Tips and Tricks for DIY Water Damage Cleanup

Tips and Tricks for DIY Water Damage Cleanup

Every year, floods kill more people than lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. Floods can also wreak havoc on homes and businesses, requiring everything from new drywall and furnishings to completely new structures.  If your home or commercial property has been flooded, your first priority is safety.  Stay away from the area until government officials say it’s safe to return. When you can go back, take emergency supplies and cash with you. If you can get to a phone, call your insurance company and, if necessary, Able Builders, Inc.  Then, you can get started on assessing the damage. Watch every step, because the risk of slips and falls is high. Also, be very cautious around appliances, gas lines and electrical equipment. 

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This Coastal Kitchen Makeover is Beautiful in Blue

Without walls to block views or traffic, this warm and welcoming California kitchen is as inspiring as the nearby coast.
Once white, cold, and closed off from the living and dining rooms, this reconfigured kitchen has come out of its shell and warmed up to its neighboring spaces. Custom cabinetry in a rich royal blue, butcher-block countertops, and reclaimed wood floors—welcoming to visitors, dogs, and those with sand in their shoes—are sophisticated but livable choices.This formerly frosty kitchen now plays the hospitable host to anyone who wants to spend a little time by the beach—and that’s just about everybody!

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How to Do a Budget Kitchen Remodel

Begin with the reality of budgeting for kitchen remodels: Kitchens are always one of the most expensive areas of the home to remodel. Bedrooms, living rooms, hallways, and even small bathrooms pale in comparison to the price of remodeling a kitchen. The good news is that a budget kitchen remodel is possible relative to the average cost of other kitchen remodels.

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11 Places to Check for Mold in your House

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Patriots parade celebrating 6th Super Bowl win

The New England Patriots and their fans are ready to keep celebrating the team’s sixth NFL title after defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII. Sunday night’s game was both a win for Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick and Boston, where a victory parade will rumble through the streets Tuesday.

Watch the Patriots’ Super Bowl celebration parade

  • What: New England Patriots Super Bowl victory parade
  • Date: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
  • Start time: 11 a.m. ET
  • Live stream:  CBSN, in player above – or on your mobile device
  • Coverage starts: 10 a.m. ET on CBS Boston and on CBSN
  • Location: Boston – From Hynes Convention Center to Cambridge Street

Patriots parade route through Boston

The festivities kick off from the Hynes Convention Center. The parade through the city of Boston will travel down Boylston Street, Tremont Street and ending on Cambridge Street. Pats players are urging a horde of fans to join the team.

The parade route through the city of Boston runs down Boylston Street at Hereford Street, then left onto Tremont Street to Cambridge Street, where it will end at City Hall. There will not be a rally in City Hall Plaza.

The decision for not holding a rally was made “for a number of reasons,” said Boston Marty Walsh at a press conference Monday. “But one is really about making sure that our public safety officials aren’t overworked in the sense of what happened this weekend. And also, just logistically, a lot of the players head back home after the rally.”

Boston Weather forecast for the parade

Unlike the snowy, cold parade two years ago, Tuesday is supposed to be a beautiful day for a championship parade, CBS Boston reports. The Patriots are expected to roll down the street in eye-catching duck boats.

CBS Boston said crews there have been busy building platforms, doing safety checks and polishing the duck boats to get ready for the rally.

“We’ve got it down to a science. They know what to do,” said Bob Lawler, general manager of Boston Duck Tours.

There is still confetti stuck to the floorboards of the duck boats from the Red Sox World Series Parade in October. Just three months later, it’s time for another celebration.

Patriots players call on all fans to show up

Super Bowl LIII MVP Julian Edelman, moments after Sunday’s big win in Atlanta, told reporters he expects at least 2 million people to show up Tuesday for the parade.

Pats safety Devin McCourty has echoed Edelman’s call for a huge showing in Boston.

“Hopefully the weather works out. Skip work. Everybody’s off in Massachusetts. We’re gonna party,” said McCourty. It looks like his wish will come true.