Upper Midwest flooding

All wet indoors? Here's help for water damage

  • Article by: JOHN EWOLDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 28, 2011 - 8:26 PM

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With snowmelt and spring rain, the threat of water damage to your house keeps rising. If you need to replace flooring or cabinets, here are some suggestions for finding quality at a good price:

Jack Rubenstein Wholesale Co. (952-922-4781) offers low prices through ProSource flooring showrooms. They're open only to the trade, so call Rubenstein to get information. The prices on carpet, tile and wood flooring are lowest April 7-9, during ProSource's semi-annual sale.

If you need wood floors refinished, Consumers' Checkbook readers gave good marks to Dave's Floor Sanding (763-784-3000, www.davesfloorsanding.com). Angie's List subscribers liked JB's Wood Floor Maintenance (651-490-7558).

Other recommendations include:

Cabinetmaking: Restoration Carpentry (651-269-9889).

Basement waterproofing: Standard Water Control Systems (763-537-4849, www.standardwater.com).

Carpet water damage: Green Clean (763-789-9600, www.greencleancare.com).

Building supplies: Building Materials Outlet in Eagan (651-454-8840, www.bmomn.com).

If you need more services or recommendations, subscribe to Angie's List (1-888-944-5478, www.angieslist.com) or Consumers' Checkbook (651-646-2057, www.checkbook.org).

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  • An early spring and a rapid snow melt forced communities in Minnesota and North Dakota to quicken their flood fighting efforts.


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