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4 Things to AVOID after Fire and Smoke Damage

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Fire and smoke damage to your property is a hassle. To avoid creating more of a headache for yourself, we’ve compiled four quick tips to help you avoid more problems or complications…

4 Things to AVOID after Fire and Smoke Damage

  • Do NOT attempt to wipe or wash walls, ceilings or other absorbent surfaces. This includes touching these surfaces with your bare hands. Improper cleaning can actually set stains or cause smudging. It makes cleanup more difficult.
  • Do NOT send your clothing to an ordinary dry cleaner or laundromat. Soot and smoke odor damage requires specialized cleaning. Conventional cleaning may set the stains and odor.
  • Do NOT use or consume food items exposed to the fire and smoke damage. This includes canned goods, beverages or other packaged foods.
  • Do NOT use electronic devices/appliances that may have been exposed to fire, heat or water. They should be professionally cleaned or inspected prior to usage. This includes items such as televisions, refrigerators and stereos.

When going through a fire and smoke damage situation, sometimes it is the things you avoid doing that help the most. For professional fire restoration cleaning, contact the team at Soil-Away. We are fully equipped to clean both structure and contents. Our goal is to help you recover from property damage as efficiently as possible. We are available 24/7 and service south/central New Hampshire (NH) and northern Massachusetts (MA).

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Jay KorsenJay Korsen
00:51 04 Aug 22
All I have to say is WOW and FANTASTIC. I just got done building out my new professional office with Soil-Away’s construction division and they went ABOVE and BEYOND. Scott and Mike, the carpenters are skilled artisans. The project got done on time and the project came in on budget! The finished results have been blowing people away. Much better than I could have anticipated. Anyone is welcome to come to our office, Bright Light Chiropractic in Hooksett to check out the fine work they did. Simply can’t sing enough praises for them. Sorry that the picture doesn’t do the job justice. Thank you Jack and your team. -Dr. Jay
Asian BreezeAsian Breeze
04:28 15 Jul 22
Since day one, I’ve known the owner, Jack, to be a hard-working and selfless leader. Through the efforts of him and his team, he was able to restore my flooded restaurant to tip-top shape. I was amazed with Jack’s orderliness throughout the entire process. Jack has proven to me that he is trustworthy, as both a friend and an individual in the work environment.
Breton LangendorferBreton Langendorfer
21:17 07 Jul 22
Highly recommend Soil-Away. A pipe in our upstairs bathroom gave and sent water down through a wall for at least a day before we noticed water dripping through our kitchen ceiling. Our insurance put us in touch with Soil-Away and they were at our house the next morning to assess the damage and dry things out. Joe, Ray and Tom were phenomenal to work with. They explained every part of the process to us and were very professional and friendly. If you have to deal with similar issues call Soil-Away, you won’t regret it.
Maureen CidzikMaureen Cidzik
13:49 15 May 22
Superior service from start to finish. Highly responsive. The entire team is dedicated to quality and customer care and it shows in everything they do – from first call, to estimate, to job completion.
Sarah GrugnaleSarah Grugnale
16:02 14 Jan 22
Joe and Tommy were amazing to deal with, they kept us updated every step of the process. They were punctual and hard working, answering all of our questions that we had. Everything was done as promised and even above and beyond. A great experience from start to finish.