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Washing Machine Maintenance Tips

Washing machines often need their own maintenance and cleaning.  There are some simple things that you can do that can make a huge difference in reducing wear and tear on your washer.  After all, washing machines are a big investment – and are very expensive.  You want to ensure you take good care of them so they can last a long time. Washing machines need to be cleaned every once in a while, which can help with smell, mold, and even mildew.   Washing Machine To-Do List When it comes...

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A closeup of a snowy roof and gutter system with a large ice damn hanging off the side of the roof.

How To Prevent Ice Dams

We may only be a short while into fall, but don’t get complacent; winter is already on its way! Every season brings a new host of problems that your home could potentially face, and the upcoming season is no exception. However, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent these problems from occurring! Ice dams are a significant wintertime issue that could cost a lot to repair if you aren’t prepared for them. We’ll show you how to prevent ice dams before they start forming to save you the...

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A corner of a window with a small puddle of water leaking from it.

How To Deal With Leaky Windows

Your home’s windows can provide your home with a variety of different benefits. They can act as insulators that help control the temperature, drown out the hustle and bustle of the outside world, and protect your home from harsh weather conditions and pests. However, just because they provide benefits doesn’t mean that they aren’t foolproof. Leaky windows are a common problem to have around the storm season, and the water damage can exponentially increase if nothing is done about them. We show...

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Maintenance Checklist For the Fall Season

As the summer months start to draw to a close, the crisp air and multicolored leaves of fall draw ever closer. It’s also a time when you should start to plan ahead when it comes to home maintenance. As pretty of a season as fall can be, it has the potential to cause a lot of problems for your home if you aren’t careful. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t plan ahead! It’s important to have a checklist of things to do during the season. We break down the most important tasks to add to the...

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A bathtub with the faucet still running. The water level is just about full, meaning that overflowing is about to begin.

What To Do If Your Bathtub Is Overflowing

While you should always do your best to prevent disasters in your home, that doesn’t mean that they’ll be impossible to stop. Sometimes, problems with your home can arise without you even noticing! These types of disasters can lead to massive damage throughout the home if you don’t act quickly. This is especially true when it comes to water damage! Having your bathtub overflow is never a problem you want, but it’s an issue that has the potential to arise without your knowledge. If you’ve found...

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How To Prepare Your Home For Storm Season

There is nothing more important than the people you love when it comes to an emergency. All the materialistic things can be replaced with time. When you and your loved ones find yourself in an emergency situation, safety is the priority. Here are tips to keep your family and your home safe during a storm. Be Prepared If you have become aware that a storm is heading your way, it is best to have a plan set in place. Food and water should be a priority. There should be a stock of enough food...

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A woman puts her hand on her head as she gazes up at the corner of the wall in front of her. You can see mold growing from the ceiling and wall in front of her.

Preventing Mold Growth After Water Damage And Flooding

Any moisture that enters your home is never a good time. Water damage can lead to mold, mildew, and even structural damage. This is especially paramount if you live in a location that experiences all four seasons. Mold needs four things to grow.   MoistureFood (starch or sugar)Temperature (Usually between 41-104 degrees)Oxygen Steps to Preventing Mold Whether moisture came from a recent storm that left you flooded or a leaking pipe, it will have the necessary elements to grow mold if...

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A closeup of a burst copper pipe with lots of water leaking out of the hole. This is one of the leading causes of home water damage.

A Guide to the Water Damage Restoration Process

Most often, homeowners are not thinking of water damage until they experience it themselves. Water damage of any kind anywhere in your home can be extremely daunting, especially if you are unfamiliar with what to do. It is crucial that all homeowners have a sense of what to do in case of a water damage emergency in order to keep themselves and their homes safe.  Follow along for tips and guidance through the water damage restoration process from the restoration experts at Soil-Away! Step...

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What do I do after water damage?

If water damage has ravaged your home, you need to know what to do: extract water quickly; dry out your home, but most importantly you should call a professional restoration contractor. Water can be very damaging to your home and you need to act quickly in order to reverse the misfortune. While there are some things you can do on your own; calling a restoration specialist is very important. After inspecting the damage, they will know, better than anyone, what needs to be done. Do-it-yourself...

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Mold Cleanup — Saco, Maine

Mold Cleanup — Saco, Maine

A Saco, Maine resident was devastated when she was told that her bookstore was contaiminated with mold. She could not have customers and workers in a potentially dangerous environment. Mold might get someone sick, not to mention the structural damage to her store. Professional mold cleanup and remediation services were in order.

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Mold Cleanup Contractor – Kittery, Maine

Mold Cleanup Contractor – Kittery, Maine

Winter is approaching in Kittery, ME! You’ve been slogging through your fall cleanup list! You head to the basement where you store seasonal items. As the basement door opens a sour, musty smell strikes you. What is the source of the odor? You notice dark, slimy stains on the lower wall. Searching your mind for a cause, you remember an exceptionally rainy day sometime back. Mold grows in moist areas. Heavy rainfall and a foundation leak could definitely be the cause.  It can affect any area...

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Fire Damage Restoration Contractor – Kittery, Maine

Fire Damage Restoration Contractor – Kittery, Maine

Fire – just the word itself makes your heart race and sends your body into panic mode. It’s a situation no one wants to have to endure. But fires can be unpredictable. They can occur at any moment. You leave the stove unattended; a spark from your barbecue pit lands on foliage; anything can happen. In an instant your world can be turned up-side-down with extensive property damage and the need for a fire damage restoration contractor to bring your Kittery, Maine property back to life.

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