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Does your business or home need a fresh start?

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO  Does your business or home need a fresh start? A fresh start for the holidays!!

With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner,Most of us are thinking about end of year numbers or all of the things that need to be done for the upcoming holidays! Whether you're a business or a stressed out homeowner,Let SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton help!

As commercial cleaning experts, the staff members at SERVPRO of Lebanon/hanover/Littleton are qualified and experienced in techniques designed to make your office or property look as good as new. We can handle a number of different jobs or sites including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-.Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Many companies have cleaning crews to handle the day-to-day cleaning of your business. However, some jobs require special equipment and techniques to fully tackle and get the job done!

Maybe it's time to get the duct work inspected or cleaned,Over time, air units can circulate pollen, dust, dirt, and debris which your employees and customers breathe. SERVPRO can do a thorough cleaning of the ducts and tackle odors and mold and keep your system running in tip top shape.

Or maybe you're a homeowner that just doesn't have the time to deep clean your carpets and curtains or blinds before the Holiday company appears and they need some sprucing up! SERVPRO can do all of these things and more..

A deep cleaning will do wonders for the image and smell of your business or home.

So give SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton a call at 603-298-6942 to schedule a fresh start for the Holiday season.

For more info on all of the cleaning services that SERVPRO has to offer Click Here

Let's Learn about FIRE!

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Let's Learn about FIRE! Be Prepared!

A Fire can happen to anyone at anytime!

Here are some Facts and Tips about Fire:

Learn About Fire

  • Fire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill
    a house or for it to be engulfed in flames.
  • Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs and melt clothes to your skin.
  • Fire is DARK! Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness.
  • Fire is DEADLY! Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than
    flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire
    deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio.

Before a Fire

Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan!

Twice each year, practice your home fire escape plan. Some tips to consider when preparing this plan include:

  • Find two ways to get out of each room in the event the primary way is blocked by fire or smoke.
  • A secondary route might be a window onto a neighboring roof or a collapsible ladder for escape from upper story windows.
  • Make sure that windows are not stuck, screens can be taken out quickly, and that security bars can be properly opened.
  • Practice feeling your way out of the house in the dark or with your eyes closed.
  • Teach children not to hide from firefighters.

Smoke Alarms

  • A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
  • Test batteries monthly.
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, both inside and outside of sleeping areas.
  • Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking – it can be a deadly mistake.

During a Fire

  • Crawl low under any smoke to your exit - heavy smoke and poisonous gases collect first along the ceiling.
  • Before opening a door, feel the doorknob and door. If either is hot, or if there is smoke coming around the door, leave the door closed and use your second way out.
  • If you open a door, open it slowly. Be ready to shut it quickly if heavy smoke or fire is present.
  • If pets are trapped inside your home, tell firefighters right away.
  • If you can’t get out, close the door and cover vents and cracks around doors with cloth or tape to keep smoke out. Call 9-1-1 or your fire department. Say where you are and signal for help at the window with a light-colored cloth or a flashlight.
  • If your clothes catch fire, stop, drop, and roll – stop immediately, drop to the ground, and cover your face with your
    hands. Roll over and over or back and forth until the fire is out. If you or someone else cannot stop, drop, and roll, smother
    the flames with a blanket or towel. Use cool water to treat the burn immediately for 3 to 5 minutes. Cover with a clean, dry
    cloth. Get medical help right away by calling 9-1-1 or the fire department.

After a Fire

  • Contact your local disaster relief service, such as The Red Cross, if you need temporary housing, food and medicines.
  • Check with the fire department to make sure your residence is safe to enter. Be watchful of any structural damage caused by fire.
  • The fire department should see that utilities are either safe to use or are disconnected before they leave the site. DO NOT
    attempt to reconnect utilities yourself.
  • If you are insured, contact your insurance company.
  • Try to locate valuable documents and records.

You will need a Fire Damage and Restoration team. Contact SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603-298-6942 24 hours a day.

