House in Progress
Many people love laminate flooring for its durability, beauty and easy maintenance. However, one of the common questions we receive at FindAnyFloor.com is asking how to clean laminate flooring or what is the best way to clean laminate. FindAnyFloor.com Consumer Blog RSS Feed
It was exciting to open up my email this morning and get a note from Beth in Chicago (researcher par excellence, obvs) who has tracked down the identity of our vintage baby announcement family. And the story, as it unfolds, is pretty cool. I’ve omitted some of the more personal … Continue reading
Earlier this week, I began a scanning project for the ephemera left behind in the house. I would love to post the results both here and on the LifeInProgress blog, but can’t. The software for the LifeInProgress blog is better suited to entries with multiple photos and is more efficient. … Continue reading
Make dirty, old concrete sidewalks look beautiful again by staining them. It’s an affordable DIY that can change the look of all your outdoor concrete. If you can paint, you can stain concrete. It’s not costly material-wise, but it does cost time. Be prepared to spend at least two days … Continue reading
When bonding a hardwood floor, the first consideration must be the substrate floor and whether it is concrete, floorboards or asphalt and the condition it is in. Once the substrate has been prepared carefully either of the following adhesive systems can be utilized. FindAnyFloor.com Consumer Blog RSS Feed
Just like last year’s holiday gingerbread project, our little cookie house has become a metaphor for what is happening in our real house. Right now, the top floor and front of the first floor are toasty warm and lovely. But the back two rooms on the first floor? Since we … Continue reading
Now is an exciting time to be considering new carpets or rugs for your home. One of the effects of the recession and a stagnant housing market has been a change in the mind set of many homeowners. For many years flooring decisions were based on which type of flooring … Continue reading
Regular readers of the blog already know that I am a big, BIG fan of Fine Homebuilding. (And that I have fantasies of baking them muffins and showing up at their headquarters as a ploy to get them to autograph my Sawzall in silvery ink. Yeah, I’m crushing bad.) Why … Continue reading
After six years, we feel like we’ve reached the tipping point. As of this winter, every single room in our house has had SOMETHING done to it. They may not be finished, but we have messed with every room in one way or another. Including…. …the basement. The basement was … 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.