The primary reason for a real estate pest inspection is to learn if there are any wood destroying organisms present or if there were some in the past that left unrepaired damage behind. At Quality Control, Inc., we believe that buying a home should be exciting and know you want to avoid an unwise investment leaving you with a “money pit” on your hands. We are very thorough with our real estate pest inspections, so you can have peace of mind that your dream home can be exactly that. While we check every part of your home, here are the key areas that we always include in our inspections:
- Attic- Even if your home is made of concrete block construction, the attic is framed with wood. Don’t think that just because it is far above the ground that pests can’t find their way there. If you do not have an attic, we’ll still check under the eaves for any sign of pests.
- Basement- This part under your home holds up everything else, so it is critical that a real estate pest inspection cover the support posts, subflooring, and joists.
- Crawlspace- If you do not have a basement, you likely have a crawlspace, and the same rules apply. We pay extra attention to crawlspaces because they often provide easy access for termites because they are usually surrounded by earth, not concrete.
- Wood additions- If you have anything built onto your home, such as a deck or pergola, this can inadvertently welcome termites and other wood-destroying organisms. We will also alert you to any conditions around your home that could be inviting, such as a wood for your fireplace that is stored too close to your home.