As we all know, termites can be highly destructive. These little insects are the worst and can threaten the foundation of your home and turn your life into a nightmare. Unfortunately, not many home owners pay much attention to these creatures and because they are so tiny, many only realize a looming problem when it’s too late. Did you know that millions of homes are attacked by termites every year? Given the destructive force these termites carry with them, inspection could save you thousands of dollars and perhaps even your home. Termites don’t travel alone and you don’t need to spot one to realize you need inspection. Remember that these insects could consume your entire wood structure in a few months and this is why more and more home owners need to have regular inspections as a precautionary measure.
It is recommended that you have a termite inspection on your property every year along with your routine maintenance.
Why You Need Termite Inspection?
There are different types of termites and the most common are dry wood, subterranean and damp wood termites. The best way you can deter a colony of these termites from taking over your home is by controlling them and this is where an inspection comes in. Though not easily identifiable with the naked eye, a professional could quickly tell you if your home is infested. Many people assume that termites only infest homes made with wood but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Regardless of whether you live in a brick or stone home, it’s important to realize that termites have no boundaries and they will feast on any piece of wood structure including frames. The worst part is that they leave the exterior part of the wood intact after eating through the internal structure which is even more dangerous since it makes them almost invisible. The only way your home is truly safe is with a regular inspection. The extent of termite damage to U.S homes is billions of dollars every year. Do not let your home be a part of that statistic.
Termite Inspection 101
For those who are curious as what really goes on during an inspection, here is what you can expect. The inspectors will come in and inspect the structure which is usually the exterior parts for signs of termite activity. Rest assured that whether these termites are hiding under your floor board or walls, they will be identified and you don’t have to worry about your home being destroyed in the process. If there is termite activity, the level of risk is identified and you will be given a few tips on how to prevent such infestations and a treatment quote. If the real condition of an area in your structure is not determined at the moment, further inspection may be required.
Most people will tell you that they do not have termite problems simply because they are not clearly visible on the surface. Remember that termites work from the inside to the outside. If you can see visible signs of damage, your problem is deeper than the surface. Protect your home today with regulartermite inspections.