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Smoke Damage Cleanup- Nashua, NH

A mother is walking back into her house after dropping a letter in the mailbox. She stops and admires the cleanliness of her ceilings, walls, and floors. She takes a deep breath and smells nothing. Why is she so encouraged? Only five days ago her family’s pellet stove malfunctioned causing a small fire in their Nashua home. The fire caused soot damage in the living room, kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms. The smoke odor was nauseating and the situation stressful. The family had lived in their...

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turning up heat with chimney fire prevention

Tip: Chimneys, Soot, and Fires. Oh my!

Do you have a wood-burning fireplace or stove? If so, it likely gets a lot of use during the cold New Hampshire or Massachusetts winters. When was the last time you had your chimney inspected or cleaned? If you cannot answer this question, it has been too long. Hundreds of chimney fires occur every year. Many of the fires are a result of built up soot and creosote. Creosote is the thick, slimy material that is a byproduct of burning wood. When it cools off it can solidify and accumulate on the...

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Fire and Smoke Damage Manchester NH

Caution: “Fire Chasers”

It is a distasteful practice that is unfortunately common in our industry.  Some call it “ambulance chasing” while others may call it “fire chasing.”  The essence of the activity is that firms will hunt for property disasters and prey on victims of fires or floods. How is this done? Information about a property fire or disaster is obtained by listening to emergency service (Police/Fire) scanners or through notifications from special smart phone apps. Who does this? Many large (often franchise)...

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Client Praises Fire Damage Cleanup Services

A recent kitchen grease fire caused severe soot and smoke damage throughout a Strafford, NH home. The insured submitted a claim through her insurance carrier and Soil-Away was assigned the project. A Soil-Away emergency restoration service team responded immediately to inspect the property. The majority of the structure and contents were damaged by soot or affected by smoke odor. Following Soil-Away’s fire restoration cleanup services the client mailed the following note: “I cannot say enough...

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Holiday Tip: Extinguishing a Grease Fire

Can you believe the holidays are here? Tables loaded with food are just around the corner. With that comes a lot of cooking. Home cooked meals bring a lot of joy to a home, but they also can pose serious danger. Every year thousands of damaging fires are started as a result of cooking. One of the most common threats is a grease fire. So how do you deal with a grease fire if it should happen to you? –          Never use water on a grease fire –          Never carry a flaming pot or...

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