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Termite Inspection Checklist

02/23/2021   — Termite Inspection Checklist

To prepare your home or listing for termite inspection, make sure the following items are completed before our inspectors arrive:

  • Secure all animals that may be uncomfortable with strangers.

  • Provide inspectors with access to the entire exterior of your home, including decks, patios, and outbuildings.

  • Clear approximately 2’ around the interior perimeter of the garage to allow inspectors access to the entire facility. Built-in storage containers do not need to be removed.

  • Open all window coverings (particularly blinds)

  • Provide access to every room, including closets and storage areas.

  • Make sure the sub-area and attic access points are located and accessible.

  • Have all utilities on; water, electricity, and gas

Some of the tasks performed for a termite inspection include running the plumbing to check for leaks as well as inspecting around windows and door frames for any cracks or crevices. Our termite inspectors will often use a termite inspection probe to find weak looking areas around your home to check for damage. 

A termite inspection typically takes place for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours depending on the size of the home and the nature of the findings. The next business day our inspectors will send you a written report with photos and estimates for repair.