Ensure That You Don’t Have Termites
Termites can wreck havoc to your home. They can eat at the wood and weaken your house structural integrity. That is why you need to conduct termite inspection on a regular basis.
There is the option of doing it yourself, or getting professional help. Prevention is always better than a cure. You need to take preventive measures against termite infestation. One of these measures is to inspect your house periodically.
What does the inspection entail?
The first thing that any good termite inspection will do is to identify the existence of any termites. This is done inside the house and in the surrounding environs. If termite tubes are discovered, then you know that there is a termite infestation.
The tubes are tiny trails that the termites make to serve as tunnels for transportation. They protect the termites while offering a good road for traffic. Depending on how long the infestation has been there, you could find one or a complex myriad of termite tubes.
The termites make the tubes using saliva and other material like digested wood. The tubes are visible above ground although termites are known to be subterranean insects. A detailed termite inspection will easily reveal any tubes inside or around your home.
The inspection covers the exterior of the house especially around the house perimeter. Checking the foundation is a must and getting rid of things like lying wood, dead bushes around the home is necessary. All around the house (on the parts made of wood), you should check for decay and termite tubes.
Inside inspection of your home might take a bit more time. Each room should be given a thorough look through. Spotting decay and tubes inside the house may be made difficult due to the furniture and other things inside the house. Drywalls should be inspected carefully to see if there are any raised spots that may show the first symptoms of termite infestations.
The duration that the inspection will take will depend on various factors. These include size of the house, inspection of interior and exterior, complexity and design of the home. Some inspections can take up to 3hours or more. Most critics say that the inspection should be done at intervals of twelve months. This will help to keep termite infestation at bay since you will be aware of any infestations.
Large homes can be a real challenge if you decide to take the “do-it-yourself approach.” It might be more expedient to hire professional termite inspectors. They know where to look, what to do when they find infestation, and can do so in less time than you would.
You should use the services of professional licensed termite inspectors. They can give you a report detailing the condition of presence (or absence) of termites. They will advice you on the termite high-risk areas of your house for you to keep an eye on.
Investing in a termite inspection of your home is investing in the future of your home. It is making sure everything is copacetic and termites are nowhere to be seen.