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HOUSE WITH ACTIVE TERMITES OR PAST TERMITE DAMAGE
Termite damage could be a big problem. Not only is it challenging to sell a house with termite problems, but it could also be unsafe to live in.
Home remodeling will cost you a lot especially if you need to replace the following:
- Support beams
- Wood floors and more if needed
In the event that you discovered termites in your home, you need to learn the price, problem, and options for selling your home.
Professional Home Buyers can buy your home that has termite infestation and damage by termite
We buy houses fast in Wichita and surrounding areas with No Fees. No Commissions. No Hassle. Even their past termite problem and damage caused by termites. We can make a cash offer thus reducing the time and hassle of selling, help Sellers by buying their home as-is, and offer quick closings.
The list of the frequently asked questions we receive from homeowners with termite problems.
What are termites?
A termite is best described as a wood destroying insect. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as white ants, but they are far from it. There are three different types of termites which are damp wood, dry wood, and subterranean. Damp wood termites generally tend to live in areas that are heavily forested, whereas dry wood termites live in really dry wood and are much rarer in the United States. Subterranean is the most destructive of termites and they require a moist environment and are usually found living in the soil. Termites do an estimated five billion dollars in damage each year, but termites can be controlled.
What is a termite swarm?
It may sound like a scene out of a science fiction movie, but termite swarms are a common and necessary occurrence for the survival and dispersal of termites. When swarming termites, or alates, venture out of a nest inside a home, they will try to squeeze through cracks and crevices in the walls and foundation to reach open air for the first time. Since swarming termites are attracted to light, they often can be found near windows or light fixtures. Termites swarm only after the colony reaches a certain size and weather conditions become optimal for flight. If you see a swarm of termites around your home, then they’re likely is a well-established colony of termites living in or near your home.
For many homeowners, a termite swarm may be the most visible sign of a termite infestation.
What causes termites?
While termites are drawn to wood, there are other factors that may lead to a termite infestation too.
This is the causes of termites:
- Wood and Wooden Structures that come into contact with your home
- Openings in your home’s foundation roof, walls, etc.
What are some signs you might have termites in your home?
It often lives inside the property or inside your home for an extended period of time without being detected. It’s either dry wood termites, which burrow deep within wooden structures or subterranean termites, which are primarily found underground. These intruders can be tough to find before significant damage has been done. To help keep damage to a minimum, it’s crucial to catch the warning signs as soon as possible.
Signs of termite activity:
- Discolored or drooping drywall
- Peeling paint that resembles water damage
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
- Small, pinpoint holes in drywall
- Buckling wooden or laminate floorboards
- Tiles loosening
- Squeaky floorboards
- Crumbling, damaged wood
- Stuck windows or doors
- Maze-like patterns in furniture
- Mounds of dry wood termite pellets
- Mud tubes climbing the foundation of your home
- Flying termite swarms everywhere on your property
How much is a termite inspection?
A termite inspection will average about $100 and range anywhere from $50 to $280. This inspection is usually free when not tied to a home sale. You should do it at least every two years in low threat areas or annually in high threat areas – or you see signs of infestation or wood damage.
Preventive measures will help save you between $1,000 to $4,000 in fumigation costs. Fumigations are expensive, but it’s a health hazard that drives you from your home for at least a few days. Most states require that these are done by certified pest inspectors.
5 kinds of damage that can untreated termites do?
If you have a termite infestation, they eat and eat and eat to build their termite colonies, every single day, until the day they die.
- YOUR CABINETS ARE FAIR GAME
- DON’T FORGET TO LOOK BEHIND EVERY STONE
- YOUR FLOORS COULD FALL APART
- THE STAIRS COULD GIVE WAY
- THE WHOLE HOUSE IS FAIR GAME
How are termites treated?
These are the standard methods for treatment:
- Don’t overdo it on the mulch! Keep it at least 15inches away from your foundation
- Seal up any holes or cracks on your home’s exterior.
- Keep firewood at least 20 feet away from your house and five inches off the ground.
- Keep an eye on any exterior wood, including door frames, windows, and skirting boards, for any visible changes.
- Send water away from your house.
- Make sure your attic, basement, or crawl space is dry and well ventilated.
- Watch out for mud tubes.
How much do termite treatment and damage repairs cost?
Termite treatment costs between $220 and $909, or $563 on average. How much you pay entirely depends on how severe the termite colony and damage are. Compare quotes from exterminators near you for the best treatment solution and price.
A local exterminator will assess these factors when giving you a quote:
the size of a structure to be treated
if the structure is in a damp or dry area that encourages colonies
the extent of the infestation
the type and number of treatments required
Dealing with termite problems gets harder over time. The moment you suspect your home has them, you should hire a pro for inspection and treatment.
Is termite damage covered by homeowner’s insurance?
No, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), many homeowner’s insurance policies don’t cover termite damage or removal.
Do you have to disclose termites when selling a house?
Yes, when selling your home, you are required by law to disclose any termite activity or damage you are aware of. The state requires the use of a standard seller’s disclosure form that you must fill out and provide to potential buyers, and you must note any known problems, including the presence of termites.
Can you sell a house with active termites?
Yes, you can sell your home, even if it has a current or past termite problem. But it comes with a cost. You’ll need to disclose the termite situation with prospective buyers, and it will likely reduce your pool of buyers.
If you can, it’s best to treat the termites before putting your home on the market and keep a record of all treatment plans. Make sure you are working with a licensed pest control expert who can transfer your treatment plan warranty over to the new buyer.
If you choose not to invest in termite treatment, you can expect your home to be on the market for a long time with very few, if any, interested buyers. And the longer your home sits with no buyer, the more damage to the house the termites can cause.
If your house has untreated termite problems and/or termite damage, you can expect potential buyers to submit offers much lower than your listing price.
Can you sell a house with termite damage?
Depending on the extent of the termite damage to your home, it’s possible to sell it on the open market like any other house (and even price it for its full fair market value), provided you take the proper steps to disclose known issues, make necessary repairs, and offer a warranty.
If you’re currently facing a termite problem, Professional Home Buyers can help
Want to sell FAST? Even with active termites or termite damage. We can make you a cash offer, close it within days – or sooner – avoid paying for termite treatments and repairs. We offer quick closing costs, no fees.
Disclaimer – The information on this page is intended for general informational purposes only and not to provide legal advice.
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