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Removing Unsightly Mold Damage Around Windows and Exterior Doors of Your Wilmington Residence

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing Unsightly Mold Damage Around Windows and Exterior Doors of Your Wilmington Residence Moisture and Mold Readily Grow on Wilimington Windows - Call SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO Handles Mold Remediation and Helps Protect Your Home

Homeowners in Wilmington often invest in their home's functionality and appearance with various home improvements. Maintaining a home's clean look helps reduce stress as well as decreasing the likelihood of some illnesses caused by a build-up of grime and dirt.

Sometimes, as a home in Wilmington ages, but homeowners should not confuse mold damage with natural wood discoloration and fading of painted areas. Mold can grow on the exterior of your home as well as inside. No matter where microbes grow, professional remediation can help protect your home and your family's health.

SERVPRO employs dedicated professionals who care about your family and your home. We do everything we can to restore all types of damage. Mold colonization can produce extensive disintegration when it grows. However, before this damage taking place, the ugly look of microbial activity alerts many homeowners to its presence.

When mold grows around doors and windows, which many experts state hold the highest populations of mold in the homes they treat, it can seem like a sign of aging or dust accumulation. Mold and mildew do not easily brush off without leaving at least a stain. Dust in these areas rarely stains the surrounding walls.

An Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) can help you determine the extent of any mold activity and how best to proceed. An aggressive approach is often the most suitable, however, because of the way mold colonies and spores can spread when handled. We use negative pressure containment methods to filter out these unwanted particulates as we work at removing moldy materials.

When materials only show mold activity, prior to sustaining extensive damage, we remove the mold only. Detailed cleaning of your home's window frames and other aspects of your architecture help keep mold from coming back later. Sealing with an antimicrobial agent provides additional protection.

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is locally owned and operated and can be contacted at (802) 674-8004. Our 24-hour services can help you clean up mold damage and protect your home from this and other types of damage.

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Reacting to Flood Damages in Your Wilmington Grocery Store

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Reacting to Flood Damages in Your Wilmington Grocery Store SERVPRO technicians quickly extract flood water and restore your grocery store to get your doors open faster.

Quick Response Can Save Your Store from Further Damages and Costs

Windham and Windsor counties have become very familiar over the past several years with severe weather situations and the lasting impact they can have on the area. Wilmington is one area in particular that has several lower lying floodplains, leaving many homes and businesses to contend with this severe weather threat in the worst of ways. Running a grocery store in Wilmington when flooding occurs can open up a very extensive list of problems that you have to face.

For starters, the flood damage to your Wilmington grocery store likely requires you to have to shut down the building until the situation can get restored to previous (normal) conditions. The longer you wait to seek professional assistance, like what our emergency response team here at SERVPRO can provide, the more you are losing in profits from having the doors closed to the residents of the area.

Given that your business was not the only one affected by the flooding of the region, people are going to be looking to stock up on groceries and supplies that you have in your store to endure the situation until they can have their messes resolved. The understanding of the importance of your facility should encourage you to act quickly to restore the damages to your building before things have an opportunity to worsen.

Another thing to consider would be the products that you have currently stocked on shelves throughout the entire store. As waters rise or are allowed to persist unabated, these products become unsellable and require being thrown out. The damage to your products further cuts into the profits for the store, which solidifies the need for professional restoration our SERVPRO team provides.

With the right tools and experience, our technicians can quickly extract the water from the area and help you to save the products on your shelves that have not been affected by the flood and to get your doors back open for those who need to restock their own supplies. Give SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties a call today at (802) 674-8004.

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Dealing with Water Damage in Wilmington

12/28/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Dealing with Water Damage in Wilmington It is important to call SERVPRO as soon as you discover standing or leaking water to prevent further damage.

Seek SERVPRO’s Help to Remediate Water Damage in Your Home Quickly

Most water intrusion to Wilmington homes is the result of broken plumbing or a leaking roof. Intrusion results in indoor flooding which can be just as damaging and expensive as storm flooding unless a homeowner responds quickly.

Water damage to Wilmington homes is not a common occurrence, but leaks and seeps can happen to every homeowner or resident. SERVPRO has decades of experience supporting Vermont home, condo, and apartment owners who find themselves underwater. We maintain a 24-hour, on-call response team to ensure every home in our community receives the best support possible.

We first inspect the home to determine the services needed. That tells us what equipment to bring in, how many restoration crew members are needed, and gives us a rough estimate of time and cost to provide to the customer. As the inspector does his job, crew members stop the source of the water and isolate the affected area if possible. It takes only minutes to turn off the water main, disconnect a broken appliance, or block a leaky pipe.

Now, we remove standing and excess water. If the flooding is over an inch deep, SERVPRO starts with commercial grade water pumps to drain and remove it. For amounts under an inch, technicians use extraction wands. These devices are adjustable to match the surface and can draw water from carpets and wood floors with damaging them.

