Termites and other wood-destroying insects can cause a lot of expensive structural damage to a home. Unfortunately, many home buyers decide not to have a termite inspection on their soon-to-be home in order to save time and money. Burgess Inspections, Inc. recommends that you have a termite inspection before purchasing a property. Here are some reasons why it would be in your best interest to move forward with a termite inspection before you sign the contract.
Termites Are Destructive
You probably already know that termites are destructive, but perhaps you don’t realize just how destructive they are. According to Orkin, termites cause approximately $5 billion in damage to around 600,000 homes in the United States each year. Once a homeowner discovers termite damage, they will spend an average of $3,000 to repair that damage. The damage they cause can range from very minor and not requiring many repairs, to the rare cases where it’s so extensive that the entire house needs to be demolished.
Termites Aren’t Always Easy to Spot
Termites do a good job of living undetected until you see visibly see the damage they have caused. Since they eat wood and can even cross through plaster and metal siding to get to their food source, they are capable of causing structural damage that makes your home unsafe to live in. Many homeowners don’t realize that home inspectors do not inspect for any type of pest or termite infestations and that they must specifically order an inspection just for termites. The experts at Burgess Inspections, Inc. will come to your house and provide an unbiased assessment of your home to ensure you don’t have a termite infestation.
Schedule Your Termite Inspections Today
At Burgess Inspections, we stand behind our services with a 200% money-back guarantee. Our team provides the highest quality service with advanced technology and cutting-edge tools to perform home inspections, commercial property inspections, and other specialty inspections. Contact us at (844) 804-9219 to request a quote or schedule your professional termite inspection. We help clients throughout Harrisonburg, Staunton, Gloucester, Henrico County, Chesterfield County, and all areas near Richmond, VA.