The 5 most common causes of water damage in your home

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The 5 most common causes of water damage in your home Water Leak

There are so many things that can damage your home! Wind,Earthquakes,Fires,Storms and Water.

Water Damage being the most frequent of all!

Here are the 5 most common causes of water damage in your home:

Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner might seem to be working just fine, but it’s important to adhere to regular service dates (at least once each
year) to ensure nothing is malfunctioning behind the scenes. Your A/C removes moisture from the air, and sometimes that moisture builds up within the A/C itself. If not properly drained, that water
could be slowly leaking into your home potentially ruining the flooring and drywall and, in many cases, introducing mold.


Dishwasher

Dishwashers are another possible culprit of water damage in your home. Your dishwasher can cause water damage if not properly sealed, meaning that the latch is broken, or if it was loaded with the wrong soap. Make sure that any leaks are immediately addressed and that your dishwasher is repaired or replaced ASAP.

Washing Machine

Perform regular checks on your washing machine, inspecting beneath the unit as well as behind it. Make sure all fittings are securely connected, and that the underbelly of the washing machine isn’t
leaking any water beneath the unit. If you have an older washing machine that gives you frequent issues, consider replacing it altogether.


Leaking Pipes

It might seem obvious, but water damage in the home is often caused by leaky pipes. Let’s pretend that you have a loose-fitting pipe under the kitchen sink or in the bathroom, and you’ve just recently water pooling in that area. Don’t wait to call a plumber – a leak in one place in your home could signify leaks in other areas, too. 

Clogged Drains

Clogged drains aren’t just annoying, they also cause water damage
(and mold growth) if left unchecked. If your toilet is clogged, it means that not only can you not use the toilet, but you will likely also experience water backing up into the shower, sinks, or bathroom floor. Sewer water is extremely dangerous because it contains raw sewage and bacteria, and must be cleaned up by a professional.

If your kitchen sink drain is backing up, you can experience sink overflow and subsequent damages to your kitchen flooring and
cabinetry. Make sure to seek professional help when experiencing frequent drain clogs so you don’t have to deal with water damage to your home on top of the clog itself.

If you are experiencing leaks in your home Call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton today at 603-298-6942.

Weather Related Disasters are on the rise!

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Weather Related Disasters are on the rise! Storm Damage

Research shows since 1980, the occurrence of weather related disasters has increased by more than 230 percent.

According to AccuWeather, natural disasters have affected 217 million people every single year since 1990.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss division is composed of our best of the best in restoration.
Our elite large loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United states to handle any size disaster.

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado,hurricane,blizzard or flood.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.


At SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor.

With the ability to mobilize local command centers,along with the resources of more than 1,650 franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.

Should a storm or major event strike, call 603-298-6942.

Like it never even happened.
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Be prepared when disaster strikes!

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Be prepared when disaster strikes! Emergency Ready Profile

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.

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.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Faster To Any Size Disaster Here To Help!

24 Hour Emergency Service!

SERVICE RESPONSE GUIDELINES

Damage of any kind to your business; especially fire or water damage, can be stressful for owners, property managers, employees and tenants.
Property damage, equipment damage, document loss and temporary business closure are just some of the concerns you may experience.
Timely response and thorough mitigation can alleviate these concerns.

The first 24 hours can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your business property and belongings. SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines can prevent Fire/Water damage from creating long term problems.

1 - Within 1 hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton Professional contacts you to arrange for
services.

4 - Within 4 hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton professional is on-site to start mitigation services.


8 - Within 8 business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope is communicated to the appropriate person.

**Exceptions may apply under certain conditions, such as a local catastrophic event or storm situation.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Water Damage? Call Us Today - (603) 298-6942.

HELP My basement is flooded.

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO HELP My basement is flooded. Flooded Basement

What are some of the things that SERVPRO can do when I have a flood in my basement?