With the water out of the home, we begin to dry carpets, floors, and walls. Crew members set up box fans at exit points to draw the cool, damp air and blow it outside. We replace this with warm, dry air generated by air movers that we direct to blow across floors and carpets. We can even direct these devices to force air up walls to carefully dry sheetrock panels without causing them to crumble.

IICRC-certified technicians increase the speed of the drying process with dehumidifiers. These machines draw moisture from the air and nearby property at a rate of up to 25 gallons per day. The reduced air moisture content or humidity means the air movers operate more efficiently.

Even if you do not have standing water in your home; you still need to stop every leak in your home and quickly remove the excess moisture. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties has worked to protect area homes for almost two decades and provides you with the fastest service possible. If you need us, call our office today at (802) 674-8004 to schedule an appointment and inspection.

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Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services Within Wilmington

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services Within Wilmington It is important to call a qualified restoration company immediately after a fire has damaged your home.

SERVPRO Offers Specialized Cleaning Procedures for Fire Damage Cleanup

Stains and carbon particles are in most cases left behind after a fire damage incident. Failure to attend to them early enough with the right restoration procedures may lead to more damage and in some incidents achieving the desired level of cleanliness might fail. That is why residents of Wilmington area are advised to contact a qualified cleanup and restoration company immediately after a fire occurs.

Fire damage in Wilmington requires specialized cleaning procedures - whether the particles are loosely or tightly attached to the surfaces. Our IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians inspect the fire incident and select the most appropriate cleaning procedure. The primary cleaning actions that we use include suspension and dispersion, chemical action, mechanical action, and lubrication.

Usually, our SERVPRO team uses mechanical actions before attempting other cleaning procedures. We use the procedure to target non-greasy particles which are likely to dissolve in liquid cleaning agents. On the other hand, technicians use lubrication to weaken the bond joining the surface and the residue. When that happens, the cleaning product easily removes the particles from the surface.

There are times when changing the chemical formula of the sticking substance is necessary for cleaning to happen. That is when we use chemical action oriented cleaning products. If we are dealing with soils that need loosening, suspension and dispersion may be an alternative. During this cleaning technique, the soil or target particles can dissolve or emulsify in the cleaning product.

To ensure the selected cleaning procedure works efficiently, the technicians take into consideration the various cleaning elements - temperature, agitation, chemical action and time. For instance, the cleaning products’ rate of reaction increases by raising the temperature. Additionally, agitation can be used to spread cleaning agents and dislodge some of the particles. Mostly, the kind of products that restoration professionals use determine the deodorization and cleaning time.

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is a trusted leader in storm, mold, fire, and water damage restoration. Call us today at (802) 674-8004 to learn more about our services.

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The Need For Professional Water Damage Restoration in Wilmington

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Need For Professional Water Damage Restoration in Wilmington Leaks and Water Removal in Wilmington Properties Gets Help from SERVPRO

Wilmington Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate the Effects of Water Intrusion

There are many forms of water damage that residents of Wilmington should expect. Roof leaks and pipe bursts are some of the mishaps that may cause water intrusion and lead to the destruction of your property. When that happens, you need emergency restoration services to restore your property. We are here to let you know why working with IICRC certified professionals is a top choice.
 
Identifying the source of the water and controlling it is one of the tasks which restorers from a service provider like SERVPRO that operates in Wilmington perform. Depending on the level of dampness, specialized tools like dehumidifiers may be used to minimize additional water damage. The aim is to lower the humidity as the water is removed from your facility and not negatively impact unaffected items and surfaces in the structure.
 
When water intrusion takes place, standing water may result. With time the water might spread to other parts of the building and destroy properties such as books, records, upholstery, and carpets. In some instances, wooden furnishings soaked with water might swell and finally disintegrate. Even the metallic surfaces may not resist damage when exposed to much water. That is why SERVPRO restoration technicians should be contacted as soon as possible to remove the standing water.

To recover the contents and documents after a water damage incident, the necessity to package and move them to a secure location might arise. Our SERVPRO technicians offer pack-out for storage and cleaning on top of their proved restoration procedures. Where necessary, we sub-contract our partners who use modern technology to inspect the possibility of recovering your optical disks, hard drives and all sorts of electronic media. Additionally, our professionals clean HVAC systems and air ducts with the aim of reducing the risk of contamination and possible health effects.
 
SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is a trusted leader in mold, fire, water and storm damage restoration. Call us at (802) 674-8004 and get the emergency restoration services that you deserve.

