Inspecting The Exterior Of The Building
A Termite Inspector who inspects the exterior needs to have a certain amount of knowledge as to where the termites can hide – possibly in wet and clammy areas which they are attracted to. The Inspector needs to look out for wood piles that may be around the house which is touching the ground. This is a breeding place for termites who love to gnaw through wood. Termites are not fond of concrete and any house that is about 36 inches higher than the ground may not be infested with termites as a house that has a wooden frame which touches the ground.
You can not rule out the fact that termites will not be found in brick buildings or in concrete foundations. Termites can worm their way into cracks if they feel that they can get to the wood on the opposite side. They are attracted to wet areas and moisture, so if there is water around the home along with wood, the termites will head there. While a visual inspection of the exterior is essential, always make sure that you detect signs of termite infestation while inside a home.
The Convenience Of The Termite Inspection
The home owner does not need to be at home when the Inspector comes for an inspection – this is extremely convenient as the owner can go about his own business outside and he will see the report that the Inspector leaves in the mailbox when he gets back. The Inspector can come at a time convenient to him instead of arranging appointments that need to be suitable to both. In case termites are detected, then the owner will need to get in touch with the Inspector to find out how the problem can be solved with the use of chemicals.
There is no harm in making an inspection of your own in the interests of your home as you can do a preliminary inspection by checking for water around the foundation of the house or any other damp areas where piles of wood are stored. Termites are known to favor wet and damp areas and dark places – these are the places to look out for and you will need to remove wood that is lying around as also pools of water as these will attract termites and cause a termite infestation that can destroy the very foundation of your home. Termites will always leave a trail and tiny holes where they have dug into the wood – these are signs that you need to look for, and when you suspect that you have a termite infestation, you can get in touch with the Termite Inspector who will do a professional analysis and advise you on the treatment you will need to adopt.