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Mold Damage Technicians In Rochester Explain The Importance Of Rapid Structural Drying

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Technicians In Rochester Explain The Importance Of Rapid Structural Drying Don't Ignore Water Leaks and Suffer Mold Damage in Your Rochester Residence--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Removal of Moisture and Dampness Help Mitigate and Prevent Mold Infestations

Sometimes a fungus can cause health effects for people in Rochester that did not know they were at risk. It is possible that microbial growth occurs inside your home but yet it goes unnoticed for a long time. Fungi develop when they have the ideal temperature, elevated moisture levels, an organic food supply, and time. In some cases, undetected contamination results from a part of your house that got wet on one occurrence during a flood or water leak, and it was in a place like your crawl space or basement that nobody enters on a regular basis. Other times, a water pipe, appliance, or your roof has a slow leak that you do not realize until it is too late.
 
The first thing our SERVPRO experts do once you notice signs of fungal development is to prevent moisture from entering the affected area by repairing the initial moisture source if it is minor. Once we determine how the mold damage at your Rochester residence happened in the first place, we are better able to give an accurate assessment of the overall project. We trace the water from its source and determine precisely what materials got wet and which ones got contaminated.
 
Once any organic materials inside your house including your possessions and the building's structural components show signs of contamination, remediation is necessary to both possibly save the items and prevent further growth in the future. In some scenarios, the mold has grown deep into the organic substance requiring that the object gets thrown away. An example of this is deep penetration of the hyphae (roots) into wallboard material. In other situations, our SERVPRO technicians can remove the contamination by scrubbing or sanding it off and vacuuming up the dust with a vacuum equipped with a HEPA filtration system.
 
Once the fungi get removed from the affected objects, we spray the area with an antimicrobial solution to kill spores still present and to help prevent future infestations. The last step then is to dry out any organic materials within the affected region of the building so that microbes do not develop into mold directly after the first contamination was removed. Drying out structural items as quick as possible when they are wet is essential to prevent future mold problems.

Rapid drying should occur any time that moisture is noticed near organic substances such as paper, fabrics, or wood. If moisture levels in affected materials are returned to normal conditions promptly, then the chances of a fungus forming after a water leak are low. If you ever notice a wet section of your home, call SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester at (603) 743-4301 immediately.

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A Leaking Pipe Can Cause Water Damage In Somersworth

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Leaking Pipe Can Cause Water Damage In Somersworth Our trained SERVPRO technicians in Somersworth can start water damage restoration right away.

A Leaking Pipe Can Cause Water Damage

The pipe in your bathroom has a slow leak. You came home hours later after working out at the gym to find water standing on the bathroom floor. Of course, this is a troubling event to come home to, but there is professional help available. Calling us can prevent further water damage in your home.

Our trained SERVPRO technicians in Somersworth can start water damage restoration right away. Our experts can quickly assess the damage and begin removing water with vacuums or extractors. After, the water extraction phase, our techs start the drying process. Drying is a vital step because mold can grow if any moisture is left behind. Our techs may apply various methods that include air movers, axial fans, and dehumidifiers to dry the affected areas. Also, our crew may use heaters to speed up the drying process.

A leaking pipe can cause significant water damage if moisture seeps under floor tile, which is why contacting us is a wise decision. We have tools that can detect hidden moisture. If there is water under the flooring, our techs can remove it, which may prevent mold from growing. The wood subflooring beneath the tile may also have water damage. Our crew can use probes to check the flooring for moisture. If there is any water under the tile, our team can extract it.

You can trust that our SERVPRO team understands the value of your home. Plus, you can rely on them to work fast to return your bathroom to its preloss condition when possible. Within a few hours after contacting us, our team can begin restoring your home. We aim to start the job as soon as possible to prevent extensive damage to the affected areas. Our skilled team can adequately handle various water emergencies and can implement the correct measures to restore your home.

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester any time of the day or night at (603) 743-4301. Whenever possible, our trusted and experienced water damage techs can make it look “Like it never even happened.”

