Stop Termite Infestation by Fixing Water Leaks at Home

Feb 09, 2023

No one wants water damage in their home. It can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs, and that can be from just a few inches of water. One more aspect of water damage should raise the alarm for you and your Union City home. Termites. These pests do billions of dollars in damage to homes across the nation. They are home destroyers with an insatiable appetite. There are ways to combat and prevent these home wreckers, starting with an expert termite inspection in Union City. These professionals are trained to spot infestations and provide you with ways to get your home back.

Reasons Why Repairing Water Leaks Matters

Water damage can happen for various reasons. You may have a leaking faucet. Your washing machine’s drainpipe may have over-filled and spilled onto the floor. The crawlspace of your Union City home may lack proper ventilation, allowing for moisture buildup. Poorly draining gutters prevent water from running away from the foundation. When you find a water leak, it is crucial that you fix it right away. Here is why:

• Health risks: When wood retains moisture, mold and mildew will grow. It not only makes your deck and home look unsightly, but can also cause health issues. No one wants to put their children or themselves at risk of respiratory problems because of a water leak.

• Structural damage: Wet subfloors eventually give way to rot. One moment, you are making coffee in your kitchen. The next moment, you step through the floor, hurting your foot and needing a carpenter to fix the hole. Not only will it cost you money to put in a new floor, but you may have to visit your doctor for something that could have been avoided.

• Attracts termites: These wood-chewing home wreckers love wet wood. It is like they have a sonar in their mandibles set to ‘Wet Wood’! These water-seeking missiles will find any moisture before you do. They need to be surrounded by moisture, and your leaking plumbing provides the perfect place to set up shop.

• Invites other insects: Not only will you invite termites, but carpenter ants will be happy to tunnel through your floor joists in search of moisture and their ‘food’.

Reclaim Your Home with Termite Inspections by a Dependable Pest Control Company

Preventing a termite infestation begins with addressing water leaks and moisture buildup issues. To ensure you keep the wood chewers away, trust the professionals at Times Up Termite to conduct a thorough inspection of your Union City home.

Our technicians are trained to spot evidence of these pests and offer you treatment options for eliminating them. We have several to choose from. For example, one type of treatment is the eco-friendly, reduced-risk pesticide, Altriset. We recommend this one for those homes with children, pets, or pregnant moms. Another option is Trelona bait traps by BASF to eradicate wood-chewing insects. Learn more when you contact us today.

Call 510-568-7200 to speak with our team of experienced, licensed professionals at Times Up Termite, Inc. You can also contact us online to request a free termite inspection in Union City.

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