Wood Repairs for Damage Caused by Termites

Termites cause severe damages to homes, often costing thousands of dollars in repairs, which aren’t covered in standard insurance policies. It’s been estimated that damage to homes caused by termites runs into billions every year. Wreaking havoc on homes and wooden structures, termites can be problematic for anybody who has to deal with them.

Damage to your home, whether invasive or minor, can impact their resale value. After all, no one likes to purchase a house infested with termites. In fact, unattended termites can ruin a home from the inside out.

Pest control methods must be implemented throughout the year to prevent and treat infestations. Orange oil is a natural termite removal option, while Bora-Care is the industry-leading traditional option. 

Termite-infested wood looks darker and creates a hollow sound. Termites can leave trails that appear irregular and also develop irregular patterns on nearby wooden or non-wooden items, often looking like a grid made of fine lines. 

Damage is considered as minimal when the infestation seems to be along the surface only. That means that the termites have not invaded the core of the infested area. Non-invasive damage is the easiest to repair and is most typical among untreated wooden structures.

The repair technique is intended at hardening the wood, thus lending it more termite resistance. Infested wooden structures can be treated with wood treatment products, like wood hardeners, which are special adhesives that fill in the fibers damaged by the termites. Hardening the wood lends to more termite resistance. 

The infested wooden surface must be scraped away with a chisel and sanded to make a smooth surface. Then wood is then repaired with wood fillers, or it will be replaced entirely with new wood. Sometimes, the termite damage can be so severe that the wood cannot be salvaged and must be repaired for the structural integrity of the property and safety of the occupants.

Professional Wood Repair for Termite Damage

Repairing termite damage may seem challenging to many homeowners. There are different wood repair methods following termite damage. The correct repair method should be selected only after assessing the severity of the infestation.

Both termite treatments and wood repairs are often beyond the scope of standard home repairs. For damage caused by termites, it is highly recommended to seek professional carpentry from an exterminator, instead of attempting to do it yourself. In addition to replacing or repairing the damaged wood, the process involves working around any plumbing or wiring connections enclosed in the infested sites. Also, surrounding structures should be treated to eliminate every trace of infestation. As such, professional termite exterminators with wood repair services are best equipped to deal with such complicated termite wooden repairs.

It is best to call an expert who can treat the infestation and repair the damage altogether. Natural Science Exterminating provides wood repair services to restore your home to the structural integrity it had before the infestation. During the carpentry repair process, we may discover and treat additional termites, which cannot be done with traditional carpenters, as this requires a licensed pest control professional. During the repair process, we may find more termite damage or dry rot, which requires additional repair and replacement. Occupants do not need to vacate the premises during the wood repair process. We do not paint the wood, however, we prime it to prepare for paint.

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