Cooking Accidents Can Leave A Home With Fire Damage In Every Level In New Hampshire

By Timothy Robbins

An everyday occurrence, cooking feeds and comforts your family. Waking up to the aroma of pancakes and sausages on a cold New Hampshire weekend morning, or coming home to the wafting scent of rich beef stew can make your home seem even more comforting and safe.

Just like those wonderful smells can end up in every corner of your home, smoke can find its way everywhere, also. Even small accidents involving burnt food can affect how your entire home smells. Some smells linger longer than others. When winter-time cuisine burns, or worse, catches on fire, the additional fats and oils used can make smoke even heavier – and longer-lasting than the enjoyable scents of your home cooking.

We clean homes of all kinds and degrees of fire damage, both physical and odoriferous. It is easier to detect fire damage that visibly affects a part of your home’s structure than to find invisible and hidden locations where odor-causing particles permeated. Because these particles can exist anywhere, spot-treatments can only provide partial relief.

Attacking the source of odors from fire damage needs to address the various sources’ locations – walls and ceilings, carpeting, and furnishings. As the particles from the fire’s smoke disintegrate, they leave an odor in the air. Cleaning soiled surfaces remove the bulk of the problem, but we go a step beyond.

We use machinery to control how these particles act. The gases made by our machinery include ozone and hydroxyl. Both of these form molecular bonds with smoke particles and make them less problematic. The increased sizes of these new substances mean our air scrubbers can more easily capture them as they move around in your home’s air, their greater weight means many falls directly to the floor, and the molecular change they undergo renders their scent less strong.

While we restore your home’s physical damages from fire damage, we also have the aesthetics covered, also. Addressing both issues are crucial aspects of restoring a home after a fire, particularly one involving the combustion of food or cooking oil. Contacting a professional fire damage restoration company can assure you that both problems are adequately resolved.


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New Hampshire Ceiling, Floor, And Wall Damage

By Timothy Robbins

Damage to ceilings, walls, and floors does not take much water. It can start with a small leak in the roof or a tiny split in a hose to a washing machine. All it needs then is a homeowner who does not see or just mops up a small puddle now and then without realizing what is happening.

A couple of years ago, a homeowner called my company in, and I performed an inspection to determine the amount of damage to their home. The owner moved furniture in his living room and discovered a damp patch in a bottom corner. It was an unusual spot to find water damage, so finding the source of the water was just as important as removing the actual damage.

Fortunately, the owner wanted to find the source quick, so I was allowed to cut away the damaged drywall and look behind. Nearly the entire panel crumbled every time I cut into it, which is not a good sign. Thirty minutes later, I had cut away the panel on top of the first one, so it was clear that the leak was coming from either the upstairs or the attic.

It turned out the leak came through the roof a few feet away from where the owner had some repairs done two years before. The panels underneath the tiles had separated just enough to slide a thin piece of cardboard between them. In the last two years, enough water had come through and dripped down to cause damage to the wall and compacted the insulation inside. Worse, I found mold on several panels downstairs and a half-dozen pieces of the wall framing.

We removed most of the mold by taking out the drywall panels and the wet insulation. The remainder we scraped off the framing and then sprayed every surface with an anti-fungal agent before replacing the insulation and the drywall panels. Start to finish; it took us four days to restore the house to its original condition.

Water and mold damage are problems that need a professional response. If you suspect a problem with either one or even both, contact a licensed, professional company to come to your home.


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You Need Professional Water Damage Restoration In New Hampshire

By Timothy Robbins

Water damage is as common in New Hampshire as it is devastating, which makes some individuals fail to comprehend the potential gravity of the situation. Property owners often do not take seriously the harm done when structures, fixtures, and contents saturate with moisture. Mopping up puddles and leaving furnishings and floor coverings to “air out” without expert assistance and proper monitoring threaten to cause permanent and dangerous deterioration of building materials and belongings. An experienced team of certified water damage abatement specialists has the equipment and training to ensure the destruction is abated.

The source of the water soaking into studs and supporting walls, hardwood floors, and upholstery matters a great deal when managing damage. Relatively clean water from fresh water pipes poses little risk of secondary damage if immediate and thorough extraction precedes focused drying with industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers.

Water overflowing from appliances like dishwashers or leaking from a crack in an aquarium contains additives that taint the water — examples are soap, food debris, and chemicals. Water damage remediation companies consider this type of water to be gray, encouraging accelerated microbial growth and requiring swift removal. Surfaces and articles immersed in this class of water need treatment with appropriate professional disinfectants before drying.

Black water has the potential to endanger health and cause fast deterioration of structure and contents. Sewer backups, overflowing toilets, and waters from flooded waterways or heavy storm runoff that spread over pavement and ground surrounding a building contains high levels of contaminants. Fecal matter, dead animals, insecticides and pesticides, and bloodborne pathogens are just some of the harmful substances perhaps moving through your home when black water invades.

Licensed and IICRC certified technicians working for a reputable New Hampshire disaster restoration company are the key to recovering from the devastation of severely contaminated water. The water must be discarded according to local hazardous waste codes. Proven sanitization procedures with efficient and appropriately matched antimicrobials must be followed to ensure the current and future safety of individuals living and working in an affected building.

All types of water damage call for precise measurements by workers familiar with gauging moisture levels to determine drying targets. Monitoring the process to achieve the goals is critical and must be done by highly qualified technicians. Lingering moisture jeopardizes building integrity and creates concern about the health of inhabitants as mold growth can arise within 24 to 48 hours of initial water damage.

No matter how diligent the average property owner tries to be, water damage restoration is a job for a reputable cleanup and recovery company. Let the experts lend a hand and rely on their commitment to best practices when restoring your New Hampshire property to pre-loss condition.


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