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Commercial Restoration Companies: Their Role in Laconia

2/27/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration crew gathered outside a business with the caption: "24/7 LARGE LOSS SUPPORT If your Laconia business needs restoration, call SERVPRO. We'll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO® 24/7 for Prompt Restoration Services

Emergencies such as water damage, fire incidents, storms, or mold outbreaks can strike a commercial property at any moment, disrupting operations and jeopardizing the bottom line. When disaster strikes, it's crucial to have a reliable commercial restoration partner like SERVPRO® by your side. Here's why you should consider hiring us for your Laconia business:

1. Swift Response and 24/7 Availability

In the face of a crisis, time is of the essence. SERVPRO understands the urgency that commercial property owners face. We offer a rapid response to emergencies, ensuring that our trained professionals are on-site promptly, 24/7. Quick action can mitigate damages and help your business resume normal operations sooner.

2. Comprehensive Water Damage Restoration

Water damage can result from various sources, including leaks, floods, or burst pipes. Our experts at SERVPRO of the Lakes Region employ advanced equipment and proven techniques to extract water, thoroughly dry affected areas, and restore your commercial property to its pre-damage condition. 

3. Expert Fire Damage Restoration

Fires not only cause visible damage but also leave behind smoke and soot residues that can affect indoor air quality. SERVPRO of the Lakes Region specializes in fire damage restoration, addressing structural issues, removing odors, and ensuring a thorough cleanup to get your business back on track.

4. Storm Damage Recovery

Severe weather events can wreak havoc on commercial properties. From roof leaks to structural damage, our team is thoroughly equipped to handle the aftermath of storms. Our team assesses the overall extent of the damage and provides a comprehensive plan for restoration, minimizing downtime for your business.

5. Mold Remediation Services

Mold growth can pose health risks and damage property. SERVPRO of the Lakes Region employs industry-leading techniques to identify and eliminate mold infestations, ensuring a healthy, safe environment for all employees and customers.

Protecting Your Investment with the SERVPRO Crew

Commercial restoration companies like SERVPRO of the Lakes Region play a vital role in mitigating the impact of disasters on businesses. Call us at (603) 527-2518. Faster to any size disaster ™.

Addressing Cold Weather Water Damage in Laconia

12/21/2023 (Permalink)

ICE DAMS ON ROOF, ICICLES When freezing weather creates water damage in your Laconia property, who should you call? Why, SERVPRO, of course!!

Call SERVPRO® for Rapid, Reliable Restoration

As winter blankets New Hampshire with its icy grip, homeowners face the chilling reality of potential water damage. The combination of freezing temperatures and snow accumulation can lead to a host of problems, from burst pipes to ice dam formation. When disaster strikes, it's crucial to act swiftly and call professionals for water damage restoration. Here's why SERVPRO is your go-to partner in combating cold weather water damage in Laconia and the surrounding areas:

Cold Weather Challenges Calling for Water Damage Restoration in Laconia

  • Frozen Pipes: Sub-zero temperatures can cause water within pipes to freeze and expand, leading to pipe bursts and subsequent water leaks.
  • Ice Dams: Accumulation of ice on the roof can block proper drainage, causing water to seep into the interior and wreak havoc on ceilings and walls.

Why SERVPRO of The Lakes Region?

  • 24/7 Emergency Response: Our team is ready to spring into action whenever disaster strikes, providing prompt and reliable service.
  • Expertise in Cold Weather Restoration: With years of experience in New Hampshire's harsh winters, we understand the unique challenges posed by cold weather water damage.

Trusted Restoration Techniques

  • Thorough Assessment: We conduct a detailed inspection to identify the depth of the damage and create a tailored restoration plan.
  • Water Extraction: Utilizing powerful pumps and vacuums, we swiftly remove standing water from the affected areas.
  • Drying and Dehumidification: Our industrial-strength drying equipment ensures a moisture-free environment, preventing mold growth.
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing: We employ professional-grade cleaning agents to sanitize and restore the affected surfaces.

