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Black Mold: How It’s H …

Black mold can grow inside buildings. It can be extremely harmful to the health of those who are living or working in the space. Black mold can be toxic to humans and may lead to many health issues. The scary part of black mold is that it can sometimes go undetected. When it’s lurking behind the walls and beneath the floors, sometimes property owners do not even know the mold is present. If you sense mold in your environment and have had a recent flood or water leak, mold remediation might be needed. Read on to learn about the causes of black mold and the steps to remediation.

Causes of Black Mold

The most common causes of black mold are flooding and water damage. After a flood, it can be hard to get everything dried properly. Even though the building may appear dry, black mold could be growing undetected behind the walls, in the ceiling, or under the floor. Mold can also grow due to water leaks. Sometimes toilets, dishwashers, washing machines, and sinks might have a slow leak behind the wall or cabinets. The homeowner could be unaware of the leak, and it could be causing mold growth. Occasionally mold can grow from the building’s location in a hot, humid area. Constant humidity increases moisture in the air, which can encourage mold growth. Investing in a dehumidifier is a good option for anyone working or residing in humid buildings.

Steps to Mold Remediation

The first step to mold remediation is calling a professional right away. At Soil-Away, we are on call 24/7. As soon as mold is detected, or even if you are just worried about it, call Soil-Away. Because of black mold’s toxicity, it must be remediated as soon as possible.

First, the situation will be assessed, and a plan of action will be formulated. This is typically done with the help of a certified industrial hygienist. They will test for mold and produce a report giving a summary of what is growing in your property. Next, the mold remediation starts. It may include a variety of methods. In addition, these methods may include controlled demolition. We will also remove and immediately dispose of any affected porous building materials, like drywall and carpet. We also use a HEPA vacuums and HEPA air scrubbers to remediate mold spores in the area. Another method or tool potentially used is dry-ice blasting. Finally, after the removal and remediation, we ensure the area is dry. We use our Esporta Wash System to sanitize soft contents like bedding and curtains. After this thorough remediation process, we will get post-verification testing from the industrial hygienist.

Trust Soil-Away For Mold Remediation

Black mold is nothing to play around with. It can cause all sorts of health issues, from respiratory diseases to skin conditions. If your property has experienced flooding or water damage, contact Soil-Away today. We will begin the mold remediation process as soon as possible.

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It’s Spring! Prepare f …

Spring is a wonderful time of year! Flowers are blooming, trees are putting out leaves, and the weather is finally warming up after a long winter. But as the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” Spring can also be a time of heavy rain and wind. These spring storms can bring storm damage to homes. This may include flooding from the rain or structural damage due to winds. Whatever the damage is, Soil-Away is here to help. Read on to learn about some of the services we provide to help restore homes from storm damage.

Flood Damage Restoration

One minute it is raining, and the next minute your house is flooded. Flooding can happen quickly and can cause extensive damage. Don’t panic! Simply call Soil-Away! We are open 24/7 and will get to your property as soon as possible. First, we will inspect the property and come up with a plan of action. Next, we will bring in heavy pumps, fans, and dehumidifiers to get the space dry. Then we’ll begin the restoration process. We will remove anything that is ruined, like carpet, flooring, or drywall, and then replace it. Anything salvageable will be removed from the house and cleaned. During the restoration process, we can help you properly document the work for your insurance company when filing the claim.

Construction Restoration and General Contracting

Spring storms often bring heavy winds, which can also cause storm damage. From the tearing of shingles to blowing trees or power lines into the home, damage can be extensive. Soil-Away offers construction restoration and general contracting services to help your home look as good as new after a storm passes through. At Soil-Away, we are licensed, bonded, and insured. We can help with structural repairs, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing needs, and various other general contracting services. If your home was damaged by winds in a storm, call Soil-Away as soon as possible. We will work to get your home in tip-top shape as quickly as possible. To further reassure homeowners, we offer various warranties on our construction restoration services.

