Over 60 inches of snowfall during late January and early February had the city of Manchester, New Hampshire (NH) in a bind. Snow piles rose higher and higher. Schools and business struggled to remain open. The harsh winter conditions were wreaking havoc on the entire southern NH region. Worst of all was the rampant occurrences of property damage insurance claims. The leading cause of claims was due to ice dam water damage. Hundreds of claims had been submitted by Manchester residents because of water damage from ice dams on roofs.
It was the beginning of Thanksgiving weekend, when a Bow, New Hampshire resident decided to fry a turkey for the holidays. Little did he know that frying a turkey could be dangerous if done improperly. Within minutes, the kitchen was ablaze and a fire rescue team was called to put out the fire. After the fire was extinguished, the home was boarded up for security, and the cleaning and restoration crew arrived to inspect the damage to the structure and remove any soft-materials for fire damage cleanup and repairs. Because the kitchen was the most damaged part of the home, the crew prioritized most of their time removing cabinetry, the affected drywall behind the stove and the charred kitchen floors.
Natural disasters can happen at any time, at anyplace and to anyone. Mother Nature does not discriminate. Violent storms; hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods can cause panic and leave you and your family completely devastated. You must prepare yourself. Floods, in particular, are very unpredictable as well as highly destructive. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. They can happen at any time and even in regions that aren’t that used to rain. To survive, you must know the steps in preparing for a flood disaster
The need for mold removal after water damage is not uncommon. However, if water damage mitigation is handled properly, the likelihood of dealing with mold is drastically reduced. If flood cleanup is performed poorly, you will usually have mold growth which a local Merrimack, NH business recently learned the hard way.
An educational facility in Concord, NH received lots of rainfall from the last storm and is in need of a water damage repair company. With students attending classes daily, the school did not have much time for repairs. Knowing that they offered 24-hour services, a representative from the school contacted Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services, a local water damage repair company that was highly recommended from several businesses in the area who had previously received disaster restoration services.
Floods can occur at any time. They are a real threat in the spring as a result of melting snow from a particularly snowy winter. They can occur in the spring through autumn months from an excessive rainy season. Whatever the reason, we are not really safe from floods. While we know we should flee to higher grounds and heed evacuation warnings; we also have to return home where our houses may be, at least partially, covered in flood waters. We need to be on the alert as to how flood waters can affect your health.
A family in Londonderry, NH notices that the discoloring in their carpet has gotten considerably worse than when they had seen it just a couple days ago. Appearing an olive-green brownish color on their beige carpet, the customers had originally thought it was spilled coffee. They padded the carpet with a wet cloth to clean it, only to see it grow worse in the following days. The substance continued to spread, and the customers knew something worse was happening. It was time to contact a mold remediation specialist.
Spring is finally here, which for many homeowners means getting their home in peak condition both inside and out. Beyond the traditional spring cleaning, there are plenty of outdoor home improvement projects to tackle this time of year.
So you’ve decided to do some spring cleaning. (It doesn’t matter if it’s not really spring). What ever time of year it is, uncluttering your home is always a good idea. The question now is; what to do with the items you don’t readily use but definitely want to keep? Well, self-storage is always a good idea! You get a self-storage unit and you’re worry free. Not so fast, getting a self-storage unit is only the beginning. In order to keep your valuables safe and mold free, you need to know how to prevent mold and mildew in self-storage.
It’s been a long winter. The furnace has been running hard circulating warmth throughout your home for months. Recently, you feel dry and stuffed up and wonder why that may be the case. You suspect it has to do with your indoor air quality. Upon searching throughout the house for issues, you realize the air ducts need cleaning. They are full of dust and debris, so you consider hiring an air duct cleaning service.