Carmichael (Sacramento, CA)
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Racing to Beat The Rains
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)

 

Racing to Beat The Rains

 

We knew the rains were coming today and tomorrow but it had to be done by Friday. So we got busy in getting the forms ready, concrete poured and build a temporary cover to protect the wet concrete. The rains were off and on all day but I think we are good for the inspection on Friday.

 

 

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So You Think Your Carpets Are Clean? Move Your Couch!
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)

 

So You Think Your Carpets Are Clean?

Move Your Couch!

 

It is at the time a tenant moves out that I get calls for contractor repairs. The leaks that were not reported, the cracked counter top, or the rusted gutter all become quite clear upon walking into that vacant Sacramento property. Now is the time to see what needs to be done.

Since I do spend a lot of time repairing apartment buildings in Sacramento, I get to see many of the tenants. Some I may see for years and even know them by name. There was one such resident who stated that they were going to be moving soon. They talked of how clean they lived and getting their entire deposit back at move out.

They even told me that the carpets probably don't even need to be cleaned. Though I have never been inside, I remember saying that if you move your couch, you will get a good idea as to how dirty you carpets really are. Seeing the carpets when I walk in after a move out, I can often tell where all of the furniture was when occupied.

This couple should have moved their couch to see what the carpets have done over time. I don't know about their deposit but their carpets weren't as clean as they thought it was going to be.

 

 

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You Got All the Usefulness Out of That Wooden Post, Let’s Replace 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)

 

I Think You Got All the Usefulness Out of That Wooden Post,

Let’s Replace It With A New One.

 

 

 

My wife and I have been taking up walking as a form of regular exercise. We often do hiking in the foothill on wooded trails in nature. By getting out there in the forested areas, I can see trees that have fallen over time and are just rotting with time. This is normal.

Wood will rot and return to the earth, that is just how things work out. The tree has a life, it dies, and decays. When I see this, I think of all the rotted wood that I come across over the years. Not the wood in the forest but the wood used in building. If not protected against decay, wood will eventually breakdown.

I saw this short post used to support a retaining wall in Carmichael yesterday, I think it has reached its maximum live expectancy. Time to let this one go and call a contractor to replace this retaining wall post.

 

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You Know If You Fix It Right, You Only Have To Do It Once
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)

 

 

You Know If You Fix It Right,

 You Only Have To Do It Once

 

I come across repairs that have been done several times and caused by the same reason. The problem have never been corrected, only patched to function. The problem with this is that if you do not repair things correctly, it is just a matter of time before it happens again.

 

 

This drain line has a lot of pressure on it to one side – it wasn’t installed straight. By forcing the pipe straight and connecting, there will always be a force on it. It was repaired a few times but the pipe has continued to crack in new places.

We will be making an effort to get things straightened up for good this time.

 

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We did clean up the mess before returning the mirror back.
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)

 

 

I have no idea what that is behind your mirror,

but let’s get rid of it.

 

 

 

I had to pull off some mirrors in a few apartments lately, you’d be surprised what I’ve seen. Several of the mirrors had large holes cut into the wall, perhaps for plumbing repairs. This one was a real mystery to me. There was some mold growth on the wall, no moisture was detected in the wall.

We did clean up the mess before returning the mirror back though.

 

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Geared up for an apartment cabinet and counter upgrade in Sacramento.
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)

 

Geared up for an apartment cabinet and counter upgrade in Sacramento.

 

 

It has been a long time in the works but I am ready to jump into a small 5 day apartment upgrade project. The cabinets had to be ordered 4 weeks ago and they are ready today. The counters were delivered today right on time. All the sinks, disposals, faucets and accessories are on site and ready for a morning start.

 

All of this had to be coordinated with the notification of the residents to remove all their things from all the cabinets in the kitchen and vanity area. The residents are excited about the work that will be done and we hope to minimize the disruption. In fact, that is a high priority. We will be starting and complete the entire unit in one day.

 

So the plan for this apartment improvement is to do five units in five days. This will be an interesting challenge for me and my team. I'm a little nervous tonight, perhaps just anxious to get started after such a long wait to get going.

 

If you are considering an apartment upgrade to the kitchens and baths in Sacramento area, give Tromler Construction an opportunity to show you what we can do.

 

 

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Open design or more cabinet space
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)

 

Open design or more cabinet space

 

 

When it comes to kitchen design, homeowners are often struck with the choice between cabinet storage space and an open look. Both are important, but we only have so much to choose from. Removing walls to create an open kitchen can mean losing a large chuck of cabinets.

 

 

Given a choice, which is more important to you.

 

Open space or more cabinet storage space?

 

 

 

 

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