Fire--Waiting to Start the Cleanup

Getting Rid of Fire Damage in Milford Real Fast

Fire damage can be very detrimental. Even if you are not in the house, the aftermath can still be very traumatic. Fire damage can destroy all the structure and foundation of your home. Your furniture, carpets, floor, walls, belongings, and many other items can be gone in a full-blown house fire. Fortunately, most events are not catastrophic. If you postponed the fire restoration process, the destruction from smoke damage could get worse. That means, the longer you wait to address the issue, the more repairs that you might have to deal with along with a higher cost.
Fortunately, you can reduce costly repairs in the long-term from fire damage in Milford if you contact a cleanup and restoration company like SERVPRO. A restoration service often has experts and advanced tools and equipment to restore your home. They can try to save as many personal belongings, furniture, appliances, clothing, and any item as they can. We can document and take pictures of everything as a written record. Once the restoration is complete, we can return all salvageable furniture and appliance to your home. It is essential to work as quickly and carefully as possible to get your home back to its normal state, "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO can send skilled technicians promptly to your site. They can begin the mitigation process to secure the structure and prevent further issues. The mitigation service may even include winterizing the plumbing to avoid frozen pipes, provide temporary electricity to the structure, and boarding up openings to secure the area. Most articles and appliances that are wet from the firefighting procedures can be dried off by the technicians. After the mitigation process, the techs can clean the area from smoke residues with special sponges and detergents. Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians can also relocate possessions for additional cleaning and storage at our plant. All pack-out items are tagged and barcoded. We can alleviate some of the pressure and stress with your claim and work with you and your insurance provider to reach an equitable solution.

There is a variety of cleaning processes such as dry cleaning, electronic cleaning with a partnered company, furniture refinishing, cleaning expensive artwork with a curator or third party and ultrasonic bath cleaning at our facility. Upon completion, SERVPRO techs can do a final walk-through to make sure that you are satisfied with the results.
If you need experts to restore your home from fire damage, then call SERVPRO of Merrimack at 603-262-9293 for a consultation and 24/7 emergency help.

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Preparing for Flood Damage in Amherst

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding Help Needed in Amherst? Call SERVPRO for Professional Water Removal and Results

Amherst Property Owners Rely on Swift SERVPRO Services to Remove Stormwaters and Mitigate Damages

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is about putting a game-plan together in readiness for the stormy season. Communities, usually the first on the scene, are encouraged to check their insurance plans for coverage against natural disaster and practice lifesaving skills like CPR. For many citizens across America, September is a month to hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
Homeowners need to be diligent in the preparations against flood damage in Amherst. As rainfall increases so too do the pressure on drainage systems, pipes, and sewers. Road floods are an area of particularly high-risk which can quickly lead to flooding on the 1st floor, in the garage or an underground cellar.
SERVPRO extends a 24-hour emergency call line to all property owners who have experienced flood damage. We promise to arrange a service within one hour of the notification of loss. A trained water technician can be onsite within 4 hours and can start mitigating loss almost immediately.
We train our technicians to carry out a detailed inspection of the affected area for potential hazards, electrical or structural, as well as an assessment of water. What we are looking for is Black Water, or in other words, water that has been contaminated by sewage or debris which pose health and safety concerns.
Extracting excess water from sub-floors, crawlspaces, and the affected area is the first point of operation. SERVPRO can deploy truck-mounted water extractors to remove hundreds of gallons of water quickly. Extraction is followed by industrial strength wet /dry vacuums to deal with any remaining pooling.
The next step is to begin rapid drying. Moisture saturation of floorboards or other structural areas can become a severe issue and cause secondary water-damage like mold, damp or mildew. We can place air-movers in the affected area which blast out rapid currents of hot air to evaporate moisture from difficult to reach areas. De-humidifiers can be used to extract the moisture from the air and achieve a satisfactory level of dryness.
Furniture, fittings or upholstery need to be thoroughly cleaned. We can usually carry this out onsite, but when flooding is extensive or if structural damage is found, we may need to transport your possessions to a remote location, clean them, and return them later. We offer a well-organized pack-out service to preserve, clean, and store personal items and furnishings off-site.
The final step is to use desiccant chemicals to deodorize your home and neutralize odor particles. Once a SERVPRO technician is satisfied that your home is clean, dry and all equipment removed, we can conduct a walkthrough with you to show you what work was carried out and where.
If your home suffers from wet weather this autumn and winter, use SERVPRO of Merrimack for a professional restoration. Our emergency number is manned 24 hours a day at (603) 262-9293.

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East Merrimack Water Loss and Mold Remediation Services

9/8/2018 (Permalink)

Trust SERVPRO for Prompt Mold and Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Disasters can occur at your residence when away on vacation. Washing machines are great for doing laundry, but when they fail and start leaking when the resident is not home, the water loss can be significant.

This water and mold damaged happened in East Merrimack, New Hampshire, when the supply line ruptured in our customer's home. Luckily for her, she returned to her residence in time to notice the damage and stopped the leak before it spread throughout the structure. However, the standing water had been there long enough causing some water damage and microbial growth.

The mold damaged the baseboards in the hallway, the living room, bedroom and laundry room closet. The carpets in the hallway also had moisture in them that showed the homeowner that she needed to call an expert team for help. She decided it was best to call SERVPRO to extract the water and remediate the mold infestation in her residence.

When our SERVPRO project manager arrived on site, he stated confidently that the water damage had been there for a while because of the mold found on the baseboards of the hallway and the saturated, weakened walls in the laundry room. The technicians first removed the residence’s contents to prevent further microbial growth to these items in her home. Once all the contents were removed, the project manager and his crew extracted the moisture from the carpet using specialized equipment. Air scrubbers were placed in the hallway to help purify the air along with LGR dehumidifiers to reduce moisture levels in the air and the walls. Both these pieces of equipment allowed for a quicker water restoration process. The crew used industry-leading, fully certified equipment to clean up and restore the property.

Selective deconstruction was then done to the walls of the hallway and the laundry room to stop the spread of the microbial growth and uncover the source of the growth. It is crucial for our technicians to find the origin of the mold growth and demolish only those walls to minimize costs and inconveniences while ensuring the safety of the residents.  The techs focused their attention on the hallway baseboards and the laundry room closet where the mold was most prevalent. Our AMRT techs applied an antimicrobial spray along the perimeters of the treated area to reduce the chance of future microbial growth. Mold colonies and spores once exterminated and removed, set the next phase--rebuilding to make our customers feel "Like it never even happened."

Our crew took about two days to complete the job, pleasing our customers that SERVPRO of Merrimack is effective and efficient. We always take pride in knowing that the owner of the building was very satisfied with the work done to the apartment complex. Rely on us, 24/7 to remove unwanted water along with microbial growth. 603) 262-9293

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Fast and Efficient Water Damage Restoration Services for Milford Residents

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Milford Home Clean Water Leak Cause--Call SERVPRO for Removal and Drying

SERVPRO Assesses the Water Loss and then Executes an Action Plan for Recovery

Property and homeowners dread water damage and its disastrous aftereffects. Broken pipes, leaky roofs, clogged toilets are some of the causes of such incidents. Fortunately, there are professionals in Milford and are always ready to return your home or property to its preloss state.
Our SERVPRO technicians conduct a pre-inspection of your Milford property during water damage restoration to determine the amount and size of the water loss and decide on the best mitigation procedures. Not all water events are the same, which means we have to select processes that are best suited to the situation at hand.
There are three categories of water that we might come across when working for you. Category 1 is mostly clean water or water that causes no health risk to humans. It may be as simple as a sink overflow or water from a broken pipe. Gray water or category 2 is contaminated water that has the potential to cause health risks, such as water from broken toilet tank, or a washing machine leak. If clean water is allowed to stand on a carpet or other surface, after several days it may degrade to gray water. Black water is Category 3 and is often associated with sewage problems, flooding, and exterior contaminants. The water is unsanitary since it contains disease-causing microorganisms and bacteria.
Another classification that our SERVPRO technicians use is assessing the class of damage. For instance, class 1 damage is the least harmful and easy to repair. Class 2 damage entails damage to property and furniture such as damaged cushions and carpets. Class 3 and 4 damage are more severe and could require specialized and advanced water removal and restoration procedures. These water losses can be water leakage between floors causing multiple points needing water cleanup and drying.
Our SERVPRO crew often don Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the remediation process since some safety concerns arise when dealing with such incidents. The selection of the PPE should include head, foot, and hand protection, hearing protection, disposable coveralls, disposable boots, respirators, and eye protection.
SERVPRO of Merrimack is a trusted leader in the industry, offering emergency services that meet the residential and commercial needs. Some of the services we provide include fire, storm, and mold damage. Call us at (603) 262-9293 and allow us to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Storm and Mold Infestations in a Merrimack Home

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Merrimack Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Storm Cleanup and Mold Remediation Services

Our Merrimack Customer Was Delighted with the SERVPRO Mold Remediation and Cleanup Service

Most people can expect hot, humid days that make for a lovely relaxing summer by the pool in July. However, on this fine day, the Merrimack New Hampshire area was struck with a rainstorm that dumped about four inches of water in an hour. This intense storm produced flooding and winds that affected numerous homes in the area.

One homeowner, in particular, had some unusual circumstances happen to her residence. Prior to this rainstorm which eventually produced a mold problem, this property in Merrimack New Hampshire was undergoing construction around the in-ground pool, leaving piles of dirt that surrounded the bulkhead leading into the basement.
The property owner decided to do laundry because of the inclement weather. When she walked downstairs, she immediately noticed that several inches of water had flooded her basement with standing water. She tried opening the laundry room door; however, the door would not budge. She had no idea what was causing the door not to open. She decided to call her grandson to come to the house and help her. Luckily, her grandson was handy, and he used a sledgehammer to knock a hole in the door. He was able to turn on the light in the laundry room, and he was shocked at what he saw. There was about a foot of dirt piled up in the laundry room in her basement carried in by the heavy rain and winds.

This resident decided to call a company to give her an estimate on removing the dirt and the contents that were affected by this storm. She was not pleased with this company’s estimate, so she decided to call SERVPRO of Merrimack. With a free estimate screening and the price almost half of the other company, she knew SERVPRO was the better option based not only on the cost but the professionalism of the entire inspection and estimate. Our crew arrived within several days to start the cleanup and restoration of our customer's property.

Unfortunately, mold had acquired on the baseboards in her basement. Our crew came in and first removed the foot of dirt from the laundry room. Then the team had to remove the contents that were affected, including the couch, TV, tables and many furnishings that showed mold growth and water damage. This process took quite some time because of the materials in the basement had to be handled with care.

The SERVPRO crew then had to demo (demolition) all the walls that had mold on the baseboards. We neatly made these flood cuts four feet up and four feet across to make sure all the wet and contaminated wallboards were removed and discarded. We then steam cleaned the entire basement, insured the affected areas were dried to our drying goals, and then applied an antimicrobial agent to help prevent future mold development.  

Our client had some health issues, so we did our best to disinfect the basement to mitigate any possible health effects from the mold. We then topped it off with a pleasant scenting fogging.

The cleanup and mold remediation took a little less than a week to finish which is standard for this service. Our customer was very pleased with the results; she said she felt "Like it never even happened," and she would always recommend SERVPRO of Merrimack to all her acquaintances. Need help? Call us at (603) 262-9293.

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Count On SERVPRO To Solve Your Merrimack Water Damage Woes

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

The Team at SERVPRO of Merrimack ready to assist with your water damage event.

Personal and Professional attention during a water damage incident

When water intrudes into your Merrimack home, the catastrophe it creates can be overwhelming. Since 1998, SERVPRO of Merrimack is the partner you need to help you through the multiple steps necessary, from stabilizing the situation through cleanup to a complete restoration. Our highly qualified technicians and dedicated office staff treat each customer seeking assistance with compassion and respect, understanding that your water crisis is unique and worthy of our full attention.

Upon arrival, the crew chief listens carefully as you relate the circumstances leading to your water damage emergency at your Merrimack dwelling. Our response matches the category of water involved and the area of your property affected. We communicate openly with you about the plan we design to remove the water and dry out the structural components and contents of your home. Crew members answer any questions you have. They refer any concern they cannot resolve immediately to others in our company who investigate and find a solution -- no excuses permitted.

SERVPRO employs appropriate industry standards developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to transform the water damaged spaces and contents of your home back to preloss condition. Our approach is not “one size fits all.” We use our training and experience to craft a custom response that takes into consideration your priorities, our conversations with your insurance carrier, and the likelihood of the most successful results. Our equipment is top-notch, and our understanding of the dynamics of applied structural drying theory and practice unmatched in the industry and our geographical area.

We pledge to complete every task required to leave your home “Like it never even happened” after our efforts. Our team takes over 800 water damage cases from start to finish per year, but you can rest assured your issues are not merely statistics to us. The fear and frustration you feel when water invades are real, and you honor us when you choose our team to push past panic to an action plan. Expect to enjoy your dry and comfortable home fast after we use proven cost and time effective strategies to get you there.

Let the professionals from SERVPRO of Merrimack show you why our services exceed the minimal expectations of water damage recovery industry. Call (603) 262-9293 day or night to begin the journey from devastation to restoration.

