Restoration is the act of returning something to its original, intended state. A home, artwork, property, or other objects damaged or worn beyond their initial appearance, can be restored. Many restoration projects are suitable for DIY, but larger home restoration projects require home restoration experts.
The Need for Restoration
The most common reason for a restoration project is accidental damage. Depending on what region you live in, damage can occur from various natural elements, including insect damage. Termite damage occurs in 49 of our 50 states. Our far north neighbor, Alaska, is the only state in the US without termite infestations. Termite infestations need to be treated as quickly as possible. It is uncommon but severe, and untreated infestations can be unrepairable.
Treating the infestation and replacing the necessary structural pieces will preserve the home or property for years to come.
Water Damage Restoration
In the south, we see lots of storms roll off the coast. Water damage is typical in flood zone areas. Water damage can also occur from unfortunate accidents with the plumbing inside the home.
Restoring the home immediately after damage allows homeowners to salvage as much of the structure as possible. When damaged surfaces are left unattended, natural processes take over, and damage continues, typically with mold growth.
Mold occurs naturally. Mold growth can pose a risk to people with compromised lungs or immune systems. Toxic Black Mold is one of the most dangerous varieties and can lead to black mold poisoning. The mold spores can be challenging to remove as they grow on carpet, drywall, subfloor, or installation.
Professional mold restoration will ensure the job is done safely and correctly for you and your family’s health.
Not all restoration projects are due to natural disasters or accidents. Sometimes, historical homes are forgotten or neglected. Lack of maintenance and care takes its toll, and the building begins to fall apart. Restoring something that was a once beautiful piece of history to its original state is very rewarding.
Things to Consider
Once you decide you would like to complete your home restoration project, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.
How would you like to restore the project to its original state? Or, if restoring an old home, add some modern touches? It is essential to have a vision of what you want before you start your restoration project or begin work with a company.
Consider the project’s size. Can the project be achieved as a DIY project, or does it require a construction crew’s help? Depending on the repairs necessary, there can be several costs and necessary permits.
A Restoration Company for Your Project
If you decide your restoration project is too big of a task, you are in good company! Many people find home restoration intimidating and may not have all the right tools to do it accurately. The best thing you can do is hire a company you trust.
Many companies will take on restoration projects. It is best practice to consider using a company that specializes in restoration. You will find companies that specialize in water or mold restoration or old homes.
Finding and choosing a restoration company that specializes in your needs is a time-consuming task. General contractors work with many companies that perform specialty work, and they can take on this task for you. They will provide you with the best company for the job.
Choose a General Contractor
Standing Lites has 25 years of experience as the premier General Contractor for southeast Texas, Louisiana, and the surrounding areas. We provide qualified teams to get your home restoration project complete in a professional and timely manner. To receive your free restoration estimate, contact us today!