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Large Appliance Failures Could Mean Water Removal for Your Wilmington Restaurant

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Large Appliance Failures Could Mean Water Removal for Your Wilmington Restaurant SERVPRO Removes Water and Moisture Keeping Wilmington Restaurants Open

SERVPRO Can Help Get Your Business Back in Business After Water Damage

As a restaurant owner, you know that to succeed and profit, you have to bring many people through the doors. When you are amid a disaster causing water damage to any area of your eatery, this could immediately impact the productivity of your Wilmington business. Instead of working around the problem, it is better to address the issue and restore the damage, so your restaurant does not have to close itself off to potential customers.
 
When your cooling units or your freezer malfunction, the damage is not exclusively in the loss of the fresh food items that you have stored inside. In many cases, when a freezer loses its power for even a short period, it can result in a great deal of water as the ice and food inside begins to thaw. Since you cannot run a successful kitchen with this kind of a mess, you should be thinking about our local SERVPRO team of experienced specialists to mitigate your losses by starting water removal on your Wilmington restaurant immediately.
 
Having the kind of skills and equipment that we do, our staff can quickly assess the damages and begin the restoration process on the same day. With water removal, it is critical moving as quickly as possible. The longer that you wait to correct the problem, the more risks you are taking with more extensive damage and lingering symptoms, not to mention the business suffering overall as a result.
 
In any situation with water damages, removal and drying efforts are among the first steps to be taken. Removal involves pumping out of the area using everything from portable submersible pumps to larger industrial-sized mounted pumps on specific vehicles in our SERVPRO fleet. Heating fans trained on the remaining water dries the area, which gives our team a chance to assess what needs to be done to remedy the damage entirely.
 
Large commercial appliances are not built to last forever. Sometimes their malfunctioning can cause a severe risk to your stream of business and productivity, and so these problems should be solved quickly. Our SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties emergency response team is available 24/7 at (802) 674-8004.

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Fire Damage from Malfunctioning Furnaces in Wilmington Homes

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage from Malfunctioning Furnaces in Wilmington Homes SERVPRO works with other professionals and can have your vents and fire damage cleaned the same day you replace your furnace.

SERVPRO Offers Quick and Efficient Fire Damage Cleanup

House fires are the number one cause of fire damage in Wilmington, but a malfunctioning furnace can also create similar problems. When furnaces misfire internally, puff-back happens, and this indicates a failing furnace. 

Property owners who find sooty deposits near heat vents in their Wilmington homes should be aware that this is a type of smoke and fire damage. While the fire remains contained inside the furnace, the explosions every time the furnace starts can eventually wear the furnace down, leading to a significant catastrophe.

When puff-back happens each time the furnace starts, the deposits can build up in thicker and thicker amounts. This can lead to a creosote residue inside the ducts leading to your living space, in addition to the tell-tale signs outside and around the vents' openings on your walls. Creosote is a highly flammable substance, and when enough of this exists inside your ducts, only a small spark needs to land inside to start a fire.

Because of this build-up of creosote, having a new furnace installed is rarely enough to keep your family safe. The ducts also require cleaning, as do the vents and the areas around them. We perform these types of services for many homeowners in our community. When a wall contains substantial damage, beyond the accumulation of soot and creosote, we can replace that section of wall and repaint the area.

Puff-back is something that homeowners should not ignore. Replacing the furnace and having the area cleaned the same day is possible. SERVPRO works with other professionals in providing the services homeowners need so they receive the best possible services from both the other professionals and us. Our goal is to keep you and your family both safe and comfortable in your home. Preventing disasters from becoming realities is part of this, as well.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties are IICRC-certified technicians, striving to make your home a safe and secure one. Call us at any time at (802) 674-8004. We are available every hour of the day and night, 365 days a year to help you prevent catastrophes like fire damage.

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Flood Damage Needs The SERVPRO Touch In Wilmington

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Needs The SERVPRO Touch In Wilmington When water is not properly guided away from you home's foundation, flooding can result. Maintain your home and call SERVPRO should you face flooding.

Our Technicians Follow the Path That Flooding Took in Your Home to Find Hidden Water

This fall has inundated the Wilmington area with some of the heaviest rains seen in recent years. When torrential rain falls, your house and belongings suffer the real risk of significant flooding. A professional flood damage team has the skills, experience, and equipment to get your waterlogged home back to preloss condition.
 
Flooding in your Wilmington home is perplexing, particularly if this is your introduction to the problem. Many homeowners think because they are not near a river, lake, or stream flooding cannot happen to them. Unfortunately, this is not the case, especially when days of persistent rain saturates the ground surrounding a home. We are familiar with the seepage into foundations that happens in these circumstances and can devise a plan to remove the water fast and restore the damage done quickly.
 
