Spring Cleaning: When to Call in the Professionals

Spring Cleaning: When to Call in the Professionals

Spring is here at last – and spring means a fresh start. Not only do we get to explore the great outdoors again, but we also get to see areas of our own homes that we haven’t seen in months. We pack up our winter things and dig out our spring wardrobes and decorations from attics, basements and closets – places we haven’t seen since we dragged out our winter coats and Christmas lights.

Protecting Commercial Properties from Termites, Mold and Other Threats

Protecting Commercial Properties from Termites, Mold and Other Threats

Developing commercial properties combines the speculative vision of a venture capitalist and the courage of an entrepreneur to put their own money down on a plot of land today based on a future that only they can see. It is imperative that developers and property owners manage their expenses from conception through opening day (and beyond) as carefully as possible.

To say that there are many obstacles to overcome before breaking ground on a new construction project is an understatement, but even after the construction is completed, your property can still be under attack – but this time from below.

You might be sharing your new location with a colony of termites located three feet below your basement that are waiting for an opportunity to come up through your floor. There could potentially be thousands of termites working 24-hours per day, taking tiny pieces of your investment back to their nests to be chewed up by other termites.

Protecting Your Home from Termites, Mold and Other Threats

Protecting Your Home from Termites, Mold and Other Threats

When most homeowners think of protecting their investment, they think of security measures like strong locks, alarm systems, motion-activated floodlights, firearms and video cameras. And for good reason. When deployed in combination, these security elements can effectively deter most intruders. Nobody ever wants to have to rely on any of these, but they sleep better knowing they are there.

Unfortunately, none of these protect your home from its biggest threats, which all share a common point of entry: termites, mold and flooding at the basement level.

Containment and HEPA Filtration in Mold Remediation

Containment and HEPA Filtration in Mold Remediation

Gladhill Service’s Mold Remediation Process is customized to meet the specific moisture and ventilation issues of each home. The process begins with an inspection that we use to develop a strategy, and (in many cases) it ends with a lab-tested air sample at the completion of the job.

However, one of the most important steps in the Mold Remediation Process is containment and HEPA filtration. If proper action isn’t taken to prevent the spread of mold throughout the cleaning process, the mold problem could recur or even get worse.

To understand why containment and HEPA are important, we have to look at how mold spreads and some of the techniques that Mold Remediation professionals use to prevent it.

Can Crickets Tell You The Temperature Outside?

It's that time of year again when male crickets call out to all the lady-crickets. At first, we just hear a massive chorus of rapid chirping but, have you ever wondered why the chirping slows down sometimes? It's time to toss out your thermometer and just listen to why.

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Sometimes we must only listen and observe all things in nature to gain a greater understanding.

Male crickets rub their wings and legs together creating chirping sounds in an effort to attract females. Both male and female crickets feed on plants (and other insects sometimes). Unlike their closest relatives (grasshoppers & Katydids) crickets have the ability to tell us how cold it is outside. All you have to do is pay attention and count how many times they chirp in a minute. Then, divide that number by 4. Then, add that number to 40 to know the temperature outside. Simple right? It's down right amazing and, if you don't believe it do the math and find out for yourself. 

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Gladhill Services is a family-owned and operated local Pest Control, Mold Removal, Waterproofing and Duct Cleaning authority serving Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and many parts of Virginia. 717-597-1040

 

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