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The Problem with Plastic

All around us, we’re surrounded by millions of plastic items—such as household goods, toys, computers, and smartphones to name only a few. Every day, many plastic items are only used once and then are thrown into the trash, creating one of the fastest growing problems on the planet. There are trillions upon trillions of plastic [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|house, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Problem with Plastic

Get Your Home Ready for Autumn

Cooler temperatures and pretty soon falling leaves serve as a reminder that the fall season is approaching. As the seasons change, so do our activities and home needs. Even though summer is not quite over yet, it’s a good time to do some seasonal maintenance to keep your home running smoothly. The weather can change [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|house, news, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Get Your Home Ready for Autumn

The importance of Ventilation

Heat from the sun enters houses in four ways: Radiant heat transfer from roofing material to attic air, which in turn can re-radiate through the ceiling.Entry of certain wavelengths of light through glass windows.Radiant heat transfer from the building materials used for walls.Hot air simply entering through open windows, doors, cracks etc. Once heat enters [...]

By |March 4th, 2019|news, Uncategorized, ventilation|Comments Off on The importance of Ventilation

How mold spreads in your Bathroom

How Does Mold Grow? Mold reproduces by releasing tiny, microscopic spores into the air. These spores are all around us and require the smallest amount of moisture to take hold. Warmth also contributes to mold growth and will speed up the process. The fungus can appear within 48 hours of spores landing on a moist [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|house, mould, news, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How mold spreads in your Bathroom

5 Reasons Summer is the Season for Pests

With summer in full swing, it’s likely you’ve noticed increased pest activity. Why is it that most pests like the summer season best? Orkin’s Dr. Ron Harrison dives into the top five reasons why pests like ants, cockroaches, mosquitoes and spiders thrive during summer months: 1. Temperature Temperatures that rise in spring and summer affect [...]

By |December 27th, 2018|house, news|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Summer is the Season for Pests

The signs that it’s time to call the exterminators this summer

Everyone has their own tolerance when it comes to insects and pests in the home. Some people consider one cockroach scurrying across the kitchen floor as nothing to be alarmed about, while others baulk at it. Pest controllers around the country are busiest at this time of year, bees are swarming and fleas are biting. [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|house, news, pest control|Comments Off on The signs that it’s time to call the exterminators this summer

7 kitchen mistakes to avoid this Christmas

In between preparing for Christmas Day guests, purchasing and wrapping all the presents, ordering the seafood and congratulating yourself for making it through another (hectic) year, safe food preparation practices tend to get a little overlooked at this time of year. They might not be as fun to reminisce about as your favourite Love Actually scenes, but when you're [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|house, news, pest control|Comments Off on 7 kitchen mistakes to avoid this Christmas

Mold in Basement

One of the rooms in the house where you'll most often see mold is the basement. This page tells you the common causes and the signs of mold in the basement. It also lets you know how to find mold growth in the basement, prevent mold from growing in the basement and where to find [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|house, mould, news|Comments Off on Mold in Basement

Mold in Kitchen

Causes of Mold in Kitchen Mold can often be found growing in the kitchen. One reason why is because there's lots of moisture in the kitchen. For example, water from running taps and steam from boiling water. Another reason is there's always plenty of food in the kitchen for mold to start to grow on. [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|house, mould, news|Comments Off on Mold in Kitchen

Mold in Bathroom

Bathroom Mold Removal If mold has begun to grow in your bathroom you need to remove it immediately. You can use a sponge, cloth or scrubbing brush to clean mold off most bathroom surfaces and an old toothbrush to get into hard to reach places where mold has begun to grow. The How to Kill Mold page [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|house, mould, news|Comments Off on Mold in Bathroom