It Is About You!
Your property is important to you. Whether it is your home or business, have confidence that Soil-Away will treat it with respect and care. By leveraging our expertise and resources, you will be well on your way to a clean and restored property. Do not be frustrated with that water or fire damage cleanup project. Do not be fearful about potential mold or microbial growth issues. Give us a call today to coordinate solutions for any cleaning or restoration needs!
What Service Do You Need?
- 24/7 Emergency Services – Available to serve around the clock.
- Water and Flood Damage Cleanup – Perform water extraction and structural drying
- Fire Damage Restoration– Board -up of structure, removal of soot and disposal of destroyed property
- Smoke and Odor Removal – Eliminate irritating odors due to fires, smoke and cigarettes
- Soft Contents Restoration – Restore soft contents (clothing, shoes, bags, etc…) affected by soot, water, and mold
- Bio-Hazard Cleanup – Handle situations relating to crime scenes, hoarding, and sewer damage
- Mold Remediation – Remove excessive mold and potentially harmful spores
- Air Duct Cleaning – Clean out accumulated dust, dirt and debris from HVAC ducting
Team Soil-Away Here to Serve You!
Welcome to our website. How can we help? Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration helps families and business recover from property disasters: fires, floods, mold, and more. You can reach us 24/7 with any emergency damage cleanup need. We also help property owners maintain a healthier indoor living environment through professional carpet and air duct cleaning.
Soil-Away was established in 1990. We are an industry leader serving south/central New Hampshire (NH), northern Massachusetts (MA), and southern Maine (ME). What makes us a premier service company in the cleaning and restoration marketplace is our unique blend of attributes:
- Experience: 28 years in the business; Employee longevity exceeds industry averages
- Education: NH’s only IICRC Master Certified Firm in water damage restoration, fire/smoke damage restoration and textile (carpet & upholstery) cleaning
- Commitment to Community: Second generation, family-business; Continuous volunteerism and charity work
- Independent: Not a franchise; No fees are leaving the local economy; No national affiliations are dictating our procedures
- Geography: From our Hooksett, NH center we can efficiently service the greater Manchester, Concord, Nashua, Portsmouth, Laconia, northern Massachusetts, and southern Maine regions.
- Technology: Utilization of leading edge equipment, tools, and supplies; NH’s only Esporta Certified Operator; NH’s only Dry-VEX MC 5200 drying trailer operator
- Comprehensive Services: Whether you need 24/7 emergency water damage cleanup or fire damage restoration, mold remediation or soft contents restoration, or HVAC air duct cleaning- Soil-Away has a solution!
It was a rainy weekend in late March. Over 48 hours of continuous precipitation hovered over much of New Hampshire, including the community of Bedford. Over the weekend Soil-Away received an emergency call from an elderly couple who had just discovered over six inches of water in their basement. Increasing water levels in the ground and neighboring bodies of water had caused their home to flood. The concerned couple called a trusted friend who referred Soil-Away. A water mitigation team arrived to the Bedford property the same day.
Upon arrival, Soil-Away technicians inspected the property, established safety precautions for the scene, and began the flood damage cleanup process. The anxious couple was both relieved to have help and reassured by the organization and proficiency of the team. Technicians diligently worked to pump and extract the excess water out of the basement. They relocated wet and damaged contents to the garage where they could be sorted and inventoried. Each phase of the job was documented by pictures and notes.
Following the flood extraction, the basement was cleaned and treated to avoid potential microbial growth issues down the line. Commercial dehumidifiers and air movers were set up to remove excess moisture and complete the drying process. A Soil-Away technician returned daily to Bedford to check on the couple, answer any questions, and inspect the drying progress. After three days the house had been returned to pre-loss conditions and all the drying equipment was removed.
During the process the relieved couple referred Soil-Away to their Bedford friends and neighbors who had also suffered flooded basements. Soil-Away’s water damage cleanup teams performed dozens of similar jobs as a result of helping this couple in need.
Water damage is one of the leading causes of property damage. Water damage can result from a broken pipe, roof damage, malfunctioning appliance, flooding from ground water, etc… The mitigation process can be time consuming and expensive if you are not properly prepared.
The first step in preparation is insurance. We encourage all our clients to have a conversation with their insurance agent over what their policy covers and what it excludes. Make sure to take the time and really understand your policy. Know that there is a difference between homeowners insurance and flood insurance.
In typical circumstances, a homeowner’s policy should cover water damage situations resulting from roof damage, such as a tree falling or wind blowing shingles off. It should also cover something like a hot-water tank failing or washer machine overflow. Homeowner’s policies typically do not cover ground water entering the basement through the foundation. These occurrences typically take place in the spring when snow-melt and heavy rains combine to raise the water levels in bodies of water and the ground. Separate flood coverage may be available and worth considering if this is a concern. Bring it up to your insurance agent to understand your options.
The final step in preparing for water damage cleanup is to build a relationship with a certified, reputable water damage restoration company. You do not want to be caught off guard in the event you need emergency water damage or flood cleanup. Soil-Away’s water damage mitigation team serves south/central New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. In the first quarter of 2014, Soil-Away restored hundreds water damaged properties in towns such as Manchester, Hampstead, Portsmouth, Concord, Bedford, Moultonborough, and Laconia, NH.
Please join Soil-Away as we support our good friends at The Dry Cleaner by Val in their quest to raise $10,000 for Brigham and Women Hospital through the March of Dimes. Team Dry Cleaner by Val will be walking on May 10th in Boston for this great cause. March of Dimes Mission is “to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.”
