Termites are as small as ants, and just like the ant, they can accomplish a lot when working together. Unfortunately, termite damage is not good for your home.
To comprehend the damage a termite can create and the repair needed, let’s get into what exactly a termite is.
These old little buggers date back to the Cretaceous period and are (oddly enough) related to the cockroach. Even though some people refer to them as white ants, they are not related to the ant. Weird, right?
The termite colony workers and soldiers do not have eyes and feed on dead plant material, wood, soil, and animal dung. The termite queen has the most extended lifespan of any insect, living 30 to 50 years in some cases. The termites with wings of the colony do have eyes and those wings are all four equal sized.
Termites play an essential role in the ecosystem of the planet. They take care of decomposing dead plants and wood.
The problem comes in when they aim to decompose your house!
The very mention of termites strikes fear in the heart of homeowners. We know they can damage structures, and homeowners’ insurance does not usually cover those damages.
The good news is that they are tiny. Even an entire colony would take a few years to wreck your home. Homeowners must have termite inspections regularly to catch them before you need treatment and repair.
The signs to look for when determining if you have a termite problem are the following:
Your local pest control company can assist you with a termite inspection and bond. They will treat the house and set up a barrier for keeping the termites at bay.
Should you discover a termite infestation, first call pest control. They will use a couple of different specific treatments.
Repairing the damage is a detailed process that someone who knows just how to fix the structure should handle. The experts at Georgia Home Remodeling have the training to assess the structural damage and return it to its former glory.
There are two ways most contractors will attempt to repair the damaged property:
The company you hire can replace the entire piece of wood if it is readily accessible. Sometimes they may cut out the damaged portion and replace it with a new, healthy part of the wood.
If the wood is not easy to remove and is best left alone, the restoration will be different. In that case, the company repairing the damage may choose to support the existing damaged wood. They will add a wood beam to help the original and secure it, restoring the piece’s strength.
Adding support pieces will most likely be the least expensive and least invasive way to repair the termite damage. The crucial part of the repair comes with supporting the wood while completing the replacement to ensure the structure’s integrity.
A Professional home repair company like Georgia Home Remodeling can do just that!
Once you have identified the pest infestation, you will call the pest control company to rid you of the insects.
After the treatment is complete, you will need to call a restoration specialist.
In most cases, your pest control company will have a referral for structural repair. Be sure to get multiple quotes and talk with the repair companies to determine how they would remedy the situation.
Make sure the company is licensed and insured. Be positive they have done this type of work in the past and get references.
Georgia Home Remodeling specializes in termite damage repair, along with several other remodeling capabilities.
You can trust the work they do to be structurally sound and pleasing to the eye. When the damage of this magnitude occurs to your home, you never want to know it was there when all is said and done. Georgia Home Remodeling will make the area look like new.
When termites invade, Call Georgia Home Remodeling to restore your home like new!