What Is A Termite Inspection?

February 18, 2014

What Is A Termite Inspection?

February 18, 2014

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If you’ve noticed signs of termite damage in your home, you are definitely in need of professional termite treatment. The first step to getting the treatment you need is calling an expert to conduct an inspection of your home. Most homeowners, however, often wonder, “What is a termite inspection?” The following is some basic information about what a termite inspection from ACTION Termite Control entails.

How Long Does an Inspection Take?

The typical termite inspection takes less than an hour to complete, depending on the size of your property and the extent of the infestation. It is important that the inspector have complete access to your home and all structures on your property, however, so you need to be home while the inspection takes place.

What Do Inspectors Look For?

So, just what is a termite inspection? When inspecting your home for termites, an exterminator will look for all of the following:

  • Signs of termite infestation: The first thing inspectors will look for are signs of a termite infestation. This may be piles of swarmers wings or termite feces, mud shelter tubes leading to entry points in your home, mazes on exterior walls, or even chips and cracks in the foundation.
  • Type of termites: The treatment recommended for your infestation will largely depend on the type of termites you have in your home. For this reason, your inspector will determine whether you have Subterranean termites, Drywood termites, or another species of termites invading your home in order to recommend the most effective treatment for your infestation.
  • Extent of damage: An inspector will look for signs of termite damage to determine how long you’ve had termites and estimate the age of the colony or colonies on your property. Signs of damage may include warped, cracked or crumbling wood, wood that sounds hollow when tapped, or other indicators that termites have damaged the timber, drywall or furniture in your home.

How Much Does an Inspection Cost?

While some exterminators charge hundreds of dollars for a termite inspection, ACTION Termite Control offers this service for free to homeowners in Phoenix. For more answers to the question, “What is a termite inspection?” or to receive a FREE inspection from the experts at ACTION Termite, call (877) 556-4131 now.

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