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Textile and Soft-Contents Cleaning

Textile and Soft-Contents Cleaning

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.

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Can My Clothes Be Cleaned After a Fire?

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.

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Fire damage cleanup – Old Orchard Beach, ME

Fire damage cleanup – Old Orchard Beach, ME

Fires are highly unpredictable. No matter how safe you think you are from a fire, you are never completely immune. Old Orchard Beach residents – take heed. Fires can ignite from the smallest spark. They can cause extensive damage to your home or business. Worst case scenario, fires can cause serious personal harm. After a fire, there are many things you must deal with. Hiring a professional fire damage cleanup company should be a priority in your recovery process.

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Smoke Odor Removal Service - Eliot, ME

Smoke Odor Removal Service – Eliot, ME

An avid antique collector in Eliot, ME experienced a devastating fire that wiped out many belongings in her home.  The fire crew acted quickly to extinguish the fire and salvage several of the collectibles, though they could not save them all.  Devastated, the woman knew that many of the collectibles may never be the same, as several have been affected by the lingering smell of smoke.  The homeowner sought a smoke odor removal service to extinguish the smell of smoke in her home, antiques, and furniture.

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Fire Damage Cleanup and Repairs - Bow, NH

Fire Damage Cleanup and Repairs – Bow, NH

It was the beginning of Thanksgiving weekend, when a Bow, New Hampshire resident decided to fry a turkey for the holidays. Little did he know that frying a turkey could be dangerous if done improperly. Within minutes, the kitchen was ablaze and a fire rescue team was called to put out the fire. After the fire was extinguished, the home was boarded up for security, and the cleaning and restoration crew arrived to inspect the damage to the structure and remove any soft-materials for fire damage cleanup and repairs. Because the kitchen was the most damaged part of the home, the crew prioritized most of their time removing cabinetry, the affected drywall behind the stove and the charred kitchen floors.

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Auburn, NH Family Learns How to Prevent Future Fires in Their Home

Fires can leave a trail of devastation for homeowners, not only with the damage to the home itself but the family’s belongings. While insurance can go a long way to making the homeowner whole again, it can be difficult overcoming the emotional hurdles of losing those sentimental items. As an Auburn, NH family learned after a small fire in their home, it is well worth the effort for every homeowner to take some necessary precautions to prevent house fires.

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Smoke Odor Removal – Concord, NH

Smoke Odor Removal – Concord, NH

We’ve all dealt with the choking smell of smoke odor. Poker night went a little overtime. You had a small kitchen fire while cooking the Christmas turkey. Your furnace had a slight malfunction, or Lord forbid, an electrical fire ransacked your home. Perhaps you were in the path of a wildfire. Regardless of the cause, the outcomes are all the same; loss, awe, and the stubborn smell of smoke. There can be several sources of noxious smoke odor, but Concord, New Hampshire (NH) residents know to call only one company for smoke odor removal services. That company is Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration (603-641-6555).

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Removing Smoke Odor – Manchester, NH

Removing Smoke Odor – Manchester, NH

Smoke odor can be irritating and noxious. When a structure has been affected by smoke damage the property owner should handle the situation with a sense of urgency. Leaving damages unmitigated can lead to further negative consequences such as reduced property value and unhealthy occupancy conditions. Removing smoke odor is a challenged and is not typically a DIY project. To maximize potential for successful odor remediation, consider hiring a property damage restoration expert, such as Soil-Away. Do not distress if your Manchester, New Hampshire (NH) property has been struck by fire or smoke damage. Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services is your solution!

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Haven't Cleaned Your Dryer Vent in a While? Here's Why You Are Putting Your Home at Risk for a Fire

Dryers are one of those appliances in your home where you “set it and forget it.” You throw your freshly washed clothes into the dryer from the washing machine, set the timer and then forget about it until the timer goes off 50 or 60 minutes later. However, did you know that by “setting and forgetting” about the clothes in your dryer, you could be putting your home at risk for a fire? According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), there are over 16,000 reported home fires each year resulting from a clothes dryer, with dust, lint or fiber igniting first in just under 30% dryer fires. So, before you toss your laundry into the dryer without cleaning the vent first or leaving the house to run errands while the dryer is running, there are a few tips to keep in mind to help prevent an unexpected fire.

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How to Prevent a Christmas Tree Fire from Setting Your Holidays up in Flames-Part II

The holiday season is upon us once again, and it seems like just yesterday that we were barbecuing in the back yard for Memorial Day and watching fireworks on the 4th of July. Now, it’s time to pull out the artificial Christmas tree from underneath the stairs in the basement, and prepare for coming face-to-face with the in-laws once again, as they make comments on how dry the ham is or why your children are not in matching sweaters. However, while many people decorate their homes with artificial Christmas trees, over 30 million people will go out and purchase a real one.

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How to Prevent a Christmas Tree Fire from Setting Your Holidays up in Flames-Part I

How to Prevent a Christmas Tree Fire from Setting Your Holidays up in Flames-Part I

The holiday season has crept upon us once again, and it’s now that time of year when holiday decorations liter every department store before Halloween, and Christmas cards flood our mailboxes from family members we so gratefully see but once a year. If you’re anything like me, preparing for the holiday season consists of digging out the artificial, pre-lit Christmas tree from the basement cobwebs, with an array of half-broken ornaments that you hope the cat doesn’t think are his again. However, while many people decorate their homes with an artificial Christmas tree for the holiday season, roughly 30 million people will purchase a real one.

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Fire Restoration Services – Manchester, NH

Home Heat Sources that Can Result in Fire and Soot Damage

The temperatures outside, while not quite freezing yet, are starting to drop dramatically and homeowners are switching on the heat to combat these temperatures. With the price of fuel today many also begin to seek alternative sources to supplement their home’s heating system during these winter months. These types of alternative heat sources may also come with serious fire risks that you should be aware of if not taking the proper precautions.

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