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Prepare Your Concord Area Home Against Flood Damage

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Prepare Your Concord Area Home Against Flood Damage SERVPRO Tip: Get Flood Insurance for Concord Properties--We Will Clean Up the Damage

SERVPRO Gives Tips and Flood Damage Cleanup to Concord Homeowners

Floods can develop slowly, making a homeowner feel helpless as they watch. Water begins spreading over land when rivers and waterways overfill, gaining access to homes caught within the flood plain.  
 
There are several types of flooding that might affect your Concord area home. Flood damage affects your home and its surrounding environment, occurring anytime of the year. Severe storms can even bring flash floods to the area that give you little to no warning and cause massive damage.  
 
Floodwater itself can be extremely hazardous, taking as little as 15cms of fast-flowing water to knock a full-grown human off their feet. A flood can disrupt both public and personal transportation, by cutting off roads, railways, and even cut communication lines by destroying telephone poles and other equipment.  
 
Floods carry large amounts of water and anything it can carry over large areas, displacing soil nutrients and eroding agricultural lands. Severe floods do far more than ruins homes or destroy personal property, the environment and wildlife in the area are also at risk. What can you do?
 
You should always take the time to understand more about where you live. If your home lies within a floodplain, never take chances and get your family to safety at the first signs of a flood. Watch your local news station for notifications, and prepare your home for the event. Do you have a distinct flood insurance policy?
 
Keep a list of emergency phone numbers; your personal or house phone may stop working, get lost, or damaged, make sure to have numbers ready for when you reach safety. Prepare every member of your family by practicing an escape plan, bring plenty of supplies, medication, and food. Call SERVPRO to stop by and offer our ERP, Emergency READY Profile mobile app to help you prepare for possible emergencies; and then we are only a call away to help.
 
With your family safe and the event coming to an end, make preparations with your local SERVPRO to re-enter your home as soon as possible. You want to take action immediately to save the contents of your home and any personal belongings left behind.  
 
SERVPRO can help you prepare your home to combat flood damage, providing you with expertly trained technicians, access to advanced equipment and services that help prevent losses. However, in the event of a flood, it is also important to have someone there to help you recover, and that is where we come in.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord anytime for full-service solutions to flood, fire, storm, mold, or other water-related issues. (978) 486-9868
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Let The Drying Experts Help When Your Marlborough Business Is Awash In Wet Carpets

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Let The Drying Experts Help When Your Marlborough Business Is Awash In Wet Carpets Keep the Red Carpet Dry with SERVPRO's Help

Business As Usual in Marlborough After SERVPRO Dries Wetted Carpets

Even as little as an inch or two of water in a retail or office setting, can soak a vast amount of carpeting. A company’s cleaning or housekeeping staff rarely have the capacity to respond to this degree of water damage, but the carpeting must be dried quickly. SERVPRO offers business owners the tools and technicians to dry out even acres of wet carpeting fast and efficiently.

A pipe burst in the wall you share with an adjoining shop, pouring water throughout your retail area. Wet carpeting extends for thousands of square feet in your Marlborough furniture showroom. You need professional water restoration help immediately, and reaching out to us, and our crews of carpet drying specialists, is the first step to putting this devastation behind you.
 
Even if the subfloor in a mall or shopping center is concrete, a brisk run over with a carpet cleaner is inadequate to manage soaked floor coverings. SERVPRO has industrial strength water extraction and drying equipment designed precisely for the crisis you face. Our technicians receive thorough and up to date training on water extraction techniques that remove the majority of the moisture but also protect the integrity of the carpeting.
 
Furnishings in your showroom must also be protected during the restoration, and prevented from staining or otherwise damaging the carpet. Our team moves through your store systematically, extracting the water and shifting your inventory, so it and the carpet escape further harm. Using foam blocks, foil-backed cardboard squares, or other appropriate aids, SERVPRO crew members keep the wood from bleeding its finish or absorbing moisture, and metal from rusting during the drying recovery period.
 
Chances are good we dry out the carpeting successfully in place. This task requires disengaging the carpeting enough from the subfloor to position air movers and dehumidifiers, directing air floor over and under the carpet. We often replace the padding as it disintegrates easily and adds a layer that impedes the carpeting from drying. Tack strips also must be monitored for retained moisture and may be replaced to avoid strips of dampness after the carpeting is returned and stretched.
 