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Professional Mold Remediation Removes Existing Microbes, Protecting Milford Homes from Reinfestation

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for Safe Removal and Protection from Mold Growth in Your Milford Home

SERVPRO Provides Safe Solutions to Remove Mold from Properties

Many homeowners finding microbial colonies in their Milford residence might feel tempted to solve the problem themselves. However, in situations involving areas larger than a ten square foot space, microorganisms can become much more of a problem later in the absence of professional remediation.
More problematic situations can occur in Milford when mold remediation is done incorrectly or not as thoroughly as the situation requires. One such example involves cleaning mold stains and infestations with a bleach solution. Instead of killing the mold beneath the surface, primarily when used on drywall, the water ends up providing existing mold with nutrients and moisture while the bleach only removes the stains on the surface.
SERVPRO mold remediation specialists use chemical agents and industry-approved methods to do the work correctly the first time. Bleach not only comes in molecules too large to penetrate into the wall, but its chemical vapors can irritate the lungs. Our methods physically remove the mold in a much safer manner.
Sprays work well for killing mold, making it more easily cleaned up and removed from most surfaces. Hard-to-reach areas can pose some issues, so we use dry ice or baking soda to blast the mold off surfaces. Any particles on the floor that have not been suctioned up with the pressurized device, we can then use a HEPA vacuum to remove them from your house's interior.
Because spores can still exist in the air, we use both negative air pressure in may situations involving mold remediation, as well as air scrubbers (a crucial part of negative air pressure systems) in other areas. These scrubbers clean the air by trapping loosened mold particles, spores, dust particles, and other microscopic things found floating in the air in their built-in HEPA filters. In conjunction with the above efforts, we can quarantine the treated area with poly sheeting. Once complete, we can protect your home from future infestations by spraying antimicrobial chemicals in mold-prone locations. These special chemical agents render the area less hospitable for future spores that do find their way to the same location.
SERVPRO of Merrimack also serves Amherst and Mt. Vernon by providing expert consultations and mold remediation services. Contact us so we can partner with you in protecting your home from an overabundance of microbial activity. Our number is (603) 262-9293.

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Why Deodorization Counts During Water Cleanup In Milford

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

After experiencing a water damage event, there is a need to seek water cleanup services to return your property to its preloss state.

Why Deodorization Counts During Water Cleanup

After experiencing a water damage event, there is a need to seek water cleanup services to return your property to its preloss state. It all starts by extracting the high volumes of standing water which might be on your property, as well as the water which might be in the hard to reach areas. To track the moisture, we use devices such as infrared sensors. Odor removal is equally vital since the moisture problem may make organic contents to rot. We're going to discuss some of the deodorization techniques we use when attending to such events in Milford.

The source of the odors in your Milford property determines the odor removal procedures we use during water cleanup. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians use injection methods when it is necessary to dispense small quantities of the deodorant into spots in your upholstery or carpets. We do this by using either an injection needle or a pump. We prefer this technique when it is impractical to lift the carpet to access the backing material or padding.

Direct spraying is another deodorization technique that our SERVPRO technicians use during water damage restoration. In this process, we use powered sprayers or hand pumps to apply disinfectants. Since this method can wet surfaces, we use it when discoloration is unlikely or is not of great concern. To neutralize odor particles in the hard to reach areas, we can use wet fogging. In this method, we use ULV (ultra-low volume) foggers to dispense tiny deodorant particles into such areas. We are careful not to over-fog to prevent damaging furnishing with moisture. Where necessary, we use drop cloths to protect vulnerable surfaces.

Our SERVPRO technicians use appropriate safety gear to stay protected during deodorization. We use protective clothing, eye protection, chemical resistant gloves, and respirators. During fogging, pets and all people without the protective gear must be out of the site.

At SERVPRO of Merrimack, we use advanced cleaning and restoration equipment, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call us at (603) 262-9293 to benefit from our industry proven 24-hour emergency services.

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Why Choose SERVPRO Fire Restoration For Your Mt. Vernon Home

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

A fire in your Mt. Vernon residence can leave you unsure of how to save the contents of your home and preserve its structural integrity.

Fire Restoration

A fire in your Mt. Vernon residence can leave you unsure of how to save the contents of your home and preserve its structural integrity. Most homeowners can concede that restoring the damage to their home is simply too great a task to handle on their own and choose to seek out reputable and experienced restoration professionals instead.

Finding the right professionals to handle the fire damage in your Mt. Vernon residence boils down to which reputable company is willing to ensure that the job gets done safely, correctly, and above all else, efficiently. While there might be several options you can choose from, here are some considerations that might set our SERVPRO team apart.

Rapid response times help to mitigate damages that your home experiences even after a fire have gotten extinguished. This pre-emptive effort helps to keep overall restoration costs down and limits the amount of time the process takes overall. One of our SERVPRO mottos is to be Faster To Any Size Disaster, which is more than just a catchphrase.

Another process that sets our restoration team apart from some of the other options that exist for you to choose is our commitment to the contents of your house. We work quickly to determine at-risk items and remove them from the affected areas of your home for faster and more concentrated restoration efforts, but also to keep further damages from occurring to the items themselves.

These items get cleaned and deodorized individually, along with closer inspection to determine their need for restoration. Once the project nears completion in your home, these cleaned and restored individual items removed from your house get returned to their original positions.

There are many companies that you can choose from when it comes to fire restoration in your home. Our crew works to provide the best quality service encompassing the work that we do in your home and our commitment to providing the best in customer consideration. If you experience a fire in your home, trust our SERVPRO of Merrimack team to help you get things back to pre-damage condition. Give SERVPRO a call anytime at (603) 262-9293.

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Animal Feces Cleanup And Removal In Merrimack

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Safe and Sanitary Raccoon Latrine and Animal Feces Cleanup in Merrimack

Trust SERVPRO to Decontaminate Your Merrimack Attic After Raccoon or Other Critter Presence

One of the attractions for visitors to New Hampshire is the variety of woods and wildlife throughout the state. For Merrimack homeowners, that same wildlife can cost them a lot if it gets into their home and tries to make it theirs as well.

Much of the damage is not physical destruction from chewing or nesting in Merrimack homes. Animal feces cleanup takes a large share of the hours a SERVPRO crew puts into the task. It also can result in the lion share of the costs.
If an animal nests in an attic, then it is a fairly simple matter to call animal control to have it removed. If caught quickly, then the raccoon, rodent or other creature has not had time to foul it with urine or feces. Unfortunately, homeowners don’t usually realize there is a problem until a new generation of pests is born in the insulation.
By this point, enough feces and urine have been dropped inside the attic to infest the insulation. The animal waste compresses the insulation, reducing the capability of it to keep the home cool in the summer. That means higher utility bills.
There is also the health concern for owners and residents. The Hantavirus can be present in rodent waste which causes lung damage and muscle aches. Histoplasmosis is another respiratory infection found in bat and bird feces that can be just as dangerous. Raccoon latrines are a treasure trove for Baylisascaris procyonis, a roundworm that can be harmful to people. These contaminated areas should be removed by SERVPRO technicians outfitted in PPE personal protection equipment and trained in biohazardous cleanup.
To remove these threats to our fellow residents and homeowners, our technicians start with disinfection. As they enter the attic, they spray an anti-bacterial agent across all surfaces to kill viruses. If there is a large number of feces and urine, each technician wears a breathing mask, rubber boots, and may put on a protective suit if needed, as noted above.
Next, they use a commercial vacuum attached to a long hose and a sealed bag to draw the contaminated insulation outside the home. Once technicians remove the majority of the insulation and feces, they go over the entire attic with long-handled scrapers to remove every trace of the material. When they remove all the material, they spray down the attic surfaces again with the anti-bacterial agent to kill any remaining threats.
At SERVPRO of Merrimack, our goal is to put you back inside your home the moment it is safe. If you can hear the steps of little critters overhead, call us today at (603) 262-9293 for an inspection. We are here for you.

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Protecting The Contents Of Your Milford Office Building When You Need Water Removal

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Preserves and Restores Water Damaged Items in Milford Offices Swiftly

SERVPRO Strives to Protect and Secure from Water Damage Elements within a Milford Office Structure

Your office building in Milford might service multiple clients from many different brands and companies. The primary areas of this building offer a broad range of expensive computers and machines, not to mention hard copies of client information and agreements likely spanning back several years. A significant water emergency in your building jeopardizes the employees' ability to work there, and also the investment and the sensitive information mentioned above.

When you come in and discover a high volume of water in your Milford office, your first instinct should be to reach out for professional water removal services. Not only can our SERVPRO team respond quickly to your emergency, but we also have services in place to help you preserve both your equipment and documents amid the disaster before restoration completes.

With a service that our technicians provide known as pack-outs, our team removes all of the equipment and contents of your facility in jeopardy of becoming damaged by the present water or its potential effects. The items get moved to a nearby facility or even another part of the building we are working in, keeping them safe as the water removal and subsequent restoration get underway.

Once the water has gotten removed, and the area is thoroughly dry, our SERVPRO team brings these items back into where they had gotten removed from earlier. For an office building, this kind of assurance can help you to keep your client information secure and unharmed, and protect the substantial investment that your firm has made in the equipment that you use every day.

Finding significant water damages in your office building is nothing that any business owner or manager can handle on their own. With the need to keep your business running for the clients that you serve, as well as to protect and restore the building that becomes threatened by the pooling water, our professionals can help. You can count on our SERVPRO of Merrimack water restoration specialists to respond quickly, even amid your emergency. Give us a call anytime at (603) 262-9293.

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Remedying The Wet Basement In Your Milford Home

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Milford Area Basements, Storms, and the Solution for Water Removal and Drying--SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Dehumidification and Water Removal from Wet Basements

While your Milford home is no stranger to substantial storms moving through the area, the ability of your house to ward off the damaging conditions should be a constant concern you have. Arguably, most homeowners do not even realize that their foundations have become compromised until the water is already leaking or pouring into their homes. Fortunately, this is not a situation that you have to face on your own.

While your basement area might not get the same kind of heavy traffic that the rest of your house does, it is still important to ensure that this area stays dry. A wet basement in your Milford home can cause considerable damage in a short period, not to mention allow for worsening conditions like microbial growth. The physical deterioration of furnaces and heavy appliances like washers and dryers can also occur.

From the moment that our SERVPRO team arrives at your home, we begin assessing the full scope of the damage to your basement area. Namely, we are looking for the source of the dampness or present water and aim to repair this breach. Thermal imagery can indicate the presence of water trapped in the blockwork of your foundation, which gives our technicians an opportunity to drill weep holes to drain out these blocks and reseal these holes with hydraulic cement.

Portable sump pumps can extract the present water if it pools throughout the basement. Drying the area is one of the most critical steps to any of our water restoration work, and in these cases, concrete flooring often requires specialized equipment to remove embedded moisture. Our SERVPRO professionals use LGR dehumidification equipment to draw out moisture from the concrete slowly as not to damage its integrity. The key to successful dehumidification is monitoring and drawing out the trapped moisture in a steady manner.

While there are plenty of reasons why your basement might be persistently wet, you can always count on our professional restorers to help you identify the source and remove the water. We have the tools and experience to help prevent this problem from recurring and to restore the damage it has caused. You can reach our dedicated SERVPRO of Merrimack team anytime by calling (603) 262-9293.

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Professional Mold Remediation Restores Amherst Homes to a Healtheir, Pre-Loss State

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

We respond to your call for mold remediation services quickly in order to save you money in having to replace items. Call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand How Quickly Mold can Destroy Your Property

We want our Amherst homes to provide a safe and healthy haven for ourselves and our families. Protecting occupants from the outdoor climate and other hazards requires not only a high level of structural integrity to keep unwanted things at bay but also that nothing inside poses a risk, either.
Homeowners can prevent one type of health effect from happening to their families through mold remediation services in Amherst. SERVPRO's team of IICRC-certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) can efficiently perform the cleanup work and restorative repairs needed in homes suffering from microbial infestations like mold and mildew.
Microbes can become attached to almost any surface in your home, from walls and ceilings, including in their interiors, inside appliances, on your children's toys, clothing and household textiles (including upholstered furniture and bedding), and many other things that turn your house into your family home. One of the reasons that SERVPRO responds quickly to such calls is because we want to prevent as much damage as possible that mold infestations can create.
Stains from microbes can appear on walls, ceilings, paneling, cabinetry, and trim within your home. Cleaning alone does not remove the hyphae, which are small, root-like parts of the mold, and it is this part that creates the stains. Our technicians remove the microbes and then treat the area with antimicrobial agents. Painting over the area when physical damage has not yet occurred can save homeowners money and time over the replacement costs. However, we must begin soon after mold damage begins for this to option to remain effective. Once deterioration begins, only replacing such materials can adequately restore a home.
Mold remediation can help protect your family from the health effects of mold by eliminating the bulk of your home's microbial population. Your children do not need to face exposure to mold-contaminated toys, carpeting, or other items in your home. After proper remediation, your home can once again provide the safety and protection you want for your family.
SERVPRO of Merrimack can send a highly qualified team of mold remediation specialists to your Milford or Mt. Vernon home to bring your residence back to a healthy state that greatly benefits your family. Call us at our local emergency services hotline number, (603) 262-9293, to speak with a technician who can answer your questions and schedule an appointment with you for an initial assessment.
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Why You Need Urgent Water Removal Services When Your Amherst Bakery Floods

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Our trained team of IICRC-certified technicians can arrive at your property very soon after your call to address the flood damage in your bakery.

