After the fire has been put out you will likely be battling smoke odor which can linger for quite some time. It is important that you address this, taking necessary steps to remove the smoke smell from the home. This will allow you to put the fire and property damage fully behind you, allowing your family closure from the ordeal.
Archive for November, 2019
A business chain in Kennebunkport, ME is preparing for a summer storm. The business owners expect that flooding may occur and they want to take precautionary measures to prevent damage. New England storms can be dangerous, especially when they cause storm surge. Storm surge is when the sea level rises due to low pressure, high winds, and strong waves created from hurricane activity. Previously, a storm surge led to flooding in Kennebunkport, ME, causing many homes and businesses to look for flood damage repairs. Now a second storm is anticipated, and residents are taking precautionary measures.
A New Hampshire mall suffered from fire damage when an overloaded cable caused the electrical wires inside to break down, triggering a fire. Everyone within the vicinity of the fire was evacuated and fire fighters quickly extinguished the flames before it had a chance to cause major havoc to the commercial property. Due to Soil-Away’s reputation of expert-level service, the decision of who to call for fire damage restoration was clear. The crew members were happy to help restore the property to pre-existing conditions, and give the community back their favorite shopping hub. The restoration of the entire area took no more than 48 hours to complete which made the property investors very happy.
M-O-L-D: Mold can be a problem. However, believe it or not, mold is everywhere. Much of it is found outdoors. It can be carried indoors through windows, doors, the HVAC systems, on peoples clothing as well as on pets. On its own it’s not really a problem. When it attaches to moist objects and the mold spores begin to grow and spread – then, you have a problem. If excessive mold growth is found inside a property a professional mold removal company is typically the remedy. Mold is a destructive organism which can damage or ruin just about any surface some of which are:
This is the time of year when families come together often to enjoy a large meal with one another. The meal preparation may not always go as planned. In fact, this is also the time when there is an increase in accidents in the kitchen, including fires. Taking the necessary safety precautions in the kitchen can minimize the risk of fire, so that everyone can enjoy the holidays together.
Being winter in New England, temperatures get bitter. Pipes, especially those in basements and attics, are susceptible to freezing in lower temperatures. After a frozen pipe burst, a nursing home in Concord, NH, seeks water damage restoration when they are left with a flooded basement and no running water for their daily needs and emergency medical care services.
Some of the items that are dearest to us can be the most challenging losses after a fire or flood. These may include sentimental items of clothing, blankets, purses or a child’s stuffed animal. Textiles and soft contents like these present a unique challenge during the restoration process. They can hold dirt and grime from the disaster, while also becoming a breeding ground for bacteria. A simple wash of these items will do little to get the item deep-cleaned, eliminating any concerns over lingering bacteria. Instead these soft contents should be specially cleaned and restored by a professional like Soil-Away.
Fires are highly unpredictable. No matter how safe you think you are from a fire, you are never completely immune. Old Orchard Beach residents – take heed. Fires can ignite from the smallest spark. They can cause extensive damage to your home or business. Worst case scenario, fires can cause serious personal harm. After a fire, there are many things you must deal with. Hiring a professional fire damage cleanup company should be a priority in your recovery process.
The potential is there for mold to be found in nearly every home. Where there is any amount of moisture, mold can grow. However, the real estate community has become more and more aware of severe mold concerns. Mold can cause health problems and considerable liability issues for the sellers of homes containing mold. Selling a house with mold can cause many complications.
Winter is approaching in Kittery, ME! You’ve been slogging through your fall cleanup list! You head to the basement where you store seasonal items. As the basement door opens a sour, musty smell strikes you. What is the source of the odor? You notice dark, slimy stains on the lower wall. Searching your mind for a cause, you remember an exceptionally rainy day sometime back. Mold grows in moist areas. Heavy rainfall and a foundation leak could definitely be the cause. It can affect any area –Kittery, Maine residents, be warned! If you come across mold in your home you need to find a mold cleanup contractor – fast.