The Multipurpose American Home

For a long while, most would imagine those with powerful and glamorous careers as people who would wake up, get dressed in expensive clothes, order an expensive coffee, and drive to work in an expensive car before finally arriving at a luxurious high-rise office building located in the core of a fast-paced city.

But today, people are seeking different kinds of career luxuries. Instead of status symbols and paycheques, people want freedom and flexibility in their professional lives. Commuting is out and working from home is in. Money can certainly buy you fancy clothes, coffees, and cars, but it can’t always buy you the comfort of working in your pajamas or spending more time with your friends and family.

Woman in White Sweater Sitting on Bed

Over the last few years, cultural shifts and historic events have changed the desires and values of the average American office worker. Life is short, and people have decided that vanity and consumerism don’t contribute much to one’s ability to live a good life. 

The home is now the office, gym, bar, and mall. We can work at home, work out from home, party at home, and shop at home. People first began spending more time at home because we had to social distance, and now we spend most of our day at home because we want to. Why go outside and mingle when you can stay inside and isolate?

In many ways, we are returning to our roots. People are realizing that their homes have so much more functional utility than they had ever considered before. In addition to being convenient, doing everything from home can save a significant amount of time and money. Remote work has literally redefined what work-life balance means to us.

It’s easy to ignore your chores when you are constantly on the go. But now, even though our lives haven’t gotten any less busy, it’s much harder to ignore the dishes piling up in the sink or the sound of creaking floors when you spend most of your day actually inside your home rather than running out of it.

Environment shapes our daily routines and habits. Every human has a finite amount of willpower, which is why we need to create spaces that are conducive to our productivity and happiness. If you love to work and play at home, then it’s in your best interest to have a regular home maintenance plan. 

In many parts of the United States, pests are a recurring problem throughout the year. Hiring a termite exterminator is especially important in Glendora because of the density of colonies in the area. Moreover, termites are especially problematic for homeowners who work from home, because they do more than just give you creepy-crawly goosebumps—they can literally devour your floors and walls.

We recommend that homeowners protect their homes with annual pest inspections. Moreover, if you have an infestation, professional extermination is usually the safest and most effective treatment. Skipping inspections or attempting DIY treatments can allow the pests to continue damaging the home, which will only cost more money and cause more headaches in the long term.

Termite Troubles

Today’s article is going to venture a bit into the personal realm as I tell you about my own recent troubles and the fantastic company I hired to help me out. The story begins just a few short weeks ago, when I noticed some cracks appearing in my drywall…

Last year, I contracted out some real morons to do some major remodeling in my home at the recommendation of some old family friends. The contractors knocked down some of the walls in my kitchen in order to open up space, believing from a misreading of the house plans that none of the walls were especially important or load bearing.

After enjoying my new kitchen for a couple of weeks, I began noticing some new cracks forming in the ceiling around where the old wall had been. After some investigating and bringing in a handyman friend of mine, we realized that the entire second floor of the house was beginning to bow downwards because, surprise surprise, the wall that was there originally really was load-bearing.

After some harsh words were exchanged that may or may not have involved legal threats, the contractors came back and fixed their mistakes. After the dust had cleared, we had a slightly bigger pillar holding up the second story, but the new kitchen looked nice enough.

Fast forward to a couple weeks ago, I began noticing some new cracks forming in a different part of the downstairs ceiling. Fearing the worst, I began drilling into the ceiling to do another investigation and found a very different problem.

Termites and their waste began pouring from the new hole and creating a gross little pile on the floor. Recognizing the severity of the infestation, I immediately began looking up some exterminator companies to come give me the bad news about what needed to be done next.

In my search, I happened to find Grand Oaks Termite Control, a southern California local company that had the best record of reviews of any other around. Not only did they have a great score, a ton of their clients had taken the time to write about how effective the company was:

I highly recommended Grand Oaks Termite Control.  I had an unusual situation where there were many areas of my wood paneling and roof that were affected by termites and wood rot. I have a decorative tree growing through the front part of my home which makes it very difficult to treat without damaging the tree. When Jason came for the preliminary inspection, he knew exactly how to effectively treat my home without harming my favorite tree. His estimate was very reasonable and his communication was top notch. He kept me appraised of all the curve balls and never stuck me with any unexpected cost. I was very impressed with the workmanship of his teammate Gary who took care of all the woodwork, a true craftsman.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Grand Oaks without any hesitation. (John B., Yelp Review)

Read Nelson T.‘s review of Grand Oaks Termite Control on Yelp

I am in awe of Grand Oaks Termite Control. Justin and Gary came out and inspected my home and they were punctual, polite and very knowledgeable. I was so worried about my home being infested with termites, but Justin put my mind at ease. He determined that I had an isolated infestation in one room of my home and that there was no need to be tented. He gave me a fair quote and treatment of the room literally took maybe an hour. He explained that the process would not harm my family or cat and termites and eggs will not survive after the treatment. He and Gary came out a week later for the water damage of the affected area. My husband and I are so pleased and grateful we chose this company. Gary did an impeccable job of the repairs that took about 6-7 hours and you can’t even tell I had any termites or water damage. They are both so pleasant and polite and will highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks guys for an outstanding and affordable job. (Carina Z., Yelp Review)

After scheduling an appointment with the crew, I recognized right away that the reviews weren’t just blowing hot air; these guys really were some of the best in the business. As a homeowner, there’s always a new nightmare lurking within the walls of your home, so the best thing you can do is get the best and brightest to come help you solve your endless problems as they inevitably arise.

For termite extermination, that’s Grand Oaks Termite Control. Give them a call at:

Grand Oaks Termite Control

+16265384156

110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741