Termites are small creatures, but their impact on our lives is big. You may not believe them to be as big of a deal, but thousands of people whose homes are eaten by termites would disagree. Fortunately, you can take certain preventive measures to avoid termite infestations, and in this article, we will go over some of these.
To survive, termites need damp areas. So, the perfect place for them to exist in your home is anywhere affected by a leak. When there’s a moist area in your home due to the leak, termites slowly start building colonies and then start to eat your house away. So, one of the best ways to eliminate them and prevent their growth in the first place is by getting rid of a suitable environment for them to live in. So, if you ensure that your home’s pipes are leak-free and maintain your gutters, it will help; it’s even going to prevent the mold from growing, which will throw two strikes with one pitch.
Don’t we all love the look of a well-maintained garden? It increases the home's curb appeal and gives us great joy to look at. However, it can also draw termites because of all the vegetation they can reside in. So, we advise the homeowners to make a clear zone between the home and the landscaping project. This way, your garden will look pretty while protecting you from the infamous invasion of termites.
Termites simply adore wood and other wood-like materials such as paper or cardboard. So, having plenty of these things in your home puts you at a higher risk of termite invasion. So, try to store the wood-like materials off the ground as much as possible, and inspect all the wooden furniture and material in your home regularly to see if there are any signs of termites. Suppose you can try to store the extra wooden items you don’t use regularly away from the house.
Fresh air has many benefits and treats many problems in our homes; the same goes for termites. To prevent termite infestations, maintaining proper airflow regularly daily is essential. That’s because when there’s limited air circulation, the humidity inside the house can accumulate in especially wooden areas of the house and creates a great environment for termites. Sufficient airflow prevents that.
If you are planning a home renovation project, work with a reputable company that can prevent and handle termite infestation. These types of projects make your home very susceptible to termites. So, hiring someone with sufficient knowledge is critical, don’t skip this step.
Termites harm our homes more than you can ever think. If you are suspicious of a termite infestation and don’t know where to start or want to do a routine home inspection to see if everything is alright with your home, call the professional home inspectors of Atlanta Property Inspection. With our experience in the area, knowledge, and latest tools, our home inspectors are ready to perform termite inspections in Atlanta. Call us today to learn more.