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When Storms or Floods hit our Communities SERVPRO is READY!

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit our Communities SERVPRO is READY! Storm Truck

When Storms or Floods Hit

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Our Communities, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel form a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 603.298.6942

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WHATS LURKING IN YOUR DUCTS?

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial WHATS LURKING IN YOUR DUCTS? Duct

Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, inspecting the ductwork should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your office building.

Estimates made by the World Health Organization say that poor indoor air quality cost $60 Billion in employee sick leave and lost production.

Part of your responsibility to the tenants, workers, and/or students who work and play in your buildings includes proper maintenance and prompt response to any situation that could cause illness or health concerns.

WE CAN HELP!

Remediate bacteria, fungi and mold

Reduce potential for mold growth

Restore peak energy efficiency

Eliminate offensive odors

DUCT CLEANING MAY NOT BE NECESSARY!

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations anout the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.

In some circumstances, such as after fire, smoke or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. In these cases SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition.

To schedule a duct cleaning call 603.298.6942

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Be prepared with the SERVPRO Emergency Response Program

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Be prepared with the SERVPRO Emergency Response Program ERP

Be Prepared with the SERVPRO Emergency Readiness Program

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) will help ensure you are “Ready for whatever happens”

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO Emergency Readiness Profile, can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility.

Disasters and emergencies always strike without warning. Preparation is an important key for making it through any size disasters. It is best to plan ahead before any disasters strikes.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you are "Ready for whatever happens."

In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations and priority areas. The ERP also establishes SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save you time and money in the future. By downloading the free SERVPRO Ready App, this information is stored electronically and can be accessed using your mobile device, making help just a few clicks away.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster. Don't wait until disaster strikes.

Call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603.298.6942 to establish your Emergency READY Profile, and be "Ready for whatever happens" in your future.

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AFTER A FIRE STRIKES!

6/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage AFTER A FIRE STRIKES! #SERVPROofLebanon/Hanover/Littleton #SERVPRO603 #HereToHelp

A catastrophic event doesn't knock on your door first; Rebuilding your life AFTER A FIRE comes with uncertanity, stress and doubt about the future of your property.

Flames cause damage, ash, soot and smoke residue.

There are many types of smoke.

Wet SmokePlastics and Rubbers                                               Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry smoke - Paper and Wood                                                           Fast burning, high temptures, heat rises therefore the smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue- Produced by evaporation of materials rather than from a Fire.                                                                       Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

From a little fire to a total loss SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton professionals will beable to help you in the unfortunate event that your home or business gets ravaged by fire.

The most important thing to remember AFTER A FIRE in your home or business is to contact SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/littleton 603.298.6942

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SOME TRUTH ABOUT MOLD!!

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SOME TRUTH ABOUT MOLD!! Mold Loss

FACTS!

  • Mold or mold spores can be found virtually everywhere. There is no practical way to eliminate    all mold and mold spores. You can, however, control growth by controlling moisture.
  • Mold will begin to grow 24-48 hours after material becomes moist so call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton AS SOON AS your water loss is discovered!
  • Optimum indoor humidity is 30-60%          
  • Ways to facilitate optimum humidity level: Venting bathrooms, dryers and other moisture-generating sources to the outside Using air conditioners and de-humidifiers
  • Increasing ventilation Using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing and cleaning
  • If you see mold on hard surfaces; clean with water and detergent and dry thoroughly.  
  • If mold contaminates a porous material, the item often needs to be removed and discarded. If the material is deemed salvageable, it must be completely dried, properly and thoroughly cleaned and sealed to ensure removal/encapsulation of the contaminant.

To Learn more about Mold Remediation click here.

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SMALL DISASTER!

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SMALL DISASTER! Small Water loss! #SERVPROofLebanon/Hanover/Littleton #SERVPRO603 #HereToHelp

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton will occasionally receive calls from customers with concern and worry about possible mold growth.  Upon inspection it will be noted that they had a small water leak "some time ago" that they chose to try and mitigate themselves.

With any leak it's the water you don't see that can cause the most damage!

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton professionals are trained to safely clean and restore homes and businesses utilizing the following procedures:

•Identify the Source/Type of water

•Measure temperature and humidity for drying analysis

•Survey the extent of damage and inspect the premises for hidden moisture

•Perform emergency water extraction

•Move and block furniture and contents

•Inspect carpet pad/carpet and provide service

•Apply necessary treatments (Disinfectants/Deodorization)

•Utilize advanced drying and monitoring equipment

•Dispose of Refuse

There is NO Such Thing as a SMALL DISASTER!

Especially when a small leak now could blossom into a large claim later.  Unseen water can soak through walls, seep through carpet and pool on subfloors, causing major problems over time. Instead of trusting intrained eyes, help ensure the value of your property by calling SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton.

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton professionals have the equipment, training, and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages set in.  

To help SMALL LEAKS from becoming BIG PROBLEMS, call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603.298.6942

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SUMMER SAFTEY TIPS!

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SUMMER SAFTEY TIPS! #SERVPROofLebanon/Hanover/Littleton #SERVPRO603 #HereToHelp

Celebrate Summer Safely!

The summer season should be a time to make memories and enjoy the great outdoors.

The following tips, provided by the National Fire Protection Association, will help keep you safe all summer long.

•When using a charcoal grill, ONLY USE starter fluids designed for the barbecue grills: DO NOT add fluid after coals have been lit.

•When using a gas grill, ensure the hose connections are tight; check hoses for leaks. Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely revel any leaks.

