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Your Carmichael Shower Needs a New Enclosure
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)

 

 

Your Carmichael Shower Needs a New Enclosure

 

 

I get to see a lot of damaged tub and showers in the Carmichael area of Sacramento. Homes and apartments both have a need for the repair and replacement of shower walls. This an be a fairly easy repair if the damages have not extended too far into the wall.

Long periods of neglect can allow water damage and dry rot to take place inside the wall and floor. It is best the address the problem right away. It is suggested that the work be done by a qualified contractor in Sacramento.

 

 

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What Water Heater?
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)

 

What Water Heater?

 

 

There are some safety issues that we need to keep in mind when it comes to water heaters. One of those important safety requirements is the free flow of air around the unit. In order to function correctly space needs to be kept open.

While talking about something else in this home, it was mentioned that the water heater still needs a pan under the unit. It can be done easily when the unit is temporarily moved.

I didn't realize it was in the room we were standing in at the time.

 

 

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Dry Rot Repair in Carmichael, CA
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)

 

Dry Rot Repair in Carmichael, CA

 

 

Tromler Construction specializes in Dry Rot Repair and Water Damage restoration in the Sacramento Area. If you are in need to get the cost for repair on your home or business, Tom Arstingstall is a dry rot contractor who can help. With over 25 years of experience in all areas of construction repair, he knows what to look for and how to repair the damages.

 

There will be a crew of workman in the Carmichael area of Sacramento this week if you are considering having some repairs done. Need an estimate? This week may be a good to for you to get that done.

 

Of course if you have any other needs and are in the market for a general contractor give Tromler Construction a call at 916-765-5366. Whether it's dry rot repair, water damage restoration or other repairs, Tom will be more than happy to help you this week in the Carmichael area.

 

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A bad repair will only make others wonder what is behind it.
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)

 

A bad repair will only make others wonder

what is behind it.

 

 

As a general contractor in Sacramento, I get the opportunity to see a lot of water and dry rot damages in the Sacramento region. I have seen rotted wood in various stages of severity. Water damage in the early stage may be very common, but the badly damaged wood is usually what I get called to repair.

 

Quite often the area of leaking has been patched by someone in the past. Some are good patches and some are just downright silly. The patch can often be a sign of the repair, or lack of, that was done. When you see a poorly patch area, don't you wonder what it looks like below the surface.

 

Maybe it's just me but the patch work, what you see when the work is done, is a great indicator of the repair itself. There is a certain level of confidence in a contractor who has completed a repair and you can't even tell that there was a problem at one time. That's the kind of professional service that I want to see in my home.

 

I got a chance to remove a previous patch today. Though the building had been painted recently, there were signs of water staining in the area. The plywood cover was the solution by the contractor who did this work. I was asked to fix the repair.

 

Upon opening the water damaged area, it was a mess. Clearly there was not even an attempt to fix the water leaking problem. There was a hole in the roof – Still! The leak caused damage to the sheetrock fire barrier and the plywood siding above the walkway. There was no attempt to repair the siding, or drywall, much less the roof itself.

 

So rather than have a job completed, the rains continued the add to the moisture intrusion. The paint hid the signs of leaking for a while but the truth came out eventually. I got the chance today to fix this Sacramento building and restore it to a much better appearance.

 

So consider opening up the patchwork that was not done correctly, it may reveal some hidden problems that will only get worse. In the worst case the repairs are okay and the ugly patch can be done right. Either way, a bad patch is not a good thing to leave unchanged. Hire an experienced contractor to do the job right the first time.

 

 

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Electrical Accidents Can Happen When You Least Expect It.
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)

 

Electrical Accidents Can Happen When You Least Expect It.

 

Electrical panel in an apartment in SacramentoAn apartment community was going to have an important HUD inspection for Section 8 housing, and had an electrical concern. A few years ago, an electrical contractor ran a surface mounded conduit on the ceiling from the dining room, through the kitchen, and to the panel. Beside the fact that it looked ugly, HUD will not approve the unit.

So I was asked to make some changes so that it would pass the inspection. This included pulling the wires through the ceiling rather than on the surface. I needed to drill a hole above the panel in an area that I thought would be safe, I was wrong.

Apparently, the contractor ran a wire in the same place that I thought would be safe to drill. The drill bit cut through the romex and there was a shower of sparks raining through the hole. So I had to make some additional repairs that I hadn’t planned on when I started. J

Sometimes these things just happen, even to a contractor.

 

The good news is that I was able to open the ceiling and fix the problem without calling anyone out. Because of this, we were able to stay on schedule and finish on time; one of the benefit of hiring a licensed contractor J

Electrical accidents can happen to contractors too!

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Is Your Sacramento Vinyl Flooring Turning Black?
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)

 

Is Your Sacramento Vinyl Flooring Turning Black?

 

Often times we will see vinyl flooring turning black and showing through, usually this will happen near a source of water. Vinyl flooring around toilets black spot in vinyl flooringand tubs is a prime location for this sort of discoloration. Water leaks and gets under the solid surface and accumulates underneath. This happens a lot, but what if there is no immediate source of water nearby?

Why would flooring have discoloration in the middle of the room? The answer is not always easy to determine but the problem will continue until it is resolved. Moisture may be seeping up through the concrete slab through a crack or have a severely moist spot where moisture is being absorbed into the vinyl flooring.

There are several possibilities and many different solutions to the problem. Getting a professional opinion may be very helpful in getting the problem resolved.

I feel it is important to note that just because the area is black, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is mold.

 

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That Drip Coming From Your Window May Be A Sign Of A Bigger Problem.
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)


That Drip Coming From Your Window

May Be A Sign Of A Bigger Problem.

 

How many times have you had that little drop of water inside your window during a rain? Water damage to wood framing can result from that water that drips down to the window sill, or runs down the inside of the window from inside the sheetrock above.

Wood rot above window


Do you wonder where that water leak is coming from?

That is the important question, until the source of the water can be found and corrected, the problem will only get worse. The leak will get worse and there will be more water damage within the wall. This water damage can easily lead to mold and mildew on the sheetrock, insulation, and wall framing. Wood rot will usually be a part of the damage.

water damage repair in SacramentoA visual inspection of the exterior is a good start to detecting a leak. Often the source of the water intrusion can be easily detected. There may be holes or cracks above the window that are clear signs of a potential problem. The roof can also be failing, so the roof should be inspected.


What if you can’t find where the leak is coming from?

By the time we get a call, the leak has been happening for quite a while; sometimes for years before a contractor is called in to help. If the damage has gotten to the point that the building materials are destroyed, we usually go ahead and open up the wall. Since the material needs to come out and the interior of the wall dried, it is a great opportunity to follow the water back to the source.

Water can be followed back and usually the source of the water intrusion found. Having experience in the detection of water intrusion is where a qualified contractor can help. If you are having a problem water damage to wood framing, and dripping around a window, consider contacting a contractor with experience in water damage repair experience.


If you are in the Sacramento area, we would be glad to check your water intrusion.

 

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