Cutting-Edge Equipment

  • Moisture Meters: Precise measurement of moisture levels helps us determine the extent of water damage.
  • High-Powered Extractors: Submersible pumps and truck-mounted machines efficiently remove water from carpets, upholstery, and other affected materials.
  • Industrial Fans and Dehumidifiers: These tools facilitate rapid drying, preventing secondary damage.

Don't let cold weather water damage take a toll on your Laconia property. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for a swift and effective restoration process. With our expertise and advanced equipment, we'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Reliable Flood Damage Restoration Services in Laconia

10/23/2023 (Permalink)

storm damage cleanup poster with lightning Trust SERVPRO to remove floodwaters and clenaup your storm damaged Laconia property, "Like it never even happened."

Flood Damage Cleanup in Laconia by SERVPRO®

Laconia, NH, has numerous parks, green spaces, and fun spots, making it an excellent place to live and a top destination for visitors. It also has notable monuments like the Endicott Rock State Historic Site and Belknap Mill, epitomizing its architectural heritage. While there, visit the Laconia Antique Center and buy some gifts. You can also enjoy the blue waters and amazing sunsets on Weirs Beach or video games at Funspot.

While the town is great in many aspects, floods and storms continue to threaten properties. Flood damage after a bad storm can be very devastating. It can compromise your floor, walls, carpet, and other valuables, which are costly to replace. Mold can also develop if the water goes unchecked for long. As such, it is essential that you act fast to handle the situation and prevent further damage. The best way of handling such cases is to be ready by having a reliable professional restorer on call.

After a flood damage incident on your Laconia property, SERVPRO is your go-to company for effective restoration services. We have a team of reliable IICRC-trained and certified experts ready to respond quickly, mitigate the damage, extract water, dry, and restore your home.

Successful flood damage restoration involves several processes, including cleaning and soil or dirt removal. After a storm hits your property in Laconia, soils and debris will likely accumulate. Our technicians have the expertise to remove soils and properly clean your carpets, upholstery, walls, or any other surface.

At SERVPRO, we follow a proven cleaning procedure, which involves finding, identifying the type, identifying the surface the soil is on, capturing, removing, and properly disposing of the dirt. We can do vacuuming (air) or dissolving (fluids) to release and transport soils or suspended particles, depending on the amount and type of dirt, leaving your property sparkling clean.

SERVPRO of the Lakes Region is your reliable company for the restoration of fire, water, mold, or storm damage. Call us at (603) 527-2518 for help or inquiries.

Licensed Authorities Ensure Safety Before Fire Damage Repairs Is Initiated in Laconia

8/21/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage to ceiling, walls, and flooring in a home Call SERVPRO of Laconia to restore your home from fire damage. We're Here to Help® 24/7.

We Follow Approved Fire Damage Repair Guidelines Restoring Homes in Laconia

The damage caused by a fire in Laconia homes varies a great deal. Everything from light smoke damage from a fire quickly put out to severe damage to contents and structure caused by flames, smoke, and fire retardants is possible. Fire department officials ensure the fire is out, and building inspectors will evaluate the building to identify any unsafe situations.

SERVPRO® provides fire damage repair services to residents of Laconia dealing with the aftermath of a fire in their homes or businesses. Once local authorities approve, our technicians begin the cleanup and repair process while ensuring the safety of anyone entering the building.

The fire damage restoration and repair process typically follows a five-step approach:

  • Damage Assessment – of the flames, smoke penetration, and fire retardant to the structure and the home's contents. We evaluate any safety concerns caused by structural weaknesses.
  • Debris removal and security of the property – We add fencing around the property, board up windows and doors, and roof protection. We remove debris and seal undamaged areas of the home to minimize secondary damage and cross-contamination.
  • Demolition, fire retardant removal, and drying – damaged drywall, carpets, etc., are removed. Water and fire retardants are removed, and the structure is dried to prevent secondary damage and mold formation.
  • Smoke removal and cleanup – every surface, including heating system ducts, is cleaned and deodorized to remove soot and smoke odors from walls, floors, and contents.
  • Reconstruction, Repair, and Restoration – of the structure and finishing materials such as walls and flooring materials, electrical and plumbing systems, fixtures, and appliances.

