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...
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
A house in Portland, ME has fire and smoke damage
after a large fire started from an air conditioner malfunction.
The fire occurred while the family was asleep. The smoke detectors inside the house were not
working properly, so the fire was able to spread throughout much of the house
unheard. Thankfully, the family woke up
when they smelled the smoke. Quickly,
they rushed their pets outside and called for help. If they were minutes later, they could have been
The needs for mold removal and remediation
services in commercial buildings is common in Portland, ME. Severe winters,
coastal storms and older buildings all combine for challenges in building
maintenance. Water infiltration that goes undetected for periods of time can
lead to microbial growth and unhealthy working conditions. This case study is a
sample of an every-day occurrence.
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.