Living in New Hampshire (NH), residents are exposed to a multitude of weather events, such as hail, lightning storms and droughts. It is essential to know what precautions you and your family can take to prevent costly damages from these types of storms. It is also wise to prepare for which service company to contact in the event of needing fire damage cleanup services. Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services has over 25 years of fire damage restoration experience and can assist in the cleanup process if your home or business suffers from an unexpected fire.

What type of storm and nature damage can Soil-Away help with?

Lightning strikes

– According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded to over 22,000 lightning strike fires during 2007-2011. While thunder and lightning storms are common in NH during the summer months, it is essential to know how to keep you and your family protected. For example, residents should seek shelter in a building or closed-top vehicle if a thunderstorm strikes, and to avoid using electronics during a storm. If your home or business does experience a lightning strike, resulting in a fire, the fire cleanup experts at Soil-Away can promptly assist in the property damage restoration process.

Power surges

– Power surges can occur for numerous reasons, such as a lightning storm or heavy snow storm. Power surges typically occur very quickly. The results can be long-lasting and include costly damages such as the need to rewire the structure or replace appliances. In some cases even a fire may occur. To assist in preventing some of the damages a power surge can cause, it is recommended to unplug non-essential appliances and other devices when a thunderstorm is approaching. It is also advised to install a surge protector wherever appropriate. Soil-Away’s emergency response team is available 24/7, in the event your home or business experiences a fire from a power surge.

Forest fires

Forest fires are a devastating disaster that can claim hundreds of acres of land, wildlife and buildings in a short amount of time. According to the Division of Forests and Land, there were about 90 reported U.S. wildfires in 2015, resulting in over 85 acres of land being destroyed. With many portions of NH being rural, it is important to learn the risks associated with forest fires and the precautions you can take to ensure you and your family are safe. In the tragic event that your home or business does fall victim to a forest fire, the experts at Soil-Away can assist in the cleanup process, including the restoration of personal items.

Droughts

– Droughts can occur in any location; however, NH has experienced their fair share of droughts in recent years. A drought occurs when there is not enough rainfall to keep water sources full and operating correctly, which can result in wells drying up, water-use restrictions and wildfires. Soil-Away fire damage restoration experts know how droughts impact NH residents, so if your home or business experiences a fire from a drought, contact the fire cleanup professionals to get your home or business back to normal.

If you are experiencing fire damage resulting from a storm or nature event, contact the fire and smoke damage cleanup experts today at
603-641-6555!

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