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What To Do After Water Damage and Flooding

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Water damage has struck your property! What should you do now? There are some simple things you can do to ensure safety and move towards a rapid recovery. Here is a list of recommendations to help bounce back from a water loss. Review the list and identify which are most appropriate for your situation.
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  • Ensure safety
    • Beware of electrical hazards
    • Watch out for “slip and fall” risks
    • Keep in mind the increased weight of wet objects
  • Identify water source
    • What is causing the water damage?
    • Can the source be shut off or stopped?
    • What are the potential contamination issues related to this source?
  • Document the water loss
    • Take pictures of the property
    • Write down the timeline of events
    • Record any objects that are damaged
  • Mitigating the water damage
    • Mop or blot up excess water
    • Wipe off water from wooden objects such as tables
    • Circulate air and run dehumidifiers
  • Minimizing damage to belongings
    • Remove wet colored fabrics to minimize dye transfer
    • Elevate and protect furniture by placing aluminum foil or plastic bags under the legs
    • Move valuable items, such as a painting, to an unaffected space

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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.