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Termite Inspection

There is a lot of stress when buying a home. Even though it is exciting to think about all of the incredible benefits that lie in the future, there are still hurdles to overcome on the way to that bright future. If you’re making the move to buy a home, you’re going to have to consider many details that could make you miserable in your new home purchase.

The last thing you need is to realize a year or two down the road that you purchased a money pit. You may discover that there could be a termite infestation in your dream home. Having a termite inspection completed in your home will give you the advantage to know what you will be walking into.

When termites attack a home, they come up from the ground and feed on wood. The wood they are most likely to feed on are support timbers. This can weaken those supports and create a cascading problem throughout the structure of a home. Over time, doors and windows will begin to stick or open and close freely, walls will begin to bulge, ceilings will sink down, and floors will have a dip or a slant. It can be incredibly difficult to fix this kind of damage, and it is the kind of damage that can plague a homeowner for as long as they own the property.

Below we have listed the top benefits of a Termite Inspection:

  1. Subterranean termites can be extremely difficult to detect. These wood-destroying pests live in the ground or inside the wood they feed on. Worker termites rarely expose themselves to the air because it is harmful to them. A certified termite inspector are trained to identify the signs of a termite infestation and conditions that may lead to an infestation.
  2. When you find evidence of termites before a purchase, you have the information you need to decide whether or not you’re willing to move forward with that purchase.
  3. If you decide to move forward and buy a home that has had some termite damage, the cost of treating the termite infestation falls on the seller, not on you. And you’ll have guidance in what proactive methods are available to protect your investment from termite damage for the life of your home.
  4. You can’t put a price tag on peace of mind. Termites are a billion dollar problem for property owners in the United States but it is a problem that can be prevented. It all starts with a proactive termite inspection before the sale.

When choosing to have a Termite Inspection performed you are giving yourself the advantage of knowing what you will be purchasing with no hidden surprises. Give us a call today to schedule your Termite Inspection!

Home Inspection Austin | Home Inspector 507-721-3771