What is the cost of termite damage?
The short answer is, much more than most homeowners expect to pay.
Termites cause more damage to homes in the United States than tornadoes, fires and earthquakes combined – over $5 billion annually. Costs due to termite damage to individual homes differ based on the degree and the length of infestation. In general, however, costs to repair termite damage can range from the low thousands and in to the tens of thousands of dollars.
Unfortunately, most homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover the repair costs of damage caused by termites.
Homes of all construction types are vulnerable to termites.
Termites are capable of damaging the structure of a home – including posts, floor and ceiling supports and wall studs – as well as non-structural elements including drywall, paneling, carpet, even furniture. Extensive infestations, when left untreated, can cause serious damage, including floor and roof collapse. Termites are hard to detect and always active, so most homeowner’s don’t know they have a termite problem until the damage is done.
The inconvenience of costly termite repairs.
Termite damage is not only costly, it can also be a major inconvenience to fix due to the interruption of your regular lifestyle. Repairs can take weeks and sometimes even months depending on the severity of the damage. The best thing to do is to protect your home against termites before they become a major problem.
“My inspector was very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and made the experience for my termite insection understandable. I was informed that I could contact him at any time if I have question or need help. He was very helpful, frinedly and supportive. I would recommend him for people who need inspections.” -Frank G.
“The technician did an excellent job replacing the bait stations and he was here at the expected time. Thank you!” -M. Koretzka
“While putting up holiday decotations, my wife and I discovered active termites around one of our windows. They were reasonable with pricing, gave us options and understood our finanical situation. Did I mention they came out the next day and did the entire treatment and extermination? The Gainesville team is an awesome bunch!” -T. Shoulders