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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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Tips for Preventing House Fires

Tips for Preventing House Fires: Properly Dispose of Oily Rags After Use

A big, and yet often preventable, cause of fires in the home is oil-soaked rags.  Summer is a great time for home improvement projects, particularly those that need to be done outdoors.  One project that is sometimes taken on by the homeowner is staining a deck, porch or outdoor railing.  The oil-based stain soaks through the rags.  When not properly disposed of or stored, exposure to the heat outdoors and trapped oxygen can cause these oily rags to ignite.

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How Can I Get Rid of Smoke Odor from My Property

How Can I Get Rid of Smoke Odor from My Property?

After a fire, it can be a challenge to remove underlying smoke odors from the carpet, furniture and even walls.  It is important to ventilate the area as much as possible, opening doors and windows.  Fans directed to exhaust the air outdoors will also help to speed up the process.  A deep cleaning of the entire home, including washing the walls, flooring and upholstery will go a long way to removing any lingering smoke odors.

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Smoke Odor Removal

How Do I Remove Smoke Odor?

To remove the odor of smoke, ventilate the home as much as possible.  This includes opening windows and doors and strategically placing large fans to circulate the air.  Baking soda can also be very effective at removing smoke odors.  Place several small bowls filled with baking soda around the room for 24 hours, allowing them to absorb the odors.  You can sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda onto rugs and carpeting.

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Soot Damage repairs Pelham NH

Soot damage repairs – Pelham, NH

Cold weather temperatures are here causing many people to find ways of warming their cold homes. This can sometime lead to an increase in fire damage and the need for fire and soot damage repairs. Space heaters, candles, overloading extension cords are just a few of the causes of these fires. Dirty, or poorly ventilated fireplaces, old or defective furnaces, and unattended stoves are some other culprits. In any case, care must be taken to protect yourself.

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smoke odor removal - hudson, nh

Smoke Odor Removal – Hudson, NH

Smoke odor – no one likes the smell of smoke odor. It’s a thick, choking smell that seems to permeate throughout your home or business. The terrible smell seems to stick in your nostrils wherever you go. The acrid odor of cigarette smoke is bad enough, but on a larger scale, it’s almost unbearable. If your Hudson, NH home has been the victim of a house fire, the smell can get intense. During a fire, smoke travels through minute cracks and crevice’s in your property. It can even seep in through the AC system and air ducts. It can land on, and stick to, furniture, carpets and upholstery. It leaves odor on everything it touches – which can be just about anything. After breathing this pungent smell for a while, you become anxious for clean air. You need to find someone who is good at smoke odor removal. Smoke odor is difficult to remove and is comprised of harmful chemicals so it’s important to get help.

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electrical fire damage cleanup Nashua NH

Electrical Fire Damage Cleanup – Nashua, NH

As you meander within your home in Nashua, NH, your nose catches the slight scent of smoke. Panicked, you run around the house, trying to find where it’s coming from. Then you hear a loud sparking sound. You rush to its source to find the room enveloped in flames. You call the emergency number, and soon enough, the firefighters arrive, extinguish the fire, then depart. In the aftermath, you let out a sigh as you now must contend with, what you observed, the electrical fire damage. The task of electrical fire damage cleanup is a tedious task. Not just damaged or lost property, but also the scar that is left behind in the wake of the fire. Having good insurance coverage will come in handy should a fire occur.

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Emergency Disaster Cleanup - Hudson, NH

Emergency Disaster Cleanup – Hudson, NH

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.

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fire and soot damage cleanup NH

Unknown Dangers of Soot Damage

Dealing with fire and smoke damage is not the foremost thing on your mind, but hundreds of homes across New Hampshire have to deal with this reality every year. Kitchen mishaps, oil furnace puff backs, electrical malfunctions, chimney backups, and pellet stove failures are but a few of the causes of such disasters. Fire damage, whether from forest fires, an accident, or just plain carelessness, is a serious matter.  Once the fire is out, and everyone is safe, there are many matters to contend with; soot damage is not the least of them. For your safety and well-being, it’s important to recognize the unknown dangers of soot damage.

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Cleanup After a Fire - Nashua, NH

Cleanup After a Fire – Nashua, NH

Your Nashua, New Hampshire (NH) business has had a successful year thus far, filled with customer satisfaction and financial growth. You anticipate finishing the year strong, until your business falls victim to an unexpected fire caused by an unattended space heater that was accidentally left on overnight. Fear, confusion and uncertainty ensue, as you ponder over the cleanup process and how to get your business back on track. How did you find yourself in this position? How will you ever cleanup after a fire?

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Professional Soot Clean Up – Salem, NH

Having a fire or flood at your home is a traumatic experience. Many people are caught off guard when their property has been struck by disaster and they do not know where to turn. This brief article serves to educate consumers of potential hazards and solutions when dealing with a fire and soot damage situation. If you should have additional questions or need professional soot clean up services for your Salem, NH property call Soil-Away at 603-641-6555.

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Smoke Damage Cleaning – Merrimack, NH

Smoke Damage Cleaning – Merrimack, NH

Soot and smoke damage cleaning is a challenging process for any Merrimack, New Hampshire (NH) homeowner to experience. After a fire, soot settles in every nook-and-cranny and smoke odor permeates the entire property. This is why homeowners should not handle their own fire damage cleanup needs and are advised to leave the restoration process to the experts. Soot damage cleaning companies specialize at thoroughly restoring fire damaged properties. It involves detailed cleaning and deodorization so that soot particles and smoke odors are fully removed. This case study of a Merrimack smoke damage cleaning job is an example of a homeowner who called Soil-Away after their fire and did not regret it.

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