If you’re buying an existing home, having the home inspected for termites beforehand can save you headaches later. Most home inspectors often are not thoroughly trained to inspect for termite damage. So make sure you find a qualified home inspector to do so. Early detection can save homeowners substantial repair costs.
A termite inspection is typically an expense paid by the home buyer, but it’s worth the cost. Most purchase agreements are contingent on the results of the home inspection report and a valid termite certificate.
The termite inspection will provide potential homebuyers with a written report. These reports outline both any existing damage or infestations and areas that could potentially cause future infestations. The results of these reports should not necessarily deter a home buyer from purchasing the home in question but instead allow to negotiate and have the damage repaired, when necessary.
Tennessee Dep of Agriculture, Commercial Pesticide Applicator Core and Category 12 (Wood Destroying Insects). License #137880