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Month: April 2014

turning up heat with chimney fire prevention

Tip: Chimneys, Soot, and Fires. Oh my!

Written by WSI Genesis on . Posted in Chimney soot and fires, Fire, Smoke, & Odor Damage, Tips and Advice.

Do you have a wood-burning fireplace or stove? If so, it likely gets a lot of use during the cold New Hampshire or Massachusetts winters. When was the last time you had your chimney inspected or cleaned? If you cannot answer this question, it has been too long.
Hundreds of chimney fires occur every year. Many of the fires are a result of built up soot and creosote. Creosote is the thick, slimy material that is a byproduct of burning wood. When it cools off it can solidify and accumulate on the interior of your chimney and become a clogging hazard. If a fire burns too hot, creosote combustion can be a major concern as well.
Chimney fires are extremely dangerous and destructive to properties. Often times they can go unnoticed for a period of time because they are hidden behind walls. They can also spread to other parts of the house by breaking through weak points in masonry or flue pipe joints. Indications of a chimney fire occurring have been described as the following: loud cracking and popping noise, increased volume of dense smoke, and intense/hot smell.
What can you do to prevent a chimney fire? Regular maintenance is the solution. Having a certified and licensed chimney firm inspect and clean your chimney on an annual basis will drastically reduce the threat of a fire. Simply put, clean chimneys don’t catch fire. If you need an inspection or cleaning, please contact Soil-Away for a referral to a qualified chimney company.
If your property has sustained fire, soot, or smoke damage from a chimney fire, Soil-Away can help. Soil-Away’s team of certified fire restoration technicians will clean, deodorize and restore your property to pre-loss condition. We will work with your insurance company to process the fire damage claim and ensure life gets back to normal as soon as possible. Soil-Away’s fire/smoke damage cleanup team serves south/central New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. In the first quarter of 2014, Soil-Away restored chimney-related fire damaged properties in Windham, Franklin, Sunapee, Nashua, Dover, and Salem, NH.
 

Soil-Away Expands Fleet for Manchester, Portsmouth, and Salem Areas

Written by WSI Genesis on . Posted in Company & Industry News, soilaway fleet.

Soil-Away recently invested in a 2014 Ford Focus to add to its fleet. The vehicle will primarily be utilized for the water and fire damage cleanup sales effort in the greater Manchester, Portsmouth, and Salem areas of the state. “The steady growth of Soil-Away over the past few years, particularly with our restoration services, has prompted us to expand our sales and client services department,” states founder Jack Solloway. “It is exciting to see the growth especially since it is driven by honest and customer-focus service.”

Soil-Away team-members will use the Ford Focus to visit existing clients, check on job sites, and build relationships with new business partners. The addition of the new vehicle brings the company fleet up to sixteen units.

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Soil-Away Partners with Girard At Large Radio

Written by chrischambers on . Posted in Company & Industry News, Girard Large Radio, Girard Large Radio, Promotions.

In an effort to boost company awareness and community involvement in the Greater Manchester region, Soil-Away is teaming up with the Girard At Large radio show. Host Rich Girard broadcasts live from Manchester every weekday from 6-9am on WLMW 90.7 FM New Hampshire Family Radio. Soil-Away is sponsoring the weekly History Segment on Tuesdays at 7:40am and will have 30-second spots on other days of the week.

The relationship between Rich Girard and the Soil-Away team was born from the Hooksett Chamber of Commerce of which both are members. “We are excited to start working with the show,” explains Josh Solloway of Soil-Away. “Rich is a motivated and energetic radio host and member of the community. It will be a fun and productive experience.”

The mission of Girard At Large is “To connect local people, places and things.” Their motto is “News from our own backyard.”

Please remember to tune in to Girard At Large (90.7 FM) every Tuesday morning at 7:40am to hear Soil-Away’s sponsored segment.

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Soil-Away Serves as Judge at NH DECA State Conference

Written by WSI Genesis on . Posted in DECA conference, DECA conference, DECA state conference.

Soil-Away Director of Client Services, Josh Solloway, recently served as a volunteer judge at the New Hampshire DECA State Career Development Conference. The annual event took place at the Radisson Center of NH in Manchester on February 13th. It drew hundreds of high school business students from around the state. Student participants competed in various events testing their entrepreneurial, management, and marketing skills.

“This was my second consecutive year participating as a judge,” states Solloway. “It is such a great opportunity for the students to challenge themselves and really learn a lot that they can apply to everyday life and their future.”

DECA’s mission is to “prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.” They are a “non-profit career-tech organization for high school students who are enrolled in marketing, business, and business related courses. It is a curriculum based, leadership focused organization which offers students a chance to develop their business, entrepreneurial, and management skills as well as develop social and team building capabilities.”

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