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Month: January 2014

Soil-Away Expands Water Damage Cleanup Capacity

Written by WSI Genesis on . Posted in Company & Industry News, Water Damage.

Hooksett, NH – Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services recently expanded its large-loss capacity by investing in the Dryvex MC5200.  Large-loss capacity is generally referred to as a restoration company’s ability to take on large property disaster projects. In this case, Soil-Away will be able to utilize the Dryvex MC5200 to dry out large structures that have sustained significant water damage. By using heat, the new equipment can dry down flooded buildings faster and more efficiently than numerous other methods.
“We are excited about how the Dryvex system will help us serve our clients who need flood damage cleanup services,” states founder Jack Solloway. “We frequently get calls to clean up water damage at multi-family properties or commercial buildings. The quicker we can dry the flooded buildings and restore them to normal, the happier our clients are.”
Insurance companies will also benefit from Soil-Away’s investment. Shorter dry-times will result in cost savings for water damage claims. By having the Dryvex MC5200 as a part of fleet, Soil-Away continuous to separate itself as the premier, independent water mitigation company in New Hampshire. So far, Soil-Away has used the new machine in for large water damage mitigation projects in Nashua, Merrimack, Pittsfield, Newport, Portsmouth, and Manchester.

Water Damage Drying Unit
Water Damage Drying Unit – Dryvex MC5200

 
 

Soil-Away Owner Partners with Special Olympics

Written by WSI Genesis on . Posted in Blog, Community & Civic Involvement.

Soil-Away founder, Jack Solloway, was recently recognized by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Special Olympics for his faithful support of the organization. Jack has supported the organization through sponsorship since 2000. “The Special Olympics is an important partner of the community,” states Jack. “They have a great mission and it is a privilege to have supported them for so many years.”
The mission of Special Olympics New Hampshire “is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”
To learn more about Special Olympics New Hampshire visit their website
To learn more about other Soil-Away initiatives in the community click here.

Certificate of Appreciation
Certificate of Appreciation

Fire and Smoke Damage Manchester NH

Caution: “Fire Chasers”

Written by WSI Genesis on . Posted in Blog, Company & Industry News, Fire, Smoke, & Odor Damage, Tips and Advice, Water Damage.

It is a distasteful practice that is unfortunately common in our industry.  Some call it “ambulance chasing” while others may call it “fire chasing.”  The essence of the activity is that firms will hunt for property disasters and prey on victims of fires or floods.
How is this done? Information about a property fire or disaster is obtained by listening to emergency service (Police/Fire) scanners or through notifications from special smart phone apps.
Who does this? Many large (often franchise) mitigation companies use this practice along with some public adjustment firms. They have “marketing” departments on call 24/7 to take advantage of unfortunate situations.
What is the goal? Ultimately, “fire chasers” want to obtain business from the situation. By being the first-to-the-scene, these firms want to obtain the property owner’s signature on a work authorization form and start the work immediately to ensure they get the job for the fire, smoke, and water damage cleanup.
Does it work? Unfortunately it does enough of the time to see the practice continue in the industry. Property owners are under distress, anxious, and do not understand the whole scope. Often times they may feel pressured by the pursuing party and are not prepared to handle the situation.
Is it ethical? We will let you answer that, but let it be known that Soil-Away does not and will not participate in such activities.
What should I do? If you have a fire or property disaster in which emergency services are involved, rest assured that you will be pursued by these companies. Stand strong and decline their services. Would you hire an unfamiliar lawyer at the hospital after you have been injured in a car accident? The best thing is to build a relationship with a firm you trust BEFORE anything happens. Another step is to reach out to your local insurance agent. They can navigate you through the proper channels of claims processing.
Please note that Soil-Away is an approved vendor for numerous national and local insurance carriers. We ask you to consider connecting with Soil-Away today regarding an emergency property damage mitigation plan. You do not want to be caught off guard in the event of water, fire, or mold damage situation.

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