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Your Home's New Year's Resolutions

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As the year starts to come to a close, people everywhere begin to think about New Year’s resolutions. Many people choose resolutions that will help them become healthier. People vow to drink more water, exercise more, or lose weight. Some people set lofty goals that they will never achieve. Others are more practical and set goals that they can attain if they put in just a little bit of work. If your house could make a few practical New Year’s resolutions they would include having a safe moisture level, having a crack free foundation, and having a plan to control pests. These may seem like lofty resolutions, but they are actually practical goals that with just a little bit of effort can lead to a much healthier home.

  1. The first resolution your house would want to keep is to have the right amount of moisture. The moisture level in your home plays an important role in how healthy your home truly is. Although your resolution may be to hydrate more (ugg, it is hard to drink 8 glasses), a house with excess moisture can actually cause problems. Leaks and condensation that bring moisture into a home can create a breeding ground for mold. Mold produces allergens that can actually make you and your family sick. Taking care of a mold problem may sound like a lofty goal, but with the help of a mold removal expert, finding the root cause of a moisture problem and getting rid of it is often times not difficult.
  2. The second resolution that would surely be on your house’s list is filling cracks and holes in the foundation. Settling happens, it’s just a fact of life for homes. Settling, poor drainage, as well as other factors, can create cracks and small holes in a home’s foundation. These small holes are seen by many pests as an open invitation into your home. You may assume that since the cracks are small, nothing will try to enter through them, but that is not the case. Obviously spiders and insects can get through something tiny, but did you know that a mouse can get through a hole the size of a dime? Exclusion really is the best form of pest control.
  3. The most important New Year’s resolution for your house may also be the easiest one to keep. That resolution is call Cowleys for all your pest control needs! Most people don’t want to look at a spider dangling from the corner of a room and definitely no one wants to see a mouse scurry across their kitchen floor. But keeping pests out of your home is not just an aesthetics issue, it is a health issue. Mice alone can transfer approximately thirty five diseases, and other pests can increase asthma and allergy symptoms just by being in your home.

These resolutions may seem lofty but are in fact practical because you may be able to take care of all of them with just one phone call. Fortunately, we have a mold and a pest control division! With just a little bit of work, you can make 2024 the year of a healthy home! 

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