  • Flooded Basement dry Out
  • Pump Deep Water
  • Carpet Water removal
  • Moisture Test walls
  • Set up Drying Equipment
  • Apply Antimicrobials
  • Test Drying Complete

Even if you have an unfinished basement, leaving water or moisture can cause damage to the rest of the structure.

Imagine the condensation that could happen when it's 90* outside. The concrete or cement blocks used to construct basements are susceptible to mold growth as well as odor.

Imagine all of the exposed framing.

Framing lumber does and will absorb moisture and thus, grow mold. The metal framing ties may not be porous enough for mold growth; but they will corrode.

How about the plumbing and wiring?

Again, any metal parts can and most likely will corrode with excess moisture in the air.

The insulation! Perfect for mold growth!

So the takeaway here is,Always remove excess water,dry quickly and apply appropriate antimicrobials.

If you have a flooding situation, SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton are prepared and ready! Call 603-298-6942 24hours a day, 365 days a year!

Got Mold? Call SERVPRO!

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Got Mold? Call SERVPRO! Got Mold?

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.

SERVPRO is there for Commercial/Large Loss Restorations!

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO is there for Commercial/Large Loss Restorations! Commercial Large Loss

COMMERCIAL/LARGE LOSS RESTORATION

This term refers to commercial buildings, schools, nursing homes, multi-unit buildings and can even mean residential property if it is of a usually large size. It includes events such as fire, smoke, burst
pipes, heating unit puff-backs, biological occurrences such as bodily fluids, sewer back-ups mold/growth infestation; odor problems and even
animal invasions or inhabitants.

We understand how overwhelming everything can seem in a time of crisis. SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton is here for you with trained technicians to make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial/Large Loss Restoration Services Include:

  • Securing the building/facility
  • Temporary utility services (Power, Lights, Heating, Plumbing)
  • Debris removal
  • Complete or partial pack-out of electronics, belongings, documents, equipment, etc. as required.
  • Water extraction and drying/ dehumidification.
  • Structure and content cleaning
  • Deodorization, disinfection, and odor removal
  • Repairs and reconstruction

Restoration Process:

Once the emergency is dealt with; damaged materials removed, content protected, packed and stowed and the drying equipment installed, we move onto the restoration phase. This is where we work with insurance adjusters, specialty tradespeople, owners, and property managers to identify the necessary repairs, develop a scope of work and estimate
the costs.

Estimating Process:

The estimating process is actually a fairly smooth process because SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton, Insurance adjusters and many tradespeople use the industry standard software, Xactimate, which provides pricing, calculating formulas and concise descriptions that
define the materials and services with each line item. This insures everyone is "comparing apples to apples".

Because time is critical in protection materials and content, you want to hire a company that is experienced, knowledgeable and equipped to
do necessary work. Quickly and correctly. Thus, getting your company/facility/business back up and running with the least interruption.

That company is SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton

To find out more about SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton Commercial/Large Loss Services Click Here.

Why SERVPRO? Because SERVPRO Cares

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO? Because SERVPRO Cares MOLD!

Take Precautions against Harmful Mold!

Cold weather is upon us! The time of year where we all batten down the hatches to stay warm. While you're preparing your home for the cold months ahead, Check for any hidden moisture or suspicious growths that may be lurking before you close it all in with you.

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. If your property has
sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture
problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

  • The presence of visible mold
  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused.
  • Undetected mold growth
  • Excessive humidity

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603.298.6942 in the Upper Valley and
surrounding area, or 603.444.7900 for the Littleton surrounding areas. Our service technicians are trained in mold remediation and
will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold growth. In the event mold is found, we can determine the best route for remediation.

SERVPRO CARES


SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton cares about proper restoration of your structure. In most water damage situations excessive mold
growth is not a problem and SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton can
safely restore your building to preloss condition. The need to address the presence of mold can only be determined by an on-site,
indoor environmental inspection.

To learn more about mold remediation Click Here