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How Do I Recover from Storm Damage?

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.

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Basement Mold Remediation

Moisture-prone areas and limited sunlight make optimal conditions for mold growth.  These conditions are often seen in basements, where mold can easily grow and thrive in dark corners unnoticed.  Once discovered, it is important that the mold is removed, taking into consideration your health and the spread of the spores through the air during the process.  A company experienced in mold remediation can ensure that this is done properly.

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Rebuilding After Storm Damage

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. 

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Who Is the Best Mold Removal Company?

When hiring a mold removal company, it is critical that you choose a company with experience, the right equipment and proper insurance.  Mold remediation can be a complicated process, depending on the type of mold and extent of its growth.  A mold remediation company, like the mold removal experts at Soil-Away, understands the best way to remove all of the mold and its accompanying spores.  This will ensure that the mold is removed entirely and is not spread to other areas through the removal process.

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Disaster Restoration Contractors

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.

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Water Damage Insurance Claim

Water Damage Insurance Claim

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.

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What Company Repairs Water Damage?

After your home or business is damaged by a flood, you need a company with experience handling this type of disaster.  It is important that the restoration process addresses not only removing the water, but also any underlying moisture problems and high humidity levels.  These problems can lead to mold down the road.  A professional restoration company has the equipment and experience to address the water quickly, reducing the moisture levels back to normal and repairing any resulting damage.

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Who Is the Best Disaster Restoration Company

Who Is the Best Disaster Restoration Company?

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.

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When Should I Call My Insurance Company After a Flood

When Should I Call My Insurance Company After a Flood?

Many homeowners find it hard to think clearly when a flood has affected their property. Anxiety rises and the questions start mounting: Who do I call to clean up the water damage? Will insurance cover the damage? What should I do first? Where water damage is concerned time is truly of the essence.  You should act fast but must do so wisely. Ensure safety for family members and pets. There are many potential hazards such as slip-and-fall, electrocution, and contamination to name a few. After personal safety, address the water source. Stop it to prevent additional damages. The next two calls are to a water damage restoration professional to start the cleanup and to your insurance company to discuss a claim.

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Mold Remediation Specialist

Growing in a home or business, mold is much more than an eyesore or an indication that a good cleaning is needed.  While most types of mold are more of a nuisance, this can be an indicator of a water problem.  Some molds can even be detrimental to a person’s health, particularly when the spores are airborne and breathed in.  Regardless of the type of mold, it is important to fully remove it and cautions must be taken to ensure that the mold spores do not carry through the air to other parts of the property.

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Flood Damage at a Business

A flood can devastate a business, from the extensive structural damage to the loss of sales.  In the event of a flood, whether from a burst pipe or an act of nature, it is important that you evacuate the area and shut off the power immediately.  After identifying and shutting down the source of the flood, you can begin the process of removing the water and assessing the damage to your property and its contents.

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How Do I Clean Up Mold

How Do I Clean Up Mold?

Borax, a white powder that can be found in with laundry detergent is a good option for DIY mold removal.  Mix the borax powder with one gallon of hot water.  You can then apply the mixture to the area, scrubbing until the mold disappears.  The borax does not need to be rinsed off, as the residual will act as a deterrent to keep the mold from reappearing.  Other substances that can treat mold include baking soda, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Make sure areas are properly dried so that residual moisture isn’t left to assist with more microbial growth.

Identifying the Mold

As a homeowner, at some point you will probably have to deal with mold, which typically thrives in warm high-moisture areas such as the bathroom, basement or attic.  Once mold growth has begun in an area, it can grow exponentially so it is important to address the problem immediately.  Mold that has accumulated into big colonies can be harmful to the health of anyone living in the home. 

Properly identifying mold should be done by a professional. Industry experts, such as industrial hygienist, are trained in proper mold testing techniques. They can take both air and surface samples and send them to a lab for results. A report will then be generated to list out the volume and types of mold present. Depending on the testing results, professional mold remediation may be necessary.  Some types of mold are toxic and should be removed by a professional mold remediation team such as Soil-Away.

Wear Protective Gear and Secure the Surrounding Area

Cleaning mold can be tricky business, as the spores can travel through the air contaminating other areas.  The mold spores can also adhere to clothing and other areas, unseen to the naked eye.  Wearing the appropriate clothing and gear (personal protective equipment) can help to prevent this spread, while also protecting you from any harmful effects that can be caused by the mold.  Wear gloves, goggles, respiratory protection and loose clothing during the removal process and be sure to discard or immediately wash these items after.

Containing the workspace is also critical to a successful mold cleanup project. Cross contamination is a big threat during this process. Properly isolating the workspace and using HEPA filtration will drastically manage mold spores migrating to unwanted areas of the property.

By addressing a mold situation immediately, you can ensure that your family and your home are protected.  If you suspect that toxic mold is in your home, you should seek the help of a mold remediation professional.  

Soil-Away is experienced at helping homeowners remove mold from their home safely and effectively.  Contact Soil-Away at 603-641-6555.

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