AB-Con of course! There is no such thing as a termite-proof home. But did you know the majority of termite damage is discovered at the time a homeowner prepares to do a weekend renovation, such as replacing some trim or updating the bathroom? Most people don’t know what’s going on inside their walls until they actually open them up and discover the damage.
Termites cause more damage to homes in the United States than tornadoes, fire, and earthquakes combined – over $5 billion annually. They are silent and very difficult to detect. They can eat the wood in your home for years before you ever know you have a problem. Each year, unfortunate homeowners fork out thousands of dollars to repair termite damage. If you plan to make renovations and discover termite damage, it may cost you anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 to make necessary repairs. Sadly, most homeowners insurance does not cover the repair costs of any damage caused by termites.
We frequently receive calls from frantic homeowners who discover termite damage when they are in the middle of a DIY project in their bathroom. Termites prefer areas with heavy moisture, so the walls around a shower create the perfect conditions for an infestation.
Termites will eat just about anything that contains cellulose. They can start in a post or a joist and then travel to any other wood that is nearby.
The first thing to do if you discover termite damage is to make sure the colony is inactive. There is no sense replacing wood if it is just going to be munched on in a few days or weeks. Once an AB-Con Termite Professional has given you the green light then you can start your repairs.
Structural wood components in a home are the most difficult to repair. Other woods or non-wood components are often attached to the damaged wood. This makes it very hard to remove and replace.
Plumbing pipes and electric wires can interfere with reconstruction. Installing new floor joist(s) often means you have to disconnect the utilities to gain access. Keep in mind that as you remove lumber you need to temporarily support the structure. If you do not know how to do this your project is no longer “do-it-yourself.”
Our team can assess damage due to wood destroying insects, and perform the repairs in a safe, timely, and cost-efficient manner. We remove and replace all damages caused by wood destroying insects – termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees and powder post beetles and we specialize in hard to solve structural damage problems including:
- Sill plates
- Box plates
- Rim Joists
- Wall Studs
- Trim and Molding
- Main Beams/Girders
- any type of Structural Construction Framing
Our workmanship meets all HUD Standards and Requirements of Structural Repairs and Standard Building Codes.
If the termites were active and we treated your property – your Termite Treatment is warranted for one year, allowing for re-treatment at no additional cost if f a rther infestation is found.
At your anniversary date, you may join AB-Con’s many satisfied customers with our renewal warranty program, consisting of yearly re-inspections. Your warranty is also transferable to any homeowner should your home be sold during the warranty period.
Your best protection for your real estate investment is a yearly inspection.
AB-Con Termite and Pest Control
Serving South Jersey for over 40 years
Camden County, Burlington County and Gloucester County