What comes to mind when you think of threats to your business? Competition? Changes in the marketplace? Increasing taxes? The list of theoretical threats to your business is likely a long one. You also have to be concerned about physical threats to your business. One such threat is a termite infestation. Termites can eat away at the structural wood of your store or office building and cause serious damage. This damage can end up costing you a lot of time and money to repair. Fortunately, there are three steps you can take to protect your business from the threat of termites.
Get a professional termite inspection
A professional termite inspection is an essential part of protecting your business from the threat of termites. The inspector will look for signs of a current or previous termite infestation. If you have an active infestation, you will need to take steps to eradicate it as quickly as possible in order to minimize the damage. The inspector will also look for elements of your building that may attract termites. The information that you receive after a professional termite inspection is what you need to make a decision about how to best protect your business going forward.
Keep up with building maintenance
Keeping up with the maintenance of your building will help you protect your business from the threat of termites. Subterranean termites are attracted to structures that provide moisture rich soil. If there are water drainage issues around your building, moisture can build up in the soil and attract termites. Be proactive with your building maintenance to ensure that you do not unintentionally attract these pests.
Schedule regular termite treatment
You can get professional help protecting your business from the threat of termites by scheduling regular termite treatment. You have a number of options available for preventing a termite infestation at your business. Talk to the inspector about which option – or combination of options – is best for your business. The right choice will depend upon the current and past infestation status and well as the risk factors your building has for developing an infestation.
The three steps outlined above will help you protect your business from the threat of termites. No one wants to even think about the possibility of a termite infestation or repairs. But ignoring the very real possibility of developing an infestation at your business can lead to serious and expensive consequences down the line. Let the pros at TAPS Termite help you protect your business from the threat of termites so you can focus on other elements of your business. You can schedule a free termite inspection for your business and start the process of protecting it from the threat that these pests pose.