Benefits Of A Termite Inspection
April 30, 2015
Is there really any benefit to getting a termite inspection? Only if you're selling a house. Or buying a house. Or living in a house you've put a lot of money into. Oh, and if you live in a home you plan on putting a lot of money into. Other than that, you don't need a termite inspection.
People who definitely don't need a termite inspection.
Termites can't live where there are harsh cold temperatures and hard dirt. So, Eskimos and scientific researchers in Antarctica don't need a termite inspection. They can go about their lives eating blubber and ice fishing the days away.
Another people group that definitely doesn't need a termite inspection are people who have built their homes entirely out of stone or metal. This is very rare, though. Even doomsday preppers who build their homes out of metal shipping containers have some support structures, window panes, or exterior decking, made from wood.
Why do I need a termite inspection?
If you're buying a home, a certified termite inspection can save you from buying a money pit. There is nothing worse than paying for someone else's mistakes.
If you're selling a home, a termite inspection can help you get termite damage fixed and put that cost into the sale price of your home. Termites are a silent pest that can infest a home for years without detection. If you go to sell your home and find out you have termites, the buyer will demand that you have the termite damage fixed before they will close. You'll either have to foot the bill or hope to find a new buyer.
A home is an investment. Whether you've paid on it for years or are just beginning to pay, the last thing you need is a colony of termites weakening your support beams and damaging load-bearing walls. This kind of damage is difficult, and sometimes impossible, to fix.
The truth about termite inspections.
Anyone can check a home for termites, but only a certified termite inspector is trained and qualified to determine for sure if a home has termites. These insects can even get past a certified home inspector who is trained to look for potential problems. Because of this, some states now require a certified termite inspector to fill out an NPMA-33 form, to be sure that no wood destroying organisms are present. Whatever your situation is, make sure to protect your investments with a proper termite inspection.
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