Termite cause over $5 billion in property damage every year. An interesting fact: Homeowners are five times as likely to have their homes damaged by termites than by fire. Early detection is the key to preventing severe damage and costly repairs to your home.
What are the signs of termite damage:
- Mudtubes along interior and exterior walls, doors, and windows may indicate an existing termite infestation
- Damage to interior wood, which may resemble water damage.
- Swollen floors and buckling wood
- Hollow sounding wood
What should I do?
Termites never stop eating and are active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If a homeowner believes a termite infestation may be present, it is time to bring in a professional. A termite professional will conduct an extensive investigation of both the interior and exterior of your home. If active termites are found, the homeowner has a number of options for treatment. Stay tuned for next week’s blog on termite treatment options.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you have any questions, or if you are concerned you may have termite damage.