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How Can I Repair My House After a Fire?

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If you have recently experienced major damage after a house fire, you may be asking yourself, “How Can I Repair My House After a Fire.” Fire damage like many other disasters can be overwhelming to handle, and if the cleanup isn’t done properly, it can lead to additional repair costs in the future. To avoid additional damages, it’s best to call a team of fire damage restoration experts to handle the repairs. Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration is available 24/7 at 603-641-6555.

When dealing with fire damage, it’s important to consider the many risks that are present after a fire, such as smoke, soot, and water damage. It’s also important to remember to not enter the building unless given permission to do so by an official.

If you do decide to take on the repairs yourself, there are a few things that you can consider attempting without hiring a licensed contractor. The below suggestions may not apply to all fire damage situations.

  • Cut the foul odor with tri-sodium phosphate (TSP) when cleaning walls and structural foundations.

Mix 8 ounces of TSP with 1 gallon of warm water. Submerge sponge in TSP water mix and wipe walls, counters, and any salvageable surface areas with the mixture until soot and smoke odor is thoroughly removed.

  • Use cold water, vanilla extract, and household detergent to remove smoke in clothes.

Smoke odor can be a headache to get rid of. After a fire disaster, you may have clothing items that were affected in the aftermath. To repair damaged clothes, wash items using cold water, household detergent, and a tablespoon of pure vanilla.

  • Be cautious of hazards and eliminate dust particles in the air.

It isn’t safe to inhale dust and debris particles. When repairing your house after a fire, you should take proper precautions to filter the air and wear a protective mask that covers both your nose and mouth to reduce health risks.

  • Wear protective gear like coveralls, face masks, goggles, and heavy soled shoes.

When professionals arrive on the scene to inspect and repair homes after a fire disaster, they wear protective coveralls (PPE suits), goggles, masks, and gloves. This is to prevent direct contact with harmful fumes, skin irritants, or other dangerous materials. When repairing your house after a fire, it’s best to follow safety guidelines and protect yourself from these potential hazards as well. 

Professional Fire Damage Repairs

Repairing a property after a major disaster, such as a fire, can take months to complete, but hiring professionals can help eliminate the stress of repairs, safety, and any additional damages that may arise from sub-par repair jobs. Professional contractors have the tools and experience necessary to handle any situation they come across. 

When doing home repairs yourself, some projects may need professional assistance, this is where a professional team with a long history of excellent quality service can help.

Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration has served the New England community for 30 years. The IICRC-certified team is there to turn your disaster into a thing of the past. From water damage to smoke, soot, and fire damage, no job is too big or too small. They can handle it all. For professional fire damage repairs, call Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services at 603-641-6555.

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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.