Check for Termites Before Buying a New Home

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Buying a home is a significant investment in this competitive market. As a result, many potential homeowners are waiving inspections in order to get into the home of their dreams and get a leg up on other buyers.

While this may sound tempting, the last thing you want to do is throw your money into a deteriorating home. It is wise to never skip the inspection, especially for detecting termites.

Why Inspect for Termites

Termite damage costs unsuspecting homeowners 5 billion dollars each year, which is more than tornadoes, hurricanes, or flooding. So save yourself the nightmare and hire a specialized termite inspector. Take a look at some other reasons:

  • Termite Damage Goes Undetected at Walkthrough: A home infested with termites may not show any signs if you don’t know what you’re looking for. You may feel that the house is in tip-top condition and does not need an inspection. Do not make that mistake.
  • General Inspections Can Miss Signs of Termites: Even if you hire a general inspector to look at your home, they are not trained to spot termite infestations. A licensed termite inspector will be much more likely to catch a problem before it is too extensive.
  • Catch It Early for a Decrease in Repair Costs: Catching the termite problem early will significantly reduce your repair costs. This is why it’s essential to hire a specialized inspector to look into a potential termite problem.

A licensed termite inspector can help you detect some early signs of an infestation. They will survey every room in your home, including cabinets and wood flooring. Here are some signs you can spot yourself:

  • Inspect all areas where wood comes in contact with the ground
  • Look for soft spots in the flooring or walls
  • Beware of stairs that give when you walk on them
  • Look out for problems with the gutter system

You can be sure that your potential home is free of termites when you call Riche’s Termite and Pest Service at (951) 233-7697. Our team will inspect your home thoroughly so that you can rest easy with your new investment.