Why a Redneck Should Call a Professional for Water Damage

Are you a redneck in dealing with restoration and cleaning surfaces after a disaster? If so, you would be better off calling a professional to deal with the water damage than trying to take care of it yourself. I mean, come on, these types of things take more than just tearing things down the typical redneck way. Nope, you need a professional cleaner that offers comprehensive services to take care of your problems.

When you hire a professional cleaner, they have been trained with all the important skills they need to handle your problem. I know, I know, you have your own way of handling your problems. But, sledgehammer and duct tape won’t fix up your trailer after a big storm or busted pipes have caused your place to flood. A professional from Fort Smith Restoration can help you out after any wet disaster, whether it’s burst pipes, a flood, or destruction from snow. And they won’t simply clean up the mess left behind, but they will dry and repair the areas of your home that photo of a restoration company's equipmentwill be most damaged from the moisture. These areas include metal, concrete, wood, drywall, and plaster.

When you hire a professional, you can have your mama come over for dinner and not worry about her breathing in mold spores. It’ll keep your baby mama happy too, since the little ones will still be able to crawl over the floor without worrying about them falling through a hole left behind from your redneck restoration techniques.

So, as every redneck knows, if you want to be happy, keep the women happy. That’s the best reason of them all to hire a professional rather than tackling the job yourself the redneck way.

How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

As we all know, duct tape is a redneck’s best friend. With that in mind, it makes a lot of sense to make your own wallet from duct tape, right? Well, glad you agree, because that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

The first step in this process is to choose your own duct tape. It doesn’t matter what color or design you choose, to that should be a pretty easy step to take. Next, cut you four pieces of duct tape and 7 inch lengths. Connect them pieces together by barely overlapping them, while keeping the sticky side up. Now, do the same thing again but do it with the sticky side down right on top of the others. That right there gets you duct tape fabric. After that, fold the whole thing and half and trim off the extras on the sides. Of course, now you need to sell off the top edges with a little bit more tape torn in half and folded over both top edges. Trim off the excess on the sides to make it look all pretty.

We are now are at the point where we are ready to make some slots for our credit cards. You’re going to need to cut yourself three 14 inch sections off your duct tape roll. But one of those pieces directly on top of another piece, sticky side to sticky side. Now, rip up that third piece right down the middle and use it to sell off both sides like you did on the other piece above. Cut off the excess on both ends. You can now take this piece of duct tape fabric and cut it in links long enough to hold your credit cards or anything else you want to put in your wallet. Once you have your pockets in place on your wallet where you want them, you need to secure them in place with none other than duct tape. Secure the area down the middle first so you can hold all your pockets in place. As you take down the outside areas of the pockets, trim off the excess as you go.

After all those steps have been taken, fold your wallet in half with the pockets facing out. Use duct tape, of course, to tape the sides together to create your wallet. Trim off any excess so there’s no sticky stuff showing, fold the wallet in half the pockets facing in, then voilà! You now have yourself a certified duct tape wallet.

If you really want to get fancy-schmancy, you can use some of that special duct tape with all those interesting patterns on it. Then, all your redneck friends are going to want you to make them a wallet to carry around all they are cards and crap, too. Who knows, you may even be able to start your own side business selling duct tape wallets to all the rednecks in town. Worth a shot, right?

 

Why You Shouldn’t Hire a Redneck to Fix Your Garage Door

They are sevea photo of a redneck repairing a garage doorral things you need to do to keep your garage door working well. Hiring a redneck to do the work is not one of them. If you’re wanting to keep your garage door in good shape, your first step is to have a yearly inspection to check for problems. There are some other general maintenance steps you can do yourself, but hiring a garage door repair company may help you have the peace of mind that everything is working well.

Some of the basic maintenance tasks that need to be done annually can be done yourself or hired out. Simply checking these few items can go a long way prevent repairs:

  • Inspect the tracks for damage or dents. Use a rubber hammer to knock out minor dents.
  • Align and level the tracks. If you check the tracks and they’re not aligned or level, loosen the mounting brackets then gently tap on the tracks until they are correctly aligned.
  • Clean the tracks. Remove all the debris from the tracks using a large paintbrush.
  • Lubricate the pulleys, tracks, and rollers. You will need to purchase special lubricants for this.
  • Check all fasteners, bolts, and nuts. If you find any loose, tighten them.

Though many homeowners can do their own garage door maintenance, there are some things that should always be hired out. For instance, if your garage door opener is automatic and you are having problems with its safety reversal features, you will need to bring in an expert. Otherwise, you risk damaging your car or suffering personal injury. Another thing you should never do yourself is repair or replace the large central spring. It is easy to cause serious injury to yourself when you attempt to remove them as they are high tension springs. You should also consider whether it is worth repairing some things on your door when you could replace them with something better. For instance, rather than fixing your garage door tracks, you could spend a little more and have an automatic garage door opener installed. If you already have an automatic opener, and it is outdated, you may need to replace it so your home security is not vulnerable. The older automatic systems are not difficult to break into its they use fixed transmission signals that are common.

It is hard to plan financially for maintaining your garage door, replacing it, or repairing it. There are some guidelines to consider, though. On average, data shows that in the United States, homeowners average around $250 to repair a garage door. Remember, though, that that cost can fluctuate a lot. Some people get away with paying around $50, while others pay as much is $1000. On average, replacing a garage door, according to the data on hand, is around $1100. This number also fluctuates a lot depending on what you get. There are many things you can do to reduce this price, such as regularly maintaining your garage door, and, of course, never hiring a redneck to do the work.

Fiberfix: The Redneck’s New Favorite Tool

Duct tape has always been considered a handy man’s best friend, since it is versatile and can fix almost anything. Recently, duct tape has new challenger. FiberFix has now been introduced to the market and is said to be better than duct tape. Not only have the makers of FiberFix claimed it’s better than duct tape, but have said that it is 100 times stronger as well. It is also said to be impact, cold, and heat resistant.

So, is this going to be the rednecks new best friend? Maybe not, regardless of what Shark Tank says. For one, it is harder to use than duct tape since it must be soaked in water first then use quickly before it sets. Then again, if your local redneck is willing to take that extra step, FiberFix may just have a chance.

FiberFix has been tested on many different products, including leaky pipes, barstools, bedpost, and hot tubs. The company does warn consumers that it may not work for every break you come across, so duct tape may still have its place. FiberFix will not work as a simple patch since it must layer upon itself to create a bond. Once it is bonded, though, it can be sanded down and painted over without its integrity being compromised. It is virtually impossible to remove, so don’t try anything crazy like using it as an arm cast. This design makes it more of the long-term fix.

The makers of FiberFix are wanting their invention to become a household name, just like duct tape is now. I suppose if people can give up their emotional attachment to duct tape, they may find they like FiberFix and decide to stick with it.