Your home’s appliances are essential to your everyday life. They help you to accomplish far more tasks than you realize, from cooking your meals to keeping your clothing clean and everything in between! However, like most things in life, appliances aren’t perfect. They have the potential to break down and malfunction over time, which could potentially lead to costly damages that you’ll need to repair. The best way to avoid these types of damages is to learn what causes appliances to malfunction...
Costly disasters have a funny way of showing up. One of the biggest causes of fire damage is something that most people do every day: cooking! If you aren’t careful, you could end up giving yourself plenty of damage costs to deal with. The best way to stop cooking fires from happening is to take preventative measures to make sure that they don’t occur. But, what are the best things that you can do to help stop this issue from arising? We give you our best tips for preventing cooking fires below!
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.
Kitchen damage after a fire can be extensive, from the appliances to the cabinetry and walls. Many fires that start in the kitchen, even when contained, produce a lot of smoke. The smoke can damage the electrical panels of your appliances. This type of damage can go unseen, noticed by the homeowner only when the appliance begins to malfunction. A professional restoration company, like Soil-Away, can identify all of the needed repairs after a kitchen fire.
Who are you Letting in Your Commercial Property?
When a disaster has impacted your business, it is important that you hire a disaster restoration team that you can trust. This crew will inevitably be working in your commercial property when the building is empty or near empty of employees. It is critical that the restoration crew that you allow access to your property be someone that you trust, not only from a security standpoint but also to do the job properly unsupervised.
After a fire in your home, it is important that you hire a restoration team that can assess the damage. These damages often go beyond what a quick, visual inspection can offer. A fire can wreak havoc on the structure of the building, roof, HVAC system and even the plumbing. A company that is experienced in dealing with these unique challenges that the aftermath of a fire can present is the best team to help repair the home.
If a fire or flood causes damage to your home or business, you need a disaster restoration company with experience evaluating and repairing the damage. A proven track record, with years if not decades of experience will ensure that the restoration company can effectively help with the situation. It is also important that the restoration business that you choose is fully insured.
One challenge after a disaster in the home has always been getting textiles and soft contents cleaned. Beyond removing the damage on the outside of the item, if not properly sanitized bacteria can grow leading to health concerns. This sanitization process is particularly important because these soft content items and textiles are often those that we hold closest to our body, from clothing to blankets and stuffed toys.
A big, and yet often preventable, cause of fires in the home is oil-soaked rags. Summer is a great time for home improvement projects, particularly those that need to be done outdoors. One project that is sometimes taken on by the homeowner is staining a deck, porch or outdoor railing. The oil-based stain soaks through the rags. When not properly disposed of or stored, exposure to the heat outdoors and trapped oxygen can cause these oily rags to ignite.
After a fire, it can be a challenge to remove underlying smoke odors from the carpet, furniture and even walls. It is important to ventilate the area as much as possible, opening doors and windows. Fans directed to exhaust the air outdoors will also help to speed up the process. A deep cleaning of the entire home, including washing the walls, flooring and upholstery will go a long way to removing any lingering smoke odors.
Managing commercial properties during the COVID-19 crisis is a challenge. Buildings from schools to offices to churches currently sit empty. A vacant property is vulnerable to theft, vandalism and property damage. The challenge with a vacant building is that any damage can go overlooked for an extended period of time. All commercial building managers must take extra precautions to protect their real estate assets. Thinking of things such as security, inspection processes, utility management and...
To remove the odor of smoke, ventilate the home as much as possible. This includes opening windows and doors and strategically placing large fans to circulate the air. Baking soda can also be very effective at removing smoke odors. Place several small bowls filled with baking soda around the room for 24 hours, allowing them to absorb the odors. You can sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda onto rugs and carpeting.
Soil-Away is a full service disaster restoration contractor. Our team specializes in 24/7 emergency response for fire, smoke, water, flood, mold and biohazard damage to your property. Soil-Away is based in New Hampshire and has been serving commercial and residential clients throughout New England since 1990.