Given its beautiful scenery and lush, coastal properties, South Carolina continues to be a popular vacation destination and haven for individuals and families. Yet, imagine the frustration of purchasing a home and later discovering signs of termite damage. What’s more, suppose that a previous owner concealed evidence of termites, or that a termite inspection company failed in detecting the damage during the inspection. What are your rights when termite damage to your home has not been disclosed?
First, termites can make their way into a home, even with the presence of a termite bond. Specifically, the Formosan Subterranean Termite, which is found in many areas throughout the state, may establish colonies above ground by swarming to different levels of a structure or home. This distinct ability makes the species even more destructive, as they can go unnoticed for some time. Yet, given a few months, the structural damage might prove overwhelming as wooden supports and walls are weakened. It’s important to realize that while annual inspections and treatments are key to preventing damage by Formosan subterranean termites, when the damage is done, it is not an easy fix for homeowners. Rather, internal walls and/or flooring may need to be stripped or removed completely.
Highly regulated, the pest control industry requires a deep understanding of contractual language and standards in order to successfully navigate a claim against them. The Taylor Anderson Law Firm is well versed in termite control contracts and the exclusions that pest control companies and insurers leave behind. As such, Attorney Taylor Anderson has handled numerous cases involving wood-destroying organisms and termites across South Carolina and Georgia. Taylor believes that when homeowners have been harmed by the carelessness of pest control companies, they shouldn’t be responsible for the costly, heavy burden of repairs.
Perhaps a contractor has recently noticed signs of termite damage to your home, or maybe you’ve uncovered evidence of damage to your commercial property. In either case, it’s wise to contact Taylor Anderson for a no cost, no obligation consultation today.
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