Storm damage is something homeowners never want to see in their home. Spring can be a risky time with spring showers and high winds. Soil-Away is available and on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to restore your home from any storm damage. For more information about the services we provide, contact us today.

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5 Reasons A Property Managem …

Soil-Away has a lot of experience working with property management companies to provide cleaning and restoration services. These management companies include condo associations, apartment complexes, and commercial rental facilities. Property managers need a restoration service company on call. Soil-Away is extremely reliable and is on call 24/7. If a tenant has an issue in the middle of the night, simply call Soil-Away and we will get to the site as soon as possible. Here are five reasons a property management company might need restoration services.

Mold Remediation

Mold remediation is one of the areas that Soil-Away specializes in. Mold is a major issue for property managers since it can be toxic to their tenants’ health. At Soil-Away, we will come in and remediate the mold, and we will also make sure the living space is clean and free from elevated mold spore counts.

Emergency Water Damage Cleaning

Sometimes leaks happen and leave behind extensive damage. As a property manager, your goal is to get the water out and the property restored as soon as possible. Because of this urgency, Soil-Away is available 24/7 and will quickly come out to your property to begin the restoration process after water damage has occurred.

Reconstruction Services

Properties will occasionally need reconstruction services due to a flood, fire, or storm. At Soil-Away, we oversee this process from start to finish. We can also provide many different reconstruction services for your properties, including structural repairs, interior finish work, general contracting services, and more.

Odor Removal

It can be difficult to rent out an apartment where a smoker lived. This is because smoke can soak into the carpet and walls, leaving a lingering smell long after the tenant has moved out. Soil-Away has specialized equipment and cleaning methods to eliminate the smoke smell from apartments. This process will help property managers to rent out an apartment even if it was occupied by a former smoker.

Soft Contents Restoration

If a tenant has had a fire or flood in their unit, there is a good chance that their soft contents such as sheets, blankets, and pillows are ruined. Fortunately, Soil-Away is the only Certified Esporta Operator in New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. Because of this, we will clean and restore damaged soft items. In addition, we will also work with the insurance carrier to help assist the tenants.

Trust Soil-Away As Your Restoration Services Provider

At Soil-Away, we have a lot of experience cleaning and restoring properties that may initially seem damaged beyond repair. From mold remediation to odor removal, we will help keep your properties clean, healthy, and in rentable condition. Contact Soil-Away today for more information about the restoration services provided to property management companies.

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Smoke Damage and Odor Remova …

A home fire can be extremely damaging. Smoke damage is one issue that can arise during a house fire. The smoky odors left behind by the fire can be toxic and corrosive. It is vital to call a smoke and odor removal service company as soon as possible once the flames are put out. Soil-Away is available 24/7 and is also highly experienced in smoke and odor removal. Here are the steps to removal post-fire.

Assess the Damage

The first step is for Soil-Away to come in and assess the damages. We will walk around the property and study the extent of the damage. Then we’ll begin to decide what can be salvaged and what should be removed. At this point, we will create a plan and budget to clean the property.

After this, we’ll discuss the scope of the project with you and the insurance adjuster. Soil-Away will also take photographs to document what the damaged areas looked like before cleaning.

Clean Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

After we make the plan, the next step is cleaning the smoke and soot from all surfaces in the house. The HVAC units are cleaned, and structural surfaces are also washed. Also, things like appliances and carpets are cleaned if they can be salvaged. The goal is to get your house in the same condition it was in before the fire.

Salvage Contents and Remove Debris

Soil-Away will try to salvage as many things as possible. Some items will be damaged beyond repair and will need to be removed. We have an Esporta Wash System that helps salvage soft items like clothing and bedding. In fact, Soil-Away can salvage a higher percentage of soft items than any other company in the area!

Follow the Insurance Claim

The insurance claims process can be a challenge! Fortunately, Soil-Away will also walk you through each step. We will manage your claim and provide the insurance company with photos and documentation. Soil-Away has experience working with many different insurance providers, so we can help you stay organized when it comes to the claim.