Water Removal Services

No one ever plans to find flood damage at their business when they unlock the doors to open during the early morning. Finding stagnant water that leaked inside your property through a hole in your storeroom ceiling, which was made worse during the previous night's storm, can seem like a nightmare. Your stored equipment is in danger of water damage and the food supplies inside the room are thoroughly soaked and need to be thrown away. More importantly, the water inside needs to be removed as soon as possible, or it is likely to do further damage to the structure of your building. Swiftly hiring professional services can reduce the chances of other unpleasant discoveries in the future, such as mold.

Our highly trained team of IICRC-certified technicians can arrive at your property very soon after your call to address the flood damage in your Amherst bakery. No matter the time, when you need our services, we can send a team to you. Your schedule matters to us, and we understand that closing your doors for only half of the day is far more beneficial for you, if it is possible.

Our SERVPRO techs bring advanced technology with them on every job. Depending on the volume of water that needs to be removed, we can pick and choose the best tools for the job. SERVPRO can bring portable pumps, wet/dry vacuums, and extractors to your property to remove the water as swiftly as possible.

Getting the water out fast is our highest priority as we do not want to allow it time to cause further damage to your property. Once we remove the water, we can clean up your space and throw out any spoiled foodstuff and clean your equipment. Our final task is for our techs to use more trade-tools to dry out the structure of your storeroom.

Do not debate your options when you find flood damage on your property. Get the job done fast by calling SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. We strive to get to your home as quickly as possible.

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Addressing The Mold You Discovered In Your Amherst Home

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold in Your Amherst Home? Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Amherst Property Owners Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

For as common as fungal and microbial growth can be to Amherst homes, it is surprising how so many homeowners are not fully aware of how this problem can arise. It is very simple for mold to seat and colonize in your home, and it has nothing to do with the cleanliness of the house. Moisture present in the atmosphere combined with an organic food source and the warmth most people tend to keep their homes heated (or cooled) to is all the conditions necessary for this damage to occur. It is crucial as a homeowner that you keep an eye out for mold growth or damp areas of your home that could allow a colony to form.  
While you might not necessarily think that mold damages are all that considerable of a concern for your Amherst home, there are many reasons why you want to address this issue as soon as you can. For starters, mold has gotten attributed to potential health effects for you and your family who find themselves exposed to the growing colonies. This does not even address the kind of structural damage and destruction that a thriving colony can do to construction materials in your home and personal belongings, including clothing.
The best solution for mold present in your home is to seek out the professional expertise of our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians at SERVPRO. Our team has the training and equipment to help you reduce the risk of this colony continuing to spread throughout your home and to work to remove these colonies from the places they have taken root.  
The process begins with the isolation of the affected area to prevent spores from moving to different organic materials nearby. Your air conditioner or heater has to get turned off for the remediation process to prevent these same spores from circulating well out of the affected areas. Sanding and soda blasting are typical approaches for removing the colonies present, though it depends on the severity and size of the colonies our SERVPRO team faces.  
Mold in your home is something that you want to address as soon as you can. This growth can affect both your health and the structural integrity of your home. Trust in the remediation technicians we have at SERVPRO of Merrimack to help you through every step of this involved process. Give us a call anytime you need us at (603) 262-9293.

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SERVPRO Brings the Heavy Treatments Needed for Basement Water Removal in Amherst

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Extracting Water Swiftly from Amherst Basements Mitigates Damages--Says SERVPRO

Amherst Basements Get Fast Water Loss Mitigation When SERVPRO Is Called

Some of the heaviest water removal work in Amherst that SERVPRO does can be attributed to basement flooding and pooling. As the lowest point in many local buildings, basements gather large volumes of water that require the sort of heavy machinery and manpower we typically reserve for only the most pressing and severe situations. We pledge to take every measure necessary to return your home to a livable, comfortable state, but those measures may include one or more of the procedures outlined below.

Water Extraction
Some of the most time-critical water removal work we do in Amherst may involve water extraction, the process whereby we use industrial-strength pumps to displace significant volumes of water in a short amount of time. Even light flooding may sometimes warrant the use of the types of motorized extraction tools used by SERVPRO professionals. We pump any water we can out to the street, where it can safely flow into a drainage system or low-lying area away from your home. If the water has specific contaminants, then we must pump it into containers for disposal off-site. Typically, we may also employ some of the vehicle-mounted pumps typically reserved for large commercial and residential spaces. Submersible, portable sump pumps are often used to begin bulk water extraction.

The potential for water damage does not go away as soon as we extract standing water. In the dark, isolated confines of a basement, any moisture still in the area can cause expensive damage for long after the initial disaster. We use a two-pronged approach to handle difficult drying situations. Portable, configurable air movers create strong directed air currents in the room to quickly dry out materials and surfaces. However, to finish the job, we also need to use dehumidifiers that collect airborne water droplets and place them in organized, manageable storage containers. With this flexible system, we can overcome basements of most shape or size, even when complex floor plans and difficult drying situations may be present. Weep holes may be drilled to extract water and residual moisture from cement blocks. We may recommend to our customer to install a permanent dehumidifier and sump pump. Dampness must be eliminated to help prevent the growth of mold colonies.

SERVPRO of Merrimack has the resources available to get your home back to normal faster and with less expense than you ever thought possible. Call us as soon as disaster strikes at (603) 262-9293.

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Drying And Restoring A Wet Basement In Merrimack

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Wet or Flooding Basement? Call SERVPRO for Help

Water Seepage and Intrusions Get Help from SERVPRO

Unless they have finished it out, most Merrimack homeowners do not spend much time in their basement except to wash clothes and put away the Christmas decorations. For most of the time, this benign neglect does not harm. After a storm or plumbing issue, however, it can lead to several costly problems.
A wet Merrimack basement can result in personal property loss, structural damage, and even mold. SERVPRO teams dry the basement as quickly as possible and stop water from becoming an issue again in the future to prevent this.
To start with, our technicians use pumps and extraction wands to remove standing water from the basement. Then, they lift and dry any carpets on the floor. If there are none, the team members set up air movers to blow warm, dry air over the surface of the floor to speed up the drying process. Once they begin, other members place a dehumidifier in the basement to draw water from the air and surrounding materials like drywall and personal property.
Now, one of our inspectors looks for where the water is leaking into the basement. If it is a minor leak, our specialists can repair it or even replace a connection. If the leak is a major issue, SERVPRO always recommends using a licensed plumber or contractor.
If the water is seeping in from the outside, it may be necessary to seal the basement. If the floor is unfinished dirt, we encapsulate it by first leveling the floor and then sealing it using polyethylene sheets to serve as a vapor barrier. Technicians push them into place and extend them up onto the walls, then seal the edges to the concrete using two-sided, foundation tape or polyurethane caulk.
If the basement has a concrete floor, our team uses the polyurethane caulk to seal any leaks or seeps and then cover the entire surface with hydraulic cement. They do the same for leaks and seeps discovered in the walls. These two sealants form an excellent bond against water getting into the basement again.
At SERVPRO of Merrimack, it is our goal to restore every wet basement to its original, dry condition. If you are dealing with this situation, or any other water problem in your home, call us today at (603) 262-9293. We are here for you.

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What to Do When You Discover Mold Growing In Your Amherst Clothing Boutique

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Can Save Your Clothing Boutique in Amherst from Closing Permanently--Contact SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO Works Hard to Keep Your Customers Shopping During the Mold Remediation

Mold is a common occurrence all over the country, and unfortunately, mold damage is something very real that can impact your business. While the back room of your clothing boutique is not typically a place customers would roam, having mold growing near your stock is never safe for business. Mold can cause health effects, and it can also bring a musty odor with it. Musty odors and new clothes do not go hand in hand, and it can turn customers off at a swift rate. Luckily, there is professional help nearby to deal with the small mold problem in the back room.

Our IICRC-certified technicians can handle the damaging mold on your Amherst property whenever it best suits you. We understand how important it is for you to keep the doors of your business open and we strive to be unobtrusive as possible while keeping the flow of your business natural. Our technicians are flexible and can work around your schedule, at all hours. If it is needed, we can work while your store is closed to keep out of the way during business hours.
Our SERVPRO technicians can section off the part of your store that has been infested with mold damage. It is essential to separate the area because mold spores become airborne once again when agitated and can then attach themselves to new surfaces. To be as thorough as possible, SERVPRO uses antifungal agents to eradicate mold spores.
After cleaning the mold, our technicians can employ the use of air scrubbers to neutralize the musty scent left behind. If dampness caused by water damage was the source of your mold problem, SERVPRO could use advanced equipment to dry out the area. Making sure the environment has been returned to standard levels of humidity helps reduce the chance of mold growing again.
If mold damage has struck your business, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293. 24/7 we can take your call and send our technicians to your property to get the remediation process started.

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When Storm Damage Causes A Wet Basement In Your Merrimack Home

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO and Basement Waterproofing for the Merrimack Area

Damp Basements Lead to Many Problems--Call SERVPRO

There are several times every year where severe weather systems can leave your Merrimack home at risk for storm damages. From the torrential storms throughout the winter leaving untold heaps of snow on your roof to the coastal storms gathering strength as they head inland towards the area, you might never be entirely ready for what the next storm system could do to your home. It has been a year of too many Nor'easters.
While there are undoubtedly some serious issues that could present themselves immediately, there are other concerns that could take a little while for you even to notice. One of these circumstances could be a wet basement in your Merrimack home. Over time, storms and the damage they cause can wear down and dramatically impact the effectiveness of your home’s foundation and basement walls. This situation inevitability causes some serious concerns for your house, even if initially the effect does not seem that extreme.
Wet basements offer some pressing concerns that should inspire you to act. One of the largest of these concerns is the possibility for mold growth in these areas where moisture is now getting introduced in already warm and likely humid environments. Adding more dampness and moisture from penetrating water coming through your foundation only gives the mold spores present in the environment more of a food source to seat and colonize.
Fortunately, SERVPRO can help you through this unfortunate circumstance and help you to dry out this area once again. From the time that we arrive at your home, our team gets to work quickly in identifying the places where water is currently penetrating the block walls and entering the basement area. Once the vulnerable spots have gotten identified, these areas can get adequately sealed up with hydraulic cement.
Drying out the area is one of the most efficient ways of preventing mold growth, as this vastly limits the food this fungal organism requires to grow and thrive. This process often consists of using large air movers and industrial strength dehumidification equipment to pull all of the moisture from the environment.
While it might not seem like a big deal at first, you should take a wet basement seriously and do what you can to correct the problem before the situation worsens. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at the first sign of moisture where it should not be. We can be reached 24/7 by calling (603) 262-9293.

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SERVPRO Cleaning Fire Damage in Amherst

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

The professionals at SERVPRO can thoroughly clean smoke and odor residues left behind after a fire.

SERVPRO Categorizes Fire Damage into Three Categories: Minor, Medium, and Major

After a fire, most of the damage to Amherst homes comes from smoke and odor residues that rest on and even penetrate some surfaces like building material and furniture. To fully clean and remove them requires not just experience, but also the right tools.

SERVPRO places fire damage to Amherst homes into three categories: Minor, Medium, and Major. We make this determination for odors and smoke residues depending on how far out they extend from the fire point of origin and how strong the odor or how thick the residue is in each room.

With Minor damage, odors are mild and usually removed with the same cleaning agents we use smoke residues on ceilings, floors, walls, and furniture. The residues themselves are normally light-to-moderate in this category and are limited to only a few rooms. Our technicians can remove all of these with sponges or cloths and hand-spraying a cleaning agent when needed.

Medium damage happens with hotter fires. They produce stronger odors, thicker residues, and spread them throughout more of the home. In this category, a cleaning agent is needed to break up the residues to remove them. Simply cleaning the building material and property does not eliminate all odors in this category, so SERVPRO technicians use an additional deodorizing agent to destroy the odor-causing particles.

To get rid of them, SERVPRO technicians use pressure sprayers and injectors to distribute deodorizing agents. The pressure sprayers are excellent for covering large surfaces such as kitchen walls or living room carpets with either a deodorizer or a cleaning agent. We use the injectors to apply a small amount of deodorizer directly into a small stain in carpets or upholstered furniture.

Major damage occurs close to the fire’s point of origin. Odors are exceptionally strong, and standard deodorizers do not remove all of them. If the fire burned hot enough to cause structural damage, then the smoke residues are exceptionally thick here and spread through the entire home. The level of residue makes removal of building material like drywall cheaper than attempting to clean it. The same may apply to furniture and other personal property due to the extent of the damage or the cost of cleaning.

For heavily covered property, we use an immersion tank to soak and remove the residue in a cleaning agent. We do this only for items not further damaged by soaking. To remove the odors when the usual agents do not work, our technicians bring in an ozone machine. This device generates a gas that oxidizes the odor particles. This gas alters them and removes the odor completely. The drawback to using an ozone machine is we need to evacuate the home of people, pets, and any items made from natural rubber until we finish the procedure.

