Does a Michigan Home Inspection Check for Termites and Pests?
Are you buying a new home and wondering if a home inspection checks for termites and pests? If so, you’re not alone. Many homebuyers are concerned about the potential for damage caused by these destructive pests. At Thumb Home Inspection LLC, we understand the importance of knowing if a home is infested with termites or other pests prior to purchase. That’s why we always looking for termites and pests as part of our home inspection. With that being said a pest inspection is different from a home inspection. If you choose to add on a pest inspection to your home inspection, it will be a more in depth then what comes with a standard home inspection. Lots of time this is required for VA loans. VA loans require this and should be paid for buy the seller and not the buyer. VA loans have other requirements than a standard conventional loan. VA loan requirements are similar to FHA loan requirements.
When you hire Thumb Home Inspection LLC to evaluate your potential new home, a licensed inspector will conduct a thorough visual inspection of the entire property, including the exterior and interior of the home, as well as the foundation and the surrounding area. Our inspectors look for signs of termites or other pests, such as wood that has been eaten away, mud tubes, or live insects. We also check for areas of moisture that can attract termites, such as leaky pipes, gutters, and downspouts.
In addition to a visual inspection, Thumb Home Inspection LLC also offers termite and pest inspections using specialized equipment. We use a thermal imaging camera to detect termite colonies and other pests that may be hiding in walls or other hard-to-reach areas. We also use a moisture meter to identify areas of excessive moisture that can attract termites.
It’s important to note that a home inspection does not guarantee that a home is free of termites or other pests. In some cases, a home may have been infested and the damage may not be visible. That’s why it’s important to hire a qualified inspector who is trained to identify signs of termites and other pests.
At Thumb Home Inspection LLC, we take our commitment to our clients seriously. We understand the importance of a thorough home inspection and we always strive to provide the highest quality service. Our inspectors are licensed and have the experience and knowledge to identify potential problems, so you can make an informed decision when buying a new home.
If you’re in the market for a new home, don’t leave anything to chance. Make sure you hire a qualified inspector who can provide a thorough inspection for termites and other pests. Contact Thumb Home Inspection today for more information about our home inspection services. We’ll make sure your new home is safe and sound.