Soil-Away founder, Jack Solloway, and director of client services, Josh Solloway, were recently featured guests on the Girard at Large Radio Show in Manchester, NH. The topic on hand was “Home Safety Tips for Winter.” The 20 minute interview highlighted steps that homeowners should take to evade costly property damage due to water, fire, and smoke issues.
“The colder winter months are typically when the majority of property damage occurs in New Hampshire,” states Jack. “We want to help people prevent water, fire, and smoke damage if possible. Many of the disasters we cleanup are can be avoided or at least the damage can be minimized if proper precautions are taken.”
The most common winter property damage comes from frozen pipes, ice dams, fires, and oil furnace puff backs. There are some simple actions that homeowner can take to avoid disasters relating to these issues. One example is shutting off the water supply line to your exterior spigots. If left on during the winter, the water may freeze causing the pipe to split and a flood may ensue. Another tip is to have a professional, certified chimney company inspect your chimney on an annual basis. A deteriorating chimney or one that is accumulating creosote is a real concern for fire damage. As a general rule-of-thumb, professional preventative maintenance around your home is one of the easiest ways to avoid common disasters.
To hear the entire interview on winter safety tips visit the Girard at Large webpage. Please visit Soil-Away’s website for additional property damage prevention tips.
Soil-Away Cleaning & Restoration Services, with locations in Hooksett and Bristol, New Hampshire, provides 24/7 emergency property damage cleanup services for water, fire, and smoke damage. The company works with you and your insurance company during a claim situation to bring your property back to pre-loss condition. While Soil-Away makes a living cleaning and restoring damaged properties, they still seek to provide valuable education to consumers in order to help them prevent such occurrences.