Tips for Making Old Furniture Look like New
When I got married, my mother passed a family heirloom onto me that was a piece of old, wooden furniture that had been in the family for generations. Since it was showing its age, I decided to see if I could learn how to restore it. Before I worked on it, I decided to practice on a few furniture pieces I grabbed at a second-hand store. I soon learned that restoring old furniture was more difficult than I expected, but I also learned how much I love to do it! I soon fell in love with my new hobby and am always working on a new piece. I know there are people out there who want to learn how to restore furniture, so I decided to create a blog to share my tips and tricks for learning a new hobby. I hope I can help you learn your new craft!
Sometimes people sell items from their homes that …
Even a small fire can cause extensive damage to a …
When a foundation is damaged, there are lots of di …
Bathrooms are prime real estate for mold spores—ba …
As the owner of a commercial building, the functio …
Sometimes people sell items from their homes that have been present during a fire, but escaped the flames. You can do that, but the furniture, clothing, toys, etc., will all have that smoky smell. If you spot some items at a yard sale that you are considering purchasing, but you think that they may have smoke damage, here is how to a) know for sure/spot it, and b) fix it.
Even a small fire can cause extensive damage to a home in a very short period of time. Following a fire, homeowners will need to invest in having restoration work done as quickly as possible. Otherwise, it may be impossible to restore their home to its pre-fire condition.
What Types Of Repairs Will Be Needed After The Fire?
Following a fire, there are a number of different types of repairs that will be needed.
When a foundation is damaged, there are lots of different ways a damaged foundation can be dealt with. How the foundation is fixed really depends upon the specific foundation issues with your home.
#1 Spot Piers
A spot pier is a pier that is dug out by hand, not using any fancy equipment. The holes for the pier are then filled in with concrete. Spot piers are used for shallow foundations.
Bathrooms are prime real estate for mold spores—bathrooms are often very humid, poorly ventilated, and susceptible to condensation or puddling water. All of these conditions make it the perfect location for mold spores to grow and thrive. Since bathroom mold is so common, many homeowners simply ignore it aside from periodically cleaning it. However, this is a mistake—mold that spreads to a porous surface in your bathroom is often nearly impossible for a homeowner to control, and the mold can spread further from there into adjacent rooms in your home.
As the owner of a commercial building, the functioning structural components are going to be a little different than your typical residential structure. One specific example of what can be completely different is the roof of your building. Many commercial buildings are large in size, which means the average steepled or sloped roof would not make much sense. Most commercial buildings have more of a flat rooftop or a rooftop that is only slightly sloped.