You enter the attic in your Bedford, NH home and turn on the lights. While you try to look for an item, something catches your eye. You can’t pull your gaze and decide to have a look at it. The black specks, up close, alerts you to the presence of mold in the attic. There are various colors of mold in the attic: White, blue-green, gray, and black. While black mold is commonly labeled as toxic, it mostly indicated poor air quality. Mold remediation in the attic can easily be done. Before that, however, there are a few things to note.
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Has a fire or flood damaged your property? Do you have a mold infestation or biohazard emergency? Call the emergency disaster cleanup experts at Soil-Away – 603-641-6555. Soil-Away has been serving the greater Hudson, NH area since 1990 and is family owned and operated. Here is a quick story of how we recently helped a Hudson homeowner recover from fire damage.
A Concord, New Hampshire resident came home to find that his house had undergone fire and smoke damage to much of the garage. While he was away on a business trip, his wife and children decided to host a fish- fry party for their friends and family. Little did they know, their day-time fun outing will turn into a disaster. While left unattended, the oil that was used in the fryer had begun to spill over and soon after the initial spark was lighted, the entire garage was burned to a crisp. It was inevitable that fire damage repairs were needed.
It was a bitter cold winter and the residents of a New Hampshire senior living facility were having a tough time. On a cold, overcast day Martin, the manager of the establishment, ventured through the facility to check on his residents. Everyone seemed to be fine. The gas and electricity were running well and the rooms in the facility were warm and comfortable. As he inspected the basement, however, Martin noticed the gurgling sound of water. After going down a few steps, he saw that water had made its way into the building. His mind immediately went to worst-case-scenario: Had they just suffered water damage from a burst pipe?
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.
A landlord heads down to his basement to find that there are small pools of water under a dripping pipe. The damage is minor from what it appears. The landlord dries the wet areas with a fan and checks the pipes for a possible leakage. He patches up the areas on the pipe where dripping occurs without noticing any major issues. The landlord is uncertain if he truly has a leakage and believes a “quick fix” is all that is needed to fix the pipe and water damage.
With the winter months quickly approaching, Londonderry, New Hampshire (NH) residents are preparing for the chilly temperatures by draining sprinkler systems and hoses, storing away lawn decorations and prepping heating systems for their upcoming use. To keep warm during the winter months, many NH residents have woodstoves in their homes that are equipped with cords of wood to help maintain a steady indoor temperature. Although woodstoves are a great way to heat a home, did you know that they can produce a messy soot-build up that can damage nearby furniture and personal items? Winters in NH can be overwhelming. Firing up the woodstove for the season shouldn’t be. Don’t let removing soot damage become a problem for you this winter.
Summer is officially upon us here in New Hampshire (NH), which means gearing-up for weekend picnics, roasting s’mores by the campfire and dusting off the grill for some weekend barbecues. Aside from all the weekend gatherings and beach visits, the summer months in NH also brings warmer weather and, you guessed it, the need for an air conditioner. With temperatures climbing into the 90’s on some days, performing routine tasks can be difficult and seemingly impossible without the relief of an air conditioner. Once you dig out the portable air conditioner from storage, dust off the spiders and place it in the desired location, you notice the unit is leaking and causing unsightly water damage. What do you do next?
It’s that time of year here in New Hampshire (NH), when home and business owners are gearing up for cleanup projects, remodels and landscaping ventures. Remodeling your home’s kitchen, building a new walkway for your business or cleaning out 10 years’ worth of holiday ornaments from your home’s attic, are just a few of the ways that NH residents are closing-up the remnants of winter and heading into the warmer months. However, while making your way to the nearest home improvement store every other weekend may be on your “to-do” list, uncovering hidden mold in your home or business may not be. Oftentimes, home improvement projects uncover mold that was hiding behind appliances, underneath flooring and on ceilings. Discovering mold can lead to costly repairs and time-consuming searches for the best mold cleaning company. Let Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services take the guesswork out of finding a reliable and professional mold removal company, so you can get back to checking off that “to-do” list.
The sky begins to darken and the wind slowly increases in intensity, and you know that a storm is rapidly approaching. Summer storms are a common occurrence in Merrimack, New Hampshire (NH) during the warmer months. While these pop-up storms usually come and go quickly, the damage they leave behind may last much longer. Water damage is among one of the disasters that results from summer storms, and the evidence is often commonly found in garages, attics and basements. Is your home or business prepared for when the next storm strikes this summer? Do you know what type of flood water removal services to contact, and what questions to ask them? If not, contact the water mitigation experts at Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services, who specialize in storm water damage cleanup. Soil-Away will bring your home or business back to being water damage free.