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We are proud to serve the central Maine region and beyond. That’s why we host and participate in a number of events that help support a greater community for us all.

In addition we also host an annual customer appreciation event and we are the proud founder of Fire Forward, an initiative to help families who have been affected by fire in their homes. Browse our photos below, follow our Facebook page, and stay up to date with what Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration is doing in the community!

 

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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How do I clean up mold?

How to prevent your exposure to mold and protect your family from possible symptoms… Wear a N95 face mask when raking leaves, dusting or entering an area that may contain mold. Stay out of areas affected by mold until professionals can restore it. Something to consider… Something many of us do not think about is that […]

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Ice, snow and frozen pipes…

  With bitter cold January weather on it’s way, problems can arise from these drastic temperature changes. Ice dams can form and pipes can freeze causing significant damages to your home or business. Ice Dam Ice dams occur after a heavy snowfall when warm air in the attic causes the roof to warm and the snow to […]

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Restoring holiday traditions…

From our family to yours… wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a beautiful Kwanzaa. Christmas Day Tuesday December 25th, 2018 Hanukkah December 02 thru December 10th 2018 Kwanzaa December 26th thru January 1st 2019     Restoring holiday traditions…   Holiday classics There is nothing like sitting down with family and friends […]

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Thanksgiving safety, tips, recipes and a Black Friday breakfast must!

DID YOU KNOW…. HOW TO DEFROST A TURKEY SAFELY: There are three ways 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 be submerged in water if it is in leak proof packaging. Allow 30 minutes for every pound […]

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Duct cleaning services for better indoor air quality

Indoor Air Quality Clean air ducts are the foundation for good indoor air quality. Homeowners and business owners want to breathe clean indoor air for themselves, their guests, employees, and customers. Over several years, air ducts can become contaminated with mold, fungi, and bacteria, as well as dust. Routine HVAC doesn’t remove them. Proper removal […]

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Exciting things are happening at Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. D.K.I.!

Press Release August 07, 2018  DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced that Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. of Bangor, ME has renewed it’s membership. In order to renew, Bouchard has to continually meet DKI’s membership requirements of providing proper licenses, insurance minimums, certifications, background checks, and other DKI qualifications. This partnership allows […]

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