With the snow and freezing temperatures behind us, it is time to assess any damage that your home and property may have incurred over the winter months. The following is a spring checklist to inspect your home or business to determine if there is any damage that needs to be addressed.
Snow and ice can damage gutters, preventing water from running through
properly. This damage can cause the
springtime rainwater to build-up around the building, leading to flooding
March 3, 2020
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Soil-Away Cleaning & Restoration Services, LLC as your disaster restoration
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clients about potential solutions and/or proactive measures to assist in mitigating
As it stands
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Many of the sources that we use to supplement, or entirely heat, a
home in the winter can actually pose a potential fire risk if you are not
careful. These include wood-burning fireplaces,
pellet stoves and space heaters. While
they can be great sources of heat, you should take precautions to ensure that
there is no risk of a fire, which can badly damage your home and belongings.
Keep all flammable objects a safe
distance away from the fire, typically a minimum...
The winter months can be particularly hard on homes, as the cold temperatures, ice and snow can leave behind devastating damage. Being vigilant can help to prevent winter damage, ensuring that your home comes out of the season without any lasting problems.
This is a common fear for any homeowner in New England. Frozen pipes can quickly lead to flooding, as the pipe swells to the point of cracking. Frozen pipes often occur during extreme cold weather in those...
Common Home Insurance Claims Seen
During Extreme Weather
The winter months, bringing snow and ice, can be fraught
with threats of damage to your home.
From frozen pipes to a hail storm, extreme weather can take its toll
leaving behind damage that may require filing a homeowner’s insurance
claim. While you can prepare your home
for the winter, in some cases winter damage is inevitable.
The following are the most common areas of damage to the
home seen during extreme winter...
This is the time of year when families come together often to enjoy a large meal with one another. The meal preparation may not always go as planned. In fact, this is also the time when there is an increase in accidents in the kitchen, including fires. Taking the necessary safety precautions in the kitchen can minimize the risk of fire, so that everyone can enjoy the holidays together.
A fire can develop and spread very quickly in a home. Many homeowners may be putting their home at
risk through everyday actions and not even realize it. In some cases the fire and smoke damage could
have been prevented if the homeowner was aware of heat sources in the home that
could be increasing their risk.
Hurricane season, which runs from the first of June through the end of November, is well underway. In New England the peak season for hurricanes is during the month of September. From storm damage as a result of high winds to rising water levels and coastal surges, it isn’t unusual to experience property damage from hurricanes this time of year. Those living on the coasts are particularly vulnerable to damage from a hurricane. However, everyone should take some necessary precautions when...
New England is far from immune to natural disaster. From winter storms to flooding and hurricanes,
it is important that you have a disaster plan in place to protect your business
from this type of uncontrollable inclement weather. A business struck by a natural disaster that
is unprepared can be devastated, even beyond the point of recovery.
The heat and high humidity levels of summer can lead to
unsettled weather, resulting in short but often intense summer storms. It isn’t unusual for these storms to come on
very suddenly and unexpected. These
powerful summer storms can lead to property
damage, from roof shingles to falling trees and flooded basements.
With summer finally here, the temperatures and humidity levels are already soaring. This is great for a day at the beach or lounging at the pool, but these warmer temperatures also encourage mold growth. Mold loves warm, humid areas and can quickly spread during the summer months, as the weather provides the perfect climate.
The month of April is notoriously a rainy one. The benefit of the rain will be seen in the
signs of spring that are on their way; green grass, leaves sprouting on the
trees and of course beautiful flowers.
But first we need to ensure that we get through the spring rains, part
of which means protecting your home from water
Taking the following precautions can ensure that your home
makes it through the rainy season with no costly water damage.
Soil-Away is a full service disaster restoration contractor. Our team specializes in 24/7 emergency response for fire, smoke, water, flood, mold and biohazard damage to your property. Soil-Away is based in New Hampshire and has been serving commercial and residential clients throughout New England since 1990.