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Chimney Fire Prevention

During New England winters, it is ideal to be cuddled up by your fireplace during a cold night. Though without proper precaution and maintenance, your cozy warm night can turn into a disaster. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, an average of 17,600 chimney fires happen annually in the United States. Follow along as the fire and soot restoration experts at Soil-Away go over chimney fire prevention tips so you can feel safe and secure with your family around the fire this...

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Tips for Preventing House Fires

Tips for Preventing House Fires: Properly Dispose of Oily Rags After Use

A big, and yet often preventable, cause of fires in the home is oil-soaked rags.  Summer is a great time for home improvement projects, particularly those that need to be done outdoors.  One project that is sometimes taken on by the homeowner is staining a deck, porch or outdoor railing.  The oil-based stain soaks through the rags.  When not properly disposed of or stored, exposure to the heat outdoors and trapped oxygen can cause these oily rags to ignite.

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Can My Clothes Be Cleaned After a Fire?

Clothing and other soft contents, such as stuffed animals, can be cleaned after a fire’s smoke and soot have damaged them.  Using patented technology, the Esporta iS4000 Wash System is able to not only remove any debris and odors, but it can also sanitize the items.  This process ensures that soft contents are safe to be on your body after a fire, removing the underlying bacteria and grime.

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It’s Important to Have Awareness While Repairing Fire Damage – Bedford, NH

Repairing fire damage is not an easy task.  Think about the theater in Bedford, NH.  Fire trucks came to put out the fire.  After the firefighters put out the fire, the theater needed repairs for the structural damage to the building, as well as soft contents restoration for all the costumes and props that were covered in soot and smoke.  On top of this, the theater needed air duct cleaning because of soot and smoke making its way into the HVAC units, and during the extinguishing...

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Smoke Odor Removal – Hudson, NH

Smoke odor – no one likes the smell of smoke odor. It’s a thick, choking smell that seems to permeate throughout your home or business. The terrible smell seems to stick in your nostrils wherever you go. The acrid odor of cigarette smoke is bad enough, but on a larger scale, it’s almost unbearable. If your Hudson, NH home has been the victim of a house fire, the smell can get intense. During a fire, smoke travels through minute cracks and crevice’s in your property. It can even seep in through...

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Electrical Fire Damage Cleanup – Nashua, NH

As you meander within your home in Nashua, NH, your nose catches the slight scent of smoke. Panicked, you run around the house, trying to find where it’s coming from. Then you hear a loud sparking sound. You rush to its source to find the room enveloped in flames. You call the emergency number, and soon enough, the firefighters arrive, extinguish the fire, then depart. In the aftermath, you let out a sigh as you now must contend with, what you observed, the electrical fire damage. The task of...

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Smoke Damage Restoration Company - Candia, NH

Removing Smoke Odor from Your Home After a Fire

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.

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Rebuilding After a Fire – Construction Services are Often Needed

Following the completion of fire restoration services, homeowners and businesses must turn to the renovation or rebuild phase.  Depending on the severity of the fire and the level of the damage, this often requires construction services to restore the building.  This construction may be simply replacing kitchen cabinetry or as in-depth as gutting the area for a complete rebuild.

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Beware of the “Fire Chasers” – Industry Scams to Avoid

Sadly, not all businesses have the best intentions after a fire, when families and businesses are feeling their most vulnerable. There are many companies, coined “Fire Chasers”, that will find businesses and homes affected by fire by listening to police scanners. Their goal is to quickly visit the destination of the disaster and sign business for their companies. These companies show up uninvited, pushing their services to restore your home or business.

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Auburn, NH Family Learns How to Prevent Future Fires in Their Home

Fires can leave a trail of devastation for homeowners, not only with the damage to the home itself but the family’s belongings. While insurance can go a long way to making the homeowner whole again, it can be difficult overcoming the emotional hurdles of losing those sentimental items. As an Auburn, NH family learned after a small fire in their home, it is well worth the effort for every homeowner to take some necessary precautions to prevent house fires.

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Fire Restoration Services – Manchester, NH

Home Heat Sources that Can Result in Fire and Soot Damage

The temperatures outside, while not quite freezing yet, are starting to drop dramatically and homeowners are switching on the heat to combat these temperatures. With the price of fuel today many also begin to seek alternative sources to supplement their home’s heating system during these winter months. These types of alternative heat sources may also come with serious fire risks that you should be aware of if not taking the proper precautions.

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Fire Restoration Services – Manchester, NH

Our Fire Damage Repair Experts Explore the Three Most Common Sources of Fire and Smoke Damage During New Hampshire Winters

With the New Hampshire winter upon us it’s officially house fire season – more and more people are spending their time at home. This increases the risk of house fires. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that more than 360,000 home structures succumb to fires each year, leading to approximately six to eight billion dollars in damages. Our smoke and fire damage repair experts at Soil Away take a look at the three most common sources of fire and smoke damage in our blog...

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