Let Soil-Away Help With Smoke Damage Cleanup

A house fire is very scary and stressful. Fire and smoke damage can also hurt the structural foundation of the house, as well as the many sentimental things inside. At Soil-Away, we work hard to clean and restore your home to the condition it was in prior to the fire. For more information about the smoke and odor removal process, contact Soil-Away today.

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How Restoration Services Can …

Hoarding occurs when a homeowner collects an excessive number of items far past what is considered normal for the space. Often it looks like the inside of the home is filled with trash. Because of this, hoarding is not a safe situation for anyone to be in.

Soil-Away Can Help

Fortunately, Soil-Away provides restoration services to clean up hoarding situations and return the home to a livable condition. Whether you have inherited a hoarder property, or you are concerned about the safety of a loved one, we can help. Here are some of the services we provide in hoarding situations.

Trash Removal

Most hoarders have an excessive amount of trash left in the house. While most people would throw out a pizza box after dinner, a hoarder might keep the box and end up with hundreds in their house. As a result, at Soil-Away, we will go through and remove all the trash from the home.

Furniture Removal

In addition to the trash, we will also remove and dispose of the furniture. Because it may be out of reach, in many hoarding situations the furniture has not been used in years because it’s been buried under trash. In most cases, the furniture will not be salvageable and will also need to be disposed of.

Biohazard Disposal

Hoarding properties are a breeding ground for biohazardous waste. Whether this is waste from mice, waste from pets, or human waste, Soil-Away will address the biohazards, dispose of them, and sanitize the property.

Mold Remediation

Hoarding properties can also have a lot of mold. Leaks go unnoticed while damp trash piles up. This also creates an extremely toxic and unhealthy living environment. Because of this, before the house can be occupied again, it must be remediated for mold.

General Sanitization and Deodorization

Hoarding situations require a level of discretion, professionalism, and expertise to overcome the challenges. Because of this, the restoration experts at Soil-Away will complete a full sanitization and deodorization of the house before it is occupied again. Soil-Away will also clean the air ducts so that future occupants will not have contaminated air running through their house.

Contact Soil-Away For Restoration Services

Hoarding is a tough situation. It is also dangerous for any occupants. As a result, it must be cleaned before the home can be occupied again. At Soil-Away, we have years of experience providing restoration services to hoarding properties. After completing removal and sanitation services, the home can generally be sold or occupied again. It takes a lot of work, but Soil-Away has the experience. For more information about the hoarding services we provide, contact us today.

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Steps to Mold Remediation …

Not only is mold unsightly, but it can also be extremely unhealthy and can cause a whole range of health problems for people who are exposed. Sometimes, mold can be hidden within the walls or air ducts, causing homeowners to not realize the home has mold issues. If your home has experienced pipe leaks or flooding, there is a chance that there is mold growing somewhere within the home and that you will need mold remediation services. Here are the steps homeowners should take if they suspect mold.

Test the House

If you think there is a chance there might be mold in the house, get it tested. You can bring in a professional mold tester to do the job. They are commonly known as industrial hygienists. You may be tempted to purchase an at-home mold test kit from online retailers or home improvement stores. We do not recommend these self-testing kits. Testing is best done by a professional, as they will provide a comprehensive report and analysis of their findings along with a remediation scope.

Bring in Disaster Restoration Services

Once the mold is found, it is important to call a restoration service that handles mold remediation as soon as possible. Remember, mold is potentially harmful to your health. It should be taken care of immediately to prevent further issues. A company like Soil-Away is perfect for the job. Our employees are highly qualified and experienced in the area of mold remediation. We are certified through professional organizations such as the IICRC, and fully insured. In addition, we have been in business for 30 years.

Mold Remediation Time!

Once you have selected a reputable restoration services company like Soil-Away, the remediation process will start. The process changes based on certain variables. For example, removing mold from carpet is different than removing mold from wood. The contractors will be extremely careful to contain the mold and not cross-contaminate other areas of the house. In addition to remediating the mold, the contractor will also identify the source of the mold and address that as well. For example, they may search the kitchen and bathrooms for leaky pipes.

