When homeowners experience flooding or water damage, the first thing they want to do is to clean it up. While this seems obvious and a bright idea, many things can go wrong if you are not adequately knowledgeable about water damage.
Whether a broken pipe or roof leak, water entering a home can cause devastating damage if not taken care of properly. It can lead to more severe problems such as mold and structural damage. Follow along to learn about the most common mistakes people make when restoring their homes after water damage.
While professionals can understand the severity of damage just by looking at the damage, homeowners are not always as well-informed. You tend to simply look at the surface of the problem and clean up only what you can see. What you do not see is where water seeped into walls, flooring, and structural support. The proper restoration and dry-out process is a lot more intense and takes longer than you might expect.
Simply wiping the water away and waiting to take care of the rest can lead to much more damage. A small amount of water does not seem like a big deal, but it absolutely can be. That is why it is essential to call professionals immediately to prevent any further damage from happening.
Along with waiting too long to call professionals, some homeowners do not wait long enough to allow their homes and belongings to dry correctly. If you do not wait the proper amount of time necessary, you may experience mold growth and problems in the walls of your home down the line. It is crucial not to take any shortcuts or be impatient when cleaning out water damage.
Water damage is not something that homeowners should be taking lightly. The biggest mistake made is not calling restoration professionals like the expert team at Soil-Away. Because most homeowners do not understand the severity of the damage water can cause in their homes. Professionals must come out to properly assess, dry, and restore the damage of your home.
If you have been a victim of water damage in your home and need professional restoration assistance, make sure to call the restoration team at Soil-Away immediately. Give us a call today at (603) 641-6555!
March 3, 2020
Dear Value Soil-Away Client,
Thank you for trusting Soil-Away Cleaning & Restoration Services, LLC as your disaster restoration contractor. We are taking a moment to contact you in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Our office has received several inquiries from clients about potential solutions and/or proactive measures to assist in mitigating the threat.
As it stands now, we do offer a spray sanitization service as a proactive plan to reduce the risk of viral/bacterial transfer among building occupants. Soil-Away is the exclusive SanitizeIt™ certified operator of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The process utilizes an electrostatic sprayer or ULV fogger to treat spaces with Aseptic Plus™, a proven and safe product when it comes to combating bacteria and viruses. See the attached pages to learn more about the product.
Please know that we are working with multiple local and national organizations to stay up to date with latest information on the coronavirus so that we can best serve you. We hope that this outbreak passes quickly and does not affect your facility but know that we will be there if needed. Below is our contact information if you should need more information regarding our spray sanitization services or have disaster restoration needs.
In life, we seem to take things for granted. While we insure our homes, we don’t really think anything will come of it, and hopefully, it doesn’t. Then, disaster strikes! Your home was hit by a hurricane; struck by lightning; you were the victim of flood damage; a fire ravaged your home, or you had a serious sewage backup problem. Any one of these things (and more) could happen. Now you need to turn your attention to finding help. Here are some tips for choosing a property damage restoration company to get you back on your feet.
Autumn is upon us. It seems like only yesterday the summer season was in full bloom; warm days, lazy summer nights, picnics, cookouts and fun in the park; the kids out for summer vacation. It was a glorious experience. But now it’s almost over, the kids are back in school and we seem to be mourning the end of summer right along with them. Don’t despair! Summer will be back before you know it. For now we need to prepare for fall. There are many things that are awaiting us in the fall season; cooler weather, colorful leaves and, of course the holidays; Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. As we look forward to the season, there are things we have to prepare for to keep us secure. Make sure to follow these safety tips for fall.
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How nice it is to live in the modern era. Leaps and bounds from the horse-and-carriage days of our forefathers. Here we are with all the luxuries of modern-day appliances, motorized vehicles; all the inventions that make life so much simpler. But, then we’re hit by a power outage. Suddenly we have more in common with our great-grandparents than we ever thought possible. Unlike our predecessors, we’re not equipped for this type of life. We rely so heavily on electricity that we’re at a loss when it’s gone. While it’s not a common-day occurrence, it’s still something we have to deal with from time to time. And we must learn how to keep safe during a power outage.