There are so many things to consider when you move that it can all be so overwhelming. You have to check the safety of the neighborhood, the school districts, the foundation, the layout, the price, and the structure. The structure is what we’re here to help you with. In comparison, it’s much easier to touch up some paint or replace a door than it is to build upon or patch up an unsound or deceptively damaged house structure. We want to take the stress off of wondering or guessing whether or not you’re moving into a house that will hold up for years to come.
Termites cause over $5 billion in property damage annually. Their damage can be undetected unless you know what to look for. It can take years before a warning that you’ve been infested with the little hungry creatures can become apparent and termite damage isn’t always covered by insurance. The best thing you can do as a potential buyer is request a pest inspection specifically for termites before you purchase a home. Command Pest’s inspection technicians are thorough, examining all areas of the home from top to bottom. You will receive a report relaying if damage was found and a cost to fix the issue. At this point, you will be informed of the home’s structure and can make an educated decision on moving forward.
If a purchase is made, it’s smart to inspect annually to ensure your home is staying in a condition that is safe for your family and prime for reselling. In between inspections, remember to keep everything in and around the home dry, store firewood 20 feet away from home, and inspect for mud tubes used by termites to get to more wood for dinner.
This is just another case of preventative pest control being far less expensive than post damage pest control. It pays to be pest control proactive.