Has a fire or flood damaged your property? Do you have a mold infestation or biohazard emergency? Call the emergency disaster cleanup experts at Soil-Away – 603-641-6555. Soil-Away has been serving the greater Hudson, NH area since 1990 and is family owned and operated. Here is a quick story of how we recently helped a Hudson homeowner recover from fire damage.
Archive for September, 2019
A home’s ductwork is a catch-all for dirt, dust and pet dander. This debris collects on the air ducts, recirculating through the house when the heat is turned on. These tiny particles in the air contribute to poor indoor air quality, causing symptoms that range from itchy eyes and a runny nose to more severe respiratory infections. Professional cleaning of the home’s ductwork can make a big difference, eliminating the majority of this dirt and dust from circulating through the air of the home.
An avid antique collector in Eliot, ME experienced a devastating fire that wiped out many belongings in her home. The fire crew acted quickly to extinguish the fire and salvage several of the collectibles, though they could not save them all. Devastated, the woman knew that many of the collectibles may never be the same, as several have been affected by the lingering smell of smoke. The homeowner sought a smoke odor removal service to extinguish the smell of smoke in her home, antiques, and furniture.
A Concord, New Hampshire resident came home to find that his house had undergone fire and smoke damage to much of the garage. While he was away on a business trip, his wife and children decided to host a fish- fry party for their friends and family. Little did they know, their day-time fun outing will turn into a disaster. While left unattended, the oil that was used in the fryer had begun to spill over and soon after the initial spark was lighted, the entire garage was burned to a crisp. It was inevitable that fire damage repairs were needed.
Fire – just the word itself makes your heart race and sends your body into panic mode. It’s a situation no one wants to have to endure. But fires can be unpredictable. They can occur at any moment. You leave the stove unattended; a spark from your barbecue pit lands on foliage; anything can happen. In an instant your world can be turned up-side-down with extensive property damage and the need for a fire damage restoration contractor to bring your Kittery, Maine property back to life.
Hurricane season, which runs from the first of June through the end of November, is well underway. In New England the peak season for hurricanes is during the month of September. From storm damage as a result of high winds to rising water levels and coastal surges, it isn’t unusual to experience property damage from hurricanes this time of year. Those living on the coasts are particularly vulnerable to damage from a hurricane. However, everyone should take some necessary precautions when one of these powerful storms is passing through.
Winter is nearly here! While it’s not officially winter time yet; some places are already experiencing winter weather. Places like Auburn are already in the thick of cold and snow. Winter is well on its way. Time to take out your sleds, put on your warmest clothes and outerwear and go out to build snowmen. Afterwards you can thaw out with a warm cup of cocoa. You’re most likely in the middle of using your furnace. If it’s turned safely on and you’re nice and toasty, that’s great! However, if your furnace has experienced a puffback, you’re probably not so happy (or so toasty). Puffbacks happen when a furnace misfires and sends soot throughout your home via the air ducts. Wherever heat usually goes, soot will go; destroying drapes, furniture, cabinets, bedding and walls. If this has happened to you, you needn’t despair; but don’t try to deal with it alone. Cleaning soot is complicated. You need to call a professional who can help with puffback soot cleaning.
Mold growth at your York, ME property; the mere thought of it can bring shivers down your spine. Mold is virtually everywhere. It has its purpose in nature, but in the wrong setting it can be quite destructive and dangerous once the spores latch on to objects. If mold growth is discovered in your property, it is wise to call a professional mold remediation contractor to clean up the issue.
Autumn is upon us. It seems like only yesterday the summer season was in full bloom; warm days, lazy summer nights, picnics, cookouts and fun in the park; the kids out for summer vacation. It was a glorious experience. But now it’s almost over, the kids are back in school and we seem to be mourning the end of summer right along with them. Don’t despair! Summer will be back before you know it. For now we need to prepare for fall. There are many things that are awaiting us in the fall season; cooler weather, colorful leaves and, of course the holidays; Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. As we look forward to the season, there are things we have to prepare for to keep us secure. Make sure to follow these safety tips for fall.
House fires can be quite devastating to your home or business. Structural fires can be highly destructive. In no time at all, flames can rip through a structure consuming everything in their path. Precious items as well as portions of the building itself can be consumed quickly. After the flames have been extinguished, you still have to deal with fire and smoke damage. Even if your lovely Arundel home suffered only light damage, the smoke damage is almost impossible to remove. Whatever the extent of the damage, it’s very likely that you will require smoke damage removal.