Repairing, Restoring and Repurposing Old Decking: Tips. Ideas and Facts
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Repairing, Restoring and Repurposing Old Decking: Tips. Ideas and Facts

A deck is a beautiful outdoor asset to your home, and the right deck can make your living space seem larger. Hi, my name is Jackie, and I am a lover of all things related to the home. I enjoy decorating, repairing, restoring, and reading about ideas and even cleaning. Thanks to the success of our family business, I am able to work from home, and as I spend so much time here, I want it to look beautiful. If you want to have a beautiful home, I want to help you as well. In this blog, I am going to focus on decks in particular. I want to talk about repairing them, restoring them and reusing their old wood in new projects. If you want ideas or inspiration, I invite you to stay, take a look and enjoy these posts.

Repairing, Restoring and Repurposing Old Decking: Tips. Ideas and Facts

Flood Damaged Carpet? Try Carpet Restoration Instead Of Replacing It

Esperanza Arias

If your home has been affected by floods, then you may have had considerable damage done to your carpets. Often, it may seem like the only option is to replace the carpet. However, if you don't have an insurance policy to cover the replacement and have to pay the cost yourself, this can be a very expensive undertaking. Fortunately, it is possible to have your carpets restored by a professional carpet restoration company like Revive Disaster Recovery. Here is a rundown of the process involved in restoring your carpets after flood damage.

Initial consultation

The first step is to have your chosen carpet restoration visit your home to give you an assessment of the extent of the damage. They will be able to advise you of what services you'll require to get your carpet back into top shape, and give you a comprehensive quote for the cost involved.

Once you've reached an agreement on what's required and the cost, then the company can begin the restoration process. Unfortunately, in some cases the carpet may be too damaged to restore and will need to be replaced. If the carpet has been contaminated with sewage or a chemical contaminant, then it won't be a candidate for restoration because of health and safety issues.

Mould prevention treatment

When carpet has been affected by flooding, there is a very high risk of mould infestation. This can smell disgusting and destroy your carpets and underlay. It can also pose a significant health risk to the occupants of your home.

Your carpet restoration company will use an anti-microbial agent to treat your carpets which will prevent mould from growing. They will also make sure that your carpet is given a thorough drying treatment, which will eradicate the moisture that mould needs to thrive on.

Cleaning treatment

Finally, your carpets will be given a comprehensive clean to remove the dirt and debris that has been left as residue in your carpet's pile. This is generally done using steam cleaning and the carpet will again be thoroughly dried after the cleaning process.

Included in the cleaning will be stain removal and deodorising.  This will eliminate the brown stains and the stagnant smell that is often left on carpets that have been water damaged.

Having your carpets restored is an effective and inexpensive option compared to having your carpets replaced. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how clean, sanitised, and fresh your carpets will look, smell, and feel after treatment by carpet restoration professionals.