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Flooded House Cleanup- Meredith, NH

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Flooded house cleanup is a major challenge for people with second homes in Meredith and the surrounding Lakes Region of New Hampshire (NH). Every spring we encounter eager vacationers fleeing up to their lake homes to prepare them for the summer months. When they enter their properties in April or May for the first time in months, they occasionally get a surprise. The surprise can take many forms but usually the common denominator is water damage. At this point Soil-Away is typically called upon for flooded house cleanup services.
During long, cold Meredith, NH winters properties can take a beating. One recent flooded house cleanup job we did was because of a frozen pipe. The pipe under the kitchen sink froze and put a hairline crack in the metal pipe. A slow leak ran undetected for weeks. The entire kitchen was saturated along with the finished basement underneath. Over half the house was damaged and many parts had started to grow mold. Extensive water damage restoration services were needed.
Soil-Away worked with the homeowner’s insurance company to execute the flooded house cleanup services promptly. Much of the interior of the house needed to be disassembled and discarded. Kitchen cabinets were ruined. Ceilings, walls and floors needed to be removed. Many of the home’s contents were covered with mold. Once the property was demoed, cleaned and treated the structure was set up for drying. This entire process, including the drying, took one week. Following the flooded house cleanup an industrial hygienist was brought in to perform post-verification testing. Soil-Away’s cleaning passed the test ensuring the mold hazard had been remediated. Rebuild services went underway immediately.
To avoid the need for flooded house cleanup services, there are numerous things people with second homes in the Meredith, NH area can do. Home winterization is an option. This could include draining pipes and shutting down the water supply. Maintaining adequate heat levels is also an option. Many people try to keep their vacant house at a minimum of 55 degrees to help combat issues such as frozen pipes. Another important strategy to avoid water damage is to have the house checked on regularly. Hiring a local management company or recruiting a trusted friend to monitor the property on a consistent basis can make a huge difference.
Water damage cannot always be avoided. New Hampshire winters are tough and pose a lot of threats to properties. The frozen pipe situation with our client in Meredith was an unfortunate example of this. The tough part of the situation was that the water ran for such an extended period of time. The extent of the damage could have been minimized if the house was inspected regularly. We always urge our clients with second homes in the Lakes Region to take extra precautions to protect them during the off season.
If you or someone you know in the Meredith, NH area needs emergency flooded house cleanup services, please have them contact us immediately. Soil-Away has a branch location in Bristol, NH to quickly service the Lakes Region. In addition to water damage cleanup, Soil-Away also offers fire/soot restoration and mold remediation services.

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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.