The Owners Blog
My Promise to You
Choosing the right Inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals, you probably will not get to meet me until after you hire me. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods and yes, different pricing.
One thing for sure is that a home inspection requires work, a lot of work. Ultimately a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector's own effort. If you honor me to be your inspector, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort.
This is my promise to you.
Since 1997, Excellence Exterminating has helped over ten thousand families buy and sell their homes in Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties.
Drywood Termites and Historic Buildings
September 5, 2014
Sonoma County is an amazing place to live and work, so rich in history and full of life and just about perfect weather all year around. One part of life in Sonoma county is the drywood termite.
As a local termite company, EXCELLENCE EXTERMINATING CO. INC was honored with the contract to provide Inspection and treatment service to The Bell Tower of the Sonoma town square building.
Working on an old building like the Sonoma Town Square Bell Tower is very exciting and a fantastic opportunity to study the drywood termites. We know the building is around 100 years old. The trees used in the construction of this old building may be well over a 1,000 years old.
An old wise tale says that termites will not eat redwood. We know this to be a false tale.
Redwood trees first cut down and still fresh have a black sap-stain that is a natural inhibitor against termites, wood boring beetles and wood destroying fungi. But as the new cut boards dry out, the redwood board can then be eaten by Termites and Beetles.
Ron Bibler is A Level 1 ASNT Certified Thermogapher. American Society for Nondestructive Testing. With the use of our BX320 FLIR Infrared Thermal Imaging camera we can see the amount of wood a termite has excavated out of the center of a board. This is very important to our inspection of a historic building.
Termite Inspections and Infrared Thermal Imaging
February 18, 2014
This state of the art technique uses thermal loading of hot or cold injection to show the inspector the exact location of the infestation and show the inspector how good of a job at killing termites he has done. This is the most effective way with proven time tested results.
EXCELLENCE EXTERMINATING technicians can identify and isolate the specific locations of drywood termite activity, Subterranean termite activity and expose these areas for our Cold Compression Injection treatment system.
This interior dinning room ceiling had a very bad problem. But no one could see the roof leaks/damage. The power of the FLIR Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera Exposed this roof leak saving this buyer Thousands of dollars in repair cost. No one could see this roof leak. Real Estate agents had been looking over this area for sometime as the house was up for sale. But our eyes could not this problem. Turns out this ceiling had more then just some wet and damage sheet-rock. The roof framing above this ceiling was damaged by FUNGUS and MOLD due to a roof leak.
Infrared Thermal Imaging should always be a part of your inspection program. Ask your Real Estate agents if they like the power of the FLIR Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera. You just may be surprised by the answer you get…