What to Expect at Your Termite Inspection

Termite inspections play a crucial role in safeguarding properties against the destructive impact of termite infestations and preserving their value and structural integrity. Collectively, across the country, the average cost in the Unites States when it comes to termite damage is over $6 billion! It’s important to remember that it’s not if your home gets termites, but more likely a matter of when!

In this article, we will go over what you can expect during your termite inspection.

Everything, Everywhere Must Be Checked

The main goal is to inspect inside, outside, over and under your home and property. You want to make sure nothing is left unturned.

You Must Be Home

It is important that you are available so your technician can explain what they will be doing during your inspection, as well as discuss any current concerns you may be having. No two homes are the same, so every inspection is completely different.

What Happens During Inspection?

A thorough inspection identifies the conditions, avenues, and sources for any termite activity. Once your inspection is completed, you and your tech need to go over findings and recommendations, especially those relating to your initial concerns. Most of the inspection is performed outside; however, your tech will still require access to your entire property to complete this inspection. This might include the attic and crawl space, if applicable.

How long will my inspection take?

Depending on the size of your home, the termite inspection should take anywhere from 45 minutes to 90 minutes. This time includes our inspection and a review of our findings. It’s important to remember that attention to detail is key for your inspector, searching high and low might seem time-consuming, but it is worth it in the long run.

What information will be provided to me at the end of the inspection?

Your inspector will review and provide you with a copy of the comprehensive graph, detailing any issues or concerns that were found during your inspection. We will also review and provide you with a copy of our service agreement, which will include a detailed explanation of the services we are recommending along with pricing.

Why can I not purchase my service over the phone or online?

No two homes or landscapes are exactly alike, and neither are their treatment methods. That’s why it’s important to complete a full inspection of your home and property – inside, outside, over and under. This includes a thorough analysis of your entire property so we can identify unseen conditions, avenues and sources of any potential problems and create a proactive plan to eliminate them and prevent them in the future.

Can my service be performed the same day?

In emergency situations, yes. However, typically it is best to start service the day following the inspection, based on what’s convenient for you.

Massey Services’ termite guarantee is one of the most comprehensive programs in the industry. Here’s what you get:

  • We cover the cost of repairing any NEW termite or wood destroying insect damage with an unlimited retreatment and repair guarantee.
  • We cover the structure AND contents of your home.
  • We inspect the property every year, not just the first year.
  • We allow you to transfer your termite protection when you sell your home.

If a termite issue emerges, we keep coming back until it’s completely solved … at no cost to you.

Protection Against all Wood Destroying Insects

Our Total Coverage Termite Protection includes protection against ALL wood destroying insects. This includes:

  • Eastern Subterranean Termite
  • Formosan Subterranean Termite
  • Drywood Termite
  • Powder Post Beetle
  • Old House Borer

Our Total Coverage Termite Protection even includes a direct termite treatment to exposed wood in the attic and crawl spaces. Early detection means property protection, cost savings, and prevention of major health risks. If you want the peace of mind of knowing your home is protected from termites and wood-destroying insects, reach out for a free, no-obligation termite inspection now.