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Removing Commercial Water Damage In Somersworth

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Removing Commercial Water Damage In Somersworth Contact SERVPRO if your office experiences water damage.

An effective plan created by SERVPRO for all water damage situations

We usually define the severity of water damage by the source of the water, the affected property, and how much or how large it is. For Somersworth businesses, this means a combination of clean or dirty water, how much entered the business, and how soaked did the property become before the owner contacted a professional restoration service.

Somersworth commercial water damage comes primarily from faulty plumbing or broken appliances. That can be a broken water line leading into the facility, a failing washer, or a blocked toilet that allows contaminated water to remain in the building, causing not just physical damage, but leaves odors that need cleaning as well. SERVPRO restoration crews train to deal with all of the damage that results from water intrusion.

When the water comes from a higher positioned source, the damage is often more extensive. A sprinkler system, even a malfunctioning one, sends out water over the entire structure. Depending on the interior of the building, it can mean additional drying time for brick, glass, and metal walls. If there are interior office spaces, then our specialists need air movers and fans to dry the interior building material before the excess moisture compromises it.

For more industrial facilities, SERVPRO technicians move directly to drying out the building. There is usually only a small amount of standing water, so our teams remove it quickly with extraction wands and then use long-handled squeegees to push it off the floors and out of the building. Our technicians use the same squeegees to pull down moisture off walls and windows. At the same time, other team members set up dehumidifiers to draw moisture out of the air; as much as 25 gallons per day, per device depending on the inside humidity level.

For traditional office settings, technicians have to deal with the interior material like drywall, ceiling tiles, and carpets. Here, our restoration teams use the dehumidifiers to remove moisture and the extraction wands to draw out water trapped inside carpets. They also well air movers and fans to force warm air up walls and over property while drawing out the inside, cooler, damp air.

Removing and remediating the effects of water damage can be an extensive process depending on the facility. Our task at SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester is to help every owner reopen their doors for business as quickly as possible. If you need our services, call us today at (603) 743-4301.

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How Clogged Gutters Can Lead to a Flood Damaged Dover Home

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Clogged Gutters Can Lead to a Flood Damaged Dover Home SERVPRO Says: Clean Gutters Help Prevent Flooding in Dover Area Homes and Businesses

SERVPRO Advises on Prevention of Unnecessary Flooding to Your Home

The average homeowner has little idea about the implements that have gotten installed to divert water away from their Dover home. In fact, most of the homeowners in the area do not realize the importance of these devices until they stop working partially or entirely. The result from pooling water is often an influx of pressure against your aging home, testing its abilities to prevent this water from entering in through weaker areas. This battle is not always one that your house is going to win.

While there is very little that a homeowner can do to provide preventative maintenance and care to a french drain system circling their house, the gutter system is a different story. Ensuring that your gutters around your Dover home stay clear of debris and blockages can be a significant stride towards preventing flood damages. Failure to maintain this water diversion system can lead to pooling in the gutter, spilling down siding and adding a substantial amount of collected water against the sometimes vulnerable foundation. Ultimately, this requires water removal services by our SERVPRO professionals.

If you have already experienced the damage from a flood in the lower levels of your home, time is of the essence to get the right professional restoration team on the task. The faster you call, the faster our SERVPRO response team can dispatch technicians and equipment to preserve the contents of your home and prevent the problem from getting worse.

A thorough inspection reveals where our professionals must extract water from, the affected areas of your home and what must happen to restore these areas, and finally, the source of the damage. Locating the source can allow our technicians to repair this damage with hydraulic cement if possible, preventing further water penetration from these same points.

Water diversion systems exist to keep your home better protected from storm-driven and ground flooding. If you already face these damages, consider our SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester restoration specialists to help you to overcome the hurdles towards bringing your home back from this water loss incident. Give us a call anytime at (603) 743-4301.

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The Essentials Avoiding Further Damage After A Fire Damage Experience In Dover

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Essentials Avoiding Further Damage After A Fire Damage Experience In Dover Almost all fires leave behind odors that settle on your upholstered furniture, clothing, draperies, and carpets.

