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Control and prevent pests in your roof

The roof of your home provides a sense of shelter, security and safety. On the flip side, it can also be a haven for various rodents and pests to infest, grow and eventually create a nuisance. Pests such as possums, rats, mice and snaked are commonly found in the roofs of Australian households. Aside from jeopardising peace and quiet in the home, pests can also be a potential health hazard through the spread of disease, and may cause significant damage to your roof, electrical or plumbing works. If worse comes to worse you’ll need to call in a professional pest control service to eliminate and prevent the pests. But for now, let us look at other options of how to control and prevent pests in your roof.

For rats and mice, the most popular way of controlling them is by setting up traps.  These vary in size, capacity and dimensions to accommodate the different species of rats and mice found in roofs.  Alternatively, if you prefer chemical methods you can try sprays, baits and anticoagulants which are all effective ways to eliminate rodents from reproducing and replicating. If using chemicals ensure that you keep these out of reach of pets and children as they are poisonous. To prevent rats and mice from entering your roof, we recommend regular maintenance of the roof at least once or twice a year. This involves cleaning the external of the roof. Clearing gutters, and checking for cracked or broken tiles where pests may be able to get in.

For preventing possums from entering your roof space the method is much the same as above, regular maintenance is recommended. The thing to be mindful of is that possums are nocturnal creatures, so you need to pick an appropriate time to seal holes and gaps and set up traps in your roof so as not to seal them in. Unlike rats or mice, you don’t want to poison Possums. You could try putting spikes along fences, trimming hedges and bushes, or cutting down overgrown trees. Additionally, having a strong light source on your roof may also drive them away due to their nocturnal nature.

Birds can also become a pest if they nest in the roof.  The best way to stop them from entering is to use chicken wire, other wire systems or netting. Repellents, traps, destruction of their nest or using ultrasonic are also proven effective ways to prevent and control birds on your roof.

Snakes are also a dangerous pest that can be found anywhere in your home, including your roof, particularly during the spring and summer seasons.  Traps, repellents and sprays generally do not work in getting rid of them.  Therefore, it is important to make your property less attractive to snakes, by clearing out any rubbish or debris, trimming bushes and plants, sealing any gaps and holes, especially under doors, concrete or rocks, sealing any holes in your home and gaps around windows and doors.

Need to book a roof maintenance service in Brisbane? Call JMZ today or visit http://jmz.net.au/

No substitute for quality

When it pays off to stick to a reputable company

While you might be tempted with an offer of a cheaper rate or the thought of saving cash by doing it yourself, sometimes you cannot beat the quality, care and service provided by a reputable company that has been in the industry for many years.

By engaging in the services of a reputable company, you are more or less purchasing an insurance policy for any project that you have been considering.

It happens in the news all the time, many trusting individuals and families have been caught out by the allure of cheaper costs only to find out that the work is of less superior quality, a dodgy material has been used, or trades that walk off the job leaving it incomplete, each case making the changes dangerous.

We have even heard that in some cases the work has not or maybe never will be started, and some dishonest person has run off with your hard earned cash.

Another reason why you should also engage with a reputable business is peace of mind, while you and your mates might be capable of doing the job with your handyman knowledge, you could potentially harm yourself or your property if things do go wrong.

Even if things do go wrong and you have used a reputable business, it will be ok as reputable companies are insured for a wide range of accidents, mishaps and unforeseen disasters that may occur on the worksite.

We here at JMZ Roofing take absolute pride in our name, and with that pride comes the assurance that our work is done with the best materials and expertly completed by a trade qualified staff members with years of individual and combined experience.

So why not contact one of Queensland’s most reputable roofing repair and restoration companies JMZ Roof Restorations, for superior service without the hassle or the large expense, click here.

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Leaking Ceiling or Roof – What may be causing this?

Do you have signs of a leaking ceiling or roof? Sooner or later it is going to happen; weather or prolonged heavy rain may reveal your roof or ceilings overall condition.  This will most likely appear in the form of a leak or crack. Being able to identify the cause is imperative to avoid extensive damage that could cost you thousands of dollars.So what may be causing this?

The main perpetrator for leaks and cracks is simply an old roof that hasn’t been maintained. Over time, roofing materials deteriorate from continual expansion and contraction, and extreme weather conditions. The fierce Aussie sun can cause tiles to become brittle, and steel roof surfaces can buckle in the heat eventually allowing rainwater to enter through the gaps.

If you have recently installed a skylight (either DIY or through a contractor) this could also be a contributor to the cause. Improper installation of a skylight can cause long-term damage to your ceiling by allowing moisture and condensation to occur over time.

Another possibility could be your gutters over flowing with organic debris. A blocked channel can cause rainwater meant for the drains to spill over and cause damage to your roof or ceiling.

All of these issues are difficult for the novice DIY homeowner to fix, and improper repairs can cause even further damage. This is why it’s best to leave it to the experts and call in a professional.

JMZ Roof Restoration specializes in roof restoration, roof repairs, and roof maintenance treatments. We will make sure these issues don’t occur again in the future with regular maintenance check ups and expert advice you can trust. Call JMZ today on 1300 76 00 76 or click here for a quote today.