Because of the risk of secondary harm, such as mold growth or delamination of the carpet from its backing, contact SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord as soon as possible after retail flooding. A call to (978) 486-9868 sets up an inspection and implementation of a drying plan within hours.

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What Should You Do If You Find Mold In the Attic Of Your Marlborough Home?

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Should You Do If You Find Mold In the Attic Of Your Marlborough Home? Marlborough Mold Remediation and Cleaning It Up

Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Mold in your attic is a problem that requires immediate remediation because if it is left unchecked, it can quickly spread to other areas of your home, and might also cause damage to the structure of your attic and any items that are stored there. Fungus likes damp environments, and an attic often provides just such an environment and might even become a rich breeding ground for more mold.

You might be wondering what to do if you find mold in the attic of your Marlborough home, or even how to tell if you have fungus growing there. Finding out whether you have mold is usually quite easy: Look for telltale patches of black or greenish discoloration and also take note of any moldy or musty smells.
 
Now you are sure you have mold, or at least strongly suspect that you do, it is time to call SERVPRO. We train our IICRC-certified technicians in all aspects of remediation. We start with asking some simple questions to get a clear picture of your situation and then we send out a fully equipped team to assess your attic and decide on the best course of action.
 
Is there anything you can do while you wait for our professional team to arrive? The answer is yes; there are some things you can do. If there is an obvious source of water or damp that you can remove safely, please do so. We recommend keeping the affected area dry. If you happen to have an HVAC system or fans running in your attic, turn those off too as they might help spread spores to other areas of your home.
 
If it is safe for you to remove porous materials you may do so, as porous materials also present a spreading risk; however please only carry out removal if you have protective equipment on hand to wear. Removal must be conducted slowly to avoid agitating the spores and causing further spreading – if in doubt do not do it.
 
SERVPRO recommends that you avoid touching or trying to spray or clean the mold and that you do not attempt to paint over affected areas.
 
Stay out of your attic until we arrive to assist you. Our experienced technicians come prepared to set up containment to prevent mold spreading to other parts of your home, and we use negative air machines to vent contaminated air outside your house. We also use a range of cleaning protocols including HEPA vacuuming, scrubbing, abrasion, and immersion to clean salvageable items and remediate mold growth on walls, floors or ceilings.
 
Do not ignore a mold problem in the attic of your home. Call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868 for help.

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Helping Concord Residents Battle Fire Damage In Their Homes

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Helping Concord Residents Battle Fire Damage In Their Homes Concord Fire Damaged Homes Get Great Restoration from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Cleanup and Damage after Fires in Concord, NH

You might think that the situation you are experiencing is hopeless. However, with the proper restoration company on your side, it is possible to save your home, its contents, and your cherished personal belongings. Of course, it depends on the conditions present during your specific situation and the amount of time you take to ask for help.
 
Regardless of how or where a fire occurs on your Concord area property, fire damage and water damage go hand-in-hand. The firefighters use water to douse the flames, making locating and removing water after the fire is out, essential. You want to avoid leaving behind small pockets of water that could eventually lead to mold or other biohazards that pose severe health risks to you and your family.
 
At SERVPRO we assess every area of your home to determine the best way to return it to a quality pre-damage condition and eliminate any problems that could compromise our goal. We have IICRC certified technicians who specialize in water and fire damage restoration tasks, as well as cleaning, deodorization, and repair technicians to ensure your restoration goes off without a hitch.
 
SERVPRO manages your entire restoration process from beginning to end, making the process itself less stressful and invading. We help you stand up when standing is hard, providing you with solutions that help bring life back to your home. Our technicians are available 24/7, allowing you access to expertly trained personnel, industrial-grade equipment, and quality restoration services any time you need them.  
 
SERVPRO technicians make your problems their own, work hard to address any concerns you may have, and treat you and your family with the respect and dignity they deserve to overcome emergency situations that occur on your property. We have been providing homeowners just like you with emergency solutions and preparedness services for many. Just contact us when things go wrong, we can help.
 
SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord provides customers with a stress-free claims process and responds to your emergency situations quickly and efficiently. Never hesitate to contact us for help dealing with these problems and more. (978) 486-9868

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Concord Flood Damage Removal from Private Homes

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Concord Flood Damage Removal from Private Homes Concord Properties Call On SERVPRO for Flood Water Removal

SERVPRO Extracts Standing Water Post Flooding Swiftly


Removing water from your home is a relatively simple task when it comes to pumping or extracting. The problems are usually timing and labor. When that water is contaminated, the costs and threats to your home and personal health quickly increase.


