Termite Repair Recommendations
The termites came, ate, and now it is time to repair. However, termite repair can be overwhelming to any homeowner. Just the shock of how much damage the little pests created is overwhelming all on its own. It is important though to make all the necessary repairs. It is important that your home is as safe as it possible can be. This guide will help to walk you through the necessary steps of termite repair for your home.
Professional Pest Inspection
The first step is to contact a professional pest inspector and have your home evaluated. The professional inspector will be able to confirm whether or not your home is termite free. If you still have an infestation problem, they will take the necessary steps of getting rid of the termites.
Now that the termites are gone, it is time to assess the damage. Who knows your home the best is the company who performed the inspection. They will be able to assist you in this process. They will provide you with a list of everything that needs to be repaired and a quote on how much it will cost.
Now that you know what needs to be done, it is time to start doing it. It is possible the extent of damage is greater than you expected it to be. However, take the time to make sure that the repairs are done correctly by the qualified professional if you hire a company to perform repairs. A quick repair job by an unqualified company only puts your home in danger and you will end up with more costly repairs down the road.
If your termite damage is to the foundation, again check with the company who performed the inspection for some of these companies also performs these professional services to take care of the problem correctly. However, if you are pretty handy and you have mostly cosmetic damage, there is nothing wrong in handling those repairs yourself.
It is important that you keep records of the termite damage and repair. Not only is it of benefit to provide paper work when you sell your home but also some damage could possibly be covered in your insurance coverage. It is also a good idea to take photos of the damage and the repairs.
Most people do not poke and pry under and around their homes. It is advisable to have your home inspected as part of a routine maintenance. Have you home inspected as you do your car. If you perform these periodic inspections you will minimize termite related conditions and not have to go through such an ordeal again. Feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have regarding termites or any other pest problem that you may have.