Fires can happen at any time. Most house fires start in the kitchen. Preparing a meal takes concentration. Steps include the following: gathering all the ingredients, preparing all the measurements and assembling all the pots and pans. This takes up much of your attention but you must also focus on keeping an eye on what you’re cooking and being careful not to leave it unattended. It is easy to get distracted. You check your phone and all of a sudden grease splashes onto the burner and begins to spread. After a bit of a struggle, you manage to put it out. Luckily no one was hurt, however your dinner was ruined and you’re stuck having to deal with kitchen fire cleanup.
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It’s that time of year! Winter – the time for sledding and building snowmen: Time for thawing out by the fireplace with a hot cup of tea or cocoa with marshmallows. Cozy, right? Before you get too comfortable, let’s think about something else that commonly happens in the winter – burst pipe water damage. This is certainly something the residents of Bedford, NH need to be aware of. Any extended period of time where temperatures plummet below freezing poses a burst pipe water damage threat. There are things we can do to prevent such disasters or prepare ourselves ahead of time. First we need to know the causes of pipe bursts before we can prevent them.
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.
The winter season is coming to a close here in New Hampshire (NH), which means that home renovations, lawn maintenance and landscaping projects are just around the corner. If you’re anything like me, you have been planning your springtime home projects for months, and determining what remodel and landscaping ventures you plan to tackle as soon as the temperatures hit above freezing. While home renovations and do-it-yourself projects are often on the top of the “must-do” list during the spring months, what many people may not realize is that they may unexpectedly run into mold and mildew problems. Since the colder Windham, NH months are peak season for water damage, remnants of winter may still pop-up during these springtime ventures. For example, did you know that mold can form in your basement during the winter when moisture is high and ventilation is low? These types of fungi can also form on window seals, inside of crawlspaces and in attics. Make sure to have the mold and mildew specialists at Soil-Away on speed dial!
The winter months here in New England bring more than just frigid temperatures and heating bills; it is also a time filled with travelling, cooking holiday meals and spending time with in-laws that may make you cringe when they aren’t looking. Since the winter months are often a busy time of year, home repairs and routine maintenance are often placed on the backburner, such as garbage disposal upkeep.