Restoring your home after a fire is not a quick process, but SERVPRO of Merrimack is here with you at each step. If you need our services, call us at (603) 262-9293 today.

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Inspecting and Mitigating Flood Damage in Amherst Homes

3/16/2018 (Permalink)

Floodwater, clear or not, needs to be immediately removed from your home to help prevent mold. Contact SERVPRO immediately after an event.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Experience to Investigate the Extent of the Damage That Flooding Caused in Your Home

Any part of your home can succumb to flood damage in the event of a storm or heavy rainfall. Protecting your family and your belongings against these types of events can save you a lot of money in the long run. One way to prepare for flooding disasters is having a reputable water damage restoration company at hand.
At SERVPRO, we have a wide range of resources that can reverse flood damage in Amherst as soon as it happens in your home. Our technicians are highly trained and certified by the IICRC, meaning that our methods are up to scratch with industry standards. Our goal is to return your property to pre-damage condition as soon as possible, "Like it never even happened."
Some flood damage to the house may be apparent, while other structural damage may need closer inspection. SERVPRO technicians can inspect your home for different types of damage. These include warping and distortion of such structures as floor boards, severe wood rot in lumber structures, wet insulation, paneling, plaster, and wallboard, and roof damage such as defective flashing, holes, cracks, and missing shingles.
Even if the floodwater is clear, it could contain various contaminants such as chemicals or sewage. For this reason, SERVPRO professionals always use and advocate for personal protective equipment such as rubber gloves, waist-high waterproof boots, and waders during the flood damage restoration process. It is also advisable to discard any food that might come into contact with the flood waters.
Mold growth can occur within 48 hours of flood damage, so it is important to remove wet contents such as bedding and carpeting as soon as possible. Items that have been wet for less than 48 hours may be salvageable, but you may need to decide whether they hold enough sentimental or monetary value beforehand. While mold is beneficial in nature, it can cause health effects in the house.
Time is limited when you experience flood damage to your home. SERVPRO of Merrimack is on call 24/7 to provide quick and efficient flood damage restoration services. Call us today at (603) 262-9293.

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Finding A Solution For Your Wet Merrimack Basement

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Sump Pumps Mitigate and Can Prevent Water Damage to Basements in Merrimack--SERVPRO Advice

In Merrimack Basements, Water and Moisture Removal Are in the Field of SERVPRO Expertise

You might think that your basement gets built like a fortress, impenetrable and sturdy. Well, possibly the when your Merrimack house got constructed, but time has a way of wearing things down and causing them to fail in areas. Once even small amounts of water can penetrate portions of your foundation, the passing fluid breaks away and erodes more and more of the mortar joints holding the blocks together. Soon the small amount of water that could find its way in has become quite a high volume. The hollow cells of the block can also hold and hide large amounts of water and moisture.
Before you know it, you desperately need help combatting the wet basement area of your Merrimack home. While initially, the shock of pooling water in your basement (or even just excessive dampness) might seem overwhelming, when you know whom to call to help, the task is anything but insurmountable.
Many people are unaware of how professional restoration services can help them to overcome trouble they might experience in their basements. Our SERVPRO technicians are concerned primarily about getting the area dried out and restoring the damage to vulnerable areas that have allowed for water penetration. The restoration job itself is not complete without providing lasting solutions to keep the same thing from happening again shortly.
While instances of flooding in your basement are best remedied with the use of equipment like sump pumps, preparing for this kind of gear is something that is also best left to professional outfits. Proper installation requires the flooring in the basement to be adequately graded to move water to the pump's location, even though most of the work that a sump pump does is removing water that pools along your home (or underneath it) and prevent it from getting into the basement.
In many cases, even with the source of the water damage handled by our SERVPRO technicians, it is advisable to utilize dehumidification equipment in the basement. This device pulls the moisture out of the air and can prevent compounding disasters like lingering water damage with fungal growth. Sufficient ventilation and a keen eye can prevent problems from occurring.
Finding the right solution for your wet basement is not a decision that you have to make alone. You can trust the experience and professionalism of the technicians we have at SERVPRO of Merrimack. Our emergency response team is available 24/7 by calling (603) 262-9293.

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The Appropriate Steps to Take When You Find Black Mold in Your Amherst Home

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Finding black mold in your home can be scary, but the professionals at SERVPRO are trained and equipped to remediate the damage.

Trust SERVPRO When You Are in Need of Mold Damage Remediation

Finding any mold growing in your Amherst home can be traumatic enough, but some typically generate a more immediate of a response. The truth is, nearly all kinds of mold are very similar to one another, the difference is how they present themselves in your home. With none of them being something that you want to leave to grow and thrive in your residence, you should be thinking about the right remediation team to call to help you set things right and remove the current mold colonies growing in the affected areas of your house.

When you discover black mold in your Amherst home, it is about as problematic as any other variety and should get handled entirely. Professional remediation services can help not only to remove the current colonies that are growing and thriving but also work to eliminate the source of the moisture necessary to feed the mold spores in the air and create the thriving organisms. Our SERVPRO team gets specially trained to handle black mold and any other variety of fungal growth, both to remove its colonies and to prevent the spores from spreading to new areas of your home.

Isolating the problem area is one of the first steps that our technicians take when we enter your home because it is critical that the problem does not get worse than it already is. This process gets accomplished through the use of negative air chambers around the affected area so that spores circulating through the air during the scrubbing of the damaged surfaces get neutralized and become unable to leave the vicinity.

Preventing the moisture is another critical component of the remediation process. While our dehumidification equipment can quickly pull the moisture from the air and resolve the immediate threat, locating the source of the moisture is an important step as well. This assessment helps to prevent future mold growth by repairing whatever damage exists which permits water and moisture to enter the environment.

As you can see, our experienced remediation specialists have the right focus and equipment to resolve your mold damage situation quickly and professionally. When you discover black mold or any other kind of damage to your home, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Merrimack. Our experienced team is available 24/7 at (603) 262-9293.

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Qualified Experts Providing Water Removal Services in Amherst

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

When your dishwasher overflows, it can be overwhelming to remedy the situation. Contact SERVPRO and let our team remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Dry Out Your Property Before Restoration Begins

One of the most common problems homeowners in Amherst face is a faulty dishwasher overflow. If this occurs in your home, it is imperative to call a professional water removal company who can make sure the water does not have an opportunity to penetrate your floor or walls.

Settling for a quick clean up job and having your washing machine replaced just hides a severe problem that you should never ignore. Should you experience a dishwasher overflow, there are a few things you can do to ensure a proper water removal occurs in your Amherst area home.

Remember, the flooded area is hazardous and can lead to injury. Avoid entering your kitchen to avoid unwanted problems, also, avoid touching the machine as you may cause further drainage. However, you can switch off the power supply at your electrical control panel by flicking a circuit breaker.

Calling a company, like SERVPRO, gives you access to the personnel, equipment, and resources necessary to get the situation under control fast. We can help move furniture, carpeting, and other household items to prevent further damage and use water extractors to remove excess water quickly and efficiently returning your kitchen to normal.  
SERVPRO also provides air-movers and additional techniques that makes drying the affected area, easier. We can dry the entire space, and help you limit any losses you might experience as a result. Our technicians can also offer suggestions to help you avoid future overflows.  

SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified water removal specialists are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to provide you with quality water removal services you can count on to rectify water emergency situations that occur on your property. Never take the chance of leaving behind water that can cause future problems that affect the quality of life you and your family experience in your home.

Obtain access to qualified personnel from SERVPRO of Merrimack after experiencing any water intrusion in your home. Our company is locally owned, providing professionals who proudly serve members of our community including the Milford and Mt. Vernon areas. Our technicians provide expert water removal, cleaning, and restoration services you can trust. (603) 262-9293

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Flood Damage Cleanup in Your Milford Home

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Heavy rainfall can cause sewer pipes, underground drainage, and street drains to overflow.

You Can Rely on SERVPRO Professionals to Fully Restore Your Home after Flood Damage

Floods can sometimes develop slowly in Milford, allowing you to react. The most common kind of flood, overland flooding, happens when streams or rivers overflow their banks. Heavy rains can also cause water in sewer pipes, underground drainage, or street drains to exceed what they are made to carry normally. Flash floods can also occur, usually after very heavy rains and a levee or dam break. It is more dangerous because of the volume and speed, plus the water is usually filled with rocks and debris.

No matter the reason for flooding in your Milford home, flood damage has to be handled quickly to avoid additional damage being done. It is an overwhelming situation to be dealing with, so it is highly recommended that you allow our professionals at SERVPRO to help you get the water out of your home and dry it back out. We are experienced in flood damage remediation and can get the job done right.

We start a damage review as soon as we get to your property. Before we begin any work, we give you an estimate of the costs of restoration. We then work efficiently and quickly to begin removing the standing water with truck-mounted pumps. By doing this, mold growth is reduced, since this procedure speeds up the drying time.

It may look like your home is dry after massive amounts of water have been removed, but it is not dry yet. We might have to replace carpets, as well, to avoid additional damage to the subflooring. We use air movers, dehumidifiers and fans to speed up the drying process, and we are as thorough as possible to avoid mold growth. Any hidden water in your flooring, walls, or even ceiling is detected with moisture meters, hygrometers, or infrared cameras.

After flood damage, unpleasant odors can linger. We may need to extract these from furniture, upholstery, clothing or other possessions. We also include carpet cushions and carpeting, and clean everything with disinfecting and sanitizing products and treatments. Germs are eliminated with our antimicrobial treatments.

Lastly, we repair or rebuild damaged parts of your home with the help of other specialists we contact to help us.

SERVPRO of Merrimack makes sure to dry and clean your home in Amherst, Milford, or Mt. Vernon thoroughly after flood damage, plus make sure your home is sanitized, cleaned, and repaired if needed. Just give us a call at (603) 262-9293 anytime you need our assistance.

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Milford Residents Learn What to do Both Before and After Fire Damage Occurs

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

After your family is safe and the fire fighters have left, contact SERVPRO for an assessment and remediation efforts.

Professional Remediation Companies Like SERVPRO can Help You Before a Fire With Prevention Tips and After a Fire With Remediation and Restoration

Fire damage can occur in your Milford area home quickly, without warning. A simple mistake turned tragedy as you and your family flee from your burning home, hoping beyond hope that everyone survives.

Moving forward after disaster strikes your home takes guts, fire damage in Milford is no joke. Whether you experience a small kitchen fire or a full structure fire, the aftermath can be rather extensive, easily leaving you feeling hopeless and depressed. However, what you choose to do both before and after can make all of the difference in the length and success of your home's recovery.  

It is essential for you to prepare every member of your family for this type of emergency situation, regardless of how minimal the chances are that you may experience one yourselves. We can give you the tools necessary to understand which steps to take and help you prepare for incidents such as these.  

SERVPRO could perform a full inspection of your home, helping you locate potential problems and help prevent significant losses when tragedy strikes. The more you become aware of about your surroundings, exits, and safety equipment, the more likely you are to take the proper actions to protect your property.

By having a relationship with your local SERVPRO before experiencing a disaster you can take advantage of our READY PROGRAM. By developing an Emergency READY Profile, you obtain an immediate plan of action, understand what to expect in advance, and receive timely mitigation to circumstances that directly affect your restoration process.  

The SERVPRO READY PLAN APP is available for your phone, computer, laptop, tablet or alternative multi-media device. With it, we can help you prepare, provide a no-cost assessment of your property, allow you to share critical information needed in the event of an emergency and help you minimize the amount of time needed to return to your home.

Learn more about what SERVPRO of Merrimack has available to help you overcome extreme situations that may occur in your home, call today. (603) 262-9293

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Removing Mold Damage in Amherst from Different Spots and Environments

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Mold from Porous Surfaces in Amherst Homes Can Be Difficult--Call on SERVPRO for Remediation

Varying Steps for Different Mold Infestations Is Key to a Great Remediation

When SERVPRO technicians begin to remove mold spores, growth, and material from your home, they must go through a lengthy and intensive process to ensure that they do the job right. Without thorough work, the mold may still run rampant throughout the home and require additional treatments in the future. We make it a point to properly clean up mold damage in your Amherst home the first time through a multifaceted, complex, and carefully planned approach. While each situation may have different details, we usually must treat an infestation in these three ways.

Air Filtration
One of the most crucial parts of the SERVPRO process of mold damage remediation in Amherst is air filtration. Most mature colonies release millions of microscopic spores into the air that can circulate inside your home and spread to other rooms. While removing every one of these spores is impossible, "scrubbing" all but a few is a standard process in many mold damage cases. We utilize HEPA vacuums and other high-end industrial tools to eliminate as many airborne spores as possible, as quickly as possible. The use of negative air pressure equipment greater enhances this effort.
Removing Mold from Surfaces
Mold attached to a surface in your home such as a floor, wall, or ceiling must be approached differently from a fungus on movable objects. Here, we cannot usually move the surface in question, and must instead utilize specialized treatments and tools such as high-powered UV lights to kill the colony and safely remove it from a surface. Once all visible growth is gone, we then sanitize the area to kill off spores still in the area.
Objects and Furniture
Objects that can be moved and carefully treated are often subjected to a different treatment regimen than structural damage sites. Our technicians are trained in many different cleaning techniques to give different objects ideal care and attention. In some cases, we may also bring in a specialist to evaluate and work on sensitive objects such as artwork.

