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Refacing Against Termites

Refacing Against Termites

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Are you thinking of remodeling the appearance of your kitchen? Refacing your kitchen cabinets is one of the most cost-effective methods to update your kitchen and give it a more modern appearance. 
As soon as you believe you have termites, taking action fast is critical. You’ll know they’ve taken control when you hear hollow sounds coming through the wood and see mud tubes.  
Termites may do significant damage before you realize it, so watching them is critical. 
Here, we’ll explain what termites are and why refacing your kitchen cabinets is a good decision in the long run. 

What Attracts Termites to Kitchen Cabinet? 

The United States is home to 41 species of termites, some of which can endure the cold winters in the northern regions. 
When defending your house against termites, you should be most concerned about subterranean termites, which reside close below the surface of the soil. 
Drywood termites and damp wood termites are the two most common termites. These animals are known for their preference for eating kiln-dried wood. Under kitchen cabinets, damp wood termites are the most frequent. They like shady, wet conditions. 
They are also common in the walls near plumbing lines, where condensation helps keep the wood damp. Thanks to the steam and moisture from cooking, your kitchen countertops are a soft pleasure for them. 

Indicators of Termites in Kitchen Cabinets 

What are the signs of termites in kitchen cabinets? Termites chew wood and make tunnels and caves due to this activity. They utilize these burrows to start a family and a colony.  
Small pellet-like termite excrement found near their feeding and nesting areas can indicate the presence of termites within your kitchen cabinets. 
You may also come across little mounds of fine sawdust. If the infestation is severe, you may also notice holes or rotted wood surrounding the nest. 
There’s a chance you’ll find flying or wingless termites in your kitchen cabinets. Under your sink, where the pipes enter your home, is a prime location to check leaks. 
Termite-infested plywood is the most common source. Small enough that even carpenters would overlook them. Termites may remain latent for an extended time, and when they reactivate, you may find a sudden termite infestation beneath your kitchen.  

Termites: How Do You Get Away From Them? 

Termite-killing products may be applied outside your house, use natural chemicals inside, set up termite bait, and spray boric acid on your floors and walls. 
The moment has come to invest in termite-resistant materials if your kitchen has already been appropriately fitted. Termites, it is thought, are more likely to be found in an unclean, dusty setting.  
Keeping your surroundings clean is thus essential. Getting rid of the water and drains is one of the first things to perform. Drainage pipes are a common entry point for insects. 
Non-controllable termites in the vicinity of your home pose a threat of intrusion into your home’s structure. With a wooden fence, you may easily reface your kitchen to kill and repel termites. 

Pest Control Services by Experts 

Call a pest treatment company if you think you have termites of any kind. Your home’s foundation is vulnerable to these hardy bugs. 
They will know precisely how to detect the entrance sites and identify the colonies if they are hired by an experienced and reliable pest control business. Depending on your home’s requirements, most pest control firms use a multi-pronged strategy. 

Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets 

Despite your best efforts, you cannot ignore the situation any longer. Makeover your kitchen. The style you’re going for may have already been accomplished with a fresh coat of paint and new appliances, but there’s still a void to fill.  
Modernizing your kitchen cabinets is easy to give your space a fresh look and feel. 
Refacing may have you scratching your head about what it takes, how much it costs, and if it’s even worth it. 
Learn more about cabinet refacing, including whether it’s a good investment of time and money and how much you can anticipate spending on refacing cabinets. 

What Is a Cabinet Refacing? 

If you’d want to give your kitchen a new look, consider refacing your kitchen cabinets as an alternative. Perhaps your cabinetry needs a fresh coat of paint, or you want to upgrade to the latest smartphone model. Either way, you may need to replace your cabinets. 
It is necessary to remove the old doors and drawer fronts before installing the new ones on the cabinet carcass when changing cabinet doors and drawer fronts to veneer (body surfaces). All cabinet hardware (such as door and drawer knobs) is also altered. 

Refacing Kitchen Cabinets: What Should I Expect to Pay? 

How much does refacing your kitchen cabinets cost?
Refacing cabinets may cost anywhere from $4,151 to $9,238, depending on the project’s scope. How much it costs to reface kitchen cabinets is governed by utilized materials.  
Veneers range in price from $2,500 to $6,000, depending on the wood you choose. As a result, surfaces are often pricier than laminates by a quarter: rigid thermofoil and plastic laminate range in price from $1,000 to $3,000 per.  
Solid wood costs $5,000, a significant increase since homeowners trust it more, and can be readily restored or repaired if it goes out. 
Cabinet knobs may be replaced for $5 to $15 on the open market. The design and materials chosen will impact the price, however. 

Refacing Kitchen Cabinets: Is It Worth It? 

Termite damage to your kitchen cabinets may need a renovation or replacement. We offer a wide range of cabinet designs, finishes, and materials to choose from here. 
Refacing kitchen cabinets with solid wood doors and drawer fronts is a great way to update the look of your kitchen. The exposed cabinet face frames may alternatively be covered with a matching wood or plastic veneer and painted after that.  

Bottomline 

Preventing termites from infesting your kitchen before renovating is a brilliant idea. It makes it easier to see into cracks and crevices and pinpoint problem areas where pests may be lurking.  
Preventative methods and pest control should be sought immediately, rather than waiting until it is too late. A pest infestation in one’s home or place of work is something that no one looks forward to dealing with.  
Damages from termite infestations alone may cost thousands of dollars in terms of both time and money to remove from your house. Fortunately, some guidelines above may be done to prevent an issue from arising in the first place. 
Visit Parker Eco Pest Control if you have any further queries regarding pest control in your home. 

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