Mice can cause many types of damage. The damage to your home in Northern Virginia can be found where they are entering. Damages to wood and insulation due to urine and droppings and drywall damage can all be attributed to mice. However, the worst type of damage is chewed electrical wiring. You may have exposed wires from security, cable, or sound systems wires in your attic or basement. This is something that might be overlooked by the average homeowner. When our team completes an inspection of your attic or home, we will look specifically at wires. Our goal is to make sure all necessary repairs are made and keep your family safe.
Why do Mice Chew Wires
Like squirrels and other rodents, mice have teeth that never stop growing. Chewing or gnawing on things helps to keep their teeth worn down. This trait makes everything in your attic or home fair game for. Wood and HVAC ducts are also targets along with wires and cords. The hard nature of the wires is a great way to sharpen or file their teeth. They can also strengthen them and keep them from growing at a rate that is too fast. We use proven messages like covering wires with piping or cement to reduce the risk of future damage.
Dangers of Mice Chewing Wires
Gnawed and frayed electrical wires can lead to very dangerous issues for your family. On the minor side there may be flickering lights, the worst can be a fire in your home. When wires are exposed and hot, contact with other materials like insulation or wood can result in possible fires. Do not allow these filthy rodents to take away the security you have in your home. Call us right away if you see a mouse. Remember, if you see one, there are probably many more that you don’t see. A couple can turn into an infestation extremely fast. This is one of the situations where doing something early is best. We are here to help make your home safe from mice.