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Water Damage Cleanup Company – Hollis, NH

Excessive rain in Hollis, NH, left a farm in need of a water damage cleanup company.  Upon inspection of the property, the owners of the farm realized massive ground water flooding was damaging the inside of their barns and farmhouse.  Because there was so much flooding in their yard, many crops were ruined. The property owners were dealing with damage to both their terrain and buildings.

Routine Maintenance Limits the Need for a Water Damage Cleanup Company

There is no way to avoid flooding completely.  Flooding will always happen, especially in rainy New England weather.  While floods cannot be fully prevented, they can be limited.  Limiting floods starts with proper maintenance.

The reason the owners of the farm in Hollis, NH experienced so much external flood damage is because their yard wasn’t routinely maintained.  The gutters on the structures hadn’t been checked and several areas of the farm had been built up with residue and debris.  Listed are several ways one can maintain their landscape and limit the need for a water damage cleanup company:

  • Improve drainage by creating runoff ponds or sediment traps
  • Remove sediment that accumulates over time
  • Loosen soil so water can soak in
  • Use low-ground pressure tires to avoid soil compaction
  • Routinely check and clean out gutters
  • Clear debris from channels, culverts, and trash screens
  • Invest in sandbags to prevent water from entering structures
  • Use plywood to board up windows
  • Use pallets to raise items above floodwater level
  • Add mulch and grow grass in bare areas

Drainage may seem like a tiresome task, and it is.  But proper drainage to one’s yard is critical for maintaining well managed landscapes.

Benefits for Properly Maintaining One’s Yard

Whether it’s a farm, a small garden, or your child’s playground, there are benefits for a yard that is cleaned and maintained.  Sure, the reduction of flooding will limit the need for a water damage cleanup company.  But that’s just the beginning.  Maintenance also goes a long way in making your yard, farms, and gardens more profitable and healthier.  Proper maintenance of one’s yard can yield these benefits:

  • Improved water infiltration, which replenishes groundwater
  • Increase in the amount of water held in soil
  • Reduced runoff and erosion
  • Save resources and money in the long run

On the contrary, if your yard isn’t properly maintained, erosion could occur, and runoff can carry away nutrients needed to make your gardens grow.

Find the Right Water Damage Cleanup Company

While flooding was certainly a concern, the farmers in Hollis, NH, were even more relieved to learn about ways that they could prevent water damage on their own.  It’s one thing to clean up water damage, but it’s another to prevent it numerous times to save your business.  Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services, LLC does it all.  They were able to come and clean the flooded areas in the buildings. Ground water flooding that entered the farmhouse and barns were no match for Soil-Away.

Keep in mind, yard maintenance doesn’t just apply to farms.  Although it seems like farms may have the most costly consequences, anyone’s backyard, gardens, and even public parks can cause water damage to surrounding structures.  An efficient water damage cleanup company like Soil-Away won’t stop until your home or business is free of water damage and full-service repairs have been made.  Call Soil-Away today at (603) 641-6555.

By A. Phelps

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Emergency Water Damage Cleanup – Portland, ME

A laundromat in Portland, ME had a washing machine that overflowed, leaving a large puddle of water on the newly installed wood floors.  When one of the workers saw it had overflowed, they quickly turned the appliance off.  But damage had been done.  The floors were now flooded, and the owners of the laundromat realized that they needed an emergency water damage cleanup.

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Mold Remediation in the Attic – Bedford, NH

You enter the attic in your Bedford, NH home and turn on the lights. While you try to look for an item, something catches your eye. You can’t pull your gaze and decide to have a look at it. The black specks, up close, alerts you to the presence of mold in the attic. There are various colors of mold in the attic: White, blue-green, gray, and black. While black mold is commonly labeled as toxic, it mostly indicated poor air quality. Mold remediation in the attic can easily be done. Before that, however, there are a few things to note.

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Mold Removal Services– Biddeford, Maine

Don’t let mold ruin your winter plans, if your home or office has become damaged by mold growth, call the experts! Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services has dedicated 30 years of excellence to the New England community and is looking forward to providing services to Maine for many years to come. If you’re looking for mold removal services in Biddeford, Maine, look no further than Soil-Away!

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Repairing Flood Damage – Windham, NH

When water damage strikes, it can have devastating circumstances on the people and communities it hits. On a small scale it can flood a basement. On a large scale, regional flooding can cripple a city, even Windham NH, socially, economically and environmentally. One of the largest challenges of dealing with this unfortunate circumstance is repairing flood damage to personal property.

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Remodeling After a Fire

Remodeling After a Fire: What You Need to Know

Rebuilding after a fire has damaged your home or business can feel like a daunting task.  The process of rebuilding can vary greatly, depending on the damage that is left behind.  From a kitchen or basement remodel to addressing significant structural damage to the building that may require a complete tear-down, an experienced restoration team offering construction services can take you through the process.

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Extracting Flood Damage – Portland, ME

A seaside restaurant in Portland, ME is flooded after a coastal storm.  Several areas of the restaurant are water filled and damaged from the heavy rains.  The owner of the restaurant realized he needed a disaster relief company for extracting flood damage from his restaurant, though he was concerned about what his insurance company would cover.

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Electrical Fire Damage Cleanup – Nashua, NH

As you meander within your home in Nashua, NH, your nose catches the slight scent of smoke. Panicked, you run around the house, trying to find where it’s coming from. Then you hear a loud sparking sound. You rush to its source to find the room enveloped in flames. You call the emergency number, and soon enough, the firefighters arrive, extinguish the fire, then depart. In the aftermath, you let out a sigh as you now must contend with, what you observed, the electrical fire damage. The task of electrical fire damage cleanup is a tedious task. Not just damaged or lost property, but also the scar that is left behind in the wake of the fire. Having good insurance coverage will come in handy should a fire occur.

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Fire and Smoke Damage - Portland, ME

Fire and Smoke Damage – Portland, ME

A house in Portland, ME has fire and smoke damage after a large fire started from an air conditioner malfunction.  The fire occurred while the family was asleep.  The smoke detectors inside the house were not working properly, so the fire was able to spread throughout much of the house unheard.  Thankfully, the family woke up when they smelled the smoke.  Quickly, they rushed their pets outside and called for help.  If they were minutes later, they could have been burned, and their pets may have perished from the smoke and fire.  The family, animals, and the house were saved, but not without serious fire and smoke damage.

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Doctor’s Office Receives Mold Remediation – Manchester, NH

Doctor’s Office Mold Remediation – Manchester, NH

A leaky pipe leads to mold.  It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?  Leaky pipes are one of the primary causes for mold development.   The maintenance workers at a doctor’s office in Manchester, NH did not notice sections of their office walls becoming saturated with water until it was too late.  Because of all the moisture, mold developed throughout areas of the wall.  This has left a musty smell throughout the office.  Not wanting to make sicknesses even worse for their patients, the owners closed the doctor’s office and sought immediate mold remediation. 

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Insurance Claims

Filing a Water Damage Clean-up Insurance Claim

A flood, causing extensive water damage in a home or business, can be particularly nerve-wracking.  Time is of the essence to remove all of the standing water, as well as any underlying moisture.  The longer the water stays in the building, the more extensive the damage with a much higher risk of mold growth throughout the area.  While it is important to begin the process of filing an insurance claim for the water clean-up, it is also critical to expedite everything as quickly as possible.

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Winter Worries: Extreme Weather

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 weather.

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