Contact Soil-Away For Help

Mold in the home is a very serious issue. It can cause all sorts of health problems such as respiratory issues. If you think you have mold growing in your home, get the house tested immediately. If the test is positive, call a restoration service, such as Soil-Away, that has years of experience with mold remediation. We will work to eradicate the mold from your home and make sure that it does not come back. For more information about the mold remediation process, contact Soil-Away today.

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What Is Esporta and How Can …

Emergencies like fires and floods can damage many of the soft goods in your home. This includes clothes, sheets, towels, and more. It can be very upsetting to think about all your soft goods being ruined. Luckily, Esporta can help. Esporta is a washing system that helps save damaged soft goods. The machine uses a combination of detergent and software to optimize the washing solution. This is better than traditional laundry systems where users must guess the proper ratio of cleaning products to use. Here are three ways Esporta can help after a disaster situation.

Salvage Soft Goods

The first benefit of Esporta is that it salvages soft goods. If your home has experienced a fire or flood damage, it is important to call Soil-Away as soon as possible. Soil-Away will work with you to collect all damaged soft goods for Esporta cleaning.  Esporta wash systems are very efficient. They end up restoring 85% of textiles and soft goods that normally would be damaged beyond repair. The Esporta system is also eco-friendly, as it uses 35% less water than traditional laundry systems. The system can remove bacteria, viruses, odor, soot, grime, mold, bio waste, and mildew. Rest assured that your soft goods will be returned in great condition.

Cleans Emergency Personnel Uniforms

Another benefit of Esporta is that it cleans the protective clothing of emergency personnel, such as firefighters and EMTs. Esporta will clean and disinfect uniforms and have them returned quickly in stellar condition.

Soil-Away Deals with Insurance

A benefit of Soil-Away is that we deal with insurance companies. Soil-Away will provide your insurance company with documentation, inventory lists, and photos of damages. Esporta will actually save your insurance companies thousands of dollars by not having to cover the expense of unsalvageable soft goods.

How Soil-Away Can Help Restore Soft Goods

Did you know that Soil-Away is the only Esporta Certified Operator in the state of New Hampshire? Esporta is extremely helpful after a fire or flood. Instead of losing thousands of dollars’ worth of soft goods, your items can be cleaned efficiently and effectively. When the soft goods are returned, they are as good as new! We provide many other services in addition to the Esporta system. We’re on-call 24/7 and can help with floods, sewage cleanup, fire damage, mold remediation, and more. If your home needs professional disaster restoration services, contact Soil-Away today.   

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What To Do About Frozen Pipe …

Let’s face it: winters in New England are long and cold. Frozen pipes are an unfortunate circumstance that can happen in those long, cold winters. This is especially common with pipes that are in exterior walls or crawlspaces. When a pipe breaks, severe damage can occur. Often the leak will be slow, and you may not notice it for a while until a wet spot appears on the dry wall. This slow leaking process can cause mold to grow within the walls, which is very harmful to the health of the residents. While it may seem overwhelming to have to deal with a frozen pipe, restoration services like Soil-Away can help. Here are three things to do immediately when your pipes have frozen and burst.

Shut Off Water

The first thing you want to do if a frozen pipe has burst is to shut off your main water valve. This will stop water from continuing to come through the pipe and further damaging your home.

Report to Insurance

Next, report the issue to your insurance company. Call them and explain exactly what the damage is and figure out how to submit a claim. The insurance company might want to send someone out to inspect the damage in person.

Call Soil-Away Restoration Services

The third thing to do is call a restoration services company like Soil-Away. We provide 24/7 emergency services, so even if that pipe bursts in the middle of the night, we will come out. Upon arrival, we will inspect the property and do an initial assessment of the damage. We tell homeowners what the next steps are and can provide support for the insurance claims. Once the plan of action is determined, our certified water damage restoration technicians will get to work. We stay in close contact with your insurance company throughout the entire process. Once our work is complete, we will go on a final walk-through with homeowners to make sure everything is set and fully restored. Since Soil-Away provides full emergency services, we can also complete related tasks like mold removal or carpet cleaning.