SERVPRO will assess the damage to your home and propose a detailed plan to restore and repair your house "Like it Never Even Happened."

Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region for fire damage repair services. We provide service to Laconia and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (603) 527-2518.

Water Mitigation in Laconia Starts with Our Roof Tarping Services

5/24/2023 (Permalink)

Roof Tarp From Sky View We aim to restore your property as quickly as possible, “Like It Never Even Happened.”

Area Homes Need Water Mitigation After a Bad Storm

Spring weather can range from a gentle pattering on your Laconia home's roof to raging, windy storms capable of knocking over trees and causing other destruction. SERVPRO's water mitigation team is always ready to start undoing the damage caused by bad weather.

Many times, when working with property owners in Laconia who need water mitigation work, we start with covering their home's roof. Tarps prevent any future rain from getting inside the residence. Insurance adjusters typically require this protective step because substantial (and unnecessary) damage can more easily occur without a protective tarp.

Industry guidelines recommend that a tarp covers a roof for no longer than three months. We do our best to have most, if not all, of the preparatory work done long before this period. Other mitigation tasks we do after a storm include:

  • Extraction of moisture,
  • Cleaning and sanitization, and
  • Performing minor repairs.

Storm moisture gets in through the roof, dampness in the air (windows), or via lower levels where water can seep in. Basements are prone to this, although the water can evaporate and migrate to other areas of the structure. We use air movers, heaters, desiccant machines, and other equipment to dry your home's interior.

Rainwater might seem clean, but it can wash debris into your home from the outdoors. We get this all cleaned up, and where needed, use disinfecting agents to ensure cleanliness for your family's safety.

Mitigating damage after a storm can involve making minor repairs. We can board up windows or doors with cracked or broken glass, move furniture off soaked carpeting, remove wet, damaged materials to prevent the spread of water, and much more.

Our goal with mitigation tasks is to reduce the total cost of recovering after a disaster, regardless of how large or small. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

Handling Intricate Fire Damage Restoration in Laconia

4/25/2023 (Permalink)

soot in hallway Call SERVPRO at (603) 527-2518 for assistance from a professional remediation company.

SERVPRO Carefully Plans Clean-Up After Laconia Fire Damage

Fires are much more common than you may think. While you take every precaution to protect and fireproof your Laconia home, disasters can still strike. In the aftermath of such a catastrophe, having a knowledgeable fire damage restoration specialist makes all the difference during the recovery phase.

Fire damage restoration in Laconia homes can be complex, as the aftermath always leaves homeowners with a mounting list of tasks. Regardless of the size of a fire, the damage is likely due to factors ranging from smoke residues to strong odors. Smoke damage is rarely contained to a single room or floor. SERVPRO treats every fire situation uniquely because many variables impact and determine the outcome. We are well prepared to tackle what needs to be done immediately to stop further damage.

The recovery process entails:

  • Evaluating what is burned, soaked, or soiled
  • Mitigating damages
  • Assessing any risk from exposure to hazards
  • Cleaning to remove smoke damage

Our teams secure the property with tarps and boards. We determine the scope of the damage, catalog areas of the property that require the most attention, and identify contents permanently damaged during the incident. After the assessment, we create a restoration plan to clean up your property to its preloss conditions. 

Content and Structure Restoration

Our crews perform testing to determine the right product to use on each item. We use environmentally friendly products for all restoration and cleaning processes, steadily removing soot from all restorable items. The cleaning product and method used depend on the physical properties of contents since things like kitchen utensils, clothing, and draperies vary.

