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Kitchen Water Damage Restoration - Water Damage Restoration Questions
1.00 After big fire in my kitchen,how to deal with insurance adjustore?

Q. I had a fire in my kitchen a week ago, the restoration company did lots cleaning but the smoke smill still very bad, I have new carpit upst and hard wood in my leaving room next to the kitchen, lots of water was used to put the fire out, I have refinished hardwood floor, I am meeting the the restoration company and my insurance adjostur this week, I want to know about my rights, what do i need to do to be ready for the meeting? can I demand they pint all the house, can I demand they replace the carpit and hardwood to avoide smoke smell, what is the next step if I dont agree with the adjustore? PLEASE HELP thank you

A. Be straight with the adjustor. It is their job to collect what they see as causitive factors in a fire. If the fire was of a nature that it was not caused by overt negligence, you have no worries. A good fire damage policy on your house is paramount. It spells out coverage, circumstances that are covered. Be straight with them and you normally get what you need. Try too hard to put emphasis on who is to blame and you don't get very far. Listen to what they have to say, but do not take no for an answer. You paid the premiums, you expect the coverage and the repairs to be done to your liking.

1.00 Expert help for relationships? would you do it?

Q. Hi, im 21 and in a huge tangled up situation. Ive been with my fiancee for 3.5yrs and engaged for 2. Im currently in my 4th month of pregnancy with our first child. My partner and I have had a pretty complicated relationship for a large portion of the time that we have been together. Troubles on my end started very early on in it- the first time I can recall was for one of our first dinners out together, he came to my house and i wasn't quite ready to leave yet and he got impatient and called the taxi resulting in me being stuck at a hoity toity restaurant wearing my dress and a ridiculous jacket that i just threw on on my way out the door and my makeup only half done. at dinner, he gulped down his entree and main, guzzled the bottle of wine and waited out the front of the restaurant drunk for me to finish my meal (i had to leave my meal as i was completely humiliated). anyway, he and i have been fighting alot lately- I have been off work for 9 months due to a anxiety disorder and have been reliant on centrelink benefits. he has been giving me greif about this since i went off. now that im pregnant he will go out drinking, not come home until the next afternoon, no calls or anything. he stood in the shower the other night whilst i was asleep in bed, realised that the drain was blocked and continued to stand in the shower for 15mins whilst the water ran out all over the bathroom floor and the carpeted area in the hall in front of it then got out, woke me up and said "drains clogged, you must have done something too it, im not cleaning it up". he will spill things on the kitchen floor, i dont see it because of the pattern on the lino- i fall over and he watches me and just yells out "you need to be more care full, you dont want to stress the baby". im moving out next week, and with a baby on the way, i hope im doing the right thing? is it worth seeing a professional to try and save this relationship? im not even sure myself.. 10 points reward!

A. Your fiancee sounds like a manipulative, passive aggressive, fuck head who doesn't care about you or the baby and uses it as a way to humiliate you. Leave that idiot and get with someone who will love you and your child. Don't try to save this relationship as there's nothing to save. You had the unfortunate luck of being with this guy and he's just going to get more and more abusive as the relationship goes on. Leave him before he does some serious damage.

1.00 Would knowledge of previous water damage affect your decision to purchase a condo?

Q. If you also know that the repairs have been completed by a qualified restoration company --- would the knowledge of the previous damage cause you to not want to purchase the home or condo? Would it affect the price you were willing to pay?

A. Not at all, if proper repairs were made and the cause of the leak remedied as well. There is no reduction in value because of a previous damage situation, as long as the unit was restored to the original or better condition during the repair.

1.00 Air Condition Water Leak into Carpet?

Q. I have a question, should i call a restoration company if my air condition leaked water into the carpet? The damage is not major but a few spots that are squishy when stepped on. My husband doesn't think it is that bad and can be dried by our own fans and treated with a fungal spray.

A. I would think you could just clean it up. You need to find out why the A/C is not draining properly. If it's a window unit it may not be sloped properly or the drain may be plugged internally.

1.00 Ok, so I, an athiest, get a bible...?

Q. I start to read a little day by day. Then (the following is true...things like these do happen and I'm no troll) my kitchen catches fire. There's not a great deal of damage but everything in the house was engulfed by smoke off burning rubber which means the soot is TOXIC. Hence I am unable to read my bible until 'revival' (fire and flood restoration) clean it... which is taking months for the unefficent B*****ads. There was no reason for my washing machine to catch fire, the circuitry just grew old and was unlucky. So my question is... WTF god? 1) I would've thought god shouldn't try to complicate my salvation 2) There is no known source of another bible..not my library...other books belong to a school and a library I have a fine for a lost book. toxic over time you p**t. Like asbestos, a cancerous but hardly noticable substance. I live in britain, which isn't exactly brimming with churches as much as it's american cousin:...america.

