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Water Cleanup Technicians In Rochester Tell The Public About Problems With Dishwashers

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Cleanup Technicians In Rochester Tell The Public About Problems With Dishwashers Save the kitchen for cooking only. No room for Fungi.

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Most houses in Rochester these days come equipped with an automatic dishwasher to make cleaning up after dinner much easier. These appliances do make life more convenient, but they can malfunction and cause problems that force you to call in a professional water cleanup company such as SERVPRO. When dishwashers break, they can spray water into your kitchen. Sometimes the water lines coming into the dishwasher can develop a slow leak which can put moisture into your house without you realizing it. If water cleanup does not get completed shortly after moisture spills out into your kitchen, secondary damage like mold growth can occur.

If your dishwasher leaks, your cabinets, and kitchen floor can both get wet and its possible the damage can go unnoticed. If water cleanup in your Rochester home does not get completed within 48 hours of the incident, then fungi can start to develop. But if you notify our SERVPRO team of professional restoration technicians, then we can begin mitigating problems so that no secondary issues occur. We have at our disposal specialized instruments that can check your building materials and see if they got wet or not. We can use these sensors to determine how far the moisture damage has gone and how wet various items inside your home got.

When the source of the damage is your dishwasher, many of the issues can be hidden behind the appliances and cabinets. Whenever dealing with these types of problems, we always pull out your dishwasher and test the buildings materials around the vicinity. If we notice that the backs of your cabinets got wet, then we can take steps to removed moisture from the wooden substances quickly before mold can develop.

When kitchen cabinets get wet, we can set up air movers to push air underneath them and dehumidifiers to pull moisture out of the air. If necessary, we can pull your kitchen cabinets out and dry the materials behind them. If you ever happen to have your dishwasher break, call SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester at (603) 743-4301 24 hours a day.

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If Your Rochester Business Experiences A Mold Infestation Call Our Crew For Help

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial If Your Rochester Business Experiences A Mold Infestation Call Our Crew For Help Mold infestations inside your business waste resources because many of your prospective clients throw such items away.

Commercial Mold Damage Wastes Informational Materials, Affecting Rochester Area Travel Agents

Providing clients with a variety of pamphlets and other materials to help them decide their next trip away from Rochester can also bring in new clients when they pass these on to friends and family. When people plan for destination weddings, family vacations, or spring break excursions, other individuals besides your direct clients often help with additional input and suggestions.

Agents relying on these visual reminders of your offerings can become less effective when commercial mold damage in Rochester leaves them feeling damp and smelling dank. Explaining trip details and perks to clients when they visit your agency often precedes handing out these informational flyers. However, moldy-smelling papers can make you look unprofessional.

Mold infestations inside your business waste resources because many of your prospective clients throw such items away. We use water and moisture detection equipment that gives us a thermographic view of the interior of your business. Because water keeps things at a cooler temperature than dry areas, we can see places that need drying out. Dry conditions keep mold from growing out of control and sends spores back into their dormant state.

On many jobs, we also find mold growing in hidden, obscure places near the sections that contain higher than average percentages of moisture. The procedure for removing such mold infestations depends on the composition of the affected materials. Our mold damage remediation specialists rely on their The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training to provide you with the information required to decide which options match your needs best. Remediation of mold damage can proceed with little interruption to your business's normal operations.

SERVPRO ensures that your business's interior becomes dry again and stays that way by sealing off leaks, drips, and other places where destructive water enters before we begin removing the mold that can cost you revenue. Leaving flyers, cards, and pamphlets in their original packaging during this time protects them and keeps them in perfect condition.

We work as quickly as possible. We understand that you do not control the dates and other promotional periods of hotels and resorts and that a gap in providing services to the public can affect your non-monetary rewards and bonuses. We work with you to avoid this as much as possible.

SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester enjoys providing needed services to local businesses and helping them thrive. Ensuring that existing mold damage and infestations do not affect your business in the future means our economy grows and stays sharp. Call us at (603) 743-4301 for skilled professionals who understand the needs of our area businesses.

