Buying a Home with Termite Damage — Questions to Consider

If the dream home you’ve recently discovered has termite damage, don’t automatically go looking for a different one. You can stick with that dream home after all. However, to make the best decision possible, consider several questions before making a commitment. Just like everything in life, you don’t want to get into something this important without knowing all the facts.

If the inspector has determined that there is termite damage, understand the situation by considering the following.

blogtermitedamageIs the damage localized or widespread?
Localized damage can be relatively easy to fix, whereas widespread issues can be much more difficult — and costly! — to resolve. Reach out to a local Certified Sentricon Specialist™ for an expert opinion to help you make a more educated decision.

Has treatment been agreed upon before finalizing the sale?
If the previous owner has agreed to repair the damage prior to the sale, that’s great! Just make sure to request a trusted company to ensure the damage is fully repaired. If they haven’t agreed to treat the infestation, you need to either negotiate this into your contract or determine a way to repair the damage after completing the purchase.

Future protection and infestation management
What plan do you have in place to ensure that your home has seen the last of termite damage? You’ve resolved the current damage issues and have eliminate any remaining termite infestations. Great! However, you need to make sure that termites don’t return. Installing a protective system like Sentricon® can put your mind at ease and make termites a thing of the past.

Remember, this will be your new home — the next chapter in your life! With such a life-changing decision at hand, you need to be sure that you’re taking the appropriate steps. Ask the right questions, make the right choices and you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way!