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Destination Dining Plans Saved By Speedy SERVPRO Water Removal

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

water covering a living room floor Facing commercial water damage? Team SERVPRO can help with water removal equipment and certified technicians to tackle the job.

Our Technicians Arrive Quickly to Tackle Drying Out Your Property After a Flooding Event

Quaint and imbued with decades of dining memories, fine restaurants housed in historic Hampton buildings are precious to their owners, the staff who work in them, and the loyal clientele who arrive for anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions. A significant water event can place all three groups of individuals in peril of losing a treasure. Our crews are up to the task of remediating the water.

The strain of a hundred years of freshwater flow finally breaks a vital pipe in your restaurant, pouring gallons upon gallons of water into your kitchen and food storage areas. Immediate commercial water removal in Hampton is essential to the continuation of your business, run for more than a century by your family. Our locally owned restoration company appreciates the severity of this crisis and responds as soon as possible.

You limit the damage by shutting off the water flow before we arrive to do a thorough assessment and begin the work of water removal and structural drying. Because many appliances in your kitchen are wired, power may be shut off. This is not a problem as SERVPRO’s submersible pumps and water extractors are truck mounted. Our technicians commence pumping and extraction operations while other workers take moisture measurements and use scanning technology to locate any hidden pockets of water.

Resolving the trapped water issue is crucial as if left in this warm and high-nutrient environment, mold could become a problem in as little as 48 hours. We work quickly and steadily to make water removal the primary task by minimizing the secondary damage that typically arises when water stands. SERVPRO managers also work with you, the city inspectors, and the insurance company to ensure that the restaurant is running again as soon as possible.

An intense session with industrial-sized air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers reduces the moisture in the structure to normal levels. Only stone and tile floors were affected, meaning no carpet or rug remediation was necessary. Working as a team, SERVPRO and your staff look forward to welcoming diners again for their special events and romantic dinners.

SERVPRO of The Seacoast is a committed member of our community, ready to assist with any water emergency. Call our staff at (603) 433-4300 immediately after a crisis to schedule an assessment. 

Flood Damage in Portsmouth After a Storm

6/5/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded bedroom with water everywhere and items floating around Has your home been recently flooded? Call the certified technicians at SERVPRO for water removal and effective flood damage remediation efforts.

SERVPRO's Fast and Efficient Response Dries Out Your Property and can Prevent Secondary Damages

Extreme weather can drop millions of gallons of water into a relatively small area overnight. It overcomes river banks, levees, and dams in less than a day, with people's homes sitting helplessly in the way.

When flood damage in Portsmouth is from a storm system, there is the additional threat of contaminated water to homes. There is soil and other debris not present with a broken hose from a dishwasher. That can mean more property has to be replaced rather than restored, which translates to thousands of dollars in additional costs. This situation makes the cleaning services offered by SERVPRO just as important as water removal.

Our first action to clean and restore property is to get it out of the water. Since the items sit on the floors, for the most part, merely removing the water is not enough. Our response team places furniture and other items on wood or cinder blocks. Raising the property gets it off carpets and wood floors, preventing wood finishes and paints from leaving stains. It also helps water to drain and puts airflow over and under the items.

Next, we inspect everything. If there is any soil or other contaminants found on the surface, we start cleaning immediately. If it does not spread and stain more of the surface, our specialists use brushes to remove heavy soil. Brushing is effective on hard surfaces like bookcases and tables but may not be possible on fabrics like curtains, drapes, and upholstered furniture.

When it comes to cleaning, every SERVPRO office has access to a nationwide network of antimicrobial cleaners and commercial detergents. In the decades we have been in the restoration business, we have found very few stains that our technicians cannot remove. The EPA approves everything we use for residential purposes. We use a special immersion tank that forces bubbles into the cleaning solution and over and through the property for those items heavily soiled and stained.

Cleaning up after a storm is not a fast or easy process. At SERVPRO of The Seacoast, we have the experience and training to put your home back together and return it to its original state so you can return to your life before the storm. Call us at (603) 433-4300 today. 

SERVPRO Provides Cleaning and Fire Restoration in Portsmouth

5/31/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged hallway with soot covering the walls Don’t make the situation worse! Contact team SERVPRO to clean up and remediate the fire damage in your home. We are available 24/7.

