3 Things a Homeowner needs to ask their Termite Inspector

3 Things a Northern California Homeowner needs to Ask a Home Inspector about Termite Inspection

Any Northern California home owner will agree that routine home inspections for termites can ensure safe and stress free living; well unless you live near a noisy neighbor! In recent times, many state agencies and regulatory authorities have made a serious attempt at making the Northern California residents aware of routine termite inspection in their homes.

On such authority is the State of California Department of Pesticide Regulation Structural Pest Control Board, which publishes factual and informative advice on the importance of termite inspection at homes.

Question 1: Does the service provider offer a free inspection to gauge the extent of termite inspection, subject to which, a paid service will be requested?

According to Structural Pest Control Board in the state of California, not all termite inspectors or inspection service providers have the necessary credentials to carry out their jobs. If a home owner engages more than one inspector to provide the free inspection, then their relative professionalism and methods of conducting business may help the home owner to take the next step.  

Question 2: Will the inspector provide a termite control inspection report?

The inspection report becomes useful if a homeowner is planning to sell the home although the inspection report in North California will be valid for two years. Even though the state of California has not mandated an inspection report for property sale, many home buyers or home-mortgage lenders will to agree to a sale transaction without this report.

Question 3: Can the termite inspector provide a list of past references?

According to this University of Kentucky, Entomology Department article, this may be the most critical question that a prospective or existing home owner in Northern California should ask before proceeding with a home inspection for termites.

Many other important considerations like what kind of termite treatment methods will be used, whether the use of chemicals can cause any damage to the members in the family or the environment, whether the pets have to be removed from the premises have to be worked out before going forward with a termite inspection.

However, the above three questions can help you shortlist one reliable inspector from a list of available termite inspection service providers. Now if the Sacramento Kings would just win more games everything would be swell!

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