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Cleaning Post-Construction

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

There’s nothing quite like a finished construction or remodel project! After weeks or months of chaos and messes, your project is finally done and ready to show off. But wait, what about the DUST?

During the process of construction, whether it is a new home, or a remodel, basically every square inch of the home gets covered in a film of dust. If you’ve ever tried to clean up sheetrock duct or the fine sawdust left from the finish work, you know it’s easier to fit a square peg in a round hole. It seems impossible to sweep, wipe, or vacuum post construction dust without simple stirring it up and re-spreading. We have the solution!

With our specialized products and equipment, we can make that finished project shine;

  • Air Scrubbers
  • Hepa Vacs and filters
  • Duct Cleaning Vacuum
  • High Pressure Steam Clearers
  • SERVPRO RBT Drywall Dust Remover, Amor Guard and Wall and All to name a few.

A good post-construction clean targets these areas;

  • Outside of the structure
  • Walls, windows and Ceilings
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Counters, Cabinets and Drawers
  • Bathrooms
  • Floors

So when your project is complete and in need of dust busting, who you gonna call? 

SERVPRO!  

603.298.6942

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To learn more about how SERVPRO can help in your cpmmercial cleaning needs  Click Here!

What if the Storm Hit

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

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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To learn more about storm clean up and response Click Here!!!

Commercial Services

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton offers cleaning and the restoring of commercial properties no matter the size!  We have technicians with the training and experience needed to handle any of your commercial needs. We not only have trained and certified technicians, we also have the proper equipment to make it “Like it never even happened!”  SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton has all the resources and expertise to give you excellent results and get your business back open sooner. Some examples of commercial properties that have used our services include:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Stores
  • Large Big-Box Stores
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military
  • Hotels
  • Churches
  • Schools

For more information on our commercial services Click Here!!

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26th Annual Golf Classic

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Community 26th Annual Golf Classic Great day for Golf!

Beverage Cart Sponsorship at The 26th Annual Jim Wechsler Memorial Golf Classic

 The SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton Marketing team were on hand for the  26th Annual Jim Wechsler Memorial Golf Classic.  We had the honor of sponsoring the beverage cart for the event,  Needless to say, this was a big hit amongst the players and crews. Our Gordon Brown played in a foursome with Chris McAndrew, President of Systems Plus ComputersPete Coughlin, Owner of Coughlin Painting, and Don LaPlume, President & Co-Founder at Asirva.  The Team had a blast, although they unanimously determined that Gordon may need to play a bit more often......... FOUR!   Thank you to The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and all of the Sponsors, Guests and Attendees for the opportunity to be a part of this tremendous event.

Water Damages come in a Variety of ways

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water damages come in a Variety of ways

 Water damages can happen at any time through out the year. They can happen from any number of different things such as:

  •  water heaters 
  •  refrigerators/Ice Makers
  •  toilets
  •  pipes
  •  leaky roofs 
  •  floods
  •  ground water in basement
  •  dishwashers
  •  sump pumps
  •  natural disasters

The dry out and clean up after water damages are important. Here at SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton we specialize in doing just that. Our technicians are IICRC certified to safely dry, clean and restore your home or business, using the following procedures:

  • Identify the source/type of water-where the problem is 
  • Measure temperature and humidity for drying analysis 
  • Survey the extent of the damage and Inspect the premises fir hidden moisture. 
  • Perform emergency water extraction
  • Move and Block furniture & contents
  • Inspect carpet pad/carpet and provide services
  • Apply necessary treatments (disinfectants/deodorization)
  • Utilize advanced drying and monitoring equipment 
  • Dispose of refuse

 Water damages are a problem no matter how small they might seem. Water can soak through walls, and carpet causing problems over time. Here at SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton, our technicians have monitoring tools to detect water damages that may not be in plain sight. 

With any water damage, there is a risk for MOLD. It’s important that water is quickly removed and properly dried, ventilated and disinfected to inhibit the growth of bacteria.

If you have a water damage and are unsure of what to do Click here for more information! 

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What to do about MOLD

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

What is Mold?

"Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dry conditions, that do not support normal mold growth."

Some of the most common areas for mold to grow are:

•Antique shops

•Greenhouses

•Saunas

•Farms

•Mills

•Construction areas

•Flower shops

•Summer cottages

What you should NOT do?

  • Do not touch or disturb the mold.
  • Do not blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Do not attempt to dry the affected areas yourself.
  • Do not spray bleach or any other disinfectant on the mold.

What you should do?

  • Stay out of the affected areas and areas you suspect have hidden mold.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and the fans.
  • Leave the affected areas alone!
  • Keep humidity levels as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperature, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
  • Use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months.
  • Be sure the home has adequate ventilation, including exhaust fans.
  • Add mold inhibitors to paints before application.
  • Clean bathrooms with mold killing products.
  • Do not carpet bathrooms and basements.
  •  Remove or replace previously soaked carpets and upholstery

Pleas call SERVPRO Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton if you suspect mold. We are here to help and make it "Like it never even happened."

For more information Click here!

Storm Safety

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Living in New Hampshire or Vermont wedon't see many or highly destructive tornadoes. However, you can never be too careful, and being prepared for ANY storm disaster is always a good idea!The summer months Here in New Hampshire and Vermont, we need to be ready for windstorms, flash flooding, hurricanes/ tropicalstorms.Hurricane season usuallyruns from June 1 to November 30th.Here are some safety precautiontips for outdoors.

