Buying a new apartment

  • Why Your Office Cleaners Shouldn't Handle Industrial Cleaning

    28 November 2016

    If your company has an industrial area of any sort, along with an office area in another part of the building, you typically don't want to use the same cleaning crew for both areas. Office cleaning may be simple enough and can sometimes be done by a company that offers residential and other general types of cleaning, but industrial cleaning is usually more complicated. Note a few of those differences here so you can better understand why you need an industrial cleaning company in particular for your production or warehouse area.

  • Everything You Need to Know about Asbestos Use in Building Construction

    14 November 2016

    Asbestos is a fibrous, naturally-occurring material that has found a range of applications in the construction industry. Asbestos occurs in the form of minerals such as amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite and chrysotile. Most old buildings built a few decades ago are likely to have asbestos because it is a good insulator. It adds fire protection properties to concrete and other materials used in construction. Furthermore, the fibrous nature of the asbestos minerals gives it tensile strength used to improve the structural integrity of the building.

  • Tips On Killing Swarming Termites

    9 November 2016

    Most people know that termites are undesirable house guests.  They can inflict horrendous damage on your home, eating their way through wooden structures, and once a colony has been established, termites are difficult to get rid of.  Although it's always advisable to ask your local pest control company to deal with serious termite infestations, there are steps that you can take to kill any 'swarmers' that you see around your home.

  • Termite Treatment in Your Home

    27 October 2016

    Your home is probably going to be the biggest investment you will ever make during your lifetime. However, out of all the numerous insects and pests that may disturb a home owner, termites can single-handedly destroy the foundation of your home in only a few years. To eliminate termites from your property, you will need to follow the a few basic steps. Professional help from a company like Allstate Pest Control may be required for larger infestations, so it is imperative to get rid of these unwanted house guests before the problem gets out of hand.

  • Signs You May Require a Mould Inspection before Buying a Home

    20 October 2016

    Purchasing a new home can be quite expensive. As such, some homeowners may look for ways to cut costs in an attempt to make the sale as economical as possible. This may be in the form of overlooking some crucial inspections such as building inspections or mould inspections. The reality is leaving out these procedures can lead to exorbitant repairs down the road. For instance, mould is naturally present in outdoor air as it functions to break down decaying matter.

  • How to best secure your home against break-ins

    14 October 2016

    Every year, over 200,000 Australian homes are broken into. This averages to about 1 in every 40 houses experiencing a break-in at some point during the year, with burglars targeting high value items like phones, laptops, televisions, jewellery, gaming consoles, cameras, music devices or just plain hard cash. While these statistics are scary, there are many ways the average Australian can reinforce their home to protect their property, ensure a safe environment for their family and go through the year with general peace of mind.

  • Pumpkin Pests Away: 5 Steps to Pest-Free Pumpkins this Halloween

    11 October 2016

    Halloween is just around the corner, and with this celebration of all things spooky growing evermore popular in Australia, pumpkin sales are on the rise. However, while you and your kids are preparing to feast on bucket loads of lollies and treats, pests are rubbing their paws and wings together in anticipation of the rich, orange flesh soon to be on offer.  Mold, squirrels and fruit flies will be the main pests responsible for making short work of your proud pumpkin display.