Let the Experts Clean Your Home After a Fire in Portsmouth, Call SERVPRO

Attempting to complete clean-up after a fire in Portsmouth yourself can make things worse if you use the wrong methods, cleaning agents, and materials. Every fire is different depending on the material burned and how hot the fire was. Grease fires on the stove produce a heavy, oily smoke residue that coats everything. At the same time, a fire that burns at a high temperature produces light, fluffy ash that is easily removed.

SERVPRO can help with fire restoration after a fire in Portsmouth. We immediately assess the conditions and determine the best approach to perform a complete house clean-up after a fire. In addition to the type of smoke residue and the surface type, we consider four factors while removing and cleaning smoke residues from surfaces and contents in your home.

  • The appropriate temperature for the surface and the cleaning solution.
  • How much agitation of the surface and chemicals?
  • Which chemical cleaning agents should be used on residues and surfaces?
  • How long should the cleaning agents dwell on the surface to work properly?

We have the skills, the knowledge, and the expertise to provide a thorough fire and smoke damage restoration of your home after a fire.

Call SERVPRO of Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham for fire restoration in Portsmouth and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 433-4300.

How Can SERVPRO Prevent Your Portsmouth Business Becoming Overwhelmed by Mold?

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage door and ceiling Mold damage remediation is no easy task. SERVPRO uses the latest equipment and techniques for mold remediation.

Mold inspections and removal strategies provide efficient remediation for Portsmouth businesses. 

Understanding your need for professional mold remediation begins with appreciating the many ways that active colonization can impact your business. While every situation is different and might require various mold removal tactics and approaches, the threats that spreading microbial organisms can cause are similar from one damaged site to the next. Obstacles we must overcome include:

  • Damaged materials
  • Noxious odors
  • Moist conditions
  • Structural vulnerabilities

How Can Mold Removal Get Started? 

Removing microbial colonies and beginning mold remediation in Portsmouth businesses requires careful evaluations of the property and its condition. We actively pursue the most efficient removal tactics based on the state of hosting materials. Organic matter can become deteriorated from hosting colonies over even a brief period. Surface treatments like sanding and antimicrobial cleaning can remove superficial colonization, but controlled demolition can also be necessary for some situations.

As challenging as mold remediation needs might be for area businesses, our SERVPRO of The Seacoast team can help with fast and effective removal options. Give us a call today at (603) 433-4300.

What Initial Actions Protect Portsmouth Homes After Water Damage? 

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

pooling water in room Water removal services for your home should be handled by SERVPRO. We will be there from start to finish. Call now!

Our prompt mitigation solutions can reduce water degradation in Portsmouth homes. 

Mitigation is critical after water damage incidents. We have immediate actions that can help protect structures from unnecessary harm, including:

What Are the Key Tools Used in Water Removal Services? 

Multiple pieces of equipment can be brought into a residence to begin the vital water removal services in Portsmouth after situations like burst pipes or appliance malfunctions. Eliminating standing water is essential to protecting the property and its contents, starting with the most considerable depths of surface water concerns. Submersible pumps can handle pooling of more than a few inches, while wet vacuums and various attachments can handle smaller volumes.

When water removal is necessary for area homes, we can utilize powerful extraction devices from our recovery inventory to help. We know the value of prompt mitigation, so we get the cleanup started as soon as possible. Give our SERVPRO of The Seacoast team a call today at (603) 433-4300.

How Does SERVPRO Help with Flood Restoration in Exeter Homes?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Storm damage removal services are no joke. SERVPRO will be onsite with IICRC techs within 4 hours of the initial call.

From water removal services to water damage repairs, we can help Exeter homes after a flood.

When storms and flood damage impact Exeter area homes and businesses, we have a team of professionals ready 24/7 to help. The path to making these incidents “Like it never even happened,” starts with effective mitigation and restoration solutions. We can help clean up your home:

  • Flood restoration
  • Basement flooding
  • Emergency services water damage
  • Water damage repairs
  • Mold inspections
  • Water clean up

How Can Floodwater Penetrate Your Property? 

Storms can often be a catalyst to flood damage in Exeter homes. Passing severe weather events like hurricane-strength systems or high-wind conditions can cripple aging roofs or remove the siding. Vulnerabilities from missing windows, damaged roofs, missing siding, or broken/damaged foundation masonry can welcome floodwater into the property.

