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Wednesday, May 17, 2023   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

How To Avoid The Damages of Home Fumigation

Have you been facing a severe pest infestation in your home? Maybe the exterminator suggested fumigation services? But having your home fumigated sounds intimidating and potentially dangerous.
In this blog, we will discuss what exactly house fumigation is and how it works. We will take about the potential dangers of home fumigation and how to easily avoid them—as well as some of the common myths around this pest treatment method.

What Exactly Is Home Fumigation?
Home fumigation is a process that involves the use of chemical agents to eliminate or control pests within a residential or commercial property. It is carried out by licensed, professional pest control companies and uses specific methods and chemicals, depending on the pest infestation and the company performing the fumigation.

How Do I Know If I Need Fumigation Services?
To determine if you need home fumigation, look for signs of a pest infestation, such as increased pest activity, droppings, structuralk ...

Wednesday, May 3, 2023   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

Don't Let Rattlesnakes Rattle Your Cage: Fun Tips for Keeping Them at Bay

Follow the tips below, to help prevent rattlesnakes from getting into their homes and backyards and stay safe.

Seal all entry points: Make sure that all gaps and holes in your yard and exterior of the home are sealed. This includes gaps around doors, windows, and pipes. Rattlesnakes can squeeze through very small openings, so it's important to be thorough in sealing all possible entry points. Exterior fences should be at least 4 feet high above ground.
Keep the yard tidy: Rattlesnakes like to hide in clutter/debris that provides shade from the hot daytime temps. Rattlesnakes may also seek water so make sure there’s no clutter that’ll collect water from the monsoons.
Keep food sources away: Rattlesnakes are attracted to rodents and other small animals. Keeping your yard free of any potential food sources, such as bird feeders or uncovered trash cans. We also recommend using a pest control company.
Be cautious when hiking or gardening: When spending time outside, it's ...

Wednesday, April 5, 2023   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

Common Signs of Plumbing Problems

Article originally posted on Travelers.com on March 2023
Water damage due to a plumbing problem in your home can be life-changing. But there are some common signs that homeowners can look for, and steps they can take, to help avoid a major water issue at home.

What Can Cause Common Plumbing Problems?
Manufacturing and design defects.
Installation errors.
Exposure to cleaning products (for example, by storing chemicals under the sink or by cleaning surfaces of plumbing components).

See the Signs and Know Where to Look

Under sinks and washtubs.
Inside access panels near showers, sinks or appliances.
Attachments to toilets, water heaters and appliances.
Basements and crawl spaces.

Next Steps
If you spot any of the above signs with your plumbing, consult a plumbing professional as soon as possible. If your water supply comes from a well, you may also want to get it tested. Water chemistry is often at fault for many common plumbing problems.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2023   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

Spring Cleaning Checklist: Your Ultimate Guide to a Tidy Home

Article originally posted on extraspace.com on March 2nd, 2023
Spring cleaning is an important way to maintain a healthy, happy home. It can help you breathe easier, reduce stress, and create a more welcoming environment for family and guests. Here are our top 10 favorite things from the spring cleaning survival guide.
Make a Plan
A spring cleaning schedule is an excellent way to maximize your time and ensure you don’t get overwhelmed by the tasks at hand. Plan for what you can take on today, identify home chores for the week, designate projects for the month, and set overarching cleaning tasks and goals for the season. Creating a well-crafted plan will help you prioritize what surfaces need scrubbing, which rooms could benefit from decluttering, and where new home organization systems should be put into place.
Change Air Filters
Be sure the air in your home stays fresh by swapping out your furnace and air conditioning filters. While you’re at it, switck ...

Tuesday, February 7, 2023   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

Home Remodeling: Dealing with Contractors

Article originally posted on kiplinger.com on November 17th, 2022
If you’re planning a home update, addition or another project, make sure you and the contractor agree on some key terms, and put them in writing in a contract. Don’t just sign the contract your remodeler gives you without carefully reading and understanding each provision. Ask a knowledgeable friend or hire a lawyer to review it if you’re confused.

Scope of work 
 The heart of the contract is a description of what type of renovation work will be performed. The more detail, the better chance the homeowner has of getting the desired final product,
Time frame 
Look for a start date and end date for the project. It’s fine for those to be tied to a milestone, such as a permit being granted. For instance, the contractor promises to start work within 30 days of acquiring a permit. That said, work may be delayed for reasons outside the contractor’s control, such as a k ...