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Secret Places Standing, Stagnant Water Likes to Hide

Standing water can cause numerous problems that can harm your home and, if it gets bad enough, your health. Today, we’re going to go over some of the common and not-so-common places that water tends to sit stagnantly.

Dangers of Stagnant Water

Having stagnant water can cause serious problems with your bathroom and your health. Below are some of the common problems caused by stagnant water:

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Why You May Need Water Mitigation Services and Not Even Know It

What Is Water Mitigation?

Water mitigation is the process of restoring a property to its prior condition before any water damage occurred in the space. The process typically involves cleaning, sanitizing, drying, repairing, and restoring. However, because every property is unique and the extent of the damage may vary, water damage cleanup can look different from one situation to the next. 

As a homeowner or a business owner, you expect to perform some maintenance from time to time to keep everything in your building in good working order. However, there are some situations (like a severe storm) that can leave you with repair work that you simply weren’t prepared for. 

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Why Our Role of Liaison Is Important to Our Project Management Services

As general contractors, we don’t just handle the building of your home, addition, or remodeling. We also offer you a project management team that will coordinate all of the services required to make your dream home a reality. Here are some of the reasons why our role as liaison between you and these contractors is important.

Locating and securing necessary contractors

Our project management team will seek out plumbers, electricians, or HVAC experts to help us complete your work with the highest quality installations and repairs. We also secure their contracts, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

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How To Test Your General Contractor to Make Sure You Made the Right Decision

Choosing a general contractor to build or remodel your home can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know anyone that can give you a referral. Randomly choosing one from the internet, even with looking at reviews, can be dicey. Before you let your chosen general contractor touch your home, ask them these questions to verify you made the right decision.

Ask for insurance certificates.

Your general contractor should have at least two types of insurance certificates. The first is the workers’ compensation certificate. This proves that the company will take responsibility for any injuries that happen while the job site is active. The other insurance certificate should be for a liability or umbrella policy. This protects you in the event that damage is done in the process of the work.

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3 Ways to Utilize a Room Addition

Have you been thinking about a room addition? With everyone stuck at home together, it is only natural to be looking for ways to get a little privacy. There are a lot of different ways you could use a room addition in these times. Here are just a few ideas you might not have thought of.

Family work room

Most kids are doing school virtually, and their parents are also working from home. Why not make study and work a family activity? It’s easy to become distracted when working on your own in an environment where you usually relax, and that’s just as true for your children as it is for you. Having one work room where everyone can keep each other on task and parents can help with schoolwork is a great way to take advantage of a room addition.

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What Kind of Flooring Is Right for You?

When you are working on a remodel, renovation, or new construction, it will seem like you have a million and one decisions to make. One of those decisions is the type of flooring you will have laid. If you’re redoing an old room, it might not occur to you to change the type of flooring, but this is the perfect time to do so.

Adding the item of replacing flooring to your construction project is actually a lot more cost effective and beneficial than you might think. If you’re getting walls redone, a room addition, or a complete remodel, you’re already emptying the room down to the bare bones. That means it is very convenient to upgrade your flooring as well, and it usually doesn’t add that much onto your overall construction costs.

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How to Design a Mudroom

A mudroom is an amazing addition to any home. Once you experience one, you’ll instantly understand what makes them such an attractive, although easy, room addition. Mudrooms keep the rest of your home clean while also giving you more organization to maximize your time. Here are some elements to consider when designing a mudroom.

Hobbies and sports

If you participate in sports or other activities outside your home, a mudroom can be a lifesaver. Most homes only offer sparse coat or entryway closets that offer a clothing rod and little else. A mudroom gives you plenty of organized space for your sports and hobbies. Consider the equipment you have and will need in the future and design cubby holes for everything.

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How to Prepare Your Home for Painting

If you’re on a budget, you’re probably looking to cut corners wherever you can while still getting a professional to do the actual painting. One of the things that can save you a ton of money is preparing your home for painting before the contractor arrives. If you don’t, you’ll have to pay an additional fee for that service. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide for prepping your home for professional painters.

Move and cover furniture.

If you have any furniture against the walls, you’ll have to move them to the center of the room. If there isn’t enough space for everything, you might have to move some things out of the room altogether. Any furniture that remains in the room should be covered with plastic or a sheet to protect it from any potential paint splatters.

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Taking Advantage of Necessary Water Damage Repairs to Make a Few Upgrades

The recent tropical storms and hurricanes have reminded everyone that water damage is a common occurrence in Florida. If your home has recently sustained water damage, it might be a good opportunity to get some upgrades and renovations you’ve been putting off. Here are a few upgrades you can easily incorporate into your water damage repair project.

Flooring Upgrades

If any room in your home was immersed in water, even just an inch or two, you will likely need to replace the flooring. Carpets will definitely need to be replaced, as well as cheaper flooring materials like linoleum or other synthetic flooring. 

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Preparing to Remodel Your Kitchen

Have you been dreaming of the perfect kitchen for the holidays? Now is the perfect opportunity to get your kitchen ready for big family meals and preparing care packages.

Before you can jump into your remodel, you have to make a lot of preparations. You will be without the use of your kitchen during the entire period of the renovation, which means you’ll need to make other arrangements. Grilling or picnics are great options if you don’t want to order out every meal. Either way, not being able to cook is going to significantly increase your food bill for the month.

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