Montana Home Improvement Blog
Needing Home Improvements? It can be very difficult to find the right person to do the home improvements that need to be done. Here are a few tips to help you out:
First, research the project that you want done, you may also want to contact a building inspector to find out what building permits you will need for the work that you want done.
Second, get the names of not one but of several contractors. Speaking with family and friends can help you in this process. Find out what contractors they have used in the past for their home improvements.
Third, always check references.
Fourth, when you consult with a contractor, make sure you get written bids on the work you need done and compare the bids.
Fifth, make sure that your contractor is registered and that they are also insured and bonded in case anything were to go wrong. This is always the last thing on our list of worries but accidents do sometimes happen. You do not want to be held liable in the event that they do not have insurance.
Sixth, get a written contract. You need to have the name of the business, their address, the type of work they will be doing at your home, the amount of money for the work, if any subcontractors will be used, any warranties on the work, and whether the contractor will obtain any necessary licenses and permits for the work.
Last, but not least, inspect the project and communicate with the contractor. If there are any issues, make sure that they are in writing. This helps to avoid confusion and protects both parties. Thanks to the guys at carpet cleaning Missoula for the advice on finding a local home improvement specialist in Montana. Other resources include the following:
www.business.umt.edu/OrganizationsOrganizations. Bureau of Business and … The Bureau—a research department within the The University of Montana School of Business Administration
organizationsState Wide Western Environmental Trade Association The mission of the Western Environmental Trade Association (WETA)
Volunteers Help Boulder Flood Victims
Boulder Flood Relief (BFR) has been launched in Boulder, Colorado to provide aid for flood victims. Within two weeks BFR had 3,000 volunteers and with winter approaching the need for more support will intensify. The community has been stepping up its efforts and also gaining support from local businesses that want to help as well.
Businesses from Water Restoration Companies donating time and equipment to restaurants featuring appetizers where all the money benefits flood relief efforts. The flood is reported to have caused $2 billion in property damage not to mention the priceless family possessions. The flood also caused the death of eight people and roughly 1,800 homes have been completely destroyed. The damage has been horrendous and the residents of the counties that have been flooded are devastated.
Water damage to homes that are still standing can be so harmful because it can damage the infrastructure, the moisture is heaven for mold and mildew to grow and thrive and spread throughout the home. If a home has had a lot of water nesting in the home for a while and it’s ignored mold and mildew can actually start growing in a matter of a couple days. Once mold begins growing you have to start replacing the drywall, reinstalling installation, and painting again which becomes very expensive. This is why it is so important to get a water restoration company in your home as soon as possible to dry your home and prevent further damage.
Over the years many studies have been conduct on the effects of mold in your home. All studies have concluded it’s not a good situation and it will cause illness. Mold has been proven to create allergies, inflict breathing problems, and can even cause cancer. If you are having water issues it is very important to seek help and at times like this you can have your insurance company cover a lot of the costs most of the time. Like the natural disaster in Boulder it was something unexpected and most people do not have the money to pay water restoration companies in events like this and in places like Boulder people do not even expect flooding to occur.
It’s best to get the job done before you reach the point of mold and mildew because then you could be looking at replacing dry wall, painting, and basically rebuilding parts of your home. This is very expensive and you’ll be wishing you had found a water damage restoration professional. Check into your insurance company and make sure they cover water restoration.
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