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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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Fire Damage To The Contents Of Your Home In Rochester

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage To The Contents Of Your Home In Rochester Fires Are No Match for SERVPRO -- Need Help in Rochester--Give Us a Call

SERVPRO Can Often Salvage "Lost" Possessions from a House Fire

The tasks needed to recover from a fire in Rochester are many and varied. A homeowner may be overwhelmed by the visual extent of the damage to both the structure and the fixtures, furnishings, heirlooms, personal possessions, and household goods. Involving us at all levels of the restoration process brings order out of chaos.
 
As our crews attend to the structural fire damage to your Rochester home, you may be tempted to handle the harm done to the contents. Whether you make this decision because you want to limit costs, are uncomfortable about having strangers examining your belongings, or feel items clearly are ruined beyond repair we would appreciate the opportunity to show how our involvement can improve your fire damage restorations outcomes.
 
SERVPRO technicians train extensively in fire damage restoration techniques and use only proven cleaning and recovery products. Our employees receive certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), an international standards-developing entity. Our restorers learn strategies that clean deep and stop the process of deterioration fire residues begin. Blackened, tarnished, or covered in soot -- we have remarkable abilities to return your prized possessions to you in preloss, or better, condition.
 
We inventory and pack up damaged articles, taking them to off-site areas where we can review the damage and match problems with solutions. One type of fire damage that seems obvious after your ordeal but unanticipated beforehand is water damage. SERVPRO offers a full range of restoration services, fortunately including water damage recovery as almost every fire scene is soaked with the water used to douse the flames. Freeze-drying waterlogged documents, books, and pictures is a highly effective method of restoration we can offer. We also have connections with electronic restoration specialists to salvage water and soot damaged computers, televisions, and other devices.
 
Engaging SERVPRO’s services to help sort out the contents of your fire-damaged home is a wise move. With our experience and focus on restoration, we save many items you might have discarded because you did not have the perspective our technicians bring to the fire damage disaster. Take full advantage of our many skills, including working with your insurance for the most comprehensive coverage of the claims made for your fire damage recovery.
 
SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester is a multi-tiered fire restoration company, able to manage both structural and content damage. Call us at (603) 743-4301 for an evaluation of your restoration needs.

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What To Do When Your Kitchen Sink Leaks In Your Rochester Home

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Do When Your Kitchen Sink Leaks In Your Rochester Home Coming home after a long day to discover water damage in your kitchen is not an ideal way to spend your evening.

Water Damage Caused By A Leaky Kitchen Sink

Coming home after a long day to discover water damage in your kitchen is not an ideal way to spend your evening. The water has been leaking all day, and it has already begun to set into your beautiful hardwood kitchen floors. While you were away, the water continued to spread across the floor of the entire room. The situation has begun to cascade into a nightmare quickly, but luckily there is help nearby to prevent the damage from getting out of hand.

Our technicians are skilled and know how to remediate the water damage in your Rochester home. We can investigate the damage that your kitchen sink left behind as soon as we arrive at the scene. Depending on the intensity of the water damage, we can apply the correct drying method to ensure that your floorboards are devoid of harmful moisture. We use a combination of axial fans, dehumidifiers, and air movers to dry the air and your precious kitchen flooring.

Here at SERVPRO, we understand how valuable your home is and strive to return it to its preloss state. Within hours of your call to SERVPRO, our technicians can arrive and begin the water damage restoration process immediately. We strive to get the job started as soon as possible so that finishing the job can happen just as swiftly.

We can also investigate if the leaking sink has damaged the counter that the basin sits inside of as well as any of your other kitchen belongings. If the damage is remediable, SERVPRO can dry it out with the same methods that we applied to your flooring. It's our goal to return your home to the way you left it when you went to work.

When water damage strikes your home, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester region any time at (603) 743-4301. We are always open and ready to take your call so we can get our technicians to your home as fast as possible.

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Using Commercial Water Removal Services to Protect Your Rochester Foundry

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Using Commercial Water Removal Services to Protect Your Rochester Foundry After SERVPRO thoroughly removes the water, they then begin to clean up the damages left behind.

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Remove Water and Restore Your Commercial Property

Factory employees sometimes work in hazardous conditions simply because of the type of projects involved in Rochester facilities. Some hazards can more easily happen, and preventing these may seem like an ongoing task. Other hazards take longer to accrue, with some of these situations caused by exposure of equipment to water.

Rochester factories can stop such damage by implementing the services of a commercial water removal company. When SERVPRO professionals arrive at a business that needs such services because of slow leaks, we start out by assessing the situation carefully. We use infrared thermographic sensors to detect the locations of all undesired water and trace this water back to their sources. Only after we eliminate the sources of the water do, we then begin to clean up the damage.

