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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Your Home

As the weather gets colder in New England, the threats that winter weather brings to your home once again arise. One major threat the cold brings is freezing the pipes in your home. This can cause a great deal of damage. Due to the pressure build-up in frozen pipes, it will cause the pipe to expand. If there is enough pressure inside the pipe, it will likely burst, causing even more significant damage like flooding or water damage. Follow along as the winter water damage remediation specialists...

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Water Damage Clean Up Mistakes

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...

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Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season

According to the NESEC, the Hurricane season in New England begins in June and continues through the end of November, with August and September as peak months (NESEC). Going through a hurricane is incredibly daunting and can lead to devastation. Though they may not be prevalent where you live, it is essential to do your best to prepare and protect your home and your family. Follow along for preventative measures you can take this hurricane season to prepare your home for the storm.  Trim Trees During...

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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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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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Flood Damage Repairs - Kennebunkport, ME

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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Flood Damage Mitigation – Kennebunkport, ME

Filing a Water Damage Insurance Claim

A flood can cause significant damage to a home or business. The proper restoration can be costly, but necessary to remove bacteria and prevent future mold growth.  In many cases, homeowner’s insurance will cover the cost of these repairs.  This is typically true if the flood is caused by a plumbing problem, storm damage or sewage backup.  However, if the damage is the result of lack of proper maintenance and neglect over an extended period of time many insurance companies will not cover the repair...

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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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When Should I Call My Insurance Company After a Flood

When Should I Call My Insurance Company After a Flood?

Many homeowners find it hard to think clearly when a flood has affected their property. Anxiety rises and the questions start mounting: Who do I call to clean up the water damage? Will insurance cover the damage? What should I do first? Where water damage is concerned time is truly of the essence.  You should act fast but must do so wisely. Ensure safety for family members and pets. There are many potential hazards such as slip-and-fall, electrocution, and contamination to name a few. After personal...

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Flood Damage at a Business

A flood can devastate a business, from the extensive structural damage to the loss of sales.  In the event of a flood, whether from a burst pipe or an act of nature, it is important that you evacuate the area and shut off the power immediately.  After identifying and shutting down the source of the flood, you can begin the process of removing the water and assessing the damage to your property and its contents.

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Cleaning a Sewer Backup

Cleaning a Sewer Backup

In the event of a sewage backup in your home or business, it is important to evacuate all people and pets from the area.  Personal safety has to be prioritized if contaminated water is leaking into your property.  Sewage backups often come with copious amounts of bacteria that can be harmful if not cleaned up properly, so it is important to contact a restoration professional for help in the event of a major spill.

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How to Protect a Vacant Building During COVID-19

How to Protect a Vacant Building During COVID-19

Managing commercial properties during the COVID-19 crisis is a challenge. Buildings from schools to offices to churches currently sit empty. A vacant property is vulnerable to theft, vandalism and property damage. The challenge with a vacant building is that any damage can go overlooked for an extended period of time. All commercial building managers must take extra precautions to protect their real estate assets. Thinking of things such as security, inspection processes, utility management and...

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