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We Have The Proper Equipment and Experience To Handle Your Dover Home Restoration Needs Prpoerly

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Have The Proper Equipment and Experience To Handle Your Dover Home Restoration Needs Prpoerly Don't try and handle water restoration on your own, we are the professionals who are prepared to do the job right, call us right away.

Why Water Removal Services for Your Dover Home Should be Done by Professionals

It is a natural assessment that when you have water damage in your Dover home, it just needs to be able to dry out and then everything goes back to the way it was. However, water is a destructive element which creates not only immediate damage but also long-term deterioration to the structure of your home. A hazardous environment is made, and it progressively gets worse as time goes on. You may not even notice anything is wrong as the damage mostly happens inside walls, underneath your flooring, or in an attic space.

If you have recently had some water damage emergency, you need the help of a professional remediation company for water removal services in your Dover home. It might seem like a good idea to clean it up yourself, but there without the proper tools and knowledge, you could easily miss something hidden.

If you do not get help, several things can happen, the first being the growth of mold. It can move into your home in a stealth-like fashion, making coverage along the subflooring and inner walls. It thrives where there is humidity and moisture present and can multiply at an accelerated rate. Mold causes deterioration to wood and can cause health effects.

When SERVPRO staff arrives at your home, we find the source of the moisture and remove any standing water. Then we can use special moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to check for any hidden moisture in the walls, flooring, and ceilings. When all the moisture has been found, we finish the drying process by using dehumidifiers and air movers, checking on the machines daily to ensure the fastest drying times.

Other issues your home can suffer from unchecked water damage include dry rot. Although the wood used to build your home is sturdy and seasoned, too much exposure to water weakens the frame and compromises the stability of the structure. Eventually, you might start to notice cracks in the ceiling, walls, and floorboards throughout the interior of the house. Cracks get more pronounced as the shifting of the foundation happens, and your framework becomes more and more unstable. You might also find that doors and windows do not shut properly anymore, or at all.

SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester wants to make sure that your home in Somersworth, Dover, or Rochester is in excellent condition after any water damage emergency. Instead of trying to fix things yourself, please give us a call right away at (603) 743-4301 so we can ensure your home is dry and safe again.

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Did You Know That Floodwaters in Rochester Harbor Contaminants?

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Did You Know That Floodwaters in Rochester Harbor Contaminants? Floodwaters contain bacteria from raw sewage and animal remains among others. Call SERVPRO to safely remove the water.

Preventing Contamination from Prolonging Effects of Flood Damage in Rochester

Flooding incidents present many problems that can leave your property uninhabitable after the waters recede. Among the problems likely to develop, is contamination if the process is not handled correctly, which can prolong the effects of a flooding incident unnecessarily. Hiring a professional to restore flood damage in your Rochester property can help manage contamination.  

Most of the contaminants left in a property after flood damage in Rochester originate far away if the incident involves rising waters. As the water flows over open spaces, it collects biohazards such as raw sewage and animal remains, pesticides, fuel oils, and industrial chemicals. Extracting standing water removes most of the contaminants, but some penetrate porous materials requiring extra steps for removal. Our SERVPRO technicians use EPA-registered disinfectants and professional cleaning agents to clean slightly porous materials such as wooden floors. We also remove highly porous materials such as carpets and pad, cutting them into small pieces for safe disposal.  

In addition to dangerous contaminants, floodwaters also soil properties by depositing mud, silt and other debris. Dirty water can also stain fabrics, walls and other surfaces. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced washing equipment including pressure washers, multi-surface scrubbers and upholstery machines to clean different areas affected by the flooding incident "Like it never even happened."  

In some properties, especially the older ones, flooding can expose the occupants to dangerous materials. If the water penetrates the floor to reach subfloors, there might be a need to remove the top layer. Removing old floor tiles to dry subfloors can lead to asbestos exposure. Our SERVPRO technicians understand the risk posed by such a dangerous compound, so we check for its presence in floor materials and joint compounds. We are also equipped with the right PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, to ensure safety during removal. We also observe OSHA standards for safe disposal.  