Choose Soil-Away When You Need Restoration Services

Having a restoration services provider like Soil-Away just one call away 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is very comforting. Homeowners can rest assured that even if a pipe freezes and breaks over the long, cold winter, the restoration process will be handled professionally and efficiently by Soil-Away. For more information about what to do about frozen pipes, contact us today.

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4 Ways To Prevent Flood Dama …

Flood damage can be very harmful to a home. Not only it is costly to repair damages, but it can also ruin things with sentimental value. It is critical for homeowners to do as many things as they can to prevent flood damage before it happens.

Make Sure Appliances are Shut Off When Leaving The House

It can be easy to leave the appliances running when you leave the house. It is very tempting to get that last load of laundry completed or to make sure the dishes are clean before dinner. However, it is vital not to leave appliances running in the house when you are not home. If one of the appliances were to break and leak, you could be looking at a lot of flood damage. This is especially problematic if you have a basement. If the dishwasher starts leaking, the water can easily go through the ceiling and damage the basement as well.

Address Leaks Immediately

The second thing that all homeowners should do is address leaks immediately. If you realize there is a small leak under the kitchen sink or that the shower is constantly dripping, call a plumber immediately. Small leaks can sometimes turn into big leaks that cause flood damage in the house.

Inspect Roof and Clean Gutters

Another important homeowner responsibility is to periodically have the roof inspected. If the roof becomes damaged, it can lead to leaks, which could cause flood damage in the house. In addition to getting the roof inspected, get the gutters cleaned twice a year. A clogged gutter can overfill and will not properly flow water away from the house. This can lead to water flowing into the basement and cause flooding.

Invest in a Sump Pump

Homeowners with a basement that easily floods should invest in a sump pump. If the water table is above the foundation of the home, it can cause the basement to flood. A sump pump will pump water away from the house to ensure that the basement does not flood during rainy or snowy times.

Let Soil-Away Help With Your Flood Damage

No homeowner wants to come home to a flooded house. Flood damage can be costly and can ruin important and sentimental items in the home. It can also cause structural damage to the home. As a homeowner, work to prevent floods in as many ways as you can in the house. If your home does experience a flood, call Soil-Away. We will work to dry and restore your property as quickly as possible. Contact us today for more information about the flood restoration process.

 

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An Introduction To Storm Dam …

Each season has the potential to bring storm damage to your home. Whether the damage is from flooding, lightning, hurricanes, a nor’easter, or high winds, you’ll need a professional to restore the property. At Soil-Away, we are here to help.  Our family-owned business has expertise in the area of home restoration. Here are three things we do to restore properties after a storm.

Assessment of Property

The first step in the storm damage restoration process is to inspect the property in order to assess damages. We inspect the house for standing water and water damage. Then we will check for wind damage by looking at the windows, doors, and siding. In addition, we assess the house for any fire damage caused by lightning strikes. The team will also analyze floodwater to determine whether it is contaminated. Floodwaters can contain various toxins that are dangerous to residents. Because of this, it is crtiical to understand the type of floodwater present. This helps us properly sanitize your home.

Restoration of Property

After the initial assessment, it is time to restore! If there is water in the house, we use equipment to remove the water and then dry the area. There is also a moisture-detecting device that will check for any hidden moisture that could potentially cause mold growth. We will also decontaminate and sanitize the house. This protects residents against any toxins that floodwaters brought in. Anything that is damaged beyond repair will be removed and replaced.

Working with Insurance

Dealing with insurance companies after storm damage can be very overwhelming. It is a long process that leaves many homeowners feeling frustrated. At Soil-Away, we will help you deal with your insurance company. We assist you in filling out an insurance claim and will provide the insurance company with any documentation that they need.

Storms can cause a lot of damage to homes. Not only can your house need a lot of repairs, but it also may contain potential toxins from things such as contaminated floodwaters. Have no fear; Soil-Away is here to help you through the entire process. We will assess the damages, clean, repair, sanitize, dry, and more! In addition, we work with the insurance company so that your claim is filed and processed in a timely fashion. If your house is hit by storm damage, contact Soil-Away immediately.

