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Tips On Preventing Furnace Puffbacks

Especially the New England area, heating your home during the winter months is of great importance. There are plenty of great options to choose from, and one of the more popular ones is a furnace! However, just because it’s effective doesn’t mean it’s completely void of problems. If you’ve ever encountered a furnace puffback before, you’ll likely know how damaging it can be! This doesn’t mean that the problem can’t be avoided. We give you our best tips on how to prevent furnace puff backs this...

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Space Heater Disasters in Your Home or Business

Space heaters keep us warm and toasty but if not used properly, can wreak havoc in your home or business. Without proper use and precautions, they can cause fire and smoke damage. Listen to Josh from Soil-Away give solid advice on how to prevent this from happening. If you experience a heating source fire in your home or business, call the expert fire, smoke, and soot restoration team at Soil-Away, right away.

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What are Puff Backs?

Puff backs occur when an oil burner takes a long time to ignite due to the fumes building up in your furnace. The fume build-up causes an explosion within the burner chamber, leading soot to disperse throughout your home, covering walls, furniture, and anything around.  Puff backs are no small matter and can require extensive clean-up and restoration. Follow along as the Soil-Away restoration experts go over the leading causes of puff backs and how you can prevent them. What Causes...

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How to Prevent Christmas Tree Fires

The holidays are the time of year to enjoy quality time with your family over delicious meals. It is picturesque to cuddle up with mugs of hot cocoa around your beautifully lit tree next to your warm fireplace. However, if not set up correctly, your Christmas tree can turn into your fireplace! According to the NFPA, there are 160 Christmas trees a year that go up in flames! It is an understatement to say that this is probably not how you want your holiday season to go. To avoid any Christmas...

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Kitchen Safety Tips for the Holidays

Holidays are a time of year to celebrate with family, and enjoy delicious food! The holiday season tends to be the busiest in the kitchen. Because Thanksgiving is the biggest cooking day of the year in the United States, it is also the day with the most cases of kitchen fires. According to the NFPA, Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day. We want to make sure that you are well equipped to prevent a kitchen fire this holiday season, so you can focus on your...

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Kitchen Repairs After a Fire

Kitchen damage after a fire can be extensive, from the appliances to the cabinetry and walls.  Many fires that start in the kitchen, even when contained, produce a lot of smoke.  The smoke can damage the electrical panels of your appliances.  This type of damage can go unseen, noticed by the homeowner only when the appliance begins to malfunction.  A professional restoration company, like Soil-Away, can identify all of the needed repairs after a kitchen fire.

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Fire damage cleanup – Old Orchard Beach, ME

Who Can I Hire to Fix My House After a Fire?

After a fire in your home, it is important that you hire a restoration team that can assess the damage.  These damages often go beyond what a quick, visual inspection can offer.  A fire can wreak havoc on the structure of the building, roof, HVAC system and even the plumbing.  A company that is experienced in dealing with these unique challenges that the aftermath of a fire can present is the best team to help repair the home.

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Who Is the Best Disaster Restoration Company

Who Is the Best Disaster Restoration Company?

If a fire or flood causes damage to your home or business, you need a disaster restoration company with experience evaluating and repairing the damage.  A proven track record, with years if not decades of experience will ensure that the restoration company can effectively help with the situation.  It is also important that the restoration business that you choose is fully insured.

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Textile and Soft-Contents Cleaning

Textile and Soft-Contents Cleaning

One challenge after a disaster in the home has always been getting textiles and soft contents cleaned.  Beyond removing the damage on the outside of the item, if not properly sanitized bacteria can grow leading to health concerns.  This sanitization process is particularly important because these soft content items and textiles are often those that we hold closest to our body, from clothing to blankets and stuffed toys.

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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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How Can I Get Rid of Smoke Odor from My Property

How Can I Get Rid of Smoke Odor from My Property?

After a fire, it can be a challenge to remove underlying smoke odors from the carpet, furniture and even walls.  It is important to ventilate the area as much as possible, opening doors and windows.  Fans directed to exhaust the air outdoors will also help to speed up the process.  A deep cleaning of the entire home, including washing the walls, flooring and upholstery will go a long way to removing any lingering smoke odors.

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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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