What Happens during a Termite Inspection?
During a termite inspection, an inspector will conduct an analysis of your home and its surroundings. A professional is trained to identify any potential sites of termite activity in the home, such as points of entry and termite damage to the home’s structure. The inspector evaluates the exterior of the home, including the fence line, garden, sheds, and garages. There is also an interior inspection to determine if walls are hollow. Tapping walls can help inspectors know if any damage has already been done. Inspectors then use a moisture gauge to check the moisture levels around the doors and windows. A higher than normal level could be a sign that termites are present.
Once the inspector is done, he or she will prepare a comprehensive written report that will detail findings and any recommendations. Some inspectors will also use modern devices, such as thermal imaging cameras, to see if there is a termite infestation. After a termite inspection, you may need a plan for proper termite treatment.