Termite Damage Repair Los Angeles
People vary in option in many things, but one thing we can all agree on is that we want our homes to be a safe place. Unfortunately, home and building owners of Los Angeles live in the most termite infested area is the USA according to a 2015 survey.
This means that if you live in or around Los Angeles you have the highest possibility a termite infestation and thus may be in need of termite damage repair.
How to check for Termites
Before your foot goes through a floorboard or a beam in your house breaks, it is good to check for signs of a termite infestation.
Mud Tubes: These are how termites travel from food source to food source in safety. Termites require quite a bit of humidity to survive and these tunnels give them an environment they can thrive in. Check your foundation, pipes, and crawl spaces for tubes against a wall, coming up from the floor or hanging from above. They can be quite small and are usually a grey, brown or a rusty red color.
Closed Construction Joints: As mentioned above, termites like humidity. If there are cracks in construction joints leading to their nest, then they will seal those joints with the same material they use to create their mud tubes.
Damaged wood: You will rarely see direct wood damage because termites do not like being exposed to the open air. However, check for swollen floors and ceilings and buckling wood as these can be telltale signs of an infestation. There is also the possibility of taping the wood to find problems in its integrity but this can be hard to do unless you are a trained professional.
What to do if you find termites
If you find termites in your Los Angeles home or business, or even if you suspect them, then it is time to call a professional.
If you require termite damage repair, then call on Accuracy Plus Termite and Pest Control. We will inspect your property and show you exactly were the problem areas are. Our team of professionals have performed termite damage repairs for more than 20 years.