The Essentials Avoiding Further Damage After A Fire

Determining that you can or cannot refurbish after a fire damage incident is critical when you need to prevent further damage. However, how can you start doing that when at the first place you do not know whether you can safely re-enter your home? That is why you need the input of professional fire restorers as a resident of Dover. The moment we arrive at the site, we perform an inspection that allows us to identify any existing hazards and device appropriate restoration procedures.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand the need of enhancing air movement when attending to fire damage in Dover. To do this, we install fans to improve air circulation, and when the area is so warm, we may close the windows set up dehumidifiers to absorb the additional moisture. We normally use refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers at this stage. The dehumidifiers and fans also play a significant role when we are drying your carpets and draperies. It is important to thoroughly dry the items to reduce the chances of mold growth.

After a fire, the oily soot and land on draperies, carpets and other textiles and leave behind stains. To remove the stains from such items, our SERVPRO technicians perform heavy-duty vacuuming. After running the vacuum cleaner, we usually cover the textiles to prevent the surfaces from tracking other soil particles.

Almost all fires leave behind odors that settle on your upholstered furniture, clothing, draperies, and carpets. Despite that, there is nothing like having the same types of odor sources in all fires. That means our type of material that the fire burned helps our SERVPRO technicians to choose the deodorants we use to eliminate the odors. In some cases, we may run an ozone generator to break up the smoke molecules with the aim of eliminating the unpleasant smells.

At SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is fire, water, storm and mold damage remediation. Call us at (603) 743-4301 and benefit from our 24-hour emergency service.

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How Mold Tracks Into a Rochester Home

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Mold Tracks Into a Rochester Home Mold in Your Rochester Home? Contact SERVPRO for Fast Cleanup and Remediation

Rochester Properties Benefit from SERVPRO Mold Remediation after Infestations

While the idea of stopping mold damage before it ever gets a chance to start growing may seem appealing, this may be difficult to achieve in practice. Mold, like other types of fungi, spreads by producing millions of microscopic spores that are resistant to harsh conditions and long periods of dormancy. Thousands of mold spores circulate in and out of your home every day, but a sudden influx of them can be a catalyst for a breakout infestation. Here are a few of the most common ways spores can get into an average home.

Air Currents
Most spores that end up causing mold damage in Rochester get into the home by riding on wind and air currents from the outdoors. While this is a natural and mostly unavoidable process, some variables can cause your home to be placed at a higher risk of infestation. If you regularly leave windows or doors open, even with an insect-proof screen, spores can enter the home in far greater quantities than if you keep most portals to the outdoors shut. Also, some parts of the year, especially the springtime and early summer, can contribute to a higher concentration of airborne spores.

Shoes and Feet
Stepping in patches of mold growth or even just mud can cause tens of thousands of spores to attach themselves to shoes or feet of anyone going in and out of the house. While doormats and mindful feet-wiping can help to contain mold from these sources, forgetfulness and pets can help bring the fungus into your home regardless. If you regularly spend time outdoors and off paved pathways, be sure to regularly clean your shoes to thwart any organisms looking for a free ride.

Used Furniture
Some of the worst mold damage SERVPRO technicians see often comes from furniture. Unfortunately, rather than handling the problem safely and responsibly, some homeowners may attempt to offload mold damaged furniture onto others by giving it away for free or selling at a substantial discount. Always thoroughly check any secondhand furniture purchases to make sure they are free of fungal infestations.

SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester provides expert mold damage remediation services for homeowners across the area. If you believe mold may have found its way into your home, call us at (603) 743-4301.

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Water Removal for Your Rochester Home

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal for Your Rochester Home Whether you have water damage on your floor or it is seeping through the ceiling, one quick phone call to SERVPRO gets you the help you need.

