There are some things you need to be aware of as a homeowner. You need to be able to notice when there are things that need to be repaired or replaced. This can be difficult since you are not an expert at all the components of your house. Taking care of a home is a full time job that you want to make sure you do not overlook some issues. One of the things that you might end up having a problem with happens to be pests. Most pests get in the house and will invade your kitchen looking for a bite to eat. They can be taken care of with pest control services. There are other pests that are more problematic and can cause actual damage to your home. The most common pest that cause major damage to home happens to be a termite. They start to move in the spring and you might see a swarm of them near your house. If they choose your house to land you could be in trouble. The great thing is that once you get them exterminated you can have your home repaired. McKay’s Painting outlines what is done to repair your home after a termite infestation.
Termite Damage of Wood Decks
The main area of a house that tends to attract termites the most happens to be the deck or the porch. Most decks are made from some sort of wood product. The wood that is used can have areas that are exposed and that exposed wood is what is creating what a termite wants to have. The wood around your deck can be eaten away by termites at the same time of the year that you want to use it most. The spring is the time of year that you want to use your deck to start to enjoy the time outdoors. The termites tend to swarm at the same time and they can be enjoying your deck as well.
Termite Inspection of Wood Porches & Decks
The first thing you want to do is to make sure that you have your deck inspected. Some people think that if they did not see the swarm that they don’t have to worry. The problem is that you cannot possibly watch the deck at all times and that means that they could have come when you were not home. The fact is that if you have a deck that has any areas that are worn or exposed it is attracting termites. The inspector can come out and look at the deck for signs that termites have been infesting your deck. The inspection is the first step to determine what damage has been done and what needs to be repaired.
How to Repair Termite Damage to Deck
Now that you have a deck that has been infested with termites you want to make sure that it is repaired. The inspection will be able to locate what panels of the deck may need to be replaced. They also can make sure that the wood has been resealed and stained to match the rest of the deck and protect it from further infestation.
Termite Deck Repair & More in Ventura, Ojai, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills & Santa Barbara California
McKay’s Painting can come to your house to inspect and repair your deck after a termite infestation. Call us today!