Repairing damage caused by termites can be a complex and extensive process, depending on the severity of the damage. You may not realize that you have bitten off more than you can chew when dealing with termite damage until your deck is sagging, your fence posts are leaning over, or your floors are failing in.
But did you know that termites are merely one of several pests that devour wood? Along with termites, dry-rot fungus, wood-boring beetles, and other organisms can cause tremendous harm – more than $5 billion in damage annually in the U.S. – to the structural integrity of your home. Clark, your friendly pest, mosquito, and termite control – and grounds care – expert, would like you to know that you are not alone if your home has suffered termite damage and needs repair. Clark Pest Control offers complete home repair services, performed by on-staff licensed contractors, which will return your home to the condition it was in before termites showed up.
Termites target your home’s structural integrity
Nathan Pops, Service Manager (WDO) at Clark’s Auburn branch, says that subterranean termites, which swarm in the spring of the year, will relentlessly attack a home’s underbelly – rim joists, floor joists, and subflooring – as well wood siding.
“Termite colonies do not stop growing or eating wood,” Pops says, “and depending on the size of the colony, can do significant damage in a short time. That is why having an annual termite inspection performed is so important to protecting your home.”
Pops recalls visiting a home that Clark had recently taken over servicing to perform a termite inspection. Upon arriving, he discovered an active termite infestation in the home, one that caused considerable damage.
“A good portion of the back of the house, including two sliding glass doors and an entry door, had to be replaced due to the damage,” he says. “The final bill was in the tens of thousands.”
Working with Clark Pest Control on repairing termite damage gives homeowners the assurance that the repairs will be done correctly and to the standard they expect.
The advantages of working with Clark Pest Control on your termite repairs include:
- Clark performs the repair work and manages the project from start to finish.
- All Clark repair specialists are contractors licensed by the state of California.
- You will have a single point of contact – no tracking down multiple contractors to get answers or updates.
- Clark can schedule and complete your repairs faster than using outside contractors.
- All repairs undergo an extensive quality assurance process – the work is not done until you are satisfied.
- All repair services are backed by California’s most trusted name in termite prevention and control – Clark Pest Control.
The termite repair process
What do you need to know about what could be involved in repairing the termite damage in your home? Here are some general steps that may be involved:
Wood replacement: If any wood in your home has been damaged beyond repair, it will need to be removed and replaced. This may involve replacing structural elements such as beams or columns, as well as non-structural elements such as baseboards or trim.
Repair and restoration: Once the damaged wood has been replaced, your home will need to be repaired and restored to its original condition. This may include patching and repainting walls, repairing or replacing flooring, and fixing any other damage that was caused by the termite infestation.
Prevention: Once the damage has been repaired, it’s important to take a preventive approach toward deterring future termite infestations. This includes regular inspections, having a licensed pest management professional treat for termites as soon as they are detected, and eliminating conditions conducive to termites, which includes reducing excess moisture, maintaining proper ventilation, eliminating wood-to-soil contact, avoiding over-mulching, and removing old tree stumps and wood from yards.
Termite solutions from Clark Pest Control
For maximum protection against termites, you should schedule a no-obligation home wellness inspection, which includes a complete termite inspection. You also can ask for more information on Clark Pest Control’s exclusive Termite Infestation Protection (T.I.P.) program, which is designed to protect your home from future infestations and damage caused by all species of termites.
Call or text California’s trusted, friendly termite control expert at (800) WE-NEED-YOU (936-3339) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your home wellness inspection and defuse the termite threat. Until next time, the pest management professionals at Clark Pest Control thank you for helping to keep unwanted pests out of your home and yard.