Salvaging A Flooded Basement


If you have just had an incident occur where water is leaking into your home or place of business, hiring a water damage specialist will be necessary to minimize the risk of damage your structure obtains. Many people are not sure what they should do when they see water pouring into their basement area. Here are some tips to use when dealing with a situation where water damage can become a problem.

3 March 2016

Stripping Your Cabinets – It Can Be Done Yourself


Stripping paint to refinish the cabinets in your kitchen can be a lot of work, but oftentimes, it is time well spent. Before you apply that first coat of paint stripper, take a few minutes to read through the tips below and you will reduce the time and effort that goes into this big project. Purchase the Right Materials Before you begin, make sure that you have everything you will need to get the job done right the first time around.

18 February 2016

Three Basic Steps For Successful Water Damage Repair


Water damage in your home is something that can be highly frustrating, as well as dangerous to your health. This is because standing water, especially dirty water from the toilet or other plumbing fixture, will lead to heavy moisture buildup, which then leads to mold and mildew growth. Your family should not be breathing these things in, which is why immediate action is important when your home has suffered from any type of water damage.

9 February 2016

Tips For Flooded Basement Cleanup And Prevention


Having to deal with a flooded basement can be a real nightmare. The flood water can not only damage your property but also destroy your basement floor and walls or even cause the flooded area to be damp and moldy. The best defense against a wet basement is a functional drainage system around your foundation walls that diverts water away from your home. You should also consult a water damage restoration expert about the installation of a sump pump to control water flow into the basement area and have your foundation walls sealed.

6 January 2016

Caught In A Flood? 4 Steps To Clean And Protect Your Flooring


Floods can destroy your home, especially if you don't get the water cleaned up fast enough. Unfortunately, you can't always get started on the clean-up right away. This is particularly true if you're out of town when the flood occurs. If you're flooring has been damaged in a flood, you'll need to act fast to neutralize the damage. Here are some step-by-step instructions to help restore your floors and rugs.

14 December 2015

The Devil's In The Details And The Gutters: Include Refurbishing Protective Systems In Any Historic Building Renovation


Renovating an older building is a challenge and a process of discovery. Many property owners develop a new respect and appreciation for older technology and materials when they fix up a neglected architectural treasure from the past. They soon learn that a historic property's rebirth isn't merely a cosmetic transformation. As you restore your older building's many aesthetic features, take special care to include its protective and utilitarian components. The roof's drainage system is a good example of a historic feature to make right before you invest in interior décor that will only be damaged by the next big rain.

19 November 2015

Protect Your Slate Roof With Custom Copper Flashing And Gutters


If you have a home with a slate roof, consider having your flashing and gutters custom fabricated from copper. Here's why it could be worth the extra cost and effort. Your flashing is what helps keep your roof in good shape. Slate roofs are expensive, but they are also incredibly durable. Depending on the type of slate that's on your roof, you can expect a slate roof to last anywhere from 50 to 200 years -- if it's properly maintained.

27 October 2015

Steps To Follow When Your Home Has Been Flooded


Flood waters can cause a huge amount of damage to your property and does so fast. Flooding is one the most damaging natural disasters because water can seep into places winds or ice cannot. Learning how you can help to salvage your water-damaged property is important, especially if you live in a region that is historically known for flooding. Make Sure The Main Power And Gas Sources Are Off Never enter a flooded home without contacting the power company first.

2 October 2015

2 Signs Your Bathroom Is Suffering From Underlying Water Damage


If you have children, you might be used to mopping up flooded bathroom floors and drying out towels. Unfortunately, that water accumulation might be seeping under baseboards and wicking into drywall, which can spark rot and mold growth. Here are two signs your bathroom is suffering from underlying water damage so that you can do something about it: 1: Paint Problems Does your paint seem a little strange? Before you chalk up the problem to an unprofessional installation, you should consider the fact that those walls might be hiding water.

17 August 2015

Hand Railings Can Be Elegant Too - Restoring A Staircase's Old Look With New Functionality


If you are remodeling an older home with staircases, don't forget to upgrade the hand railing for safety in your home. You don't want to have someone slip and fall just because you didn't upgrade this important safety feature. Here are three ways to restore your staircase hand rails so that they can be beautiful as well as functional. 1. Keep Classic Look With Restoration If you are trying your best to keep all original woodwork and decor within an older home, there may be charming hand railings that adorn a staircase.

30 June 2015