Termite Inspection Reports
Wood Destroying Pest and Organisms Inspection Report
Better known as a Termite Inspection .
The standard (Full) termite inspection will cover the following details but not limited to just these items.
The inspector may point out other conditions in his report that are connected or related to an infestation.
- Exterior siding and trim
- Windows and doors and trim
- Excessive moisture condition
- Foundation systems; all concrete slabs and any flooring or floor coverings
- Porches and steps, decking and patio covers
- Roofing system for indication of leaks. Note we are not roofing contractors but do look for leaks and damage
- Rood gutters and skylights and vent systems
- Sub-structure framing and supports, all moisture conditions and plumbing leaks and poor ventilation
- Interior plumbing flooring
- Uneven walls/ floors/ceiling
- Kitchen and bathroom plumbing systems
- Water heaters, furnace systems, interior walls, flooring, ceilings, cracks, settling condition and water stains
- Attic areas looking for water stains and condition of damage
Please note: This inspection is looking for wood destroying pest and organisms (AKA a termite inspection report), sometimes called a pest report.
If it can eat a house and is recognized by the Structural Pest Control Act as a Wood destroying pest and organisms then it should be part of a termite inspection report.
These reports cover all this and can cover so much more.
Many times a client that is not selling or buying a home but rather is a homeowner that has discovered a termite infestation may request a limited inspection and would like one of our inspectors to come and take a look at the evidence. They may not want or need an inspector to look at every wall, closet or bedroom/bathroom. So we are asked to only look at the areas of interest the client has found evidence of termites or Wood Boring Beetles. We always inform the client on the value of a full inspection.
Many times we do not see the termites anywhere inside or outside of our homes. But that does not mean they are not there
Doing what they do. To a termite our homes are but a tree that is dead.
We see termites flying about mostly after a short rain. They may only swarm once or twice a year and you may not see them until they have done considerable damage.
EXCELLENCE EXTERMINATING inspectors are experts in knowing the location and signs of a termite infestation, we thoroughly inspect your building looking for:
- Excessive moisture conditions
- Earth to wood contacts
- Termite-damaged or hollow-sounding wood
- Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper and siding with open voids or blisters
- Small piles of sawdust under flooring or along baseboards (dry-wood termites)
- Piles frass or body parts or even a single wing
- Along with many hard to notice termite indicators. Sometimes only an inspector with years of experience can find these little guys.
- Mud tubes built for protection while termites travel above ground (subterranean termites)
- The Infrared Thermal Imaging camera has become a major tool in the hands of a termite inspector.
Termites survive on the food content of wood. Wood is a major common building material in buildings throughout the United States. Many commercial buildings have unknown infestation of termites. The hard fact is that termite infestations do more structural damage every year than fire and floods combined.