what you need to know about water damage

I am the first to admit that I am not the best home repair person in the world. When something breaks, it usually takes me a while to figure out how to make the repairs or to break down and hire someone to make the repairs for me. When my dishwasher was leaking, I made the big mistake of not taking action immediately. Instead, I just stopped using it. I thought that not using it solved my problems, but it didn't. About three weeks later, I had to hire a repair contractor to fix all of the damage that the dishwasher had caused. Find out about water damage on my blog.

3 Projects Around Your Home That May Require Sandblasting During A Renovation

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A home renovation could potentially be one of the biggest projects you ever face as a homeowner, since it involves an array of different processes, projects, techniques, and equipment. From swapping out fixtures to investing in new floor coverings, there are naturally going to be some places where you will need to save money. Saving money on a home renovation project often means doing what is necessary to save important features and elements, which can involve sandblasting. This process involves using equipment to blast away surface finishes of certain things so they can be refinished to look like new. Take a look at these three projects around your home that may require sandblasting during a home renovation.

Restoring an antique metal bath tub. 

That lovely claw foot bath tub you have in your home is a piece of history and has all kinds of vintage charm, so keeping it is only logical. The problem is, the finish might be flaking and corroded. Thankfully, these tubs are quite commonly restored via sandblasting. In most cases, the tub will be taken from its spot in the bathroom and set up in an outside area where it will be sandblasted down to the underlying tub material. It can then be refinished with a new coat of polymer to give it a new look. 

Removing paint from your home's exterior. 

In a lot of cases, there is nothing wrong with the siding that you already have; it only needs a facelift of a different color of paint. If part of your home renovation project is going to involve painting your home, you can be fairly certain that sandblasting will be involved, especially if your home has stone cladding exterior that has been previously painted. In these processes, most sandblasting contractors use some form of dustless sand blasting

Refinishing an old stairway. 

Whether the stairs and railing in your home are metal or wood, they can usually be refinished, restored, or rejuvenated in some way, and in many cases, sandblasting is part of the process. If you have an old iron railing on your stairs that is coated with several layers of paint, for example, the paint can be sandblasted away to reveal the underlying black iron surface. Removing the finish from stairway components usually involves disassembly of the materials, but in some cases, dustless sandblasting can be used inside the house to save on time. 

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25 January 2017