A country club needed major flood cleanup repairs after a
large rainstorm swept through the area. The owner of the New Hampshire establishment
was upset when he opened the basement door and uncovered an ankle-deep pool of
water. He called a few of his friends to help him remove the valuable items
from the basement to store them in a dry, safe room within the building.
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.
When a flood has damaged your home or business, time is of the essence. It is important that the contractor you choose responds immediately to begin the restoration process. The company should be certified, carry adequate insurance and have the necessary training and experience to address the situation quickly. An experienced restoration company can help you to navigate the process of filing an insurance claim as well.
When living in a hurricane prone area, you must always be
prepared. If you own a business you need to be doubly prepared. Many
businesses, especially small businesses, might not recover after a disaster.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 40% of small
businesses never reopen after a natural disaster. While this seems like a large
number, you can take stock in the fact that it is not the majority; 60% of
small businesses do recover. It is crucial to prepare ahead for a...
was shopping day for Madeline. She decided to go to the local department store in
Concord, NH to pick up a few things. On her way in she got a pretzel and a
large soda. She was nearly finished shopping when she began to need the
restroom. The large soft drink was the culprit. She headed to the bathroom in a
rush. As she walked in, she noticed the floor was flooded. She heard a hissing
noise. As she bent over to look under one of the stalls, she saw water
squirting from behind the toilet. Emergency...
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.
After returning home from a long, much needed vacation you
open the door to your Auburn, New Hampshire home to unload your luggage. You
then spread yourself out on the couch with a cool drink in hand. You take a
swallow of the refreshing liquid and lift your head. That’s when you notice it;
a large spot on your ceiling. Could it be that you have water damage on the ceiling?
Where did it come from? Since you’ve been gone a while, it’s hard to tell
whether the moisture intrusion came from a leaking
As New Englanders, for the next several months we will be bracing ourselves for the inevitable snowstorms and widespread power outages that go along with this time of year. While we may not be able to prevent this, there are some steps that you can take to prepare your home and your family in anticipation of losing power. These steps will protect your home from damage caused by the loss of power, or more specifically heat, while also making the situation more comfortable. This is particularly...
Summer days are here! Along with the sunny, fun-filled days (relaxing outdoors enjoying a tall glass of cool lemonade; barbecuing; going swimming or fishing), come thunderstorms. While we can appreciate the moisture and coolness brought by the change in weather, thunderstorms can be dangerous – at times – deadly. Don’t let thunderstorms ruin your summer. You must learn how to stay safe from lightning.
Living in New England means that winter storms are inevitable. From ice and wind to significant snowfall, the winter months can take a toll on your home. There are some steps that you can take now before winter sets in to prepare your home for this.
You’ve followed all the steps to protect yourself and your family before the hurricane hit. Now it’s over, you’ve survived the storm. Your family is safe. Now you must deal with the aftermath; repairing your home. Hurricanes cause approximately $10 billion in damages in the United States every year. It’s important to know how to repair your home after a hurricane has ravaged it.
A family in Hampton, NH enters their basement to find that it has been flooded with water. The family is devastated from the water damage. Many of their cherished belongings are submerged in the disgusting murky water and may never be the same if they aren’t cleaned and dried as quickly as possible. The family seeks property repair after a flood.
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.