When it comes to restoring your Concord home and property from the effects of flood damage, SERVPRO looks for one of three categories of water: Clean, Gray and Black. We maintain a 24-hour response team to determine the category and determine what is needed to clean and restore your home.

Clean Water – This type of flood water poses no substantial risk to the health of the residents or our technicians. The restoration crews do not have to take any precautions before bringing in pumps or other water extraction tools to remove standing water or water trapped on carpets, floors, building material such as drywall, and personal property. To prevent clean water from crossing into the gray water category, we remove it as quickly as possible. Microbes present on surfaces and in the air are harmless until they have even a small amount of standing water to collect in and grow. Our technicians also begin work to lower the humidity level; drier air inhibits microbial growth as well.

Gray Water – This category contains low levels of contamination that can threaten the health of residents and anyone else who exposed to it. Contaminants include water from aquariums, urine, and wash water. Gray water becomes more contaminated very quickly with fungi or bacteria. Spores from these threats can become airborne and spread to parts of the home not affected by water. If unchecked, the spores grow into building material as well as become a health threat. To prevent this, technicians spray the water with an anti-fungal or anti-microbial agent before bringing in water extraction equipment.

Black Water – This is the most contaminated water. Most stormwater falls into this category, as run-off or water from a crested river also pulls in feces, sewage, and even dead animals from the outside. Contamination levels also depend on how far the water traveled before it entered your home. Other contaminants can include chemical and medical waste. Technicians don protective gear and spray black water before utilizing pumps. Our crews carefully watch every hose connection and ensure there are no leaks as they pump contaminated water into a holding tank or tank truck.

Restoring a home to its pre-flood state can be complicated and expensive. SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord is here to help our neighbors and fellow residents return to their normal life as soon as we can. Call us today at (978)486-9868 to begin.


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Restoring Areas Impacted by Commercial Water Damage in the Historic Sites of Concord

5/23/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Areas Impacted by Commercial Water Damage in the Historic Sites of Concord Historic Homes in the Concord Area Deserve Water Damage Restoration from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Quality Restoration to Unique Structures Post Water Damage


Maintaining a historic site requires many resources. When something damages or threatens to harm the integrity of such locations, immediate action is required. Sometimes, however, the damage is not truly evident until after it has already occurred.
 
When a historic site in Concord has developed commercial water damage, it is imperative that all signs of the loss be removed. SERVPRO has the know-how to complete any size job, in any setting imaginable, including historical ones that need to be restored to a specific time-period. We know that your site needs to remain authentic, not only for aesthetic reasons, which are relevant to visiting guests but also for continued registry inclusion.
 
Water damage can affect historic buildings and sites in similar ways to modern buildings and homes, and also in ways that are unique to the historic sites that remind our youth of their heritage in a unique, hands-on, tangible manner. Because of the requirements of many sites to remain authentic in areas that are not typically visible, as well as those areas that are, we always stay in close contact with administrators of such places. We want to assure you that we understand that these locations are special, and irreplaceable, to our country.
 
A major aspect of removing water damage is to stop any additional water from entering the site and creating future damage. We can take any contents at the site to a safe and dry location, mitigating or preventing harm to these items.
 
If anything within the contents is already damaged, we can work with you to determine the best course of action for each type. SERVPRO's IICRC certified technicians are trained to clean under unique condtions such as leather items like saddles might need to be cleaned of mold but have any patina left in place, documents and books may need to be dusted off and vacuumed of dust and other debris, and clothing may need to be simply aired out in the sun. However, at all times, we make it a point to listen to our customers about how to proceed.
 
SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord knows the climate can be harsh in our area, and that it can bring unique challenges to any location when it comes to water damage. Call us at (978) 486-9868, any time, day or night, weekends and holidays included, as we are always available.


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Marlboro/Concord Residents: We specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup Restoration!

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

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 Marlboro/Concord 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?


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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 Marlboro/Concord and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and properly professionals.


We are Flooded Basement Specialists:



  • We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a 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 -SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord is Ready To Help 508-481-7556

Marlboro/Concord Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do.

  • Don't touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don't blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don't attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don't spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it's a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professional that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today - Marlboro/Concord 508-481-7556

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?

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Marlboro/Concord 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 Marlboro/Concord will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred.