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Restoring hope during a pandemic

Restoring hope during a pandemic… Restoring hope during a pandemic can as simple as checking in with friends and family on a regular basis. Here at Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration D.K.I, we have continued to provide hope by providing much needed care and relief to those who have suffered a disaster such as a fire, […]

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Dealing with stress during COVID-19

Dealing with Stress? Dealing with stress during COVID-19 is common. Social distancing makes it even harder for everyone to communicate their feelings easily to others. This article will help you understand who is at higher risk, how you can help, and emergency numbers you can call if further help is needed. Three quick things you […]

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How do you clean up after fire and water damage?

How do you clean up after fire damage? Things that you should NOT do after a fire: Wipe or attempt to wash fire residues from walls, ceilings, or other absorbent surfaces as this will cause further damage. Use food or canned goods that have been exposed to heat- for your safety. Do not turn on […]

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Protect yourself this winter… from flu shots to storm prep.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF THIS WINTER… When someone is sick in an office, it takes only four hours for surfaces like coffee pot handles, copy machine buttons and the fridge door to show traces of infectious virus. Here are some tips that work help protect you this winter. SIP TEA Drink hot black or green […]

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Holiday traditions and recipes to share

From our family to yours… wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Joyous Kwanzaa.  Christmas: Wednesday December 25th Hanukkah: Sunday December 22- December 30th Kwanzaa: December 26th-January 01, 2020 Holiday traditions Christmas Tree The Christmas tree has been a holiday tradition for over 1,000 years. In 1510 the tree symbolized the Virgin […]

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Thanksgiving & Black Friday shopping

Thanksgiving & Black Friday kick off a holiday season with friends and family. Preparing meals and holiday shopping can be stressful. Enjoy happy and safe holidays with these tips. HOW TO DEFROST A TURKEY SAFELY: The turkey can be thawed in the refrigerator. Allow one day for every 5 pounds of meat. The turkey can […]

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Hunting camps and taxidermy items

Hunting camps and taxidermy items Hunting camps and taxidermy items often go hand in hand. Hunters take pride in their skills and are proud to show their prized items to others. Maine is full of avid hunters. These collections are something we see almost daily. We have one camp that we clean every summer for a […]

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Fall clean up and back to school

Fall clean up … Get the storm windows in before the snow flies. Have your furnace cleaned and test it to make sure it is running smoothly before you need it. Clean ducts ensure good air quality and a well run system.  https://www.bouchardcleaning.com/residential-services/residential-duct-cleaning-services/ Order your wood, pellets and propane for the stoves. Roll up the hose […]

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Bouchard Cleaning will assess, pack out, clean and deodorize as needed following a fire event in your home.

Fire and Smoke Damage Clean-up

 Can I clean up smoke damage myself?   There are many contributing factors that help us to decide how an item or surface should be cleaned. What burned in the fire will affect the cleaning method used. Certain fires also produce more difficult odors than others. When that Thanksgiving turkey burns (a protein fire), it […]

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Water Damage

How do I clean up water damage?

 Can I clean up the water damage myself? In almost all cases, you will need the help of Certified Restoration Professionals. The water could be contaminated and there may be hidden water behind the walls or under the floor. Our team is trained and qualified to identify and safely extract these water pockets. Many buildings […]

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