Homeowners are constantly fighting off unwanted pests and furry creatures, and perhaps one of the most destructive is the termite. These small, yet mighty, pests cause homeowners more than $5 billion in home repairs every year, making termite inspections essential. Here at TLC Home Inspections, PLLC, we know just what to look for and we can help you get rid of these pesky bugs. The integrity of your home is at risk, so here are several benefits to having an inspection done this spring.
1. Identify Colony Origins
A springtime termite inspection can help you identify where the colony originated and how it got into your home. Over the winter, these little destroyers found their way into your home through a crack in the foundation or a hole in the siding. Once you know how they got in, you can make the necessary changes or repairs. If you live in a wooded area, it’s important to have one or two inspections done per year to ensure your home hasn’t been invaded.
2. Get a Professional Set of Eyes
If you think you have termites, hiring a professional is the best way to confirm your suspicions. Termites can go undetected for months or years under the untrained eye. Professionals know what signs to look for and where termites are likely hiding in your home. They have the experience needed to make a diagnosis and set a treatment plan.
3. Save Money
During a termite inspection, a pest management professional will also look for other signs of unwanted houseguests. This additional information can be helpful and save you money by ridding your home of these additional pests before they have a chance to nest and multiply. Plus, spraying for multiple pests at once will ensure you don’t have to call the exterminator again in a few months.
Your home is a sanctuary that can be invaded at any time by small animals, insects, and mold spores. If you’re looking for a professional who can handle a termite inspection, contact our team at TLC Home Inspections. We also offer comprehensive home inspections for buyers and sellers, mold inspections for current homeowners, and specialty inspections should you need one to install a pool or add onto your home. We offer all of our services to residents throughout Marble Falls, San Antonio, Round Rock, Georgetown, and Austin. Give us a call today at (512) 900-2191, or schedule your inspection appointment online.