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Why Merrimack Residents Need Professional Mold Damage Help

1/11/2023 (Permalink)

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

Safe, Effective Mold Damage Help When Merrimack Properties Need It

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

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

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

SERVPRO Mold Remediation to the Rescue!

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

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

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

Handling Your Contents with Care

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

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

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

How it Works

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

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.”

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."

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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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