Your Lynnwood, WA home probably means a lot to you. Sound Choice Insurance Agency Inc. wants you to understand homeowner’s insurance and what it covers and doesn’t. Most home policies do not cover termite damage because it happens over the long term.
Homeowners Can Prevent Termites
Unfortunately, if you found termites and they’ve caused damage, your home policy probably does not cover it. Check your policy to see if it does cover it.
Here’s why most home policies do not cover termites.
Underwriting companies expect homeowners to upkeep their homes and undergo regular termite inspections regularly.
A home cared for properly does not develop termites. They require an entry point and a moist environment, so by conducting regular home maintenance, homeowners avoid providing such entry points.
Consider purchasing a termite protection plan, a reasonably priced preventative measure that includes an annual visit from termite inspectors. Termite protection plans cost between $50 to $280.
How Else Could You Find Out Your Home Has Termites?
When you sell your home, it must undergo an inspection to find any problems with it and a valuation to determine its worth. This inspection checks for termites. The mortgage lender can require a termite warranty or bond if the inspection finds termites. The warranty pays for termite treatment for the future homeowner. These warranties cost an average of $2,000.
Don’t Let Termites Catch You Off Guard
Take action today to check for termites in your home and begin remediation if you do. Contact Sound Choice Insurance Agency Inc. for a home policy to protect your home from damage from named perils. We serve the greater Lynnwood, WA area with the insurance its residents need to protect their financial security.