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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.

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Restoration Ideas You're Sure to Love

    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.

    5 Steps For Restoring A Basement After A Flood

    Homeowners that have basements are aware of the possibility of getting water in it. The source could be a bad foundation, heavy rainfall, floodwater through your window wells, or even a burst pipe. When any of these events happen, you'll need to take the proper steps to restore your basement to the way it used to be. Address The Issue Causing The Flooding You'll need to stop the issue that is causing your basement to flood.

    How To Remove Black Mold From An Area Rug And Clean Its Surface

    Mold spores can cause respiratory problems and destroy fabrics if not treated. If you own a small area rug that was exposed to wet conditions and it has an unpleasant, musty odor and black specks on various parts of its surface, there is a good chance that black mold is present. Learn how to eliminate this type of fungi with the following steps and clean the rug so that it is restored to the shape it was in before the damage occurred.

    What To Do If Your Hardwood Floors Sustain Water Damage

    One of the substances that is most susceptible to water damage in your house are your hardwood floors. Hardwood is generally more susceptible to water damage than other flooring types. However, if you take the right steps after your floors have been flooded, you can save your hardwood floors. #1 Act Quickly The first thing you need to do is act quickly if you suspect water damage. The sooner you are able to address the water damage, the better chance you have of saving your floors.

    4 Tips For Preventing And Removing Graffiti At Your Business

    Graffiti is a pervasive form of vandalism, whether it is spray painted over the front of your business or if it is scrawled across a mirror in your public restroom. Managing graffiti requires a mix of preventative techniques coupled with the quick removal of any graffiti that does happen to show up on your walls. The following tips can help. Tip #1: Restrict Access The simplest way to stop graffiti is to restrict access to the walls of your building, especially after hours.

    Everything You Need To Know About Soot Restoration

    After a fire, it's crucial to act quickly when restoring your building and items back to their former glory. One of the biggest problems to contend with after a fire is soot damage. Just like a stain, it's important not to let the soot settle for too long or that will make it that much harder to remove it. Here are some things you should know about soot restoration. Avoid Further Damage