By the time you notice any termite infestation, it is too late, and your home needs restoration. Termites damage the wooden structure of your home. Initially, the property will present smaller signs such as bowing sidewalls, sagging ceilings, or even a sagging roof. At this point, you are in danger of staying at home until proper repairs.
First of all, you need to describe the termite problem and get rid of them. The termites will continue to cause damages if you make repairs and fail to solve termite infestation.
It is best to hire professional termite inspection services when restoring your home after a termite infestation.
Let us look at some of the reasons for hiring home inspection services:
Discover the damages:
It might be too late to recognize the termite infestation as they would have damaged most wooden furnishings. Think again and let the professionals conduct a termite inspection.
Subterranean termites love to stay underground, and the experts will check on the damp loose soil. The termite experts will check the insides of your walls and furniture to catch dry wood termites.
Implement Proper treatment:
The experts will apply the termite control methods after proper inspection. Doing the treatment yourself may be risky.
There are various treatments to restore your home:
- Lateral soil movement:
This type of termite control typically used before and after construction, known as a Premise, spread an odorless mixture to prevent termites from re-populating.
- Gas Fumigation:
Gas fumigation can disrupt a termite’s metabolism. The fumigantspermeate throughout the homes.
This method proves effective in treating dry wood termites.
- Termiticides Application:
The direct application of termiticides on the infested wood can kill a specific target area of termites.
Replace or Repair wood:
The experts always recommend replacing or repairing wooden furniture. By doing so, termite infestation will not appear again.
Any one of the following options can opt:
- Apply wood sealers or hardeners to fill the gaps created by termites in the damaged surface area.
- If there is any damaged wood, scrap the dead or infested wood. Apply your wood hardener after removing loose or weak bits of wood by using sandpaper.
- However, it is best to replace or renovate with a new piece of furniture, if the damage is more.
For your insurance:
After a thorough termite inspection of your house, you can use an insurance policy if it covers termite damages. Talk to your insurance agent after the termite inspection before renovating the property. If your insurance covers termite damages, they will pay some or all of the charges. The reimbursements depend upon the extent of loss made by the termites. The amount given may vary after assessment.