Termite damage should always be considered when you are thinking of buying a new home. Termites are not just found in one area, but are widespread throughout the United States. And it should be noted that the damage caused by a termite infestation is very rarely covered by homeowners’ insurance policies.
When a termite inspector does his inspection he or she will look for any signs of current or past damage. He or she will issue a report outlining potential threats for future infestation, such as damp basements, piles of wood, wood to ground contact or fallen trees near the home. Termite inspectors are trained to recognize existing termite infestations and damage as well as any potential threats. These are things that homeowners and real estate agents may not recognize because they are not as well versed as a specially trained inspector. The inspection will help you identify and eliminate an active infestation – thus helping to reduce the risk of future infestation and termite damage to your home.
Who Pays for Taking Care of Termites?
The current homeowner should be responsible for eliminating any threats the inspector might find as well as the cost of the initial inspection and any potential treatment which should be backed by a service commitment that includes additional retreatments at no additional charge should a reinfestation occur. Often the termite service agreement will include the company’s promise to pay for future termite damage if it occurs.
Signs of Termites that Buyers Should Look For
Buyers should keep their eyes out for these signs: temporary swarms of winged insects, discarded wings, any cracked or bubbling paint, hollow sounding wood when you tap on it, and mud tubes that have formed on exterior walls. Additionally, buyers should check that the home they are purchasing has a termite control service agreement covered by a reputable pest control provider.
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