 

 

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Three Tasks To Prevent Sewer …

Sewer backup is a nasty experience that no homeowner wants to go through. Not only can it ruin parts of your house, but the sewage also contains a lot of germs and bacteria that can make residents very sick. If you do experience sewer damage and a backup occurs, call Soil-Away as soon as possible. They are experts in sewage cleanup and sanitation. Before it gets to that point, though, there are things you can do as a homeowner to minimize the risk of a sewer backup. Here are three tasks that can prevent sewer backup.

Be Careful What You Put Down the Drain

Certain items should never be put down the drain as they lead to clogging in the sewer lines. Don’t put things like grease, oils, coffee grounds, and eggshells down the kitchen sink. In the bathroom, never flush tampons or baby wipes. By not putting these things down the drain, you will maintain the health and quality of the sewage line, making it much less likely to back up.

Be Aware Where You Plant

Did you know the roots of plants can cause sewage issues? The roots are looking for water and will grow towards the sewer line. When you are planting new trees and plants in your yard, be sure to keep them far away from the sewer line. If pre-existing trees are encroaching on the sewer line, you may need to cut the roots to avoid a sewage backup.

Call a Professional

Sometimes the key to prevention is calling in a professional. Because of this, hire someone to inspect your sewer line. They can tell you if it is in danger of backing up. Sometimes it is necessary to install a valve system to prevent backups. If you discover that tree roots are growing into the sewage line, you will need to call in a tree professional to cut back the roots.

Sewer damage is an urgent matter as it can cause backups into the house. If a backup occurs, call a disaster restoration service such as Soil-Away immediately. They will help clean up the water, assess the affected areas, and remediate mold. If you haven’t had a sewage backup, get started on prevention tasks today. Be extremely careful about what you are putting down the drain, be careful where you plant trees, and call in professionals to assess the sewage line. Contact Soil-Away today for more information about how you can prevent sewer backups.

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What You Risk When You Don&# …

It is so important to be cognizant of fire safety practices at home. If you do not practice fire prevention strategies, then you are at risk of seriously damaging your home and putting your family’s health in danger. Examples of fire prevention strategies are always making sure your smoke alarms work, checking to see if the oven is off after cooking, and not running the dryer when you are not home. Here are four things that you risk when you don’t try to prevent fire hazards.

Structural Damage

A fire can be extremely damaging to a home. With bigger house fires, the actual structure of the house can become damaged. Sometimes the home even needs to be rebuilt.

Damage to Personal Items

Fires bring great damage to personal items. This includes furniture, clothing, photo albums, electronics, and more. It can be devastating to see your memories and sentimental items ruined by a fire. Fortunately, Soil-Away is New Hampshire’s only certified Esporta Operator, which allows us to restore fire- and smoke-damaged items, including clothing, blankets, stuffed animals, and more.

Water Damage

Water damage is a side effect of fires. Firefighters use a lot of water to try and get the fire stopped. In the process, this can leave the home full of water damage. This moist environment allows black mold to thrive, which is very unhealthy for humans and animals to be around. Soil-Away removes water and dries the house using HEPA Air scrubbers, industrial fans, dehumidifiers, and air movers. An array of moisture meters and infrared cameras are used to detect hidden moisture.

Smoke and Soot Damage

A fire also leaves behind a lot of dangerous debris. Toxic debris and soot can get inside the HVAC duct system. Soil-Away uses HEPA vacuums and filtration systems to clean out air ducts. We work to remove soot, dust, and mold spores. Soil-Away also cleans other items affected by smoke and soot, such as furniture, carpets, and appliances. The goal is for everything to be sanitized and deodorized. Soil-Away will help get your house back to its pre-fire condition.