SERVPRO of Merrimack is a local provider of expert mold damage remediation and restoration services. Call us any time of day or night at (603) 262-9293.

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Commercial Water Damage from a Leaky Refrigerator in Your Amherst Deli

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

If you notice a leak in your commercial kitchen, call SERVPRO immediately to assess and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Thoroughly Dries Your Commercial Space after Water Damage

Leaks in your commercial kitchen are not always indicative of a sink or dishwasher leak. A refrigerator that is faulty in your Amherst deli can be to blame, even if there is no water maker or an ice dispenser. A puddle of water inside or underneath the fridge indicates a problem which needs attention right away. Not only can it slow down your operations, but it can also halt them altogether if you do not have a properly working refrigerator to keep your foods fresh.

Commercial water damage is a serious problem since it creates a loss of money when you have to close up shop for a time or slow down operations. You rely on your Amherst deli to provide you with your daily living expenses, so you should contact us at SERVPRO right away if you realize you have a broken fridge. 

Most water damage we encounter comes from defective appliances or broken water pipes. These problems can flood your business fairly quickly, especially if you are not present when it begins. The amount of water that the leak puts into your building is significant, along with the source of the water.

With a leaking refrigerator, the water is clean, or category one. Clean water is treated water which does not contain waste products, so it is safe to work with and around. 

Once we have the source of the leak fixed and the standing water extracted, it is time to dry your structure out again. Using air movers positioned for optimal drying, we can have your shop dried back out quickly. SERVPRO technicians are trained on airflow and how the machines need to be placed so that the air is circulating in a circular pattern to dry the structure evenly.

For trying to dry areas, ventilation is essential. Walls are the most common areas that require ventilation. Slight wicking of water on walls near the baseboard is standard but does not necessarily mean water is inside the walls.

We remove the baseboards if water is inside the walls. We then drill a 1 ½” hole between each stud in the wall at the level of the baseboard. The holes are drilled through one side of the wall, so air is forced up into the wall cavities as it enters. We force air into the wall by attaching an air mover to a wall venting system.

SERVPRO of Merrimack ensures your building is thoroughly dry again before leaving the job. Businesses in the areas of Mt. Vernon, Merrimack, or Milford should call us right away at (603) 262-9293 if you have a water damage emergency.

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Expert Cleaning & Restoration Services To Battle Fire Damage In Your Amherst Home

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

No matter how severe the fire damage may be, our SERVPRO team will be here to help your home get back to preloss condition.

SERVPRO Has The Expertise and Experience To Restore Your Amherst Home

The smoke generated by a fire in your Amherst area home can produce far more damage than the flames of the fire itself. Heat creates swirling plumes of smoke that stain your walls, driving smoke to other rooms, leaving soot and debris on a variety of unprotected surfaces.

Each surface in your Amherst home affected by smoke receives ongoing fire damage long after the flames are out. Depending on the surface, smoke residues eat away at protective coatings, eventually making contact with and damaging the material underneath. Without extensive knowledge, training, and specialized equipment, treating each surface can be somewhat tricky, leading to losses you might otherwise have avoided.

Making the call to SERVPRO gives you access to IICRC-industry certified technicians with vast knowledge and experience treating and cleaning a variety of surfaces found in your home.

We safely restore plastic, wood, metal, and fabric items regularly, giving you the ability to limit any losses you experience after a fire occurs on your property. By using chemical-sponges, EPA-registered disinfectants and other devices at our disposal, our cleaning technicians can save many items you thought lost forever.

SERVPRO cleaning and deodorization technicians help return the contents of your home to a quality pre-damage condition. We remove stains, smudges, and blemishes on many types of materials using advanced cleaning methods and equipment. Our technicians use various methods to remove deeply seeded smoke odors that linger forever without the proper treatment; we help remove these odors and help improve your indoor air quality after an event.

SERVPRO technicians are available throughout the area 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, regardless of when tragedy strikes. We have an entire Green Fleet, stocked, and ready to respond to your call for help. You can count on us to deliver quality, efficient services that repair, restore, or even rebuild, using technicians qualified in every aspect of household restoration.

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Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack for full-service solutions to emergency situations that may occur on your property, or schedule your home’s initial inspection, today. (603) 262-9293

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Why You Need Professional Help in Dealing with Mold Damage to Your Amherst Property

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Patches on Your Amherst Home's Wall and Carpet? Call SERVPRO for Remediation and Restoration

SERVPRO Provides Remediation to Mold Infestations

Dealing with mold damage can be stressful for any homeowner in Amherst. Damp weather, flood or water damage can form a conducive environment for the mold to grow and thrive right under your nose. Mold can quickly spread if you do not act fast wreaking havoc on your property and can adversely affect your health as well.
Considering seeking professional help as soon as you spot signs of mold damage on your Amherst property. If left untreated, mold can quickly spread to various areas of your home causing a wide-spread damage that can be a nightmare to restore. Here are some reasons you are better off seeking professional help for mold remediation.
1. It is easy to spread mold: If you are not careful, you can quickly spread the mold in your entire house trying to clean it in no time. Our SERVPRO professionals are trained to contain the mold damage to the affected areas. We use containment barriers and other precautions to minimize the spread of the contamination.

2. Eliminating the moisture is the key: Mold thrives in damp and moist places. If you do not remove the moisture entirely, the spores in the air can cause secondary growth. Here at SERVPRO, we use powerful dehumidifying equipment to eliminate moisture and restore the humidity to pre-damage levels. Our professionals also use various moisture sensing equipment to ensure that the moisture level of the affected areas is under control even after the completion of the whole process. Our AMRT technicians can ensure proper drying and moisture elimination.  

3. Disposing of the contaminated material: Disposal of the contaminated material such as drywall, carpet or studs safely is critical to limit the spread the infestation. SERVPRO professionals have training and experience in proper handling and disposal of the mold contamination. If you try a DIY approach, chances are, you might end up spreading the mold to new places and worsen the situation.

Seeking professional help for mold remediation is essential. Professionals have the required training, technical skills, and experience that make mold remediation sometimes easy and fast but always safe.
Call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262 9293 today to schedule an appointment. Talk to our experts to learn more about strategies for mold remediation that meet your needs.

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Cleaning Up Fire Damage After a Fire from an Electric Blanket in Milford

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

It is important to follow the safety guidelines when using a heated blanket in order to prevent fire damage to your home.

The Different Techniques Used to Remove Fire Damage from Your Home

Electric blankets are great for keeping you warm and toasty in the coming cold months in Milford. However, they can also cause fires if they are not appropriately used or well-maintained. If you choose to use it all night long, you must ensure the blanket is equipped with thermostatic controls for safety. When not in use, the blanket should be stored flat to prevent overheating from damage to the internal wiring.

If an electric blanket has caused a fire and fire damage in your home in Milford, you have various levels and types of damage left behind to deal with. Rather than trying to do the cleanup on your own, contact our professionals at SERVPRO, who have the knowledge and training needed to deal with all types of damages from a fire.

In fire damage restoration, our cleaning process must break the bond between the soils and surfaces they adhere to. The actions we use to loosen soils include mechanical action, lubrication, chemical action, and suspension and dispersion.

Often, agitation is an effective method to dislodge soils from surfaces they are attached to. When smoke residues adhere to surfaces, using mechanical action before other cleaning actions can be successful. We use mechanical action as an initial step to pre-clean excess dry, non-greasy residues from a surface before putting either water-based or solvent-based cleaning products.

The action of making something slippery is lubrication. Our goal here is to break the connection between the soil and surface by making soils slide into the cleaning solution.

Chemical actions happen when a substance chemically changes or alters another substance. Many times, a SERVPRO tech applies a cleaning product to alter some residue chemically. The changes made to the residues let us remove them from a material or surface.

The most common cleaning action is loosening soils, then suspending and dispersing them in a cleaning product. Then we extract soils along with the cleaning product. Suspension occurs when a soil dissolves in a cleaning product it mixes with, or when soils emulsify in a cleaning product they do not mix with.

After a fire in your home, SERVPRO of Merrimack can be trusted to thoroughly clean and repair the damages. If you reside in the areas of Amherst, Milford, or Merrimack, you can reach us by dialing (603) 262-9293.

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Water Removal from Your Wood Flooring in Amherst

10/22/2017 (Permalink)

Drying out wood flooring properly requires expertise that our certified technicians possess. Contact SERVPRO to begin drying out and restoring.

Team SERVPRO Removes Water From Your Property Quickly and Efficiently for Best Results

When you have had flooding of any kind, particularly over wooden flooring, in your Amherst home, it is essential that you get the water extracted right away. The longer it remains, the more damage is done to your floor. Wood contains moisture naturally, but it expands when it absorbs excess moisture, and the boards can start to warp. Eventually, buckling can take place, and if the moisture remains long enough, you must replace your floor.
When needed, water removal in your Amherst home needs to be done right away. The best thing to do is to trust the professionals at SERVPRO to help you, rather than trying to do it yourself. Our staff has the tools and knowledge to efficiently take care of the problem quickly and save your wood floors.
We waste no time after arriving at your home in extracting the water. If there is any carpeting over it, it must be removed first, along with the padding. Finished wood flooring sometimes returns to its usual shape once drying is done and can be restored. Your floors should not be sanded until they are totally dry since drying continues and could cause the floor to expand or contract further.
SERVPRO techs may need to put dehumidifiers or air movers in the area to ensure that the floor is dried completely. Then, the floor can be refinished and/or sanded. We use a nonpenetrating moisture meter to find any wet areas, and Teflon coated probes of a penetrating moisture meter to figure out how much moisture content is in the layers at the wettest point. We explain all our procedures first, so you know what we are doing and why.
Our machines for drying are checked on daily to make sure they are drying the floor properly. We may need to reposition them to get the most efficient drying time.
SERVPRO of Merrimack is well-trained in drying your wooden floors after a flooding incident. If you reside in the areas of Amherst, Milford, or Merrimack, give us a call right away at (603) 262-9293.
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Removing Mold From A Wet Basement In Merrimack

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

A wet basement in a Merrimack home can also result in mold growth.

Mold Removal From A Wet Basement

A little water in the home can be unpleasant, but it can also cause structural and personal property damage if ignored. Merrimack residents can find themselves with an expensive repair and restoration bill unless they act quickly.

A wet basement in a Merrimack home can also result in mold growth. Since the air in most basements is cooler and moister than the rest of a house, it is a perfect breeding ground for a mold infestation. To stop and remove it, SERVPRO lowers the humidity and clean visible mold from surfaces.

We set-up a dehumidifier to reduce the air moisture content. Once it is down to normal levels, mold spores return to an inactive state and no longer pose a threat. With that achieved, our technicians use a chemical cleaner, sponges, and cloths to remove any mold we find. If the growth is very thick in some places, we may use a specially designed vacuum with a HEPA filter. This filter is designed specifically to remove and trap mold spores.

The best way to stop mold, of course, is to prevent it. Since mold only needs a small amount of moisture to expand and grow, SERVPRO technicians look for the smallest source. The most common ones are drips from damaged or unprotected pipes and seepage from outside the home.

Even a finished basement usually has exposed pipes overhead. A leak from a cracked connection invariably drips water onto support beams where it helps mold spores expand and begin to feed on the wood. The same occurs when exposed pipe drip condensation. Our technicians can fix these connection issues in just an hour or two and wrap insulation around an exposed pipe in a matter of minutes.

Seepage is hard to find and requires an inch-by-inch inspection of the basement walls. We seal any cracks we find with a special, hydraulic cement and then cover the basement walls with a layer of masonry cement. Both applications are excellent barriers against leaks with the second one being completely waterproof.

If you suspect there is mold in your basement, or you want to prepare it against a future threat, contact us today. SERVPRO of Merrimack has decades of experience protecting homes in New Hampshire and is ready to help you. Call (603) 262-9293 today.

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SERVPRO Restoration & GreenSky Financing Available for Merrimack

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Merrimack Property Owners Benefit from SERVPRO Restoration and GreenSky Lending Services

Merrimack Homeowners Turn to SERVPRO for Restoration and GreenSky for Lending

If you have recently suffered through a flood, fire, or mold infestation, we understand that the only thing worrying you as much as restoring your home is how you are going to pay for it. Fortunately, we have some good news.

