After a long winter, just after the snow and ice has melted, the owners arrived to their seasonal business in Berwick, Maine. They are eager to prepare and clean up the property for the summer, only to find that it was flooded. The owners of the business now seek a flood damage restoration service to restore the facility back to its pre-flooded state.
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Flood damage is a horrible situation for anyone to deal with. Especially during the holiday seasons or special occasions. For a Hudson, New Hampshire woman, it was the kind of thing that could ruin her day. The Hudson resident was throwing a baby shower when she noticed a water spot in the ceiling and it was still leaking, so she rushed upstairs and uncovered a horrible site. The bathroom floor and hallway were covered in water. “How could I let this happen,” she thought to herself. She didn’t remember leaving the water running, but with all the chaos and bustle of the preparations, a mistake was bound to happen. She decided to clean the area the best that she could and call an expert team to help with flood damage mitigation. She was really unprepared to deal with the sudden disaster, but she knew the possible damage that a flood could cause so she sprang into action.
Fires, flood and natural disasters can all wreak havoc on our homes. To prepare for and in the event of a property disaster we make sure to take steps to protect our families; our pets are not an exception. While they don’t really look like us, they are as much family as their human counterparts. Many disasters are spotted ahead of time; watches and warnings are issued by authorities in advance. If you have time to include your pets in the evacuation – please do. Leaving pets out of evacuation plans can endanger pet owners and first responders, and could mean the difference between life and death for your pet. Your furry companions rely on you; make sure you know how to prepare a disaster plan for your pets.
A landlord heads down to his basement to find that there are small pools of water under a dripping pipe. The damage is minor from what it appears. The landlord dries the wet areas with a fan and checks the pipes for a possible leakage. He patches up the areas on the pipe where dripping occurs without noticing any major issues. The landlord is uncertain if he truly has a leakage and believes a “quick fix” is all that is needed to fix the pipe and water damage.
It’s a special occasion; a birthday, an anniversary, graduation, whatever the case may be! For most of these occasions, people usually decide to cook a special meal. That shouldn’t be so hard right? You set out your measuring items, gather your ingredients, and get out the pots and pans. Now you’re ready to go. You’re used to multitasking in the kitchen, adding ingredients, stirring, heating. So, you think nothing of it when you walk into the other room to check on something and leave the food unattended. You come back to a stove engulfed in flames. The fire was too high and a grease fire began. Now you have to deal with the aftermath; grease fire damage cleanup.
You go into the basement of your Salem, NH home only to find yourself overcome with anxiety at the sight of mold in your basement. Now you are overcome with the fear of removing mold in the basement. You know nothing about mold, but are quick to start researching. Initial discoveries reveal that mold grows in dark, wet areas that are warm and has a presence of oxygen. They can, under the right conditions, begin growing in a day or two after elevated moisture is exposed to the environment. Mold may take on several different colors, but most frequently are white or black.
A New Hampshire woman returns home from a three-day business trip to discover that her newly renovated gym in the basement had been infiltrated with gallons upon gallons of water. She was standing up to her shins in a cold, murky, mold breeding ground. She walked around her once beautifully constructed gym to gather the extent of the damages and to see if mold growth had started. Unfortunately, she found a colony of fungi making its way up a wall behind her treadmill. Flooded house repair services were needed ASAP.
Mold is not very fun to deal with. It can develop if given food, moisture and time to grow. Many building materials can be susceptible to microbial growth, especially during times when there is a lot of rain or humidity. As such, it often develops in places like the attic, the basement, or near plumbing fixtures such as under the sink or by the shower. There are many different types of mold, and they impact people differently. Some can cause health issues and those concerns should be brought up with your personal physician. Even if mold is simply suspected, one should get consider testing for it, as mold can both present potential dangers to health and also to the structural integrity of the building it is found in. If mold is confirmed through testing, one should pursue a mold remediation estimate immediately to start the cleanup process.
As the deep freeze of winter sets in, it is important to keep in mind the dangers of not only water damage but also mold after flooding. It can be easy to write this off as something that happens more in the spring but property damage from water in the winter can be extremely high depending on harshness of weather patterns. Large storms, such as Nor’easters, can dump several feet of snow in New Boston and the surrounding New Hampshire communities. Power outages, ice dams and frozen pipes result in millions of dollars in property damage every year. Many people are unaware of these facts and thus don’t prepare for flooding in the winter. Add mold to the equation, and it is very easy to feel overwhelmed by the situation. This is why it is important to have a plan and a service in mind to call to take care of the problem.
Here in Windham, New Hampshire (NH) residents are accustomed to unpredictable weather patterns and storms that contain heavy precipitation and high winds. The aftermath often results in cleaning up after water damage. So what do you do when the weather forecast predicts a coastal rainstorm that has NH in the projected path? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there was over $1.8 million dollars in property damage in 2015 due to flash flooding, and over $15 million dollars in property damage from coastal storms in the same year. Although weather patterns in the Granite State can be a guessing game, it is no surprise that some storms can produce flash flooding and costly property damage. Is your home or business prepared for when the next storm strikes?