Termites are a threat to any property that has wood in some part of the construction. Even commercial buildings that are framed using steel often have wood somewhere in construction in areas such as flooring, around doors and windows, etc. It can be easy to think about termites as an issue that only applies to residential homes but the reality is that commercial properties are at risk for termites as well. If you own a commercial property, there are some steps you need to take to ensure that it is protected against the threat of termites.
Get a professional termite inspection
Start the process of protecting your commercial property from termites by getting a professional termite inspection. A termite inspection will provide you with a lot of important information about the current condition of your property. The inspector will be able to let you know if you have an active infestation, if there are signs of a previous infestation, and if there is any termite damage to your property. It will also help you establish a professional relationship with a termite expert.
Invest in routine preventative termite treatment
Routine preventative termite treatment is an important part of preventing an infestation in your commercial property. Preventative treatment will look different depending on the current condition of your property. Once you get a professional termite inspection, you and the inspector will work together to determine a preventative treatment schedule that will keep your property free from termites in the future.
Make building maintenance a priority
The condition of your building can impact how likely it is to develop a termite infestation. If there are water issues around the property, for example, it can be more susceptible to developing a Subterranean termite infestation. If you address water and other maintenance issues as they occur it will help you minimize your chances of developing a termite infestation in your commercial property.
Have a termite baiting system installed
A termite baiting system will help you monitor the level of termite activity surrounding your building. If the layout of your building allows for a baiting station to be installed, it can be a helpful tool in the process of protecting against termites. The baiting system allows your termite professional to monitor the termite activity level near your building. If there is a high level of activity, the termite pro may recommend some type of intervention to make sure the termites do not find their way into your property.
Commercial properties can get termite infestations just like residential properties. You need to be as proactive about protecting your commercial property from termites as you are about protecting your home. The pros at TAPS Termite regularly help business owners protect their commercial properties from termites and the damage that they can cause. Get in touch today to get started on the process of protecting your business.