Termites are every homeowner’s nightmare. They are tremendously destructive and the damage caused by these pests can be long-lasting.
Fortunately, there’s always a way to reduce the chances of suffering from termite infestation.
The best measure is to carry out termite inspection on a regular basis, done by a professional.
The process involves inspection of the interior and exterior surfaces for any signs of termite activity.
What are the signs of termites?
There are several indications of termite infestation and you can also be able to pick the signs on your own. However, as a non-professional, it may take time before you start noticing them and by then there may already be damages.
So, it is important to have a professional carry out regular inspections in your home. Some of these signs include:
- Mud tubes
- Damaged wood
- Pile of broken wings
- Buckling paint
- Termite droppings
- As well as live termites
Key areas to inspect
Besides the attic, garage, and other crawl spaces, other focus areas are wooden structures like wood fences, deadwood, firewood, and wood mulch.
Any cracks in expansion joints and bricks could potentially be entryways for termites, so, it warrants an inspection too.
How long does it take?
The inspection time depends on the size of your home, but generally, it isn’t a long hour’s task. After the inspection, inspectors give out the findings and advice on the way forward if an issue is found.
Need a professional inspector in Flagstaff, Arizona?
There are several companies with expertise and highly trained technicians in Flagstaff, AZ, and the surrounding 90-mile radius.
High Country Home Inspections, LLC is a leading inspections company, specializing in home inspections including inspections for termites. Call today for free estimates.