Month: August 2020
Remodeling Services We Offer …
There are many different reasons that homeowners decide to do remodels. Sometimes they just want to switch things up and make modern updates to their home. Other times, a remodel is necessary due to a disaster like a fire or flood. Whatever the reason, Soil-Away provides remodeling services for any area in your home. We have years of experience remodeling homes. We complete the work in a timely manner at a budget friendly cost. In addition, we strive to communicate with homeowners throughout the entire remodeling process so that there are no surprises. Read on to learn why you should consider a remodel and three examples of remodeling services we offer.
Reasons for Remodeling
There are 4 reasons why homeowners should remodel their homes:
- Safety and disaster prevention – Some areas of your home might need a remodel to make them safer, hopefully preventing any future disasters. For example, maybe your home is old and the wiring and appliances in your kitchen are faulty and having issues. Don’t let it get to the point where a fire might occur in the kitchen. Get a kitchen remodel as soon as possible.
- Remodeling after a disaster – When a disaster has occurred, homeowners have no choice but to remodel the affected areas. Whether this is remodeling a flooded basement or ripping out old fixtures in the kitchen and replacing them with new ones after a fire, we do it all. Disasters are tragic but allow the post-disaster remodeling time to help you get the home of your dreams.
- Aesthetic reasons – Sometimes homeowners remodel purely for aesthetic reasons. Over the years, homes gradually become outdated. Remodel different areas of your home to achieve a more modern style.
- Practicality – A remodel can also be all about practicality. For example, maybe you need more space to spread out in your home so you remodel your unfinished basement. Remodeling helps homeowners to get the most out of their homes.
3 Areas to Remodel:
The kitchen is a popular place to remodel. At Soil-Away, we will remodel from top to bottom. We do everything including replacing appliances, installing new lighting, putting in new cabinets and countertops, and more. After the remodel, your kitchen will be much more durable and also a comfortable place to cook, eat, and relax!
A basement is another area homeowners often choose to remodel. Basements are often the first place in the home to be damaged by a flood and will need a remodel once all the water is extracted and the area is cleaned. Other times, homeowners will have an unfinished basement that they want to finish so that they can use the area to relax or as a kid’s game/playroom.
The bathrooms of the house are another popular space to remodel. Often homeowners just want to update their outdated bathrooms with new fixtures, lighting, tiles, and to add more natural light. In addition, if a bathroom is damaged due to a flood or sewage backup, a remodel will most likely be necessary. Take this opportunity to revamp the look of your bathroom, making it a calm, peaceful, spa-like space.
Soil-Away provides homeowners with numerous remodeling services. After a disaster like a flood or fire, remodeling is often needed. In addition, some homeowners just want a remodel to update their home and make it more modern and practical. Whatever the reason, Soil-Away is here for you! Contact us today to discuss your remodeling needs.
Restoration Services: Mold …
Mold growth is a common occurrence in homes. Mold grows in moist environments and it can spread quickly. The growth of mold in the home is problematic for a couple reasons. First, it is unsightly. If you are trying to sell your home, potential buyers will be turned away if they see mold anywhere. Second, mold can actually be dangerous to your health. Mold can cause a wide range of health issues including asthma and skin conditions. Elderly people, those with compromised immune systems, and people with preexisting lung conditions are typically the ones most susceptible to mold-related illness. If you find or suspect mold growth in your home, it is important to immediately call a restoration services company like Soil-Away. At Soil-Away, we come in and remediate the mold in your home in an efficient and effective manner. Read on to learn about three spots in the home that are most susceptible to mold growth.
The bathroom is one of the most common areas for mold growth in the home. This is a room that is filled with moisture due to the shower. Even if you use the fan or open the windows, it can still be difficult to get enough ventilation to this area. Often mold growth will start inside the shower and spread to the walls and ceiling inside the bathroom.
The basement is another area where mold growth is common. Since basements are typically underground, they are a lot more humid than the rest of the house. Mold growth can occur anywhere in the basement but especially in spots where there may have been a prior leak. For example, if your furnace has leaked in the past, this is an opportunity for mold to grow. Even if you think you got everything dry after a leak, often mold can hide in the walls and floor making it difficult for homeowners to even know that it is there.
The laundry room is another spot where mold can grow. Whether your laundry room is in the basement or on the main level of the home, it is a humid, moist environment. It is important to occasionally pull out the washer and dryer from the wall and inspect the area behind them. This is a hidden spot where mold could be growing without you knowing.
Remediation Process and Restoration Services
So you have mold growth in your home: what next? Call a restoration services company like Soil-Away. We have the tools and experience necessary to remediate mold from your home. We use moisture sensing equipment to detect hidden moisture that might be causing microbial growth behind walls or under the floor. The next step is cleaning and sanitizing. We remove porous material like drywall and dispose of it. By using HEPA vacuums, dry-ice blasters, and other tools, we remove remaining mold spores to prevent further growth. After cleaning and sanitizing, we dry and restore the area using HEPA filtration devices and dehumidifiers. Finally, we have the area tested for mold to see if our goal of reducing the mold spore count has been successful.
How Do I Prevent Mold from Coming Back?
Now that the mold situation has been remediated, homeowners often wonder how they prevent the mold from coming back. According to the CDC, there are several things to do to keep mold out of the home. Steps to take to prevent mold include controlling humidity levels, quickly fixing leaks, thoroughly cleaning/drying after a flood, and ventilating those moist areas like the shower and laundry room. The CDC also recommends keeping humidity levels inside the home between 30% and 50% to help prevent mold. Using an air conditioner and a dehumidifier can help with this.
Discovering mold in the home can be frustrating. Homeowners often wonder if they will ever be able to get their mold problem under control. Thanks to restoration services companies like Soil-Away, mold remediation and control is possible! We help remediate mold in the home, and carefully inspect high moisture areas like the bathroom, laundry room, and basement. Our cleaning, sanitizing, and drying techniques help make your home safer by greatly reducing the mold spore count. For more information about the mold remediation services we provide, contact us today.
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