Quick Drying Out of Your Water Damaged Property is Key to Our Professional Technicians

Sometimes water emergencies occur in your Rochester home with little to no warning. While you struggle to make sense of where the problem is coming from, the damage is starting to spread out into multiple rooms before you can successfully shut down the supply of water. Professional restoration is something that you already likely realize that you need, partly because water removal can prove challenging and taxing to do on your own, and also improperly cleaning up the mess can result in worse damages in the immediate future.

No homeowner ever wants to need water removal for their Rochester home, but if you find yourself in need of such service, it is best to reach out to a dedicated local team of certified professionals to help you through the process. Our SERVPRO technicians get thoroughly trained to deal with all aspects of water damage restoration, including extraction.

Depending on the severity of the problem that exists in your home, several types of equipment could get implemented to remove the water from the affected area. Less widespread damage can often get removed with the use of portable pumps and wet-vacs. More substantial damages often require our team to dispatch a pump truck from our SERVPRO fleet to the scene to expedite the process.

Once the water has gotten pulled from the floors of the affected areas, drying is the step to follow. As with extraction, the process could use several pieces of equipment. Most often, air movers and dehumidification machines get used simultaneously to dry up surfaces and affected contents while moisture also gets removed from the environment. Sometimes specialized equipment is necessary for areas that are challenging to reach or that require more concentrated attention.

Removing water from your home is something that professional restorers like ours at SERVPRO of Dover - Rochester get well-equipped to handle. If you find yourself amid a water emergency in your home, do not hesitate to call our experienced technicians 24/7 at (603) 743-4301.
 
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After Sprinkler Problems, Commercial Water Removal Gear Restores Rochester Diners to Pre-Loss State

4/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial After Sprinkler Problems, Commercial Water Removal Gear Restores Rochester Diners to Pre-Loss State Sometimes the equipment that is installed to protect your property, such as sprinklers, can malfunction and cause damage. Contact SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Understands That Time is of the Essence When Remediating Commercial Water Damage

Families visiting Rochester often enjoy a quick bite at a family-friendly diner to save money while still providing a decent meal to their children. Just as parents take necessary precautions to protect their children, many business owners install protective measures such as sprinkler systems to ward off disasters. Sometimes, though, these things instead create damage to the interior of your business.
 
When a sprinkler system malfunctions and sends water everywhere inside your diner, commercial water removal services in Rochester can get everything back to normal again quickly. Sprinkler systems thoroughly saturate an area to put out fires effectively before they can spread and grow. This aspect means that the water ends up everywhere, much like a rain shower inside your business. SERVPRO technicians can help keep the time your diner remains closed for repairs minimal, so your business recovers more easily.
 
After earning their IICRC-certificates, our professional technicians continually gain additional experience in restoring businesses of all sizes and industries. Our previous customers include hospitals, restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, and many others, providing our employees with a range of environments in which they develop new skills, work alongside our customers' employees, and learn how to avoid disrupting normal business activities. We want to help your business remain a vital part of our local economy and understand the many variables that affect your business' status.
 
Our water removal equipment handles the extraction of standing water, drying out of wet areas, and the elimination of elevated humidity in the air. Small-sized portable pumps that we easily operate by hand remove any accumulated water from your diner's floors. Getting the water removed from here makes things safer for us to work as well as removes a great deal of the water that can end up elsewhere if left alone.
 
Walls and other structures made of absorbent material dry out quickly when we use a desiccant machine, heaters, and air movers. Because this part of the water removal process further increases the humidity, we continually measure the amount of moisture. We track the progress from start to finish, so we know that everything rapidly dries out uniformly.
 
Because sprinkler systems can also suffer a broken line, which shoots water out in only one area instead of everywhere, we can also resolve this situation for you, as well. Elevated humidity happens in this situation, also, so we still measure these levels often.
 
SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester's technicians can help you continue providing the community with your delicious offerings, even after a disaster with your sprinkler system. With water removal services, your diner can get back to normal quickly. Call us at (603) 743-4301 so we can begin working on extracting the water and getting everything back to normal.

