New Jersey Termite Inspection
Termites are some of the most destructive insects around. The problem is that you don’t always see them. Termites can go undetected for months, only to be found when it is time to inspect your home for sale. In high risk areas, such as New Jersey, it is often best to get a jump on the problem, rather than wait until you see clear signs of infestation.
Inspect Before You Buy
The damage that results from a termite infestation is significant. Termites get into the wood framework of a home and begin to build their nests. As the workers chew up and digest the wood, they create voids. Those voids can compromise the structural integrity of the house.
Don’t settle for an inspection certificate provided by the seller, make sure to hire a professional who works for you. Your pre-purchase inspection should cover two concerns; current infestation and/or damage and areas where there is a significant risk of future problems. Our licensed and reliable inspectors will evaluate more than just the areas which are easily visible.
Common Areas that need Inspection
If accessible, the attic as well as any crawl space and basement will be evaluated for termite infestation. Termites like areas which are damp, so they are most likely to be found in areas you don’t see. That is precisely the reason you need a professional to assess each New Jersey property you might be considering, before you hand over your hard earned money to the sellers.
New Jersey Termite Prevention
Treating a home with a termite infestation isn’t a huge undertaking. Costs vary, depending upon the degree of the problem. Unfortunately, killing off the encroaching pests is the tip of the iceberg. The real expense lies in repairing the damage they have done. In some cases, that can run well into the thousands of dollars.
This is one situation where prevention is really the best solution. Once you have purchased a home it should be inspected every 2-3 years, at the very least, assuming there is no active infestation. Liquid treatments may last for several years, but just because they “should” doesn’t mean they do. Weather can significantly affect how long a treatment remains effective, and termites come back. A-Academy is ready and able to protect you both before, and after, you sign on the dotted line.