How Do Water Removal Services Begin After a Flood?

Water removal services can be one of the most vital efforts to get started after flood damage. As rapidly as infiltrating water can pool and collect on surfaces like the flooring, prompt response to remove this standing water can better protect other areas of the property from exposure to flood water migration. Absorption and saturation are concerns for the porous materials and contents in the path of moving floodwater. Because this threat would also come with the possibility of solids and debris, every extractor in our vast inventory is not ideal for flood removal. We use instruments like:

  • Truck-mount extractors
  • Trash pumps
  • Wet vacuums

Is Muck-Out Cleaning Beneficial for the Property? 

Natural flooding can introduce several types of solids and debris into the house for responding technicians to contend with during flood restoration. Flood damage recovery begins with removing standing water, which can often reveal settled debris and materials resting on floors and other exposed surfaces. Shoveling up the sludge and remnants of a natural flooding incident can be critical to identifying structural concerns or other damages that exist and require immediate correction. Depending on the disaster, several types of debris and matter can get left behind in your household, including:

  • Mud
  • Silt
  • Organic matter
  • Vermin
  • Oil/Chemicals

Where Are Water Damage Repairs Necessary? 

Natural flooding often requires some degree of water damage repairs and controlled demolition. With a general contractor license and experienced professionals, we can seamlessly transition between mitigation and cleaning efforts necessary after storm damage flooding and the required repairs or reconstruction. Removing and discarding impacted materials can be a suitable solution to reduce and eliminate bacterial, and contaminant threats present in the house after natural floodwater infiltration. This general contractor license also allows us to reconstruct the vulnerabilities that exist in your home’s exterior that allowed for floodwater penetration in the first place.

From flood damage to the destructive storms that can pass through the area, our SERVPRO of The Seacoast team must stay prepared for disasters 24/7. We have skilled professionals ready to help remove floodwater and restore the damage these emergencies can cause. Call us today at (603) 433-4300.

Fire Damage Restoration Services are Available to Portsmouth Residents by Making One Simple Phone Call

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Fire illustration If your home has been damaged by a fire, you need expert assistance with cleanup and restoration. Call SERVPRO for help. We are always available.

When Homes Suffer the Consequences of Fire and Smoke Damage, SERVPRO is Prepared to Help

After a house fire in Portsmouth, the cleanup and restoration process may seem overwhelming to the average homeowner. However, when you enlist the help of professional fire restoration technicians, the process becomes manageable. At SERVPRO, we focus on removing unsalvageable items and eliminating the soot and smell characteristic of fire damage. To achieve the best results, we employ state-of-the-art equipment and industry-grade cleaning solutions tailored to the needs of your home.

Cleaning the contents of your Portsmouth home is as essential as cleaning walls, ceilings, and structural elements. It stands to reason that water and fire damage restoration is typically less costly than replacing each affected item. A one-size-fits-all approach to cleaning and restoration can create more fire damage to your property, which is why our SERVPRO team tailors its efforts to each surface. The following methods are used to clean your home-

House Fire Cleanup Products Can Include:

  • Dry cleaning- generally used to clean non-grease-based damage or to prepare a surface for wet cleaning. Dry sponges help remove light soiling, often aided by vacuuming.
  • Wet Cleaning- more aggressive in nature, it is used for heavy residues. As its name implies, water and cleaning agents are involved in the cleanup process. Sprays and foams are included in this category.

SERVPRO of The Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham are available to help all communities around us. Call us at (603) 433-4300 and allow us to leave the memory of fire damage in the past.

Mold Remediation and Prevention in Commercial Buildings in Exeter is Part of a Successful Business Plan

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of mold damage, Including the odors that come with it. Call us today, we are always available.

Exeter Businesses Needing Mold Removal Services can Rely on SERVPRO. 

Regardless of what your business focuses on, you probably have valuable assets and inventory to protect. When excess humidity makes its way into your Exeter storefront, you run the risk of mold spreading. Very often, mold spores proliferate quietly, leaving business owners unaware of the growing problem. Only a professionally trained crew can address the mold remediation process effectively, and time is of the essence.