For safe removal of debris from flood-damaged properties in Dover and Somersworth areas, call SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester to assist. You can reach us at (603) 743-4301 any time.

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Spaceheaters, Fires, and Your Rochester Home

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Spaceheaters, Fires, and Your Rochester Home Space heaters are a common cause of fires. Never leave them unattended.

Restoring a Home Office Affected by Fire Damage in Rochester

Early spring in New Hampshire is often quite chilly, especially at night. A college student staying up late to study may find it to be prudent to turn on her space heater this time of year. However, when the heating element malfunctions and causes a fire, it can leave hard-to-clean soot and odors that can add to the stress of upcoming final exams.  

If your space heater or other appliance cause fire damage in your Rochester home, SERVPRO offers 24/7 emergency cleanup that strives to restore your living space to its preexisting condition. Our technicians have the tools, training, and knowledge to address fire damage from appliances, as well as odors.  

After you call, we can have a team at your home within hours to evaluate the damage and clean surfaces to eliminate odor-causing particles. Brief, hot, oxygen-rich fires create dry smoke, leaving stains that a thorough manual cleaning purges. Whether you have soot stains on your walls, desk, or area rug, the professionals at SERVPRO have the means to mitigate damage to your possessions.  

Deodorization is a crucial aspect of fire damage cleanup. To keep fire-related odors from spreading throughout your home, our SERVPRO technicians can clean your ventilation system and eliminate odor-causing particles and soot by using tools such as brushes, and augers. Air whips knock soot loose, and vacuums collect the particles.  

Porous surfaces such as fabrics and wallpaper can also be magnets for both soot and odors. While synthetic fibers such as microfiber often take in more fire damage residue than natural fibers, they also prove much easier to clean than natural fibers. In cases where fire damage occurs in a contained space, our team can use a thermal fogger for general deodorization of surfaces.  

If you need 24-hour emergency cleanup for your disaster, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester is ready to help. Call us today at (603) 743-4301.

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Is Your Dover Coffee Shop Brewing Water Damage?

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Your Dover Coffee Shop Brewing Water Damage? SERVPRO can quickly remove the water and get you back in the coffee making business.

Effective Extraction to Protect Your Dover Coffee Shop

For the expensive equipment that the baristas in your Dover coffee shop need to complete the often-complex orders of patrons to your business, you do whatever you can to protect these items, furniture, and structural elements from substantial damage after a water loss incident occurs. Without a full understanding of the spread and severity of this damage, many business owners might overlook the steps necessary to fully restore the property, leaving this equipment and the building at risk for continued degradation or compromise.

To protect the specialized equipment needed for espressos and other coffee orders in your shop, you need immediate mitigation from trained professionals like ours with the advanced water removal and drying equipment in Dover to preserve your investment. Our SERVPRO team is available 24/7 to respond quickly to emergencies like water loss incidents with the full measure of our equipment and experience to lessen the impact of this disaster on your business.

From the time that you call our professionals, our team can quickly roll out of the facility with several Green Fleet vehicles including our production truck stocked with effective equipment and an extractor truck. Standing water can continually penetrate exposed materials like flooring and furniture, so removing this excess water is critical from the time that our team first arrives at your building. This extractor truck can remove standing water fast at a rate of 300 psi compared to slower draws of our handheld equipment like wet-vacs and submersible pumps.

Our contents department focuses on the recovery of damaged items or at-risk equipment throughout your coffee shop. To protect these items, we often remove them from the area to our nearby facility for focused drying and cleaning efforts. In many cases, our SERVPRO professionals can protect this equipment from costly moisture damage with our pack-out process.

You have made a significant investment in the success and production of your coffee shop. To protect the building and its contents from the damages of a water loss incident, trust our SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester rapid response team. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Give us a call anytime at (603) 743-4301.

