Winter is nearly here! While it’s not officially winter time yet; some places are already experiencing winter weather. Places like Auburn are already in the thick of cold and snow. Winter is well on its way. Time to take out your sleds, put on your warmest clothes and outerwear and go out to build snowmen. Afterwards you can thaw out with a warm cup of cocoa. You’re most likely in the middle of using your furnace. If it’s turned safely on and you’re nice and toasty, that’s great! However, if your furnace has experienced a puffback, you’re probably not so happy (or so toasty). Puffbacks happen when a furnace misfires and sends soot throughout your home via the air ducts. Wherever heat usually goes, soot will go; destroying drapes, furniture, cabinets, bedding and walls. If this has happened to you, you needn’t despair; but don’t try to deal with it alone. Cleaning soot is complicated. You need to call a professional who can help with puffback soot cleaning.
Mold growth at your York, ME property; the mere thought of it can bring shivers down your spine. Mold is virtually everywhere. It has its purpose in nature, but in the wrong setting it can be quite destructive and dangerous once the spores latch on to objects. If mold growth is discovered in your property, it is wise to call a professional mold remediation contractor to clean up the issue.
Autumn is upon us. It seems like only yesterday the summer season was in full bloom; warm days, lazy summer nights, picnics, cookouts and fun in the park; the kids out for summer vacation. It was a glorious experience. But now it’s almost over, the kids are back in school and we seem to be mourning the end of summer right along with them. Don’t despair! Summer will be back before you know it. For now we need to prepare for fall. There are many things that are awaiting us in the fall season; cooler weather, colorful leaves and, of course the holidays; Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. As we look forward to the season, there are things we have to prepare for to keep us secure. Make sure to follow these safety tips for fall.
House fires can be quite devastating to your home or business. Structural fires can be highly destructive. In no time at all, flames can rip through a structure consuming everything in their path. Precious items as well as portions of the building itself can be consumed quickly. After the flames have been extinguished, you still have to deal with fire and smoke damage. Even if your lovely Arundel home suffered only light damage, the smoke damage is almost impossible to remove. Whatever the extent of the damage, it’s very likely that you will require smoke damage removal.
A pastor of a small New Hampshire church was devastated when a toilet supply line broke and sent tons of water draining into the basement down below. Knowing he needed flood repair services, he quickly sprang into action and called a plumber to fix the supply line and stop the water loss before the problem grew out of hand. The plumber recommended a cleaning and restoration service that he was familiar with, and in no time, Soil-Away’s flood repair team arrived on the scene to help. The emergency crew inspected the building for damage and gave the pastor an estimate of the repair and restoration costs. The pastor was thankful to learn that the damage could be repaired quickly and the church would be ready to service the community the upcoming week.
If a fire or flood damages your business, the results can be catastrophic. Not only can much of your equipment and inventory be destroyed, the downtime for your business can be devastating. Many commercial businesses find it difficult to bounce back after a fire or water has damaged the premises. One of the biggest concerns is restoring the property and the contents quickly, so that the business can resume operations. Operating under a tight deadline is critical to ensure that customers do not go elsewhere and that you can once again open your doors for business.
Floods are the number one natural disaster in the U.S. They are highly unpredictable and can occur anywhere, any time – even in Kennebunkport ME. Wherever it rains, it can flood. If this occurs, you will need a flood damage mitigation firm on your side to restore your property.
Property repair after a fire can be costly and heartbreaking to anyone. The burden of restoring a home or business is not a project that any Windham resident wants to take on. A New Hampshire business man experienced such an event when he left one too many appliances plugged into an extension cord. He loved to work in a fun environment to keep his spirits and productivity up. He never missed an opportunity to invite team members and friends into his office for fun, music and good times during his down time. During work hours, his fellow team members could hear the high-energy positive music floating throughout the office which sometimes rubbed off on everyone else around him.
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.
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.