What to Expect From a Termite Inspection and How to Prepare?
There are some things that a homeowner never wants to hear. One of those things is “you have termites.” Termites are wood-destroying organisms that can cause extensive damage to your home. The best way to prevent or treat a termite problem is to have a termite inspection conducted on your home.
Tulsa Home Inspections
Tulsa residential home inspections should include checking for termites. If you are purchasing a home or want to make sure that your home continues to be in good condition, a termite inspection will be beneficial.
The inspector will arrive at your home, or if you are having Tulsa commercial inspections being completed, and they will begin by looking around the base of your home. Subterranean termites like to burrow around the edges of your home. The termites will leave mud tubes visible around the foundation. These tubes are what they use to enter and exit the area they are infecting.
Next, the tech performing the Tulsa home inspections will enter into your home. They will go into your attic or basement, or crawl spaces to look for termite damage. These are the most common areas because they are dark and often damp places. The tech will also check areas that may be infested with dry termites, a type of above-ground termite that looks for dry wood only.
Tulsa residential home inspections will take an hour or two to complete depending on the size of your home and if there is any apparent evidence of termites such as swarming. Homeowners should be prepared to make sure the tech has access to crawl spaces and any other low traffic area like your basement or attic. You will also want to make sure that the base of your house is free from debris so that it can be checked thoroughly.
Tulsa Commercial Inspections – Termites
Commercial inspections for termites are conducted much the same way that they are for residential settings. However, these inspections may take longer to complete because many businesses have more crawl spaces, more wood or pallets piled up, and have more exterior space that needs to be checked.