Water seeping through cinderblock or concrete foundations can hide in recesses and between the foundation and paneling or drywall in a finished lower level. Our technicians receive advanced training in methods to locate and then release and evacuate pockets of moisture. Expect to see SERVPRO workers measuring moisture levels and perhaps using scanning technology to find any remaining water. Many methods help clear out this residual, including drilling holes in joints, taking out sections of wallboard, and extracting from above if wands can be inserted and reach the water.
 
Sanitization and drying occur next, with SERVPRO crew members applying efficient products to inhibit microbial growth and positioning air movers and dehumidifiers. If necessary, we pack out belongings as the work progresses so good choices can be made to dispose of or dry out personal possessions.
 
Often in the fall, clogged gutter exacerbates the problems heavy rains present. Water overflows drains and pours down the sides of your home, creating more opportunities for moisture to make its way into your dwelling. As the SERVPRO crew works to pump out and extract the water in your basement, we take note of any runoff complications we see because of a damaged or poorly working drainage system. Our goal is always to leave your home looking and feeling “Like it never even happened.” We also want to help you avoid a similar situation in the future.
 
SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is poised to help you with seasonal flooding in your home. Call (802) 674-8004 to schedule a consultation and constructive response to a difficult situation.

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Mold Damage Versus Mildew in White River Junction

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Versus Mildew in White River Junction Whether you discover mold or mildew in your home, you can rely on SERVPRO for advice and remediation services.

Whether You Experience Issues with Mold or Mildew, SERVPRO Can Help

Most homeowners dread mold damage. The tell-tale black or green patches and accompanying musty smell are a sure sign that the spores have found a place to grow in your home. The fungus that is not dealt with spreads further causing more damage, and can even cause health effects or reduce the value of your home. That is why SERVPRO recommends calling us as soon as possible. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we train our technicians to carry out thorough mold remediation in White River Junction.

Sometimes our customers ask us about the difference between mold damage and mildew in their White River Junction homes. Although mold and mildew are both kinds of fungus, they are quite distinct from one another, and knowing the difference helps you discern which is present in your home.

First, let us look at what both types of fungus have in common. The first thing is, of course, that they are both a kind of fungus; also, they both like to grow in moist areas of the home and can grow on a range of surfaces including paper, leather, drywall, or even food.

What are the differences? Mildew is a surface fungus that is classified as either downy or powdery. Mildew is usually either white or gray in appearance, although it can turn yellowish or even brown as it grows. Mildew is most likely to grow on crops or flowering paths; however, it is possible for it to grow in the home as well.

Mold is usually fuzzy or slimy in appearance and manifests as much larger patches than mildew. Mold colonies appear black, green or brown in appearance, and the growth is not merely a surface fungus – it can cause underlying surfaces to rot.

Whether your problem is with mold or mildew, SERVPRO is on hand to offer advice and remediation services. Mildew can often be cleaned using soap and water. Mold, however, requires professional remediation. Our IICRC-certified technicians tackle every stage of remediation from establishing containment and removing visible mold, to lowering humidity to discouraging regrowth.

For help with fungal growth in Ludlow, Stratton, Chester, White River Junction and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Windham / Windsor Counties at (802) 674-8004 today.

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Expert Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Wilmington Area Home

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Expert Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Wilmington Area Home Entering your residence after a fire can be dangerous without the right support.

Expert Fire Damage Restoration Services

Walking back into your Wilmington home after experiencing fire damage for the first time can be devastating. Everything you worked so hard for looks destroyed and you have no idea where to turn for help.

Everything about the experience seems somewhat overwhelming, making recovering from fire damage in your Wilmington area home even that much harder. You need access to a restoration company that understands your situation and can provide you with the equipment, resources, and experienced personnel necessary to recover quickly.

Entering your residence after a fire can be dangerous without the right support. You can slip, trip or fall, cause additional damage, or even become ill due to exposure from unknown substances. SERVPRO uses a variety of personal protective equipment while inspecting your property after a fire. We maintain a safe, secure work site and understand how to keep your restoration moving forward while protecting everyone involved.

Smoke and water damage can be rather extensive, where the majority of your home experiences limited amounts of damage. Without access to the proper services, many of your items may require replacement even though it is possible to repair them. SERVPRO technicians have specific services designed to adjust to your particular situation, minimizing your losses and saving personal belongings you may have thought lost. Never give up on an item before a professional restoration technician has an opportunity to inspect it, you may be surprised by what we can do.

Your furniture, carpeting, flooring, and other household contents all require particular attention after a fire. It takes a trained professional to determine whether or not items remain safe to restore, or if you would be better off replacing an item. Each service that SERVPRO provides works towards limiting your losses and keeping costs down. We also work with your insurance provider to ensure you obtain the results you deserve.

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties has technicians available 24-hours a day to assist, and since we are locally owned, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster and provide excellent services you can count on during an emergency. Let us be there when you need us, call today (802) 674-8004.

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