We are often asked: how bad can termite damage really get? Depending on the species of termites, it’s possible for a colony to cause extensive damage on a home in less than two years.
At Thompson Brothers, we’ve seen firsthand how destructive termites can be, and that’s why we know termite prevention is so important. We suggest having an annual termite inspection to look for signs of wood or structural damage. Should we find anything, our team will treat the area to remove termites and conduct any termite wood damage repairs needed.
Signs of Termite Damage
These are some of the signs that we look for when identifying if your home has termite wood damage:
How does Thompson Brothers eradicate termites?
If termites are found, our professional inspector will examine the surrounding areas of an infestation to make sure that all possible termite damage has been assessed. This is an important step because we want to be certain that we have uncovered all possible damage to your home.
If we find any kind of infestation (but no wood damage), we will conduct a full termite extermination to deal with active infestations and prevent future ones.
Termite Damage Repair
Before any repairs are conducted, we recommend Thompson Brothers make a full assessment to treat the problem. We will share a termite damage inspection report with you, followed by conducting any termite repairs needed, which may include:
1. Creating a support brace adjacent to the damaged wood.
2. Completely replace damaged sections of the wood.
At Thompson Brothers, our full-service team of experienced contractors can handle any kind of termite wood repair needed, including seals, joists and rotten floors. The only area of your home that we do not repair is the basement. We can direct you to a licenced contractor for structural wood replacement needs in this area of your home.
Termites can also affect other aspects of your home, such as carpets, walls, furniture or flooring. Whether it’s structural or just aesthetic repairs, immediate steps should be taken to replace or fix the affected area.
These are just a few of the reasons why we believe an annual termite inspection is so important. Our experts at Thompson Brothers know all the places that termites like to hide. Give us a call at Thompson Brothers for a proper termite evaluation of your home.
Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing has been serving families and businesses in North Carolina and South Carolina for over 60 years, and we look forward to serving you. We are happy to provide free estimates with absolutely no obligation to you.
Thompson Brothers does an excellent job spraying my home throughout each season to keep unwanted pests out. They are locally owned and customer service is a top priority.
We had extensive water intrusion that our inspector did not see. Thompson Brothers had to engage in grading, extensive digging, reinstallation of French drains, and install a new drainage field. The work was excellent. All personnel is polite, on time, and very professional. Highly recommend.