Infestations by termites and other wood destroying insects cost homeowners thousands of dollars every year. That’s because these destructive pests tend to work under cover of darkness or in places like basements and crawlspaces where people rarely go.
The result can be massive damage that costs hundreds or even thousands of dollars to repair.
Are you considering purchasing a home in Delaware, Pennsylvania or Maryland? If so, then contact Pro-Spect to carry out a full-service termite and WDI inspection. This is the best way to identify an ongoing pest infestation or to find out if the home you want to buy was ever infested by wood destroying insects.
When it comes to buying a home, you deserve to know the whole truth. Contact Pro-Spect today to schedule a termite and WDI inspection.
While termites are the most common cause of damage to wood in residences, there may be other culprits at work. These include:
• Carpenter bees
• Carpenter ants
• Powder post beetles
• Old house borer beetles.
Termites are the most destructive of these. Usually, if the damage becomes apparent even to the homeowners, this means that the infestation has been going on for years. Fixing all of that damage can be an expensive pain, but it’s definitely something you want to know about before you buy a home.
In this part of the country, wood destroying insects are an incredibly common problem. These issues are so common that some banks actually require a WDI inspection before they will approve financing on a house.
Even if such an inspection is not required, it is always sensible to have one performed. That’s because these inspections ensure that you really know everything about the house you want to buy. You may be able to negotiate a lower price because of the damage or require that the seller get rid of the infestation and repair the damage before the transaction goes through.
The inspector will need to access the basement and attic as well as any crawl spaces. It may be necessary to ask the occupant to move furniture or items in storage so that a full inspection can be carried out.
Because of drywall and plaster covering much of the home’s structural framing, it is only possible to visually inspect approximately 10 percent of the wooden framing. Nonetheless, this frequently is sufficient to reveal any termite activity.
At Pro-Spect, we understand how exciting it is to buy a home. You want the process to move along as quickly as possible, but it’s sensible to be well-informed even if that requires more time.
A comprehensive termite and WDI inspection is one more way that you can protect your investment and protect yourself if you’re serious about buying that property. Without a WDI inspection, pests may literally eat your home out from under you.
Pro-Spect is a locally owned, family-run company. Our inspectors are your friends and neighbors, working hard to protect you as you make one of the most momentous purchases of your life.
In addition to looking for signs of termite damage, Pro-Spect offers a full menu of home and commercial inspection services. Wherever you are with regard to your real estate transaction, contact Pro-Spect today. Our inspectors are dedicated to protecting your interests so that you can make a fully informed purchase decision.
Sleep easier at night with termite inspections performed by the experts at Pro-Spect.