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How to Prevent Costly Water Damage While Selling your Home in New Hampshire.

With the cold weather in full force and spring just a couple of months away, it can be easy to forget about the importance of preventing the need for water damage repairs. Water damage can be a costly ordeal and failing to keep up on maintenance can really set you back in the long run as you prepare to sell your home. For those looking for some tips on keeping their home in shape and protecting it from water damage, our experts at Soil Away have listed some of the best ones below.


Cleaning out your gutters is one of the simplest ways to ensure that your home is protected from water damage by ensuring the proper circulation and flow of water through them. Always make sure to keep them free of any leaves, sticks and debris and the snow and ice will be able to freely flow away from your home. Clean gutters also help with curb appeal to prospective buyers.

Tree Trimming

Keeping your trees trimmed will minimize the amount of dead branches that make their way into your gutters – this is common during the winter due to the ice, snow and wind that can easily take their toll. Pay special attention to larger branches that could fall on the house during a winter storm. Have these professionally trimmed or pruned.

Cracks and Holes

Seal any cracks or holes in your home’s outside walls and foundations and use caulking to protect your water pipes and minimize leakage. Additionally, ensure that your skylights and any other opening in your roof have proper weather stripping in order to make sure that no snowmelt makes its way in.

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are very common during cold weather and one of the best ways to prevent this from happening is to let the cold water drip from the facet that is connected to the exposed pipes. Running even a small amount of water prevents them from freezing and when combined with a steady thermostat temperature during the day and night, you will minimize the chances of the pipes freezing.

Ice Dams

If you notice an ice dam forming on your roof, make efforts to clear them off. Make sure this is done in a safe way. Many people choose to hire a roofing contractor or tree company to perform this service. Ice dams, if left unattended, can cause significant water damage to the inside of a home.
When planning to sell your home, you will want to make sure you have taken these steps to reduce the risk of water damage significantly. However, for those that require more comprehensive water damage repair, our experts can help you get your home back into shape. For further questions or concerns, give us a call anytime at (603) 301-4863 and we’ll be happy to help you out.

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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.