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Putting the Devastation Behind and Rebuilding After a Fire

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A fire can devastate a home or business in a very short time, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.  The damage left behind can feel insurmountable, with first the restoration stage taking place and then rebuilding.  The restoration team can assess the level of damage done to the home, working with the insurance company to determine what the rebuild will entail.  This can be as extensive as gutting areas of the home or business, or the building entirely in the event of a major fire.  After making these assessments and determinations, the rebuild process can begin.

Assess the Building for Structure Damage First

The first key to rebuilding after a fire is to assess the area for any structural damage.  During this stage the property will be inspected for damage including floor joists in the basement and upper level floors, damage to interior load bearing walls, the foundation and basement walls.  A restoration contractor, like the team at Soil-Away, can determine if there is any structural damage to the property, addressing these needs first.

Repairs may be needed to restore the building’s structural integrity, ensuring the safety of everyone involved.  When necessary, this type of structural construction often includes replacing damaged trusses and floor joists, securing interior framework and rebuilding the attic.  Only after this framework has been competed can the more cosmetic features of the rebuild begin.

There Can Be Opportunities During the Rebuild Process

As devastating as a fire can be, emotionally taking a toll on those involved, this can also be an opportunity as you enter the rebuild phase.  After all structural damage has been addressed, the process of rebuilding the rooms of the building can begin.  Similar to a remodel, this can actually be an opportunity to create the ideal area for your needs.  This may be an altered traffic plan, new cabinetry or simply a more modern style.

There is also opportunity during the rebuild process to take preventative measures to deter a fire in the future.  This includes installing hard-wired smoke detectors and a sprinkler system.  Adding these features can give you the peace of mind after a fire to continue to live or work comfortably in the building.

Soil-Away is unique in that we are a restoration company, prepared to respond immediately after a disaster, that also offers rebuild construction services.  Our team can work with you to restore the property precisely to your tastes and needs. 

After a fire or other disaster, contact the Soil-Away team 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.