Handyman: Keep Your Home Well-Maintained

It never fails here in Michigan we always get one day in the spring when we get a torrential down pour. It seems as if that is always the day the power goes out and the sump pump fails. Water restoration is a large part of restoration services provided by companies. Many homeowners think that they can clean it up themselves without thinking about how the dampness will affect the area. What many people don’t understand is that water can stick around and create mildew and mold. Even after it feels dry to the touch areas can still be damp. When not thoroughly dried through water restoration techniques damage can occur.

If you need to apply for a mortgage, the lenders will inspect the home before approving the loan. It is important to ensure that the house is in good condition and there is no water damage restoration santa clarita in the basement.

We worry about your security, comfort and peace of mind, because your home might be your largest investment. We understand how valuable that is to you and your relatives and we make sure to deal with whatever we come upon to the newest standards and neighborhood construction codes.

What about those black streaks? Streaks on your roof are evidence of mold–and as you probably know, mold is hazardous to your health if inhaled. Mold grows easily during humid periods, especially on roofs that face north. If you don’t deal with them as soon as possible, they will eat away at the roofing material, and eventually eat through it, causing leaks. You can kill two birds with one stone by trimming back nearby trees, thus diminishing the possibility of damage due to falling branches and leaves while also removing from the mold the damp, shady climate in which it thrives.

Hardwood floors can also be cleaned with a damp mop, but only if the finish is in good condition; otherwise, water might get into the wood. It is also important that the mop be only slightly damp for this reason and those mentioned above.

Treat your wall to a dolly! No, not to a child’s toy but to a specially made anchor and toggle bolt! The shank of a dolly expands when you screw it tight. It can be used to hold a picture or other light object in place on the surface of a hollow wall where there is no underlying stud to nail to.

If you are able to locate a leak in the flashing, you may be able to repair this yourself if you have some knowledge in roofing and can secure the necessary materials.