Month: August 2021
Disinfecting in the Wake of …
Storm damage hits so hard because it’s unexpected. Even with weather reports, most people are unprepared to deal with the aftermath of a major storm. Strong winds and flooding can take a secure location down, soaking interiors and foundations, which leads to hidden water pockets. These affected areas can become breeding grounds for toxic mold growth.
In the wake of a storm, you stand to lose clothing, furniture, and other susceptible items to mold and water damage. At Soil-Away, we offer mold removal, remediation, and prevention services. This includes HVAC duct cleaning, along with furniture and carpet cleaning.
We are one of the largest independent cleaning and restoration companies in New England. No matter how hard the storm hits, we have ways of disinfecting and saving your belongings and property.
The Right Tools for the Job
Make no mistake: disinfecting property/belongings in the wake of storm damage is never easy. However, it is possible to save more than you might expect. This is accomplished by using the right tools for the job, along with methods that restore items to pre-damage conditions.
For example, we use HEPA vacuums and HEPA air scrubbers to clean surfaces and the air within the areas that are hit the hardest. We mitigate damages, clean up debris from the disaster, and restore every item possible. Our equipment is tested and proven to be successful in places hit by flooding, fire, and strong winds.
Stopping Mold Spores from Spreading
By using HEPA sanding and/or dry-ice blasting, our specialists can remove mold spores from interior structures such as wood framing and sheathing. This is followed by a full cleaning to make a space inhabitable once again. After the removal and cleaning, we dry the area with large fans and dehumidifiers.
Likewise, our Esporta Wash System sanitizes soft contents like clothing, bedding, and curtains. A person’s wardrobe may not be easily replaceable, especially if you have children. With the right steps, a high rate of cleanliness is possible. Our employees are certified by the IICRC, and we are the first company in the area that is certified for Esporta Wash System operation.
Once we complete the remediation process, we recommend you have an independent third-party perform a post-remediation verification (PRV) test. This confirms that the predetermined mold spore counts are appropriate before you move back in. After all, unresolved toxicity can affect occupant health in dire ways. Following this workflow and process will ensure optimal results and safety for building occupants.
Disinfection and Restoration to Pre-Loss Conditions
Following storm damage, our team can efficiently and safely restore your commercial property back to a quality at least equal to or better than its pre-loss condition. Ideally, belongings will be at a food-grade safety level. We will remove and store belongings like sports jerseys, padding, boxing gloves, and other thick materials before cleaning them with our Esporta Wash System.
For your convenience, we work with insurance carriers, property management companies, major corporations, and homeowners. We want to handle your already-traumatic ordeal, so you can return to a normal life. In the wake of a storm, call Soil-Away so we can do the heavy lifting.
Wake Up from a Storm Damage Nightmare
Our process uses dedication to help you through a tough time. We will inventory, document, and dispose of any unsalvageable items so you don’t have to deal with them. Call our experts now at (603) 641-6555 or visit our website. Your storm damage repair is our specialty.
Submerged: Water Damage, Mol …
As a mold remediation service, Soil-Away deals with hundreds of flooding situations. Bad things happen when a property is submerged in water. This might sound like an obvious statement, but no one realizes how much damage is possible until it happens to them. Sadly, in a flooding scenario, the aftermath can be just as destructive as the event itself. We’ve seen prized belongings, family heirlooms, and essential items like clothing fall prey to mold infestation. Learning the facts is the best way to begin the recovery process.
What Happens to Submerged Properties?
When water floods a basement, this is the beginning of a potential “breeding ground.” Basically, all those nooks and crannies can store shallow pockets of water. Locating these pockets is no easy task. Determining the threat isn’t possible with the naked eye, and the more time passes, the more the mold colonies can thrive. Colonies can spread into items of clothing and furniture.
Ultimately, when water occupies spaces underneath floors, inside walls, or in the attic, you must use a mold remediation service. Otherwise, you’re risking the health of everyone that occupies the building. In fact, an unattended mold invasion can lead to an eviction. If it becomes excessive, the property could become uninhabitable.
Sample Tests with Mold Remediation
Soil-Away uses air and/or surface sample tests to determine the level of toxicity. In a submerged property case, an Industrial Hygienist (IH) will verify the level of mold contamination and establish a mold spore count baseline for the project. This way, our remediation specialists can proceed in a thorough way.
An IH can use sophisticated moisture-sensing equipment to find hidden pockets and stop mold from spreading. Time is of the essence. Our state-of-the-art equipment gives accurate results to ensure no mold goes unnoticed. After all, an incomplete job only causes more expenses in the long run. Clearly, you want to avoid such scenarios.
Water Damage Solutions
Non-salvageable items must be completely removed. This includes porous building materials, such as drywall, carpeting, and insulation. Unfortunately, this is the only way to stop further contamination. Our experts will safely dispose of torn-out debris. The goal of this process is to leave remaining fixtures properly cleaned and sanitized.
In many cases, we can save submerged belongings thanks to advanced cleaning and sanitization techniques. As part of the process, we can dry-ice blast and HEPA vacuum the structure, which removes and captures any remaining mold spores. With the help of large fans and dehumidifiers, we can dry out needed materials before replacing any damaged components. Our Esporta Wash System sanitizes soft contents to a food-grade safety level, thus eliminating excessive mold.
PRV Tests for Mold Remediation
Ideally, a post-remediation verification (PRV) test needs to occur before anyone returns to the premises. A PRV test can confirm whether the predetermined mold spore counts have been reduced to the desired level. Soil-Away stops working when everything is safe and clean. In most cases, we can erase signs of water damage and restore your property to pre-flood status.
Erasing Mold and Water Damages
With Soil-Away, your heirlooms and fabrics have a good chance of surviving. Our Esporta wash system is 90% effective. In addition, we will inventory, document, and dispose of any unsalvageable items properly and safely. Call Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration now at (603) 641-6555 if you’ve experienced flooding or storm damage.
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