Slow leaks can cause copious amounts of damage to equipment and inventory, both raw and finished products. Removing the water through extraction equipment helps with visible water, but we must also gain control of any water in the form of elevated humidity.

Desiccant machines and powerful air movers help gain the control needed for such situations. We dispose of the water once collected in the machine's tanks and then recheck our meters for expected changes. Once these read normal levels, we can assure you that our work succeeded in restoring your building to normal conditions.

For large leaks and broken water lines, removing the water requires a pump truck and specialized extraction equipment. Once the source of the water no longer poses a problem, we can get started. After the extraction of the water occurs, we can help your employees wipe down machinery and fabrication stations as needed. As above, we use desiccant machines and other equipment to control the overall humidity within your factory.

SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester can be reached at (603) 743-4301 at any time, 365 days a year. Faster To Any Sized Disaster, SERVPRO wants to help all of the businesses in our community thrive even when up against situations requiring water removal services.

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Correctly Address Flood Damage In Your Rochester Home

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Correctly Address Flood Damage In Your Rochester Home Flooded Basement in Rochester? Call SERVPRO to Mitigate the Storm Damage

That Means Call SERVPRO for Emergency Floodwater Removal and Even Advice

To correctly address flood damage in your home, you need to understand how the water entered and obtain the proper drying, restoration, and repair services. Despite what some homeowners say, basement flooding is a real possibility in any home, even for those that do not live near a floodplain or river.

It helps to understand that water runs from high to low-ground, which means that the basement of your Rochester home is most likely to receive flood damage. The main culprit in most basement floods is rain, where excessive amounts of water overload gutters, downspouts, and drainage systems, saturate the ground around your basement and push through your foundation.  

A suitably waterproofed basement in your home can protect you from suffering some damage. However, the slope of your yard and any installed landscaping, severely impact the effectiveness of drainage systems installed in your home. SERVPRO can inspect your entire property, giving valuable recommendations that help protect your home during flood events. You are not alone; our expert technicians can help discover existing problems and help you prevent significant damage or loss. We can offer our ERP Program le lessen the likelihood of significant storm damaging effects. We can even help you with your insurance claims paperwork.

If you find yourself facing flooding in your home, even after preparing as much as possible, SERVPRO technicians can help. Never hesitate to give us a call, time plays a severe role in the restoration process, making every minute count when dealing with water in your home. We can put advanced water removal equipment to work for you, using both portable hand-held and truck-mounted extractors to remove all unwanted water on your property.

SERVPRO can help make the complete drying, cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorization process as quick and efficient as possible. We put years of training and experience to work for you, utilizing hygrometers, dehumidifiers, fogging equipment and advanced cleaning methods to ensure quality results in your home after a flood. It is entirely possible for us to restore furniture, appliances and other household goods, including personal belongings that you might have thought you lost forever.

SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester provides quality cleanup and restoration services throughout Dover, Somersworth and surrounding areas. We provide our customers with full-service solutions to water, fire, storm, and mold problems anywhere on their property, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, call today. (603) 743-4301.

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Reliable Ways of Preventing the Causes of Fire Damage in Dover

2/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Reliable Ways of Preventing the Causes of Fire Damage in Dover Your chimney, heating equipment and wires need to be regularly inspected to help prevent fires. Should your home have a fire, contact SERVPRO.

Team SERVPRO Offers BOTH Remediation and Prevention Services

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) reveals that fire damage causes the death of around seven people on a daily basis. The same report indicates that most of those fires come from the appliances we use when cooking and warming our homes. That is why as a resident of Dover you need to know how to prevent the various causes of fire and know the right steps to take when you face such an incident.
 
Inspecting your heating equipment can help you prevent fire damage in your Dover property. However, how are you going to do such an inspection when you do not have the right tools and skills for the work? That is where our SERVPRO technicians come in and help. We can inspect and clean your chimney regularly and advise everyone not to let flammable object to be near the heaters. We also discourage those who dry their shoes and clothes using heaters since they may overheat if left exposed for long and increases chances of a causing a fire.
 
Another red flag that our SERVPRO team looks at when securing your home from fire damage is looking at the electrical equipment. We check the presence of overloaded extension cords or outlets, frayed plugs or cables and whether you have electrical wires underneath heavy furniture. We understand that you need to replace some electrical cords after using them for some time and we help you do the replacement.
 
If there was a fire and fire-extinguishing agents are still on your property, we perform cleaning and examine your carpets for delamination. It is our work to remove the unsalvageable contents from the site and dry the area by putting in place air movers and heaters. Our SERVPRO technicians use thermal foggers and ultra-low volume foggers to dispense deodorants that neutralize particles that cause the odors. The deodorants also sterilize the area and hinder mold growth.
 
SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester works around the clock to address all fire-related disasters and make your property appear like "Like it never even happened." Call us at (603) 743-4301 when you need reliable cleaning and restoration services.

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