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There are Different Reasons Behind the Development of Mold Damage in Your Dover Attic

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO There are Different Reasons Behind the Development of Mold Damage in Your Dover Attic  Excess Moisture Leads to Mold Damage in Dover Homes

Mold Prevention is Better Than Mold Remediation

The world is full of microbes. Mold is one of the most commonly known of these life forms. In Dover, attics can hold a multitude of these microorganisms. In most conditions, they create little damage, but when certain factors arise, fungi can begin growing out of control and create extensive damage to your attic. 
Dover homeowners who know how to prevent mold damage can protect their homes better than residents who do not understand how microbes react to indoor environments. Knowing why mold grows more rapidly can help to avoid the situations that allow mold damage to happen. Overlooking the attic of a home as a place of mold infestation happens quite often. However, it can be home to millions of individual microorganisms and their spores, simply waiting for the needed moisture to become active. 
One reason mold forms in an attic is because heat gets trapped inside. The snow that melts quicker in one area on your roof can help you determine where a ventilation blockage might exist. The heat inside your attic can also hold moist air, allowing for condensation and mold growth. Clearing away anything that blocks the vent system can eliminate this problem. 
Another situation involving an attic which you can investigate by looking at melted snow on your roof is missing or damaged insulation. When this happens, ice dams become more likely. Seeping water can provide mold the moisture needed to start heavy growth to occur. Replacing the insulation can prevent warm areas on the roof, and the subsequent damming. 
Ice damming on the roof is not the only reason a roof can leak. A series of cracks around the chimney, loose shingles, rodent activity and some other reasons can cause a roof to leak during even a short rain shower. Finding the leak might require a SERVPRO professional, but checking out your attic with the lights off on a bright sunny day can sometimes show where holes exist. Gently putting a wire or other stiff material through the hole can mark it on the roof for later repair work. 
Our experienced Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) can help point out other areas that can pose problems with mold damage. Prevention is always easier to implement than restoration and is less costly. Minimize the disruption in your family's daily activities and routines by preventing problems that microbial growth can cause. 
SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester has technicians who are always available to not only take your call but to provide experienced mold remediation and mold damage prevention. Contact us at (603) 743-4301 so we can help you in protecting your home.

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Eliminating Water Damage Odors in Dover

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Eliminating Water Damage Odors in Dover  You can not eliminate water-borne odors with candles, you can rely on SERVPRO to properly rid your home of all water damage effects.

SERVPRO’s Four Methods for Eliminating Water-Borne Odors

When it comes to removing the effects of flooding in a Dover home, most of our efforts are centered around taking out any standing water with pumps and extractor wands. Then we draw out the remaining moisture in the carpets and floorboards. Most of the work after that is lowering the humidity in a home to prevent rot, loss of building material, and to prevent mold growth.

However, to remove every effect of water damage in Dover, SERVPRO also treats the odors left behind after a burst pipe, or a rusted-out water heater leaves water throughout a home. It may seem like a minor area, but untreated odors do not simply go away over time. Untreated odors eventually ruin property and make a house unlivable. To prevent this, we have developed a series of methods which deal with every type of odor and property.

For smaller, odor generating spots on upholstered furniture or in carpets, our preferred method is Injection. We use a needle to force a deodorizing agent into the stain. The method is very useful not only for eliminating water-borne odors but for pet odors also.

For larger spots or stains, we engage in Direct Spraying. Our tools for this method are either a hand sprayer or a powered, portable spray device. It is very effective to remove almost any odor, but spraying does soak the surface, making it risky to use on fabrics where the color can run or fade.

For those fabrics and other surfaces, we have Wet FoggingSERVPRO restoration specialists use an ultra-low volume or ULV fogger to generate tiny particles of deodorizer. These particles bind to the odor particles, which neutralizes them. We still watch surfaces closely to prevent using accidental soaking.

When any amount of moisture is a risk, we use Dry Fogging. Here, we force a deodorizing agent through a heating coil. The coil vaporizes the chemical, so it penetrates much farther into an item. The particles generated are also more effective to bind with and destroy odor-causing particles. This method works well on water-borne odors as well as smoke odors.

Eliminating the odors from water damage is as important as any other type of restoration. You cannot eliminate these odors with candles or a new coat of paint. If you want to preserve your home and its contents, call SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester at (603) 743-4301 today. We are here to help.

