5 of the Most Common Reasons People Get Their Home Remodeled

remodeling a home
At Kelmann Restoration, we work with a variety of different types of home remodeling projects. People tend to think of renovations as being all about Pinterest boards and cool-looking rooms. However, it’s much more than that. Here are five of the most common reasons people are likely to call us for our renovation services.

1. Basement Flooding

basement floodWater damage can come to your home at any moment. It is not a respector of time or people; it doesn’t care who you are or whether or not you live in a mansion. If there’s anything that our job as restoration contractors in Wisconsin has taught us, it’s that we’re all fair game—especially for those of us with basements! In fact, water damage will come to 98 percent of basements within their lifetime. If this happens to you, it could potentially lead to a disastrous situation—exposed wires getting wet, possessions being ruined, mold, etc. If you end up coming home one day to this unfortunate circumstance, apply these five steps.

what to do if your basement floods

After you’ve done all of these steps, assess the situation. You’ll most likely need to have your basement renovated. Luckily, we are experts at water extraction and reconstruction.

For more information on dealing with basement floods, check out the full infographic here.

2. Fire and Smoke Damage

house on fire
Fire and smoke damage can make a home uninhabitable. House fires can be caused by electrical issues, neglected candles or fireplaces, wildfires, and a multitude of other variables. Typically, smoke damage comes along with fire damage but it can also be caused by excessive cigarette smoking. Keep our fire damage restoration process in mind in case you ever experience a house fire.

3. Wind and Storm Damagetree on home due to wind damageMother Nature can be fierce! Her high winds, hail, and overall stormy personality gets unleashed upon us from time to time. Here in Wisconsin, we battle her tornadoes and winter storms and, thanks to our sturdy houses, we tend to weather through it all quite well. However, our homes definitely take a hit. A good storm can rip your home’s roof and siding to shreds, leaving you vulnerable and subject to leaks, insulation loss, and other damage. That’s why it’s important to do everything you can to protect your home prior to a storm coming.

4. Mold Remediation

mold in a house

Although it’s possible to find mold in your home throughout the year, it’s more common during the summer season. The warmer weather can make your home feel more humid. This creates the perfect environment to foster mold growth and, therefore, a huge health hazard. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mold can lead to respiratory issues and lung infections as well as other side-effects. If you’re healthy but have been experiencing the following symptoms, there just might be mold in your home:

  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Throat irritation
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation

Don’t feel like you should just live with the effects of mold in your home. Our contractors can get rid of the mold for you and help make your home a healthier place to live through our remediation services.

5. Personal Desire

Damage isn’t the only reason for getting your home remodeled. Many people seek out renovation services simply because they want to improve their home. Perhaps they’d like to update it to more modern style, increase the amount of usable space, or raise the overall value of their home. Take a look at this before and after photo of one of the home remodeling projects we’ve done.

For the full story behind these pictures, check out our blog. Feel free to imagine some of the amazing changes we could make in your home.

Call on Kelmann

At Kelmann Restoration, our contractors are at the ready to serve you. If your home has faced any type of damage, know that we offer 24/7 emergency services and will work to get your home back to it’s pre-damage condition. Whether you’re in need of such home repair work or are looking to turn your house into your dream home, we’ve got your back. Ready to change things up? Call use today at 414-774-3799!

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