Termites are among the quietest and most destructive pests that can invade your home.
Damage caused costs more than $5 billion in damages annually to American homes.
It’s one of the reasons that a termite inspection is required as part of a real estate transaction – because it’s important to make sure that the buyer knows exactly what they’re getting.
If you’re unfamiliar with termite inspections, you should know that it is a visual review of the home inside and outside, including crawl spaces, basements, and attics, for evidence of damage to wood surfaces.
And if you are planning a real estate deal, you need to protect yourself by ensuring that you get a quality and comprehensive termite inspection by a company decades of experience – Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination.
Getting a Termite Inspection
- New Home Termite Inspection Standards: Did you have your home built from the ground up? If you did, there should have been termite inspection and treatment before, during, and after construction. If that wasn’t completed, your home could be at risk. Consider getting a termite inspection to check for damage since your home was built.
- Foundation Construction: Have you had an addition built on your home? Even the smallest disturbance can cause damage to the barrier between your home and termite points of entry. If you’re made changes to the concrete slab, we recommend calling a professional pest control company to be sure your home is protected.
- Ongoing Termite Inspections: Often people think of an inspection when they are building or purchasing a home but you can get your home inspected at any time. Termites love to travel and build large colonies. If your neighbor has termites, it’s time to get your home checked. Call Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination.
- Neighborhood Activity. Termites don’t understand walls or fences. If your neighbor has termites at their home, it’s likely a neighborhood problem, not limited to their property.
- Treatment Frequency. You may have heard your home needs to be treated for termites annually but that may not be the case. At Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination we recommend carrying the annual warranty for your last termite treatment so that if evidence is found, you are covered.
If it’s time for you to sign on the dotted line and you need a termite inspection to make the deal go through, don’t settle for anything less than the best termite protection