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Restoration Ideas You're Sure to Love

After owning the same house for more than 20 years, it came time to decide whether to sell the home or fix it up. And after weeks of contemplation, I realized that I just was not ready to close the door on all the memories held in the home. But I also didn't want to live in a shabby old house anymore. So, I decided to do get involved with some restoration projects – the kitchen, bathrooms, and living room were all updated, as well as the roof. I also redesigned the entire property's landscape to give it a brand new look. Now that everything is complete, I miss the process! So, I thought I would relive some of my favorite projects by sharing ideas, tips, and tricks for renovation that might interest you. Hopefully you'll find the things I have to share inspiring and encouraging.



Restoration Ideas You're Sure to Love

    The Importance Of Proactively Monitoring Your Home's Concrete Foundation

    If you live in an older home or in an area with soft soils, then it is important you proactively monitor the state of your home's foundation. You should look for obvious cracks and watch for the common signs of foundation damage inside of the house. This is important because fixing a crack is a lot less expensive than fixing a major structural problem. How Residential Foundations Become Damaged Residential foundations are typically made of poured concrete or concrete blocks, and they are not impervious to damage.

    What To Do When You Experience A Septic Tank Back-Up Emergency

    Hopefully, your septic tank functions properly and does not experience any issues. If you experience a flood around your property, though, you may have to deal with a septic tank back-up emergency. However, if you find yourself experiencing a septic tank emergency, here is what you should do. You should never have sewage come into your home. If for some reason sewage enters your home, the first thing you need to do is make sure that your family and pets are safe.

    How To Strip Paint From Furniture

    Painting furniture is very trendy right now, especially with so many different paints available specifically for painting furniture, such as chalk or milk paint. But what about when you're over that trend and want a stained piece of furniture, rather than a painted piece? You can strip down the piece using a paint stripping process that will help get the wooden surface back and allow you to stain it as you please, without marring the piece.

    3 Gear Pump Services That Help Your Gear Pump Function Optimally

    When using a gear pump for your line of work, it is going to be essential that this pump functions as it should for you. This article is going to discuss 3 different gear pump services that can help to ensure that your gear pump functions optimally for you.  Pump Testing Before you are actually given your gear pump, it is going to go through an extensive testing process to ensure that it works properly for you.

    4 Reasons To Buy Bedding Made From Hemp Fabric

    Consumers who are seeking an alternative to bedding made from polyester and cotton should consider purchasing bedding made from hemp fiber. Although hemp has been used to produce products ranging from paper to rope since the beginning of civilization, it has fallen out of favor in modern times. Fortunately, hemp is currently experiencing a renaissance. Following are four reasons to purchase bedding made from hemp fabric.  Hemp is Sustainable

    Remove And Replace A Section Of Wallpaper That Was Damaged By Water

    If a section of wallpaper on one of your bedroom's walls has been damaged from water, as a result of a leaky rooftop that was recently replaced with new roofing materials, remove the damaged section of paper and replace it with the steps below. Once you have finished the repair, your bedroom's walls will have a uniform appearance. Materials measuring tape  marker utility knife putty knife damp sponge with abrasive surface bucket of warm, soapy water electric heater wallpaper scissors wallpaper adhesive paintbrush or foam brush  seam roller Remove The Damaged Paper, Clean And Dry The Wall

    Understanding The Process And Benefit Of Mold Spore Sampling

    One of the biggest concerns for new property owners is the danger of mold growth inside the house. Since indoor mold growth can be difficult to find, you may want to work with a specialist to help you test for it. One of the best ways to identify it is by working with an environmental remediation company to test the property. Here's a look at what you can expect from the process.

    Three Options For Cleaning Your Gutters

    Cleaning your gutters is a messy albeit necessary chore. Junk that builds up in your gutters can create dams that trap water in your gutters. This creates breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other annoying insects. Furthermore, gutters that do not drain properly can leave your home susceptible to ice dams. Thus, you need an effective way to clean your gutters.  Bucket and Trowel To clean your gutters, you really do not need specialized equipment.