Several methods are used to clean items in a fire loss:

  • Wet cleaning is effective for dealing with moderate to heavy residues
  • Dry cleaning is used to remove excess residues before wet cleaning
  • Foam cleaning, appropriate for light residues or delicate materials

Fire damage restoration may seem long and hard, but SERVPRO of The Lakes Region can ensure that your home receives the care and attention it deserves. Call us at (603) 527-2518. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

You Need Professionals to Deal with Fire Damage in Laconia

3/30/2023 (Permalink)

Firefighter looking at an active fire in a kitchen Fires in Laconia can happen quickly and often without any warning. Contact our SERVPRO team to help during this stressful time.

SERVPRO Manages Restorative Action for Fire Damaged Laconia Homes 

Restorative cleaning by trained and experienced professionals can save you a lot of money on fire damage claims in Laconia. While replacing or resurfacing fire damaged items can be costly, cleaning and restoration services are usually only a fraction of the cost. 

SERVPRO technicians use industry-leading technology to clean and restore the structure and components after fire damage to your Laconia property. Our scientifically developed principles and elements of cleaning aim to restore the materials to preloss condition and lessen the expense of the fire claim. The goal is to repair the damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO’s Elements of Cleaning 

SERVPRO technicians keep the fire damage restoration process in your Laconia home efficient and straightforward. We aim to remove the smoke and soot residue as efficiently as possible without causing harm to the surfaces involved. SERVPRO technicians use several techniques based on the following four elements of cleaning to accomplish this goal:

  • Using temperature: Heat increases the speed of the chemical reactions in cleaning products. The technicians select appropriate temperatures depending on the type of the solution and the material being cleaned. 
  • Using agitation: In some cases, the smoke and soot residues can form strong bonds with the surfaces that need mechanical agitation to dislodge. The restorers use towels, brushes, water, air pressure, or even sonic vibrations to provide required mechanical agitation to dislodge soils and char.
  • Using chemical action: Professional products react chemically with the soils to alter their structure and weaken the bonds with surfaces. Technicians select the proper products based on the desired action, such as bleaching, oxidizing, dissolving, or digesting.  
  • Using time: Time plays a crucial role in restorative cleaning. The amount of dwell time needed by professional products varies significantly with the soil and surface involved. 

Methods Used in Restorative Cleaning 

SERVPRO technicians utilize several methods to clean a wide range of structural components and contents after fire damage. Regardless of the method, we always care for the customer’s personal property. Here are some of the techniques that we routinely use to clean fire damaged homes:

  • Dry cleaning: As the name suggests, this method involves the application of light agitation using dusting clothes and brushes without applying any product. It is a method of choice if the residue is light and non-greasy. 
  • Wet cleaning: More aggressive than the previous method, this method often involves using professional agents that may or may not be water-based. The item being cleaned is thoroughly saturated in the solution. 
  • Spray and wipe: Although it is a variation of the wet cleaning method, it does not involve surface saturation with an agent. The product is lightly sprayed on the surface and wiped clean with a towel. The restorer has better control over the amount of product applied.   
  • Abrasive cleaning: These methods involve applying agitation to the surface being cleaned. Restorers have different methods of rubbing or agitating residues from the surface. Technicians routinely use abrasive media such as steel wool or scrubbing pads. 
  • Immersion cleaning: It is an effective method only if the cleaned item can withstand being submerged in liquid. In some cases, the restorers also use high-frequency sound waves to provide abrasion during immersion cleaning. The ultrasound waves produce millions of tiny bubbles that implode, creating microscopic jet streams that provide focused agitation. 

Irrespective of the size, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and SERVPRO is dedicated to helping you when you need us the most. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518.

Laconia Deserves Top Quality Water Damage Mitigation Service

3/30/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage on a white kitchen floor Water damage in your Laconia home gets immediate attention from SERVPRO’s professionals to lessen the damage to the structure and contents.

Why do Laconia Homeowners Trust SERVPRO with Water Damage Restoration?