A. If you own the house, there's nothing luckier than a small house fire. Wait til you talk to your insurance agent. You'll see what I mean.

1.00 Is my engine seized (200ci ford)?

Q. Ok, my story starts with my 66 mustang with the original 200ci i6 in the engine bay. Any way, I've been restoring it and have now started rebuilding the engine. Since begining the restoration, i have tried to fire the engine once. But, ( i stupidly ) pulled the head and put a new gasket on without checking to see if i took the old head gasket off. Anyway, we tried to fire it up and found it had a bad coil, so i replaced the coil and tried to start the engine again, but this time it wouldn't budge. The starter wont engage and when i tried to turn it over by hand, it wouldn't budge. So i took the head back off and thats when i found two head gaskets on it by my mistake. Also, i found some coolant in the oil ( which i think is caused by the double head gaskets ). This leads me to my questions. 1. Will two head gaskets damage the engine? 2. Is the engine seized, and if so how to fix it?

A. Yup 2 "new" head gaskets, properly problem. But you have coolant (water) probably rusted the rings to the cylinder walls. Take the head off...soak the rings in PB Blaster or Marvem Mystery Oil.... wait a few hours...tap firmly on pistons with rubber mallet...careful,they are aluminum then try turning again. repeat.... dont bust the bolt in the harmonic balancer trying to turn it over. you will have to hone out any rust rings in the cylinders.

1.00 Help, I was cooking french fries in oil and a small fire happened?

Q. I was making french fries on a stove, I poured too much oil and oil started comming out of the pot. Fire started, and i was panicing so i threw water on it and it got bigger. So then i had to smash something against it. The fire is out now. No damage occured. Now me and my mom has to clean up oil that spilled on the floor. I am 17 and i was home alone. I called police and fire department came and checked and left. Everything fine now but the house still smells like smoke. I have a old 70s kitchen. I am scared and shaken from it. I need to learn something from the mistake i made. I made french fries in oil all the time and this never happened. What is the worst kitchen disaster you ever had???

A. Just so you know, sprinkle baking soda on your next small fire. It will put it out. Some say flour, but that can burn or even explode. The worst that ever happened to me aside from occasional knife wounds was the time I slipped and fell carrying 20 pounds of dark Belgian chocolate, melted in a 10 gallon stockpot. I was in a hotel kitchen. The stock pot landed squarely between my legs on the floor where it slammed when I hit t he floor. The chocolate went everywhere. Ceiling,walls, floors, equipment, tables, counters,everywhere. It seems like it took hours to clean it up.

1.00 Would knowledge of a previous water damage affect your decision to purchase a condo?

Q. If you also know that the repairs have been completed by a qualified restoration company --- would the knowledge of the previous damage cause you to not want to purchase the home or condo? Would it affect the price you were willing to pay? -Also, would it make a difference if the condo was only 8 months "old" at the time of the water damage?

A. Nope. Fixed is fixed. If I were confident that the repair of the original problem and the restoration of the subsequent damage were done properly, I would have no problem with purchasing the house/condo. Also, I could not legitimately hold a cost penalty against the seller.

Kitchen Water Damage Restoration

 Water Damage Restoration - Kitchen Water Damage Restoration Water leaks and flood damage repair is often needed in the kitchen more than in other areas of the house. The kitchen has a number of appliances including refrigerators, dishwashers, and other appliances that have special water pipes connected to them. Leaks in these pipes are often harder to detect with the result that a major leak or burst is enough to send your kitchen flooding. Make sure that all the appliance in your kitchen have water pipes that are perfectly secured.

Your dishwasher is prone to leaks, causing water damage in your kitchen. Check the underneath of your dishwasher regularly, and see if the hose connection to the water line is firmly secured. The base of the dishwasher is especially prone to leaks. Remember, soldered copper pipes that are used for plumbing are different from the sort of pipes that are used in dishwashers and refrigerators which are more flexible, and are therefore more prone to being ruptured. If your refrigerator includes an ice maker, check to see if the hose pipe is connected firmly to the water supply line. Leaks are very common in this line, and the earliest signs include a wet spot on the floor. If your sink has been draining slowly, or if you notice blockages more often than before, it could be signs of a water pipe that's about to burst. Caulk the areas around the sinks to minimize flood damage in your kitchen.

The extent of flood damage in your kitchen can be expensive to control. The appliances like your dishwasher and refrigerator, if they have been heavily waterlogged, may have to be replaced. The wiring may be damaged, leading to short circuiting. The floors will be heavily damaged, and the presence of water damaged kitchen cabinets will be expensive to restore. If you act quickly however, you can minimize the damage, and cut your restoration expenses. Simply fill the form below, and you'll receive free quotes from flood damage restoration contractors in Glendale. All these estimates are absolutely free, and no obligation.

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