Tuesday, 18 January 2022

What To Do/Not To Do With Water Damage


Winter is the time of year that our homes are more vulnerable for water damage. Winter storms can result in pipes bursting or roof leaks. Whether it is from a winter storm or any unforeseen event, here are some tips for water accidents. 


Tips To Avoid Water Damage


Your best protection for your home is the exterior. It is important to check these exteriors annually…window sealing, roof, and all brick and siding. All need to be maintained for any water events. Next, it is important to disconnect outside hoses each Fall and cover outside faucets. All guttering and downspouts should be cleared out a few times each year to avoid debris and ice blockage. And plant vegetation that will not wrap around pipes.


Inside the home, make sure to know where the water main is and how to turn off/on. Appliances can also be a common cause for water damage, so make sure to check and maintain hoses. Hoses typically have a lifespan of 5 years. Finally, be mindful of your water bill and water pressure. Monitoring your water bill can possibly detect a leak that might not be seen. And setting water pressure for around 40-70 psi can avoid high pressure that might bust pipes.


Steps To Take After Water Damage


The first step is to turn off the water in your home once damage is discovered. Next, turn off electricity, as water and electricity do not mix. Once you have a safer environment, put on protective gear to inspect your home. This is the time to move valuables to safer areas and protect any items you can by moving their locations. Once you have stabilized your home, contact your insurance provider to discuss the procedure for a claim.


Next, is deciding to employ professionals or clean up the damage yourself. There are restoration services available that will do the work. Professionals will bring equipment to start the drying out process. If you are going to do it yourself, use buckets and mops to remove excess water, then start the dehumidifying procedures of opening windows or using fans. 


Order A Dumpster


No matter though if you do it yourself or hire someone else, unfortunately there will be removal of damaged items throughout the process. Some items will succumb to damage right away and some damage of items may be noticed later in the process. Call Bin There Dump That to order a dumpster for the removal of all damaged items such as furniture, flooring, bedding, etc. We can help you with the perfect size and your insurance provider most likely will cover the cost in your claim. Water accidents are a stressful time, but be assured we will help you by easing the stress with quick setup and removal.



Monday, 3 January 2022

4 Steps For Your Kitchen Remodel


The most popular room for remodeling is the kitchen. It is usually the hub of the home and a kitchen remodel can return more on an investment than most other projects. 


Plan A Budget


Setting a budget for your kitchen remodel should be the first step for the project. According to Home Advisor, the average cost for a kitchen remodel is around $14,000. There are factors that determine pricing such as location in the country and how much needs to be replaced i.e. cabinets, appliances, and flooring. Setting the budget will help when shopping for products and contractors, but remember to allow for 20% above your budget for any unforeseen expenses.


Research/Saving Money


Once a budget is set, the fun begins in searching and shopping for your new kitchen items. Shopping is made much easier by the online options of seeing products. If you see something you like from a design, the site will usually include the company for purchase information. The possibilities are endless with the internet. The internet not only opens the doors for more options, it helps with saving money by comparison shopping.


Cabinets will typically eat up 25% of the budget, according to HGTV. Another way to save money can be with the cabinets, by updating with custom doors instead of replacing the entire cabinet. Appliances will also take up a lot of the budget. Staying with mid-range appliance upgrades will help the bottom line. 


Declutter/Schedule A Timeline


A very important step for this project is decluttering. A kitchen will collect many items that end up not being used and just stored away. Out of sight, out of mind. Now is the time to tackle that decluttering to not only create more space but to set up some organization system for when the kitchen might not be usable during the remodeling.


Since a kitchen remodel can be inconvenient because it cannot be used, it is important to schedule a timeline, minimizing the downtime of the kitchen. Planning way in advance will help to establish delivery dates of products, availability of contractors/laborers.


Order A Dumpster


Once the timeline is set up, the final step is the easiest...call Bin There Dump That. We can help you with the perfect size dumpster for YOUR kitchen remodel and can have it there quickly.