The Financial Impact of Termite Damage

Did you know a majority of termite damage is discovered at the time a homeowner prepares to do a major renovation, such as replacing windows or updating the bathroom? This is due to the fact that most people don’t know what’s going on inside their walls until they actually break through them andwood_01subterranean_enl discover the damage.

Termites are silent and very difficult to detect. They can eat on the wood in your home for years before you ever know you have a problem. And each year, unfortunate homeowners fork out thousands of dollars to repair termite damage. In fact, termites cause more damage than fires and floods combined. If you plan to renovate your bathroom and discover termite damage, it will cost you anywhere between $5,000 and $8,000 to make necessary repairs.

“We frequently receive calls from frantic homeowners who discover termite damage when they knock out a wall in their bathroom,” explains Adam Jones, Vice President of Quality Assurance at Massey Services. “Termites prefer areas with heavy moisture, so the walls around a shower create the perfect conditions for an infestation.”

The worst part is most insurance plans do not protect against the havoc that termites can cause. Fortunately, Massey can help homeowners keep termites at bay before they cause significant damage. Contact us today for a free termite inspection and termite protection that’s right for your home.