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Soil Away Helps a Local Family After a Fire

“After the extinguishment of a recent structure fire, the Bedford Fire Department learned that a young resident of the home had planned to dance in an important recital the following day. The young lady’s dance gear suffered smoke damage and replacements could not be locally sourced. The fire department set out to find a resource that could restore the dance garments to a usable state in less than 24 hours. After numerous phone calls it seemed that there was no one that could help. That’s...

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How to Protect Your Commercial Property From Flood Damage

You cannot prevent the rain, but you can prepare to deal with flood damage. It is imperative for commercial properties to be equipped with preventative measures when it comes to flooding. Follow these tips to prep your property for flood damage prevention and recovery.  Assess the Property Location The first step to preventing flood damage would be to assess the building location. Are you in an area the is more prone to flooding? What bodies of water are you near? Is the building in...

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Restoring Your Home After a Natural Disaster

The damage natural disasters cause to homes is devastating. There is no definitive way to go about restoring your home after natural disasters; everyone will take it in differently and begin restoration their own way in their own time. Thankfully, there are very helpful tips to help guide you through it. We are going to go into more detail about some steps you will need to take when restoring your home after a natural disaster.  Gather Your Emotions Losing some or all of your home...

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Water Damage Cleanup at a Church in Bedford NH- Commercial Case Study Soil-Away

Listen to Josh Solloway from Soil-Away talk about a successful case study where the Soil-Away crew was able to help a church in Bedford NH re-open on a Sunday after receiving an emergency call at 4am! We were able to safely and effectively clean up water damage to allow the church to continue operations without disruptions. Soil-Away specializes in restoration services to help get your commercial building up and running quickly after a natural disaster.

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How to Remove Mold in Your Commercial Building

You may have experience with mold removal in your home, but commercial mold removal is an entirely different ballgame. Due to the size of commercial properties, mold has much more room to expand and grow than it does in a residence. Mold growth can possibly halt business operations, preventing employees and customers from being able to enter the premises. Because of this, it is imperative that when mold is detected, it is removed immediately.  Here, we will discuss mold removal remedies...

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Is the Smell of Smoke After a House Fire Harmful?

House fires can be devastating, but the scary part is, the fire itself may not be the most dangerous part. The smoke and smoke odor of fire can be just as dangerous. After a fire, smoke pollution will fill your home, even in areas you would least expect. It can get into every crease and crevice of your home. The smoke and soot will cling to surfaces like clothing and furniture, meaning you will constantly be surrounded.  You may think what you are experiencing inside your home is just...

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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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