27 Nov Project Profile: Couple in Fairfax Station
Posted at 13:55h
We saw a lot of rain this fall even if the worst of the 2018 hurricanes spared us in Northern Virginia. However, when there is as much rain as we had these last few months, it can mean interior flooding as was the case with our clients from Fairfax Station. We enjoyed working with them to restore their recreation room!
When your home floods:
Once your home experiences water intrusion, it’s important to begin the drying process as quickly as possible to avoid mold. Wet or damaged drywall (and any wet insulation) need to be removed to prevent the spread of mold. Water remediation is not typically a job for a novice. We recommend having a professional assessment of the water damage.
As you can see from the photos, sheetrock and flooring in their recreation room had to be removed to begin the drying process. Once it was dry, we started the repair work which included installing new sheetrock, molding, and casing in addition to painting.
Here are the details of how we restored their basement-level recreation room to its former glory:
- We painted the walls and baseboards down in the stairwell.
- In the recreation room, we installed and sanded 1/2″ drywall, 4 1/4″ pine baseboard molding, and 3 1/2″ pine door casing.
- We primed and painted the new drywall and painted the baseboards, and door casing.
- In the theater room, we installed 1/2″ drywall, 4 1/4″ pine baseboard molding, and 3 1/2″ pine door casing.
- We then primed and painted the walls, baseboards, and door casing.
Contact our office if you have a repair or paint project that needs to be addressed by experienced professionals. We work with homeowners across Northern Virginia.
Mike Katounas is the owner of Home Works Painting, a painting business in Northern Virginia. He has over 15 years of experience in residential interior and exterior painting, drywall installation/repair, carpentry, wallpaper removal, power washing, commercial painting, color consultation, and staining/sealing. Their service areas include Chantilly, Fairfax, Herndon, Oakton, Reston. Mike takes pride in his work, and he always follows a strict code of conduct that includes the use of quality paint, a clean workspace, and an honest, respectful approach to his customers.