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Flood Damage Repairs - Kennebunkport, ME

What Company Repairs Water Damage?

After your home or business is damaged by a flood, you need a company with experience handling this type of disaster.  It is important that the restoration process addresses not only removing the water, but also any underlying moisture problems and high humidity levels.  These problems can lead to mold down the road.  A professional restoration company has the equipment and experience to address the water quickly, reducing the moisture levels back to normal and repairing any resulting damage.

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Who Is the Best Disaster Restoration Company

Who Is the Best Disaster Restoration Company?

If a fire or flood causes damage to your home or business, you need a disaster restoration company with experience evaluating and repairing the damage.  A proven track record, with years if not decades of experience will ensure that the restoration company can effectively help with the situation.  It is also important that the restoration business that you choose is fully insured.

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When Should I Call My Insurance Company After a Flood

When Should I Call My Insurance Company After a Flood?

Many homeowners find it hard to think clearly when a flood has affected their property. Anxiety rises and the questions start mounting: Who do I call to clean up the water damage? Will insurance cover the damage? What should I do first? Where water damage is concerned time is truly of the essence.  You should act fast but must do so wisely. Ensure safety for family members and pets. There are many potential hazards such as slip-and-fall, electrocution, and contamination to name a few. After personal safety, address the water source. Stop it to prevent additional damages. The next two calls are to a water damage restoration professional to start the cleanup and to your insurance company to discuss a claim.

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Flood Damage at a Business

A flood can devastate a business, from the extensive structural damage to the loss of sales.  In the event of a flood, whether from a burst pipe or an act of nature, it is important that you evacuate the area and shut off the power immediately.  After identifying and shutting down the source of the flood, you can begin the process of removing the water and assessing the damage to your property and its contents.

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Water Damage Restoration from Frozen Pipe Burst - Concord, NH

Water Extraction After a Flood

After a flood it is critical that you remove any standing water as quickly as possible to prevent additional damage and mold growth.  When time is of the essence, a professional restoration team can bring in industrial equipment to remove any standing water.  Industrial dehumidifiers can dry out the area further, eliminating underlying moisture that can create a breeding ground for mold.

Remove Standing Water Quickly

Any standing water should be immediately removed after a flood.  This may involve employing a shop-vac or a pump to suck up the water.  You can also do this with old-fashioned buckets, but this is not as effective or expeditious.  To effectively remove all of the water, the furniture and other items need to be removed from the area.  Items that have come into contact with the water will need to be set out to dry or thrown away.  In many cases, the flooring will also need to be taken up, particularly in the case of carpeting, in order to remove all of the excess moisture and allow the room to dry out.

Drying Out the Area

Once the standing water has been removed, the moisture levels will still be extremely high.  Flooring, drywall and even woodwork can quickly absorb moisture after a flood.  These high humidity levels can lead to big problems with mold growth.  It is important to dry the area as efficiently as possible.  For this step, ventilation is key.  Open any doors and windows to allow the air to circulate.  Dehumidifiers can go a long way to speeding up the process, particularly industrial sized units that are best suited for a flooded area.

Any time there is excessive water in your home or business, you need to act quickly to remove the standing water and get moisture levels back under control.  A professional restoration team like Soil-Away can make sure this is done quickly and efficiently, minimizing any further water damage that could result.

If a flood has affected your home or business, contact Soil-Away at 603-641-6555.

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Emergency Water Damage Mitigation – Derry, NH

Ahh – spring weather in Derry NH; it can please us and surprise us all in one season. It teases and tantalizes us with its warm weather and soft breezes. But in the blink of an eye, it can change to drastic disastrous weather. Before you know it’s bringing down torrential rains, floods and terrible storms; leaving your home under water. Now you need emergency water damage mitigation services for your Derry, NH home. Time to turn to Soil-Away to cleanup the mess.

Common sources of flood damage

While storms do their part in leaving your home waterlogged, they aren’t the only way water damage can make its way into your home. Water damage can also come by way of burst pipes, clogged gutters, disconnected hoses and leaky roofs. There are many more ways water can be a thorn in your side. Whatever the case may be, your home is now in need of help. While natural disasters cannot be helped, there are some ways to control and prevent water damage. The more proactive you are to prevent water damage, the less likely you end up needing emergency water damage mitigation services.

