One challenge after a disaster in the home has always been getting textiles and soft contents cleaned. Beyond removing the damage on the outside of the item, if not properly sanitized bacteria can grow leading to health concerns. This sanitization process is particularly important because these soft content items and textiles are often those that we hold closest to our body, from clothing to blankets and stuffed toys.
Some of the most important items in our lives, those with the most sentimental attachments, are often the ones that can be the most difficult to restore after a fire or flood. Clothing, plush animals and dolls, leather items and other soft materials can be one of the biggest challenges to clean and disinfect after smoke or water has affected them. However, with the right technology this can be done.
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A New Hampshire woman returns home from a three-day business trip to discover that her newly renovated gym in the basement had been infiltrated with gallons upon gallons of water. She was standing up to her shins in a cold, murky, mold breeding ground. She walked around her once beautifully constructed gym to gather the extent of the damages and to see if mold growth had started. Unfortunately, she found a colony of fungi making its way up a wall behind her treadmill. Flooded house repair services were needed ASAP.
A house fire can be traumatic and stressful for any homeowner. The logistics of recovering from fire damage can be overwhelming. Discovering that your favorite personal belongings and valuables have been damaged by smoke or soot can push anyone to their wits end. It is important for all homeowners in New Hampshire to realize there is a local partner who can help you recover after a house fire. This brief story outlines how Soil-Away’s contents restoration division helped a family save their valued belongings.
Recent expansion of Soil-Away’s contents restoration division has prompted the addition of a new management position. Soil-Away is excited to welcome Morgan Lawrence to the family. Morgan will be overseeing the contents restoration services the company provides to its clients. With the addition of the Esporta Soft-Contents Restoration process in 2014, work volume has increased significantly. This pushed Soil-Away to find a leader for the division of the company. “Morgan will help streamline our contents restoration operation,” explains company owner Jack Solloway. “She is a great addition to the team.”
Morgan’s management responsibilities within Soil-Away’s contents restoration division include
Rain, rain, and more rain pounded southern New Hampshire for three straight days. Areas of Salem, NH were starting to flood. Streets were washing out. Basements were filling up with water. The need for flood damage restoration was everywhere. Owners of water damaged homes were frantic for help. Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration answered the call.
Soil-Away recently welcomed nearly 20 property damage insurance claims adjusters to their Hooksett, NH facility for a continuing education (CE) course. The CE course focused on soft contents restoration. Some examples of soft contents are the following: clothing, bedding, footwear, handbags, stuffed animals, leather goods, etc… When these items are damaged by fire, smoke or water they are either replaced or restored in the claims process. Soil-Away’s soft contents restoration course educated insurance adjusters on new methods to restore damaged goods.
What is a puff back?
A puff back is a misfire or malfunction of an oil burning furnace. It sends soot throughout a home or business. The phenomenon can happen all at once (suddenly like a car backfiring) or over an extended period of time (a chronic problem that occurs with each system ignition). The property’s air ducting system will act as a conduit to distribute soot into every corner of the house or business. You will find an oily “dust” or soot covering your furniture, flooring, walls, picture frames, soft-contents, electronics, etc…
The Concord, NH temperatures were slowly dropping. The summer to fall transition was occurring. Nights were frequently in the 40 to 50 degree range. For many Concord homes this prompted their oil furnace heating systems to kick on. As usual, many residents try to stretch out another year without preventative maintenance to their furnace. The threat of oil furnace puff back damage drastically increases. A puff back occurs when the oil furnace malfunctions. The system will spew a fine oily, soot residue into the house. Furnace puff back damage can be extensive.
Hooksett, NH – Soil-Away has expanded the company’s contents facility by adding a revolutionary soft contents restoration technology. According to Founder Jack Solloway the patented restoration technology, known as the Esporta Wash System ™, will enable them to restore 85% of damaged contents that are typically deemed irreparable and thrown out.