What are termites?
When it comes to structural damage, termites are one of the worst pests homeowners can have. They are wood-eating insects that burrow into the walls and structures of houses and cause damage to the system of support.
Why check for termites?
It can be difficult to see the signs that you have a termite problem until they’ve already done some damage. Steve has the experience and knowledge to spot signs of termites that normally go unnoticed by most homeowners. Total Home Inspection suggests regular checks of your home, about every 1-2 years if possible to prevent extensive damage to your property.
What happens after the termite inspection?
Upon completion of the termite inspection, you will be notified if you have evidence of an issue or not. If no termite evidence is found, Total Home Inspection will issue a written certificate stating these findings. If evidence or damage is found, a list of recommended repairs and treatments along with names of local termite exterminators may be provided.
Prepare for an Inspection
Inside the Home:
Make sure all basements, crawlspaces, and attics have clear openings and can be easily entered by the inspector.
Move items and furniture away from the walls to create at least a two foot clearance space.
Clear away all items from under the sinks in the bathrooms and kitchen.
Outside the Home:
Trim back plantings that are close to exterior walls.
Clear out all debris and dead plantings that are close to the foundation.
Remove excess soil that reaches above the bottom of the siding.
Move all extra wood (ie: firewood or extra building materials) away from the home.