How to Know if You Should Have Your House Inspected for Termites
From moving out on your own for the first time and living in a tiny studio apartment while eating mostly Ramen noodles and takeout to learning how to host a spaghetti and garlic bread dinner for you and your friends in your very own home, life is full of adventures both big and small. Without a doubt, one of life’s big journeys is purchasing your first home. When purchasing a house, there are a lot of details to track. It can be challenging for first time home owners to know which questions to ask and who to go to for answers. When compiling your list of potential home must-haves, along with your favorite features such as a wood burning fireplace for chilly evenings or a garage with parking for two, be certain to ask for a termite inspection to ensure that your new home isn’t infested with termites.
How often should I have my house inspected for termites?
Certainly, you should have your house inspected for termites as part of the purchase agreement when buying it. In fact, lenders in many states require a full termite inspection on a house before financing. Also known as a termite bill, this protects both the buyer and the lender. Because houses sometimes show little to no damage, a termite infestation can often go undetected for years. The good news is that, with a little effort on your part, extensive termite damage is avoidable. It is recommended that you have your house inspected for termites annually.
Why should I have my house inspected for termites annually?
If you have your house inspected for termites annually, you can catch a problem before it gets out of control. You don’t want to wait three, four or five years before catching a termite infestation. A lot of damage can be done in that many years. Don’t wait until the damage is extensive and irreparable. Catching it sooner will mean less damage to your house, less expense out of your pocket and more peace of mind that the home in which you’ve invested is in good shape.
What can I expect from a termite inspection?
You can expect a professional to inspect both inside and outside your house. They will look for signs of a termite infestation such as mud tunnels, which are pencil width passageways that termites travel in and are commonly found near the foundation of a house, as well as for wood that sounds hollow when knocked on. Professionals are termite experts who know facts such as that a termite eats wood from the inside out, so your house could be infested without your knowledge. You can count on a professional to do a thorough examination of your home’s interior and exterior, searching even hard to reach places such as crawlspaces, attics or basement stairs for signs of damage. Don’t try to inspect your home for termites by yourself. Call your local pest control Connecticut and set up a professional termite inspection today.