Whether your home has been struck by a natural disaster or if you had a major plumbing issue that caused flooding in your home, you're likely ready to get your home back to normal as quickly as possible. You might even be thinking about diving in and trying to handle the problem yourself. However, what you should know is that water damage restoration generally isn't something that you should do on your own.
28 November 2016
The rains are coming. Have you cleaned your rain gutters yet? If you haven't, you should take care of that as soon as possible. Your rain gutters do more than just keep the water off your porch. They protect your home against several different types of water damage. Here are four reasons why you need to clean your drains before the rains arrive. Protect Against Basement Flooding If you have a basement, you need clean rain gutters.
23 November 2016
Your new asphalt shingles may look strong and reliable, but that doesn't mean that they're actually invincible. In point of fact, the elements can damage roofing shingles in a number of ways not limited to the common types of damage, such as having your shingles blown off by wind or having the granules knocked off by hail. Other types of damage that the roof can incur from the elements include having the sun's UV rays oxidize the surface of the roof, causing it to become more brittle, and suffering damage from thermal shock or the freeze-thaw cycle.
22 November 2016
One of the most common home improvement projects that most homeowners will undertake is painting, but it can often be a bit tricky for many people due to the potential for ruining the appearance of your home or a room. Listed below are two steps to take before painting your home that can help protect the appearance of your house. Strip The Paint One of the biggest mistakes that you can make when painting a room in your house or the exterior of your home is to simply paint over an existing layer of paint.
17 November 2016
If you are in the process of laying new tile, you may be surprised at what you will find when you start ripping out your old floor. If you have found mold when you removed your floor, this is likely due to a water leak in the past. Even if you cleaned up the water on top of your floor, some of the water likely leaked beneath the flooring without you knowing about it.
16 November 2016
If you've just been through a flood that's damaged your home, the immediate thought on your mind may be about repairing everything quickly. However, if you have to make extensive repairs to the structure of the house, the wiring, and more, you could consider making the repairs a remodeling job, adjusting certain features of the home to better withstand potential future flooding. However, remodeling to place outlets higher up on the walls, anchor equipment and appliances, and so on, can be quite expensive.
11 November 2016
The longer it takes you to get water out of your home, the more likely it is that you will have problems with mold and mildew. Because of this, it is important to start the clean-up process quickly. The first step to dealing with water damage is to get the water out. Even when the water is gone, you will want to dry your home out and make sure there is no moisture left behind.
11 November 2016