If you’re in the market to purchase real estate, you will seek a home inspection either because it is required by your mortgage company or because you’re simply informed enough to want one. And you would be right about that! A home inspection is a very wise course of action, because a home inspector can uncover numerous hidden problems within the home that can be costly and inconvenient to repair.
However, there is one hidden issue that a home inspector is not really the best professional to evaluate and diagnose. Pest control problems can fly under the radar, and can be undetectable to home inspectors, so you shouldn’t rely upon the inspection to uncover issues like termites, mice, roaches, and so on.
For these issues you definitely need to consult with a pest control professional, particularly with regard to a termite inspection! Termites can be notoriously difficult to spot unless you are a specialist, because termites often live and conduct their destructive activities deep within the home’s structure. Meanwhile termite damage is one of the most extensive and costly types of damage that a home can sustain. So you definitely want to seek professional guidance with regard to looking for and eradicating a termite infestation.
If we do uncover a termite infestation, we can alert you to the approximate range of damage so that you can make a wise decision about the potential purchase. Termite damage is not always a reason to disregard a particular home, but the presence of damage should definitely be used as a bargaining chip when negotiating a price! And once we do eradicate the termite problem, we can bond the house so that regular inspections and touch-up treatments can be provided when necessary. This helps you to feel more secure about your decision.
For more information about pest control inspections or termite inspections in general, give us a call. We can help you evaluate your potential home purchase and decide if it is a good fit for you.