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How to Handle Water Damage in a Retail Store

Running a retail business can be challenging, as you learn to deal with costs, marketing techniques and ever-changing trends. But one of the most difficult aspects to handle is a disaster. Water damage not only affects the store, but also your wares. It’s important to understand how to approach water damage restoration to protect your investment. The right steps to repairing your business will ensure you can recover from the loss.

  • Call your insurance company as soon as you notice a problem. They’ll be able to start an investigation to help you recoup your losses. You’ll need to photograph the damage and make a list of damaged items to ensure you receive money for lost wares.
  • Contact a professional restoration service to determine the extent of the damage and the necessary steps to remove the water, repair the area and get the smell out of your store. Not only can water damage ruin items, the smell can linger without this service.
  • Notify your potential and current customers about the event to ensure they’re abreast of the situation. A note on the store, a social media post and a mass email to your customer list will let them know when they can expect to return to your store.
 September 10th, 2015  
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Finishing an Unfinished Basement

Once you’ve finished making all of the home improvement changes to your home that you want, seeing your house with its new look can be extremely satisfying. Changes on the outside and inside can increase the value of your home, as well as give it a more pleasing look to your guests.

Unfortunately, if you’re still dealing with an unfinished basement, this can have a negative effect on how your home looks. Finishing your basement should be a priority on your home improvement list.

Get an Estimate

There is a lot  involved in finishing a basement. If you have mold or moisture problems, these need to be addressed before any work is done. Companies like Advantage Contracting can then provide you with an estimate on how much the work will cost, as well as give you some tips on what will look best for the design of the basement.

Predict the Final Results

Even when you receive help with the design, knowing what your basement will be utilized for can help you prepare for the project. You will need to know codes and guidelines, as well as have inspections done for certain ideas. For example, if a bedroom is going to be placed in the basement, you’ll need to have a window installed to meet the fire safety codes.

Finishing your basement can be a big project, but with help from an outside contractor, you can get the job done quickly and thoroughly.

 September 8th, 2015  
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