Home Is Where The HEART Is

Your home is the place where you spend most of your time, where you desire to be at the end of the day. When you open the door and feel the warmth and safety of the walls surrounding you. You love the place which you call your home. Your home does not have to necessarily […]

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How to Inspect Your Home for Moisture Damage

    Believe it or not we San Diegans have to worry about moisture damage to our homes. Sometimes moisture damage is quite evident, and can be easily spotted by the untrained eye. On the other hand it can also be a very subtle problem that creeps up on you. Moisture damage can wreak havoc on a […]

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Happy Holidays from the Best Rate Family

Happy Holidays from everyone at Best Rate Repair & Termite. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year. During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have… like our partnership with you. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the trust […]

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Which Types of Termites Cause More Damage to Your Home, Subterranean or Drywood Termites?

Most homeowners in San Diego assume all termites are the same – annoying pests that like to chew through their homes. The truth is that termites are an important part of the natural ecosystem. They are nature’s garbage disposals, recycling dead wood so that new plants and trees can grow. Unfortunately, termites aren’t smart enough […]

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How Termites Damage Your Home from the Inside Out

Termites are perfectly fine when they help recycle dead tree stumps and branches in the forest. In fact, they are better than fine. Their eating habits help clear out dead trees so that new ones can grow in their place, and their waste fertilizes the soil. The problem occurs when termites mistake your patio, attic, […]

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Which Termites Are Actually Destroying Your Home?

If you close your eyes and image a termite in your mind, chances are you are thinking of one specific caste of termite – the worker termite. That’s because worker termites make up the vast majority of any termite colony. They are in charge of building and repairing the tunnels of the colony, so if […]

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September Swarming Season for Drywood Termites Is Here

San Diego is blessed with year-round gorgeous weather. Unfortunately some blessings also have a downside. San Diego’s temperate weather also makes it an inviting home for three different termite species: subterranean, drywood, and dampwood termites. Each different type of termite has its own characteristics, including its own swarming schedule. As September approaches, it is time […]

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Why should Wood Repairs be Completed Prior to a Fumigation

Have you ever heard about a fumigator falling through the roof as they were putting the tarp on for a fumigation? Weak and unstable roof sheathing can cause a fumigator to fall through the roof and cause serious injury. This is one reason it is a good idea to have wood repairs completed prior to […]

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How Wood Rot Could be Silently Damaging Your Home During the June Gloom Season

Water is one of your home’s greatest enemies. As we move into the “June Gloom” season, which often brings higher levels of humidity, it’s important to recognize where water could be sneaking into your home. In past articles, we’ve discussed how water can collect on your roof and deck, leading to destructive (and expensive) wood […]

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How to Clean, Seal, and Stain Your Wood Deck for Summer

Summer is coming, which means your BBQ grill will probably be working hard on the weekends, and your deck will see plenty of foot traffic. Is your deck looking a little dull and bleached? It’s probably time for a good clean and a reapplication of a sealer. Cleaning and sealing your deck on an annual […]

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