Ways to help prevent water damage to your property

Strange word –mitigation. It’s not very commonly used. The dictionary defines mitigation as the action of reducing the severity seriousness, or painfulness of something. It’s to alleviate or prevent an occurrence. In this case it would be of flooding or water damage. Here are a few preventive methods:

  • Clean gutters and downspouts at least twice a year. If left unattended, backed up water could overflow and damage the foundation of your home.
  • Maintain your appliances. Check for leaks and detachments in your refrigerator, washing machine, and dishwasher.
  • Old or leaky washing machine hoses are one of the most frequent causes of water loss. Replace them regularly
  • Install water detectors. These devices alert you to leaks, detecting slow leaks that are normally overlooked.
  • Use rain barrels to collect rain water that could pool around your foundation and seep into your basement
  • Know where the main water valve is and be sure to turn it off before leaving for an extended period of time (Unless your home is heated by water/baseboard heaters, you don’t want the pipes to freeze).

Following these tips can be very helpful in preventing water damage to your home. Keeping up the maintenance of your appliances is crucial. Homeowner’s insurance does not typically cover damage that results from lack of maintenance.

When you need emergency water damage mitigation services

While there are preventive methods to ensure your home is safe from flooding; things can always go wrong. Anything from clogged pipes due to tree roots, to natural disasters, can occur unexpectedly. This is why you need to know who to call for help. Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration is a highly respected group of professionals. They are IICRC certified and have over 30 years of experience working in the restoration field. They are friendly, fast, and have the equipment and know-how to get you up and running after water damage. Using their high-tech equipment, they can detect how much water to remove. They remove the water and they also check for the possibility of mold growth. After dealing with water damage, the last thing you want to deal with is mold. Get the emergency water damage mitigation professionals. Call Soil-Away at 1-800-293-6319.

Written by E. Aceves

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Flood Repair - Water in Church Basement

Flood Repair – Water in Church Basement

A pastor of a small New Hampshire church was devastated when a toilet supply line broke and sent tons of water draining into the basement down below. Knowing he needed flood repair services, he quickly sprang into action and called a plumber to fix the supply line and stop the water loss before the problem grew out of hand. The plumber recommended a cleaning and restoration service that he was familiar with, and in no time, Soil-Away’s flood repair team arrived on the scene to help. The emergency crew inspected the building for damage and gave the pastor an estimate of the repair and restoration costs. The pastor was thankful to learn that the damage could be repaired quickly and the church would be ready to service the community the upcoming week.

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Mold Remediation Company - Sanford, Maine

Mold Remediation Company – Sanford, Maine

When mold threatens to make your Sanford, Maine home or office its sanctuary, a mold remediation company should be called to repair the damage. Repairing the damage after major water loss is critical to avoiding mold before it has a chance to plague your property. The first 48 hours is critical after a flood; whether the water loss is big or small, hiring a professional team of experts can drastically minimize the risk of mold damage from occurring.

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Water Damaged House Repair – Kennebunk, ME

Water Damaged House Repair – Kennebunk, ME

Water damage – the mere thought of it is enough to cause that sinking feeling in your heart. Water damage can create all kinds of harm. It is disheartening to see your home in such a state. Water can damage electronics, wood furniture and carpets to name a few. It can cause structural damage to your home and is a breeding ground for mold. It can also make quite a dent in your pocketbook. There’s no guarantee that your home will never be affected by water – residents of Kennebunk Maine; be warned. If your home has been invaded by water, you need to call a water damaged house repair specialist, pronto.

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Flood Damage Restoration - Saco, Maine

Flood Damage Restoration – Saco, Maine

A Saco, Maine resident wakes up to a startling discovery. His basement floor is covered in water. Flood damage restoration services were in order. He set his washing machine to presoak his clothes while he took a brief nap, but little did he know, the appliance was faulty—the water supply line was in need of a replacement.  The initial pipe leak grew increasingly large as the days rolled by and now he was faced with a major dilemma. In a panic, he rushed to haul out all of his camping equipment, priceless heirlooms, and pet supplies to keep them safe from the flooding waters. Unfortunetly most of his items did suffer damage from the waterloss. He then called a few of his closest friends to help him remove the excess water from the basement. 

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