Could There Be Mold In My Carpet?

Mold is a most undesirable thing to deal with in a home. It can cause upper respiratory problems, as well as other health conditions such as skin problems, so naturally, we want to do our best to prevent its growth. One area where mold can grow is in the carpet. Here are some things to think about: If mold is not visible on my carpet, could it still have it? Yes, in fact, mold only appears on the surface of the carpet in more extreme cases Where should I check for mold? Check Continue Reading ...

Carpenter ants or termites?

We are continuing the pest theme this month, and while not very pleasant to think about, one of the most damaging threats that could exist for your home, especially structurally, are pests and insects. Some insects work silently however, and escape your notice until they’ve already caused a lot of damage to the structure of your home. The most common perpetrators to damaging a wooden structure could be termites, or carpenter ants. If you have found evidence that either of these insects Continue Reading ...

Bed Bugs….An unhappy reality

In recent years Bed Bugs, have become an epidemic, and our area is no exception. Their hard to see, love to travel and not so easy to eliminate, so what do we know about these pesky invaders, and what can we do about them? Although bed bugs are found in mattresses, they are by no means limited to beds, in fact they can hide in an alarming number of places. Anywhere from furniture, curtains and clothing to picture frames and books What do they look like? Bed bugs are rather small, Continue Reading ...

Should I Install Anti-Scald Valves?

We have all experienced that annoying burst of hot or freezing water in the shower when someone else in the house turns on a faucet or flushes a toilet. While for many of us, it simply requires a quick maneuver out of the way of the flowing water, for others, such as the elderly or very young, it could result in scalding or shock from the sudden change in temperature. An answer to this could be installing an anti-scald valve. Anti-scald valves work by keeping water at a safe temperature, Continue Reading ...