Restoring water damage to your Laconia home requires skill, experience, and expertise that not all restorers possess. SERVPRO has earned the trust of homeowners thanks to the consistently high-quality service we provide. 

While SERVPRO never claims to be perfect, our systematic action plan for handling water damage at Laconia properties has saved our customers time and money. Our highly trained and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified professionals have developed a process to tackle water issues, big or small, that yield consistent results. Our technicians work hard to have your home restored “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO’s Water Restoration Process 

SERVPRO technicians of Laconia have spent a lot of time and resources developing a streamlined restoration process. The process is divided into four distinct phases:

  • Project initiation: During this initial step, SERVPRO’s crew completes a walk-through of the damaged property and identifies the customer's priorities. The technicians carry inspection kits containing moisture meters, laser measures, and other inspection tools. Technicians also take 'before' photos during the initiation phase of the restoration process.
  • Project plan: The planning phase involves defining the full scope and the type of services required for restoration. The technicians collect moisture readings to determine the location and extent of moisture saturation during this step. The damages observed are then categorized into preexisting, primary, or secondary damages. If required, technicians establish a drying plan and a controlled demolition plan. We always keep the customers in the loop during this phase of the restoration process. 
  • Project execution: It is perhaps one of the most critical steps of the entire restoration process. The restorers formulate a production work cycle consisting of the various activities to get the job done. Once the resources are allocated to the expert team, they begin the restoration work. Equipment such as pumps, extractors, dehumidifiers, and air movers are used to achieve the drying goal determined in the planning phase. 
  • Project close-out: After completing the scope of the work, the SERVPRO technicians conduct a final review of the project, ensuring that drying and restoration goals are met. 

Equipment Used in Water Restoration 

SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians use several pieces of restorative equipment in your water damaged Laconia property. The equipment used can be classified into the following broad categories:

  • Inspection devices: Technicians use these devices to locate the areas of the structure where water has intruded. Some of the devices used for this purpose include moisture sensors, thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, and thermo-hygrometers. 
  • Extraction equipment: Restorers use these pieces of equipment to remove standing water from the structure. Various factors determine the type of extraction equipment used. Restorers routinely employ extraction tools such as truck-mounted extractors, light wands, deep extraction tools, and submersible pumps. 
  • Air moving equipment: Technicians use this type of equipment to enhance the rate of evaporation. Air is blown across the wet surface with air movers, which removes the cold saturated boundary layer, speeding up evaporation. 
  • Dehumidification equipment: Our restorers use various dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture from the air and lower the humidity ratio. With dehumidifiers removing the water from the air, the evaporation increases. We use both refrigerant and desiccant types of dehumidifiers.  

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and SERVPRO is committed to providing the best possible service to homeowners in Laconia. Call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 with any questions.

Professionals Can Safely Handle Mold Damage in Laconia

3/30/2023 (Permalink)

Mold damage on a white wall If you find mold damage inside your Laconia home, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO.

How Can SERVPRO Help Laconia Residents After Mold Damage? 

Mold damage to your Laconia property can spell disaster. If not, you are not proactive in seeking professional help. Trying to deal with the damage on your own is perhaps the worst plan of action. The microscopic spores can also spread throughout the structure if you don't have the right equipment.   

Professionals like SERVPRO have the necessary training, equipment, and experience to remedy mold damage in your Laconia property safely and efficiently. We rely on the guidelines provided by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) during the remediation process. SERVPRO understands that microbes and their spores are an integral part of our indoor ecosystem and hence complete eradication of mold is impossible. However, through professional cleaning, we ensure the reduction of microbes and implement measures to prevent their growth after the cleaning process is complete. 

