We're not talking infestation here, but we seem to have up to 20 persistent fruit flies in the kitchen - regardless of the presence of fruit! Can't figure out where they're coming from! How do we get rid of them? Quick - before we start naming them!
Commented on Sep 08, 2012
I researched this and found a green solution. Put 2 Tbsp of vinegar or fruit wine in a bowl
A good friend of mine had a water leak and (to no surprise of mine) State Farm has rejected her claim. Im trying to help her.. guide her the best I can and i fear she is being taken
advantage of by Mold & Mildew Specialists. Leak is at the kitchen sink with damage to the subfloor and wall board .. with minimal on the floor joists. Based on an inspection taken from the crawl space below. It is being estimated the leak has not gone on for that long. Only in the last month did it show in the end cabinet.
The area of cabinet removal is only 3'x10' which consists of 3 cabinets and a dishwasher. See photos.
The "specialists" want anywhere from $2500-5000 to remove the cabinets, the damaged subfloor and wall board behind the cabinets. Thereafter.. treat it. From my experiences.. this sounds ... exaggerated to say the least. They are playing on her fears because she has a child with allergies.
While the details are a little vague here... anyone have experience to justify this? My advice? removal .. treatment of this area could be done by an experienced handy man. Even treated with bleach and/or peroxide.
Open ears... thanks in advance for sharing your opinion!
Commented on May 12, 2012
We just had this happen and the insurance covered it. All that needed to be replaced was the
sub flooring and the flooring. The problem is that the water traveled under the walls into the next rooms and those floors and flooring had to be replaced too. We had servpro do it but they just tore up the floor with crow bars and brought in large fans to dry out the rest of the floors. Was disappointed that they cut into an asbestos laden floor with circular saws and no protective gear for my child in the house or blocking off the house. In any event, had it not been for the old flooring with asbestos underneath it, it could have been done by my family.