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How Do I Recover from Storm Damage?

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It isn’t unusual for a winter storm to cause significant damage to your home or business.  Being proactive to act quickly can go a long way to minimizing the damage.  In many cases, particularly when flooding is involved, fast action can make a big difference.   A professional restoration and rebuild company, like Soil-Away, can help to make the recovery process as painless and quick as possible.  This can go a long way to allowing you to once again resume everyday life.

During a Storm, Be on the Lookout for Damage

Storms, with excessive rain, snow and ice and accompanying high winds can quickly leave a trail of damage behind.  Throughout the storm you should continuously assess the property to check for damage.  One of the areas of concern that you should check is the roof, looking for any missing or loose shingles.  You should also check the basement and entryways for flooding.  Damage to gutters and downspouts are also quite common after storm damage.

If you find water entering the home through a door or the foundation or a leaking roof, do your best to stop the flow of water immediately. This may include sandbagging the area where water is entering the building or placing out buckets to prevent a roof leak from damaging the area.  Once the storm has passed, be sure to give your property a thorough inspection to make sure there is no additional damage. 

Assessing the Damage and Contacting Your Insurance Company

After the storm has passed, you can more carefully and thoroughly check for damage.  If your property has been damaged by the storm, be sure to contact your insurance company to begin the process of filing a claim for your property.  It is wise to start documenting the damage with photographs on your own. 

Many times, the insurance company will send an adjuster to determine the extent of the damage and determine the cost to repair the property.  Once you get the go-ahead from the insurance company, you can begin the process of making repairs.  A restoration company, skilled in repairing storm damage, can help to put your property back together. 

Soil-Away has been helping countless property owners after winter storms, making the repairs needed to recover.  Contact Soil-Away at 603-641-6555 if your property is damaged by a natural disaster.

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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.