Termites feed on wood that makes up the structural support for your house. When the structural supports are compromised, it can lead to cracks in the outside and inside walls of your home and damage to your flooring among other things. If you discover your home does have termites there are some steps you can take to make a future infestation less likely. Unfortunately, homeowner’s insurance policies do not usually cover damage caused by termites. This is because termite damage is something that occurs over a long period of time and insurance only covers sudden unexpected damage.
Termites are literally capable of eating through many materials not just wood. Termites go after wood because it contains a substance called cellulose. Cellulose is found in plants and things made with plant material. They can live through the winter and remain active. You need to be familiar with what your homeowner’s insurance covers whether you are a first-time buyer or have owned a home for many years.
In fact, dry wood termites or those that have taken up residence inside the walls of your home can continue to cause damage without interruption throughout the cold months. To help prevent termite infestation, the simplest step is to call Exxel Termite about arranging a visual termite inspection.