Leaving a bathtub running and falling asleep in another room is never a good combination. This was the source of a major water damage restoration project Soil-Away was recently involved with. Soil-Away was contacted at 8:00pm by a property management firm in Plymouth, NH. It was for an emergency water extraction situation. The water extraction crew from Soil-Away’s Lakes Region office arrived within an hour.
Soot covered everything in the Exeter, NH home. An oil furnace puffback had just occurred. The place needed extensive puffback cleanup services. Both the structure and contents were affected. The new homeowner could not believe it. He immediately made three phone calls. The first was to an oil burner repair company. The furnace had to be fixed. He could not deal with another puffback. The second call was to Soil-Away Cleaning & Restoration to perform the puffback cleanup. They were referred by a neighbor. The third call was to his Exeter insurance agent to verify policy coverage. Fortunately the puffback cleanup was a covered insurance claim.
Soil-Away is combining efforts with Cocci Computer to co-host the Hooksett Chamber’s monthly after-hours networking event. The date is Wednesday, October 8th and starts at 5:30pm. The event will be at the Cocci Computer headquarters located at 1558 Hooksett Road in Hooksett. Attendees included local business representatives from Hooksett and surrounding towns such as Manchester, Concord, Bedford, Goffstown, Allenstown, Pembroke, and Auburn. This networking opportunity is open to chamber members, guests, and future-members.
Soil-Away recently performed a large water damage cleanup project with Habitat for Humanity- Nashua, NH Chapter. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit which, “works in partnership with local people and businesses to assist people in need by building and renovating houses. We help create simple, decent houses to foster communities in which people can live and grow.”
The organization is currently working on a Nashua home which was donated to them. Prior to renovations, the property sustained serious water damage from a broken pipe. They called upon Soil-Away to help.
The Bedford house sat vacant for over four months. It was a foreclosure. The former owners skipped town. The bank was now getting around to inspecting it. Amongst other things wrong, the basement needed extensive mold removal services. It was a finished space that was used as a play area for the kids. Now it was contaminated with dangerous mold. Ceilings, walls, and floors of this once prestigious Bedford home were covered in mold. The bank wanted to sell the property, but needed mold removal services first.
Last month we featured tips 1-5 on how to avoid fire damage and increase safety in your home. The United States has approximately 400,000 house fires every year (NFPA). We see many in Nashua, Salem, and Laconia every year. We do not want you to be a part of that stat. Please read our final five tips on fire damage prevention and safety. If you missed last month’s article click here.
A broken pipe had leaked water into an unfinished basement. It occured for over eight hours. Panicked homeowners searched online for flooded basement cleanup companies in the Laconia, NH area. They quickly found Soil-Away Cleaning & Restoration. A call to the company and a water damage restoration crew was on its way.
The Concord, NH temperatures were slowly dropping. The summer to fall transition was occurring. Nights were frequently in the 40 to 50 degree range. For many Concord homes this prompted their oil furnace heating systems to kick on. As usual, many residents try to stretch out another year without preventative maintenance to their furnace. The threat of oil furnace puff back damage drastically increases. A puff back occurs when the oil furnace malfunctions. The system will spew a fine oily, soot residue into the house. Furnace puff back damage can be extensive.
Soil-Away recently sponsored a charity golf tournament to benefit Do You Know Him? Ministries. This growing outreach organization serves under-resourced members of the downtown Manchester community. They provide numerous services to the community such as, but not limited to the following: breakfast ministry, prison ministry, street ministry, and marriage ministry.
How can beautiful trees outside a home cause the need for an emergency sewer backup cleanup? Old underground sewer pipes, especially in cities such as Manchester, NH, are susceptible to root infiltration. The combination of aging plumbing and growing roots can cause a blockage. When the outflow of sewage is impeded a backup occurs. If sewage is flowing back into the house it is an emergency. Immediate action must be taken to fix the blockage. Sewer backup cleanup is needed as well.