Despite their size, termites can cause heaps of serious and lasting damage to your home. If left to their own devices, they can threaten the structural integrity of an entire building within just a few years. That’s why it’s so crucial to catch an infestation as soon as possible. At Homeinex Corporation, we offer a termite report in conjunction or independent of our typical home inspection services. To ensure you receive the help you’re after, let’s review what a termite report entails.
What Do We Inspect During Our Termite Report?
The termite report process includes a visual inspection of the interior and exterior of your home. Our home inspectors will analyze key areas – such as wood fences, deadwood, and cracks in expansion joints – where an infestation is most likely to occur. They will look for the telltale signs of termites or other wood-destroying organisms (WDOs), including mud tubes, shed wings, or frass (termite droppings). After the inspector wraps up the inspection, they will break down their findings in the termite report.
What Information Does the Termite Report Provide?
Our home inspector will reveal the findings to you, whether evidence of termites or other WDOs – such as boring beetles or wood-decaying fungus or mold – is discovered or not. Our termite report covers the following information:
- Visible Evidence of WDOs: Our home inspector will inform you of the locations where evidence has been found of termites, such as hollow wood or discarded wings.
- Infestation Activity: The termite report will identify whether the infestation is inactive or in process.
- Conditions of Vulnerability: We will inform you of any conditions that are conducive to a termite infestation, such as non-pressure treated wood used for decks.
We will also inform you of suspect areas of the home that were inaccessible or obstructed, as we’re only permitted to perform visual inspections. We are also not able to provide referrals for termite specialists or contractors.
Understanding what a termite report entails will ensure you receive the services you expect. A termite report is ideal when selling a house, and you should not wait until a buyer shows interest to call for an inspection, as it’s best to eliminate the problem early. At Homeinex Corporation, we offer termite reports for as little as $100, which is a small price to pay to ensure your home is pest-free. If you are concerned your home may have termites or are just looking for peace of mind, contact us today.