High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

3 Tips To Prevent Your Cat From Scratching Your Screen Door

Construction & Contractors Blog

Even if your cat is very well-behaved, there is a chance that it is tempted to jump at and scratch your screen door. After all, bugs might land on the screen door and trigger your cat's hunting instinct, and there is also something about mesh screens that make them ultra-appealing for cats that are looking to sharpen their claws. Luckily, it is possible for cats and screen doors to co-exist; just follow these three tips to help keep your kitty away from your screen door.

1. Invest in Heavier-Duty Mesh

Some screen doors are more durable than others. If you hire a mobile window screen repair company, you can have someone come out to your home and replace the mesh in your screen door with a heavier-duty replacement, which can be a bit more resilient against your pet's claws. Companies like Roys Screen Service may be able to help meet your needs in this area.

2. Keep Bugs at Bay

One big reason why many cats jump, claw at and climb screen doors is because they are chasing bugs that might land on the screen. Sure, one of the primary purposes of a screen door is to create a barrier between your home and the insects and other pests that are outdoors, but if the bugs land on the screen itself -- or come too close -- they are sure to provide a temptation for your cat. Applying bug spray to your screen door and the surrounding area or using a bug light can be good options to prevent bugs from tempting your cat. Plus, it can be a lot more pleasant to walk in and out when you don't have to worry about being attacked by bugs when you do so.

3. Use a Water Bottle

One common training method that can be highly effective for cats is to use a spray bottle that is filled with water to quickly spritz your cat with water when it performs and undesirable behavior. Consider keeping a spray bottle near the screen door and quickly spraying your cat each time that it scratches or climbs the screen. Then, the cat might associate this behavior with the unpleasant feeling of being sprayed with the water bottle and might avoid doing so.

As you can see, there are a few steps that you can take to help prevent your cat from scratching your screen door. Give these tips a try if you'd like to keep your screen door in good shape around your feline companion. 

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6 August 2016