As a homeowner, extensive damages are the last thing that you want to think about. However, they should be on your mind! One of the biggest things that you can do to help avoid these damages revolves around understanding how they can come about in the first place. This way, you can enact preventative measures that decrease your chances of having to suffer the consequences! This is especially the case with chimney soot damage, which can take a lot to amend. So, what causes chimney soot damage?...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.