Water Damage Tips

Basement Waterproofing This Spring

Basement Waterproofing This Spring 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 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…

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 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 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 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 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…

5 Summer Chores: When to do it Yourself, When to Hire Someone

5 Summer Chores: When to do it Yourself, When to Hire Someone ​​Do you have summer chores? Are you going to DIY or hire someone else to do it? How do you figure out which tasks you’re going to do/which tasks you’re going to hire out? You have to consider cost, time, personal preference, and safety concerns. If you aren’t sure what to do, you can ask a professional. Most professionals will be happy to help you figure out if you want to do it on your own or hire. DIY Chores: Mowing the Lawn. This is one to do yourself, you save some money, get some exercise and fresh air. Staining and Painting. Smaller jobs like doors, fences, and decks you can do yourself. This is fairly easy to do. A lot of the time that you’re going to spend here will be for preparation work. If you do this properly the actual painting will go quickly. You should reseal and finish your decks and porches annually or biennially. Doing this yourself you can save a large chunk of money. An exception when it comes to painting is when it’s the exterior of an entire house.…

8 Home Repairs You Should Never Put Off

8 Home Repairs You Should Never Put Off Here are 8 home repairs that you should never put off. This includes caulking, musty basements, and leaky faucets and so much more. If you put these off you may have a larger problem in the future. The Musty Basement A damp basement can lead to mildew and mold. And it reeks. If you grade the yard, sometimes the water moves away from your home. If you install gutters and downspout extensions, they will channel the water away from the foundation, keeping the basement dry. Worst case scenario you will need to put drain tiles around the footings.  You will need a professional and a couple thousand dollars. Rotting Deck Boards Wooden decks are prone to rotting and deteriorating. (Even more so if they don’t get a lot of sunlight.) Sometimes only one part of the deck will rot, other times the entire thing will rot. This will cause the entire thing to be unsafe. You will need to replace every rotting boards.  If you are doing rip and repair work you can use a reciprocating saw. Saw the boards…

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