A termite inspection is a free service that can literally save you thousands of dollars. Termites can cause damage to your home 24/7 and will not stop until you intervene. If an inspection reveals that you have an infestation it provides you with the opportunity to eradicate the termites quickly and stop the progression of the damage. Halting the damage is the first step in protecting your home and saving yourself on repair costs. A termite inspection will provide you with important information about the condition of your home. You will find out if you have an active infestation or if there are signs of one from the past. The inspection report will also outline any damage that has already occurred. In situations where there is an infestation, the inspection report will provide treatment recommendations.
An inspection is also valuable if you do not discover an infestation. A clear inspection can provide you with peace of mind and options for ensuring that your home remains protected. If your home has never been inspected for termites the best time to have it done is now. If you suspect termite activity in your home, a termite inspection should be high on your priority list. If it has been a while since your last inspection you should also consider setting one up.
If your home has never been inspected before
If your home has never been inspected for termites you need to get it scheduled right away. You may unknowingly have termites eating away at the structural wood of your home. Unless you have previous experience with termites it can be difficult to recognize the signs of activity or damage. It is common to get a termite inspection during the process of purchasing a home. If you are buying a home for the first time, do not skip out on this important service.
If you suspect termite activity
If you suspect termite activity in your home, scheduling a professional inspection is the first action step you need to take. Signs of termite activity include the presence of mud tubes, swarmers near your house, and damaged wood. Any of these elements can point to a termite infestation. You can confirm or assuage your suspicions by getting a professional termite inspection.
If it is time for your routine inspection
A termite inspection is not a ‘one and done’ type of service. This is because termites can still infest your home after you receive a clear inspection report. Swarmers are termites that fly away from a colony to search for a new place to infest. If there is a termite infestation down the road from your house it puts your property at risk. Getting routine termite inspections – based on the recommendation of your termite pro – is a way to ensure that your home remains termite free.
A termite inspection is a valuable service that can help you protect your home. If you find yourself in any of the situations mentioned above, get in touch with the pros at TAPS Termite to schedule your free termite inspection.