Protecting your home from termite damage should be one of your top priorities. Termite activity at your home can leave you with extensive damage that costs thousands of dollars to repair. It is in your best interest to do what is necessary to protect against termite damage. The steps you should take to protect your home from termite damage are much easier and quicker than dealing with the damage after it occurs. Below are four basic steps that you can take to protect your home from termite damage.
Call and schedule a professional termite inspection.
A professional termite inspection is an essential step in the process of protecting your home from termites. An inspection will provide you with important information about the current condition of your home. The results of the inspection will dictate the next steps you need to take.
Address any issues discovered during the inspection.
Any issues discovered during the inspection should be addressed right away. Termites do not take breaks from eating away at the wood of your home. A large colony can literally cause damage to your home around the clock. After the inspection, you will receive a report that includes treatment recommendations. Schedule treatment as quickly as possible to help minimize further damage to your home.
Catch up on routine maintenance around your home.
Routine maintenance around your home is important for a number of reasons. It keeps your house in good working order and can prevent additional issues from occurring. When it comes to protecting your home from termites, routine home maintenance is an important component. Water leaks and issues with drainage can increase the moisture level in your soil. Moisture-rich soil can attract Subterranean termite swarmers that are out looking for a new place to establish a colony. Address any maintenance issues around your house – especially those involving water – to help protect it from termite damage.
Have termite baiting stations installed at your home.
Termite baiting stations can be instrumental in helping you protect your home from termites. Baiting stations are placed in the ground around the perimeter of your home. As termites migrate toward your property, they can happen upon the baiting stations. The stations have openings that allow termites to move in and out freely. While in the baiting station, the termites can feed on a block of wood. A termite pro occasionally comes out and checks the condition of the wood to determine the level of termite activity in the vicinity. If termite activity is high, you can take action to prevent the termites from making their way to your house and causing damage.
Protecting your home from termites is not complex but it does require consistent effort and help from a professional. TAPS Termite serves homeowners in Santa Clara County and surrounding areas. Call or go online to schedule a free termite inspection and start the process of protecting your home from termites.