Houses are not the only type of structure that is at risk for developing a termite infestation. Office buildings and other types of structures can be just a susceptible to termite activity and damage as residential properties. If you are wondering if you need termite treatment for your office building, there are a few questions you should ask yourself that will help you make that determination.
Is your office building in an area where termites are common?
Is your office building in an area where termites are common? That is an easy question to answer because termites are active in every state in the US except for Alaska. If your office building is located in the state of California, then it is in an area where termites are common. Businesses throughout California need to be proactive about termite treatment and prevention.
Is there wood in the construction of your building?
Termites are drawn to properties that have wood somewhere in the construction. If your office building has wood in it then you need to explore termite treatment services. It is common for buildings to be built with wood as part of the framing. Other areas that may include wood are doorframes, window frames, thresholds, and flooring. There are some office buildings that have steel framing throughout. Examine the makeup of your office building closely to determine if there is wood anywhere so you can take steps to protect your property from termites.
Have you noticed signs of termite activity?
If you have noticed signs of termite activity around your office building, you need to set up termite treatment services. Signs of termite activity include seeing termites, damaged wood, and piles of a substance that looks like sawdust but is actually frass (termite waste). Issues that potentially point to a termite infestation should be addressed immediately with the help of a termite professional.
Termite treatment for your office building can help protect the structural integrity of the building and save you from spending thousands of dollars on damage repair in the future. The process of protecting your office building from termites starts with getting a professional termite inspection. Once the inspection is complete, you will receive a written or verbal report on the condition of your office building. The inspector will let you know if you have an infestation and if there are signs of damage. If the inspection confirms that you have an infestation, the next step is to set up termite treatment services to eradicate the infestation. After treatment is complete, you can continue to work with the termite pro to protect your office building from a future infestation. You can get help with every step of this process by reaching out to the pros at TAPS Termite.