Preventive termite inspection – a must for your home
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Preventive Termite Inspection – A Must for your HomeWhy is it that the issue of prevention crops up only when dealing with termites? Why is it that othercommon household pests are taken care of only when they strike? When you think of protecting yourhome from any disaster like hurricanes or earthquakes you have it insured. But a termite attack which isno less a catastrophe is not covered. These killer creatures are so dangerous that no insurance companywill cover a loss from it.Termite attack is not noticeable until you look very carefully or regularly monitor the areas around thewoodwork like windowsills, doors and door jams. Even the decorative potted plant in your living room orthe trees in your garden are not immune from it. Some tell tale signs are dark colored droppings on thewood. This is a mark of a slight attack and can be treated at a small cost. If you find brown coloredchannels, it means a severe attack with colonies of termites eating away the woodwork below. In bothcases, immediate action is required.However, it is always better to call in professionals for a comprehensive termite inspection of your home.Their trained eye will not miss even the slightest signs of the pests. If your house is clean, you can sleepin peace. If there is any problem, they have the expertise to make your home termite free, howeversevere might be the infestation.If you are buying a house, there are certain mandatory escrow inspections to be done before you sign onthe dotted line. Include an inspection for termites here. You will not want a house that is literallycrumbling due to termites. Have it cleaned up and deduct the charges from the cost of your house. It is aonce in a lifetime experience and you should take no chances on it. Once it is done, you will have lastingtranquility of mind in your new home.There is another area you should be careful about. If you are building your house, be wary ofsubterranean termites. These strike at the very foundation and will weaken the structure. For this reason,architects incorporate anti termite measures in the building plans itself. An expert termite exterminatorwill pre treat the foundations and surrounding places with chemicals and seal it. It will take care of theissue and protect your house from the basement up. This should be compulsory in your house-buildingagenda.There are companies which will carry out a free limited termite inspection of your house. It is suggestedthat you should call them in at periodic intervals. This is especially true for people staying near the coast.Termites thrive in humid climate and extra care must be taken in this regard. Any laxity might lead tocostly repairs or replacement of entire woodwork. Don’t procrastinate. Take action now.For any termite related problems in the Bay Area, get in touch with Hitech Termite, a company with yearsof experience in eradication of termites. They use the latest tools and methods and ensure that you arenot inconvenienced in any way when they work in your house. For more details, log in towww.hitechtermite.com.