Water Damage Tips

Basement Waterproofing This Spring

Basement Waterproofing This Spring November 26 2020 - Spring is here again, and with it comes warmer temperatures and the potential for heavier rainfall. This season can be one of the worst of the year for your basement if it’s prone to letting water in, and even a little water entering your basement can lead to more serious problems over time. If you’re worried about your basement taking on water, talk to Supreme Services about basement waterproofing in Windsor and Essex County. The start of warmer temperatures is usually accompanied by a spring thaw, where the moisture that was frozen in the ground starts to move again. This can lead to waterlogged soil and more moisture getting into your basement. When combined with the extra rainfall that can happen at this time of year, this puts extra pressure on your basement and can lead to more water getting in. If you had water getting into your basement last year, now is the perfect time to get ahead of it happening again (and getting worse) with our basement waterproofing services. Over time,…

Waterproofing in Windsor For Your Unfinished Basement

Waterproofing in Windsor For Your Unfinished Basement November 26 2020 - If you have an unfinished basement in your home, you may have experienced problems with water seeping into your home or high moisture levels in your basement. Even though there may not be the same risks of immediate property damage with an unfinished basement like there could be with water entering a finished basement, leaving this situation untreated can still have serious long-term negative effects on your home. At Supreme Restoration Services, we have a highly experienced team when it comes to basement waterproofing in Windsor. Let us help prevent water and excess moisture from causing damage in your home. Effects of Water and Moisture on Your Basement Water leaking into your unfinished basement can not only lead to more problems later on, but can be a sign of serious issues with your foundation. If you see water getting in, this can indicate cracks in your foundation, which is likely to get worse over time if left untreated. Water getting into your basement is also a leading cause…

Ready for the Winter Snow Melt? Waterproof Your Basement Now

Ready for the Winter Snow Melt? Waterproof Your Basement Now March 15 2021 - Windsor and Essex County experienced a great deal of snowfall this February, and besides the immediate challenges that the extra snow creates, there’s also a lot to plan for before the snow melts. With a large amount of snow melting at the same time, many homeowners are at greater risk of basement flooding and crawl space flooding. Whether you’ve already experienced water getting into your basement or crawl space, or just want to help prevent crawl space or basement flooding before it happens, talk to Supreme Services. We offer complete crawl space repair and basement waterproofing in Windsor and Essex County. Basement Waterproofing in Windsor and Essex County Basement waterproofing from Supreme Services is a great way to prepare for the melting snow. WIth waterproofing for your basement, we can help prevent the wet and damp basement floor, pooling or standing water, musty odours, condensation and potential mould growth that can come with a leaky basement. Our complete range of waterproofing…

Sump Pump Installation and Service in Windsor

Sump Pump Installation and Service in Windsor November 26 2020 - A sump pump is a crucial part of keeping water out of your basement. If your home has a basement, you want to not only make sure you have a sump pump, but that it’s properly installed and in good working order. A sump pump that’s not installed properly, isn’t the right size, or isn’t working properly can leave your basement more vulnerable to water damage. At Supreme Restoration, we offer complete service and repairs for sump pumps in Windsor and Essex County. Basement Waterproofing and Sump Pumps in Windsor If you’re finding that your sump pump isn’t taking out water from your basement, it may be in need of repair or is not installed correctly. At the same time, if you find that your sump pump is constantly running even when there’s no water for it to drain out, your system is likely in need of service. The team at Supreme Restoration can take care of all of your needs when it comes to sump pump repairs in Windsor. No matter what the issue is with your sump pump, we can…

With High Water Levels & Flooding Expected, Now's a Great Time for Windsor Basement Waterproofing

With High Water Levels & Flooding Expected, Now's a Great Time for Windsor Basement Waterproofing June 23 2020 - With high water levels continuing across Windsor and Essex County, the risk of flooding continues to be a concern in Windsor, Tecumseh, Lakeshore, and towns across our region. With higher than normal water levels comes an increased risk of basement flooding in the near future, and that can cause serious damage and headaches for homeowners. To help prevent water from getting in your basement now and down the road, talk to Supreme Restoration. We offer complete basement waterproofing in Windsor and the surrounding areas. Basement Waterproofing in Windsor and Essex County Windsor basement waterproofing services from Supreme Restoration are a great way to get your basement ready for the increased water and rain levels in the area. With our reliable waterproofing method, we can keep your basement dry, keep water out and help prevent mold from forming. When you contact Supreme Restoration for a free assessment, we will inspect your basement and property to identify what you need to keep the…

How To Fix Cracks In Your Drywall

How To Fix Cracks In Your Drywall June 23 2020 - As your house settles the walls will crack from the doors and windows (typically the corners). No matter if your walls are made from plaster or drywall you can repair them. Make sure the area is ready to sand and paint. And make sure you use paper tape, as it is stronger than fiberglass tape for this type of repair. For cracks that are deeper than ¼ of an inch. Remove the loose materials and use a crack filler that is quick-setting to be sure the area is on the same level as the wall. Then continues as usual. Back the shallower cracks: Remove all the loose material from the crack. Use masking tape to protect the wall studs. To make sure you don’t get air bubbles underneath the tape get the tape wet with water and then lay it over the crack. Squish the extra compound and air from underneath. Apply another layer of crack compound and feather it from all sides at least 2 inches on either side. Let it dry. Apply another coat or two of the compound and feather it 6-7 inches on either side.…

How to Fix a Water Heater Pilot Light

How to Fix a Water Heater Pilot Light June 23 2020 - It’s Monday morning and just as you’re about to rinse out the shampoo from your hair and Icy cold water starts cascading down your body. It’s happened to all of us and it can easily ruin your day – but don’t worry, replacing the thermocouple usually does the trick. If your hot water has suddenly stopped working, there’s a good chance that a bad thermocouple has shut off the gas to the pilot light and lucky for you, replacement is an easy DIY repair. What is a Thermocouple? A thermocouple senses the heat of the pilot and allows gas to flow to the burner. A bad thermocouple will shut off gas to both the pilot and the burner, so the pilot won’t stay lit. If you have a natural propane gas water heater and you suddenly don’t have hot water, chances are the pilot has gone out. The water heater pilot is a small flame that ignites the gas burner on your water heater. When the pilot goes out, try relighting it by following the directions on the water heater label. If the pilot doesn’t…

How To Refinish Your Wood Floors

How To Refinish Your Wood Floors June 23 2020 - Here is how you can clean and refinish your hardwood flooring without sanding down to bare wood. You will need to rent a buffer at your local hardware store, and you will need a vacuum. If you have never buffed a floor before practice in the center of your room until you know how to use it. Once you have messed up the finish, you need to apply a water-based polyurethane. Water-based it more expensive but you can recoat in 3 hours while the oil-based polyurethane needs 8 hours to dry. You will need to recoat it every 2 years or whenever needed. Clean Take all the furniture out of the room and clean with some kind of hardwood cleaner. You can make your own using 10 units of water and 1 part vinegar. Wipe the floor with a terry cloth mop or with a towel that has been wrapped around a mop head. Make sure to leave doors and windows closed to minimize the dust in the room. Remove all the furniture, and spray the floor with a hardwood flooring cleaner or your own mix of 10 parts water to 1 part…

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