SERVPRO has recently partnered with the GreenSky lending company to help you put your Merrimack home back together. We take the burden of removing mold, water, and fire damage off your shoulders while our new partner lifts the financial concern.
We sought out this solution after assisting customers who tried to save money by doing the demolition, cleaning, and restoration themselves. In every case, the homeowners or residents simply added to the problem and found themselves with a larger bill; sometimes much larger.
GreenSky has processed over $8 Billion of installment loans to home and business owners who need help to put their property back to its original state. This Atlanta based lending business specializes in restoration based installment loans and has developed a system that lets them process the loans quicker than most other lenders. Depending on your need and qualification, you may get up to $55,000 to cover restoration costs.
Our office personnel have recently completed GreenSky’s financial and software training and can help you however you may want to make your application. The program provides us with several options: In our office, over the phone with GreenSky or filling out an online form that can be processed in just a few minutes while you sit in our waiting room.
The third option is an incredible mobile app. With it, one of our trained technicians can take your information at your residence or business and have you approved for an installment loan before we finish unloading our equipment. Within an hour or two, we can have you set up with an 84 to 96, month loan (7 or 8 years) at a payment that can be as low as $79 a month.
Once approved for a loan, there is no need to use it immediately. GreenSky knows that the restoration process takes time and gives you four months to use it. That gives you the breathing room you need to make the right decisions on repairing your home and whether to restore or replace your personal property.
At SERVPRO of Merrimack, we do everything possible to keep costs to a minimum, but costs can still run into a year’s salary very quickly. For more information on what we can do for your home and how GreenSky can help, call us at (603) 262-9293 or visit us at http://www.SERVPROmerrimack.com.

Duct Work Maintenance in Merrimack Pays for Itself

9/2/2017 (Permalink)

Duct and Exhaust Maintenance Keep Businesses Hot or Not in Merrimack

SERVPRO Can Inspect, Clean, and Prepare Your HVAC Commercial System for the Winter Months Ahead

As the months finally start to cool, the HVAC duct work for every New Hampshire business needs inspection and maintenance. Lower temperatures at night in Merrimack mean that the metal duct walls begin to contract and expand with the changing seasons. Gaps form at the joints, and restraining brackets start to loosen.

Winterizing the duct work in your Merrimack business is usually a fairly quick process and saves money in heating costs every month. SERVPRO technicians are trained and have extensive experience in maintaining and repairing HVAC ducts; depending on the size and amount involved, we can inspect and repair each system over several days. For large warehouse or industrial facilities, our work crews can still get the job done in a week or less. Industrial structures that utilize furnaces for heating large volumes, puff back is always waiting to happen. Maintenance can keep your business in business.

In most cases, the repairs are relatively straightforward. To relieve pressure on the duct joints, our technicians tighten up the brackets holding the duct work in place. If the screws are beginning to pull out of the wood, we drill new holes and reset them. If tightening the ducts does not completely close the gaps, we bend the edges back into place, so the sections join tightly. For larger systems, it may be cheaper to replace the bent section than to spend time trying to repair it.

It is not just the cost savings that are important. If an interior wall is not heated properly, the bitter cold, we experience in January and February can freeze an inside pipe or flexible water line. When they burst or split, the flooding can quickly cause thousands of dollars in repair and restoration costs. If the spill happens over a weekend, business owners can open their doors on Monday to a disaster that may shut down their business for days or weeks.

Cooling temperatures mean that the HVAC system is dormant for many hours. It is the perfect time to contact us here at SERVPRO of Merrimack to inspect your duct work for maintenance and repair. To schedule an inspection, call us at (603) 262-9293 today.

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Fight Mold, Mildew, and Rot - Get Mold Remediation Services For Your Amherst Area Home

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Mold and mildew can show up quickly on your wall. Call us at SERVPRO when you first notice the damage and we'll come out to investigate the source.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Training and the Equipment to Handle Mold Damage on Your Property

Mold and mildew growing in your attic, walls, or crawl spaces do quite a bit of damage to unprotected wood and building materials. If left unattended, mold can lead to rotten wood, affecting the structural integrity of your home.  
Discovering mold damage in your Amherst home is hardly the end. Never panic before having your home inspected by an expertly trained mold remediation specialist. Proceeding alone can cost you, especially when you remove materials or items that are restorable.  
Wet, warm, humid areas allow mold and mildew to grow rapidly, causing spotty outbreaks, black mildew, and mold colonies to appear. However, SERVPRO technicians can help you understand how far mold and mildew penetrate into each material and provide you with recommendations that reduce the costs of your restoration considerably.
Attempting to clean and disinfect areas affected by mold and mildew alone presents its own set of challenges. You need the right chemicals and how you clean, or handle things has a direct impact on the amount of contamination you endure. It is easy to do things wrong, causing you to spread growth to other areas not already affected.  
If you have had recent construction or repairs of any kind during a period of wet weather, it is easy for moisture to become trapped in your walls. Without the proper training, workers may assume that as long as wet lumber resides inside, it can dry on its own. When in fact the trapped moisture causes mold and mildew to grow.  
Without the proper equipment, it can be hard to get wood to dry out properly. SERVPRO gives you access to air movers, dryers, and an array of attachments that make reaching these areas easier. Our technicians also use infrared moisture detectors and hygrometers to ensure removal of every drop of water.  
SERVPRO has 24-hour emergency services, making us available when you need us to tackle damages in your home. We have several years of experience, top-quality technicians, and equipment to suit any size situation.
Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack to schedule your initial inspection, or begin your mold remediation, today. (603) 262-9293

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Limiting Loss For Local Amherst Veterinary Clinic

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Continue caring for your pet clients in a clean, great smelling office by calling SERVPRO when you have a fire on the premesis.

Our Trained SERVPRO Technicians Focus on Recovery and Not Just Replacement

Modern small animal clinics feature a growing array of electronic equipment to diagnose and treat their patients. As with other electricity-powered machines, veterinary medical tools have the potential to start fires through improperly wired connections or faulty or overloaded circuits. No matter the cause, SERVPRO restores your animal hospital after a fire.
One of the diagnostic devices catches fire, and commercial fire damage spreads through your Amherst veterinary clinic. Unfortunately for you and your patients, smoldering wiring ends office hours. Your staff stopped the fire quickly with a chemical extinguisher, but a thick and unpleasant smelling smoke moved throughout your facility, including surgical suites and recovery areas. Our highly-qualified technicians know how to clean up the fire residues completely and safely, and restore fresh ventilation so that your business of caring for animals continues.
The SERVPRO crew arrives and ensures the clinic HVAC system halts operation. Our experts inspect the ductwork and arrange for a thorough cleaning, removing as much soot as possible using brushes and powerful vacuums. Areas impossible to clean are sealed using professional products and techniques learned in Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) approved courses all our workers attend.
Surfaces covered with smoky and chemical extinguisher residues receive treatment appropriate to the characteristics of the coating deposited by the fire. Our crews use a systematic approach, spraying and wiping away the debris or carefully employing abrasive methods when the soot is sticky and difficult to remove. We understand your exam and treatment rooms must be sanitized, and your boarding kennels, offices, and lobby spaces require a restoration to preloss condition.
SERVPRO deodorization experts use one or more strategies to eliminate smoky smells. Animals are sensitive to the disturbing aroma left after a fire, necessitating comprehensive deodorization. We recommend removal of the damaged equipment's wiring as a first step and then use airborne deodorants. Thermal fogging, a procedure that requires a certified technician to complete, replicates the way the odors first pervaded and neutralizes them.
The medications and foods your office stocked before the fire are likely to be compromised by the smoke damage. We work with your insurer to make hard decisions about the supplies and treatments to be discarded. Our pledge is to have you back to caring for the community’s pet population swiftly.
SERVPRO of Merrimack helps you sort out the challenges an equipment fire poses for your veterinary practice. Call us at (603) 262-9293 as soon as your clinic is cleared by local authorities for fire restoration work.

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Dealing With Mold Damage in Amherst

6/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold can infest your home. SERVPRO can help get the situation under control with a certified process.

SERVPRO's Four Step Process is Effective for Mold Damage in Your Home

Mold spores are in every home in New Hampshire. They are harmless most of the time, and it is just not cost effective to remove them except for ‘clean rooms’ that are needed for surgery in hospitals and some types of manufacturing. They are a threat only when there is the right mixture of moisture, temperature, and a food source.

When it comes to removing and remediating the effects of mold damage in Amherst homes, SERVPRO has developed four steps necessary to the process. We do not use all four for every task, but we follow each one carefully when we do.

Establish Containment – If there is a danger of spreading mold to unaffected areas of the home, our technicians seal the HVAC vents to prevent spores getting into the ductwork. They then install plastic sheeting to serve as containment barriers and set up decontamination rooms for when they enter or exit the affected areas. Finally, they establish negative air pressure to force spore-contaminated air out of the structure.

Remove Mold Contamination – Actions in this step depend on the type of material in the affected area. The porous material is tough and costly to clean, so it is removed and normally discarded. Examples include carpeting, fabrics, insulation, and drywall. Nonporous materials can be cleaned using vacuums with special HEPA filters or wiped down using dry or wet cloths. If the mold growth is very thick, it may be necessary to use a chemical cleaner and vacuum before and after to remove larger particles.

Clean Dust and Settled Spores – After vacuuming, more spores settle out of the air on clean surfaces. Technicians wipe down these surfaces from top to bottom. For flat surfaces, they wipe them off toward the negative air machines to take advantage of the airflow out of the structure. We repeat this step as often as needed.

Dry the Materials - We set up dehumidifiers to dry the air and rearrange the air movers to force airflow over property and structural surfaces to dry them. Technicians remove materials that have absorbed a significant amount of moisture from the affected areas to begin the drying process while others remove the mold.

Cleaning and restoring your home after a mold infestation is a detailed process and requires a professional service. SERVPRO of Merrimack has decades of experience in Hillsborough County and is ready to help. Call us today at (603) 262-9293.

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Amherst Wet Basement Solutions

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Help with Water Proofing Your Amherst Basement

SERVPRO Can Utilize Many Techniques to Help with Moisture and Water Conditions in Basements and Crawl Spaces

Basements usually serve two purposes. There is extra storage for holiday decorations and the like or as an extra living area or bedroom. It works out well for homeowners until water begins leeching in from the outside of the structure, making it unlivable. Unfortunately, this is common for many basements in New Hampshire.

Removing standing water from a relatively small area is simple, but it is only a temporary measure. SERVPRO understands that a permanent solution to a wet, Amherst basement requires more than just pumping out water and setting up a dehumidifier. If we do not block the source of water, more leaks and damage are going to happen. To accomplish this, we recommend waterproofing or encapsulating the cinder blocks which make up the foundation along with the basement walls and floors.

Our technicians start the waterproofing process by filling seams and cracks with hydraulic cement. This sealant is an excellent barrier against further leaks. We then apply masonry cement over the basement walls. This coating is waterproof and establishes an efficient seal against seepage and leaks through cracks too small for the naked eye.

We recommend waterproofing the outside of the foundation as well. We carefully expose the outside walls and apply a thick layer of liquid rubber or similar product. This sealant helps to provide a dry basement against extreme weather and flooding unless the foundation is somehow cracked or the house shifts off its original position.

Encapsulation is the preferred method for basements with a dirt floor or smaller areas like crawlspaces. Technicians install a water vapor barrier by reinforcing polyethylene sheets with a polyester mesh. This approach effectively seals off the walls and floor from moisture bleeding into the basement. Our team then secures the sheets and mesh into place using a polyurethane caulk or two-sided, foundation tape. If needed, they also install a frame that holds everything in place. For difficult environments with excess humidity, it is standard procedure to install a permanent dehumidifier. Encapsulation is an excellent, low-cost method to secure the basement for additional storage while also improving indoor air quality.

Preventing water intrusion does more than just add storage or an extra room. Proper waterproofing and encapsulation also increase the value. If you have water in your basement currently or want to prevent future intrusion, call SERVPRO of Merrimack today at (603) 262-9293. We are here to help.

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Biohazardous Conditions Exist with Blown-In Insulation Removal from a Merrimack Property

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Removes and Replaces Insulation in Merrimack Homes for a Safer Environment

SERVPRO's Blown-In Insulation Removal and Replacing Is Accomplished Safely

There are several reasons to remove insulation from attics and walls. Over time, it deteriorates and its ability to control temperature decreases. Older insulation is not as efficient as the insulation currently sold, even if it has not deteriorated, so there is a cost saving. Finally, insulation that has become contaminated by raccoons, rodents, birds, and other pests deteriorates and compacts, making it both useless and a health hazard.

Regardless of the reason why blown-in insulation removal in Merrimack or anywhere else in New Hampshire needs a professional service company, try SERVPRO. Our technicians have years of experience in removing insulation from a vast number of private homes and commercial structures. We understand the difficulties and the dangers when it comes to removal.

First, there is the physical danger. Older insulation is made from a type of fiberglass that gets into eyes and under skin very easily. Homes with this insulation require eye protection and a face mask at a minimum during removal. Basic coveralls and protective gloves keep our restoration crews safe while vacuuming out an attic or reaching down into walls.

If the insulation in your home is older than thirty-five years, there is the possibility that it is asbestos-laced. Any work around loose asbestos fibers requires breathing gear and a protective suit and gloves. This is a biohazardous cleanup situation requiring HAZMAT gear and EPA licensing. Although we do our best to make sure our work does not affect the rest of the home, it may be necessary to keep everyone out until we finish the job. When the attic has been disinfected with fogging agents, the installation of new material is possible.

There is the danger of contamination from animal urine and feces. Depending on the pest, there are viral threats such as the Hantavirus and Histoplasmosis. Family pets are at risk from ringworm which is a threat whenever raccoons are present.

