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Replacing Appliances After a Fire or Flood, Is It Necessary?

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A flood or fire in the home can cause irreparable damage to appliances. Even after the fire is out or the water has been removed, it is possible that the electronic components of the appliances were damaged. High labor and repair costs often make more sense to replace these altogether.

When Returning to Your Home After a Flood, Use Caution with Appliances

After a flood in the home your appliances may have shifted slightly as a result of the water. This can cause the electrical or gas lines to become damaged or out of place. It is a good idea to have a professional look at the appliances before turning them on again. A trained technician can inspect the appliances for internal damage that may go unseen by the homeowner.
Even after the appliance has dried out, turning on the unit can cause the item to short circuit. This can often be caused by some moisture still in the electric components of the appliance. The sudden surge of electricity can even cause physical damage to the homeowner.

Soot Can Leave Lasting Damage for Appliances

The flames may be out and the smoke has dissipated, but the soot left behind can still cause lasting damage to appliances. This burned residue often covers everything in the home after a fire. While the outside of the appliance can be cleaned easily enough, if the soot has entered the electrical components through vents or other openings this will need to be evaluated and addressed by a professional.
When a fire or flood has extensively damaged your home, it is best to err on the side of caution with regard to your appliances. A professional like the restoration team at Soil-Away can identify the damage and the best course of action for you and your family.
If your home experiences a fire or flood, the Soil-Away team can be reached 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.