If you notice signs of termite damage, you need to check your home for termites. Signs include swarmer wings laying around, piles of mud or sawdust near the walls and windows and termite tubes of mud on the woodwork. A termite infestation is difficult to get rid of, so if you have a suspicion that you have termites, contact H&H Pest Control and Waterproofing to treat the infestation. If you notice the infestation in an old stump that is not close to your house, you can try some of the DIY baits and sprays to help keep them away from the house. If you notice that the DIY baits and sprays are not working, you may need to bring in the professionals, especially if the nest is close to your home or an outbuilding.
Termite Damage vs. Wood Rot
Wood rot and termite damage look different. Signs of termite damage include hollowed-out walls and mud tubes going to the gouged out area. You might also notice swarmer wings laying on the floor, and piles of termite dung. The best places to look for signs of termite infestation are under vinyl siding, in the floor joists under a house, and near windows.
When you are looking for termite damage under a house, look at the structural beams, especially where two beams meet. Mud tubes will also lead from subterranean termite nests to the wooden parts of your home. You can break a mud tube open to see if it is actively being used. In most cases, termites will fall out if the tube is active. In many cases, the termites will repair the damage to the mud tubes. Termites will build mud tubes inside and outside, and even on the ground.
If you are not sure whether you are looking at wood rot or termite damage, contact a professional to locate any termite infestation and to determine if termite damage is old or new.
Termite Damage Repair Cost
Termite damage repair cost varies depending on how much damage the termites did. Before you repair the damage, you should have a professional pest termite service such as H&H Pest Control and Waterproofing to get rid of the termite infestation with professional termite control methods. After you kill the infestation, then it’s time to start working on termite damage repair.
Material and delivery of the material, including wood to replace structure beams, floor joists and other damaged wood;
Labor, including setup time, minimum hourly charges, and mobilization;
Removing, repairing, relocating or modifying the existing HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems, and framing and surfacing;
Testing and remediation of hazardous materials such as lead and asbestos if your house is old enough to have these materials;
Contractor overhead, including the cost of a supervising general contractor;
Sales tax on supplies and materials; and
Any permits that might be required.
Depending on your situation, you might have additional costs involved. If a structure beam cannot be repaired, you might have to pay for someone to jack up your house to remove the beam and replace it. The cost to repair termite damage could become costly; thus it is much better to eradicate a termite infestation as soon as you notice it.
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