If you recently purchased a home and discovered a termite infestation, you could have a number of hardships to work through. Aside from the financial hurdles that come with termites and property damage, these infestations can also create hardships from a mental point of view, and they can affect entire families.
Unfortunately, some people are not told the truth when they buy a home, such as a hidden termite problem. Moreover, properties are not always inspected correctly before a sale. Homeowners facing these difficulties deserve a voice and you should not remain silent if you are struggling with an infestation because someone misled you when you bought your home.
Termite prevention following construction
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, people can prevent termite infestation after construction by keeping soil near the foundation dry and filling in cracks and utility openings. Regular inspections can prevent termites from setting up colonies on the premises. Moreover, people should not store firewood near buildings or plant shrubs and trees too close to the building.
Carelessness and termite infestation
Sometimes, termite infestation becomes a major problem because precautionary measures are not taken. Regrettably, some people try to cover up these problems and sell infested homes to unsuspecting buyers. If you are struggling with termite infestation as a new homeowner, you need to stand up for your rights.
Do not wait to address this issue and make sure you carefully gather evidence and take the appropriate course of action, not only with respect to securing the compensation you deserve but handling the infestation as well.