Most homeowners have a long list of disasters that can potentially happen in or around their home. We insure our homes to protect from extreme weather, fires and flooding, but there’s one potential disaster that we can’t always predict. Termites are a common problem, especially in southern states, as they can invade homes, living silently inside of walls and floors, bringing the potential for extreme structural damage to your home.
Termites Destroy a Home Silently
In most cases, termite infestations go completely unnoticed until it’s far too late. If the initial warning signs of termite presence are missed, it can become very difficult to know that your home has a termite infestation until the damage is so severe that it becomes immediately apparent.
Termites left in a home without treatment can eat away the framework of a home until the home is in an unstable condition. Once this point is reached, it’s up to the homeowner to get rid of the colony, make repairs to the home or be forced to find elsewhere to live depending on the severity of the damage. The longer a colony goes unchecked, the more extensive the damage to the home will be.
Termite Damage Not Covered by Homeowner’s Insurance
One of the biggest reasons that termites are a much more troublesome issue for homeowners, more than theft, weather damage and burglary is that termite damage is generally not covered by your average homeowner’s insurance policy. While coverages will vary by company, the majority of the time termite damage is not covered, and it’s reportedly because of a very simple reason. Termite damage, unlike burglary or storm damage, is completely preventable. For this reason, most insurance policies, do not include termite damage coverage in their plans. For homeowners, of course, this means that failure to properly treat and inspect your home for termites can result in thousands of dollars in damages that will have to be covered out of pocket.
Termite Damage is Completely Preventable
The good news for homeowners is that this nightmare is completely avoidable with proper education and professional assistance. Becoming an educated homeowner and learning how to detect termites and prevent termites from infesting are key to protecting a home. by educating yourself, you will know what to look for, how to check for signs of termite infestation and ultimately, when to make the call to have professional termite control services on your home.
Arrow Termite & Pest Control is your go to resource for termite education, inspection and treatment services. If you believe you may have a termite infestation in your home, it’s not too late to get professional termite treatment. We can help determine whether your home is infested and provide the proper treatments to prevent damage to your home.