Door Frames with Termite Damage
Once termite damage
is suspected then inspection should begin ASAP to establish the extent
of the problem. This will involve getting a pest professional in to
inspect and treat the damage. Once the architrave and door stops (pieces
of wood nailed to the door frame) have been removed then the extent of
the damage to the door frame can be seen.
Until now if (once the architraves etc were removed) there was damage
to the base of the door frame and damage elsewhere, the way forward would
be to stabilise the termites by applying termiticide, and then replace
the door frame.
Alternative Solution to replacing a Termite damaged door frame
Although not in itself expensive (a new door frame may cost around 50 euros), the labour cost of
removing the old one, removing the door, fitting the new frame and drilling new holes and getting the door lined up and operational is costly in time,
let alone the dust and disruption caused.
Why not repair the old frame? - Here are the steps:-Always get a
professional in to determine the extent of the damage and give advice
before attempting a repair.
1) Purchase our Door Frame Termite repair kit.
2) Hoover out the rubbish in the bases of the door frame.
3) Pour half of the Termiticide into each of the door frame bases.
4) Mix the resin powder with water to a pourable liquid.
5) Pour the liquid (termite proof) into each door frame base to the level of the floor tiles or floor level and leave to set.
6) Open the packet and put the wood chips into an old plastic washing up bowl.
7) Add the wood glue & hardener mix until you have a paste.
8) Using a small spatula, apply the paste to the entire frame to fill any damaged areas
9) Once dry, nail the new architrave on to hide the repair.
Job done no mess - no dust - no disruption - in a fraction of the time.