We inspect for evidence of wood-destroying insects that can damage your home.
What is a termite inspection?
What is commonly called a termite inspection is actually a “Wood destroying insect inspection”. Termites, Carpenter ants, Carpenter bees, Powder post beetles and Old wood borer infestations can do substantial damage to a structure. The fact is, we build houses out of dead plants. The lumber in your home can be a food source or can be damaged as a nesting location. This damage may be extensive and expensive to repair. The annual cost of treatment and repair of termites in the U.S. is estimated at 5 billion dollars.
We Offer An Unbiased Wood Destroying Insect Inspection
Sherlock Homes Property Inspections will conduct this inspection with a completely unbiased opinion with your best interests in mind. After carefully inspecting your new home for all common wood destroying insects, we’ll report any evidence of an infestation and / or previous treatments on the NPMA-33 Form from the National Pest Management Association.
A quality termite inspection will provide you with information about:
Termite Inspections are Perfect for SELLERS Too!
Although termite inspections are normally done for buyers, it is a great idea to do this same inspection before a seller lists their home. A seller can address deficiencies in their home by repairing them or by disclosing them to a potential buyer. It is not a good day to find out you have $5000, $10,000 or $20,000 in potential repairs after you’ve already agreed to a sale price.
So, why do you want us to conduct this inspection? Because we do not perform insect treatments on homes we inspect – we are able to give an unbiased opinion.