The Dry Cleaner by Val is dedicated to this cause because of a recent miracle within their family. Richard and Gracielle Swanson had a premature son born at 26 weeks weighing in at 2.5 pounds. The Brigham and Women Hospital’s NICU team helped support baby Roy until he grew healthy and was able to go home. Please learn more and DONATE HERE!
The Soil-Away Team is deeply saddened by the recent passing of industry legend William Francis Bane (June 25, 1927 – February 20, 2014). Mr. Bane, the Chairman of Bane-Clene Corporation in Indianapolis, was a founding father in the carpet cleaning industry. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to produce the first “Truck Mounted” carpet cleaning unit in 1970. The industry has been revolutionized ever since.
Founded in 1962, Mr. Bane and his family grew their small janitorial company into a world-wide carpet cleaning force. In addition to running their own carpet cleaning company, they built a large production and sales facility to support the industry as a whole. Bane-Clene designs and distributes their own patented products such as carpet cleaning equipment, chemicals, and supplies. These products are proudly used at Soil-Away and all over the world.
In conjunction with running a successful business, Mr. Bane dedicated himself to validating the carpet cleaning industry amongst carpet manufacturers and consumers. In addition, he helped thousands of entrepreneurs start their own businesses. Bane-Clene hosts educational seminars on starting a carpet cleaning company and succeeding in the industry.
Mr. Bane’s legacy does not end with his contributions to the carpet cleaning industry. He served in the Marine Corp during World War II. This year would have been his 67th year of marriage to his wife Elizabeth Ann. Mr. Bane also served in numerous leadership roles with civic organizations in the community.
The Soil-Away Team owes a lot to Mr. Bane and the Bane-Clene Corporation. “Our relationship with the Bane family started in 1992,” states Soil-Away founder Jack Solloway. “In addition to using their equipment and supplies, we have utilized their extensive industry knowledge and training. The ‘Bane-Clene Way’ is ingrained in our daily operation and big part of our carpet cleaning success.” Soil-Away has five dedicated truck-mounted carpet cleaning trucks serving areas such as Manchester, Nashua, Exeter, Concord, and Laconia, New Hampshire along with Andover, Newburyport, and Haverhill, Massachusetts.
To learn more about the amazing life and legacy of William Francis Bane please visit the official company blog.
Mr. Bane with Soil-Away techs (Sept 2012)
Soil-Away truck at Bane-Clene
Do you have a wood-burning fireplace or stove? If so, it likely gets a lot of use during the cold New Hampshire or Massachusetts winters. When was the last time you had your chimney inspected or cleaned? If you cannot answer this question, it has been too long.
Hundreds of chimney fires occur every year. Many of the fires are a result of built up soot and creosote. Creosote is the thick, slimy material that is a byproduct of burning wood. When it cools off it can solidify and accumulate on the interior of your chimney and become a clogging hazard. If a fire burns too hot, creosote combustion can be a major concern as well.
Chimney fires are extremely dangerous and destructive to properties. Often times they can go unnoticed for a period of time because they are hidden behind walls. They can also spread to other parts of the house by breaking through weak points in masonry or flue pipe joints. Indications of a chimney fire occurring have been described as the following: loud cracking and popping noise, increased volume of dense smoke, and intense/hot smell.
What can you do to prevent a chimney fire? Regular maintenance is the solution. Having a certified and licensed chimney firm inspect and clean your chimney on an annual basis will drastically reduce the threat of a fire. Simply put, clean chimneys don’t catch fire. If you need an inspection or cleaning, please contact Soil-Away for a referral to a qualified chimney company.
If your property has sustained fire, soot, or smoke damage from a chimney fire, Soil-Away can help. Soil-Away’s team of certified fire restoration technicians will clean, deodorize and restore your property to pre-loss condition. We will work with your insurance company to process the fire damage claim and ensure life gets back to normal as soon as possible. Soil-Away’s fire/smoke damage cleanup team serves south/central New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. In the first quarter of 2014, Soil-Away restored chimney-related fire damaged properties in Windham, Franklin, Sunapee, Nashua, Dover, and Salem, NH.
Soil-Away recently invested in a 2014 Ford Focus to add to its fleet. The vehicle will primarily be utilized for the water and fire damage cleanup sales effort in the greater Manchester, Portsmouth, and Salem areas of the state. “The steady growth of Soil-Away over the past few years, particularly with our restoration services, has prompted us to expand our sales and client services department,” states founder Jack Solloway. “It is exciting to see the growth especially since it is driven by honest and customer-focus service.”
Soil-Away team-members will use the Ford Focus to visit existing clients, check on job sites, and build relationships with new business partners. The addition of the new vehicle brings the company fleet up to sixteen units.
Soil-Away Director of Client Services, Josh Solloway, recently served as a volunteer judge at the New Hampshire DECA State Career Development Conference. The annual event took place at the Radisson Center of NH in Manchester on February 13th. It drew hundreds of high school business students from around the state. Student participants competed in various events testing their entrepreneurial, management, and marketing skills.
“This was my second consecutive year participating as a judge,” states Solloway. “It is such a great opportunity for the students to challenge themselves and really learn a lot that they can apply to everyday life and their future.”
DECA’s mission is to “prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.” They are a “non-profit career-tech organization for high school students who are enrolled in marketing, business, and business related courses. It is a curriculum based, leadership focused organization which offers students a chance to develop their business, entrepreneurial, and management skills as well as develop social and team building capabilities.”