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Flood damage cleanup – Kittery, Maine

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Water can be very damaging to properties everywhere – the residents of Kittery, Maine are no exception. Strong currents can erode structures and shift buildings. When torrential rains occur, they can cause severe damage to your residential or commercial property. Carpeting, furniture, appliances and the overall structure of a home or business can be affected by water. Strong storms can negatively impact ducts, utilities, roofing, heaters and A/Cs. Flooding can also destroy belongings. Just one inch of water can cause irreparable harm to precious items throughout the property. Lastly, flood waters can contain contaminants which is a threat to personal health. Everyone, including Kittery, Maine residents, needs to know how to deal with flood damage cleanup.

What to do after a flood

Floods can put a person in a difficult situation. No one is immune to dealing with this sort of setback. Wherever you live there is always a chance that you may find yourself in this predicament. Floods, melting ice (from winter storms) burst pipes and other plumbing issues all have the same effect. There are some things you can do.

  • Ensure safety of building occupants
  • Confirm source of water damage (ground water, burst pipe, roof leak, etc…)
  • Call your insurance agent to submit a claim
  • Document the damage and take photos or video
  • Extract water and/or shovel out mud (if there’s any)
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Remove and discard ruined items such as mattresses, toys and stuffed animals

Cleaning up water damage at property

Not all objects are the same so they should be cleaned in different ways:

  • Kitchen items such as those made of glass, porcelain, china, plastic, and silverware should be cleaned and sanitized. Even if they don’t seem to be affected, there is risk of cross contamination via airborne pollutants. Clean items as a precaution.
  • Fabrics such as rugs, bedding and clothing should be air dried outdoors immediately in order to avoid mold. Wet, bunched up laundry will develop microbial growth. Launder and disinfect as soon as possible.
  • Books, photos and important papers should be cleaned and dried slowly. Put them in bags and freeze them in a frost-free freezer until they can be cleaned by a professional.

Calling in the flood damage cleanup professionals

Acting quickly is vitally important when dealing with flood water damage.  While there are some things you can do, it’s best to call a professional for proper flood damage cleanup. Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration are the people to call. They are highly trained individuals with over 25 years of service to the New England area. They are IICRC master-certified and able to tackle the toughest problems.

In the event of a flood, Soil-Away uses powerful pumps to remove the water from your property. They employ the use of high-tech equipment to monitor the drying process to ensure your home is dried thoroughly. Soil-Away will even clean your belongings such as upholstery, clothing and anything else that could have been damaged. They can remove any odors left by the water and minimize the risk for mold growth. For flood damage cleanup at your Kittery, ME property call Soil-Away immediately at 1-800-293-6319, they are available 24/7.

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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.