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After a flood hits your home or business it is imperative that the water be removed as quickly and thoroughly as possible.  Having a professional assist with the water extraction process can ensure that this is done effectively. 

Time is Critical to Remove Water

A water damage restoration team can quickly evaluate the flooded area, planning a course of action to remove the water and salvage as many belongings as possible.  This process requires removing items from the flooded area including furniture and area rugs.  Wall-to-wall carpeting may also need to be taken up, depending on the extent of the flood damage.  Heavy-duty equipment is used to pump out all of the standing water.

After all standing water has been removed through industrial pumps, the focus will shift to the floors, walls and ceiling.  Drywall in particular is made out of a porous material and can act as a sponge, soaking up any moisture in the area.  Even if these areas look and feel dry to the touch, there may be water that has been absorbed.  Restoration experts are equipped with tools that give a moisture reading for these hidden areas.

To fully remove this underlying moisture, flood extraction teams will utilize high-volume fans and industrial dehumidifiers to dry out those areas that are still showing high moisture levels.  Once all of the moisture has been removed, the area can be sanitized to eliminate any bacteria that may have been carried in the water.  This process will also help to inhibit mold growth.

Ventilation of the Area is Necessary

It is absolutely essential that even after the standing water has been removed that the area receives proper ventilation and air flow.  This will prevent any underlying moisture from developing into mold problems down the road.  Opening windows and doors and setting up fans to circulate the air and dry out the area will help to prevent these problems.  Dehumidifiers can also help to get the air moving and remove any excessive moisture that may still be lingering.

Hiring a professional restoration team like Soil-Away is the best way to ensure that the water is fully extracted after a flood in your home or business.  Equipped with industrial equipment, restoration teams are experienced at working quickly to remove all moisture after a flood.

The restoration professionals at Soil-Away have the equipment and the know-how to deal with any water extraction scenario.  Contact Soil-Away at 603-641-6555.

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Jay KorsenJay Korsen
00:51 04 Aug 22
All I have to say is WOW and FANTASTIC. I just got done building out my new professional office with Soil-Away’s construction division and they went ABOVE and BEYOND. Scott and Mike, the carpenters are skilled artisans. The project got done on time and the project came in on budget! The finished results have been blowing people away. Much better than I could have anticipated. Anyone is welcome to come to our office, Bright Light Chiropractic in Hooksett to check out the fine work they did. Simply can’t sing enough praises for them. Sorry that the picture doesn’t do the job justice. Thank you Jack and your team. -Dr. Jay
Asian BreezeAsian Breeze
04:28 15 Jul 22
Since day one, I’ve known the owner, Jack, to be a hard-working and selfless leader. Through the efforts of him and his team, he was able to restore my flooded restaurant to tip-top shape. I was amazed with Jack’s orderliness throughout the entire process. Jack has proven to me that he is trustworthy, as both a friend and an individual in the work environment.
Breton LangendorferBreton Langendorfer
21:17 07 Jul 22
Highly recommend Soil-Away. A pipe in our upstairs bathroom gave and sent water down through a wall for at least a day before we noticed water dripping through our kitchen ceiling. Our insurance put us in touch with Soil-Away and they were at our house the next morning to assess the damage and dry things out. Joe, Ray and Tom were phenomenal to work with. They explained every part of the process to us and were very professional and friendly. If you have to deal with similar issues call Soil-Away, you won’t regret it.
Maureen CidzikMaureen Cidzik
13:49 15 May 22
Superior service from start to finish. Highly responsive. The entire team is dedicated to quality and customer care and it shows in everything they do – from first call, to estimate, to job completion.
Sarah GrugnaleSarah Grugnale
16:02 14 Jan 22
Joe and Tommy were amazing to deal with, they kept us updated every step of the process. They were punctual and hard working, answering all of our questions that we had. Everything was done as promised and even above and beyond. A great experience from start to finish.