28 Jan Don’t Let Termites Bug You Out in 2021!
Get a Termite Inspection from Champia Real Estate Inspections in Atlanta, GA today!
Here is a fact you didn’t ask for: Think of a credit card. Think of how thin they are and how often you slide them through machines and lose money. Well, termites can fit into cracks in your foundation as small and think as a credit card, and you undoubtedly will lose money. The thought of termites may make your skin crawl, but that’s better than emptying your wallet! Follow these tips and tricks from Champia to ensure you can crush termites before they even enter your home!
What’s the Big Deal About Some Tiny Bugs?
It is true that on paper, termites are just tiny bugs that eat wood, like beavers with a lot more legs and wings (in some cases) but like regrets, and spilled secrets, and the smell of sauerkraut, they all linger and haunt you. Termites are small, but powerful in numbers, and your home to them is like a tiki hut selling drinks at a crowded spring break destination, swarmed with college students (in this metaphor, termites being the college kids), void of control. Termites can ruin your foundation, your carpet, your walls, windows, basically anything wood, fiberglass, or soft material, Termites will seep into them and devour your home and your sanity. As always, it is never a bad idea to be prepared and informed!
Types and Causes of Termites
Termites are attracted to all sorts of wood, and before you know it you could have termites in your floors, foundation, walls, windows, sawdust, carpet, fiber or foam board insulation, and the list goes one. They are attracted to the cellulose of the material, and your home is like an all you can eat buffet! There are over 2,000 different species of termites, with 40 different types in the USA alone! The most common type of termite in the United States is the subterranean termite! Unlike other termites, they do not create mud tubes, making them harder to identify or recognize at all. Regardless of the make and model of the termites potentially squatting in your home, it is important to stay prepared. Make sure to check foundation, crawlspaces, and edges for termite remains, wings, or mites. If the wood in your home has a honeycomb type of engraving in it, that is most likely termites. To avoid all of this happening, a termite evaluation of your home may be the best choice! You will be knowledgeable about the health of your home, and also have a peace of mind.
How to Take Action
Think of your home as a living organism; it needs to get a checkup every now and then from the doctor. Depending on the severity of your termite infestation, Champia Real Estate Inspections offers termite evaluations as an ancillary service! Whether you are a buyer or a seller, adding a termite evaluation onto your home inspection could save you so much money, stress, and time in the long run. Termite infestations can go unnoticed for years. We have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in our house, but nothing for termites! Give yourself peace of mind knowing termites are not terrorizing the foundation of your home while you and your family reside in the house! Click HERE, or call 770-953-0767 to inquire more about how Champia Home Inspection can make your house a better, safer home!