Why Property Managers Choose …

You’ve heard of our work with private homes, but did you know that we work with property managers, too? Condos and complexes require dedicated service. Thankfully, Soil-Away provides fast and effective service for disaster mitigation, cleaning, and restoration. Why should you choose Soil-Away? Ask the many property managers who use our service. Here are just a few of the reasons that property managers choose us.

Updated Training

In all our years in business, our clients’ cleaning and restoration needs have stayed the same. However, our available tools and methods have evolved. We prioritize a job well done, which is why we like to update our training periodically. If there’s a better method out there, we want to know about it. After all, we want to provide nothing but the best service for our clients.

Top Tenant Safety

When you manage a housing complex, you must focus on the safety of your tenants. At Soil-Away Restoration, we’ll focus on the safety of your tenants, too. You need quick response times and dedicated service, and we’re happy to provide just that.

Cleaning

As a property manager, you want to keep your buildings clean. However, daily life, weather, and tenants moving in and out of your building can bring germs and other toxins. Soil-Away will help you manage these issues in the most effective way. We offer all types of cleaning. For example, we have a mold remediation service that clears away mold at its source so that it doesn’t return. We also offer air duct cleaning to improve your building’s indoor air quality. Our odor removal service will make sure that your apartments are ready to rent, even when a smoker has recently moved out.

Restoration

Emergencies can terrify and overwhelm tenants and property managers alike. What do you do when your first floor has a flood or somebody’s kitchen catches fire? Soil-Away can help. Not only will we handle the damage after an emergency, but we can also assess your property to help you prevent disasters from happening in the first place. Furthermore, we’ll also help you deal with your insurance company after we make repairs.

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As a property manager, do you want to keep your building clean, healthy, and safe? Then allow us to help. We have full certification, and we’ll answer you whenever you call. Want to start with your assessment? Contact us today.

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Don’t Let Your Drain Backu …

A clogged drain is a real drag for any homeowner. It causes problems such as water resurgence and bad smells. It can also mean there is an underlying structural problem. If not treated properly, a drain backup can put your family’s and pets’ health at risk.

Blocked household drains often occur in the bathroom and kitchen. Regardless of the clogged pipe or drain, the result is the accumulation of wastewater. It is the stagnant water that can cause health problems. Soil Away is here to get your drain backup cleaned up as soon as possible.

Signs of a Backup

  • A strange smell coming from the drains.
  • More than one bogged drain.
  • Bubbling after flushing the toilet or running the sink.
  • Running one faucet leads to a backup somewhere else.
  • Toilets are flushing slowly.

How Toxic are Sewage Backups?

If the smell isn’t bad enough, a sewage backup can also spread severe illnesses and diseases. The National Resources Defense Council reports that sewage contamination causes nearly two million cases of illnesses each year. Sewage contains harmful bacteria and pesticides. It also carries residuals from pharmaceutical drugs, fungi, and other toxic substances. The most common bacteria found in sewage are:

  • E. Coli – Causes abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and occasionally death.
  • Acanthamoeba – Causes eye, nose, throat, and ear infections.
  • Salmonella – Causes abdominal cramping and diarrhea.
  • Heliobacter Pylori – Leads to an increased chance of ulcers.
  • Hepatitis – Causes liver infection and liver failure.
  • Leptospirosis – Creates muscle aches and vomiting.

When Drains Back Up

All drain backups are different and require special care. Sewage waste cleanup is especially dangerous. It requires professionals who know how to handle specialized equipment for the task. Touching or inhaling sewage can make you sick.

Always leave drain backup cleanup to the professionals. Once the sewage water is removed, sanitize your own property if the sustained damage is not too extensive. Use a solution of one part chlorine bleach and four parts cold water. Mix that with a small amount of mild non-ammonia dishwashing detergent to clean surfaces from the top to the bottom.

Before you return to your everyday routine, you need to sanitize your entire home. The electrical and plumbing systems need to be checked and fully repaired. And, all appliances need to be inspected for safety to ensure they are in good working order. Discard of any consumable goods and anything that cannot be properly sanitized.

Drain Backup Prevention

Preventing drain backups are the best way to avoid cleanups. In the basement, look for and seal any cracks in the foundation. If possible, raise or remove plumbing fixtures including toilets, sinks and washing machines. Also, install a sump pump in your basement to pump excess water out for drain backup cleanup. Do not wash grease down any drains because as it hardens the pipes will become clogged. One of the most important things to remember, do not flush anything down toilets other than bathroom tissue.

Drain backups are disastrous mentally and physically. A drain backup can lead to serious health problems, but you can recognize backups early on with these warning signs. If you do experience a drain backup that may contain sewage, contact Soil Away Restoration immediately. We are highly trained professionals who deal with drain backup cleanup properly.


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