Congratulations are in order if you are in the market for purchasing a new home. If it’s you’re first house or perhaps just moving to a new one, buying a home is a wonderful and exciting experience. What’s less than exciting, on the other hand, is finally having a new house but finding out that termites and pests have caused structural damage. Before you transfer to your new home, it’s crucial to perform a termite inspection so you can avoid unexpected damages and unforeseen costs.
Termites Can Damage Your Home
You might be surprised to hear this but termites could actually cause more than $5 billion worth of property damage every year and are referred to as silent destroyers because they can easily chew through wallpaper, flooring, and wood. Although it one termite will need 3100 years to eat all the wood in a 1000 square foot home, termites are never alone. As a matter of fact, termite colonies could range by the thousands or as many as millions, based on the termite species. Different colonies could also live together in a single acre of land, which means millions of termites can have access to your house at any time. The parts of your home that are at risk of termite damage are the slab foundations, which are places where wood comes in contact with dirt as well as inaccessible crawlspaces.
Get A Termite Inspections Before Purchasing A House
You will need thousands of dollars to repair the damage cost by termites. The cost will depend on how much wood has been devoured, how long has the colony existed, and the location of the damaged wood. The repairs done to a house are usually much more expensive compared to the original building costs themselves.
This is the reason it is crucial to get the house a termite inspection in Myrtle Beach first before you finalize anything.
A termite inspection is a lot different from a basic home inspection in that the termite inspection evaluates the physical structure of a home, from the roof and down to the foundation. When performed by a professional pest control expert, a termite inspection usually takes an hour to finish.
The termite specialist or pest control expert will check and probe the house from the basement and up to the attic for indications of termite damage. These indications would include swollen floors, buckling wood, and spots that seem to be suffering from water damage, as well as mazes within the furniture or walls. Termite infestations tend to smell like mold or mildew.
Once the inspection is finished, the pest control Myrtle Beach expert will submit a report and detail all the infestation found together with the cost estimate to get rid of them.
Always remember that your termite inspection must be handled by a licensed pest control specialist. Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need termite inspection or if you want pests eliminated from your home.
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