Based in Mesa, Arizona, DryForce is managed by water removal specialists with a combined century of experience. The company believes in effective removal, and they also excel at mold and fire damage removal and residential, office, medical, restaurant, and institutional reconstruction. When a crisis occurs and homeowners or tenants are left to pick up the pieces, it is crucial to effectively recover in order to move on with business and life.
“The reconstruction process is a main priority for us,” an expert from DryForce says. “Our mission is to remove and repair damages with minimal disruptions as quickly as possible. We also work directly with insurance companies to make sure transactions are seamless, and then diligently work to ensure full property restoration.”
When it comes to construction, home and building owners often have different motivations. For instance, a homeowner may look to eventually resell a property and move into another one. With the current state of the real estate market, it is crucial that homeowners optimize the interior and exterior of a home and, in the case of fire, mold, or water damage, ensure everything is shipshape before the home moves into the market. Building owners, on the other hand, are usually interested in retaining tenants or increasing property value and work conditions. The same principles apply when it comes to damages, which is why it is important for construction experts to do everything they can to properly restore a structure.
Outside of mold, fire, and water damage, homeowners may look to renovate simply because they enjoy doing so. Regardless of the reason, home remodeling is a process that can become expensive, time-consuming, and headache-inducing without proper planning and the right approach.
“When you’re building an addition to your home like an extra bathroom or bedroom, repairing damage, or finishing a basement, you run the risk of running out of steam halfway through a project,” DryForce says. “This is bad for both your budget and your home, given that a half-finished project is often worse than an area in the home left alone.”
The first step for any renovation or construction project is deciding what to do. For people looking to sell homes, this is often a project that will lead to increased property value. The goal is to make a home as attractive as possible with high property value. Adding a half bath, for example, is a great way to add a few thousand bucks to the price tag. Homeowners should look at projects like redoing a kitchen or adding a pantry under the stairs as a long-term investment rather than an in-the-moment necessity. While these additions increase a family’s quality of life, they are, unfortunately, expensive.
Once the project is decided upon, homeowners need to budget out the expenses. This includes labor (if the project is contracted), tools, supplies, and other building materials. Many homeowners, however, fail to take time and effort into consideration. Dedicated builders do not have a problem with this, though it is always possible to over-extend oneself without meaning to.
“If you’re not able to finish a project to completion under budget and within a set amount of time, you should really look into hiring outside experts,” a DryForce representative says. “Find a contractor with good references that provides clear, transparent budgets and dedicates his or her efforts entirely on your renovation. Our company strives for transparency and we do all we can to ensure we don’t take up a home or building owner’s time and money. We focus on the task at hand and finish it with professionalism as efficiently as possible.”
For DIY projects, homeowners often run into a few common errors that can turn a weekend project into a nightmare. According to DryForce, here are a few things to watch out for:
- Shooting too high is a definite possibility. Keep the project simple and within reach.
- A lot of DIY-ers fail to research city codes and do not file for permits on major projects. These often include fences or major additions.
- Some builders jump right into a project without figuring out a basic plan.
- Amateur DIY hobbyists under-budget. This can lead to delays or finishing a subpar project. This carries over to buying cheap building materials. It is better to buy quality that will last and look good once it is finished.
- DryForce says a major concern is when homeowners tackle jobs they are not qualified to carry out. Keep options open and consider a contractor.
- Major internal projects influence other areas of a home. A structural repair, for example, may require unexpected repairs that add time, hassle, and expenses.
People who consider themselves DIY experts often renovate entire sections of a home. Redoing a kitchen, for example, varies greatly on the end goal. Is it added functionality? More shelves? New appliances that are too big to fit into the current design? A major overhaul requires help, especially if the area is already in everyday use. A complete redesign usually begins with deconstruction. This includes pulling out cabinets, removing tiles, and moving appliances.
For starters, DryForce says renovators need to start with a plan. This starts with a projected budget that accounts for parts and additional labor. Often, homeowners will hire a designer to lay out a new kitchen or bedroom. For zealous builders, this opens up a lot of opportunities and gives them a chance to fully appreciate the scope of a project. Budgeting out the expenses, as mentioned, is a difficult task given unpredictable costs.
Whatever the project is, doing it right is a necessity because they take time and money. In the end, a fully renovated home or building’s property value increases. Earning expenses back on a sale is the goal for most renovators, though some just enjoy the actual process of building something new. When it comes to water or fire damage, it is often best to consult with experts. DryForce has the experience and tools available to turn a disaster around into something new and exciting for homes and buildings.