Whether you’re buying or selling a home, a termite inspection is
a great investment. If you’re buying a home, having a termite inspection
performed on the property prior to purchase can tip you off to any possible
termite damage so you can come back with a counter-offer or look for a
new home entirely. As a seller, you stand to benefit from a termite inspection
by providing a report that substantiates your claims made about the quality
and condition of the house. Before you contact a
pest control company in Los Angeles, look through these FAQs about home termite inspections for answers to
Q: Are inspection reports required?
A: Although state law does not require a termite inspection report before
the sale of a property, many mortgage lenders do. In any case, it is highly
advisable for a buyer to schedule an inspection as close as possible to
the close of escrow and for a seller to get an inspection before the home
is put on the market.
Q: What information is included in the report?
A: The law requires that
pest control inspection reports note any structural damage resulting from wood-destroying insects or fungus.
The report must also identify conditions around the home that are likely
to lead to future termite infestations, such as excessive moisture, earth-to-wood
contact, and faulty grade levels.
Q: How long is an inspection report valid?
A: All pest control inspection reports prepared in California are valid
for two years. If you are buying a home and presented with a termite inspection
that is more than two years old, either request the homeowner pay for
a new inspection or schedule one yourself. It’s a small price to
pay compared to thousands of dollars in termite damage that could be just
out of sight.
Center Termite & Pest Control can provide you with a thorough termite
inspection. Our pest control professionals are trained to identify signs
of termite infestation. If termites are found in your home, we offer a
wide range of organic and inorganic treatments. Call us toll-free at (888)
612-1814 to learn more about our
termite extermination services in Los Angeles.