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How To Prepare Your Home For Hurricane Season

With the fall months finally getting into full swing, your mind will likely wander to the most fun aspects of the season. Pumpkin-flavored drinks, fall foliage, and apple picking are some of the most fun activities you can do! However, as fun as the fall season is, there are a few critical things to watch out for. The main thing to keep in mind is that fall is the start of hurricane season. It can wreak havoc on your home if you aren’t properly prepared, so how do you ensure that this doesn’t...

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How To Deal With Leaky Windows

Your home’s windows can provide your home with a variety of different benefits. They can act as insulators that help control the temperature, drown out the hustle and bustle of the outside world, and protect your home from harsh weather conditions and pests. However, just because they provide benefits doesn’t mean that they aren’t foolproof. Leaky windows are a common problem to have around the storm season, and the water damage can exponentially increase if nothing is done about them. We show...

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Maintenance Checklist For the Fall Season

As the summer months start to draw to a close, the crisp air and multicolored leaves of fall draw ever closer. It’s also a time when you should start to plan ahead when it comes to home maintenance. As pretty of a season as fall can be, it has the potential to cause a lot of problems for your home if you aren’t careful. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t plan ahead! It’s important to have a checklist of things to do during the season. We break down the most important tasks to add to the...

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What To Do If Your Bathtub Is Overflowing

While you should always do your best to prevent disasters in your home, that doesn’t mean that they’ll be impossible to stop. Sometimes, problems with your home can arise without you even noticing! These types of disasters can lead to massive damage throughout the home if you don’t act quickly. This is especially true when it comes to water damage! Having your bathtub overflow is never a problem you want, but it’s an issue that has the potential to arise without your knowledge. If you’ve found...

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How To Prepare Your Home For Storm Season

There is nothing more important than the people you love when it comes to an emergency. All the materialistic things can be replaced with time. When you and your loved ones find yourself in an emergency situation, safety is the priority. Here are tips to keep your family and your home safe during a storm. Be Prepared If you have become aware that a storm is heading your way, it is best to have a plan set in place. Food and water should be a priority. There should be a stock of enough food...

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A woman puts her hand on her head as she gazes up at the corner of the wall in front of her. You can see mold growing from the ceiling and wall in front of her.

Preventing Mold Growth After Water Damage And Flooding

Any moisture that enters your home is never a good time. Water damage can lead to mold, mildew, and even structural damage. This is especially paramount if you live in a location that experiences all four seasons. Mold needs four things to grow.   MoistureFood (starch or sugar)Temperature (Usually between 41-104 degrees)Oxygen Steps to Preventing Mold Whether moisture came from a recent storm that left you flooded or a leaking pipe, it will have the necessary elements to grow mold if...

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A closeup of a burst copper pipe with lots of water leaking out of the hole. This is one of the leading causes of home water damage.

A Guide to the Water Damage Restoration Process

Most often, homeowners are not thinking of water damage until they experience it themselves. Water damage of any kind anywhere in your home can be extremely daunting, especially if you are unfamiliar with what to do. It is crucial that all homeowners have a sense of what to do in case of a water damage emergency in order to keep themselves and their homes safe.  Follow along for tips and guidance through the water damage restoration process from the restoration experts at Soil-Away! Step...

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A closeup of a corner of a white windowsill. Along the bottom and sides of the sill, you can see green mold in spots and patches.

The Homeowner’s Guide to Summertime Mold

Summertime is mold’s most popular breeding season; humidity is a key ingredient for it to thrive. This means that rising humidity can lead to increased risk of mold growing in your home.  Seeing mold in your home can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare; luckily, there are ways to prevent and control mold growth from happening in your home. Follow along for a guide to summertime mold growth by the mold remediation experts at Soil-Away! Where to Look for Mold During the summer, mold...

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Spring Cleaning: Mold Remediation After Winter

Spring cleaning is a universal experience here in New England. You can probably think of a list the length of a CVS receipt of all of the chores you are ready to tackle after the harsh weather and strange spring we have been having. Though the first thing that comes to mind may be getting rid of old junk around the house or power washing your exterior, there is one spring cleaning task that should take precedent over the rest; mold remediation.  Follow along as the mold remediation specialists...

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How to Prevent Water Damage During Storm Season

Here in New England, Spring means rain. Did you know that on any given day, home water damage emergencies affect 14,000 people? It is crucial to understand how to best protect your home and family from severe water damage during the rainy season and all throughout the year. Without proper protection, your home is at risk of structural damage that could ruin the integrity of your home.  Follow along as the water damage restoration experts at Soil-Away go over how you can help prevent water...

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Spring Basement Flooding- How to Prevent It

Melting snow and spring rain can be great for your landscape but not great for your basement. As a homeowner, you are sure to be aware of the damage and intense clean-up process basement flooding can cause. Knowing the best practices for preventing basement flooding is important.  Follow along for basement flood prevention tips from the water damage restoration experts at Soil-Away! Proper Gutter Protection A proper gutter system is essential for every home and extra gutter protection...

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Attic Mold in Spring

Mold- a homeowner’s enemy in the springtime. Because of the combination of snow melting, rain falling, and temperatures rising, spring is one of mold’s favorite seasons. Your attic is one of the most humid areas in your home and the perfect feeding grounds for mold. The moisture and darkness in your attic are some of the best environments for mold. To prevent mold growth in your attic this spring, be sure to follow along for expert tips from the remediation specialists at Soil-Away! What...

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