•Always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFD (personal flotation device) when boating, jet-skiing, tubing or water skiing. Air-filled swimming aids, like water wings or inner tubes, are not substitutes for approved PFDs. An adult should always supervise children using these devices.

•Be sure to extinguish all smoking materials and shut down motors and heating devices before fueling a boat. In case of a spill, wipe up fuel and check for fuel leakage and odors.

•When camping, always use a flame retardant tent and set up camp far away from the campfire. Only use flashlights or battery-powered lanterns inside the tent, not liquid-filled heaters or lanterns.

•Always build a campfire down wind from the tent area. Clear vegetation and dig a pit before building your campfire. Always extinguish the fire before going to sleep or leaving the campsite. To extinguish, pour water over the fire, and/or cover with dirt.

•Store liquid fire starter (not gasoline) away from your tent and campfire, and only use dry kindling to freshen a campfire.

•Consider leaving firework use to a trained professional. Stay back at least 500 feet from professional fireworks displays.

If you should fall victim to the unfortunate event of a fire call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603.298.6942

To learn more about our fire damage clean-up process click here

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IS YOUR BUSINESS PREPARED?

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial IS YOUR BUSINESS PREPARED? Take Action!

TAKE ACTION!


According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, as many as one in four businesses that suffer some kind of major disaster do not reopen afterward. It’s true, overcoming a major loss is extremely difficult, but with the right restoration company and team on your side, working hand-in-hand with your insurance company, the chance of your Upper Valley company surviving is pretty high!


Depending on the size of the fire, and the amount of damage, some businesses that have come to SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton for help have reopened just days after the fire happened. Thanks to innovations in smoke odor removal, fire damage restoration, and cleaning in general, it is possible for crews to start work nearly immediately after the fire department clears the scene, and have things back up and running in no time. Although, again, that all depends on the severity of the fire. But no matter the severity, recovery is possible!


Take action before a disaster happens to your business with SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton FREE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM.


The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you are "Ready for whatever happens."


To learn more click here 


 

PUFF BACK!

2/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage PUFF BACK! SOOT WEBS

 Puff backs are explosions that occur when oil-burning furnaces don't ignite properly due to system oil leaks, clogs or other problems. If a furnace connects to a forced-air system, the soot and smoke from a puff back is distributed through the duct system to every room it serves. It contaminates the air and leaves a grimy, sticky residue on virtually every exposed surface. A puff back creates an overwhelming mess, and if it's not cleaned promptly and properly, it can cause permanent damage to a home's contents and serious health problems for those who live there. 

It's almost impossible for a non-professional to fully restore the environment after a puff back. Most common cleaning methods and products are ineffective, and those who try to use them may find that they only make things worse. For example, vacuuming drives soot deeper into carpeting and upholstery, and this often causes permanent stains. Without professional cleaning and restoration, residual soot can cause corrosion on metal fixtures and even electronic devices throughout the home. 

Without the proper equipment and personal protection devices, exposure to the tiny, oil-based particles can result in a variety of potential respiratory illnesses, skin or eye irritation, nausea, vomiting and dizziness. Long-term exposure caused by inadequate cleaning after a puff back may result in an increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular problems.

Fortunately, cleaning companies that specialize in smoke and fire restoration, such as SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton have the IICRC training, knowledge and expertise to handle puff back clean-ups in a safe and effective way. Professional cleaning guards homeowners against exposure to toxic substances and restores their home's contents without causing further damage. Hiring a professional cleaning company such as SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton also reduces liability if a puff back occurs in a commercial building. Whether a puff back disaster affects a home or a business, professional intervention reduces loss and ensures the best possible outcome.

To learn more about our fire damage clean-up process click here

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PREVENTING WINTER STORM DAMAGE!

2/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage PREVENTING WINTER STORM DAMAGE! WINTER STORMS

What You Need to Know About Preventing Winter Storm Damage

While school kids get excited about snow days, the reality is that major winter storms can wreak havoc in the lives of adults, causing inconvenience, discomfort and expensive damage. Keep your home protected from these disruptions by following these tips.

  • Keep gutters clear. This keeps ice from building up in the gutters and contributing to the formation of ice dams, which may cause water to back up underneath shingles.
  • Trim back trees. Trim trees and shrubs back far enough that they will not rub against or fall onto your roof or siding, even if weighed down with snow and ice. Remember, safety first. Call a professional if you need help.
  • Inspect the roof. Keep an eye out for missing or damaged shingles and roof flashing that can allow water and ice into your home. Call for Columbus roof repair if you notice anything unusual, especially after severe weather.
  • Mind the chimney. Wind and heavy rains can lead to a leaky chimney and related water damage. Be sure your chimney has a chimney cap installed, and have the brick and mortar inspected periodically since the freeze/thaw cycle will eventually cause cracks.
  • Get a roof rake. If large amounts of snow accumulate on your roof, consider using a roof rake to remove some of the load that can cause leaks and even lead to collapse. If you are unsure if snow should be removed or if you need help, call a Columbus roofer for assistance.
  • Insulate pipes. Look for exposed water supply lines that are located in unheated areas and exterior walls. Wrap them with an insulating pipe sleeve or heat tape to stop the pipes from freezing and bursting in very cold weather. Let water trickle from faucets connected to exposed pipes that run through unheated spaces to prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Find the main water valve. Know where the main water valve is located (typically in the basement or outside near the curb) so you can turn water off quickly if a pipe bursts.
  • Keep walkways clear. Ensure personal safety after a storm hits by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, steps and driveways. Treat these surfaces with rock salt or deicing products.

To learn more about how Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration click here.

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