When a flood has damaged your home or business, time is of the essence. It is important that the contractor you choose responds immediately to begin the restoration process. The company should be certified, carry adequate insurance and have the necessary training and experience to address the situation quickly. An experienced restoration company can help you to navigate the process of filing an insurance claim as well.
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A Bow, NH resident woke up to find that her bathroom had been completely flooded with water. In a fit of panic, she called her insurance company and they recommended that she contact Soil-Away for her water removal services. This was her first major flood and she had no idea what to expect. Due to her retired status, she was on a fixed income and worried about being able to afford the costs. Through the support of Soil-Away and the insurance adjuster, she was assured that not only will her insurance company pay for the cost of service, but the water damage mitigation team will also take care of the situation as quickly as possible so that her life can go back to normal.
Water – when we think of water, we usually think of its soothing qualities; a relaxing bath; dimming the lights, putting on soft music, stepping into a fragrant tub and just letting your body soak in a warm soft blanket of clean water. Many times we picnic near a stream of running water or near a lake; staring into the tranquil blue; or we go for a walk near the ocean, taking in the salty air. Those are some of the upsides of water. What about the destructive nature of water? Like the scenario of a flooded property; one that needs emergency water damage extraction. We must take the good with the bad.
Mold is never something that you want to see in your home. Some varieties can be dangerous to the health of you and your family. The challenge with mold is that it can thrive anywhere that has moisture and a food source. This includes walls, carpets, air ducts and ceiling tiles to name a few. The effects of mold in the home range from allergy problems to more serious respiratory infections.
While it is difficult to eliminate mold entirely the following tips can help to prevent excessive mold growth in your home.
Homeowners tend to worry about damage from a fire to the home more than any other disaster. While a fire can be devastating, a flood comes with its own fair share of damage and lasting clean up concerns. The likelihood that a home will flood at some time, whether from a burst pipe, overflowing bathroom faucet, or storm damage, is much higher than that a fire will strike. Yet many homeowners are unsure of what do when they find water in their home.
As the deep freeze of winter sets in, it is important to keep in mind the dangers of not only water damage but also mold after flooding. It can be easy to write this off as something that happens more in the spring but property damage from water in the winter can be extremely high depending on harshness of weather patterns. Large storms, such as Nor’easters, can dump several feet of snow in New Boston and the surrounding New Hampshire communities. Power outages, ice dams and frozen pipes result in millions of dollars in property damage every year. Many people are unaware of these facts and thus don’t prepare for flooding in the winter. Add mold to the equation, and it is very easy to feel overwhelmed by the situation. This is why it is important to have a plan and a service in mind to call to take care of the problem.
Spring thaw: a term that is no stranger to New Hampshire (NH) residents, but what exactly does it mean? How will it impact your Portsmouth, NH home or business? When should you prepare? According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), spring thaw typically occurs during the early spring months, when increasing temperatures give way to melting snow and ice. Since the ground is still frozen during this time, the melting snow cannot be absorbed into the ground; therefore, runoff from bodies of water (lakes, streams, ponds, etc.) can cause quick flooding and costly damage to structures. Is your home or business prepared for the annual NH spring thaw? If not, you may need to prepare to cleanup after a flood.
Fall projects are well underway for Goffstown, New Hampshire (NH) home owners. This means raking endless piles of leaves, draining the sprinkler system and ensuring all windows and doors are weather-stripped and caulked for the frigid winter weather ahead. While residents are crossing tasks off their fall “to-do” list, one task that may sneak up and cause unexpected damage and costs is basement flooding. If you have to deal with cleaning a flooded basement, know that it can be exhausting and overwhelming. It may not be a task you want to tackle yourself.
Sump pumps are a great item to have in any home or business, as they help keep the structure dry by pumping water away from it. Sump pumps are especially useful during the spring months when melting snow saturates the ground and builds-up around the structure’s foundation. However, while sump pumps are a great commodity to have, they can fail from time to time, so it is essential to learn what common issues may cause sump pump failure, as this may save you time and costly repairs down the road.
Temperatures are slowly beginning to climb above freezing here in Windham, New Hampshire (NH). The endless piles of snow are starting to sluggishly trickle away, which only means one thing: spring is just around corner. With home and business owners getting ready for their spring projects and renovations, it can be a busy and stressful time of year-even more so than cooking for the in-laws during the holidays. The spring months are often characterized by families mapping-out plans for renovating an outdated bathroom or kitchen, or business owners preparing to add some much-needed landscaping to the property. Regardless of the project that keeps you busy during the warmer months, what many people don’t plan for is the need for flood cleaning services.