2015

  • 3 Tips For Performing Fire Restoration In Your Home To Prevent Further Damage


    A fire can easily start small and completely engulf your entire home within a few minutes. If your home is still standing after the fire, then you may be in for a long and tedious restoration process. How well your home can be restored to its original condition depends largely on how extensive the fire damage is. However, the steps that you take following the fire can help to minimize the amount of damage your home may experience.
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  • Three Common Window Screen Problems And What You Can Do About Them


    Window screens are often overlooked when doing chores and maintenance work on your home. However, because window screens keep insects and other pests from entering your house and allow you to have fresh air when the windows are open, it is important to keep them in good shape. To keep your screens in good condition, you need to know how to handle some minor problems. Here are some common problems you may have with your window screens and some tips to help you fix them.
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  • Making The Grade: How To Choose Kitchen Cabinets


    Cabinets are an important part of the overall design of your kitchen. Kitchen cabinets are separated into several quality categories, called grades. These grades are used to assess both the price-point and quality of a given cabinet and can help you assess which cabinets are right for your kitchen and budget. Learning more about them can help you decide what type of kitchen cabinets best suit your needs. Ready-to-Assemble (RTA)
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  • What To Do When Your Home And Personal Items Are Under Water


    You wake up to find your basement flooded and you have boxes and furniture sitting in water. How do you recover from such an event? Quick action on your part will save some of your personal items. You'll also need help from a water damage restoration company. Here is how to approach a flood in the home so you'll save as many items as possible. What Can Be Saved Depends on Timing and the Flood Source
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  • Understanding Hard Water, Its Potential For Causing Damage, And What You Can Do


    Hard water is a serious problem that impacts millions of homes across the country – one that creates a serious risk of damage if left untreated. That's why you need to know how to detect this problem and eliminate it from your home. What is Hard Water? Water hardness is determined by the concentration of dissolved calcium and magnesium: the higher the levels, the harder the water. These dissolved chemicals (known as calcium carbonate) are measured by the number of milligrams present in each liter of water.
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  • Four Tasks That Need To Quickly Be Done To Prevent Mold From Water Damage


    If your home has been flooded, water damage can lead to other problems like mold and mildew. If you act quickly, you may be able to avert serious problems in your home. Some of the things that you will need to do include removing waterlogged materials, pumping out standing water and using fans to dry the remaining water. Here are some of the things that you will need to do when your home has been flooded to prevent potential mold and mildew problems: 
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  • What You Need To Do If Your Apartment Experiences Sewage Backup


    Recently, a woman with three children faced a nightmare scenario: living in an apartment filled with raw sewage. The situation was made even worse by the fact that she couldn't find an alternative living environment while her landlord struggled to get the damage repaired. Thankfully, you can more effectively deal with this situation by adhering to these simple guidelines. Get Your Family Out of There The moment you see uncontrollable sewage backup emerging from your toilet, you need to get your family out of there as soon as possible.
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  • How To Recognize When It's Time For A Tuckpointing Job


    Buildings made from brick and stone built using masonry techniques are remarkably long-lived. Little maintenance is required. The actual stones, blocks, or bricks used within the walls stand up just fine without needing much attention, for up to a century. On the other hand, the mortar generally needs repair every 30 to 40 years. When compared to newer construction methods, the sheer durability of quality masonry work is in a class of its own.
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  • Three Sources Of Lead Paint In The Home And Community


    Lead paint was a popular option for homes and other buildings leading up to the year 1978. Properties built after that should be clear of lead paint due to the government placing a federal ban on it due to several health problems it can cause. There are still several old buildings which may have lead paint inside, which is why lead paint abatement is so serious and needs to be done correctly.
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  • Fighting Recurring Mold: Four Ways To Lower Humidity Without A Dehumidifier


    Mold loves humidity. That's why you often see it appear in bathrooms and basements. It only makes sense, then, that lowering the humidity in your home can help prevent mold growth.  Dehumidifiers, however, have their own downsides: in addition to the up-front cost of the machine, they run on electricity and can increase your monthly energy bills. They also need to be emptied regularly, have filters that must be cleaned or replaced, and require periodic cleaning of the coils and water tank.
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