You should always consider an experienced, professional company when removing insulation. SERVPRO of Merrimack is ready to assist our neighbors in increasing their energy efficiency and improving the health and safety of their homes. Call us today at (603) 262-9293 to get started.

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Combatting A Wet Basement With Services Available In Merrimack

5/2/2017 (Permalink)

Basement Waterproofing Helps Prevent Water Damage in Merrimack Properties--New and Old

SERVPRO Provides Solutions to Water Damaged Basements and Crawl Spaces

A consistently wet basement feels and smells unpleasant, on top of posing health risks to your family and diminishing the value of your home. If left untreated for too long, excessive moisture can cause damage to your floors, walls, foundation, structural integrity, and even damage your roof.

Get professional help when dealing with wet basement issues in your Merrimack home. While some problems have a simple solution, others require a more aggressive approach. A quality restoration company can help you decide which solution best fits your situation.
SERVPRO technicians often find that downspouts and roof gutters play a significant role in wet basement issues. Improper installation or damaged downspouts and gutters give water access to your home. However, gutter extensions, additional drain pipes, and proper grading can help eliminate the problem and improve runoff.
If the problem persists after reshaping the landscape and installing additional drainage, have your basement inspected by professionals and get the help you need. SERVPRO’s expertly trained technicians can plug gaps, cracks, and other openings with hydraulic cement or polyurethane caulking.
Installing additional drains such as footing drains, or a curtain drain can help with water problems caused by ground water. These drains help divert water traveling underground away from your home. If standing water is the obvious culprit, SERVPRO technicians can install interior drain systems, sump pumps, and backflow valves eliminating damaging problems and protecting your home better.
Waterproofing the walls of your basement is also an option. There are concrete waterproof coatings available that permanently adhere to concrete or masonry walls. You can also use silicate-based concrete sealers on painted surfaces in finished basements.  
If you simply want to get straight into the best possible solution to your problem, basement encapsulation services involve installing vapor barriers throughout to eliminate moisture problems. While usually the most expensive alternative, basement encapsulation helps prevent a variety of common basement issues while also increasing energy efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality of your home. Always consider a fixed dehumidifier to reduce the moisture content of the building elements and air in your basement.
SERVPRO of Merrimack can offer you these services and much more. Take advantage of our experiences and call today to discuss available options and get the help you need to address current problems in your home. (603) 262-9293

Stay Calm And Call SERVPRO For Black Mold Remediation

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

When our mold remediation team arrives, they pinpoint the locations of suspected microbial outbreaks.

When Dealing with Black Mold Remediation, SERVPRO Will Help!

Say the words black mold and panic ensues. In reality, over 100,000 different types of mold spores potentially exist in commercial buildings. Rather than concentrating on the precise type of mold infesting your company, SERVPRO offers business owners a proven method for removing a current outbreak and limiting the recurrence of similar mold growth in the future.

The cleaning staff complains that black mold overruns your Merrimack health club. Streaks of fungal growth invade the locker room areas, particularly in the showers and changing areas. Their efforts are insufficient to eliminate the sight and odor of the mold. Individuals and families with children are the lifeblood of your swimming, workout, and running the complex. Keeping your staff and client safe is of the utmost importance. We know how to remediate microbial outbreaks, including issues with the dreaded black mold. Our staff comes to your rescue with efficient strategies to put mold concerns behind you.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed a protocol to remove mold colonies in schools and commercial buildings safely and to minimize the likelihood they return. The mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO receive ongoing training in these methods. Following the instructions precisely gives commercial clients the best chance to conquer an ongoing mold problem. Our staff has not only the training but also the equipment necessary to effectuate proper EPA mold remediation. Routine cleaning procedures are inadequate to manage mold, especially within large areas and where HVAC systems threaten to spread the problem.

When our mold remediation team arrives, they pinpoint the locations of suspected microbial outbreaks. Containment of the colonies is crucial, and keeping the air in the remainder of the facility uncontaminated as the crew works to remove the mold is essential. We set up SERVPRO air scrubbers that use negative air pressure and a series of filters to trap offensive particles. The technicians remove the visible mold and investigate for hidden growth in other areas or within your club's venting, heating, and cooling systems. Sanitizing procedures follow. A search for the water source that fed the mold then ensues.

In a health club, water is everywhere. Our staff consults with our supervisors and you and your staff to ensure water drains away quickly, is properly treated in spas and pools, and that humidity levels remain below 60 percent. All of these efforts limit the possibility of mold regrowing within your facility.

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Reach out to SERVPRO of Merrimack when black mold overwhelms your attempts to keep it in check. Operators await at (603) 262-9293, ready to schedule an inspection and consultation.

SERVPRO Merrimack - Insulation removal

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Blown-in insulation (regardless if it is fiberglass or cellulose) breaks down over the years.

Insulation Removal in Merrimack Homes

Purchasing insulation is similar to the way people used to buy a savings bond; get what they need, put it someplace safe and then forget about it. That is not quite how it works; if your insulation becomes wet from a broken pipe or a storm that has worked its way under your roof and down your walls, you need to have it removed and replaced.

Once the blown-in insulation is soaked from a Merrimack storm, it becomes packed down; reducing its R-value. This value is the measurement of how quickly building materials (insulation and siding for examples) lose heat. A high R-value means the material is an excellent insulator and prevents the transfer of heat into a home or building. Insulation also loses R-value over time and due to other contamination. SERVPRO has developed a process to insulation removal based on decades of experience.

Blown-in insulation (regardless if it is fiberglass or cellulose) breaks down over the years. It does not happen quickly, but if you have owned your home for more than twenty-five years, cellulose insulation needs examination. Fiberglass insulation has a guarantee for a century.

Both varieties of insulation degrade and lose their heat resistance when birds or rodents find a way into the walls. Urine and feces break down the fibers very quickly. If the contamination is in an attic, the smell quickly becomes a factor as it spreads down and through your home. Even more dangerous to your family is the microbial threat that the presence of animal waste brings. Once our team members have removed the infested insulation, they thoroughly sanitize every crawl space and wall section using one or more of the anti-microbial agents available to us.

Each of our offices has an extensive inventory of equipment to ensure that we accomplish this with a minimal interruption to your life and home. We remove the contaminated insulation using a variety of vacuums and hoses. Every pound we remove from your home is collected into a specially designed filter bag that traps every fiber so our technicians can safely remove it from your property.


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Removing and replacing insulation is not an easy process, and certainly not one for a homeowner to try and accomplish. If your wall and attic blown-in insulation has become contaminated or is no longer protecting your home, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 today. We are here to help.

SERVPRO Water Removal Milford, New Hampshire

2/23/2017 (Permalink)

Leave Traps in Milford Gutters Help Prevent the Need for Water Removal

Bodies of Water in Milford Can Cause Water Damage, Be Prepared

Flooding is a concern for our area of New Hampshire. The Souhegan River does not crest its banks more often than other waterways, but when it does, the results can be disastrous for the community.

Water removal from your Milford home can be an extensive process. That is why SERVPRO also responds to calls for an inspection that helps you prepare your home before the worst can happen. Our inspector also provides a list of steps you can take to protect your home from the next storm before we arrive.

One of the most common means water gets into your residence are the drain gutters which become choked with leaves and other debris before the rainy season starts. Gutters need to be check once a month and then every 2-3 weeks once Autumn arrives, and the leaves begin to fall. Water that doesn't drain properly runs down into the foundation. Ice dams can be prevented with sufficient attic insulation.
Maintaining the drainage system also means keeping it intact. Gutters that have separated from the roof allow water to pour down the side of your home uninterrupted. This flow is the method by which water finds its way into your attic. Reinforcing the gutters and drainpipes is something you can do, or we can handle for you after the inspection.

When the weather is severe enough to overcome preparations, we maintain a 24-hour response team to put your home back together. Training for our technicians meets the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification standards and comprehensive corporate training. Each team maintains an extensive inventory of pumps to remove water regardless of the size of the house. If the power is still knocked out, they also have a series of generators that provide a constant source of electricity as we work to return your home to its original state. With this equipment in place, we complete most gross amounts of water removal in a single day or less.

To ensure elimination of every trace of the water, team members use water extraction wands and other tools as well as dehumidifiers to draw out any remaining moisture. They accomplish this to protect flooring and walls as well as fabrics and other personal property. Extraction also lowers the air moisture content which stops mold growth.

The weather looks good for the next week, so before the next rain causes Birch Brook to rise, call SERVPRO of Merrimack to schedule an inspection to prevent water damage to your home. Contact us at (603) 262-9293 today.

Professional Services Available To Treat Mold In The Attic Of Your Mt. Vernon Home

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Grows in a Damaged Mt. Vernon Attic

SERVPRO Information on Mold Problems in Your Mt. Vernon Home's Attic

If you are like most people, storing your Christmas decorations is likely one of the few times you enter your attic every year. Making it nearly impossible to notice maintenance issues or poor weather conditions that cause damage to your roof, leading to mold growth forming in your attic.
As the year progresses, unless something happens to draw your attention to the issue, you are unlikely to hire a qualified professional to perform an inspection for mold in the attic of your Mt. Vernon home, leaving you with significant mold damage that you do not even know exists.
Situations like these require access to a company with expertly trained professionals that can locate the source of moisture, repair the problem and perform any necessary mold remediation services to correct the situation properly, someone like SERVPRO.
If the company that you use decides to perform mold remediation and clean up services without locating and repairing whatever is causing the moisture to exist, other microscopic spores can return when the right conditions exist, creating the same problem, time after time.
At SERVPRO, we find that most moisture problems in your attic exist due to roofing repair issues or improper ventilation. A pipe running through your attic may have a slow leak, or there could be a blocked or broken vent, or may not be enough vents to ventilate the attic properly causing the humidity to rise and excessive condensation to exist. In the cold season, ice damming is often the cause of water intrusion and damage which can also lead to mold proliferation.
The professionals at SERVPRO use a variety of methods to locate roof leaks and provide you with qualified professionals to perform a proper inspection to assist with identifying any discolored insulation or wood in your attic consistent with mold contamination. The inspection requires navigating through the entire attic, visually inspecting rafters, sheathing, joists, roof valleys and other areas that are highly susceptible to roof leaks.
If skylights, chimneys, windows and vents exist, or any portion of the building materials that are dissimilar in nature come together, the area needs to be checked for leaks and sealed properly. Even if you have a vapor barrier installed, a check for excessive condensation should detect if moisture exists that might lead to mold problems.
Air travels up, and any moisture produced by activities such as cooking, bathing, using a clothes dryer or dishwasher can cause moisture to rise to your attic. Without the proper ventilation, this moisture becomes trapped and leads to mold problems forming in your attic.
Keep safety in mind and contact a professional from SERVPRO of Merrimack today, give us the opportunity to inspect your mold problem thoroughly. Contact us today. (603) 262-9293

Three Reasons Why Unoccupied Properties Are A Major Source of Mold Damage in Amherst

12/8/2016 (Permalink)

Mold damage can grow quickly. Call SERVPRO today to assess and remediate.

Tips to Follow to Prevent Finding Mold on Your Property

There are many reasons why a property might be left to stand unoccupied. The former tenants may have moved out in a hurry, after having trouble paying their bills. Or, the previous occupant might have died. It could just be a victim of hard times and a harsh economy.

Whatever the reason, unoccupied houses pose a challenge for future tenants. Mold damage in Amherst is often found in vacant properties, where damp has set in and spores have accumulated. The experts at SERVPRO have dealt with many restoration cases like this. These properties often require extensive mold repairs before they can be reused.

If you own or are primarily responsible for an unoccupied property, SERVPRO is on hand to help you clean, dry, and fully restore it. This guide to mold restoration will explain why it tends to thrive in this kind of environment.

Lack of Supervision

The most obvious reason is a lack of monitoring. Mold develops in the presence of moisture, and even a small amount of humidity in the air can encourage its growth. Ordinarily, things like condensation on window panes and minor faucet leaks are managed by the occupants. In a vacant home, however, they go unheeded and damp spreads through walls, floors, and ceilings.

Poor Air Circulation

When properties are left vacant, all of their windows and doors are closed. This impedes the healthy circulation of air and prevents heat from escaping as it normally would. Mold requires heat and moisture to survive and spread. If the air is not moving, it collects water. This is why mold damage experts use sophisticated air moving devices and dehumidifiers to capture the moisture and circulate clean air.

Organic Materials and Debris

Mold spreads much more quickly in homes which contain a lot of wood and natural fibers. It feeds on these materials. If any food waste has been left in the building, this could also be a natural accelerator. The first thing that remediation and restoration experts do is clear the environment it of organic waste (this includes old food, moldy carpets, and damp fabrics).

How to Get the Mold Damage Restoration Process Started

The first thing that you need to do is call the SERVPRO team. Generally, restoring an empty property is much simpler, because there are fewer valuables to protect. We can inspect the house and install industrial air movers, dehumidifiers, and fans right away. If there is any furniture, electronic equipment, artwork, or paper documents that you wish to preserve, you can discuss this with your technicians.

SERVPRO of Merrimack is a locally based company. We are highly trained and have access to state of the art drying, cleaning, and restoration equipment. If you need to fix up a mold damaged property in a hurry, we can help. Call us 24/7 at (603) 262-9293.