Safety precautions outdoors

  • If the weather forecast calls for thunderstorms, postpone your trip or activity.
  • Remember: When thunder roars, go indoors. Find a safe, enclosed shelter.
  • The main lightning safety guide is the 30-30 rule. After you see lightning, start counting to 30. If you hear thunder before you reach 30, go indoors. Suspend activities for at least 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder.
  • If no shelter is available, crouch low, with as little of your body touching the ground as possible. Lightning causes electric currents along the top of the ground that can be deadly over 100 feet away.
  • Stay away from concrete floors or walls. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.
    Although you should move into a non-concrete structure if possible, being indoors does not automatically protect you from lightning. In fact, about one-third of lightning-strike injuries occur indoors.

Some safety precautions for indoors

Safety precautions indoors

  • Avoid water during a thunderstorm. Lightning can travel through plumbing.
  • Avoid electronic equipment of all types. Lightning can travel through electrical systems and radio and television reception systems.
  • Avoid corded phones. However, cordless or cellular phones are safe to use during a storm.
  • Avoid concrete floors and walls.

It is also a good idea to have a disaster supply kit ready as well. Things to include are:

  • Water- 1 gallon, per person, per day
  • Food- 3-7 days' worth of non perishable or canned food-with can manual can opener.
  • Bedding- Blankets and pillows
  • Clothing- Even when the weather is warm, for safety while cleaning and working, wearing long-sleeve or and pants are good to help protect your skin
  • First aid kit- First aid kits are always important. In this situation bandages and sanitizer are the minimal to have at hand, however it is always better to have more!
  • Cash- Always a good idea in a storm event to have some cash on hand.

Hurricanes, along with most storms, are unpredictable. Being prepared is always a good idea. You should have a an escape plan ready, somewhere to stay out of harms way. Making a list of items you own is also a good idea, along with photos of items. Keep more than one copy . Take necessary steps to protect your home or business. Having SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Plan is also a great idea!SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE

  • Category 1- Winds from 74-95 mph. Minimal damage level
  • Category 2- Winds from 96-110 mph. Moderate damage level
  • Category 3- Winds from 111-130 mph. Extensive damage level
  • Category 4- Winds from 131-155 mph. Extreme damage level
  • Category 5- Winds that exceed 155 mph. Catastrophic damage level

For more information on Storm Damage and CleanupClick Here

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IN CASE OF A FIRE

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

TIPS: in the case of a fire

Residents in an apartment building may face two situations. Either the fire could be in your apartment. OR the fire could be in another apartment in the building.

  • CALL 9-1-1
  • Make sure everyone is out and safe, including pets.
  • Once you leave the fire do NOT go back in.
  • Alert others in the building.
  • Activate the fire alarm, if there is one.
  • Close doors behind you, this will slow the spread of the fire.
  • If you are in a multi-story building, do NOT use any elevators.
  • If you become trapped in a room, these steps are recommended:
  1. Keep door closed. Opening the door will decrease your chances of survival.
  2. Stay low.
  3. Wait by the window and identify your distress.
  4. Do NOT hide under beds or in closets
  5. Seal the bottom of the door with blankets or clothing to keep the smoke out
  • Exits should never be blocked.
  • Have and know a fire escape plan.

Types of smoke:

  • Wet SmokePlastics and Rubbers= Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary.
  • Dry SmokePaper and Wood= Fast burning, high temperatures,
  • Protein Fire ResidueProduced by evaporation of materials rather than from a fire. Discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

How should a fire damage be cleaned up? Call SERVPRO!

If a house sustains a fire, it is important that you get the proper clean up so the soot, ash and water do not wreak havoc on what is left. It is bad enough there was a fire, but the water and chemicals used to put the fire out can cause secondary damage.

The average person will attempt conventional cleaning methods like renting a steam cleaner and using common cleaning agents from the store. This could cause more damage, as the chemical agents could react with the residue and cause more or even permanent damage and also toxic fumes.

Our crews are IICRC certified to handle these types of clean ups. 

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Call SERVPRO Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603-298-6942 with any questions. We are available 24 hours a day!

MOLD IN YOUR HOME?

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO Help!

Mold can grow under multiple conditions present in our buildings every day.  Moisture, however, is the foremost factor that causes mold growth.  Mold spores live and grow through moisture and high levels of humidity. If these conditions are not addressed immediately - within 48 hours, mold will continue to return. These fungi can also produce a musty odor. We specialize in water and mold mitigation and restoration. Our advanced mold remediation equipment and restoration processes help to detect and handle the source of the water problem. 

Each mold infestation requires a particular solution. Our highly trained professionals use an exacting system of inspection, assessment, containment, air filtration, removing mold infested materials, disinfecting, and cleaning your belongings.  We can perform various types of minor and major repairs. To save our customers stress, time and costs expense, SERVPRO can handle the entire mold remediation service. We can handle the initial damage mitigation and the rebuilding, including sanitizing and deodorizing of all affected areas. Our AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, are IICRC CERTIFIED, with advanced corporate and franchise training. We are also experienced in dealing with your insurance company, and we can assist you in these matters if applicable. We can even assist you with your paperwork for your claim.

Call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton with any questions that you may have. We are available with 24-hour emergency service – including holidays. We are locally owned and operated, which means when you call us, we can respond quickly with the help that you need. Don't try to tackle a mold situation yourself call the pros at SERVPRO. (603) 298-6942.

IMPROVE YOUR AIR QUALITY!

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Duct Cleaning Can Help!

The ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, but you can help change that! Inspecting the ductwork in your facility or home 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 building or home.

A routine part of your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional’s service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help save you money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can help save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.

For more information on duct cleaning or to schedule an appointment contact SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603.298.6942