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Faster to any disaster. SERVPRO of Manchester.

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

Green vehicle driving down road with a quote faster to any disaster SERVPRO of Manchester 24/7 Emergency Service.

SERVPRO of Manchester  provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Manchester  NH and surrounding towns. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

Filing a claim through insurance, no problem we work directly with insurance companies and will bill the insurance company directly for our services. 

SERVPRO of Manchester offers

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (603)660-7733

Different types of Fire Damage.

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action. 

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Manchester will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (603)669-7733

Fire Damage Remediation.

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

Loss site on left source site where fire happened on the right The building to the left was a theater we cleaned from smoke and soot damage from a fire from the building next door.

Structure fires occur every 23 seconds according to the National Fire Protection Association.  If a fire happens in your home or your property, there are several things you need to know.  Fire Damage is the physical damage to property due to burning.  This does not always mean that your home or property has caught on fire. The Building or home next  yours or even a few house down may have caught fire and you are seeing soot and smoke damage throughout your home.  Fire and smoke damage can ruin walls, furniture, upholstery, clothing, electronics and other items.  SERVPRO of Manchester has all the knowledge and tools to remediate damage from fire, smoke, soot and ash.  SERVPRO of Manchester can get your clothing items cleaned your electronics like TVs, Ovens/Microwaves, DVD players and more.  We will also take inventory of any NON-Salvageable content that cannot be cleaned or that got to damaged and submit them to your insurance company.

This is a recent smoke and soot Damage SERVPRO of Manchester was called in to remediate.  This theater did not catch directly on fire but was heavily affected with smoke and soot damage. We ran air scrubbers throughout the theater to help with air quality while we were cleaning the entire structure with dry sponges, washed all windows and cleaned all floors.  We also upholstery cleaned all seats to the theater in little over a week as the theater was a business and still had to run shows and plays that tickets were already sold for.

SERVPRO of Manchester understands that some businesses can’t just close and we are happy to work around any scheduling needs your business will require to get any job completed.

What is the process to water damage?

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

Man and women holding blue buckets catching water. SERVPRO of Manchester is here to help!

Flooding in a home is not always the result of weather. Flooding and water damage can occur from multiple things. Emergencies that cause water damage may be a sewer backup, pipe burst, home appliances leaking, a hot water tank leaking and sump pump failure. The results of these are the beginning stages of water damage. Water in your home can ruin whatever is in its path such as furniture, flooring, drywall, and more. It doesn’t take long for standing water to cause issues. Water restoration is more than soaking up the water with towels and setting up a few fans for drying and is much more to it then what the eye can see.

Now you may be thinking, what if. What if my toilet started over flowing and flooded my bathroom? What is my dishwasher started leaking and ruined my hardwood floors in my kitchen? What my washing machine flooded my laundry room and water went into my finished basement affecting drywall on the ceiling? No one wants water damage to their home, business or property. Knowing the process that can get your home back to its original state can put a person’s mind at ease and SERVPRO of Manchester can and will do just that.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused and stressed. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Manchester has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time

INITIAL CALL

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency like your name and contact information, address, when and what caused the water damage and insurance information. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

INSPECTION

This process begins with a walk through of the property and water damage. This inspection allows us to determine the amount of damage there is and what it will take to bring the affected area back to its original state. We will take note on what is affected whether such as drywall, wood floors, carpet or concrete and then determine the amount of moisture in the affected material. We will also determine the water category. Was it clean water? This may include water from a supply line for a toilet or sink. Was it grey water, this type of water usually comes from a toilet overflow or a drain pipe backup.

DRYING PROCESS

The drying process is important and starting this process as soon as possible is imperative. Once we remove all standing water the drying process begins. Most material we can dry out with our commercial grade fans and dehumidifiers but there is also some instances where we will need to perform demo and remove drywall to expose and remove any possible insulation, remove flooring that act like vapor barriers that prohibit a subfloor from drying. Once the appropriate demo has been completed we let the equipment do the work. Our fans and dehumidifiers usually can dry out a structure in 2 – 3 days.

REBUILD

The rebuild process consists of replacing any and all material that was affected by the water damage. It can be as simple as replacing some trim or drywall and repainting the walls to all knew flooring and kitchen cabinets. SERVPRO of Manchester can help you from start to finish.

Cleaner Living

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

After of the filter to the machine that cleans air ducts This is an after photo of a filter when duct cleaning was completed.

Warmer months are finally here and many of us can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the fresh air.  Warmer months also mean it’s time to turn off the heat and turn on the cool air. Many people now a days have central AC in their homes and the cool air runs through the duct work and disperses through the house from the vents.

-When was the last time you had a duct cleaning done?  Indoor air quality is important and air ducts help regulate and move air throughout the home into each room.  These ducts are known to become dirty over time and procrastinating on cleaning them only makes matters worse. Clean air ducts lead to a cleaner living environment. Dirty ducts contain tiny dust particles and dirt that travel through the air and will eventually land of your surfaces of your home.  Think about it, are you okay with these contaminants landing on your kitchen table or even your bed? I didn’t think so.

These particles are microscopic and are blind to the naked eye.  This means you should clean your air ducts for the sake of a cleaner healthier living. Now what do I mean about healthier?

Specks of dust and dirt fill the air and make it more difficult to breathe. Dirty air leads to coughing and people with asthma or allergies are affected by unclean air. Okay, so you don’t have asthma but what about a guest you might have over don't you want to provide them with a comfortable environment?

