Right after a fire or flood is the most emotional time for many people. It is the moment that you return to your house and survey how badly your home was effected, and you realize just what it will take to return to normalcy. It can be tempting in that situation to put off working on your home. Perhaps you contact a restoration company with limited hours of operations and accept that they will return your call after the weekend. This ignores the many benefits of calling someone who has a 24-hour emergency service.
Mold can start growing in warm, moist conditions within 48 hours. Those spores are sneaky, and they can hide out in the forgotten crannies of your house until a flood or a fire gives them the ideal growth medium. Don’t forget, fires that are put out with water will leave waterlogged sections which can give mold a place to grow before you have even moved your furniture. A company that provides 24-hour emergency service can get to all those potential mold hot spots before the mold can become a problem.
Protecting Your Lungs
Smoke from even small fires can get into your HVAC system and leave soot circulating through your home long after the fire has been extinguished. Mold spores can also grow in the vents after they have been soaked to extinguish a fire. Either of these situations can hurt your health: the soot can scar the alveoli of your lungs and the mold spores can trigger allergic reactions. Restoration companies that get to work on your home right after you call clean out the soot before it gets embedded in the duct work and becomes part of the air you breathe.
Prevents Further Damage To Your House
The worst part about fires and floods is that their initial damage is not the end. No, the water introduced from putting out the fire and bacteria brought in with the flood water fester in tiny nooks of your home, slowly eating at the wooden substructure of your home. Termites, mold, and wood rot follow. A professional who gets into these tiny nooks within the first 48 hours after a disaster protects your home from those outcomes.
Smooths Over The Insurance Process
Paperwork can only get worse the longer you ignore it. You forget important items and details of the disaster. However, having a third party catalog the items that got damaged immediately after the emergency ensures that nothing is lost or forgotten. You can also focus on filing everything that needs to be filed if a professional has already squared away the physical signs of the disaster.
Saves Your Favorite Furniture
The sooner that you remove your sofas from a flooded room, the less damage it will sustain. The mold spores won’t have a chance to start growing on the fabric if it is dried out quickly. The wooden parts of the furniture don’t have a chance to warp, and the soot particles can’t get ground into the fabric so that your furniture smells permanently of smoke. Depending on how badly your house suffered, you could also need to protect your furniture from the elements. Holes in the wall can expose your beds and chairs to rain and UV rays, which will further damage them. A 24-hour service can pack them up and clean them up before any of those things happen.
Contact A Professional Who Has 24/7 Emergency Services
We at Satin Touch understand how distressing floods and fires are. This is why we can be reached at any time at 763-954-0744. Once you call, we will pack out damaged furniture and ship it to a warehouse to repair. We’ll provide a week’s worth of clothing for you, and, space permitting, find you and your family temporary housing.
Satin Touch performs a variety of home repair. We have experience in water intrusion, storm damage, fire damage, remodeling both commercial and residential properties, and painting. If you have any question about home repair, contact us. We’re here to help.
Homeownership is a constant process of improvements. Not only are you taking care of annual and long-term maintenance, you are also keeping the home modern and stylish along the way. Home improvements are a wonderful way to maintain the value, comfort, and aesthetic appeal of your home, and homeowners are always looking for smart ways to do upgrade.
Interior and exterior paint might be the perfect way to improve your Blaine MN home. Most people thing of repainting as a form of redecorating. You can absolutely use paint to redesign, but paint is also essential to surface-layer home improvements.
Let’s explore the top six ways that Blaine interior & exterior home painters can enact repairs and make your home a nicer place to live.
1) Restore Exterior Siding
Exterior siding is often the most neglected aspect of home maintenance, but it doesn’t have to be! Siding that is still in good condition can be completely refreshed with a new layer of paint or the appropriate finish. In many cases, the old layer of finish will be removed and the siding will be inspected and, if necessary, repaired. From there, new paint is applied in a color of your choosing. The home will look fresh, new, and clean in a way it hasn’t in over a decade.
2) Remove Scuffs and Stains
Walls take a certain amount of damage over time. Scuffs and minor stains are considered wear-and-tear for paint. You may not be able to scrub away stains if the paint is too soft, and scuffs can damage the paint so that only new paint can fix it. You don’t have to live surrounded by scuffed walls. All you need is a fresh coat of paint and all those scuffs and stains will be completely gone.
3) Child-Proof and Pet-Proof the Walls
If your house is home to an active family, it can really help to have the right paint. Gloss and semi-gloss paint is washable with a sponge and more resistant to damage. This makes it ideal for families with pets and children. Repainting the interior of your home can make it much more resistant to mess, scuffs, scratches, and crayon without impacting the quality of interior design.
4) Personalize Rooms and Outdoor Spaces
Home painting is often used to personalize a house for the current residents. Painting a bedroom makes it feel more personal for the family member who sleeps there. Painting a family room can make it feel more welcoming for the whole family. You can even use exterior paint to personalize the home or the porch or sheds and out buildings.
5) Reclaim a Once-Personal Room
You can also use interior painting to reclaim a room that was once personalized. Empty nesters often repurpose bedrooms into guest rooms. Right now, spare rooms across the country are becoming home offices. By repainting, you can bring back that neutral, professional feel of an personalized room, making it more welcoming for guests or working at home.
6) Upgrade Style & Increase Resale Value
Interior and exterior painting your Blaine home is an excellent way to upgrade the style. For your family, you can update an older home to feel more open and stylish. For a home you plan to sell or rent, a fresh coat of paint makes the home look and feel newer. An upgraded style brings a home competitively onto the market, appealing to what buyers and tenants are looking for today.
If you are considering home improvements or redecoration for your Blaine MN house, we can help. Contact us today to talk about your vision for interior and exterior home painting.