Ideally, termites should be exterminated early. This is because leaving them to eat around your house could lead to severe damages.
Advanced infestations could destroy more than just your walls. The insects could already be making their way into the structural beams of your home. At this point, your termite problem could make repairs an absolute nightmare.
After having a full termite pest control Scottsdale service, you should work on a termite repair project if you want your home to retain its original condition.
Termites can result in hidden damage and depending on the extent of damage done, the condition and value of your home can be severely compromised.
Termites are particularly fond of fresh wood, but they will also start feeding on older wood if there’s nothing left to feed on. Their major targets include the trusses in your roof and studs in the walls.
Oftentimes, when you start to identify the damage, it is already severe.
Good thing there are some doable ways you can make a termite repair project work, albeit temporarily. Look for damaged portions of wood around your home.
Get your screwdriver and chisel ready and proceed to take out those portions of the majority of the wooden piece that can still be retained. Place the screws into the affected portions to hold the wood filler.
Pour those parts with wood filler and let it thoroughly dry before sanding them to the form of the whole wooden unit. Paint according to the entire unit as well.
If the affected unit has too much damage, then it’s better to get rid of the whole thing. Utilize a chisel and hammer, and the appropriate saw to cut new wooden pieces to fill in the remaining space left by the previous unit. Incorporate extra pieces to brace the unit whenever needed.
If the termite infestation your home had was not extensive, you can simply incorporate special material to the wood that is designed to seal and harden it. Ask for a product that is specifically designed to absorb well into the wood.
Hopefully, these termite repair tips have helped you get an idea of how to start fixing the damage left in your home by termites.