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How to Deal with Smoke Damag …

Where there is smoke damage, there was a fire. At Soil-Away, our team of professionally trained restoration technicians understands the devastation a fire causes. We know the frustration and fatigue of trying to recover once you’ve been affected by a fire, too. 

Once the fire is extinguished, restoration can feel like an impossible task. Smoke damage is insidious, and if it’s not handled by professionals, it can resurface for years to come, especially on hot, humid, or rainy days. With our specialized, high-tech restoration systems, we will eliminate all smoke damage so there is no remaining smoke odor. 

IICRC-Certified Soil-Away Restoration will get you back to pre-loss conditions with a restoration plan designed specifically for you. They train in the latest technologies and techniques. This means our technicians will clean, deodorize, sanitize, and restore your property to pre-loss conditions as quickly as possible. 

Our Process

First, we listen. Although we have handled many smoke damage and fire restoration incidents, this situation is unique to you. We want to hear about your experience and prioritize restoration based on what you deem most important.  

Then, based on your priorities, we will work with you to determine what to salvage and what to discard. 

Next Steps

Next, we thoroughly evaluate your situation. Then we’ll present you with a detailed list of how we plan to clean and restore your property. We establish a flexible timeline, so you know exactly how long your restoration will take. We will also provide this list to your insurance adjuster to assist with the claim processing. 

Our technicians will photograph and document all affected areas and specific items, taking detailed notes of soot and smoke odors. We want you to understand the processes we will undertake to restore your property completely. We will also provide copies of this information to your insurance adjuster.

How Soil-Away Can Help

We treat all your valuables as if they were our own and have a higher rate of salvaging soft contents (bedding, clothing, stuffed animals, etc.) than any other company in the region because of our Esporta Wash System. The Esporta Wash System utilizes technology, special cleaning cycles, and powerful, but safe detergents to restore salvageable soft goods to pre-fire use.  

Furniture, appliances, family photos, wedding china – whatever was in soot and smoke; we make every effort to restore it to pre-fire condition. We will set aside and verify with you any valuables we cannot restore before transporting for disposal.  

Communication is key. Fires are traumatic and stressful. We want to alleviate further stress by effectively communicating with you. Without burdening you with unimportant details, we reach out during every step in the process. We want you to be completely aware of what we are doing and how our timeline is working. 

About Soil-Away

Soil-Away Restoration has served our friends and neighbors in Manchester, Concord, northern Massachusetts, and southern Maine from our Hooksett, New Hampshire office for decades. 

Our independent, family-owned business maintains comprehensive, up-to-date training for all our technicians, and we are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. 

Call us TODAY to help make your restoration process as quick and painless as possible. We will not disappoint you. 

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4 Ways To Get Rid of Smoke O …

Smoke odor can be a pesky household smell to get rid of. It lingers for a long time and leaves a terrible stench in your home. Try these tips to get rid of odor following smoke damage, and your home will smell much fresher!

Use Vinegar on Household Fabrics

If your soft fabrics seem to be harboring irritating smoke odors, vinegar could be your best friend! Before you use vinegar on these items, you’ll want to remove them from the affected areas. Gather up your sheets, blankets, etc., and add about a ½ cup of distilled white vinegar to your laundry wash to rid them of the odor. When you dry them, don’t use high heat, as this can often render the process ineffective. Once they’ve dried, don’t put them back in a room that has smoke damage until you’ve gotten that odor out of the room.

Try Baking Soda on Carpets and Furniture

For large items like your couch, mattress, and carpet, baking soda will be effective in drawing out the lingering smoke odor. Sprinkle the baking soda over the surfaces, trying your best to spread it evenly. Allow the powder to sit for about an hour. After it’s set, vacuum up the baking soda. You’ll need to use some of the attachments on your vacuum to really get into some of the more narrow spaces.

Afterward, you may need to evaluate if this step should be repeated. Depending on the level of smoke damage and how long it has had to seep in, you might need to go back and do it again. Luckily, it’s a cheap fix, so there are no worries there!

Volcanic Rock is a Possible Solution to Remove Smoke Damage

It sounds pretty crazy, but this little trick works! Volcanic rock absorbs moisture and odors. It’s also natural and non-toxic, so you don’t need to worry about bringing harmful chemicals into your home. You place them in discreet places, such as under furniture, and allow them to work their magic. It’s inexpensive, simple, and doesn’t take a lot of time.

Stubborn Odors Require A Bit More Work

If you’ve tried the easy fixes and nothing is working, it’s time to invest in some solutions that will get rid of the smell for good. The next step may involve hiring a smoke odor removal company. Their process may include a deep cleaning of all the affected areas. There is also a chance that after cleaning the interior of your home may need to be painted and carpeting replaced. This will usually have to be done if the smoke damage is more severe and has deeply penetrated surfaces. It can be costly to do, but it’s ultimately worth it.

Remove Smoke Odor from Your New Hampshire Home

If you live in the Manchester area and you want to repair the smoke damage in your home, give Soil-Away a call! We can help you enjoy living in your home again. Learn more about what we can do for you today. Call 603-641-6555 to get started.


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