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Electrical Accidents Can Happen When You Least Expect It.
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Sacramento, CA - 916-765-5366 (Dry Rot and Water Damage 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!

Is Your Sacramento Vinyl Flooring Turning Black?
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Sacramento, CA - 916-765-5366 (Dry Rot and Water Damage 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.


That Drip Coming From Your Window May Be A Sign Of A Bigger Problem.
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Sacramento, CA - 916-765-5366 (Dry Rot and Water Damage 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.


Wood damage to wood framing general contractor in Sacramento


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Looking for Walmart in Carmichael, CA? New Store Just Opened
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Sacramento, CA - 916-765-5366 (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366)



Looking for Walmart in Carmichael, CA?

New Store Just Opened


Residents in the Carmichael area now have their own Walmart store, no need to drive across town to get those bargain Walmart products. The new store is located at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Manzanita Avenue in the Madison Manzanita Shopping Center.


Walmart Neighborhood Market

6005 Madison Avenue

Carmichael, CA



The new Walmart in Carmichael is open for business.


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Amazing Home at Carmicheal
Luigi Caprio
5932 Via Casitas

3BR/2+1BA Condo

Year Built 1971
Sq Footage Unspecified
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 1,002 sqft
HOA/Maint $166 per month

Property Features

Central A/C Central heat Laundry area - inside

Community Features

Swimming pool(s)

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Contact Info
The Caprio Group, Inc.
The Caprio Group, Inc.
Licence # 00977362
(916) 712-9000
For sale by agent/broker

Equal Opportunity Housing
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Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael, CA Grand Re-Opening
Sara Telleen (Sacramento Home Store)

Your Carmichael Real Estate Agent Here With This Weeks Big To Do!!!

The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is Celebrating is Grand Re-Opening on Friday! 

If you have never been to the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, you are in for a treat.  It's right here in Carmichael and it is just a beautiful nature area. (2850 San Lorenzo Way at Ancil Hoffman Park) Hundreds of school children visit the beautiful center for science field trips every school year.
Effie yeaw nature trail
They are having a re-grand opening event this Friday, tomorrow, from 6pm to dark.  After their brief meeting, you can meet their resident owls, Luna and Sophia,  take a guided tour to look for bats, owls and other creatures of the dark, and participate in a silent auction while enjoying refreshments. 

The weather has been a little weird lately, but tomorrow should be a very nice evening for this special Carmichael gem!

For more info: 916-489-4918

I know that I'm excited!  See you there!

September 10, 2010
Annual meeting and Grand Re-opening celebration of the of the Effie Yeaw Nature Center Friday evening.
Click this quick link for details:  
Nature Center Grand Re-opening: Friday Sept. 10 <>

Special thanks to Flickr user markdm48005 for the fantastic photo.


Oh, by the way, if your considering buying a home in the Sacramento Valley... I live breath and specialize in Carmichael Real Estate and would be happy to help.  Just visit me at for more info.


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Entertainer's Dream : 6249 Landis Ave, Carmichael 95608 : New listing!
Lori Kim Polk, Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento ( Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services)

Beautiful home with guest house and pool!

6249 Landis Avenue, Carmichael, 95608 View Map

Designed for comfort, this gorgeous 5 bedroom contemporary style home offers beautiful hardwood floors, upgraded kitchen and many understated comforts. Exquisite master suite with library sitting area and lovely master bath. Private quest house with kitchen, new wrap deck with inviting pool, water fall and and spa. Close to American River Parkway, schools and shopping. Don't pass up this gem! All furniture is also for sale.
Elite Realty Services
Office: (916) 681-5112


Asking Price:
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Lot Size:
0,51 acre
# of Floors:
Garage Size:

Contact Info

Lori Kim Polk and Ryan Dressel
Staging Pros at Stage Right Design

Cell 916-300-0402
Dir 916-300-0402
Email | Website

Lori Kim Polk
RES Home Staging Group
Stage Right Design
Roseville, CA 95661
Email | Website

All information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.

Lori Kim Polk is owner of Premiere Home Staging, a full service Home Staging and Design Corporation and nationally recognized leader within the home staging industry located in Roseville, California.  Lori Kim has a warehouse full of unique accessories and quality artwork to better serve their growing list of clients in the Sacramento areas. She has been featured in Staging Standard Magazine, Sacramento Magazine, Sacramento News and Review, KFBK radio and SMUD's Home of the Future.  Proudly serving realtors, homeowners and investors in Granite Bay, Rocklin, Lincoln, Sacramento, and surrounding areas with exceptional home staging.

Lori Kim has helped stage and market hundreds of homes in the Sacramento, Roseville, and surrounding areas since 2005. Our stats say it all.....current DOM with our staging is 12 days.  Call us today at 916-300-0402  for our premier services. "We are changing this market one home at a time!"


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