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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 methods aren’t really recommended, especially for more complicated work. However, there are a few things you can get started doing on your own that could speed things up. And, for water damage, time is of the essence.

A few things to do on your own…

To begin with – safety always comes first. Be sure to:

  • Turn off the electrical power to your home. If your home is surrounded by water, call an electrician. DON’T ENTER YOUR HOME IF IT’S UNDERWATER.
  • Wear protective clothing when doing cleanup. Make sure to wear:
  • Rubber boots
  • Gloves
  • Eye and respirator protection
  • Avoid cross contamination. For example, this can occur when moving items from affected to unaffected areas.

Second step…

Dry out your home:

  • Remove as much standing water as possible
  • If you can safely use power, use fans and dehumidifiers to dry out your home.
  • It may be necessary to call a professional like Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration to make sure your home is completely dry

Next…

Call your insurance company to submit a claim. You want to make sure you’re covered for this type of disaster. Document the values of your belongings with pictures and video.

Cleanup…

This next step may require help from a professional. Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration has the experience and know-how to determine what items can be salvaged. Many items such as:

  • Furniture
  • Contents
  • Flooring
  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • Cabinetry/fixtures

may be unsalvageable and require removal and disposal.

Soil-Away can also clean clothing and soft contents with their Esporta Wash System. They have professional grade cleaners that can sanitize surfaces that otherwise may be a headache to clean. Drying out a home effectively is also a job for Soil-Away. They can determine best how much water is to be removed safely, without damaging the structure of your home. Drywall and flooring may also need to be replaced – requiring their attention. As restoration specialists, they know best. But that’s not where it stops, there’s also a mold concern.

Mold…

Mold can begin to grow within 24-48 hours and to prevent any damage from mold you need Soil-Away. Mold is not only damaging to your home, but can also be a health hazard. As an experienced restoration company – Soil-Away has been helping families for 30 years. They are quick, friendly and professional. They can do the job, and do it right, giving you peace of mind. Soil-Away is an IICRC certified company and can be counted on to do the best job possible. They are available 24/7. Day or night, they are there to make things easier on you. Breathe a sigh of relief, call them at 1-800-293-6319.

Written by E. Aceves

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 –Kittery, Maine residents, be warned! If you come across mold in your home you need to find a mold cleanup contractor – fast.

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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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Mold Removal Company - Londonderry, NH

Mold Removal Company – Londonderry, NH

Mold removal can be a hassle for any Londonderry, New Hampshire business or homeowner. No one likes to deal with it and for good reason. Without the proper tools, an at-home do-it-yourself approach can quickly become a waste of time. You can spend hours scraping and bleaching an affected area to only result in a superb coverup job — you may not be remediating the mold, thus only prolonging the problem. To ensure that you solve the mold problem, and get professional-level cleaning results, call a mold removal company who is trained and experienced at dealing with this type of disaster.

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What to Do When a Burst Water Heater Causes Flood Damage

A burst water heater can cause significant water damage and must be immediately addressed. At Soil-Away we’ve responded to hundreds of flooded basements calls over the years due to failed hot water tanks. This article is designed to help you navigate the initial response to finding water bursting from your hot water tank. The goal is to minimize damages and recover as quickly as possible. If you need help, please call us at 603-641-6555.

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Springs Rains Are Upon Us: Take Steps Now to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

The month of April is notoriously a rainy one.  The benefit of the rain will be seen in the signs of spring that are on their way; green grass, leaves sprouting on the trees and of course beautiful flowers.  But first we need to ensure that we get through the spring rains, part of which means protecting your home from water damage

Taking the following precautions can ensure that your home makes it through the rainy season with no costly water damage.

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Water Damage on the Ceiling – Auburn, NH 03032

Water Damage on the Ceiling – Auburn, NH 03032

After returning home from a long, much needed vacation you open the door to your Auburn, New Hampshire home to unload your luggage. You then spread yourself out on the couch with a cool drink in hand. You take a swallow of the refreshing liquid and lift your head. That’s when you notice it; a large spot on your ceiling. Could it be that you have water damage on the ceiling? Where did it come from? Since you’ve been gone a while, it’s hard to tell whether the moisture intrusion came from a leaking plumbing line or from seepage in the roof. There’s a way to tell. If the water appears fresh, it probably comes from a plumbing leak, if it seems dirty or causes a stain on the roof; it’s a safe bet it’s from a roof leak. Repairing this problem, whether it’s caused by a broken pipe or heavy rain, is crucial to the condition of your home.

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Water Damage Extraction – Bedford, NH

Water Damage Extraction – Bedford, NH

Water – when we think of water, we usually think of its soothing qualities; a relaxing bath; dimming the lights, putting on soft music, stepping into a fragrant tub and just letting your body soak in a warm soft blanket of clean water. Many times we picnic near a stream of running water or near a lake; staring into the tranquil blue; or we go for a walk near the ocean, taking in the salty air. Those are some of the upsides of water. What about the destructive nature of water? Like the scenario of a flooded property; one that needs emergency water damage extraction. We must take the good with the bad.

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