Here’s a video that quickly shows you what’s behind the drywall that makes a pocket door work like magic. Ask the Builder
If you’re a new subscriber, believe me, this is NOT a normal newsletter. It will make sense in a minute. I hope. I’m going to do my best to explain this EMERGENCY email blast. Hang with me. It could mean $ 5,0000.00 for you. This is NOT A GIMMICK. On … Continue reading
Two days ago, I did a hike to the top of Mt. Morgan here in NH. As soon as I send this newsletter, I’m going to write up the story. Suffice it to say, it about killed me. I’ll send you the link to the story on Sunday. Wait until … Continue reading
Margaret Osgood emailed her recipe for Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Muffins. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 2/3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup pureed, cooked pumpkin (canned or fresh) – NOT pie filling 1 cup cinnamon chips … Continue reading
Here’s a recipe I’ve perfected over the years with the help of my son. As you can see in the photos below, he likes to consume massive quantities of it. So will you after you taste it. Enjoy! Tim Carter Here’s a closeup shot of the famous AsktheBuilder guacamole. It’s … Continue reading
The great tradition of parquet flooring has been somewhat ignored in recent years as interior design has focused more on minimalist and then utilitarian influences. But the art of parquet flooring – which is the use of veneer block patterns rather than solid planks of wood – has not been … Continue reading
On April 1, 2014, I uploaded a prank video here and at my YouTube channel. But here’s a fascinating prank video that might cause you to shed a tear or two. Watch it until the end. Ask the Builder
Spring is the time for many outdoor projects. This past winter was harsh by most standards. Some areas of the Northeast still have abundant snow cover the first week of April. Your deck and patio may need attention, and the last thing you want to do is cause them even … Continue reading
Oh, it’s a glorious day here in NH! Finally some sun and warmer temperatures! This past weekend, I worked both days, so I plan to go outdoors after lunch and take the afternoon off. I’m going to go on a hike with my buddy Jim Cluett, and I’ll be on … Continue reading
Shabby-chic is difficult to describe in just a few words, but it’s a forgiving style that leaves lots of room for your own unique tastes and decorating touches. It’s eclectic items that look used, but not dirty, worn but not broken. It’s a warm and inviting space, full of things … Continue reading
Topic: How to tell if your building needs pest control
There are varieties of pests that you can encounter in an ordinary and clean looking living or working space. These are the insects like termites, beetles which are chewing away the wood and silverfish or moths spoiling delicate fibres! Then there are bookworms or booklice, cockroaches, spiders creating their own network of buzzing activities. The list doesn’t end here!
There can be the presence of rodents like mice or even lizards that can cause infections or diseases as well. They remain in drainage pipes, cracks or creeks which make it very difficult to detect and later on eradicate from the building. There are many signs in and around the building that can help us in determining the presence of pest. The first and the foremost evidence is the debris and the damage. It can be apparent as well as hidden. The most common proof of pest in your building is the presence of piles of powdered material near cracks, doors and windows.
Moreover, there can be particular foul smell that can be associated with the pests and their notorious activities behind the shields. But nothing can be as factual as actual sighting but most of the times it takes monitoring or registering the bites that tend to reveal the story of pests in the surrounding to us.
This is the main reason why monitoring and inspection of the building regularly is required. You certainly need to know that these pests can be the cause of many serious troubles both to your valuable items and to your health. There are many companies that can do the inspection and they do so freely. This is indeed a very wise idea to maintain hygiene in your surroundings. The detection of the pest can help you in implementing the controlling measures effectively. There is no doubt several solutions to control the pest problem which depends on the type of the pest.
There can be many reasons why there are pests in any particular building. These reasons can put lot of light into controlling the matter in present as well as in future. It can be due to unhygienic conditions, dampness or nasty drainage system. Also, there can be increased number of pest due to plantation inside or outside the building. In some cases the lighting can attract number of unwanted insects into the premises. All these things need to be considered while controlling or preventing the pests in your building.
There is no denying to the fact that many buildings these days are facing the problem of pests. But the building owners are well aware of this nuisance and are most of the times well equipped with the controlling measures. If you are residing or working in such a building that has this problem and it is not being taken care of, then it is your responsibility to bring the situation in the limelight. You will actually be saving yourself from lot of trouble and hazards afterwards if you remain vigilant about the pests and its control.
If your flooring has been affected by pest infestations, you might need to look at some floor renovation with the possibility of a complete new floor needed. Floor replacements can be an expensive task but one that's vital if your floor is in constant use. For example, you may have a restaurant floor that needs updating, or a hospital floor that is in vital need of being easy to clean. For such purposes, you might want to look at getting Altro Whiterock cladding installers, such as Altro Experts around to install the flooring or cladding. Call them here; Office 27, East Moons House, Oxleasow Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.