Removing Odors – Duct cleanings also remove odors from your home.  We all have had to deal with that lingering odor that just doesn’t seem to disappear. Mildew is also found in your duct system. and has a very unpleasant smell to it. Along with smell it can restrict airflow throughout your home. Now the purpose of a duct system is to increase ventilation in your home right? Well if you have dirty ducts things like dirt and that is  preventing your ducts from doing their job.

Improving efficiency – When your air ducts are clean your AC/Furnace will work more efficiently.  When your ducts are clean the air can travel freely and the unit does not have to work as hard to cool or heat your home. This will also help with saving you money on utility bills.

BOTTOM LINE is dirty air ducts are bad for many reasons and leaving them unchecked will multiply those reasons and you will end up with problems in the future. 

SERVPRO of Manchester Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, 603-669-7733

Flooded Basement

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded Basement Don't let this happen to you. Follow these simple tips to prevent a flooded basement.

Swimming pools are great and all but not in your basement. Here at SERVPRO of Manchester-East we want to help you prevent this from happening.

So, here are a few tips on how to avoid a flooded basement and a big headache:

Check your water heater:

A water heater malfunction is one of the most common causes of a flooded basement. There's water everywhere, furniture is damaged, whatever personal belongings are down there are more than likely ruined and the list goes on.

Check your home's foundation for cracks:

If you find smaller cracks you can typically use calking to fix them, however, for any larger more extensive cracks you may want to enlist a professional to repair the damage. 

Check your gutters:

Make sure your gutters are free of any debris. This is another common issue for water finding it's way into a basement. Clogged gutters cause water to overflow and not make it to the downspout which is what would carry the water away from your home. Instead the water starts to pool around your home and potentially finding its way into your basement.

Install a sump pump:

It’s a good idea to have a sump pump installed just in case. Be sure to keep it cleaned and maintained so that it continues to function properly.

For the last 50 years SERVPRO of Manchester has been the leading restoration company in the Manchester area. Working hard to extract, dry and restore water damages just like this.

So if or when disaster strikes remember we offer 24 hour emergency services 365 days a year. Just call us at (603)669-7733

Winter Storm Coming In

12/17/2021 (Permalink)

Our first winter storm is making it's way to our area tomorrow and we at SERVPRO of Manchester want you to know that if disaster strikes your home we are here to help 24/7.

We’re equipped with the training and experience to handle whatever storm damage that nature may unexpectedly bring your way.

Without warning a minor snow storm can take an unexpected turn causing a devastating effect on your home, turning your life upside-down. SERVPRO’s highly-trained professionals are close by and customer-focused. We want you to be back in your restored home as quickly as possible. Whether you have minor storm damage or something larger to deal with, we have the experience and the equipment needed to cleanup and restore your home and help get life back to normal following storm damage. Just call (603)669-7733 24/7, 365 days a week.

Commercial Property Services?-We have you covered

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manchester-East doesn't just do residential jobs; we do commercial as well. From small business establishments to very large ones; we've got you covered. There is no job that is too big. And we know how important your business is so we strive to minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results.  

Whether it's an unforeseen disaster, such as an emergency water restoration service or a cleaning that goes beyond your janitorial staff's regular scope such as grime, odor, and moisture challenges; SERVPRO of Manchester has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”  

Commercial services include:

-Water damage restoration

-Fire damage restoration

-Mold remediation

-Storm damage cleanup 

-Disaster recovery team

-General cleaning services

Remember emergency services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Just call (603)669-7733

Electric Heater Safety-Preventing a Fire

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire damage due to electric heater.

It is that time of year again when we pull out our space/electric heaters for added warmth. What you see in this photo was caused directly from an electric heater on the second floor of an attached barn. Luckily no one was hurt and SERVPRO of Manchester was able to go in, demo, mitigate the water damage from putting out the fire and clean up any debris. 

We want you to be happy and safe this winter so here are a few simple safety tips while using an electric heater:

1. Only plug these heaters directly into a wall outlet. Do NOT use: extension cords, surge protectors, plug timers or G.F.C.I outlets.

2. Keep the heater on the floor, preferably not a rugged floor. Putting it on any furniture, table or other fixture increases the risk of it falling over or overheating possibly causing a fire.

3. Make sure the heater is always 3 feet away from any flammable object. This includes furniture, papers, curtains, pillows/bedding and even paint that is potentially flammable.

4. Though this happens way too often; Do NOT leave your heater on when no one is home. Consider this especially if you have pets that could possibly knock the heater over causing it to catch fire while you are out.

Stay safe and Happy holidays!

Who? What? When? Where? and Why?

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

When thinking about your choices when picking a restoration company to help you when disaster strikes think about these 5 questions: Who? What? When? Where? and Why? And then think SERVPRO of Manchester-East!

Who?

SERVPRO of Manchester-East is locally owned and operated and has been serving the greater Manchester area since 1972. We have highly trained restoration technicians that strive for 100% satisfaction for our customers. 

What?

What we do, or better yet, what we specialize in is water and fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage, and home and commercial services. Whether its a general cleaning, duct cleaning or restoration service we are here to help.

When?

Here at SERVPRO we are here for you any time. And when we say any time we mean ANY time! We offer emergency services 24/7, 365 days a year.

Where?

We proudly serve the Manchester area and beyond!

Why?

Our devotion to excellence and consistency to our customers is a why we are recognized as one of the top SERVPRO franchises in the state. Over the past 47 years we have committed ourselves to customer satisfaction and efficiency in the FIRE, WATER, MOLD restoration field while offering an extensive list of other services.  

If disaster strikes we are here to help. Call us at (603)669-7733 so we can make it "Like it never even happened."