We’ve all heard of the damage that termites can do to a home, but many people still don’t take termite inspections seriously. They tend to be one of those tasks that lurks in the back of your mind, but never quite makes it onto your urgent to-do list.
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, or simply want to maintain the one you have, termite inspections are important for the following reasons.
If you’re a homeowner… Annual inspections will help you detect the presence of termites early, hopefully before extensive and costly damage has been done. And of course, a termite bond continues to protect your property years into the future.
If you’re a home seller… Termite inspections are required by most, if not all, lenders. If you don’t have a termite inspection, your home’s sale would be limited to cash buyers. And even then, msot would probably request the inspection. Get a termite inspection before you even list the home on the market, and you can offer reassurance to prospective buyers upfront. Plus, you can prevent the possibility of termite damage, which could cost you a sale or lower the final selling price of the property.
If you’re a home buyer… Your lender probably won’t approve your loan unless the property has been inspected for termites recently. But you want this inspection to be performed anyway. Real estate is a significant investment, and one that can be risky due to the potential for damage from termites. Cover all your bases in order to prevent extensive and expensive repairs in the future.
Give us a call to discuss your next termite inspection, and we’ll get it scheduled promptly. And in the unfortunate event that we do discover evidence of termites and termite damage, we will offer expert guidance to eradicate the pests and get your home in tip-top shape once again.