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The Importance of a Fire Extinguisher in Your Home

Did you know that in 2019, a home fire was reported every 93 seconds in the United States? (NFPA Journal, 2020) Home fires can occur for a variety of reasons, from electrical issues to cooking disasters, to children getting into something they shouldn’t have. It’s estimated that approximately 75% of homeowners have at least 1 fire extinguisher in their home. Keeping a fire extinguisher handy is more important than some people even realize. They can keep the fire from growing, which can protect...

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Does my Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Water Damage?

A question many first-time homeowners ask, “Does my policy cover water damage?”  This can be a tricky question to answer. Coverage for water damage typically depends on what the source of the loss is. Please note: At Soil-Away, we are not a licensed insurance representative so it’s always best to check with your insurance agent to review your specific policy.  There are different types of potential water damage situations. Since we work with so many homeowners that have experienced...

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How to Prevent Winter Heating Fires

With the chill of winter, everyone seems to be blasting their heat or huddling around the fireplace. However, these sources of warmth can also be a source of fire danger. Fireplaces, heaters, and furnaces can all create a risk if fire safety precautions are not taken. We broke down some important safety precautions to take to help prevent winter heating fires this season. Be Mindful of What’s Near Your Furnace As a rule of thumb, keep anything that is flammable, or can burn, at least 3...

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How Do I Recover from Storm Damage?

It isn’t unusual for a winter storm to cause significant damage to your home or business.  Being proactive to act quickly can go a long way to minimizing the damage.  In many cases, particularly when flooding is involved, fast action can make a big difference.   A professional restoration and rebuild company, like Soil-Away, can help to make the recovery process as painless and quick as possible.  This can go a long way to allowing you to once again resume everyday life.

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Basement Mold Remediation

Moisture-prone areas and limited sunlight make optimal conditions for mold growth.  These conditions are often seen in basements, where mold can easily grow and thrive in dark corners unnoticed.  Once discovered, it is important that the mold is removed, taking into consideration your health and the spread of the spores through the air during the process.  A company experienced in mold remediation can ensure that this is done properly.

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Rebuilding After Storm Damage

A storm can devastate a business or home, causing not only exterior damage but structural problems as well.  The first steps after a storm has damaged your property is to document the damage and file a claim with your insurance company.  After the insurance company has had a chance to see and assess the damage, you will have a better understanding of what the rebuilding process will entail. 

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Who Is the Best Mold Removal Company?

When hiring a mold removal company, it is critical that you choose a company with experience, the right equipment and proper insurance.  Mold remediation can be a complicated process, depending on the type of mold and extent of its growth.  A mold remediation company, like the mold removal experts at Soil-Away, understands the best way to remove all of the mold and its accompanying spores.  This will ensure that the mold is removed entirely and is not spread to other areas through...

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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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Disaster Restoration Contractors

Who are you Letting in Your Commercial Property? When a disaster has impacted your business, it is important that you hire a disaster restoration team that you can trust.  This crew will inevitably be working in your commercial property when the building is empty or near empty of employees. It is critical that the restoration crew that you allow access to your property be someone that you trust, not only from a security standpoint but also to do the job properly unsupervised.

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Water Damage Insurance Claim

Water Damage Insurance Claim

Water can cause extensive damage to a home or business, from needing to replace the floor and drywall to potential mold problems down the road.  It is important that after a flood you file a water damage claim with your insurance company.  The insurance company can assess the damage, offering compensation to make the necessary repairs to restore the property to its pre-flood state.

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What Company Repairs Water Damage?

After your home or business is damaged by a flood, you need a company with experience handling this type of disaster.  It is important that the restoration process addresses not only removing the water, but also any underlying moisture problems and high humidity levels.  These problems can lead to mold down the road.  A professional restoration company has the equipment and experience to address the water quickly, reducing the moisture levels back to normal and repairing any resulting damage...

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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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