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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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.
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.
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.
The heat and high humidity levels of summer can lead to unsettled weather, resulting in short but often intense summer storms. It isn’t unusual for these storms to come on very suddenly and unexpected. These powerful summer storms can lead to property damage, from roof shingles to falling trees and flooded basements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depending on the size of the leak, the signs of ceiling water damage can vary greatly, from a wet, dripping ceiling to a small stain. Regardless of the size, the leak should be addressed immediately to prevent further damage and potential mold growth.