Termite and Pest Inspections

Protect your home
Why Inspect ?
  • Early termite inspections can help homeowners save substantial repair costs in the long haul
  • Prevent the potential of extensive damage that cannot be repaired
  • Timely inspections assess the conditions that leave your property vulnerable to termites and minimize the risk of attack
  • If you are purchasing a property, a thorough termite inspection can save you from investing in a money pit
  • If you are selling a property, an inspection can help you fix the termite damage on time and prevent the infestation from adversely affecting the resale value of your property
  • It may be a condition of your home loan to have a proper wood destroying insect inspection

 

Our Termite Inspection Process

    Whether you have just started paying for your home or have paid on it for years, protect the most valuable investment of your life with our comprehensive termite inspection service that starts with the scheduling of an inspection with our trained and licensed termite inspectors. Once the inspection is scheduled, we follow the steps mentioned below:

Pre-Inspection

    Contact our office to set up a date and time to do the inspection. The office will inform you on how to prepare your home for the inspection. For example, move storage away from the interior garage walls, off of the subarea access panel, under the attic access and from under all sinks. This will allow the inspector access to all areas of possible termite infestations, leaks or damages.

 

The Inspection

    The inspector will first meet with you to go over any questions or any concerns you may have. Next using a probing device the inspector will poke at any wood members that are accessible to check them for signs of wood destroying pest damage, fungus or water damage. The inspector will also look for conditions that could lead to damage or infestations. For example, wood in direct contact with soil, gaps in siding or trim boards, leaks or water draining against the house.

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    The inspector will then go through the entire interior of the home, checking along the windowsills, baseboards and under all sinks, looking for signs of infestations, leaks or damages. The attic will be viewed from the access opening for signs of damage or infestations. If the home is on a raised foundation the inspector will then crawl under the house looking for signs of wood destroying pests, subterranean termite mud tubes, powder post beetle exit holes, and Carpenter Ant frass, and or bodies. The inspector will then review the findings and recommendations with you before leaving.

 

Post Inspection

    A report will be written on the NPMA-33 form with the findings, recommendations, and in some cases the cost to remedy. A detailed written report showing the locations of findings and their recommendations, as well as cost estimates, will be provided. A separate file will include photos of most findings. An e-mail with the report will be sent to you within 1-2 business days. (This is our normal turnaround time. Special circumstances may prevent this timeline.) Reports can also be sent by traditional mail if desired.