Things That Can Destroy Your Home Without You Knowing It
Your home is more than a roof over your head. It is your haven from life’s stresses. You want to protect it, but that isn’t always possible. When you think about your home being destroyed, you probably think of natural causes such as fires, floods, or earthquakes. However, there are other ways that your home can be damaged that you may not consider, but you should.
Pests Can Cause Serious Damage
You might not realize it, but wasps, bats, squirrels, and other pests can build nests in attics, destroy wiring, ruin framing and insulation, and cause health hazards. Some pests such as squirrels
may look cute, but the damage they can cause can be extensive and expensive. Protect crawl spaces and vents with wire mesh or similar material, and close off other cracks and possible entry points to help keep the pests out. If these steps are taken too late, you may need to contact a South Carolina pest control professional to safely remove the pests.
Termites Are Bad News
Depending on how your home is built, damage from termites can be minor and ignored once infestation is controlled, or widespread and very costly. It is estimated that in the U.S., homeowners spend $5 billion each year on termite control
and damage repair. Occasionally, homes have to be demolished due to structural damage too severe to repair. While there is no one-size-fits-all treatment for termites, the way to reduce this worry is to have regular termite inspections and take action if termites are found.
Undetected Leaks And Water Damage.
Damage from floods we can see, but water damage
from unseen leaks can be just as disastrous. These problems can lead to rot and structural damage and cause health hazards such as mold. Regular inspections and taking waterproofing steps can help prevent these costly problems. Removing standing water and maintaining proper moisture levels also can help.
Protect Yourself and Your Property By Calling Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing.
While the damage-causing scenarios above can be severe, you can take steps to reduce or eliminate the damage by contacting Thompson Brothers. We strive to provide the best pest control, waterproofing, and related services at a reasonable cost. We’ve been serving the Carolinas since 1957 to keep our customers protected and satisfied.
If you have any questions about protecting your home, talk to a professional at Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing today by phone at 828.245.2669
, or fill out our contact form.