Mold Remediation Work Procedures

SERVPRO uses the IICRC S520 Mold Remediation Guidelines to develop a restoration strategy in your Laconia property. The process involves multiple steps, and a typical cleanup takes less than a week to complete. Our goal is to restore your property “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO technicians consult with the homeowners before formulating the strategy. A typical remediation plan involves the following- 

  • The first step is usually a thorough pre-remediation inspection to ascertain the worksite conditions and extent of the microbial contamination. Technicians consider various factors, including accessibility, logistics, staging areas, traffic flow, and safety issues. 
  • Setting up containment is the next step that prevents the spread of the spores to unaffected areas of the structure. Technicians erect containment barriers using 6-mil polyethylene sheeting to separate areas with microbial damage of unaffected regions. The containment areas are equipped with Air Filtration Devices (AFDs) and negative air machines (NAMs) to prevent the spread of microbial spores through exhausted air. 
  • Porous building materials with contamination such as drywall, insulation, and ceiling tiles are often removed and discarded. SERVPRO technicians prevent the aerosolization of spores during these controlled demolition processes. Our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians carefully remove contaminated material with razors and knives rather than tearing them to avoid generating bioaerosols. 
  • Restorers use wire brushes with simultaneous HEPA vacuuming to catch microbial spores as small as 0.3 microns, to remove visible growth. 

The Role of Antimicrobials in Mold Damage Restoration

The IICRC S520 guidelines suggest that the physical removal of microbial growth and spores should be the guiding principle of mold remediation. However, the IICRC acknowledges biocides' role in the remediation process. Antimicrobials can suppress or retard future microbial growth if properly used and applied. 

SERVPRO uses antimicrobials in the suggested capacity in the IICRC S520 guidelines. We use the following principles when using biocides in mold remediation:

  • Technicians use biocides only after the visible contamination is cleaned physically.
  • We only use EPA-approved biocides. 
  • We always debrief the customer about the antimicrobial being used 
  • Our technicians apply the biocides according to the regulation guidelines and label directions 

Even if the contamination is light and may not require cleanup with an antimicrobial, it can become a full-blown disaster if left untreated. SERVPRO technicians work hard to restore your home to preloss conditions as quickly as possible and protect you from the potentially disastrous effects of fungal contamination. 

If you suspect that your Laconia property might have contamination, call SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518; We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Hire Professionals for Mold Remediation in Laconia to Ensure Effectiveness

3/29/2023 (Permalink)

Notice of Mold Remediation Sign Call SERVPRO for the help you need.

SERVPRO Skillfully Conducts Mold Remediation in Laconia Homes

Mold remains to be a thorn in the flesh for most homeowners throughout the country. When you notice mold, you need a plan for fast action for cleaning up. Also, the team of professionals you hire to handle the mold remediation process must be able to instill confidence in you that they have safety in mind and lengthen their homes’ durability.

When needing mold remediation in Laconia, SERVPRO can assure you of safety and effectiveness. Some of the factors that make us the right choice regarding remediating mold in homes include:

  • A 24/7 emergency response.
  • Trained professionals to carry out a prompt assessment of mold infiltration.
  • We employ industrial-grade equipment like air movers, dehumidifiers, and water extractors.
  • Our effective method is to contain the areas affected and remove the contaminated materials.

Mold remediation is the combination of the processes followed to stop harmful mold growth. At SERVPRO, we include in this process such steps as mold testing, mold removal, demolition of severely affected structures, sanitization, containment, and cleaning of affected yet restorable items.

To contain the spread of mold to other areas, SERVPRO has a variety of control strategies. In administrative controls, we identify affected areas and then restrict access to them while also avoiding activities generating aerosols via dust suppression. On the other hand, engineering controls involve such steps as ventilation of infested areas and employing heavy equipment that has sealed positive pressure and air-conditioned cabs with filtered units for air recirculation to protect our workers.

A vital step in SERVPRO’s process usually involves preventative recommendations. We advise homeowners to follow these steps to avoid mold growth in the future.

When detecting mold in their homes, wise property owners should contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for a fast and efficient restoration process. We can make the mold infestation seem “Like it never even happened.”