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Going on Vacation? Here’s How You Can Prevent Termite Damage While You’re Away

Wow. August is already here, and summer vacation is still going strong. Before time runs out and you’re sending kids back to school, there’s a good chance you’ll be doing some last minute traveling. But—don’t head out the door before considering what We all know termites eat wood. It’s one of life’s well-known truths. In […]

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An Extension to Your Home – Take Care of Those Decks!

Not only is the deck the perfect chill-out zone for summer afternoons—great for throwing back a few cold ones and soaking up some rays as burgers sizzle on the grill. It’s also a major boost to the value of your home—turns out, home buyers of all stripes love their decks. According to Home Remodeling Magazine, […]

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May is Deck Safety Month

As the summer weather starts to shine, homeowners start planning their summer barbecues. Before you start inviting friends over to hang out on your deck, let’s go over the different areas of a deck and their purpose to help you understand the areas to inspect to make sure your deck can handle all the fun! […]

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East VS. West – Damage Caused to Your Home

San Diego, California, is a beautiful place to own a home. We have perfect weather year round and you just can’t get much better than that. The down side would be with the sun shining for most of the year, our homes take a beating. Sunlight is the major cause of damage to a number […]

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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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May Is Deck Safety Month – Is Your Deck at Risk of a Collapse?

A well-built deck should be a fun and enjoyable part of your home; a place to host family barbeques, curl up with a good book on a cool morning, or watch the sun set in the evening. Unfortunately, even though your deck feels sturdy under your feet, it may not be as safe as you […]

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Deck Collapses Do Happen – Deck Safety Month Reminder

  May is Deck Safety Month and serves as a good reminder for all homeowners to take a little time this coming weekend to check and make sure their deck is structurally sound. Over many years, a deck’s support can weaken, increasing the chances of a dangerous collapse. According to the International Association of Certified […]

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It May Be Smarter To Hire A Professional To Seal and Stain Your Deck

A wooden deck (or wooden patio) needs to be re-stained and sealed every few years, especially in San Diego where your deck gets hit with lots of heat and ozone from the sun. If you don’t take care of your deck, the sun could warp and age the wood, drastically decreasing the life of your […]

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Deck Danger Number Four: Age/Lack of Maintenance

Just like every other feature of a house, a deck ages over time and eventually needs to be replaced. A deck’s lifespan can be increased dramatically through proper maintenance. Your deck spends its whole life outside. It must withstand sizzling heat waves, frozen winters, thunder storms, ocean air, termites, fungus, heavy winds, even perhaps earthquakes […]

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Deck Danger Number Four: Age/Lack of Maintenance

Just like every other feature of a house, a deck ages over time and eventually needs to be replaced. A deck’s lifespan can be increased dramatically through proper maintenance.   Your deck spends its whole life outside. It must withstand sizzling heat waves, frozen winters, thunder storms, ocean air, termites, fungus, heavy winds, even perhaps […]

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