Pests can cause a lot of damage to different parts of your home, making it especially important to take care of any pest problems right away. Some pests can even cause serious structural damage to your home, costing thousands to repair. Here are some of the areas of your home that pests can damage.
Pests, particularly rodents, termites, and birds, can cause a massive amount of damage to your roof. They can cause shingles to break, cracks and holes in your roof, and damaged wires and pipes that are running through your attic. With each crack and hole in your roof, your home becomes susceptible to water damage. When water leaks through your roof, it leads to mold, mildew, rot, and fried electrical wiring which is a fire hazard. Water can also damage rafters, ceiling joists, and wall framing. It takes a lot of money to repair all of this damage.
Any insects or rodents that have made your insulation their new home will cause damage to it. Insulation keeps your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But when holes are chewed through insulation, air passes through, making it impossible for your heater or AC to keep up with the changing temperatures in your home. Rodent urine allows for mold and rot to permeate the insulation in your attic and walls.
Hardwood Floor Damage
In the Pacific Northwest, insect damage is the main reason that homeowners have to replace their hardwood floors. The main culprits are carpenter ants, termites, and beetles. They bore through the wood, either eating it or hollowing it out to make nests.
Your foundation is kind of important since it holds up the walls, floors, and roof of your home. Foundations that are made out of wood are targets for carpenter ants and termites. When the foundation is damaged and not dealt with, it can cause the rest of your home to be affected as well. Not only can insects damage your foundation, but water and excessive moisture can also cause damage.
Classic Insulation and Pest Control provides dead animal removal, attic and crawlspace cleanup, and insulation services.
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