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Electrical Safety During Flood Damage Restoration in Your Rochester Home

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Electrical Safety During Flood Damage Restoration in Your Rochester Home SERVPRO Says Cut Your Power Source During Flooding of Rochester Properties

SERVPRO Says Safety First, Then Water Extraction and Cleanup

If you reside in an area of Rochester that is at high risk for floods, there are measures you can take to minimize the risks and prevent property damage associated with flooding. When you know heavy rains are coming, you can use sandbags to divert the flow of water away from your home. Rain gutters and other drainage systems installed in your home are a good idea as well. If you make sure to keep your gutters and downspouts free of trash, leaves and other debris, they can help divert rainwater away from your home. Maintenance is crucial for an effective drainage system.
 
Grading your lot so that ten or so feet of ground that surrounds your home is sloped at least six inches also helps to funnel rainwater away from your property. If disaster strikes, and you still are dealing with water and flood damage inside your Rochester home, it is imperative that you act quickly. Our staff at SERVPRO understands how important this is, so we do not waste time getting to your property once you call us for help.
 
In every water damage situation, environmental hazards are present. They can include structural, electrical, and waterborne hazardous materials. Water conducts electricity, so pairing water and electricity can be very dangerous. Potentially, there can be electrical hazards all over on a water damage job site. In the case of flooding, water can enter into the wiring system, so common sense is used when we deal with electricity.
 
The first thing SERVPRO techs check is the power distribution box. All the breakers are on the panel, or breaker box is turned off. If only part of your home was affected, we turn off the circuits that provide power to these damaged areas. It is especially crucial for us to do so if water is inside electrical outlets or wall cavities, or if any electrical outlets are located on the floor. We may even need to have a licensed electrician perform an inspection.
 
Sometimes, it is necessary to shut off the main power source where it enters your home. The power usually can be turned off at a meter found outside. Cutting the power at the meter may require assistance from the local utility company. SERVPRO provides portable and trailered generators for emergency use.

When SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester needs to restore your home in Rochester, Dover, or Somersworth after flooding, we ensure that the working environment is safe from electrical hazards. When you call us at (603) 743-4301 for help, you know you are getting an experienced and knowledgeable company doing everything we can to keep you and your family safe.

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Mold Damage Remediation in Rochester

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation in Rochester SERVPRO prevents mold from spreading while cleaning and remediating mold damage in your home.

How Mold Forms and Spreads in Your Home

Sometimes mold inside your Rochester home can hide from you. Often a fungus develops when you have a slow water leak that you do not notice. Other times water leaks into an area without you realizing it causing fungi to form.

Inside buildings are suitable environments for fungal growth. SERVPRO's mold damage technicians in Rochester study fungi growth and understand how it behaves. Being knowledgeable about how a fungus acts inside a building helps us remediate the problem and prevent future growth.

To start, mold requires three things to grow in the first place. A fungus needs an organic food source, the proper temperature, and high moisture levels to grow and survive. Once fungi are present inside a building, it lets off spores that help it spread and recreate.

Therefore, any time water leaks inside your house mold can grow with the ideal conditions and the right amount of time. Most homes have many materials inside that serve as organic food for a fungus. Materials like wood and paper serve as food sources for mold.

Some types of fungus can form in extremely hot or cold temperatures. However, most molds like temperatures between 68 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Most houses keep their room temperature at around 70 degrees, a temperature that provides the perfect environment for mold growth.

Whenever water sits inside your home somewhere, whether it is from a one-time incident that went unnoticed or a slow leak, mold will likely grow on drywall, wood or any other organic materials. In most cases, it takes high levels of moisture to be present for 48 hours for mold growth to occur. Once the mold has developed, it is not very difficult for its spores to travel to other areas and create problems.

Any time a fungus is present, it creates spores so that it can reproduce. These spores can quickly become airborne and float to other parts of the building. Spores then settle to other areas and if the conditions are ideal, mold forms in the other part of the house.

When mitigating issues with mold, we always take measures to prevent mold spores from getting to other rooms inside the house. We accomplish this by setting up a containment chamber around the work area. For professional help dealing with fungal issues, call SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester at (603) 743-4301 any time of the day.

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