Termite inspections are a normal part of buying or selling a home. During the inspection process, a professional will examine the home for signs of infestation and damage, and prepare an inspection report for termites. These reports can be difficult to read and understand for the average person, however. If you have ever had your home inspected for termites, then you’ve probably struggled to interpret a termite inspection report. Below are a few tips on how to read and comprehend your report.
Why Do I Need A Termite Inspection Report?
Anyone considering buying a house (or their lending company) will take certain steps to make sure there is no damage to the structure of the home before the purchase is finalized. One of those steps is to get a termite inspection report from a professional exterminator. Also referred to as a “wood-destroying insect” or WDI report, this document lets the buyer know if the home shows any signs of termite infestation – either now or in the past – before the purchase is made.
Interpreting The Report
Reading the inspection report for termites can be confusing for the layperson. In Arizona, this report is typically three pages long and includes 15 different sections and a diagram of the inspected structure. Sections 7-10 of this report will indicate if any damage is present in the home, the nature and extent of that damage, and any additional comments the inspector may have regarding the infestation.
Termite inspection reports can be useful tools for home buyers and sellers alike. It is important to get a report from a termite specialist, however, to ensure you are receiving the best inspection available. At ACTION Termite Control, termites are all we do. Since 1969, we have specialized in the identification, treatment and prevention of termites. Other pest control companies simply don’t offer this level of specialized experience when it comes to providing termite inspections and reports. For more information about interpreting your termite inspection report or to schedule a termite inspection from the experts at ACTION Termite Control, call (877) 556-4131 now.