How To Clean Walls After A Fire

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If you recently experienced a fire in your home, you probably have quite a bit of smoke and soot on your walls. It is important that you clean them soon so those stains don't set in, making it even harder to remove them. These tips will help you to clean the walls after a fire. Reduce the Smoke Odour After you have a fire in your home, you should start by getting rid of the odour.

28 March 2016

Salvaging A Flooded Basement

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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