How Applied Structural Drying Can Help to Heal Storm Damage in Milford Properties

12/2/2016 (Permalink)

Drying is key after flooding. Call SERVPRO quickly to get started!

Complete Drying can Help to Prevent Secondary Damage

The term Applied Structural Drying refers to one of the most sophisticated methods used by modern water damage restorers. It provides a non-evasive form of drying after structural components in a home have been compromised by flooding.

A series of highly specialized tools are used, in a sequential manner, to extract the moisture from materials like drywall and return them back to their original condition. ASD is critical because it allows homeowners to recover from storm damage in Milford properties and keep the cost of water damage low by salvaging as much as possible.

This guide to the four key stages of Applied Structural Drying will explain why it is a powerful weapon in the fight against storm damage.


The first stage of ASD is always straightforward and complete extraction. If you choose to work with the experts at SERVPRO, you’ll benefit from a fast and speedy response. We understand that the longer standing water remains, the more destructive it gets. So, our technicians will start packing up pumps and heading out to your location as soon as we’ve taken your call. The pumps are powerful and can remove liquid at a surprisingly rapid rate.

Evaporation by Airflow

The next stage is to bring in industrial air movers and high powered fans. These machines are placed around the damp area and circulate clean, dry air throughout the space. In some cases, the carpet is lifted, in order to dry out subflooring materials.

Evaporation by Dehumidifiers

Any vapor or moisture in the air is then captured with the use of dehumidifying devices. These machines circulate the heavy, wet air and direct it over specific ‘collection’ components. The water molecules are either cooled until they become liquid again (and can be contained) or they are passed into a silica gel desiccant.

Temperature Regulation

This final stage doesn’t actually represent the end of the ASD process. It occurs throughout. The SERVPRO technicians must work hard to maintain an optimal temperature in the rooms where the dehumidifiers and air movers are placed. Some machines operate most efficiently under certain conditions and they are sustained while drying is being carried out. A portion of your home may need to be sectioned off and contained in order to achieve this.

If you would like to learn more about the tools and machines used for storm damage restoration, you can easily get in touch with our team. They have spent years dealing with both minor and very severe cases of water damage. SERVPRO of Merrimack is based in your area, so we are the best choice for emergency repairs. Call 24/7 at (603) 262-9293.

Do you know the two different types of smoke

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

Did you know that there are two different types of smoke? Wet and dry.

Wet smoke - Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke - Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue - Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today - SERVPRO of Merrimack 603-262-9293

Merrimack, NH Smoke and Soot Cleanup

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Smoke and Soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • the type of smoke may greatly affect restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke- wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Merrimack will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred.


Restoring Your Merrimack, NH Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Nashua, NH commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Weather we are dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damage area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Therefore, when an emergency situation in your business arises, give us a call anytime and we will be there as fast as we can with the help you need.

SERVPRO of Merrimack 603-262-9293

Does Your Merrimack Home Have A Mold Problem?

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Mold remediation reduces the mold spores count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is not true. Consider the mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home or business through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher than normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today-603-262-9293

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

This flooded basement was caused by heavy rain.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Merrimack basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 603-262-9293

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Merrimack and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 603-262-9293!

24/7 Emergency Water Damage Service

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Merrimack is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 603-262-9293

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Merrimack has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Merrimack

SERVPRO of Merrimack specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call on SERVPRO of Merrimack to help with your water damage

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Merrimack provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week-including all holidays.

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Merrimack arrives as quickly as possible and that is when they start with extracting the water. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1-24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 week

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal things begin to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

So if you have an emergency, call SERVPRO of Merrimack. 603-262-9293


When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO of Merrimack is ready!

10/18/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Merrimack specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Nashua, NH, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country, that are strategically located throughout the United States. Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week, to any storm or flood damage in Merrimack, NH.

How To Prepare Your Chimney For The Winter!

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

Your chimney is part of your home, which needs cleaning too.

Fall is here! The temperature is mellowing into a more comfortable range, leaves have already started to fall off the trees. Before we all know it winter will be knocking at our doors! So lets get started on talking about cleaning your chimney in anticipation of cooler nights. Some of you might not know this but chimney's need cleaning at least once a year, more often if yours sees more use than average. Fall is a great time to check because you don't want to start a fire for the first time in the winter without performing maintenance. If you are unsure about if your chimney needs sprucing, all you got to do is take a flashlight and look into your chimney. Take a knife and scrape a bit of soot off of the wall, if it is more than 1/8 inches thick then get your gloves on because it's cleaning time!

If this is your first time your fireplace is seeing cleaning materials, be sure to check for nesting animals and critters who may have made a home there!

The next step is to measure the chimney. It's okay to overestimate but try to be as accurate as possible. This can be accomplished by climbing on the roof and measuring down or measuring up through the fireplace. The size and shape of the flue is important to jot down as well. It can be round or square, 6" or 8".

Now it's time to get all your cleaning materials together. Chimney brush, goggles, a broom and dustpan and also the most important thing is a face mask. Cleaning from top down with weighted brush requires up and down motions as you scrape away debris. Cleaning from the bottom up requires a partner on the roof to help scrub with a pulley system. After your chimney is all cleaned, you have to be careful when sweeping and discarding the debris. Now your chimney is ready for winter nights!

Fire Damage Is More Than Just A Loss.

9/15/2016 (Permalink)

Having a fire can be a disaster.

Having a fire inside your home or business is the last thing anyone would ever expect to happen to them. It's more than just a loss, it can be a disaster. It leaves behind so much damage and soot, some people don't even know how to go about a cleanup after a fire. Calling SERVPRO is the answer, we have experience and skills backing us up with training and certification to have your home or business looking "Like it never even happened." We clean anything that comes to mind, doors, windows, cabinets, furniture, personal belongings, carpets, area rugs, even metal accents. We also remove and bag any linens to be washed so it will be free of any soot and so you don't have to worry about having that fire scent. Even though cleaning up after a fire can be a complicated process, there isn't anything SERVPRO can't do.

The Difference Between Mold and Bacteria

5/11/2016 (Permalink)

Molded Fruit

While mold and bacteria are often grouped together, they are actually two very different organisms. Both occur naturally in nature but certain types of molds and bacteria may be harmful to humans.

Size. Molds are typically a lot larger than bacteria and possess hyphae or long, multi-celled filaments. Bacteria are generally smaller and more numerous in size but less complex.

Cellular structure. Molds are fungi and bacteria are not. Fungi are considered eukaryotes which means their DNA is enclosed in a nucleus (often referred to as a proper or well-defined nucleus) which is separated from their cytoplasm. The nucleus of a bacteria cell is not separated from their cytoplasm making them prokaryotes. What makes fungi cells complex are all the structures within their cell that bacteria cells do no possess.

Growth. There are two types of fungi which are important to consider when talking about growth; filamentous and yeasts. Fungal yeast reproduce by budding and filamentous fungi reproduce by branching or elongation. Bacteria on the other hand, regenerate by binary fission which means each parent cell divides into two smaller cells, typically of similar sizes.

Food and nutrition. Bacteria are autotrophic in that they have the ability to produce their own food via light or chemical energy and they are heterotrophic as well meaning, they can take in energy from other organisms for food if need be. Fungi are a type of heterotroph called saprophytes which get their energy from dead organic matter.  This is why fungi are often found in soil or on surfaces that are in the process of decay.

Fungi and bacteria often come with a negative stigma but don’t forget about all the good they do! They release and create nutrients to provide energy for our ecosystem, are used in the fermentation of chemicals, the production of food and even in our bodies to make certain vitamins. Remember, not all molds and bacteria are created equally. While different, they are necessary to our ecosystems and way of life. Also dont forget if you run into a mold situation give SERVPRO of Merrimack a call!! 603-889-2311

New and Improved Equipment

7/31/2015 (Permalink)

After attending the National SERVPRO convention, SERVPRO of Merrimack has decided to invest in some of the new equipment that was shown on display.  SERVPRO of Merrimack has invested in 10 new state of the art air-scrubbers and 10 new, more efficient dehumidifiers.  

These new pieces of equipment will allow SERVPRO to better purify and rid the air of any harmful substances such as microbial spores.  Along with the air purification equipment the new dehumidifiers will help to dry out an area or room more efficiently.  These tools enable a faster and more efficient cleanup to any disaster. 

SERVPRO Merrimack Attends SERVPRO Annual Convention

7/27/2015 (Permalink)

The National SERVPRO convention is the best way for SERVPRO of Merrimack to stay up to date with the latest equipment and techniques that come out every year.  There are always awesome new pieces of equipment that will help us clean any disaster faster and with more efficiancy.  It is great to be able to meet up with new and existing franchise owners, talking and exchanging new innovative ideas for the company.  

Just about every supply company out there has a new and improved piece of equipment they like to show at this convention.  However, this year it seemed that Pheonix was at the top of their game.

Social Media

7/24/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Merrimack has recently been entering the social media world.  We are trying to enhance our ability to help anyone who needs it.  With out multiple social media pages it allows the customer to access our services more easily.  This also enable the customer to get a better feel for who we are as a company and who each of our employees are as people.  Please check us out at any of our social media pages for a better look at SERVPRO Merrimack and the occasional DIY for home improvements.

Twitter:  SERVPRO9271

Facebook:  SERVPRO9271

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American Biohazard Recovery Certification

6/12/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Merrimack became American Biohazard Recovery cetified during the Summer of 2014.  ABRA has set the industry precedent with a golden standard.

"ABRA is an international association of crime scene clean up, trauma scene, hoarding clean up & meth lab clean up recovery professionals who are dedicated to upholding the highest technical, ethical and educational guidelines  of the biohazard remediation industry."

"Our trusted members of the American Bio-recovery Association (ABRA) are here to help relieve you of the emotional trauma.  The Nation's most qualified seicalized contractors network is here to provide you and your loved ones peace of mind and relief."

SERVPRO of Merrimack is proud to be an ABRA certified company and will continue in the persuit of the highest quality of specialized biohazard recovery.

SERVPRO of Merrimack Becomes an IICRC Certified Firm

8/29/2014 (Permalink)

Our Framed IICRC Firm Certification

SERVPRO of Merrimack recently became an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified firm. The IICRC sets the industry standards for the Cleaning and Remediation industry, of which SERVPRO is an industry leader. The following is from the IICRC official website (http://www.iicrc.org).

”IICRC Certified Firms have earned the right to display the cleantrust logo as a symbol of quality. In order to achieve IICRC-certified status, firms must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise.

IICRC Certified Firms must:

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC actively pursues relationships with fiber producers, carpet and fabric mills, furnishing manufacturers and retailers, and others affiliated with the industry. The use of IICRC-certified service professionals is specified in leading manufacturers’ maintenance brochures and warranties.”

SERVPRO of Merrimack is honored to count itself among the select organizations to receive this certification. We will continue to offer the same standard of excellence that you have come to expect, but now we have the IICRC stamp of approval to back that up.

18th Annual Show of Dreams

7/31/2014 (Permalink)

The High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Food Bank recently participated in the 18th Annual Show of Dreams, a car show featuring many unique and antique British cars, and split the profits among the two charities. The show took place at the Alvirne Hill House Field in Hudson New Hampshire. The High Hopes foundation is an organization dedicated to offering life changing experiences to chronically and seriously ill children in the state of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities of New Hampshire, serves as the only food bank in the state of New Hampshire. The owner of our franchise, Kevin Lee, volunteered for the event not only because of his interest in antique cars, but also because of his strong belief in giving back to the communities that we service. The show was a great success, seeing many attendees and a lot of fun had by all (not to mention the money raised for these two noble charities).

Helping Hannah Help Haiti

7/22/2014 (Permalink)

Hannah at the "Feed the Need 5K"

SERVPRO of Merrimack is committed to helping our community, even when that means helping our community to help those abroad that are less fortunate. Recently, SERVPRO of Merrimack donated towards the aims of a high school senior who was trying her best to make a difference in the world. Hannah, a high school senior from Nashua, NH, organized the “Feed the Need 5K,” which helped raise money for a lunch program in Haiti. According to Hannah, the 5K raised nearly $8,100 and 500 lbs. of food for the charity. SERVPRO of Nashua is proud to have supported Hannah in attaining her goal to help others and to help serve the communities in which we are a part.

Spring Cleaning Promotion!

4/11/2014 (Permalink)


After a long winter and cold weather, spring is finally upon us! Start off spring cleaning the right way with this $50 carpet cleaning gift certificate courtesy of your friends at SERVPRO of Merrimack.

This promotion is running until July 1st, so hurry up and cash in on the savings! Just print out this flyer and call to schedule an appointment today.

Please feel free to use this $50.00 gift certificate, compliments of SERVPRO of Merrimack, on any of the following services:

- Area rug cleaning with scotch guard protection. (Includes oriental, wool, and karastan rugs. Excludes silk rugs.)

- Carpet cleaning with scotch guard protection.

- Stone, porcelain, tile and grout cleaning.

- Stone and grout sealing.

- General cleaning and/or detailed cleaning of your home.

- Cleaning, organization and removal of unwanted items from your basement, garage or attic.


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