If this is your first time buying a house, you must be thrilled with excitement. The process is giggly, but it soon becomes nightmares when you discover termites. Not only are these creatures wood destroyers, but they can also stress your mental health. That is why it is imperative to get a termite inspection before going for that deal.
Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage every year, renowned as ‘silent destroyers. They can chew through the woods like a saw, silently, and before you say, Jack, it’s too late.
When buying a house, some of the areas to pay close attention to include the slab foundations, and areas prone to touch the dirt. If you’re not too sure, get across your real estate agent or lender to know if the house is the right fit.
Getting termite inspection
When you have a termite inspection, you can finalize the deal a lot quicker. This is because termites can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. Getting a house infested with termites is like buying a block of ice and watching it dissolve before your eyes.
Take note that termite inspection is not the same as a house inspection. You hire a termite inspector to inspect the house of any termite presence. During the inspection, the termite specialist will inspect the basement, to the attic, looking for signs of termite damage.
Although many shy away from termite inspection due to the additional cost, that cost often time, would have saved them from a bad decision. It typically takes an hour, after which the specialist will prepare a report and detailed analysis of any infestations found.
Treating a termite infestation
To treat a termite infestation, you will need to contact the pest control company. Your termite inspection will provide you with some insights, especially on the process of eradication. After the procedure has been completed, you can assess the damages and work with your contractor to fix them.
For future purposes, you need to practice a few things to avoid them, like keeping your house dry and directing water away from it. You can also keep woodpiles and mulch away from your house foundation.
Seeking a termite professional
Your termite inspection should be carried out by a licensed and experienced pest inspector. When in the face of a termite infestation, there is barely anything you can do without a professional. The ideal action is getting in touch with a pest control company, and that is why we are here. Give us a call, or perhaps fill our contact form to begin.