Fires are extremely dangerous, which is why daily fire prevention is so important. Make sure that you are doing these little things every day to ensure that you are avoiding fire hazards. Without fire prevention, a fire could easily cause widespread structural damage, water damage, personal item damage, and mold contamination. If your home has suffered a fire, contact Soil-Away Restoration today for more information about cleanup and repair services.

 

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A Beginner’s Guide To …

Mold in a building can be extremely dangerous to all occupants. Mold remediation by a professional company, like Soil-Away, is essential to get the structure properly cleaned and remediated. There is a lot to learn if you’ve never dealt with mold issues. Read on to understand more about common concerns around mold and the steps to take to remediate the issue.

Dangers of Mold

Mold can develop in any sort of moist environment. It is common to see mold issues after a flood or major leak. It is also common in naturally moist environments, like basements. The black mold that develops from moisture can create a very toxic environment. In fact, many businesses with black mold have to close until they resolve the mold issue. For some individuals, mold can lead to health issues, including skin irritation, dizziness, confusion, lung problems, and vision issues. If you or others that occupy your home or office are experiencing these issues, it is time to look for mold. Seeking the counsel of a medical professional may also be advisable.

Steps to Remediation

When there is mold, it is critical to involve a professional mold remediation service team like Soil-Away. A professional company will clean and sanitize the environment. First, they test for mold. This shows them where the mold is. They will also use advanced equipment to find any hidden mold. Be aware that there can be mold hiding under the floor and in the walls.

Next, the company will remove drywall and carpet with mold. They will also clean and sanitize any remaining structural areas. They’ll use processes like HEPA vacuuming, HEPA air scrubbing, sanding, and dry-ice blasting. After the cleaning, fans and dehumidifiers dry all areas. The company will also rebuild anything they torn down. Then, they’ll clean and restore salvageable items. They’ll also discard unsalvageable items. Finally, the area is tested again to make sure the remediation was successful.

Contact Soil-Away For Mold Remediation

Mold can be toxic. If you suspect mold in your home or business, call a company that specializes in mold remediation, such as Soil-Away. If you suspect that you have been exposed to mold, see a medical professional immediately. Contact Soil-Away today for more information about mold remediation.

Winter, Spring, Summer, and …

Avoid home disasters in all four seasons of the year. There are risks that come with each season and you need to be prepared for any of them. Restoration companies will be by your side if disaster happens throughout the year. Here are specific tips for each season.

Winter

Winter in the northeast means snow, and snow brings many reasons to hire a restoration company. You’ll want to avoid home disasters during the winter season by protecting your pipes. Pipes that go unchecked will freeze, and any water that’s frozen will expand and possibly crack the pipes. Snow and ice that melts can cause water damage as well. Call a restoration company for any water damage or frozen pipes instead of trying to fix it yourself.

Spring

You’ll want to avoid home disaster with spring storms as well. They say “April showers bring May flowers” for a reason. A lot of rain could lead to leaks if you have cracked pipes, flooding from clogged sewers, and even mold from all the moisture. Restoration companies can take care of all these damages and more. High winds from storms can cause trees and other outside debris to fall and damage your home or yard. Keep your restoration company on-call in case of any accidents during the spring.

Summer

In the summer, dry weather can lead to fire. Whether it’s a forest fire or house fire, you need to be careful. Once a fire gets into your home, it spreads quickly. And smoke spreads even faster than fire. Hiring a restoration company will give you the peace of mind that all fire and smoke damage will be removed or cleaned up. Also, summer will bring pollen and dust into your home. Restoration companies recommend that you have your carpet cleaned professionally once a year, and summer is the best time to do it.

Fall

Bigger storms like hurricanes come in the summer and into the fall. Water damage is a big concern after a hurricane. Flooding occurs in areas that are hit the worst, along with storm damage from high winds and debris. You’ll want to board up your house before a big storm and take everything off the main floor in case of flooding. After a hurricane has passed, call a restoration company to check on the damage. You need to call as quickly as possible to avoid lingering mold damage from standing water.

The next time you find yourself in the wake of a home disaster, give Soil-Away a call. We will be there to help you bring your home back to how it should be. Contact us at (603) 641-6555.