Commercial clients in Exeter looking for the best mold specialists can call our mold specialists at SERVPRO. Our team applies industry best practices for mold removal and controlling any excess humidity causing its growth. Mold can cause health effects, so personal protection is crucial as our technicians carry out their job. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including eye protection, N95 masks, and chemical resistant gloves, is a must when dealing with mold.

Safety in Mold Removal Situations

The first step in keeping safe is assessing how widespread the problem is. To do this, our technicians may ask-

  • How long has mold been a problem?
  • Is there mold in the ventilation system?
  • Has there been water damage in the space?

SERVPRO of The Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham are your best resource when mold is an issue. Contact us at (603) 433-4300, and let us minimize the impact of mold on your bottom line.

Portsmouth Homeowners are Vulnerable to Water Damage

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include water damage. SERVPRO is here to help!

Only a Certified Water Restoration Team can Restore Portsmouth Homes Back to Normal

Beautiful Portsmouth is an ideal destination for a summer visit. Located on the Piscataqua River and bordering Maine, this city in New Hampshire is known for its natural harbor.  Its strategic location allowed the town to flourish in colonial times, when fishing, lumber, and goods were traded at its port. So crucial was this settlement that Paul Revere rode to alert of the imminent arrival of British forces seeking to destroy it.

Portsmouth continued to grow, as did close-by settlements, but never gained the same expansion as cities like Portland or Boston. However, it retains its seacoast flare with lobster, beaches, and a well-preserved historic center. In 1958, the Strawbery Banke Museum opened its doors to preserve the rich history of the place, one that lives on through its residents. Located in the heart of downtown, it is an outdoor Museum ideal for family fun. Within its 10 acres, visitors can hear stories as told by performers in period costumes and get a glimpse of each historical period's objects, crafts, and food characteristics. 

The Port of New Hampshire is the only deep-water port in New Hampshire, making it ideal for international trade and the cruising industry.  Warehouses, a wharf, and office space make Portsmouth a suitable place for trade and charter fishing.  The city and its facilities are also crucial for the New Hampshire Foreign Trade Zone, which incentivizes business through preferential duties and taxes. 

Portsmouth residents also exhibit a particular preference for beer and are typically among the top cities in beer consumption in the nation. Microbreweries abound, and visitors are encouraged to taste different flavors. Visitors looking for a peaceful place to learn about history while delighting in the landscape and the region’s cuisine would do well to visit Portsmouth. Walking tours, museums, and family-owned businesses are ready to embrace tourists into their town.

Water Damage Remediation Services in Portsmouth

It is not surprising that Portsmouth homeowners need emergency water damage services. Changes in temperature and proximity to the water can place strain on plumbing, causing pipes to burst and allow water into the home. Relying on professional water restoration technicians is key to a comprehensive cleanup process that avoids future complications.

Deodorizing a Home after Water Damage

Our customers often worry that their homes will retain a musty smell after a water incident. Our SERVPRO crew has available various products and techniques designed to eliminate odors in the most efficient way. As we set about counteracting the smell, we focus on the following-

  • Moisture removal, which lies at the core of any unpleasant smells·      
  • Use of safety equipment necessary when spraying or fogging the space ·      
  • Ventilation of the structure before and after applying deodorizing solutions

SERVPRO of The Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham can help when disaster strikes. Our certified technicians are available around the clock at (603) 433- 4300. Call us and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Portsmouth Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration Services

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged home SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any size water restoration service needed for your home.

SERVPRO Brings Years of Experience to Portsmouth Water Damage Restoration Jobs

Water damage can happen within a property in many ways. Homeowners need to know what to do at the earliest signs of this issue. 

The need for water restoration in Portsmouth homes does not always announce itself. A suddenly busted pipe or backed up toilet may create a need for urgency; there are also types of damage that go on for a time before getting noticed through some of the following symptoms:

Another common sign that an ongoing water issue is occurring within the structure is coldness. Homeowners may report that a room is difficult to heat, and the inability may be due to dampness in the walls. SERVPRO techs have moisture detection equipment and infrared cameras that can peer behind building materials or under flooring to identify areas of wicking or seepage. 

SERVPRO of The Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham at (603) 433-4300 provides water damage restoration services for the local Portsmouth community.