It’s a homeowner’s nightmare… ESPECIALLY if you’ve been thinking of selling your home.
Unfortunately, you can’t sell your home the traditional way if it has termite damage (not until the termites are killed and the damage is completely fixed).
But you CAN sell to a professional homebuyer like ourselves. Simpatico Properties buys homes as-is for cash (we can even close within a couple of weeks). If you’re interested in getting a no-pressure fair cash offer on your home, give us a call at (301) 234-7300.
If you still want to go the traditional route, then the first step is to hire a local pest control company to get rid of the termites. Depending on how serious the damage is and how many termites the property has, this can cost anywhere from $500 to $2,500 — just call pest control to get a quote.
Once the termites are gone, it’s time to fix the damage. There are basically two options when it comes to fixing termite damage…
- Replace the damaged wood with brand new wood.
- Add pieces of new wood to the damaged wood as support (beware that this might cause the house to not pass inspection, though).
The first option is a homeowner’s best bet for not running into more problems down the road. Think of it as an actual fix, rather than a band-aid. How much it costs will depend heavily upon how severe the infestation was and how much wood must be replaced. Feel free to give us a call if you’re wondering what the best next steps are for your situation (301) 234-7300!