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Fire Damage Repairs: Where to Begin

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The damage of a fire persists long after the flames are out.  There is often water damage from extinguishing the fire that needs to be addressed.  Smoke and soot can both leave behind a residue on belongings, as well as the walls and ceiling.  Before the area can be considered livable again, these will all need to be addressed, including the sanitization process.

The Fire and Water Damage Restoration Begins

After a fire has damaged your home or business, the area should be sealed off to prevent it from becoming worse.  This will protect any exposed areas of the building from the elements, as well as the contamination from affecting other areas.  Damaged belongings should be removed from the property.  Any smoke, soot and dust will be cleaned from surfaces.  In some cases, the property, even after being cleaned, will still appear charred and stained.  This is where a professional restoration company like Soil-Away can assist to address any lasting damage and to rebuild after a fire.

In many cases water damage goes hand in hand with a fire.  This may be from a triggered sprinkler system or a firefighter’s hose to extinguish the flames.  The water damage will need to be addressed separately, thoroughly drying the area with dehumidifiers.  If the area is not fully dried, this can increase the likelihood of mold growth from the high moisture levels.

Addressing Lingering Odors After a Fire

A big part of the restoration process after a fire is removing any residual smoke odors that may be lingering.  Smoke can penetrate even those items that may appear to be unaffected by the flames, leaving behind a smell.  This can also affect adjacent rooms and areas of the building that were untouched by the fire and are otherwise undamaged.  A thorough cleaning of all items surrounding the damaged area, including carpets, walls and soft contents can go a long way to eliminating the smoky odor.

Once the area has been assessed for damage and the restoration process has begun, you can consider renovating and rebuilding the damaged area.  The team at Soil-Away not only offers restoration services, but they also provide construction to help those affected by a fire to rebuild.

Contact Soil-Away at 603-641-6555 24 hours if a fire damages your home or business.

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Jay KorsenJay Korsen
00:51 04 Aug 22
All I have to say is WOW and FANTASTIC. I just got done building out my new professional office with Soil-Away’s construction division and they went ABOVE and BEYOND. Scott and Mike, the carpenters are skilled artisans. The project got done on time and the project came in on budget! The finished results have been blowing people away. Much better than I could have anticipated. Anyone is welcome to come to our office, Bright Light Chiropractic in Hooksett to check out the fine work they did. Simply can’t sing enough praises for them. Sorry that the picture doesn’t do the job justice. Thank you Jack and your team. -Dr. Jay
Asian BreezeAsian Breeze
04:28 15 Jul 22
Since day one, I’ve known the owner, Jack, to be a hard-working and selfless leader. Through the efforts of him and his team, he was able to restore my flooded restaurant to tip-top shape. I was amazed with Jack’s orderliness throughout the entire process. Jack has proven to me that he is trustworthy, as both a friend and an individual in the work environment.
Breton LangendorferBreton Langendorfer
21:17 07 Jul 22
Highly recommend Soil-Away. A pipe in our upstairs bathroom gave and sent water down through a wall for at least a day before we noticed water dripping through our kitchen ceiling. Our insurance put us in touch with Soil-Away and they were at our house the next morning to assess the damage and dry things out. Joe, Ray and Tom were phenomenal to work with. They explained every part of the process to us and were very professional and friendly. If you have to deal with similar issues call Soil-Away, you won’t regret it.
Maureen CidzikMaureen Cidzik
13:49 15 May 22
Superior service from start to finish. Highly responsive. The entire team is dedicated to quality and customer care and it shows in everything they do – from first call, to estimate, to job completion.
Sarah GrugnaleSarah Grugnale
16:02 14 Jan 22
Joe and Tommy were amazing to deal with, they kept us updated every step of the process. They were punctual and hard working, answering all of our questions that we had. Everything was done as promised and even above and beyond. A great experience from start to finish.