Termite inspections are available to ensure that there are no active or live termites or wood destroying insects present in the home. Termite tracks are often noticeable in the form of shelter tubes, decaying or deteriorating cardboard, wood, and furniture made of similar products. Termites are able to slowly but surely eat through these hard materials and gradually do so as they spread and expand. To avoid termites overall, inspections can catch them before they worsen, while you’ll need an exterminator to completely rid the space of them entirely. If your home does indeed have termites, it can decrease its value or the likelihood that someone would want to buy it.
Our Termite Inspection Service
A Wood Destroying Insect Inspection and Report, otherwise known as a termite inspection, is free with every home inspection. Here is what to expect:
As mentioned before, termite inspections are a great way to maintain the integrity of your home and reduce the possibility of termites infesting your space. If you’re planning on buying or selling a home, you’ll want to make sure a termite inspection in performed before any transaction so that the seller is putting a safe house on the market, while a buyer is purchasing an honest home that isn’t infested.
Termite prevention can be achieved with termite inspections. We recommend having a termite inspection at least once a year or whenever you suspect termites to be infesting your property. We also recommend keeping wood away from moisture, securing pipes and water sources to avoid leaks and flooding, as termites are attracted to warm, damp areas and feed off of the surrounding dry resources. Termite prevention can also come in the form of reducing the amount of wood in your storage areas that are less visited, such as the attic, garage, and basement.