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Textile and Soft-Contents Cleaning

Textile and Soft-Contents Cleaning

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.

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Fire Restoration Contractors – Candia, NH 03034

Fires can strike your home or business at any time, often leaving behind destruction, fear and distress. If your home or business has experienced a fire, determining what the next steps are can be a wrath of uncertainty, but finding a reputable and professional fire damage cleanup company should not be. Knowing what questions to ask potential fire restoration contractors and how to filter out companies can help eliminate stress and time. Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services has over 25 years of fire damage cleanup experience in Candia, New Hampshire (NH). Crews are prompt and professional throughout the entire remediation process. Soil-Away experts know fire cleanup, so you don’t have to.

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Fire and Water Damage Restoration Professional - Exeter, NH

Working with a Fire and Water Damage Restoration Professional – Exeter, NH

The disaster cleanup and restoration industry has grown to a multi-billion dollar business nationwide. Extreme weather and natural disasters have accelerated this industry’s expansion. Damage restoration firms are popping up left-and-right and it is getting harder for consumers to decipher who to work with and who to trust. Most of the services rendered after a fire or flood end up as insurance claims. As a result some insurance companies try to guide policy holders towards using certain companies or national franchises. As a local policy holder in Exeter, New Hampshire it is vital for you to realize that you can choose your own fire and water damage restoration professional to work with. This article offers some points on how to choose the best disaster restoration contractor for you.

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Home Renovations Equal Dust Problems

Summer is home renovation season. Many homeowners choose to complete projects such as remodeling their kitchen or adding a sun room. These projects increase home value, but can also increase stress. One stress that you need to address with you contractor is that of dust management on their projects. It is inevitable that remodeling generates significant construction dust. This dust can result in physical discomfort or even health issues. Do not allow your contractor to neglect the importance of dust control and cleanup during renovations.

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Clothes Dryer Fire Prevention

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states that clothes dryers account for over 15,000 fires annually. Fires can materialize when lint accumulates in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Dryer lint can hinder the flow of air causing extreme heat conditions resulting in a fire.
According to data compiled by the U.S. Fire Administration, lack of maintenance is the main contributing factor to dryer fires,   Dryer vents congested by lint may cause elevated temperatures sufficient to kindle the lint or nearby combustibles. By practicing these simple safety tips the possibility of having a dryer fire caused can be largely decreased.

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Soot Damage Restoration – Londonderry, NH

The need for smoke and soot damage restoration services was not on the summer “to-do” list for one Londonderry, New Hampshire (NH) couple. Unfortunately a day of grilling turned their summer plans up-side-down. It was a warm Saturday in June. A day which was supposed to be full of friends and fun. Unfortunately a grilling mishap ruined the party. A gas grill was too close to the home. The grill was overloaded when a grease flare up ignited the nearby deck and side of the house. As the fire burned on the exterior of the home, smoke and soot was carried inside the house. The BBQ was over. Soot damage restoration was needed immediately.

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Grilling Fires and Safety Tips

Memorial Day and the summer season are fast approaching. That means it’s time to enjoy the warm weather and start grilling! Before dusting off your grill, it would be wise to revisit some basic safety tips. Home fires and injuries from grilling peak in June and July. This is according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). They also explain that the United States averages nearly 8,600 home fires every year from grilling. Avoid dangerous fire damage when grilling by following the helpful safety tips below.

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Disaster Restoration – Windham, NH

Disaster Restoration – Windham, NH

The Windham, New Hampshire (NH) homeowner was tired of being solicited by disaster restoration companies and public adjusters. Dozens of individuals had been badgering him since the fire at his house just six hours ago. The fire restoration companies all claimed “to help him cleanup after the fire loss the fastest.” The public adjusters all promised “to drastically increase his insurance settlement.” He was tired, confused and frustrated. A chimney fire had just destroyed the inside of his 3,000 square foot custom built home. The last thing he wanted was to be badgered by annoying fire chasers from disaster restoration firms.

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Saving Personal Belongings After House Fire NH

Saving Personal Belongings After House Fire

A house fire can be traumatic and stressful for any homeowner. The logistics of recovering from fire damage can be overwhelming. Discovering that your favorite personal belongings and valuables have been damaged by smoke or soot can push anyone to their wits end. It is important for all homeowners in New Hampshire to realize there is a local partner who can help you recover after a house fire. This brief story outlines how Soil-Away’s contents restoration division helped a family save their valued belongings.

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Fire Damage Cleaning - Exeter, NH

Fire Damage Cleaning – Exeter, NH

It is not a frequent occurrence in New Hampshire, but on occasion a squatter situation can lead to fire damage cleaning needs. This happened at an Exeter property that was foreclosed and vacant. Squatters, who unlawfully occupy an abandoned building, had moved into a once prestigious home. The property was empty for over a year after the owners were foreclosed on. The squatters broke in at some point during its vacancy. Their daily habits, which included illegal drug usage, caused a small fire in the living room. The fire caused smoke damage throughout the property. The damages were discovered by the bank when they inspected the property months later. Soil-Away was called to the Exeter house to perform the fire damage cleaning services.

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Fire Restoration Cleaning - Hampton, NH

Fire Restoration Cleaning – Hampton, NH

Every holiday season, fire damage seems to devastate a local family in the New Hampshire seacoast region. The cause of the fire could be anything from careless placement of a cigarette to a cooking miscue. Regardless of the source, fire damage always seems to affect at least one family during the holidays. An example of this recently occurred in Hampton, NH. A forgotten candle ignited some Christmas decorations causing significant fire and smoke damage to the home. The family had to be temporarily displaced until the fire restoration cleaning process was completed.

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