Termites Love Water Damaged Wood
Most people dream about the day they finally get the keys to their own home. They finally can remodel, knock down the wall to make a bigger kitchen, buy new carpet, and update the bathroom.
Although all the remodeling and adding finishing touches can be fun and exciting, the best thing you can do for your home is preserve the value and structure of your home. The biggest threat to the structure and value of your house is moisture. Moisture can cause a host of problems such as mold, mildew, rotting and decaying wood and damage to painted surfaces. Moisture can pose health risks, structural damage, and even scarier – termites.
Termites love moisture! They need to be constantly surrounded by it. They live several feet under the ground in the damp, cool dirt. They build tunnels and make their way into your home to have a feast of water-damaged wood.
Termites are the silent destroyers and one of homeowners’ biggest enemies. Even if your home has been newly purchased and declared termite free by the home inspector, you are still at-risk. Termites often go undetected because they do their damage from the inside out and are usually not found until there is extensive damage.
To help protect yourself against moisture problems and termites, it is important to periodically check the caulking around your shower or tub, and around your toilet where it connects to the floor. It does not always require a major flood to create moisture, it can be as simple as a slow leak over time under your toilet.
Keep your home dry and free of excess moisture, decaying wood, and termites! If you do find water in your home, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Mercer County! We are water restoration experts and can have your home looking “Like it never even happened.”
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