A storm can devastate a business or home, causing not only exterior damage but structural problems as well. The first steps after a storm has damaged your property is to document the damage and file a claim with your insurance company. After the insurance company has had a chance to see and assess the damage, you will have a better understanding of what the rebuilding process will entail.
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.
Water can cause extensive damage to a home or business, from needing to replace the floor and drywall to potential mold problems down the road. It is important that after a flood you file a water damage claim with your insurance company. The insurance company can assess the damage, offering compensation to make the necessary repairs to restore the property to its pre-flood state.
A flood can cause significant damage to a home or business. The proper restoration can be costly, but necessary to remove bacteria and prevent future mold growth. In many cases, homeowner’s insurance will cover the cost of these repairs. This is typically true if the flood is caused by a plumbing problem, storm damage or sewage backup. However, if the damage is the result of lack of proper maintenance and neglect over an extended period of time many insurance companies will not cover the repair...
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.
Clothing and other soft contents, such as stuffed animals, can be cleaned after a fire’s smoke and soot have damaged them. Using patented technology, the Esporta iS4000 Wash System is able to not only remove any debris and odors, but it can also sanitize the items. This process ensures that soft contents are safe to be on your body after a fire, removing the underlying bacteria and grime.
In the event of a sewage backup in your home or business, it is important to evacuate all people and pets from the area. Personal safety has to be prioritized if contaminated water is leaking into your property. Sewage backups often come with copious amounts of bacteria that can be harmful if not cleaned up properly, so it is important to contact a restoration professional for help in the event of a major spill.
A Londonderry mom was distraught to wake up and find contaminated black water in her home. Her sewage line broke, and she knew that her family was in immediate danger. She quickly evacuated her family to a safe location until the damage was repaired. After researching a few restoration companies in the area, she hired Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services. She gave them a call and scheduled a time for an emergency sewer damage restoration cleanup. The crew quickly arrived on the scene in...
When a flood has affected your home or business, immediately find the source of the water and shut this down. If there is standing water, prioritize safety to avoid hazards such as slip-and-fall and electric shock. A wet-shop vacuum or water pump can remove the standing water, and should be done immediately. You can then ventilate the area, running dehumidifiers to start removing the excessive underlying moisture.
Identify Salvageable Items and Toss the Rest
The source of the water...
“Help! I need water damage cleanup
immediately!” This is what a Salem, New Hampshire woman yelled to her friend
over the phone. She knew that her friend would know exactly what to do. She
suffered a water loss recently and recovered quickly with a positive attitude
about her experience, so she called to get a referral from someone she trusted.
After hearing the details about the situation, her friend
recommended Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services for help. The homeowner
rain in Hollis, NH, left a farm in need of a water damage cleanup company. Upon inspection of the property, the owners
of the farm realized massive ground water flooding was damaging the inside of
their barns and farmhouse. Because there
was so much flooding in their yard, many crops were ruined. The property owners
were dealing with damage to both their terrain and buildings.
Routine Maintenance Limits the Need for a Water Damage Cleanup Company
There is no way to...
A laundromat in Portland, ME had a washing machine that
overflowed, leaving a large puddle of water on the newly installed wood floors. When one of the workers saw it had overflowed,
they quickly turned the appliance off.
But damage had been done. The floors
were now flooded,
and the owners of the laundromat realized that they needed an emergency water
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.