Four Questions To Ask When H …

Certain natural disasters such as fires, floods, or storms can severely damage the exterior and interior of homes. Repairing the house is a daunting task and you shouldn’t do it without help. Get construction help from a restoration company like Soil-Away. We specialize in home rebuilding and restoration after a disaster. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and guarantee our work is high-quality.  Before hiring a construction company, here are four important questions to ask.

What repairs and restorations are necessary?

First, understand what repairs and restorations are necessary. Remember that sometimes the damage isn’t visible. For example, a flood may lead to mold inside the walls that is invisible to residents but needs to be repaired. Question the construction company about interior work, structural damage, plumbing and electrical issues, and staying compliant with code. Ask the company to create a list of repairs to give you an idea of the scope of the construction necessary for your house.

What is the breakdown of the prices?

Another critical thing to understand is the breakdown of the prices. Get the construction company to provide you with a breakdown estimate of all costs. The breakdown should include materials and labor. In addition to pricing, and even more importantly, is to ask if the contractor has experience working with insurance companies. If your property has been damaged by a flood or fire, you may have to submit an insurance claim. Your contractor’s ability to work with the insurance company’s claim process can drastically make or break the project budget process.

How long will it take?

Be sure to ask the construction company how long the rebuilding and restoration process will take. This helps homeowners plan for the time when their house is under construction. It also prevents homeowners from underestimating the time it will take to repair the house.

Do you offer warranties?

Finally, homeowners need to ask construction companies about any warranties they offer. Soil-Away makes sure our customers are satisfied with our work. We also offer various workmanship warranties on restoration services.

Check Out Soil-Away For Construction Help

Before officially hiring a construction company to help rebuild and restore, do research and ask them some important questions. Be familiar with the necessary repairs, understand the cost breakdown, know how long it will take, and be aware of any warranties. At Soil-Away, we promise to give you a turn-key solution to rebuild and restore your house. We are an A-to-Z service solution that will work with your insurance throughout the entire process. For stress-free construction help, contact Soil-Away today to learn more about our services.

Hire A Restoration Specialis …

Restoration companies do more than just clean up after disasters. They also help rebuild properties. There are several advantages to hiring a restoration company like Soil-Away to handle your construction jobs. Instead of spending time hiring different businesses to complete cleanup and construction, save yourself a headache and use our in-house experts.  Unsure of what Soil-Away could do for you? Here are three reasons you should hire a restoration company for construction work.

One-Stop Shop

Most restoration companies have general contractors on staff in addition to restoration specialists. If your home experiences significant damage, Soil-Away can help with the initial damage recovery, cleaning, and rebuilding processes. Having so many specialty services in one company makes your life easier. Whether you need to utilize our 24-hour hotline for an emergency or need a bid for an ongoing renovation project, we have you covered. You don’t have to coordinate several different businesses to get your life back to normal.

All Your Home Repair Needs

Restoration companies handle damage control. Examples are removing smoke odor after fire damage or mold cleanup after a flood disaster.  However, you can also hire some restoration companies to complete construction work. So, if your flood damage ruined your drywall in the basement, we have general contractors to fix that.  Soil-Away also has contractors who specialize in carpentry, insulation installation, roofing, and electrical wiring. Weather- or fire-related damage that requires rebuilding any parts of your home or business should not be ignored.  Our licensed and insured general contractors have years of experience.

Restoration and Construction – Insurance Help

Homeowner’s insurance covers a wide variety of disasters. However, it can be complicated to submit a claim and get it approved. Soil-Away has decades of experience working with home insurance companies. Insurance adjusters can be tricky to work with, especially if different companies are responsible for the various jobs in restoration. Having restoration and construction work completed by the same company simplifies the insurance claim process. You can have peace of mind knowing that our experts will walk you through your estimated damage and potential repairs.

Dealing with the aftermath of home destruction can be overwhelming. The good news is that Soil-Away can help relieve some of your stress by providing a wide variety of restoration and construction services. For more information, call us at 603-641-6555 or visit our website today!

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