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Cameron Park Apartment captured by General Contractor

I was doing some repairs for a apartment community in Cameron Park, the community seemed different than most communities that I had been to.  I think it may have been the gentle nature of the residents, or the beautiful trees in fall colors, or maybe the laughter of the kids walking home from school that day. This community, Cameron Oaks Apartments in Cameron Park, just seemed to be a little bit special. I had my video camera with me and decided to capture what I saw.

I don’t normally video tape at random, maybe I should. I walked the property and recorded some things that day for editing later. I thought that the Cameron Oaks manager may be interested in seeing what I saw that day. I put together a video that I thought it would be like, living in Cameron Oaks in Cameron Park. It seems like a wonderful place to call home.

 

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Fire Damage in Sacramento

Fire Smoke and Water Damage

Even a small apartment or home fire can be a major loss. Pictured here is a small apartment fire that was put out before any major structural damages occured. However, the smoke had gotten into everything in the unit. The smell of smoke was very strong, and the grey ashes covered every surface. Although not burnt, most of the belongings were damaged.

The fire was extinguished with an extinguisher, no water was used. Most fires are put out with an extreme amount of water, the damages from the water alone is extensive. Fire, smoke and water damage is not what most people want to think about until it happens. If you rent, strongly consider renter’s insurance.

Proper restoration can take some time to complete. It is important that the restoration be completed correctly by a experienced general contractor or appropriate professional. Tromler Construction may be helpful if you need the services of a qualified general contractor.

General Contractor Repairs in Apartment Community in Cameron Park, CA

Tromler Construction, a general contractor in El Dorado County, has repaired or replaced several door and windows in the Cameron Park, Placerville area. This video is the lastest replacement door.

The new door also needed other work in order to complete the project swiftly. Exterior trim and paint was necessary. The interior needed dry wall repair, texture and paint to complete. Tromler Construction is available for all your construction needs, they can be reached at:  freenpatch-blogger@yahoo.com Contact us at anytime.

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Nicotine Stained Walls – Preparing for Paint

nicotine walls from smoking

Before painting surfaces that are stained from nicotine smoke, some prep work is highly recommended. To paint over surfaces without the proper preparation, will likely cause the nicotine to bleed through the final paint, AND the smell will remain. If you are going to paint, spend the time now to prepare the surface correctly.

First, clean up the surfaces with TSP or equivalent cleaner. Follow the instructions, usually wipe surfaces then rinse. Were trying to get a lot of the surface stuff off here. Start getting ready for the next step while allowing surfaces to dry. Let’s prime!

Priming the walls and ceilings correctly will do two important things. First, the primer will block the nicotine from rising to the surface. In the picture above, those squares where pictures once hung will still be seen. Blocking the nicotine allows for a clean, uniform, final surface paint. Second, a good primer will seal in the smell. There is nothing worse than a smoke smelling room. (It reminds me of a cheap hotel.) Which primer do I use? Good question!

I would recommend using a product called Kilz. It is available at Home Depot, Lowe’s, and most paint stores. It is available in both oil and water base. Masterchem Industries, the maker of Kilz, has an excellent home page that will help answer a lot of questions.

After the Kilz has dried, you are ready to paint. Good luck with your project!

Water Testing For Leaks

Moisture was detected on the interior walls to this home, the damaged areas needed to be removed. The exterior had to be corrected to repel water properly. This is a video of us water testing for leaks in the wall. Failure to find and correct the problem would result in mold and mildew in the future.