ALB Tech We Fix Computers Mechanicsville Story – Part 2
Posted on August 5, 2014 Posted in News

So while Adam and Jamie awaited professional services for the asphalt and tree, they headed into the future home of ALB Tech We Fix Computers to tackle the interior.  Luckily they had some help for the initial carpet removal.  Carpentry students from Caroline High School were ready to get some work experience tearing up the old moldy burgundy mess.  That was the easy part, though.  Unfortunately, the missing carpet revealed some pretty nasty, water-damaged sub floor.  The entire first layer (some sort of cardboard-like substance from the 90’s) had to be removed.  Adam and Jamie – with shovels in hand – slaved away pulling that mess up.  They almost fell through a couple times!  Check out the pics.

Caroline students help rip up old carpet at ALB TechCaroline students help rip up old carpet at ALB Tech







 In the kitchen, things were even worse.  Unchecked plumbers issues had the refrigerator area sinking and several joists needing repair and replacement. A complex arrangement of rigid steel piping and stop valves regulate flow to various parts of the building. Plumbing is any system that conveys fluids for a wide range of applications. Plumbing uses pipes, valves, plumbing fixtures, tanks, and other apparatuses to convey fluids. Heating and cooling (HVAC), waste removal, and potable water delivery are among the most common uses for plumbing, but it is not limited to these applications. We normally hire Mesa AZ plumbing contractors whenever we have a plumbing issue and they get it done right away, so naturally we called them for this job too. We decided to take the cabinets and get rid of all that damaged and cracked wood at the same time.  A whole new layer of sub floor was added throughout the space.  Also, there were two large old glass doors that needed to go.  The inside would be getting a sliding custom wood “barn” door.  The exterior glass (cracked and falling apart) would be replaced with a wall of workbench for PC repairs and diagnostics.  Here are some more pics of the flooring and door repair. And after the flooring we contacted Total Floor Care floor cleaning service to take care of the new marble we installed.

Glass door removal

Ripping out the rotten sub floor and joists at ALB Tech We Fix Computers