When buying a home, you need to know that it is structurally sound. There are various factors that can affect a home’s structure such as water damage as just one example. Another thing that can literally eat away at your home’s structure is wood-destroying insects. Especially if the wood is used for major support beams within the home, these destructive insects can, over time, render it unsafe for your family.
While termites are one of the most common bugs that come to your mind when you think of wood-destroying insects, our trained and certified inspectors also check for carpenter ants, carpenter bees, powder post beetles and any other critters that might be snacking on a house you’re considering buying or looking to sell. Our inspectors have a trained eye for spotting signs of termite activity and that of similarly destructive bugs. Soon after completing our inspection, we provide you with a complete report that will accurately assess any issues your home may face with these types of insects in order to help you decide what to do about it.
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When you entrust someone to check your home for insects that could damage it, this is a serious responsibility that we don’t take lightly. At Inspection Professionals, all of our inspectors are trained and certified, so you’ll have confidence that they can do the job required of them competently and professionally. Having conducted over 8,000 inspections of various types on residential and commercial properties, you’ll know your inspection is far from our first foray into this field.
At Inspection Professionals, we perform a wide variety of inspections, and we are fully trained at all of them. Given the unique threat that certain kinds of bugs can pose to a home you’re considering buying, you want to know the inspection will be accurate, so you know what you’ll be getting into. With over 25 years of experience under our belt, you’ll have no worries when you call and schedule an Inspection Professionals inspector to handle your wood-destroying insect inspection.
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Although termites are not the only wood-destroying bugs you need to worry about, they are one of the most common. There are definitely warning signs of termite infestations, and if you see any of them, don’t hesitate to call for an inspection. Also, it’s recommended to have any home you’re buying inspected.
It is estimated that termites alone cause approximately $5 billion a year in damages to homes throughout the United States. Their presence can weaken wood support beams and, over time, render your home unsafe.
Yes, we do general home inspections that check the overall structure and major systems of a home as well as radon, pre-concealment (pre-drywall), sewer scope inspections and well flow inspections. We even give training and lectures on this subject to builders associations, corporations, educational institutions, homeowners associations and other groups.
Simply call us or fill out our contact form here on our website. One of our helpful staff will let you know our availability, and we should certainly have appointment times available that are convenient for you as well.
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Do you need a wood-destroying insect inspection today? Perhaps you had a regular inspection that checks the overall structure and systems of a home you’re planning to buy and the inspector saw signs of what might be pest infestations, and you want to make sure. You may also have spotted bugs yourself and aren’t sure what they are. Your home is a major investment, so don’t take any chances. Contact us at Inspection Professionals today, and we’ll make an appointment for the day and time that is best for you.