Why You Need To Get A Home Termite Inspection (and What To Expect)
Termites are prolific all across California. The wood-destroying organisms love wood and moisture, so the state provides the perfect environment. Now, you’re probably well aware that real estate costs in the state remain higher than the national average. However, no matter how much you spend on a home, you want it to be termite-free. Therefore, CalPro Inspection Group encourages you to get an inspection. To that end, we share what you can expect from a termite inspection.
Termites Can Be Dangerous
Termites can live in your home unseen for years. By the time you notice their signs, it may already be too late. Certainly, signs indicate a much bigger infestation. Over time, termites can cause significant structural damage to your home. Consequently, extensive remediation and home repairs can take all your money. Finally, you must report extensive termite damage, which puts you at a disadvantage when you sell.
These Signs Indicate Termite Presence
Initially, you may not notice termites living in the home. After all, they’re small, and they generally feed on the wood housing components that aren’t immediately visible. If you notice any of these signs, the odds are good that you are dealing with a termite infestation, and you should get a termite inspection immediately.
- Shed wing piles
- Termite pellet droppings
- Mud tubes adhering to outside walls and wooden beams
- Piles resembling sawdust nearby any wood
- Signs of wood tunneling
- Swarming, winged insects resembling ants
The Termite Inspection is Extensive
When you get a termite inspection, you can expect a thorough investigation. The inspector will carefully observe signs of termite presence, such as what we just described. In addition, they inspect the crawl space, the attic, and the outdoor space around the house. The inspector uses both a trained eye and professional tools to identify their presence, assess the damage, and make recommendations to remediate. Finally, they issue a report with their findings along with potential options to consider. The process is fast, affordable, and highly beneficial.
CalPro Inspection—A One-Stop Shop for Inspections
CalPro Inspection Group provides various inspections and other services in Greater Sacramento and the entire Bay Area. We offer both commercial and residential inspections. Additionally, we perform various specialty inspections, such as mold inspections, HVAC inspections, pool & spa inspections, and more. Request a quote, schedule an inspection, or call (800) 474-3540 to speak to a professional.