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Is the Snow Outside Damaging the Inside of Your Rochester Home?

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Is the Snow Outside Damaging the Inside of Your Rochester Home? Excessive snow can cause roofs to collapse,bringing water damage inside your home.

Flood Damage Crews In Rochester Discuss Problems Associated With Blizzards

During the winter time in Rochester, storms can wreak havoc on your property. Sometimes blizzards can occur which can cause severe flood damage to your home. A blizzard is a vicious winter storm that brings about a combination of snow, wind and poor visibility. According to AccuWeather, the National Weather Service's official definition of a blizzard is a storm that brings with it snow, winds over 35 miles per hour and visibility of a quarter mile or less for more than three hours. The blowing snow conditions some of these storms cause can hurt your structure and force you to reach out to a professional flood damage restoration company such as SERVPRO.  

Cold, winter weather can bring about many conditions that can cause many building problems. During the winter in Rochester, flood damage occurs quite frequently.  Winter weather can cause your water pipes to freeze and make them burst and spill water all over your house. Excessive amounts of snow can also ruin structural components that make up your home. If the snow that falls is extremely wet and it accumulates quickly, the weight of the snow can overload your exterior structure. Sometimes, snow can build up on your roof and possibly cause it to collapse.  

If the snow sitting on top of your building gets too thick, cave-ins can take place which can create a hole in your structure for moisture to enter. If the interior of your home gets exposed during a snowstorm, snow can get inside and negatively affect your building materials and contents. Once the snow melts inside your warm home, water damage can start to build up in your dwelling's interior.

If water starts to affect any of the objects inside your home such as your carpet or furniture, it is wise to reach out to the professionals at SERVPRO. Our highly trained team has experience restoring buildings with all types of problems. We are good at helping you with any disaster and making your home seem "Like it never even happened."  

If you suffer from problems after a blizzard, call SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester at (603) 743-4301 any time of the day.

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Our Team Will Restore Your Rochester Home When You Have Plumbing Failures

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Team Will Restore Your Rochester Home When You Have Plumbing Failures Our trained technicians can restore your home after you have plumbing problems. There is no job too big for our experts and we are available 24/7.

Water Damage Technicians In Rochester Talk About Different Types Of Dehumidifiers

Plumbing failures inside your Rochester home are the most common type of problems that occur inside residential buildings. If a pipe breaks and leaks it can cause extensive water damage to your contents and building materials quickly. Even the smallest crack can spill hundreds of gallons into your house in a short amount of time. When water enters the interior of a building, it can cause two types of problems which are primary and secondary. Primary water damage occurs when moisture comes into direct contact with items inside your home and secondary issues take place when things get ruined that did not directly contact moisture.

Examples of secondary issues include mold growth and problems related to elevated humidity levels. The main goal of any water damage project in Rochester is to prevent secondary issues from occurring. Our SERVPRO technicians accomplish this by removing all moisture from your home as quickly as possible. We start by extracting water while it is in liquid form. Next, we complete the structural drying phase.

When drying out structural components, our SERVPRO team uses both air movers and dehumidifiers. The air movers create air movement in a counterclockwise direction. The fans push air away from surfaces after moisture evaporates from wet materials. The dehumidifiers remove water vapor from the air and dispense it in liquid form.

When using dehumdifiers, we can either use a refrigerant or desiccant system. Both machines get utilized in different situations and differ in how they remove the moisture from the air. Refrigerant dehumidifiers work by pushing air across a chilled metal coil. The temperature of the coil causes condensation making the water drain out of the machine into a spill bucket. The warm, dry air dispensed is then used in the circulation made by the air movers.

Desiccant dehumidifiers work better to remove moisture from non-porous materials like concrete. They work by running the wet air across a silica gel. The gel attracts moisture particles; then the machines heat the gel so that the water drains out in liquid form. If you ever have water damage inside your home caused by plumbing problems, call SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester at (603) 743-4301 any day of the week.

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